D.I.Y. Marshmallow Root Hair Detangler

Marshmallow Root

Gently detangle knotty and unruly hair with this detangling recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup dried marshmallow root
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract (or any essential oils that you prefer)

Directions:

  • Heat the marshmallow root in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes on low heat until it thickens and begins to form a gel; stir throughout
  • Once the root has thickened, remove from heat and let cool
  • Strain the thickened gel using a piece of cheesecloth; squeeze the cheesecloth when finished to remove any excess gel
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the strained gel; mix well
  • Apply the mixture to wet hair (or apply using a spray bottle if the mixture is not too thick or by adding water to it)

*Shake well before each use

*This mixture can last up to 3 weeks when stored in the fridge

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Honey Lemon Face Wash

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Wash your face free of impurities and dirt with this facial wash that smells delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; blend with a hand blender until smooth
  • Pour into a bottle or pump dispenser
  • Put a few drops in your hand, add a little water and lather together
  • Apply to face (avoid the eye area) and wash
  • Rinse with water

Honey and Avocado Nail Scrub

Nail Scrub

Nourish and cleanse nails with this easy to make nail scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 drops apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Massage into nails and cuticles
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Apple Hair Mask Recipe

Apple

Cure a dry and flaky scalp with this nourishing apple hair mask!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 medium apples
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour

 

Directions:

  • Peel, core and grate the apples
  • Combine the remaining ingredients to the grated apples; mix well
  • Apply the mixture to dry hair
  • Let sit for 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse with water and follow by washing hair as you regularly would

Hydrating Hair Conditioner

Hair Mask

Treat your hair to a hydrating and deep conditioning treatment that will leave it looking and feeling soft, shiny and healthy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 tsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

 

Directions:

  • Mash the banana and avocado together using a fork
  • Add the olive oil to the mashed banana and avocado; mix well
  • Wash hair with shampoo and towel dry
  • Apply mixture to hair
  • Let sit for 20-25 minutes (for even better results wear a shower cap)
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up by washing hair with shampoo

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple Cider

This hair rinse will leave hair looking super shiny and healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 sprigs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups warm water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except the water); mix well
  • Store the mixture in a cool and dry place (not the fridge) for a week
  • Dilute a third of the mixture with the water; mix well
  • After shampooing hair, apply the mixture
  • Let sit for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner for Acne

Apple Cider

Tone your face while banishing and preventing acne with this facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 oz. water
  • 4 bags green tea
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil
  • 10-15 drops jojoba oil
  • 10 aspirin pills (plain)

Directions:

  • Pour the apple cider vinegar into a container
  • Boil the water and steep the tea bags in it for 30 minutes; let cool
  • Remove tea bags and squeeze out any excess water
  • Add the tea water as well as the oils to the container with the apple cider vinegar
  • Crush the aspirin pills so that they are a fine powder; add to the container with the other ingredients
  • Strain the toner mixture using a coffee filter to remove any excess chucks/bits of aspirin
  • Apply to face using a cotton ball or soft tissue