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So fresh and so clean, clean

I’m leaving on a jet plane soon, so I spent some time in the kitchen re-upping on toiletries for my trip. In addition to my trusty sugar scrub, I made a second batch of a face cleanser and tried out a recipe for bug spray.

This face cleanser is something I dreamt up about 3 weeks ago using stuff that works for my skin. FYI, my skin is somewhere between a prepubescent boy’s and sandpaper, dream skin really. To make the cleanser, I used 3 tbs of kukui oil from Oils of Aloha, 4 tsp of castille soap from Mountain Rose Herbs,  2 tsp vegetable glycerin and 1 tsp of jojoba oil.

Stir it all up and funnel into used pump bottle. I’m using an empty 2 oz bottle from Shea Terra Organics and it filled up 3/4 of the bottle. Before each use, I shake the bottle a bit to ensure its mixed properly.

I wanted this cleanser to be moisturizing, so it bubbles when agitated with water without taking me all the way over to sudsy town. Don’t be fooled though, this stuff does clean.

Since I had all the skin stuff out, I also made a bug spray from this recipe. I don’t know how well this works yet, but it sure smells like it will work.

So now I’m all set with my homemade goods for my body in TSA approved 3.4 ounces or smaller bottles…I am a flying master.

Though I am excited for the change in scenery, I will miss these guys terribly.