Showing posts from August, 2014

How to Rag Roll Hair - Curls Without Heat

When I was a kid, my hair was thin and straight.  Now, it's insanely thick and insanely curly.  I'm totally blaming my first son for my unruly hair because it happened while I was pregnant.  Crazy, I know. When I was a kid, I wanted curly hair so bad.  It was the 80s, and everyone had a big, pouffy hair.  My mom wouldn't let me get a perm (thanks, Mom!), but she did rag roll my hair. My daughter has thin, straight hair like I used to, but she wants curly hair like mom has now.  Bless her, she wants to be like me.  I rag rolled her hair last week, and she was so thrilled to have curls for a day.  She put on her best play dress and danced around all afternoon.  I have a feeling that we will be doing this often. Rag rolling is really easy, and it doesn't take long to do.  You do have to wait hours or overnight for your hair to dry, but there's no damage from heat or expensive curlers to buy. How to Rag Roll Hair You'll need strips of cotton fabric for t

Soothing Tea Tree Oil Deodorant Recipe

This post is brought to you by Apothecary Extracts, who provided the tea tree oil for the recipe.  As always, all opinions are my own. I've made my own deodorant before, but I have to say that this is my favorite recipe.  It's very easy and uses things that I always have on hand. Tea tree oil has both antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it helps kill the bacteria that cause odor.   Baking soda neutralizes odor.   The coconut oil soothes your skin, especially irritated skin from shaving, and has mild antibacterial properties.   The arrowroot powder absorbs extra moisture. You can use cornstarch, but the granules are bigger than arrowroot powder.  Personally, I like arrowroot powder, and I think it's worth buying it.  But if you can't find it or don't want to wait for shipping, you can use cornstarch. The tea tree oil does have a medicinal smell, but it is essential for the recipe.  The smell starts to fade quickly too, so it isn't strong