A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #44: Make Your Own Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Mask

If your hair is coarse, brittle, or over-processed due to coloring, perms, or straightening treatments, it might seem like daily conditioner just won’t do the job. Sure, your hair is lovely right after you’ve conditioned it, but a few hours later, you’re a frizzy mess again. Back in the ’80s (not that I know from personal experience … ahem), hot oil hair treatments were a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #44: Make Your Own Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Mask

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

It’s no secret that I love to use lemons in my skin care. If you’ve been following along this year, you’ve already learned the benefits of using lemon in face masks and face scrubs, using lemon to help create natural hair highlights, and the amazing benefits of drinking lemon water. Today’s tip is another great example of this humble fruit’s brightening benefits: lemon juice will … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #36: Make Your Own “Beach Hair” Texturizing Spray

  Here in North America, summertime is pretty much over—and so are long days spent at the beach with your hair sea-washed and air-dried to the perfect chunky-but-soft texture. But never fear! It’s ridiculously easy to make your own hair texturizer to re-create that beachy look, no matter what the season! Lots of you have liked my DIY hair highlighter. Combine that with today’s tip, and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #36: Make Your Own “Beach Hair” Texturizing Spray

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #32: Make a Strawberry Face Mask for Oily Skin

Here in North America, we’re nearing the end of summertime and strawberry season. But we’re also in some of the hottest days of the year, which can sometimes cause oily skin and breakouts. Fortunately, it’s easy to take advantage of late-summer strawberry harvests to make a simple face mask that will control oil and clear up blemished skin! These delicious berries contain salicylic acid, a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #32: Make a Strawberry Face Mask for Oily Skin

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #31: Steam Your Skin with Chamomile

Herbal steaming can turn your everyday skin care routine into something magnificent. Steaming improves circulation, softens rough skin, helps to clear pores, plumps your skin, and gives a wonderful glow. You can follow a simple steaming with a spritz of cool water or toner and be on your way…or you can give yourself a complete facial, following up with a scrub, mask, and toner. Best … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #31: Steam Your Skin with Chamomile