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Summer Time: Chlorine & Sea Salt Hair Issues

Summer time is great!  Everybody is traveling and doing outdoor activities.  Swimming, long days in the sun, and tons of sun screen.  Oh and let’s not forget crispy hair.  So a lot of people tend to go for a lighter hair color in the summer, but ruin it after a few days at the beach or in a chlorine filled swimming pool.  Of course if you have children you’re fighting tangled rough hair.  So here are some remedies you can do on the go or at home to help your hair. Remedy #1: Strip your hair. I strongly advise herbal tea rinses mixed with a bit of vinegar to strip your hair of chlorine.  Brew a cup of herbal tea. Suggested Herbs: Calendula and Chamomile for Light Hair Rosemary and Nutmeg for Medium Hair Rosehip or Rose and Hibiscus for Shades of Red Sage and Nettle for Dark Hair Allow it to cool.  If you have dark hair, add 1/4 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).  If you have light hair, add 1/4 of a cup of White Vinegar (ACV).  If your current hair color falls in the middle, I would advise ACV.  Once the vinegar of your […]
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Scrub Away!

Everybody needs a little exfoliation, and the best time to do it is during the winter.  Why?  Because 9/10 of the time we are completely covered, unless you’re lucky enough to live in a warm area year-round.  So after removing any dead skin, we can moisturize and protect our skin and keep it soft and supple.  I think winter is the best for exfoliation because people tend to use thicker lotions and creams to combat dry skin caused by winter weather.  Well there’s a problem with that.  These heavier lotions and creams can’t penetrate our skin as well as they should.  So sometimes patches of hard dry skin appear in areas we take care of really well.  By using exfoliation, we open our pores and remove dry skin that has built up so our creams and lotions can actually do their jobs.  With that said, let’s talk about scrubs.  Bath scrubs not Scrubs. Scrub #1:  This is for all my coffee drinkers.  Save your used coffee grounds and get your money’s worth twice! 1 tbsp of raw sugar (the chunky kind) 2 tbsp of olive oil (or grapeseed oil/coconut oil) 3 tbsp of coffee (medium or finely ground works) 1/2 ts of […]
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7 All Natural & Organic Ways to Block Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are evil.  There’s just no other way to put it.  With summer’s hot days and cool (sort of) muggy nights, the mosquitoes come out.  There’s no way to avoid them, but you can detour them.  So before rushing to Walmart, Dollar General, etc. use some natural ways of repelling mosquitoes.  Here are the 7 ways you can say no to mosquitoes: Wear lighter clothing.  Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors.  Unlike what the SyFy films suggest, mosquitoes do find you because of your blood.  They actually use their eyes.  Dark colors for them are easier to pick up from a distance. Work up a sweat!  I was always the kid after a late night muggy match that didn’t have many or any mosquitoe bites.  Why? Because I’m a sweater which means my body temperature raises relatively fast and stays high.  Mosquitoes like cool temperatures and cool skin.  They don’t like the heat. Your breathe..unfortunately bad breathe does not repel mosquitoes, but neither does freshly cleaned mouth.  Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide given off when we exhale.  Same goes for other creatures.  So if your into burning candles when your outside make sure your candles have citronella oil. […]
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