I love to feed my face with real food and this is my latest fix—garbanzo bean flour! Make a hummus salad dressing and then make extra for a face mask or make a garbanzo bean Italian flatbread and use the excess as a face scrub—I totally love ingredients that double up and do more! Garbanzo bean flour, which is very popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, goes by a few names: to some, it’s known as chickpea flour or cici bean flour and to others, it’s gram flour or besan. To me, any name is good as long as it’s beneficial for my skin and this stuff is top-rated! This flour is a great DIY beauty ingredient that can benefit our skin in so many ways! In addition, it is gluten free! \ ˚▽˚ /
Going green is fast becoming a lifestyle for me. You might have noticed that I’ve even changed my header to reflect that. But besides beauty products, I’ve also been using more cleaner and greener household products to battle the dirt and grime at home. It all started with the Method All-Purpose Surface Cleaner—a product I’d used, liked and then re-purchased. I found the brand to be cheaper at iHerb.com and began buying other products like the dish soap cleanser and hand wash. Soon, one thing led to another and I was ordering other brands of earth friendly household products.
Even though I have a few commercial body scrubs in my stash, I like to use a DIY scrub on some days, mainly out of boredom and wanting some novelty. That or to get rid of some ingredients in the kitchen. Anyway, many ingredients can double up as homemade scrubs but without a binder like yogurt or honey, they disintegrate quickly. So the other day I was making my tea with the disposable tea bags and looking at them, I thought hey, these make perfect scrub bags! I must have been inspired by the Jo Lauren Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Bags!
Going by the price tag alone, the Argentum Apothecary La Potion Infinie is definitely a luxe moisturizer. Yet, this is no ordinary luxe moisturizer. Every part of the patent pending fusion—from the name, the 99.5% naturally derived ingredients, the ultraviolet onyx-colored glass tub, the 12 Argentum archetype cards and the signature scent—was created to imbue a sense of mystery and mystique befitting a unisex cult beauty product.