Showing posts from January, 2015

Moringa Oil Facial Toner Recipe for Acne Prone Skin or Aging Skin + Giveaway Ends 2/28/15

This post, information, and giveaway is sponsored by Green Virgin Products .  As always, all opinions are my own.   This week, I used a brand new to me oil, moringa oil.  This oil is very versatile because it is great for acne prone skin and it is known for its anti-aging properties.  Basically, this oil is great for any skin type, which is very unique for a skin care oil. Moringa oil is high in vitamins A and C.  Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of age spots.  It also helps regulate sebum in the skin, which means that it can help reduce acne while keeping your skin moisturized.  I It's also high in antioxidants, so it can help slow down aging.  Moringa also contains more zeatin than any other plant.  Zeatin is a plant hormone that promotes cellular growth, which can delay the aging process.  It helps boost collagen production in your skin, which is important to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. You can use the oil by itself to moisturize your skin, and it works great

Whipped Body Butter Recipe with Sea Buckthorn Oil

The Sea Buckthorn and information have been provided by Sea Buck Wonders . As always, all opinions are my own. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. I have a great new oil to introduce to you today and a whipped body butter recipe. Sea buckthorn oil has been used for generations in Europe and Asia, but it's just getting popular in America. There are two kinds of the oil: fruit oil and seed oil. Both come from the same berry but from different parts. Both are great for your body, but they do have different properties. The oils can be used topically to cleanse and exfoliate. They are also said to have healing properties and can help the skin recover from burns, rashes, and cuts. It is high in fatty acids and antioxidents and is antiviral and may help reduce inflammation. With all of these great sea buckthorn benefits, I was dying to make a new recipe. I haven't made a body butter in a while, so I

Easy Pink Sugar Scrub Valentine's Day Gift with Printable Label

Several years ago, there was a perfume called Aquolina Pink.  It smelled like cotton candy with a hint of musk.  It was heavenly.  I made the soap, lotion, and dry oil perfume in that scent.  It was my signature scent.  I got a lot of compliments on it too. That scent inspired this fun Valentine's Day pink sugar scrub recipe.  Of course, you can use any scent that you'd like or leave it unscented.  But if you are looking for an amazing scent, give Aquolina Pink a try. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.

Hair Salon Etiquette: 8 Dos and Don'ts

I had a great stylist for years, but I moved and the drive was just too much for me.  After a few years of searching, I found another great stylist.  This girl is absolutely amazing, and I get compliments on my hair all the time.  I don't want to lose her as a stylist, so I'm definitely following the hair salon etiquette rules. Not to get too off topic, but manners are becoming a thing of the past.  And that's sad.  Going to the salon means forming a professional relationship and being respectful of other people in the salon.  I get a cut and color, so I'm there about two hours.  I see so many rude people just in that time every six to eight weeks, so I'm sure my stylist has some crazy stories to tell! Hair Salon Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hand Milled (Rebatched) Soap Recipe

Turn hotel soap or any other soap into adorable chocolate covered strawberry rebatched soaps.   I always think of Valentine's Day when I see a chocolate covered strawberry.  I'm not sure why because I've never made them for Valentine's Day.  Hubby, if you are reading this, get me some, k? Speaking of chocolate covered strawberries, have you ever soaked them in whipped cream vodka before dipping them?  You really should.  You're welcome. Back to the soap recipe.  I like making soap, but I don't want to make 432 bars in one batch or buy a ton of ingredients.   That's why I picked this recipe for hand milled or rebatched soap.  It uses premade soap, so I get all the benefits of the soap without making it myself.  Awesome! Making soap without lye is a lot easier because you have to be very careful with lye.  Of course, the premade bars still have lye in them, but it's already been neutralized.  So you get to have fun making soap without working wi