One of the first things we learned in cosmetology school was how to do a scalp treatment, and for good reason. For all the benefits they provide, I think it’s crazy they aren’t a regular part of our “beauty” routines. We’ll scrub, rub, and moisturize every square inch of our body, but the scalp tends to be neglected. Diy All Natural Scalp Treatment I have a friend from childhood that was my ever faithful guinea pig during beauty school. Before we talk about the how, let’s talk about the why. Why Scalp Treatments Are Important Here are just a few reasons that a scalp treatment should be a part of your regular beauty routine: Removes product build up (even shampoo and conditioner build up)Relieves dry, flaky, tight skin from winter monthsTreats dandruffStimulates the scalp to speed up hair growth On a more serious note: many scalp related problems including hair loss and slow hair growth are caused by a hardened build-up of sebum that clogs the hair follicles. Convinced you yet? Supplies
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Crock Pot Hot Process Soap Tutorial -- Photo Heavy!Here are a few pictures to show what happens when I make CPHP. Your results may vary, though! Please note that this tutorial is designed for those already familiar with cold process soap making. Melt oils and mix up lye solution as you would with CP. After you’ve reached a nice, thick trace, put the lid on, check the crock pot is set to low, and entertain yourself for about a half an hour. Check back in about ten minutes and the gel will have spread from the edges toward the centre. Five minutes later, raw soap island is gone: It is at this time I remove the pot from the heat source and give a quick stir just to be sure the gel is complete. Now you can zap test the soap by taking a little bit out and rubbing it between your fingers to help it cool. When making HP, I add my additives at the end of the cook to avoid having the kitchen smell like the monkey cage at the zoo. And now a lovely oakmoss fragrance goes in: And lightly stirred to make an in-the-pot swirl:
Favorite Up-Do Hairstyle Tutorials for SummerHair has always been my "thing" but I do develop certain "shave it all off" tendencies at least once a year. So far I haven't..I do wonder how that would feel though. There are so many fantastic hair tutorials out there that even in this heat I really don't mind how long my hair is.Except when my bangs get too long and then everything turns dark. Here are some of my favorite up-do and bun hair tutorials for these hot summer months or any season really :)DIY Egyptian MagicI can’t quite remember who first introduced me to the idea of duping Egyptian Magic. It may have been Meredith, it could have been a reader. It seems my memory isn’t that great on this one. There are only six ingredients in the original—olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, and royal jelly. The bulk of the balm is olive oil that’s been thickened with beeswax. The special bits of the balm are the raw honey, bee pollen, and the bee propolis. Bee pollen is flat out loaded with vitamins. Bee propolis is a complex resinous substance gathered by bees that basically resin and essential oils sourced from nearby plants and trees. The resulting balm is thick and creamy.
5 Ways to Wear Your Hair this Friday NightIt’s Friday night, ladies. Time to shower away the day’s stress and do something fun! Pick out your favorite dress and top things off with a fun new hairstyle. 1. A great way to keep your hair off your neck without resorting to another ponytail. 2. I've stopped using the clamp on my curling iron and instead just wrap the strand of hair around the barrel with my hand. 3. Such a cute and easy-to-do style. 4. Give your hair a break from constant heat styling this weekend by trying out the no heat curl. 5. Don't you always envy girls whose hair seemingly defies gravity.
DIY Warming Rub For Sore MusclesHave You Been Lifting Cars . . . To save trapped kittens again? Bench pressing two year-olds who keep flinging themselves onto you while you read a book? Well then, I have just the thing for you. This homemade rub is a relaxing treat that soothes tired, achy muscles, menstrual cramps, psoriasis, arthritis pain, shingles, nerve pain and more. The best part? Cayenne Powder – Contains capsaicin, which reduces the amount of Substance P – a chemical pain transmitter in the body. Now, are you ready to get started? How To Make A DIY Warming Rub For Sore Muscles Ingredients about 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 1/4 cups finely grated, packed cocoa butter (I used a cheese grater)* 2 tablespoons cayenne powder2 teaspoons ginger powder15 drops peppermint oil**15 drops eucalyptus oil8 drops clove oil***1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or non-GMO cornstarch (optional – reduces oily finish) * If you prefer to skip grating and use weight to measure the total should be about 2 oz ** Omit if using on children under five 1.
The Inverted BraidEver heard of an inverted braid? No, you don’t start at the bottom of your hair, you just braid it a sort of inside out. Want to know how you can make one? Then read on… - To make this braid you start to pull your hair together to one side. - Grab your hair below your hand and pull it trough the hole. - To make sure there won’t be a big hole in the middle of the braid you can put your fingers through one side of the last twist. You don’t get with pictures alone? Source and Source
How to Make Homemade Muscle Rub to Relieve HeadachesI experience chronic headaches on a daily basis. 30% of the time I would say they are migraines, with the other 70% being tension-type headaches. Oh how I loathe them. I can’t, nor do I want, to take NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Advil or Aspirin) every day. I’ve been there and the long and short term side-effects and rebound headaches were just as bad as what I was dealing with in the first place. This led me to exploring different natural headache remedies that I could use as much as I needed to without suffering more for it. This particular muscle rub is geared towards those nasty tension headaches that come from tight shoulders and tense necks. Ingredients: Peppermint essential oil, Clove essential oil, Ginger essential oil, Wintergreen essential oil, coconut/jojoba/shea nut /grapeseed oil. Why Wintergreen essential oil: Wintergreen essential oil is incredible powerful when it comes to relieving pain. Protect Your Family from Toxic Products & Medications P.S.
Fun Summer Hair in Minutes.Happy Friday ladies! I just love this time of year- summer is just around the corner! Naturally, as weather changes so does my hairstyle. However, I am feeling like I need something new. My usual summer top knot, braids, or loose pony tail is just getting a bit…well, boring. So, this week while I was in the shower (the place where I have most of my revelations) I came up with a fast and easy hair style that can be dressed up for a weekend date-night or dressed down for a day at the beach. I also chose to wear a vintage inspired blue shirt with red tiny polk-a-dots that I thought would look great with this hair style. Let me know what you think about this hair creation! Did you catch that? So how about a short little video tutorial on how to achieve this look. Go here to watch it. Tips that make this hair style even better? -Day old hair is best (not washed) - Add more bobby pins at the end to make sure it is secure -Hairspray helps it stay in place or visit me at www.trulymodlydeeply.com xo