Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Easy DIY Cleansing Face/Body Scrub

Hello Everyone, long time no see.
As you can see from reading the title, today's blog post is about making a DIY face/body scrub.

This scrub, depending on how much you make, and how much you use, will last you 4 months plus. So, without further ado, let's begin!

You Will Need:
- A Container to Store your scrub in
- Epson Salt
- Coconut oil (or any other oil you like)
- Vitamin E oil (optional)
- An Essential oil of your choice (also optional)
- If you have acne or acne scars, add 10 to 20 drops of Tea tree essential oil

STEP 1: If you are using coconut oil, warm it up in the microwave, or in a sauce pan. Warm up enough coconut oil to just dampen your Epson salt. 
STEP 2: Put your Epson salt into your container. (Use as much or as little as you would like. Make your batch large or small... it's really up to you.)
STEP 3: Add the coconut oil (or whatever oil you desired to use) to your Epson salt. Add  the Vitamin E oil and your Essential oil of choice if you wish to use one. You cannot go wrong with this recipe. If it's too watery add more Epson salt and if it's too dry, add more oil. 

And you're done!

 DON'T GET YOUR SCRUB WET!!! IT WILL RUIN IT COMPLETELY!!! It's ok for a little humidity to get to it, just don't wet it or the scrub will liquefy.

How to Use:
Take a small amount of your scrub and massage your face or body as needed. For better blood circulation, scrub towards your heart. Rinse with warm water. You can use it in the place of your regular soap or you can use it after washing. Your skin should feel soft, smooth and moisturized after use.

- Gently scrubs away dirt and dead skin cells
- Moisturizes your skin
- Vegan
- Healthier for you and the enviroment
- No harsh chemicals
- You know exactly what you are using
- It's cheep

I hope you found this helpful! Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Creating the Perfect Hair Routine for You (Pt 2)

In my last post, "Creating the Perfect Hair Routine for You (Pt 1)" (Click this link if you'd like to read it: we talked about the importance of finding out what your own unique hair needs are. We also talked about your Hair's porosity. Now we will continue with hair width and density.

 Hair Width 
Hair width (sometimes called texture) refers to the thickness of individual strands of your hair, rather than to how much hair you have on your head. Knowing your hair width is important since it can affect your ability to retain length.

Determining Hair Width

To find your hair width, take piece of your hair from a brush or comb and hold it up to the light. If the hair is very wide and easily visible, then you have coarse hair. If it's so thin that you can hardly see it, you have fine hair. If your hair appears neither thin nor coarse, you have medium width hair. 


The strands in coarse hair are very wide in circumference, making them the strongest of all hair textures. As a result, it's easy to maintain length with coarse hair since it's more resistant to damage.


Hair with medium width consists of strands that are strong and elastic, and neither too thin nor too thick. Medium width hair is also somewhat resistant to damage, making it easy to maintain length.


Hair with fine width has a very small circumference and is very delicate and easy to damage. As a result it's often difficult to maintain length with fine hair. 
But that doesn't mean it's impossible. My BFF has hair that's so fine it's like spider web and she has tailbone length natural hair!

Hair Density
 While hair width measures the width of individual strands of hair, density refers to how closely those strands are packed together on your head. Your hair's density can also be affected by your hair texture, porosity and width.

 Determining Hair Density
  One way to determine your hair density is to measure the width of you ponytail. Take your dry hair and place it in a ponytail. (It doesn't matter where as long as you can get all your hair into the hair tie) then take a tape measure and and measure around your pony. 
1/2 inch or lower = Low density (or thin hair)
1 inch or more = Medium density 
1 1/2 inch or more = High density (or thick hair)

Another simple way to check your hair density is to examine your scalp. Start with dry hair, because hair that's wet will often look thinner than it really is. Let your hair hang loose in its natural, unparted shape and look at it closely from all different angles. If you can see your scalp very easily, then you have low hair density. If you can see some of your scalp, you have medium hair density. If your scalp is difficult or impossible to see, then you have high hair density.

.In my Next post I will conclude with how to take the info I gave given you to create the perfect hair routine for you!