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How to Mix Essential Oils With Carrier Oils

Whether you're new to using essential oils or you've had some experience, it's very important to know how to mix essential oils with carrier oils .  Essential oils have to be diluted with a carrier oil before you apply them directly to your skin or you could have a reaction.  Essential oils are highly concentrated, and diluting them with carrier oils also helps them last longer.  Some essential oils can be quite expensive, but since you're only using a few drops with each use, they can last for many, many uses.  Some websites may tell you to apply a drop or two directly to the skin, but this should only be done if you are an oil expert because it can cause sensitization.

13 New Uses for Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is my new BFF.  When I started dyeing my naturally dark brown hair blonde with bright red streaks, I had to stop washing it daily or my red would fade away.  I try to go three days without washing, unless I work out.  But by the ends of day 2, my hair is a hot mess.  Enter the dry shampoo.  Just a few quick sprays, and I can go another day, saving my bright red highlights.  This also helps me cut down on flat iron damage because I use it every three days instead of daily or every two days.  If you're new to dry shampoo, I'll cover what it is and how to use it.  But if you already know the wonders of this miracle product, then skin to the bottom for some new uses for dry shampoo that you might not know about yet.

Michael Todd Soniclear Petite Review

When Michael Todd asked me to be an ambassador this year, this was the one product that I was dying to try.  I had previously used an off brand cleansing brush, and it quickly got send to the box in the closet never to be seen again.  I've heard wonderful things about the Soniclear Elite and the Soniclear Petite, and I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about.  Michael Todd sent me the Soniclear Petite last month, and I love it.  I've used it twice a day since the day I got it.  Keep reading for my Michael Todd Soniclear Petite review.  

New and Old Favorites From Paula's Choice

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network.  All opinions are my own. It's been almost a year and a half since I was introduced to Paula's Choice and their custom skin care line .  Let me tell you, it was a sad, sad day when I ran out of that skin care set.  I had to order more and a few more products to try.  My skin is fairly good, but I do have large pores and some fine lines that are causing me some concern.  I started with the Resist Anti-Aging line because it  targets both of my skin concerns.  I ordered a few more products the next time and found some new favorites, and Paula's Choice sent me three new products to try that are quickly becoming my new favorites.

DIY Charcoal Face Mask Recipe

One of my favorite natural beauty ingredients is charcoal.  It's inexpensive, and it is so, so wonderful for your skin.  I love using it for a DIY charcoal face mask because it unclogs pores like nothing else can.  Activated charcoal draws dirt, chemicals, bacteria, and other icky gunk to the surface of your skin.  If you remember skin care 101, these are the things that get in to your pores and cause pimples and blackheads.  Using a charcoal mask once a week can do wonders to improve your complexion, even fighting those stubborn blackheads on your nose.   Since charcoal pulls debris from your pores, it can actually make pores look smaller.  Since charcoal can also help speed up the healing process, it can also help heal existing blemishes.  Considering this natural product can both treat and prevent acne, it's no wonder it's found in so many beauty products!

Saint Patrick's Day Fashion and Beauty

Saint Patrick's Day is a fun holiday.  My kids set up Leprechaun traps, and they use my jewelry to try to catch one.  They haven't been able to catch one yet, but they do get some small toys in exchange for their efforts.  The sneaky leprechaun comes in and turns our milk green, and once he even turned the toilet green!  I will admit that although I am Irish — with the temper to prove it! — that I have never been to a Saint Patrick's Day party.  I had my babies young, before I was legal to drink.  I don't drink much anyway.  But I do dress up in green for the day, even if I'm not going anywhere because it's just fun.  Whether you're going to work, to a party, or just going to the grocery store here are some cute St. Patrick's Day fashion and beauty items for you. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.