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DIY Makes Spray Bottles Better

DIY Makes Spray Bottles Better

Spray bottle products are convenient, perfectly sized and their contents are what many deem as daily necessities. However, they can also often include questionable components and high price tags, all contained in plastic. Why buy when you can DIY better than the original? The following bottle mist recipes are all natural and inexpensive. Plus, bottles you already have on hand can be reused to try them out, or you can make your own with a glass container. For a skin safe fragrance, body spray can be made with only 3 ingredients: filtered water, vegetable glycerin and essential oils. Adding vegetable glycerin… read more

The List: 10 For The Skin

The List: 10 For The Skin

Hair and skincare are billion dollar a year industries. So, when you are budgeting bills, groceries and walking the thin line between paydays – why give them any more money? Head straight to the kitchen for top notch homemade skincare you already have on hand and save money instead of spending on the overpriced jar with the lengthy ingredient list. The 10 on this list can also be mixed and matched together to make the most of their healthful properties. Coconut Oil Considered a one ingredient wonder, coconut oil has an assortment of beneficial uses and many swear by it… read more

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Things that are beneficial for the skin and hair don’t always have to come in a package. Coconut and grapefruit are seemingly simple ingredients, but they are both packed with nutrient rich properties that offer an all-natural boost. Coconut is moisture-rich and grapefruit is loaded with antioxidants that can remove dead skin cells, brighten and tone. For exfoliation, this homemade scrub uses coconut oil and palm sugar, ground coffee and cinnamon. These ingredients work together to exfoliate, reduce inflammation, moisturize and effectively cleanse the skin. This recipe for grapefruit sugar scrub comes with free printables including labels and a grapefruit… read more

The Crown Of Spring

The Crown Of Spring

Handmade floral headbands made with fresh or crafted flowers are a nod to spring and reawakening. These require few materials and can be made using items from around the house and flowers or other natural items from outdoors. Also, other choices for decorative materials, like recycled papers or fabrics can be used to make them. The crowns can be made in any size and can be tailored for children and adults. They also make great gifts, and little hands can learn how to craft them too. They make sweet gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day and other special events. If making… read more

Make These Hair Products Better At Home

Make These Hair Products Better At Home

Hair products are one of those areas where searching for more natural alternatives can be tricky. Many hair care items contain lengthy ingredient lists, especially finishing products like texture balms, gels and hair sprays. Surprisingly, these can all be made right at home, without a chemistry degree, and using far less ingredients than their store bought counterparts. Skeptical ingredients like parabens, artificially derived dyes and fragrances are often found in hair care, but the following recipes leave out the synthetics and work with more natural materials to tame, hold and style hair. Pomade, or hair wax, can add great texture to… read more

Organic Milk Beauty Regimens

Organic Milk Beauty Regimens

Long before beauty was bottled and sold in a jar, people resorted to botanical resources and what was available to naturally beautify the skin and hair. Since ancient times, many have used milk as an additive in treatments for bathing and skincare. Milk contains lactic acid which is a natural alpha hydroxy acid that can be an effective exfoliate. It also has fat content from the cream that is soothing for dry skin. It is gentle enough that it will not irritate skin, and is often suggested for sensitive skin conditions. Certified organic milks are recommended for topical use. Also,… read more

Coloring Hair Naturally

Coloring Hair Naturally

If you are trying to incorporate more environmentally friendly ways into your routines, you may think having your hair colored might not be an option. There are, however, natural ways to subtly color or brighten your hair at home using things that may already be in the pantry. If you want to change the looks of your locks but aren’t up for chemical treatments try the following tips for naturally tinted hair. Red and auburn shades can use the juice from vegetables like carrots and beets, or crimson fruits like pomegranates to saturate the hair strands. Brunette hair can be enriched with a… read more

Feeling Dull Headed?

Feeling Dull Headed?

Making your own shampoo can give your hair a break from your normal routine and from chemicals that often strip away the shine. Shampoos can contain ingredients, like sulfates, that are responsible for creating a luxurious lather but can also be damaging to hair. Many also include synthetic fragrances that can smell good but are actually harsh on hair. Homemade shampoo recipes can be altered to suit any hair type, and using it in place of regular brands saves money and gives your scalp and hair a moisture packed treat. One common misconception about cleaning the hair is that is… read more

Homemade Hairspray

Homemade Hairspray

Use of commercial hairspray is known to cause considerable damage to the environment. Hairspray contains volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs. These include chlorine, fluorine, and carbon, or CFC’s. Just a few sprays send these chemicals up to the ozone, where they will break apart thousands of ozone particles. This damage reduces our protection from UV rays and will eventually lead to global warming. That’s a pretty potent blow coming from 15km or so below. Hairspray’s immediate damage is found in its negative effects on your health. The formaldehyde found in many commercial hairsprays can lead to migraines, low blood… read more

Hair Care Naturally

Natural hair care

Today there are many options when it comes to hair care, from styles to colors, you can customize your locks as much as you desire. Many products are out there to help achieve this. However, you must be careful not to use chemicals that damage your hair and environment. Luckily you can alter your hair without sending toxins through the roof or atmosphere. Let’s start with hair enhancement. Enhancing your hair and keeping it healthy elevates your natural beauty. To add shine to your hair you can add apple cider vinegar to your shampoo or conditioner. If you are a… read more