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Best Hair Products for Damaged Hair

Don't wash your hair too often.  Don't use a hair dryer.  Don't use a flat iron.  Don't use hair ties.  It seems like everything you do damages your hair.  For me, I can skip the hair dryer most of the time, but I can't skip my flat iron.  I also dye my hair and have highlights, so it does show signs of damage. You can't repair damaged hair, but you can use products to make your hair look better.  Here are my best hair products for damaged hair, and I'll give you some great DIY recipes too!

How to Make Rose Water

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but the scent of fresh roses will last much longer with this rose water recipe.  Rose water is used in many DIY beauty recipes for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.  Commercially produced rose water is made from the hydrosol that is left after distilling the essential oil from the rose petals.  Some recipes call for you to make a crude still at home, but I made mine a much easier way.  Keep reading after the recipe for some great ways to use your homemade rose water.  

Dry Skin Body Butter Recipe Young Living Melrose Oil

Disclaimer:  The information in this post has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. In addition, I received a sample oil in exchange for my recipe . All opinions are my own. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. I've made a lot of different types of lotions, but I have to say that body butters are my favorites to use. They take a few extra minutes to make because you have to whip them, but it's so worth it.  They are light and fluffy, but they deliver a lot of moisture to your skin.  I use this one on my hands almost every night, and it works great on my feet too. Melrose Essential Oil  Information and Uses Contains mela

Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Beet Juice Powder

This post is sponsored by PINES .  As always, all opinions are my own.   When PINES contacted me to use their beet juice powder in a recipe, I knew exactly what I wanted to make: a naturally tinted lip balm.  I try to stay away from dyes in my food and in my bath products.  The beet juice powder gave my lip balm a gorgeous purple-red color safely and naturally. I'll be honest, the beet juice powder gave me a bit of trouble, so I had to change my recipe a few times.  You see, the powder is water soluble, but the base of the lip balm is oil based.  The first time I made this, the powder turned in to little globs and wouldn't incorporate.  Then I got creative.  Keep reading to see how I got the powder to mix with the oils. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.   Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Beet Juice Powder