DIY . Soft Scrub

DIY Soft Scrub | Te Amo Too

 There is no better thing than finding a good go-to recipe – okay, there are many better things, but I think we can all agree that finding a recipe that you can use time and time again is pretty great. And this soft scrub is one you will want to keep! It is non toxic and it won’t scour the environment like other abrasive commercial powders. The scrub leaves your surface clean and your conscience clear (see what I’m talking about here). Ingredients ¾ cup baking soda ¼ cup borax ½ cup liquid castile soap 1 tsp (90 – 100 drops) essential oils […]

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UPDATE . Vacuum Cleaner Dilemma

Vacuum Cleaner Dilemma | Te Amo Too

This is the post you all have been waiting for: the update on my vacuum cleaner dilemma! I know … very important right?! not! So which one did I choose? The answer is: The Shark Navigator Lift Away. Price I bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond and used my 20% off coupon. It came to a total of 172.79 dollars. So not that expensive – like a Dyson – but under 180.00 dollars like I wanted. Barely! Weight It is not the lightest vacuum on Earth, but it’s definitely lighter than the ginormous Bissell we had. It’s fairly easy […]

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DIY . Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

I get so giddy talking about skin care. I just love being able to make all kinds of different concoctions and this Apple Cider Vinegar is no different. If you’ve braved Oil Cleansing this one should be easy peasy. It was actually the first beauty product I ever made, fell in love with, and decided to make many more of. You’ve got to make this one! What is a toner? A toner is a product designed to balance the skin’s pH after cleansing, bringing it back to it’s natural level. When the acid mantle on the skin is disrupted, it promotes […]

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BIY . Money Jar

I don’t know if this happens to you or your kids, but my daughters always seem to find coins. Everywhere. Even when they are not actively trying to find some under the couch, or inside mommy’s purse, grandparents are always around to give them some! They would put it in little purses, in clothes, inside their play kitchen, basically anywhere they thought it was safe from each other. Eventually they would forget where they had left it and whenever they found the little piles of coins they would argue over whose it was. We needed a solution! I was shopping at […]

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Vacuum Cleaner Dilemma

Vacuum Cleaner Dilemma | Te Amo Too

We interrupt the regularly scheduled post to bring you the vacuum cleaner dilemma. Once upon a time, when my husband and I moved to the United States, we were given an old used Eureka vacuum cleaner. It was actually a very thoughtful gift because a vacuum cleaner is one of those things you really need as soon as you have a house – or an apartment in a married people dorm ;) A few months later, my favorite American holiday came along: Black Friday! Yes! Remember the days when it was actually on Friday?! So we decided to upgrade to a […]

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Ribbon Storage and Organization

Hello my peeps, it’s that time again: time do be OCD together! And today are going to talk about the best way to store and organize your ribbon. I don’t have a big crafting space. It’s not a room. It’s not a closet. It’s an armoire! It’s definitely enough for me, but it does mean that I have to be very intentional with what I have and how I organize it. To start my little project I downloaded the 4 Ribbon Cards shape from the Silhouette Online Store. I measured the inside of my box and sized the shape to […]

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Oil Cleansing

Not too long ago the thought of slathering oil all over my face made me cringe. It was one of the most difficult steps I took towards a healthier lifestyle. Let me put it this way: Imagine I was nominated for the (fictitious) “What Not to Wear On Your Face” show. Stacey and Clinton would gasp in horror watching the secret footage of me using a store bought, chemical filled, face wash . I would be put in front of a 360 degree mirror to be shown how my regular face wash was stripping my oils and damaging my skin. After some […]

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DIY . Cucumber Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

Hello, everyone! We started our exfoliating cleanser journey with a common ingredient in the beauty department: the tomato. And today, as we finish with the different recipes, I have another salad addition for your face: the cucumber. Cucumber is not that odd because we have all seen or experimented placing a couple of slices over our eyes. It is so refreshing, and this facial cleanser is no different! Cucumbers contain silica and caffein acid which reduce swelling (aka puffiness). They are known for brightening, soothing and cooling the skin. Both cucumber and hemp seed oil are anti-inflammatory. Which is why they work […]

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DIY . Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

I don’t know who the star in this cleanser is. Is it the always gorgeous, plump and beautiful looking strawberries or the rosehip oil – beauty secret of the stars like Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham? Did I spark your interest with all of the name dropping? Well, who doesn’t want to feel like a superstar?! Let’s try to get “close enough” by making this Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser together. Rosehip Oil comes from the expression of wild roses from the southern Andes. It contains essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene […]

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