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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 an…

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 stylesA 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 oftenFrequent 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 s…

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…

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

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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 tablespoonsCocoa (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. :-) PreparationInstructions:
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 pa…

10 Ways to Stress Out Your Cat

Punish him for behaving like a cat. When your kitty is doing something you don't want him to, getting physical with him will do only one thing: teach him to fear you. Yelling "no" will scare him off, but probably only momentarily.Instead, when you find your cat misbehaving, distract him with a toy or activity to show him what you want him to do instead, and then lavishly reward him for his desirable behavior.
Make sure your cat has plenty of approved climbing and scratching surfaces, and keep potentially hazardous items out of his reach.
Assume she understands what you're saying. Cats and other animals use body language to communicate. That's why talking to them is usually unproductive.Instead, if you teach kitty "sit" and other commands, she will learn to associate your words with the behaviors you want to see. Like dogs, cats can be clicker trained using food rewards. According to Catster:
"Cat clicker training is an easy and fun way to help…



Just Listed!

New Autumn Spice Bubble Bar.

This is a lovely scent that I wouldn't say it is a spicy scent but a lovely combination of cedarwood and fir needles anchored with cinnamon, corriander and jasmine

Available at our Etsy shop here