– What are you usually doing with a butter package when butter is finished?
– Me? I transform it into a feet mask
The grandma of one my classmate, years ago, was looking younger than others. Her skin beauty was a matter of talks among all three female generations: us (teenage girls), our mothers and grandmothers. As being in good relationship with my classmate, I asked her to find out that beauty secret from her grandma. The secret appeared to be as much sensational as simple. Here it is: while cooking in her kitchen, the grandma was always putting any food on her face, like a “while-cooking mask”. So, if there was a bit of mayonnaise going for salad or potato puree – a drop of it would appear on her face as a mask, if that was a cream – it was going for a mask as well, right there with no specific preparations and rituals. Continuous for years “while-cooking mask” gave its results – the grand-ma was looking as a young-ma!:)
These days I decided to renew the knowledge and put it into an action, because nothing works better than an action, a dynamic process of live and experience. I need to say, I found my way of “while-cooking mask” for not to spook relatives at homeJ Herein is the recipe of my “while-cooking mask” for feet, to make them feel nourished and shinyJ More so, it contributes to almost infinite use of the products, saving tons of money after years. Lets start!
Paper packaging for butter (when butter is finished)
How to apply it?
Take a paper packaging for butter and rub the remnants of butter into the feet
Let it stay for 30 min or more (depends just on your cooking process in a kitchen) and later remove excess of a “while-cooking mask” with a paper towel
Should also work well for feet if using cream, cow butter or Ghee
Margarine should generally be avoided, as for feet, as for refrigerator, as for cooking
Vegetable oil is not working well for this easy cosmetic recipe, because it is difficult to apply it on dry feet
Because butter packaging material is multi-layer and not 100% paper-made, apply it very gently to feet skin. Do not apply to a face skin for the same reason
Yes, in my case it is the teethpaste, not toothpaste, because I will use it for teeth not for one tooth:) As these days English is one of the most popular languages to communicate among different countries and nationalities around the World, it gains even specific attention, as for example, word formation scheme. I understand it is a way we (English-speaking) talk, but…what does our subconscious mind think about it? Only one tooth to clean? And was it made by one hand? (hand-made:) or by hands? (hands-made:) )
Diatomite powder, 50 g
Soda (purified), 1 tsp
Salt (milled from crystalline salt into a powder), 1/2 tsp
Sage leaves (dried and milled into a powder), 1 tsp
Water (purified), 120 ml (or 120 g, it is the same amount)
Guar gum, 1/8 tsp
Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp
Cedar essential oil, 3 drops
How to make it:
In a bowl, mix carefully and slowly (with a whisk) diatomite, soda, salt and sage
Add water and mix well again
Add guar gum (the mixture will become thick) and mix well
In a big spoon, melt coconut oil over hot water bath then add essential oil
Add melted coconut oil with essential oil to the paste and mix well with a whisk. It is ready!
Always use a protective mask while preparing this toothpaste because particles of powder ingredients (especially diatomite) are very small and spread all around in the air, could affect lung function if in contact for prolonged time
Please. Please use only few drops of cedar essential oil. Any essential oil is a concentrated liquid and need to be used and handled with knowledge and care.
Clay is a very popular ingredient to make a base for home-made toothpastes or other products. However, I would like to skip it and replace with diatomite. In my opinion, clay (like white clay – kaolin, grey or cream in color – bentonite, or blue clay – illite) should not be used in hygienic and cosmetic home-made formulas for daily use. Because, in general, cosmetic clay like kaolin, bentonite and illite, contain higher amount of aluminium oxide (20-40%) if compared to diatomite (5-10%, but usually less than 5%) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Aluminium negatively affects synthesis of collagen (skin component) has negative impact on bone health (6, 7)
I skip all commercial toothpastes, even “natural” ones because of number of reasons. All varieties of toothpastes I use are my-made, home-made. For today, this one is the best for me. Approved by the Family!
Diatomite or diatomaceous earth is the fossilised remnants of diatoms, tiny planktonic algae residing in all of the earth’s waters. Diatoms belong to the phylum Bacillariophyta and are single celled organisms which possess a cell wall made almost entirely of silica (SiO2). This cell wall is formed by the organism through filtration of silica from water and is often referred to as the skeleton of the organism. The death of large numbers of diatoms in an area leads to sedimentation of the minerals present in the cell walls leading to large deposits suitable for mining. The remarkable property of these deposits is their high purity, often greater than 85% silica. As a result diatomite is both non-toxic and odourless, present naturally in large quantities and at high purities, subsequently it is available at low cost (4).