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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shea Butter Lotion

Our Shea Butter Lotion! Great for extra dry skin. Made from scratch. So what are the ingredients?
Spring water, Aloe vera gel, refined Shea Butter, refine Cocoa butter, Emulsifying wax,Stearic acid, Almond oil, Sunflower oil, Or Safflower oil (these are very light oils), vegetable glycerin, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol(Optiphen) preservative, fragrance. No color added
What is Stearic Acid and what does it do? Stearic Acid is used to thicken and stabilize formulations. It gives formulations a smooth, satiny feel making it a great ingredient for cremes and lotions.
Stearic acid is one of many fatty acids that occur naturally in various plants and animal derivatives. It's found in such products as animal tallow, cocoa butter and vegetable fats. When it's used in cosmetic products, stearic acid primarily fulfills the role of a thickener or hardener
What is Emulsifying wax? Emulsifying wax helps keep the oil and water from separating by creating an emulsion between the oil and water. An emulsion is a system consisting of a liquid dispersed in an immiscible liquid. Immiscible means not compatible: not able to mix together to make a solution. Think of it as the glue that holds the lotions or creams together. Hard to make lotion without it.
Our Shea Butter Lotion will be back next week.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michelle

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hair Care Tips For The Summer

 Natural hair rules in the Summer!  Now is the season to let go of the perfect, sleek hairdos and embrace that loose natural look.  Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun and humidtiy without turning it into an endless battle   

 Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles

A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat.
Cover Up!
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair

Wash less often

Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. Use a homemade or natural dry shampoo, such as cornstarch, in place of regular shampoo to go a bit longer without washing.  

A Cooling Effect for Hair

After a long day in the sun, a hair mask soothes the scalp and conditions the hair.

Reduce the heat

Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more.

Spritz & Seal

Make a concoction of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Keep it on hand to spritz whenever a bit of moisture and/or control is needed. Another good option is argan oil mixed with water.

Condition always

Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner. Use some coconut oil or shea butter (careful with this, since it can be heavy) to smooth, de-frizz, and moisturize your locks after washing. The oil will give some shine and, if you have wavy hair, create natural, air-dried curls. 

Add some sunscreen

There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection is to run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body. 
Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. You may be washing your hair more frequently to deal with summer's sweat and grime. Use a deep-conditioning treatment.

Try a hot oil rinse

Coconut, olive, and avocado oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft. Shampoo hair as usual, then work in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.

Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush

Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet, since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.


You may like to try some of our hair care products such as....


Leave In Detangler

Hemp Shampoo and Deep Conditioner

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hair Tips

Brush Before You Wash
Most of us have never even considered the idea of brushing our hair before we jump in the shower, but it makes sense. We lose a lot of hair during the washing process, and guess where all of that hair goes? Down the drain! To reduce clogs, brush before you wash, especially if you are prone to tangles.
Massage Your Scalp
 
Giving yourself a scalp massage in the shower every morning may seem like a waste of time, but it really does stimulate your hair growth and enhance the strength of your roots. So, if you’re growing your hair out, try to do this every day! Why not? It feels great! Did you know that the increased blood flow to your scalp from a massage can also put you in a better mood, reduce stress, and relieve pain by improving circulation? Sounds like it’s worth every minute.

Use a Wide-Tooth Comb

 I’ve been making this mistake for years — combing the tangles out of my wet hair with a paddle brush. After washing your hair, use a wide-tooth comb to get those tangles out instead or use your fingers. The comb doesn’t tug and pull at your hair like a regular brush, so it safely and easily removes tangles with less damage. If you are really prone to tangles, consider leaving a comb in the shower, and use it while you still have conditioner in your hair to remove any stubborn tangles.
Bobby Pins Wavy Side Down
 But wait, isn’t that putting it in upside down?
You would think so, but that’s what the wavy part of the bobby pin was designed for — the wavy part of a bobby pin grabs the hair, while the straight part holds it down. This way also looks better if your bobby pins are exposed!


Let It Absorb

The average woman spends about $300 a year or more on styling products, but most of us are not reaping the full benefits! Just like you let your conditioner sit in your hair a little longer to give it time to work its magic, the same is true for your styling products. After combing your hair out of the shower, apply your products right away and let them absorb into your strands for about 10 minutes before you break out your hair dryer and other various styling tools
Dry Before You Style
When you place a heating tool on wet or damp hair, it creates very hot steam, and causes slow but inevitable damage. Before you break out your curling iron or flat iron, play it safe and make sure your hair is completely dry.





All of these brushes! What are they for?
1. Paddle  — A paddle brush is the most versatile brush, but it is especially helpful if you have long and/or thick hair. It can manage a lot of hair all at once and smooths it down for a sleeker look. If you lack volume, you may want to consider a different type of brush.
2. Wide-Tooth Comb — Because the teeth have such large gaps, these combs are ideal for combing tangles out of wet hair without causing any damage. You might also want to use one in place of a brush if you have frizzy hair.
3. Fine-Tooth Comb — these combs are great for teasing, creating a nice straight part, and for detailed grooming.
4. Thermal — these brushes work with your dryer, locking in heat. They create a faster drying time and allow you to easily curl and smooth your hair under.
5. Boar Bristled — These bristles are gentle and redistribute oils throughout your hair, bringing out its natural shine. They are ideal for fine to normal hair because they also give you a little extra oomph!
6. Skinny Round  — This brush is great for bangs or short hair. It smooths your hair while drying and helps manage shorter pieces of hair.
7. Large Round  — This brush can straighten or curl your hair while drying, depending on how you use it. A larger round brush is ideal for creating volume to otherwise flat hair.
8. Half Radial — This brush is perfect for shorter styles such as a bob when you like to have your hair curved up or under on the ends.
9. Vented  — These brushes are ideal when blow drying your hair because they provide an apple amount of air flow and help create volume.

Thanks for stopping by
Michelle
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Sugar Scrub Balls

These are fabulous sugar cubes that are fun and easy to use in the bath or shower. They will leave you clean, feeling fresh , polished and smelling terrific. These are great for rough areas such as the feet, elbows and knees. The sugar helps exfoliate the skin and leave it feeling really soft with the added oils. These ball makes it so much easier to scrub the areas you need to scrub.

I have made these once before but they were in the shape of cubes but thought I make these in nice size round balls. I absolutely love these. Easy to use and very convenient. Just grab a ball, add a little water and squeeze and rub on any area in a circular motion. Rinse and repeat if you like. This will leave your skin exfoliated and feeling refreshed and smooth.


 I will be adding more scrub balls soon so please keep checking back.

Coming Soon

Peppermint Charcoal Scrub Balls
Seaweed Sugar Scrub Scrub Balls
Cucumber Melon Sugar Scrub Balls
Honey Sugar Scrub Balls
Lavender Sugar Scrub Balls

Thanks for stopping by
Michelle

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Friday, January 22, 2016

No Bake Chocolate Eclair

When I post a recipe here, its usually because I have tried it and it is worth posting. This recipe has become my all time favorite and easy deserts to make so I thought I share it.

Ingredients

Filling
3 box(es) 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding
3 cups Milk ( i substituted for skim milk) 
1 container 8oz cool whip( I also substituted for low fat or reduced)
Graham crackers (graham crackers without the cinnamon)
 
Topping
3 tablespoons Cocoa (unsweetened)
11/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
3 tablespoons whole milk (I used skim or fat free milk) 

Tip: DON'T USE SOY MILK IN THE PUDDING OR IT WILL NOT SET CORRECTLY. USE REGULAR MILK. 
(My first attempt I used almond milk and it was ok but not quite solid as if you use regular milk but still good. :-)

Preparation

Instructions:
1. Whisk together the pudding and milk in a large mixing bowl until thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip.

2. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with a single layer of graham crackers, breaking them in smaller pieces to fit the edges of the pan.

3. Spread half of the pudding mixture evenly over the bottom layer of graham crackers.

4. Top with a second layer of graham crackers, followed by the second half of the pudding.

5. Top with the third and final layer of graham crackers.

6. Whisk together the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, melted butter and 3 Tbsp whole milk to make the chocolate frosting.

7. Spread evenly over top the third layer of graham crackers.

8. Refrigerate overnight so the pudding has time to set up and the graham crackers soften before serving.

recipe courtesy of tiphero.com