- Jan 27, 2002
Why the sea salt, and what oils?
I can try a cheap mix of olive oil and regular salt today.;-)
I can try a cheap mix of olive oil and regular salt today.;-)
Thanks for the warning. I don't follow that thread much, but since the forums have been quiet lately, I've decided to drop a eye on it this evening. I don't think I'll visit it again as there is nothing for me in here.Coug, buddy, if you're reading this, you might want to avert your eyes and go find things to punch, because this is some nancy-boy crap right here.
I couldn't help myself...Coug, buddy, if you're reading this, you might want to avert your eyes and go find things to punch, because this is some nancy-boy crap right here.
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I bought a tub of Lush Ocean Salt primarily because I got dragged to a Lush outlet and was there for an hour and a half while my friend tried samples. It's an exfoliating scrub. The saleschick (with a master's in Philosophy! From DePaul! $180k well spent!) told me that one of the things she does with it is shave her bits after applying it to reduce the relative level of skin irritation from bits-shaving. I bought it because the skin on my forehead and cheeks usually dries out in the wintertime and I want to scrape it off on a regular basis. Lush Ocean Salt is basically a mix of coarse and fine salt along with vegetable oil and a bunch of fragrances. It's edible and in point of fact it actually tastes pretty good.
I had been using Shaving Oil for a while, but a particular sort that has the same general scent as all the other stuff I use. It does help my skin for sure, and I think it's good for the razor blade as well (you don't care about that as much since your blades aren't $2 apiece). The shaving oil I was using is basically a blend of six or seven different vegetable oils plus Sandalwood for fragrance.
It was silly to have both products, so I made my own. I spent maybe $10 on some little bottles of essential oils, which can be found next to the Potpourri in a Walmart. I poured a bunch of salt in a little disposable bowl with a lid, then added some olive oil until the consistency is the same as the Lush product (It's kind of a slurry rather than feeling granular). Then I put in a few drops of fragrance. I also added a little bit of Whiskey since the Lush version has some Vodka in it for some reason. And I have a bottle of Whiskey that I pretty much don't use for anything ever.
The salt dissolves in whatever you're using to apply it to your skin (a rag or scrubby thing or whatever) after a little bit of scrubbing, so you're left with an application of oil for shaving purposes unless you rinse it off. At that point, break out the shaving cream and go nuts.
I shave in the shower under very hot water. After I get done shaving, I rinse my face in the coldest water that comes out of the tap and if I remember I also apply a moisturizer as well.
My complexion is better now than it's been since I was a pre-teen. It really does help. And ladies say I smell nice and look a lot younger than my age.
Years ago, there was an article that said boffins had figured out how to make your drink (beer, soda) go ice cold when opened. Unfortunately the idea never took off; probably too expensive to implement.I like the idea of being able to use heated soap on my face, vs the now 40 degree stuff that comes out of the Edge Gel stuff.
Sandalwood oil is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e! I like that fragrance, and was using a soap made with sandalwood oil. However, the price has risen steadily, and I've switched to a common, everyman soap now.... a combination of various essential oils (mostly sandalwood, which is also what my soap and cologne smell like) ...
I really can't, but it's really more like making a stew than baking a souffle. You can just kind of improvise with the basic ingredients and get something that will work.Merc, can you be a little more specific with the recipe? Type pf oil, quantities used, etc. ? I think a lot of us suffer from the shaving routine, and I'd like to make my own magic concoction as well.
Some of my stripper friends have had it done and have good things to say about it, but I think it's a little disappointing to just permanently kill hair follicles.LunarBits said:Real women get lasered.
People who are into herbal stuff bring up tea tree oil way, WAY too often for me to believe anything that's said about it. Vegetable oil as a moisturizer? Sure. As a fragrance? OK. Rub it on your skin to cure skin cancer? Treat diabetic neuropathy? Eliminate Psoriasis? Maybe not so much.You may also find tea tree oil beneficial.
That strikes me as a less than reasonable reaction. Although the word vegetable has been arbitrarily applied it usually refers to plants that you eat. DO NOT EAT TEA TREE OIL. Penicilin, otherwise known as a product of fungal metabolism, does significant good even if it can't cure cancer. Dont throw the baby out with the bath water.People who are into herbal stuff bring up tea tree oil way, WAY too often for me to believe anything that's said about it. Vegetable oil as a moisturizer? Sure. As a fragrance? OK. Rub it on your skin to cure skin cancer? Treat diabetic neuropathy? Eliminate Psoriasis? Maybe not so much.
Herbal remedies can claim any number of useful functions that are seldom borne out by clinical study. The herbalists counter-claim is invariably that clinical research involved some kind of improper application, but those are the same sort of mobile goal posts used in cryptozoology and "creation science."That strikes me as a less than reasonable reaction.
I hold this opinion as well, but my thoughts on it are that if they say it cures cancer, it might be good for indigestion. Even ionized water has a decent scientific argument, but not for making you live to 120.Herbal remedies can claim any number of useful functions that are seldom borne out by clinical study. The herbalists counter-claim is invariably that clinical research involved some kind of improper application, but those are the same sort of mobile goal posts used in cryptozoology and "creation science."
Manny, many years ago, a traveling circus had a contest. $100.00 cash prize if you could stay in a boxing ring for 1 minute with an Orangutan. After consuming a 6 pack of courage (or stupidity) I climbed into the ringTea:
First off, It looks GOOD on you;-)
Plus, if I was a 10th as strong and agile, I'd not need to worry about shaving.
Ever considered strength exhibitions?
You and a friendly gorilla would make us humans look like the truly underdeveloped wimps we are.
Have you ever thought of surfing? with your feet, arm length and weight ratio, you'd make Kelly Slater look like well, a human in comparison.