DIY Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer For Skin & Hair
“I try to keep my hair maintenance routine as minimal and low cost as possible. I’m not a product junkie and I pick products based on my specific hair problems. Dryness is a huge issue for me. My hair has always been prone to dryness even more now that I bleach/ dye it. So I favor creams and butters versus oils for my moisturizing needs. I personally find oils just sit on top of my hair causing it to feel greasy and does nothing to help my dryness. The heaviness of a butter helps tame my thick coily while providing a light hold.
My favorite moisturizer is a combination of raw Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and a few essential oils like tea tree and peppermint. All of these ingredients are natural and can be found in a local health food store. In less than 5 minutes you can have a custom moisturizer made especially for your hair or body.”
Pink Himalayan salt is known for doing wonderful things for the body
and mind, as it contains 84 trace minerals and a unique ionic energy.
It detoxifies, reduces soreness, regulates hydration, balances ph levels
and strengthens the body. Himalayan salt soaks have become renowned as a
way to relax while getting rid of toxins and improving circulation. I
typically take showers over baths, so when I caught wind of Himalayan
salt bars, I had to find out more. If you don’t have time for a
soak, but still want to reap the healing benefits of salt, try out this
easy recipe for Himalayan salt bars!
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Have you ever been told you look tired, or asked if you didn’t sleep well the night before? Usually the restless night of sleep, late night out, or early morning wake up call is evident on our face. When we sleep our skin goes into repair mode and when we shorten those hours of rest, we are shortening the time our body gets to rebalance itself. Beauty recipes you can leave on overnight have a better chance of making a difference on tired, dull or over stressed skin and hair.
Here are three simple, all-natural overnight masks to make the most of your sleep.
From headaches to cracked heels (so, literally, head to toe), herbal balms are a game-changer. And we promise, they’re really easy to make, just as long as you’re patient enough for your herbs to dry and oils to infuse. From there on, the possibilities are endless! Read more about the dos and donts of herbal balms here, and have a look at some of the best balm and salve recipes we found.
Maintaining Clear & Healthy Skin - The Honey Cleansing Method
Having trouble with your skin? I posted a video discussing The Oil Cleansing Method for beautiful clear and glowing skin a few months back. A lot of you have been loving it! But a few of you said it didn’t work out for your skin type and asked for yet another all-natural alternative against acne and dark spots. Have you ever tried using Honey as a cleanser? Raw and Manuka are my personal preferences as cleansers. One ingredient so not only is it super healthy but it’s also super affordable! Watch this video to see how it works! Hope you love it!
“Fill a spray bottle with distilled water, and pop in some plants like sage, rosemary, lemon balm, and lavender. Let sit for a few hours, then mist in the air to create a beautiful, fresh aroma in every room! This spray should stay fresh for at least a few days — store in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.”
DIY All-Natural Skin Exfoliator For Silky Soft Legs
“The sugar rubs off all the dirt and dead skin, the lemon juice works as a mild skin peel revealing brighter, smoother skin, and, of course, the olive oil penetrates deep into the skin and provides long-lasting moisture.”
Whipped Green Tea & Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Light)
Henry Happened writes:
Having scraped out every last bit of coconut oil, it was time to whip up a replacement. A gallon-sized Costco tub is better for hand access but not so much for a tiny bathroom. Which brings us to a perfectly good invention: green lotion. Something that’s totally awesome for your skin.
You might remember green-tea infused oil from this SPF lip balm. I love this stuff. You get the benefits of coconut oil and green tea all in one. Coconut oil hydrates without clogging pores, and green tea can actually reverse sun damage. Whipping it makes a nice frothy texture that’s easier to apply and feels less greasy (if that bothers you). And did I mention that it’s green? No it won’t turn your skin green, but it does make me smile every time I see it.
If you’re looking to heal old scars (not everyone wants or needs to), a mixture of any of these natural ingredients or even using them alone will be extremely helpful for skin regeneration! Not overnight, of course! Give yourself a good 3-6 months of diligent daily use to see a major difference.
My personal fav for the body? The bentonite clay, as seen on her leg (Aztec Healing Clay), mixed with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera! Mix all three ingredients until it’s nice and muddy! Really dope. Exclude the Coconut Oil and add Vitamin E if the scar is on your face!
P.S. The true key to fading old scars is keeping the skin moisturized! If you don’t have any of these ingredients, at least make sure your skin is never dry! Moisture, moisture, moisture!
One of my biggest fears about summer is going sleeveless. Because let’s face it, underarms are kind of ugly. And
if you have the red upper arm bumps (technically called keratosis
pilaris) it feels even worse.
“I’m always on the hunt for natural alternatives to everyday beauty products. As the temperatures start to warm up, the only thing on my mind is long days spent in the sunshine. For me, I always feel healthier (and a little bit happier) when I have some color on my skin. Exposure to direct sunlight is a key way that your body absorbs Vitamin D. From building up the immune system to providing just the right amount of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones, vitamin D is essential for proper growth. Spending a little time outdoors is the easiest way to take in Vitamin D, but it’s important to protect our skin while doing so.
There are hundreds of sun protectants out there, but most of them have unfamiliar chemicals and ingredients in them. When I read that there are some essential oils that naturally contain SPF, I was surprised by how powerful many of them in fact are. Oils from everyday ingredients, like carrots and avocado, can supply sun protection that is chemical free!
There are a ton of recipes out there for homemade sunscreen, so using those and knowledge of my skin type, I came up with a recipe for an all natural SPF sun oil that will help protect my skin while supplying ultimate moisture for my upcoming days spent at the beach.”
Looking for a way to shape and define your eyebrows? Well, maybe my routine can help guide you or help you get some ideas on how to create your own! Either way, this is how I do mine and I’ve been doing them for about 3 years now. Sometimes doing your own eyebrows is best since you know exactly what you are looking for. I hope this can help! I love you!