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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

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

Making Your Own Shampoo

Making your own shampoo

There can be some nasty harsh chemicals out there in commercially made shampoo’s, so here is a how to guide make an easy, organic shampoo for yourself or for a beautifully crafted home-made gift. The base ingredient we shall use is Castile Soap. Originating in Castile, Spain, it has come to mean a vegetable based soap. It should generally be made of predominantly olive oil and other vegetable oils. It should not contain any synthetic foaming agents or detergents or it defeats the purpose of making your own. There are some wonderful products online and of course you could find… read more

Shampoo Dilemma

Shampoo dilemma

Is your shampoo killing you? It’s an outlandish thought but one that actually demands your attention. There could be some ingredients in shampoos that cause you harm and should be avoided as much as possible. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) create the foam we are generally used to when engaging in the shampoo experience. The fact is these chemicals are closely related to compounds you find in heavy duty cleaners and degreases and have been linked to eye damage, depression, diarrhea, and severe skin irritation. DEA’s are a hormone disruptor and linked to kidney failure and… read more