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Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Enjoy the cleansing, purifying benefits of activated charcoal in this face wash bar! Learn how to make a homemade activated charcoal face wash bar with melt and pour soap. Activated Charcoal Face Wash About 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to try Beautycounter’s charcoal cleansing bar.  Let me tell you, it’s amazing.  As in, the best face wash bar I have ever tried. One bar of it actually lasted me almost 2 years, and I used it every. single. day.  In that time, I had significantly fewer breakouts, and more hydrated, healthy skin.  I can’t give this soap enough stars. You can pick up this face wash for $25 a bar (which, it…

Caramel Apple Dipping Bar

Learn how to make customized caramel apples with a caramel apple dipping bar! Fun for kids and adults of all ages! Whenever you walk into a grocery store and see big bags of caramel candy next to displays of apples, you know it’s caramel apple season! Caramel apples are an iconic part of fall, enticing children and adults to indulge in seasonal apples, dipped in gooey caramel, and coated with a variety of toppings.  My kids love caramel apples, and it is frankly one of the few times I can get them to eat apples without some resistance. My 8-year-old daughter had a sleepover at our house last weekend, so I decided to setup a caramel…

DIY Rosewater Face Mist

Tired of paying $30+ for a bottle of rosewater face mist?  Learn how to make your own luxurious spa-quality DIY Rosewater Facial Mist for less than $2 per bottle! Rosewater and Santa Fe About 5 years ago, I went on a girl’s weekend trip.  At the time, I had a 2-year-old, was incredibly unfulfilled in my marriage (to a narcissist), and really, really, needed a weekend away.  My dearest friend, who lived in Colorado and who was recently divorced, agreed met me in Santa Fe. When we got there, there were heavy clouds in the sky, a skyline of snowy mountains, and an abundance of green trees (which are things often taken for granted in…