Got Soap? A Volunteer in Peru put together this great tutorial on how to build your own soap dispenser! 

Materials : 2 liter soda bottle, 3 liter soda bottle, 1 “closet bolt” or other bolt (1/4”x 2”), 5 of ¼” nuts, 2 rubber washers, Africano contact glue, screw(s) to attach holder to wall. Drill & bit.

Remove bottle labels and cut off both bottle bottoms. Cut off top of the 3 L bottle, about 2” from cap, so that it creates a 2” diameter hole.

Mount the inverted 3L bottle on a wall or suspend by string as standard Tippy Tap.

Drill a clean 3/8” hole in the center of the 2 L cap. Smooth edges with steel wool or sandpaper.

Plunger assembly: Thread all nuts up to the bolt head, glue one rubber washer to inside of cap and the other to underside of bolt head (or nut), (contact cement MUST be slightly dry before assembly). Slide open end of bolt through cap hole and thread on bolt cap. 

Put the cap on the 2L bottle and insert entire unit into the 3L holder.
Fill with liquid soap (thicker the better). Coat the 2 washer contact surfaces with Vaseline for better seal.

Hand Sanitizer

I have already described how non antibacterial soap does not kill germs but merely suspends them in water so they can be rinsed off. Moreover, many antibacterial soaps only keep bacteria from multiplying and often do nothing to viruses. Alcohol kills germs by rapidly drying and in the process actually destroying the bacteria and viruses in the process. Moreover unlike antibacterial agents alcohol does not lower the effectiveness of other antibacterial agents leading to super germs because its action is mechanical in nature actually pulling the microorganisms apart physically.

Alcohol can be an irritant and a drying agent leading to chapped or dry skin if used frequently. Gel type sanitizers reduce this effect by adding aloes to the gel. They can be expensive if you use a lot of the stuff. All sanitizer is is alcohol and gel made from  carbomer and triethanolamine the same ingredients found in cheap hand moisturizing gels. To make your own all you have to do is buy some generic aloe gel and add upto 60% rubbing alcohol (ethyl works best) more or less depending on your skin sensitivity and dryness. The resulting gel is about 1/3 the cost of Purcell and can be adjusted to your skin type.

This gel takes 15 seconds to kill all the surface germs so rub thoroughly for at least this long covering the entire surface to be sanitized.

Things im ok with you doing
•using my stuff
• occasionally forgetting to turn the bathroom fan off
• waking me up in the morning because you have a question
• you putting your crap collection all over my bathroom sink
• you asking me questions
• you using words incorrectly
• you being in my room
• you using my clothes
• you wearing clothing several sizes to small
Things I’m not ok with you doing
• you using my stuff breaking it hiding it and waiting for me to find it
• you asking me about my boyfriends penis
• you taking, wearing, and STAINING my underwear because they are “cuter than yours”
• you using my razor to trim your pubes
• you trimming your pubes in my bath tub
• you leaving said pubes all around the tub for me to clean
• you dying your hair in my bathroom and leaving the black dye on the floor to forever stain the tile
Basically use your own god damn bathroom or im going to put vinegar in your makeup and lite your “expensive face wash” on fire

Good Habits

So the whole reason for this page is for change, but also haing a positive outlook at the sametime. To start I am going to list some habits I have that I am proud of and will continue in.

  • Daily Prayer and Devotion Time
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Dry Brush Before Every Shower
  • Brush, Floss, and Rinse with Mouthwash Twice a Day
  • Use Chemical Free Product on My Body
  • Water is my main drink
  • Go to Sleep Usually Before 9:30 Every Night
  • Read

Some of the things I want to focus on are

  • Spend More Time in Prayer and Reading
  • Grow Stronger and Deeper in Christ
  • Drinking More Water
  • Eating Healthy Whole Food Every Meal
  • Cut Out Soda, Sugar, and Fast Food slowly if necessary
  • Not Get Sick
  • Have a Healthy Body Image
  • Be More Active
  • Create Life Long Habits for Making Me Healthy

Ugh I really want to lose weight but I can’t figure out how to do it. Exercise is hard for me because I don’t have a lot of stamania and an extremely short attention span so it’s hard for me to do it. 

I eat healthy, so I don’t think thats my issue. 

I mean, I just don’t know how to do this when I can’t just…ask my mother for diet pills or anything. The rest of my family isn’t very healthy either - my sisters both have very thin waists and eat a lot but never gain anything. 

Does anyone have any tips??