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3 Amazing Homemade Hair Oil Recipes

This post is sponsored by iHerb.  As always, all opinions are my own. Three amazing homemade hair oil recipes for dry hair, damaged hair, and to add shine to your hair.  Learn how to infuse oils and herbs to make the oils and how to use them for softer, healthier looking hair. One of my favorite natural hair hacks is to use hair oil.  I have curly hair, so it's prone to being dry.  Couple that with using a blow dryer and flat iron two to three times a week, and my hair definitely shows some signs of damage. I use a hair oil every time I wash my hair to add moisture back into my hair.  The last time I made it, I actually made three hair oil recipes.  One for dry hair, one for damaged hair, and one for shine.  I use all three of them at different times and for different reasons. I got everything that I needed to make these three hair oil recipes from iHerb .  I love shopping at iHerb because they have great prices and free shipping on orders over $20.  I have a special off

DIY Hot Chocolate Milk Bath Salts Recipe for Dry Skin

This adorable DIY hot chocolate milk bath recipe is perfect for a relaxing bath for yourself or to make as DIY gift for friends. My skin gets crazy, crazy dry in the winter, so right now, I'm all about things to help my skin feel better. Couple that with the fact that I've been freezing since September, and I was looking for a DIY   recipe that would soothe my dry skin while helping me get warm, if even just for a few moments. I wanted a bath salt recipe because I like the benefits of the salts for my aching muscles and joints.  I also wanted a milk bath because they are so good for dry skin. So I made both. I made a hot chocolate milk bath salts recipe for help soothe tired and achy joints and muscles while it helps relieve dry skin. I added the chocolate because it smells amazing and has a lot of skin benefits.  And I may be enjoying sugar free hot chocolates most evenings. DIY HOT CHOCOLATE MILK BATH RECIPE This hot chocolate milk bath recipe would also

What to Expect When You Switch to Natural Hair Care

This post is sponsored by Pureland Beauty.  As always, all enthusiasm is my own. I'm moving toward natural beauty products, and I'm making an effort to choose cruelty free where possible.  This was relatively painless with my skin care and makeup because there are so many options available for natural and cruelty free products.   But natural hair care proved to be a bit of a challenge.  It's harder to find natural hair care products.  I tried some brands that weren't a good fit for me, but then I found Pureland Beauty natural vegan shampoo, conditioner, and heat protectant. Switching my skin care was an easy transition, but switching to natural hair care takes a little bit of getting used to.  Here is what to expect when you make the switch.

Everyone Deserves Beautiful - Hot Tools New Signature Series Line

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Tools . All opinions are 100% mine. I love the way my hair looks every time I leave the salon, but I could never recreate it at home.  Yes, my hairdresser has training and experience that I don't, but I have experience with my own hair, so why couldn't I get a decent blow out or flat iron it right at home? I wasn't using the right tools at home.  My inexpensive flat iron and hair dryer just weren't able to to give me the same results as my stylist's tools. Even with almost daily use, I couldn't see spending a lot of money on my hair tools.  I'm so glad I found Hot Tools new Signature Series line.  They are affordable because Everyone Deserves Beautiful.

Eczema Wet Wrap Therapy Instructions

Try eczema wet wrap therapy for natural relief from eczema or atopic dermatitis.   I've been battling eczema on my hand for a few years now.  I'd never had eczema in my life until a few years ago when all of a sudden I started getting in on my hand.  I narrowed it down to hand soaps. I can use a few store bought soaps, but nearly every soap in the big dispensers irritates my eczema.  I started making soap petals so I would have soap to take with me, but I ran out a few months ago and used soap several times in one day.  That night, I was itching like crazy and had a large red patch on my hand.  Within a few days, it was so bad that it basically one large scaly patch.   Soon, I got really deep cracks and it was bleeding, and it was spreading. I was using my eczema relief salve .  It would look better for about an hour, then it would go right back to being a large scale.  My hand looked like it had been burned it was so bad.   At this point, I was ver

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

This skinny peppermint mocha coffee creamer tastes so good, you'll never know it's a lighter version. I've been making skinny flavored coffees and coffee creamers for a while now, but I didn't think about blogging them until recently.  I wasn't sure if you'd be interested in skinny coffee drinks next to my DIY beauty products, but you most definitely are based on the views and shares they are getting. Today, I have a skinny peppermint mocha coffee creamer recipe.  Last year, I posted a skinny peppermint mocha coffee drink .  It's wonderful, but my mornings are super busy.  I just wanted an easy peppermint mocha coffee creamer recipe that I could just grab from the fridge to quickly add to my coffee.   Since pumpkin spice season is over, it was time to switch to a winter coffee creamer.  I love peppermint mochas, so here we are.   Like most of my recipes, there are options for this recipe.  You can use your choice of milks and sweetener

Onion Soup Mix Recipe Without Bouillon

This easy onion soup mix recipe is made without bouillon.  It has turmeric in it for its health benefits.  It's also sugar free and can be made without extra salt. It's freezing here, so we're eating heartier meals.  In the winter, I go through a lot of onion soup mix.  I use it for several recipes, so I use at least one packet a week.  To save money and so I know exactly what's in my food, I started making my own onion soup mix recipe without bouillon.   I don't use bouillon in my onion soup mix because I usually use this homemade mix along with my brown gravy mix recipe , which already had beef bouillon in it.  This dry mix recipe is so easy to make.  I almost always have the ingredients in my pantry, so I can make it any time I need it.  I usually double it so I end up with 2 cups of dry mix or about 8 servings.   ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE WITHOUT BOUILLON I live in Amish country, so there are Amish bulk food stores all over.  They have the

Disinfectant Spray DIY Recipe and Deodorizer Recipe With Essential OIls

Disinfecting your home without chemicals with this DIY homemade disinfectant spray recipe.  It has essential oils to kill germs naturally. Cold and flu season is upon us.  One major benefit to homeschooling is that my kids don't pick up as many germs.  We are still in public for shopping, karate, and scouts, so we are exposed to germs.   I started cleaning my home naturally more than 10 years ago.  In the winter though, I want to make sure the germs are gone.  I'm not taking chances because Caleb gets very sick each year.   When he was an infant and then again a year old, he had RSV and was hospitalized.  Each year after that, he would get pneumonia.  Now that he's older, he still gets sick, but thankfully it isn't as bad as it used to be.   Disinfecting spray was the last cleaner that I started making.  I thought that I needed to buy a commercial project if I wanted to really kill the germs.   Then I started doing some research.  You don'