apricot wheat

DIY Makeup Removing Emulsion

Sick of wasting too much money on makeup removers that contain nasty ingredients? Searching for a 100% natural and vegan way to remove your makeup? Maybe I have just a thing for you - an oil-based makeup removing emulsion that’s cheap, effective and kind for your skin.

All you need is only 3 ingredients and a container (I prefer using glass bottles with pumps because it’s easier to use and refill). The ingredients are: polysorbate 60 or 80 (these are emulsifiers used in cosmetics and there is no major difference between these, they work the same) and 2 types of oils. You can use 3 types of oils if you prefer, but I keep things simple with just 2 and they should be cold pressed oils. I use: jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil, wheat germ oil (only in small amounts because it can cause acne and it smells funky) and linseed oil. Last 2 months I’ve been combining apricot kernel oil with wheat germ oil and sunflower seed oil with linseed oil (one lightweight and one more nourishing).  

The amount of polysorbate should be 10-20 ml for a 100 ml glass container (the rest 80-90 ml are oils). If you want your emulsion to be “lighter” you can put more polysorbate, but I wouldn’t recommend more than 30 ml of it (for a 100 ml container). If you are using a larger container, like a 200 ml one, just double up everything. 

Usage: apply a small amount of the mixture on dry face with makeup using your hands and rub in gently. Rinse with warm water and dry face with washcloth. This process doesn’t dry up your skin so a moisturizer isn’t needed after (only if you have super dry or sensitive skin). 

I have been using this method for the last couple of months and I am addicted to this. It costs almost nothing because I always have some of these oils in my kitchen and polysorbate is cheap - around 4 US$ for 100 ml which lasts for 4-5 months, depending on how much you use. I always use the same recycled bottle so everything cost less than 2 US$ (!). I call that a winner my friends. 

metapphjores  asked:

Help! I have a lentil allergy and iron-efficiency anemia. I don't want to be eating a lot of meat but I am very sick of spinach! any suggestions?

(Remember I am not a diatician so please take any advice I give with a grain of salt)

I assume since you have a Lentil allergy, Chickpeas, Soybeans, and Peanuts are also out (but if they’re not, Hummus! Soy milk!)

Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds are high in Iron. 

A shit ton of cereals are iron-fortified nowadays. Breakfast foods ftw.
Many varieties offer 90 to 100 percent of the daily recommended value of dietary iron.

So many beans. Red beans, black beans, kidney beans… 

Apricots, Potato…  Peas
Whole wheat bread!

I’ve read you’re supposed to eat things with a lot of Vitamin C if you have Anemia, because it helps your body absorb the non-meat-based dietary iron. 

So have some Orange juice! Lemonade! Mango and Pineapple! Broccoli and Bell pepper! Raspberries! Cooked tomato has a buncha Vitamin C.

Chili. with ALL THE BEANS and potatoes and shred some pork into it.
Hearty soups with potatoes and beans and lamb and carrots. 

Lasagna with layers of cheese, meaty tomato sauce, and iron-fortified egg noodles. (or whole wheat noodles)  
Stir-fry with iron-fortified egg noodles, Broccoli, Bell Pepper, Cabbage, chunks of beef
Tropical fruit smoothies with Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, and some  kiwi slices + raspberries to top it off~ 
Throw some berries on your cereal with some chocolate soymilk (mind the lentil allergy - soybeans are legumes. Idk where your allergy line lies.) and have at it. 

Split Pea soup w/ chunks of shredded ham 

Hell, there are plenty of dishes where you can go with something hearty (pork/turkey + veggies) and make it sweet with slices/chunks of Pineapple to pair your vitamin C and Iron consumption. 



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More beer from my trip to the Finger Lakes.  I kept it local and bought an Ithaca variety pack from the grocery store.  Though it’s the summer, this pack was probably a fall or winter variety pack (the October 2011 date on the pack was a big hint).  Not pictured above is the Nut Brown Ale.  It’s not pictured for a reason.  Eh.

The first is the Cold Front Belgian Style Amber.  It definitely started off with the classic Belgian ale taste however, there was more of a malt presence in the aftertaste.  It was decent.

The Casca Zilla Red Ale was great!  It was malty and hoppy and the best out of the pack.  Red ales are one of my favorite styles…malt!!!

The Apricot Wheat Ale had an initially sweet taste of apricots.  There was a slight sour aftertaste that was a nice counterpoint to the sweetness.  It was pretty good.