D.I.Y Recipes

diysugarWhat you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey. (organic & regular both work)
  • 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil of your choice. (I use Jojoba and Coconut Oil personally.)
  • 2-3 drops essential oil of your choice. This step is optional only if you want a little fragrance in your scrub. (I use rose extract and peppermint ) Oils that work well for this: orange, lavender, peppermint.
  • a small container
  • something to stir with

To prepare:

  1. add your oil & essential oils
  2. next add the honey. (this order will make getting the honey off your spoon/utensil easier. )
  3. then add the sugar
  4. Stir well and you’re done!

*These measurements do not have to be exact I know everyone has certain preferences, this is just a starting “base” recipe. feel free to add more or less as you please!

– Happy mixing!

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A great deep moisturizing mask for dry hair.

Hair guacamole. lol

What you will need:

  • a bowl
  • blender / hand mixer / spoon (if you’re a OG & wanna go old skool.)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 half lemon
  • 3-4 tbs of honey
  • 2 tbs of GSO
  • 2 tbs of CCO
  • 1 tbs of JJO

Steps:

  1. cut open the avocado and remove the pit.
  2. scoop avocado meat in bowl (lol avocado meat)
  3. add in your oils
  4. add your honey *remember oil before honey to make it easier to get off*
  5. add lemon juice. watch out for seeds. seeds ARE NO BUENO FOR HAIR!
  6. now use whatever you will be using to mix this with and blend it till its smooth and creamy.
  7. apply thoroughly to hair, making sure to get your scalp.
  8. put on a processing cap and let sit for 1 hour
  9. rise, wash, and condition well. make sure you get all of it out of your hair, you don’t want this going bad in your hair ew. x_x
  10. Style as normal and enjoy nice shiny moisturized hair!

*you might have to add water if its too thick. it should be the consistency of yogurt.

Benefits:

Avocado: rich in vitamins: A, E, K, B6, & C, potassium, protein, fiber, folate and copper. Full of natural fats that are very good for dry, processed, damaged hair. Acts as a great moisturizer for black hair.

Lemon Juice: adds shine, helps to decrease shedding, also can be used as a hair lightening/bleaching agent.

GSO: lightweight oil, absorbs into hair easily adds shine, moisturizes, good for dry frizzy hair, rich in vitamin E and linoleic acid, can be used for treatment of dandruff, also can be used as a heat protectant when heat styling.

CCO: (one of my favorites) super lightweight on hair, moisturizes and is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft (+10 moisture points.), smells goooood. well to me at least. Strengthens and adds elasticity to hair.

JJO: (the favorite) I use it in like 99% of the things I make. It is the closest oil to our bodies own natural moisturizer, sebum. makes a great sealant, makeup remover, face wash and hot oil treatment. Promotes hair growth.

Honey: antibacterial, has low pH around 4.5 great for maintaining skin health, a humectant which is a a substance that promotes retention of moisture, gives shine fights frizz

-Happy Mixing!!!

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What you will need :

Bowl

1 can of unsweetened coconut milk.

(I use Thai Kitchen organic brand. )

Or

1 ripe coconut

1 tbsp. of honey

1 – 2 tbsp. of oil of your choice

Here is the link to the full process. 

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Additional Item:

Bowl.

Something to stir with.

Funnel.

Empty Deodorant Container.

( mine was full, I just threw away the chemical trash part.)

Paper towels. This can get messy.

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20131004-210607.jpgNow place cap  back on, turn upside down and refrigerate for about an hour.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Since this recipe does not have beeswax it melts very easily in room temperatures. To avoid this, store in the fridge, add the needed beeswax, or learn to love deodorant paste you have to apply by hand.  Also if you do forget, like me, leave it out and find yourself with a melted mess, just put the cap back on turn it upside down again so it all falls in the cap and place it back in the fridge. *Wallah* Like brand new.

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