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  • #19710
    BelindaSK
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    OK! Had to share this with y’all!!

    Just saw on a FB forum I’m on that a woman tried this recipe for a face mask she found on Pinterest. Activated charcoal and non-toxic school glue. Um, maybe it’s just me, but this sounds like a really bad idea! But, it is all over Pinterest when you do a search for it.

    Activated charcoal and Elmer’s Glue mask

    Any thoughts, Bees??

    #19717
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Uh, no. Glue is just yuck. Why on earth would anyone do that?

    #19720
    Marie
    Keymaster

    OH lordy LOL. Reminds me of the mouthwash/shaving cream (??!) one for feet haha. Or all the aloe gel + charcoal “mascara”. Like… do these people actually try wearing that stuff for 10+ hours before posting that “recipe”?! 😛

    #19728
    Penny
    Participant

    Seriously? Thank goodness I don’t play on Pinterest or look a lot on personal blogs anymore! There was the one woman who tried to convince her readers to apply cinnamon and clove powder to their eye lids as eye shadow. I mean sure a wee pinch of cinnamon in a face mask is one thing. Eye shadow? That stuff burns!

    Now I have to admit, I’ve been thinking about gelatin and charcoal nose mask to be honest with you. I cannot seem to get the pores on the tip of my nose to behave!

    #19729
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Clear gelatin would be different as it has no sugar or flavor to it. Sounds like it could be a deep peeling mask.

    #19771
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Thank goodness we all have some sense! I can’t imagine doing some of the crazy stuff people post on Pinterest and swear it works for them. I’m with Marie. Do these people try this stuff before posting?? I was seriously contemplating at one point posting some crazy recipe, swearing that it was the best thing ever, and seeing if people would actually try it and repost it. I couldn’t think up anything crazy enough that would also be harmless. Plus, my mind is too preoccupied with making stuff that does actually work! Haha

    #20370
    Joyful
    Participant

    Or recipes with equal amounts of oils and emulsifying wax for lotions. Or beeswax lotions. Those anoy me. Not if someone is just wondering, but the people who post the recipes go on and on about how it works great, with a picture of a perfectly smooth lotion. I doubt it.

    #20371
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    The thing that cracks me up about the beeswax lotions is when the author tries to explain that it may not emulsify correctly every time and “there could be some separation”. Ya think?!?!?

    #20373
    Penny
    Participant

    There is is one woman (and yes, I am using my scathing tone here) who has driven me up the bleeding wall. She mixes water with oils and then puts it into a squeeze tube using a piping bag. Telling all her readers that this emulsified lotion is fantastic! And will last for such a long time!

    Reading the comments are more entertaining than a day time drama program. Finally this woman closed down comments saying that readers must not have been listening to her instructions carefully and that’s why they got mold.

    #20381
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Lmao. Omg, how can that woman do that? Ugh

    #20386
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I am sooooo laughing at your scathing tone, Barb! I can just hear it now! Haha

    Yes, lady, I’m sure that only in your house do the laws of science and nature not apply. Everyone else is just screwing up the recipe….Nice! I’m sure the people who get mold believe her too.

    #20394
    Cynnara
    Participant

    I am speechless. Then again I probably would say bad things to that lady. Then tell her, I ain’t a lady, and you aren’t great at your art. Heh.

    #20400
    Misty
    Participant

    I get a kick out of all the lotion “recipes” that basically tell you to mix of several different store-bought lotions.

    #20405
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I actually tried that at the beginning of my DIY journey. It was very unremarkable. It felt like…oh, I don’t know….a bunch of lotions mixed together?!?!

    #20410
    Misty
    Participant

    Shocking, right? 😀 It’s not the act of combining a bunch of brand-name lotions that irks me…it’s calling them “recipes” and having titles like “Best DIY Lotion Recipe!” so that I waste my time clicking and reading through the fluff before discovering, “Oh, it’s just Eucerin, Aveeno, and Baby Magic. Bummer.”

    If I combined Captain Crunch, Frosted Flakes, and Cocoa Puffs I wouldn’t have a new cereal. I’d just have a sugar coma.

    Truth in advertising. It’s kind of a lost art.

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