About bujo


Rédigé par - corOllule dU cHamp Du pOirier - le e

After three years of using a bullet journal, I think I can say now that this tool suite my needs and habits. And also that I've finally found the setup which matches to my way of thinking.


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I am quite a slow person, I confess. I need time to create and to adapt things to my brain. To this added the constance of the change. So between finding my personal method and follow my life evolution, years pass.

Today my bujo is on the good way of the stabilisation, but of course, it will continue to be adapted to each particular time, projet or need which will come over.



Writting this post, I realise that, henceforth, I am no longer abble to take notes, make lists and manage my time without this unrestricted and simple solution which just costs a paper book. However, after a certain time of using it, I found out that specific pens and notebooks could be more relevant. Especially, some felts with very fine points and paper with lines, or points, but resistant and soft.



If you've never heard about the bullet journal, I invite you to explore the website of its designer [ Ryder Carroll ]. Or if english is not your friend, [ here ] is a clear explanation in french, step by step. You will see how to start simply. Take time to make tries and don"t worry about mistakes.

When you'll be ready, feel free after that to search suggestions, tutorials and others setups which are numerous on the web. As example, [ this post ] gives good ideas to expand the content of your journal and discover cool and simple forms of semester, monthly, weekly, habits or several list and collection pages. And [ this one ], which contains a video, makes you learn the system of rapid logging, or how to catch easy clear information from your journal.



For my part, I didn't explore much more than that because I wanted a minimalist style of journal, practical and quick to make. I started a collection of links into a pinterest board and I regulary take a look at it when I am less of inspiration. So the look of my bujo is not original at all, but it's not the point. I just wanted to lighten my thoughts.

And it works. Instead of concentrate myself to not forget all things I want to do and others which need to be done - and pass my time of forgetting some even so - I think more of how to do it and what else.



It's interesting to notice that it widens the view, furthers differents angles, allows breaks without feeling guilty, because an eye is keept on what is already done. And also spaces of respiration. My brain is free to get empty by moment.

And this is only possible because a bullet journal is a modular framework, a handmade diary where each module serves to organize related information, which can be mixed, reduced, enlarged, customized, created, entirely built for each pair of eyes and kind of brain. Besides, I know a guy who has put his up in a fast text editor.



So mine is classic but it looks like me. It offers me an intimate and quiet space, what a trade diary never do let.

In the same way, to work better, to invent, to do research with an open mind and have time to get things mature, it needs a dedicated area. This is the story of my life, given that I work at home. I know this is an inestimable luxury to live, even just during a few days, in a special place where only creation is your preoccupation.

One of my big dreams is to built one day my luxury soft life dedicated area.



DClassé dans : Mes découvertes ,Mots clés : Autonomy, Christmas, Creativity, DIY, English, Kufuu, Minimalism

Purple butter lip


Rédigé par - corOllule dU cHamp Du pOirier - le e

This makes a long time that I look for a lips care which repair perfectly the delicate skin of lips. Mine are always dry and rough, despite of what I can apply on it. So I have decided to make it myself, and a creamy glossy one, but simple and natural. This is a first try and first success.

I used to buy very good organic products for my lips, but I have never get the same result as industrial cosmetics give. When I was young, I always had a Dermophil Indien in my bag. It made miracles on my lips, until I became allergic of the balm of Peru.

Today, I also know that those kind of cosmetic cares contain petrochemical ingredients like vaseline and paraffin, and others things like alcohols and esterified acids. Or for the pink version, this aluminum lake of erythrosine, named E127, which is a potentially carcinogenic dye.

So, after this short state of play, here my recipe :

  • 5ml of Castor oil
  • 5ml of Coco oil
  • 2ml of Beeswax
  • 5ml of Aloe Vera
  • A pigment knife tip
  • A drop of vit. E
  • 20 drops of Grapefruit seed extract

Melt the wax and the oils in a bain-marie over very low heat. Add the pigment in this phase.

For my part, I took a natural eye shadow from Benecos, the Happy Hour, which is a satined dark purple. It brings a mauve reflection in a nude style that suits my complexion.

Remove from heat when the pigments are well dissolved and wait until the mixture drops slightly in temperature. Then, graddually pour the aloe, whisking vigorously from the outside to the inside. The mixture whitens and becomes unctuous. At the end, add the drops of Vit. E and grapefruit seed extract.

Put in a little jar and let cool completely.

We get a creamy butter that repairs, smoothes, softens and protects all day, with a nice gloss effect that has a very good performance.

Applied in the evening before going to sleep, it makes soft and smooth lips for the morning.

Now, focus on the ingredients :

  • Softening, slightly purifying and film-forming for a protective and shiny effect, the Castor oil ensures a good dispersion of the pigments.
  • Coco is a nourishing, soothing, restorative oil for chapped, dry, damaged skin. Shea butter or Kokum butter can replace it or be mixed with it in a proportion depending of the consistency wanted.
  • Natural thickener, texture agent, the beeswax increases properties of the oils and its film-forming power. It also stabilizes the emulsion while bringing a silky touch. Rich in esters and fatty acids, it has been used for 2000 years for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. In a vegan version, carnauba wax can be an alternative, in a smaller proportion however.
  • Aloe vera gel is a treasure of benefits, rich in vitamins and trace elements, it moisturizes, soothes, repairs, regenerates and protects.
  • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which has here the functionof preservative. But I think we can do without it given the antioxidant and purifying properties already contained in the other ingredients.

It can be kept for two to three months in the fridge.

To color this sweet cloud of sparkling butter, you can use other solutions such as cocoa powder, beet juice or dried hibiscus flower. Beside, this latter also has antioxidant, moisturizing, softening and revitalizing.

To perfume or enhance the properties of this homemade care, many choices of essential oils are disposal such as vanilla, rose, geranium or more sweet orange.

DClassé dans : Mes bricolages ,Mots clés : Autonomy, Body, Colors, DIY, Minimalism, English, Natural care, Home made, Slow cosmetic

Baume déo coco


Rédigé par - corOllule dU cHamp Du pOirier - le e

Alternative aux poisons cancérigènes vendus au kilomètre dans le commerce, voici une petite recette de déodorant à faire soi-même, avec seulement trois ingrédients.



Si les déodorants bio semblent être aussi sains, simples et plus faciles que de faire de la tambouille chez soi, c'est pas faux, mais ça devient très compliqué lorsqu'on a les aisselles qui se mettent à démanger bizarrement.

Alors on regarde ce qui pourrait bien provoquer ça et on découvre au dos du packaging, écrits en tout petit, des ingrédients "naturel" mais pas vraiment "végétal" et pas du tout "bio". Des composés dont on ne sait s'ils sont synthétiques ou minéraux, comme le benzoate de benzyle qui est un solvant, ou bien des agents de foisonnement, émulsionnant ou anti-agglomérant comme l'oxyde de zinc, mais aussi de l'alcool benzylique, des huiles hydrogénées ou estérifiées, et autres joyeusetés allergènes du même acabit.



Comme c'est une guerre sans fin qui nécessiterait de reprendre ses études pour se familiariser avec tous ces noms barbares, je préfère fabriquer moi-même, de cette façon je sais exactement ce que j'étale sur mes aisselles et fait pénétrer dans ma peau.

Et puis au-delà du bénéfice santé, ce baume est très économique à l'usage. Sa préparation revient à quelques centimes pour un petit pot qui dure des mois et des mois. Enfin sans bicarbonate de soude, il n'est pas irritant, et quoique ce soit facultatif, il peut être agrémenté d'une huile essentielle.


Sans tarder, voici la formule :
  • 50g d'huile de Coco
  • 30g d'Arrow Root
  • 5g de cire de Carnauba
Facultatif - 10 gouttes d'huile essentielle de Palmarosa (antibactérienne, antifongique, astringente, régénérante).
  • L'huile de coco est naturellement parfumée et riche en saponines, ce qui lui confère une action antibactérienne et antifongique. Riche en acide laurique, elle est également nourrissante, apaisante et adoucissante, qualités appréciables après un rasage ou une épilation, pour celles et ceux encore adeptes de cette pratique d'un autre âge.
  • La cire de carnauba est une alternative vegan à la cire d'abeille mais dont on peut reprocher l'origine lointaine. Elle stabilise et durcit le produit auquel elle donne un pouvoir filmogène.
  • La fécule d'arrow root quant à elle est épaississante, absorbante et matifiante, et elle va apporter un toucher soyeux.
Mode opératoire :

Faire fondre doucement l'huile et la cire au bain marie à 80-85°C, température précise afin de permettre à la cire d'atteindre son point de fusion. Retirer du feu et ajouter au fur et mesure en fouettant doucement la fécule pour lier intimement les ingrédients. Mettre dans un pot et laisser un peu épaissir avant d'ajouter l'HE et de mélanger une dernière fois. Mettre au frigo quand le baume est bien refroidi et laisser reposer une nuit.

À température ambiante confortable, le baume se ramollit, c'est tout à fait normal. Surtout si l'hiver, comme chez moi, le chauffage tourne à plein régime sur des radiateurs sans thermostat. Du reste, une texture crémeuse est plus pratique pour prélever du pot une petite dose.

Mais on peut également verser la préparation en dernière étape dans un moule en silicone et ensuite conserver le baume au frigo, cela en fera un déo solide.


Mode d'emploi :

Appliquer une toute petite quantité sur chaque aisselle. La peau l'absorbe très vite et ne laisse aucune sensation de gras, ni sur les doigts.

Depuis environ deux ans que je l'utilise, je n'ai jamais eu de trace laissée sur un tee-shirt ou un chemisier, aucun vêtement tâché. Et côté efficacité, n'en mettant pas forcément tous les jours, j'ai pu souvent constaté que son effet dure plus de 24h. Quelle que soit la saison, ce baume ne m'a jamais fait défaut.



DClassé dans : Mes bricolages ,Mots clés : Autonomie, Corps, DIY, Éthique, Kufuu, Recettes, Salle de Bain, Soins naturels