Sunday, 8 February 2015

Miracle Cream and a Recipe

Finally I'm able to say that I've snagged a pot of the face cream that everyone is raving about and fighting to get ever since it received a top rating from a consumer magazine. I don't know if you remember me mentioning this 'miracle cream' in a previous post, but this is it (the box anyway). Actually I didn't really snag it by going to the supermarket where it literally flies off the shelves. One of my friends showed me what she'd got and offered me a pot. At first I was hesitant to try it, and she noticed my hesitation and said, 'Of course, you don't need it!' Let me tell you, I'm happy I accepted her generous offer, because I think it's probably as good as it's made out to be. My skin feels much better. The best thing is the price. It costs 3 euros and smells nice to boot. If you're ever near a Lidl supermarket (I think they have some in Britain), try it. I also think you can get it on amazon uk.
Don't these look delicious even if they're a bit rough looking? Again, this is something I've shared before but on facebook. These are from the recipe that my sister Jackie uses for dishwasher tabs and she shared with me. I thought I'd share the recipe with you, so here it is and so easy to make:

1 cup washing soda
1 cup baking soda
1 cup kosher salt (I use regular table salt)
3 packages unsweetened lemonade (doesn't have to be Kool Aid brand)

Add 1 cup of water and mix. When the bubbling stops, place in ice cube trays. I made about 35 tabs from this recipe. Leave in trays until completely dry before storing.
 This note is for those who don't have washing soda:
As for the washing soda, I make my own. I 'bake' baking soda for about an hour at 160ยบ C, and if you can't get lemonade mix, try adding about 28 grams or so of citric acid if you can get that.

Next week I'll try to include the recipe for soapless laundry detergent that I've discovered and hopefully will continue to find the ingredients for. I absolutely love it!

Our big news this week has been the cold Siberian air that has caused a lot of damage with downed trees and numerous road accidents and lots and lots of snow in the mountains. On Friday morning, I looked at my phone about 10 a.m. to see if there were any messages (I don't hear WhatsApp messages when the phone is on standby). The screen was filled with 'snow'. I looked out but only saw maybe 1 or 2 snowflakes, so my area wasn't one of those where it snowed enough to use an umbrella. Today is a bit warmer, but we still have winter for a while. After all, the saying for us goes: 9 months of winter and 3 months of hell (9 meses de invierno y 3 meses de infierno).

I've seen that I have a few posts on here to read through. I'll try to get to yours today though it might be tomorrow late when I read it. Hope everyone has a good week whatever is in store.



  1. I love knowing that others love these diy projects for our home as much as I do-I think they are fun to make and the reward is they work and the money savings is huge. I don't have or would use a dishwasher but I think it is cool they have a recipe for this too. interested to ready your soapless laundry deteregent recipe-I need make up a new batch by months end

  2. Neither have I, Kathy, but I do have a drying cupboard which is very convenient. I make these tabs for friends. i'll be sure to share my laundry detergent next.

  3. Glad you found a face creme you really like! I must Google it to see if I can get it here. I'm so lazy. Your soap recipe is undoubtedly wonderful, but I will never make it. I applaud you for going green and for sharing your recipe! Have a good week, Brenda!!

  4. I doubt that you'll find this face cream in the US, Terri.

  5. I love our Lidl and buy most things from there. I used to buy face cream in a black tube from there but not sure if they still sell it. Anyway.... now I will look out for this cream instead. I go to Lidl in France when I stay with my sister and they seem to stock the same thing in both countries so hopefully, this cream will appear in lidl in the UK. After a couple of weeks with fairly mild weather.... the cold and wind has returned here again :-)