D.I.Y. Aloe Vera Hair Detangler

Aloe Vera

Gently detangle hair with this detangling hair recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. distilled water
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops glycerin
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops grapefruit seed extract

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture into a spray bottle or jar for storage
  • Apply to wet/damp hair

*Shake well before each use

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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┬ástrained 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

Tropical Bubble Bath

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Escape to a tropical paradise while relaxing in your bath tub!

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops rose essential oil
  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 1 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 1 oz. coconut oil
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 4 cups distilled water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water

Relaxing Lilac Bubble Bath

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Relax with a lilac scented bubble bath after a long day!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 3 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 6 drops lilac essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water

D.I.Y. Crisco Hand Cream

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It sounds weird (Crisco and all) but give this moisturizing hand cream recipe a try!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Crisco
  • 2 oz. beeswax
  • 2 oz. glycerin
  • 2 tbsp. liquid lecithin
  • 4 oz. distilled water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; melt until a liquid forms (using a double boiler or the microwave)
  • Using a whisk, mix the just melted ingredients until the mixture begins to thicken
  • Transfer the mixture into a container for storage
  • Let cool before using

Lemon Toner Recipe

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An effective toner that leaves skin looking and feeling refreshed!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. distilled water
  • 2/3 c. witch hazel

 

Directions:

  • Combine and mix all ingredients in a bottle/container (something with a seal tight lid)
  • Shake well
  • Apply to face using a cotton pad, cotton ball or soft cloth