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24 November 2013

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 coconut oil and peppermint hair mask

01 November 2013

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.