Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shampoo - Conditioner - Garden - Ticked Off


I enjoy making my own hair shampoo and conditioner, this way I know exactly what’s in each container.  There’s no strange chemical name or number for a color I can’t figure out or pronounce.  The shampoo recipe was a previous post I copied and placed on this post.  As for the conditioner, I have yet to post it.



Make Shampoo (Recipe provided by Money Saving Queen)






Recipe   1/3 Cup Castile Soap, ¼ Cup Coconut Milk, ½ tsp of vegetable or olive oil.  Mix well (I use a mason jar and shake), place in an old shampoo bottle.
 
Make conditioner (Recipe provided by Money Saving Queen)
 
 
Recipe 2/3 cup water, 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil, ½ teaspoon Guar Gum (found at health food store, usually near the special flour and grains), and 10 drops essential oils of your choice (optional). Place in an old conditioner bottle or whatever bottle you have on hand.  *Only need to use a small amount when rinsing hair.

Bulldog Man and I went into town to purchase more wood to add to our garden boxes for netting support.  The existing bamboo poles are not holding up to the strong winds we’ve been having.  We also picked up potting soil.  I’m going to use some of my free food grade buckets as pots and replant several of the many tomato plants (that I don’t have room for in my raised gardens).  These projects will have to be completed in a day or two, when the temperatures are a little cooler.  It’s been too hot outside here. We are expecting rain with the potential of tornadoes tonight into tomorrow.  Then our temperatures are suppose to get back down into the 70’s and 80’s, instead of the high 90’s with humidity.

We’ve been also looking at used trucks with Tank. He’s been working diligently to save his pay checks along with the gifts from graduation to put toward a truck. This past weekend, we found a great looking 1995 Ford F150, extended cab Eddie Bauer edition, with a tool box in the back of the bed.  The price of the vehicle was within reason, there was a couple of minor door dings on the exterior and a little rear bumper damage to the back bumper.  The interior was fabulous; it had a dual gas tank.  The owner allowed Tank and Bulldog Man to test drive the vehicle.  We asked the owner if there were any problems with the truck, he stated “just a minor leak, nothing to really worry about”.  Okay, our next question, would he mind if we take the truck over to our mechanic to look at it so we know what we will have to do to the vehicle before buying it.  His response “no problem, I can’t do it today.  On Tuesday, I need to help my wife, Wednesday is better”.   This morning, I made the arrangements (since Monday was a holiday), with the mechanic to look over the vehicle.  I also called the owner of the vehicle to let him know we’ve made the appointment with the mechanic and to get his address to pick up the truck.  The owner was not home, I left a voice message at 9:07AM.  At 5:47PM, the owner called me back stating “I’m so sorry, I sold the vehicle yesterday. This man looked at my truck and had 100 dollar bills rolling out of his hand.”  (Needless to say, my son had money too) I was so ticked off, and I could think of choice words to call this man (like bastard oops….did I say that).   So tell me, what was this owner hiding?  Obviously, he didn’t want us to take the truck to the mechanic.  I know Tank will be totally disappointed when we break the news to him tonight when he comes home from work.   


 

 

11 comments:

  1. Gotta love a lady who is into making her own soaps and all. I will have to give the shampoo a try. Where do you get Castille soap at?

    Too bad about the truck. Don't you hate it when people do that- it's not nice.

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    1. Rose, Thanks,you can pickup the Castille Soap at a health food store. Sometimes you can find it in Target.
      Yes, I hate people that play games...not nice!!!

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    2. Rose: depending on where you live you can sometimes get it at your local grocery store too. Both major chains by me carry it (though its in the health food section of one).

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  2. Content yourself with the knowledge that, somewhere out there, the new owner of the "just a minor leak" is stranded and calling a tow truck.

    You missed a heartache.

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    1. Lotta Joy,

      Yes, thank you! I'm pretty sure the guy was hiding something.

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  3. The weather here just broke about an hour ago!! Yippee!! It's now 67!!! It has been in the mid 90's with very high humidity and storms every day! It's been crazy!

    I really need to start making my own shampoo and conditioner. I started making my own laundry detergent about 5 months ago and have saved about a million bucks! I got the recipe from The Ohio Farmgirl.

    Although Tank will be disappointed about the truck. I'm sure it's for the best. The right truck will come along.

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    1. Robin,

      I'm happy to hear your having decent weather now. It's been too hot and now were having some major storms, I have my weather radio on. Potential tornadoes!
      I need to check out that recipe for laundry soap, saving money is a real good thing :-)
      The truck deal falling through is for the best, another truck will come along.

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  4. Better to find out now before you shelled out money to even have the mechanic look at it. This experience will just have to be a life lesson about the integrity of some people. I am sure there is an even better truck meant for Tank.

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    1. Mrs. Mac, For sure! It is a life lesson and there will be a better truck out there for Tank. Thank You :-)

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  5. That just sucks! I so dislike dishonest people.

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