DIY Coconut Oil and Peppermint Hair Mask

If you've read my blog before, then you know that I {heart} coconut oil!  I use it on my hair and skin, and I am always looking for more great recipes.  This easy DIY coconut oil and peppermint hair mask smells wonderful and leaves you with soft, beautiful hair.

DIY Coconut Oil and Peppermint Hair Mask Recipe

What You Need

2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon honey
5 drops peppermint essential oil


1.  Melt coconut oil slightly in a glass dish in the microwave.  Times may vary, but 10-20 seconds should be good.  If it melts completely, just make sure it is not too hot before you apply it to your hair.
2.  Add honey and peppermint oil and stir well.
3.  Spread all over your hair and let sit for 30 minutes.  Cover hair with a warm towel or use a shower cap to trap your body heat for more benefits.
4.  Rinse hair well and wash and condition as usual.

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DIY Homemade Blush Recipe

Do you want to avoid harsh chemicals but don't want to sacrifice your favorite makeup products?  Well, you really can have the best of both worlds if you make your own natural makeup.  You can even look for organic ingredients if you prefer to use organic makeup.

Making your own blush isn't difficult.  You start with a base similar to making your own foundation and add a colorant.  You will need to play with the colors to find the best match for you, but when you are done, you'll have a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly.

DIY Natural Blush Recipe

What You Need

Arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Beet powder or hibiscus powder
Cocoa power, ginger, or nutmeg


1.  Start with a base of one teaspoon beet powder.
2.  Slowly add arrowroot powder, cornstarch, or a mixture of the two until you reach the desired shade.
3.  Add cocoa powder, ginger, or nutmeg if you would like brown or yellow undertones.

If you want to make your own beet powder, there's an excellent tutorial here.

How do you know what to add?  Dump a little bit of your current blush on a piece of white paper.  Keep adding until you reach that shade.