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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. I use a hair mask about once a week to keep my hair soft and more manageable.  It also helps reduce frizz and keeps my hair healthy, even with heat styling and getting it bleached and dyed.  This hair mask is one of the easier ones that I make.

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 Directions 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,

DIY Foundation Recipe Powder and Liquid

Earlier this week, I showed you how to make your own concealer . It uses foundation as a base, so you need to buy an organic foundation if you want an organic or natural product. There are many benefits to buying organic, but it can get pricey. Today, I will give you a DIY foundation recipe for liquid and for powder foundation. The best part? You can make it to match your skin tone perfectly! I know that powder and liquid foundations work differently, so you may have a preference based on your skin tone, age, and skin concerns. I'll teach you how to make both kinds of foundation. DIY FOUNDATION RECIPE If you're not sure which formula to make, read more about the different types of foundation . When you make your own foundation recipe, you know exactly what's in the product, and you can control the quality of ingredients. It's also a lot cheaper to make your own foundation. Have you priced foundations lately? You can spend upwards of $30 to $4

DIY Concealer Recipe

How to make a natural concealer recipe to hide imperfections.  This has four recipes for a light coverage concealer, under eye concealer, spot treatment concealer, and a healing concealer. I like making my own makeup because I can get the exact shade that I want.  I can't tell you how many times I've bought a foundation or concealer that matched in the store only to get home and find that it's too light or too dark. Making it myself also means that I control the ingredients.  I know exactly what's in the product, so I can keep out preservatives and other ingredients that I don't want. Today, a friend asked me if I had a recipe for concealer.  I didn't, so here we are! Now I know why she couldn't find one--they are hard to find!  I waded through pages and pages of the exact same recipe.  She was looking for something with a little more coverage, and she wanted something natural. I haven't stumbled upon the best recipe ever, but I think I've

DIY Eye Shadow Primer Recipe + Easy Recipes

Use this DIY eyeshadow primer recipe to help your eye makeup last longer.  Do you use eye shadow primer?  I didn't used to until I got a free sample.  Now I won't apply my eye makeup without it. Primer is like foundation for your eye makeup.  It helps it go on smoother, reduces creasing, and helps your makeup stay longer.   If your makeup creases or wears off after a few hours, try using a primer.  You may also want to look in to makeup for oily eyelids if your makes dissolves or melts quickly. Primer is expensive, but you can make your DIY eye shadow primer very easily!

7 Itchy Scalp Home Remedies

An itchy scalp isn't just uncomfortable; it can be very embarrassing! The constant itching can be caused by a few different things, but here are some itchy scalp home remedies that should help you find some relief! Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.