Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Can Do It Too!

Since I have helped create a DIY green website that can be used as a tool to find resources on different Do-It-Yourself and how-to projects, I thought it's only right if I show a couple projects that I have done. On our website, there are many different categories where you can find tips and projects on how to be more sustainable and create your own things with the stuff you already have. One category is beauty and I decided that instead of going to the store and spending more money on beauty products, I would just create my own. And here are two projects that I did:

1) Make a face mask using spoiled yogurt.

When you realize your yogurt is past its expiration date, find another use for it like making a facial mask. All you need is a cup of yogurt, a half a cup of honey and a cup of blended cucumber.

First combine the honey and yogurt, and then mix in the cucumber.

Then apply it to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. When done, wash you face and enjoy smoother and better looking skin without feeling guilty for spending and consuming.

Now for another DIY project:

2) Whiten your teeth with only a strawberry and baking soda.

Nobody wants gross yellow teeth! So lets whiten!
People can spend a lot of money a year on whitening strips and whitening treatments. However, whitening stips are not FDA approved and many question whether these treatments and stips destroys the enamel from the teeth. With this project you can protect your teeth, spend less and produce less garbage.
First get one strawberry and smush it up with a fork till its pulp. Then add a half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix both together. Use a toothbrush to apply onto your teeth and leave it for 5 minutes.

Brush your teeth thoroughly afterward to get the mixture off, and rinse with water.

You will have a whiter smile in no time!

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