Recipes

Recipe: Make Your Own Shampoo

Recipe: Make Your Own Shampoo

Over the years, I've had various different hair types. I dyed my hair shades of red for 7 years, and then used natural things to lighten my hair (lemons, food grade hydrogen peroxide, tons of sun) for about 7 years. At one point a few years ago, my roots kept seeming so much darker than I remember them being, and I finally decided to make the plunge and get the rest of my hair matched to my roots. I also chopped most of it off within the same couple of weeks of doing so. The whole experience was a major energy and identity shift for me, and was part of the beginnings of my saturn return experience, so the timing was all meant to be.

DIY Hair Gel & Volumizer

DIY Hair Gel & Volumizer

Looking for the volume that you get from mid-summer sun and pond hair? Well, I have been... It's that flat static wintery hair that I don't so much enjoy, but it motivates me to look for answers in the hair department... Lately I've been playing around with 2 options - a homemade hair gel, and a homemade sea salt spray. Look for a post coming soon on the salt hair spray!

DIY Nourishing Face Mask

DIY Nourishing Face Mask

Yesterday I treated myself to such a lovely and nourishing face mask! As a busy working (from home) mom, I don't have a lot of time for masks and well let's face it - self care of mostly any kind, so these things are usually pushed to the back burner and reserved for weekends. I wanted something that was not drying, but not oily.

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

Hey friends! I wanted to share this yummy skin moisturizer because as we are deeper and deeper into this winter, I am using it more and more! It's a really simple recipe - easy to make at home. It's more like a body butter than a cream or lotion - for use on any dry skin, hands, feet, cracked skin, those rough patches on the elbows, knees, etc - you get the idea. I probably wouldn't use this one directly on my face unless I had a lot of dry skin there. It's also a great one to leave, ahem, in the bedroom if you catch my drift.

DIY: Beeswax Candle-Making

DIY: Beeswax Candle-Making

Hey folks!! I wanted to share an activity that I had fun with over the weekend during this crazy 2013 Blizzard. I usually try and save the weekends for some creativity action unless we are traveling somewhere so this project fell right into that plan.