28 February 2014

6 Tips for Naturally Curly Hair

Naturally curly hair can quickly get frizzy and unruly if you don't know how to take care of it.  Curly locks tend to be dry, so you will need to moisturize your hair and take care of it to keep your curls looking great.

Shampoo

Many shampoos contain sulfate, which can dry out your hair.  Try a sulfate-free shampoo like It's a 10 Miracle Shampoo. This shampoo is a little more expensive than drug store brands, but it will hydrate your hair and the keratin will make your hair strong.

27 February 2014

Tea Tree Oil Soap Naturally Treats Acne, Breakouts - Recipes Included!

I'm past my teen years, but I still have the occasional pimple.  Since I'm trying to use more organic and natural products and avoid chemicals, I wanted a natural way to keep my face clean and prevent breakouts.  Handmade tea tree oil soap is a natural, gentle way to keep my complexion clear, and my skin was softer and healthier after using it.

24 February 2014

Mineral Veil Face Powder Recipe DIY

Mineral veil is one of my favorite products, especially in the summer.  It's an expensive product, but you can make your own mineral veil face powder for just pennies per container.  If you do much cooking, then you probably already own everything that you need!

Veil is a light powder that goes on before or after your makeup to set your look.  It also absorbs oil and sweat, so it helps your makeup last without smearing during the summer.  It helps your makeup stay put all day with minimal touchups, and it's a great product to have in your makeup bag.

18 February 2014

Homemade Deodorant Recipe DIY

Everybody sweats.  And everybody has body odor at some time in their lives.  Eating healthy and drinking water can help, but most of us need a deodorant to cover up embarrassing smells.

Body odor can be a sign of an illness, so check with your doctor if you are concerned.  Your sweat doesn't actually smell, but bacteria on your body combined with sweat can have an odor.  For an effective homemade deodorant recipe, you'll need to stay dry and you might need to kill bacteria as well.

DIY deodorant recipes use arrowroot powder, corn starch, or baking soda to absorb perspiration.  Baking soda will also absorb odors, but it can irritate the skin.

Tea tree oil is a great natural antibacterial essential oil, but it does have a medicinal smell.  You can cover it with other essential oils.

03 February 2014

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe Natural with Tea Tree Oil

Germs.

Ugh.

I hate germs.  I'm a germophob.  I'm the one holding up the shopping cart area, cleaning every square inch of that germ laden piece of metal and plastic before I will touch it.

That's not completely true.  I hate germs outside of our home.  I can deal with germs inside because they are our germs.

Handwashing is always the best defense against germs, but there's not always a sink handy when we are out and about.  That's when I reach for sanitizer.