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Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Sunday, September 16, 2018

How To Do A Rod Set On Natural Hair

By On 7:25 AM
Rod set
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What is a Rod Set

The rod set is a simple yet incredibly versatile protective style for all hair types, including African women transitioning. It's making a resurgence in the natural hair community, with the ability to be worn on any length, from tapered TWAs to bra strap, the natural hair world just can’t get enough of rod sets.

What You’ll Need For A Rod Set

1. Spray bottle with your favorite leave in and water mixed together
2. Oil or butter
3. Gel or setting lotion
4. Rollers (foam, perm, flexi, magnetic, take your pick)
5. Wide tooth comb


● Working in sections and starting on dry hair, spray hair with leave in mix until damp, and then apply oil or butter to hair.

● Detangle hair using a wide tooth comb or your fingers.

● Wrap ends of rollers around hair, pull hair taunt, and continue to roll hair up to the scalp.

● Repeat until all sections are completed. If any section starts to get dry, spray with leave in mix.

● Let dry completely.

● When dry, take down the rollers and gentle separate hair with fingers to create volume. DO NOT COMB!

1. What makes this sleek is the technique, not product. You will need to make sure the sections are small and your pulling hair taunt when rolling.

2. The gel or setting lotion is optional, but if you use it, the style will last an extra day or two and resist frizz.

3. If your hair is not completely dry when you undo the style, it will frizz. Depending on how damp your hair is and the rollers you used, it could take upwards of 24 hours. Feel free to sit under a dryer to speed up the process.

4. To make the style last, just put up in a ponytail, or if your hair is short, make small ponytails. Do not apply water, this will make the style frizz and shrink the hair.

5. Depending on the hair, you could get 3 days to over a week out of the style.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tomatoe Deep Conditioner

By On 11:50 PM
Tomatoe conditioner

Tomatoes are enrich with important Vitamins like Vitamin A, B, C and E. The vitamins are wonderful  stimulants in growing healthy.

The Vitamins effortlessly helps to reduce and prevent hair loss, adds natural smooth and shine to the hair, helps in  treating and riding the scalp from dandruff and stench.
Not only can you consume tomatoes, you can even use them as a natural conditioner for your hair.


Below Is A Tomatoe Recipe To Try For Your Hair

▪ One blended tomatoe, sieve it to remove particles
▪ White Plain Yogurt
▪ 3 tablespoons of organic Honey
▪ 2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil [evoo]
▪ Blended everything together


▪Pre poo with hot oil ( olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil) for 1 hour
▪Dentangled with wider tooth comb
▪Shampooed with african black soap
▪Aplied the tomatoe conditioner for 2 hours
▪Washed away the conditioner with warm water
▪Rice water rinse
▪Locked in moisture with castor oil and shea butter mix.


My View On This

▪ My hair was shiny and soft
▪ The LOB method [water, castor oil and shea butter] was very helpful as it retains moisture to my hair which gave me a long lasting soft and shiny hair.
▪ Hair shedding wasn't much
▪ You can add a banana or avocado to it, mostly for thick consistency and likewise to enjoy the benefits of Banana and Avocado. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


By On 7:22 PM
Dry hair
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One reason why a lot of women are reluctant to go natural or give up easily on their natural hair journey is mostly due to the “dry hair epidemic”.

In the black hair community, no matter how many products we use on our hair, it seems like nothing can keep our kinky, coily hair soft. You might even think that your hair is against you and enjoys frustrating you.

However, if you really look deep down into the reasons why your hair is always dry, you’ll soon find out that it’s because of some of the things that you’re either doing or not doing to your hair.

Below Are Few Reasons Why Your Hair Aways Feels Dry And What You Can Do About It

Using Too Many Products
Ever heard the phrase “less is more” or “too much of a good thing could be bad”? I’ve heard of naturals who will use a leave-in conditioner, styling cream, styling gel, and other product combos just to achieve a simple hairstyle such as a twist-out. Layering too many products on your hair will not only weigh your hair down, it will also cause product buildup that can leave white residue on your hair.

Also, applying too many products in your hair can leave it feeling greasy, sticky or even stinky. Another reason why using too many products is bad for the health of your hair is that it doesn’t allow your hair to absorb any moisturizing cream that you might decide to apply on your hair at a later time.

Not Using Enough Products
I always giggle at product instructions that recommend using pea-sized or dime-sized amounts of their products in my hair. You see, Type 4 Natural hair is very coily and mostly thick and so products applied to the hair must be applied to small sections of the hair at a time so that the entire head of hair can receive equal amounts of nourishment.

This means that a mere pea-size amount won’t do the job. To ensure that your hair stays moisturized for days, you want to ensure that you apply generous (but not too generous) amounts of product on your hair, starting from the tips and working your way down to the roots- just make sure that you work in a downward movement.

If you suffer from extreme dryness of hair, you can try this homemade oil mix. Never fail to spritz your scalp and hair at regular intervals. Oils work for me in combating dryness (because they seal in moisture), so I recommend this recipe. You must not use all the oils if you don't have them. You can add palm kernel oil to it, Ifavailable in your local market [it's an African red oil produced from palm fruits]

The Multi-Oil mix
This leave-in recipe is for oil lovers like me. It will condition your strands, increase the luster of your hair, and reduce split end formation and breakage while styling.

▪3 oz avocado oil

▪2 oz extra virgin olive oil

▪1 oz almond oil

▪1 oz castor oil

▪1 oz melted extra virgin coconut oil

▪5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil

▪Pour all the ingredients into an oil mixer.

▪Shake the bottle well to thoroughly mix the oils together.

▪This can be used on damp (but not too damp), freshly washed hair.

Always remember to sleep with your satin cap on, it also helps to fight dryness as it helps to retain moisture in hair.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Better Ways To Consume Pumpkins

By On 9:04 PM

There are ways to eat pumpkins to be able to enjoy and derive those Wonderful Vitamins to nousrish our body and improve both the immune system and the longevity of our lives.

Pumpkin is a natural FOOD resource given to mankind, with its perks of different ways it can be prepared which I am sharing with you today.

You can also rea about the Benefits Of Pumpkin And It's Seeds

Ways To Prepare And Enjoy A pumpkin

I call this PUMPKINSPIRATION because you can be inspired in tweaking different methods to it and experimenting with flavours that suits your taste-buds.

You Can Roast It
Cut your pumpkin into any size and shapes of your choice, add some cinnamon or nutmeg. If you have all mixed spices you are good to use it. Now you can tweak it by adding buttersquash or other alternatives, you can as well roast the seeds with Some herbs spices.

You Can Blend It
Turn your pumpkins to a healthy smoothie with some Tigernut, Date and Coconut milk or you use unsweetened Almond milk. You can also blend it with Banana, Apple add some vanilla essence and lastly ice.

Healthy Soup
Roast your pumpkin then blend it, add your desired milk, herbs, spices and some squashed potatoes. Cool and serve with your desire staple like Bread, White rice etc. You can also freeze to hold then use it as a dip to eat your Crackers and other Biscuits.

Bake it
Use your pumpkin puree to your bread, pancakes or waffles dough/batter mixtures and bake, you can also bake pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies.
Use it as a substitute or a go to butter or oil when making brownies.

Bake it

Snack It
Use some toasted pumpkin seeds into porridges, salads or on a sautéed green veggies and snack it, like wise a handful of the toasted seeds for a healthy snack.

Snack it

Monday, July 23, 2018


By On 12:02 PM

Herbs are rich organic products both Hair and Skin care, a good regimen incorporated with herbs will give a long lasting healthy result to both hair and skin care.


Aloe vera
Enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog hair follicles. Aloe vera contains salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory and mild anti-biotic. Aloe vera gel is an excellent moisturizer with a molecular structure similar to keratin, the prominent protein that makes up skin and hair. For this reason, aloe vera is one of the best carriers for other herbal remedies that promote hair growth.
HOW TO USE - An easy way to use aloe vera juice/gel is to rub one table spoon into your scalp and massage for 2-5 minutes. Do not rinse or wash off. -Add 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice to your deep conditioning mix.-Put one tablespoon of aloe vera juice into the amount of shampoo you want to use for your hair, and wash as usual.

Amla, the Indian Gooseberry contains several anti-oxidants including vitamin C which is necessary for collagen production. Elevated collagen levels accelerate production and increase strength of new hair growth.
HOW TO USE - Mix amla powder with a moisturizer such as coconut oil and massage into the scalp.-Amla is also an excellent remedy for premature greying of hair.

Holy basil
Holy Basil is rich in magnesium, an often overlooked mineral that is essential for hundreds of chemical processes within the human body. *When applied to hair and scalp as an herbal rinse, basil acts as an anti-inflammatory, strengthens hair against breakage, and improves circulation in the hair follicles which helps to stimulate growth.
HOW TO USE - Get a handful of fresh Holy basil leaves and boil in 4 cups of clean water in a pot over low heat for 10 minutes. Allow this to cool, then strain out the leaves. Use this as a rinse on your hair either after washing or after conditioning your hair.

Fenugreek is a vitamin-rich herb that helps to improve circulation and stimulate hair growth.
HOW TO USE - Fenugreek seeds should be soaked in water overnight then ground into a fine paste. Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water overnight.

Apply this fenugreek paste directly to the scalp or mixed with Greek yogurt for the added benefit of lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy exfoliant. Allow this mixture to soak in for at least thirty minutes before cleansing the scalp.-Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water overnight. Strain out the seeds and use the liquid as a hair rinse.

Flaxseed (also known as linseed) is full of fatty-acids and anti-oxidants which help to remove toxins and dead cells from the scalp.
HOW TO USE - Boil 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds in water to form a soothing gel that can be applied to scalp and hair as a moisturizer that can help to stimulate growth and improve the strength of existing hair.

Ginger root
Ginger root oil increases circulation in hair follicles, promoting stronger and faster growth. Ginger root is also an anti-septic and moisturizer, making it excellent for clearing up dandruff and other skin conditions which may interfere with healthy hair growth.

HOW TO USE - Peel, wash and grate a 2-inch piece of ginger root. Squeeze out the juice and massage into the scalp to treat dandruff and itchy scalp.-The ginger juice can also be added to shampoos as needed for washing hair or into a small amount of hair conditioner

Sorrel flowers contains vitamins and anti-oxidants that improve scalp and hair health.
HOW TO USE - Add half a cup of fresh or dried blossoms to one cup of coconut oil and grind into a fine paste.
When applied to scalp and hair regularly, this mixture increases hair growth while at the same time warding off premature greying and dandruff. For best results, allow mixture to soak into scalp and hair for at least two hours.

Rosemarinus officianalis is an evergreen herb, and can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets. Rosemary oil is vitamin-rich, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and by far one of the most popular and effective herbs for scalp health and hair growth.
HOW TO USE - Boil 2 tablespoons of dried Rosemary leaves in 2 cups of water on very low heat for 20 minutes. Allow this to cool, then strain out the leaves. The tea can be used as a final rinse after washing and conditioning your hair. Massage one to two teaspoons of rosemary oil directly into the scalp or mix with other oils to create a conditioning scalp treatment.

Thymus vulgaris is known to have anti-septic and anti-fungal properties. Thyme also contains minerals magnesium, potassium, and selenium which are known to promote stronger hair growth.
HOW TO USE - Thyme oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied to hair, Steep 2 tablespoons of dried thyme in warm water for 15 minutes to create a herbal rinse that can be used on hair after washing and conditioning.

You don't have to use everything. Remember to keep your hair care regimen simple. Consistency is the key to healthier, longer hair. Choose one or two herbs and use them as staples in your regimen.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Benefits Of Scalp Massage For Hair Growth

By On 4:23 PM
Scalp massage
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Massaging your hair scalp helps to stimulate growth, it increases the blood flow to the massaged areas it also increases blood flow to your hair follicles. 

Benefits Of Massaging Your Scalp

▪Particularly it's so important for hair growth, mainly because there are nutrients deposited in your blood that the hair follicles need, in order to activate hair growth.

This Includes

▪Vitamin C
▪Vitamin A
▪Biotin (a type of vitamin B) and more.

▪Massaging allows our hair to breathe, it is also majorly one important functions of blood, which is transporting the needed oxygen throughout your body.

▪The hair follicles has hyperactive stem cells, and they just love all the extra flow of oxygen which enables them to grow the hair.

How To Massage Your Scalp

▪Start by spritzing your hair and scalp with spritz mixture consisting of rose water, vegetable glycerin, filtered water and 10 drops each of Rosemary essential oil and Peppermint essential oil.

▪Then apply half teaspoon of Jojoba oil to your scalp and hair.

▪Use your finger tips to massage your scalp for about 3-4 minutes, or you can use this massage brushould if available in your locality.
Massage brush
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Do you include scalp massages in your hair care regimen? Try to do so and enjoy the benefits.
Enjoy your hair care journey!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Beauty Tips- Tomatoes For Healthy Hair

By On 7:40 PM

Do you know that tomatoes are good for your hair? They help strengthen and add shine to dull, damaged and lifeless hair.
Do you also know that the acid in tomatoes enables in balancing your PH levels of the hair which in turn helps remove hair colors and dyes and also maintains your hair natural color.
If you’re suffering from itchy scalp and dandruff tomatoes could be the answer.


Tomatoes could also be drank up for overall good health.
You can put in a juicer by itself or mix with other vegetables.
Tomato juice

For combating hair loss, adding shine, extra sheen, and thickness to your hair, you will need to Puree fresh tomatoes and apply to clean hair, leave over night and wash off in the morning, you will experience lots of shine and less breakage.

You can also apply it to your hair in a variety of ways, example - as a paste, sauce or even juice should work well.
But note that the acidity in tomatoes can leave your hair dry so do not apply on a regular basis once a week or once in two weeks is okay.

Tomatoes Hair Recipe

■ 3 bulbs of tomatoes
■ 1 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil  coconut oil
■ 2 stems aloe vera gel  (store bought or from the plant) optional
■ Puree tomatoes in a chopper without adding water, do not use a blender to puree


■Add coconut oil or any edible oil, aloe vera gel, tomato puree.
■Mix all together, Part hair into four sections.
■Apply and massage into hair, cover for 1 hour or overnight, rinse with water.
■Becareful, because the tomato seed could be all over your hair, it happened to me but was very easy to remove, as I combed, they were falling off.
■You can use a detangler before you comb out, am so glad It left my hair manageable and shinny!!!


So ladies, you try it and let us know how is beneficial for you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Guest Post- How To Use A Microwave To Cook

By On 11:42 AM

A microwave is famously known to warm food before eating or defrosting frozen foods. There are other features a microwave comes with like grilling, cooking which rice, fish, and vegetables. Our natural inclination is to heat up food and make cup noodles or popcorn.

In this write-up, we will be talking about how a microwave works, tips for cooking with a microwave and food recipes to cook using a microwave.

How A Microwave Works

A microwave is an electric oven that uses radiated heat just like the heating process of the sun but compared to that of a convection toaster oven it makes use of convection heating and a fan for even heating. One peculiar feature to the microwave is that food with high moisture content (water) tend to heat fast and evenly.

The secret to cooking perfectly in a microwave is, first make sure that there is moisture and secondly make sure that cooking is made evenly.

For converting a simple recipe to a microwave fit recipe for cooking there are 3 things to put at the back of your mind.

▪Browning of food does not occur in the microwave so there is no need to put oil for browning.

▪Reduce the spices because the microwave brings out the taste of the food.

▪Decrease liquids by half.

Tips For Cooking With A Microwave

1.Cooking time differ for vegetables and meat so it is best to separate them when cooking and it is also advisable to cut vegetables and beef into smaller quantities in order to enable even cooking.

2. Arrange dishes in the microwave properly, don’t forget that the microwave rotates so be careful to arrange dishes evenly to prevent spills inside the microwave.

3. Pierce thick food before putting it in the microwave so cooking can be done evenly. Food like Hot dogs, potatoes, chicken e.tc.

4. Let the food stand a little bit before it is served because even the plate or dish used to cook it will be extremely hot.

5. Covering your food in the microwave is very important if you don't want your food flying around, the microwave itself comes with a food cover so make good use of it.

6. As you cook check food at short intervals if can be stirred seize the opportunity to ensure even cooking.

7. Use proper glassware that is microwave friendly.


under any circumstance please do not put an aluminum foil to cover your food or as a plate, in the microwave, the microwaves in the foil will bounce to the magnetron in the oven and shorten the lifespan of your microwave. It can also cause the foil to catch fire and make a big bang, trust me I did it as a kid and got in trouble.

Read Also: Best Countertop Convection Toaster Review

Recipes For A Microwave

There are a lot of amazing recipes one can cook with a microwave you just have to try it who knows you might like it and it can be your go-to cooking method when you don't have much energy to whip something up after a long day of work.

Potato Chips

This could also be sweet potato chips and what I love about this is that it doesn't need deep frying in oil, you can just rub your spices and the potatoes should be cut very thin, so it is crispy and cooks well.

Meat Loaf

Remember to cut the loaf into thin slices to enable fast and even cooking


Yes, rice can be cooked in the microwave but not just any rice, its called instant rice

Mug cake

Even a bread mug can be made in a microwave all you have to do is whip your mix together and put it in the microwave oven.


All you need is to whip your fudge fix or get the ready made mix from the box add water into it and bake till its done.

Baked Potatoes And Steamed Vegetables

This is a very healthy way to cook vegetables because it requires less cooking time.

Mac and Cheese

All you need is your macaroni, favorite cheese, water and your spice.


Homemade popcorn is simply the best and you can make as much as you want adding your own flavor.

There are a whole lot of recipes that you can convert into a microwave friendly recipe all you just have to do is know how a microwave works and know the essential tips of cooking in a microwave. What's the best thing that you have ever cooked in a microwave? Share your amazing ideas below.

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Kristine Bakare is a passionate food blogger who loves to share cooking and kitchen tips. She also owns 93treats - a growing food blog.

Monday, June 4, 2018


By On 2:24 PM

Avocado and Banana are a great source to our hair, it's enrich with viatamins, natural fats and are useful for so many  DIY. We use these fruits for smoothies, fruits salads, fruit juice, skincare beauty mask and also for hair conditioner and repair mask.
You can use avocado and banana mask in order to cut down on the cost of store bought conditioners.


■ 1 Avocado

■ 1 Banana

■ 1 teaspoon of Olive oil

■ 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel (optional)


■After shampooing your hair, mix the avocado and banana together.

■Add the olive oil or any of your favourite base oil, aloe-vera gel and mix well, you can use a blender or smoothie maker to blend it for a smooth paste.

Avocado mask

■After blending, apply the mixture to clean damp hair in sections, cover with a plastic cap for a couple of hours. Rinse with warm water and proceed to style.

Bonus Tips

■The mixture may or may not be slippery when applied depends on your quantity and how you mix them.

■It helps to accentuate your Curls

■  This mask helps to moisturize your hair, and keeps your curls defined and more pronounced,

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Benefits Of Egg Yolk For Healthy Hair

By On 9:14 AM

Egg yolk

A lot of people acknowledge egg yolk as an edible part of an egg, some also know that it is used as an ingredient in making face mask and for strengthening hair. People now incorporate egg yolks and whites in their hair mixture regimen, mostly when preparing Deep Conditioner, Hair Protein Treatment, these are used to restore dry and damage hair.

Below Are Some Examples Of The Benefits Of Egg Yolk For Your Hair

■ Egg Yolks helps to stimulate quality Hair Growth and repairs dry damaged hair. The Protein element in egg yolk adds shine to your hair, makes your hair soft, and the lecithin found in egg helps to moisturize our hair.

■ Egg yolks are packed with nutrients that helps to enrich the hair with fat-soluble vitamins and protein, that helps us to achieve healthy hair.

■ Egg yolk promotes hair growth with help of it sulfur content. When you apply egg yolk mixture to your hair, It enables stimulation of the scalp and nourish your hair roots.

Recipe For Egg Yolk Mixture Hair Treatment

■ 2 Egg Yolks

■ 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice


Mix the egg yolk and lemon juice together by beating it or whisking until frothy, section your freshly washed hair and apply on it.

Make sure that you worked all areas to for maximum coverage, cover with shower cap and leave to set for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cold water, do not use hot water or else you will have cooked egg yolk on your hair. Make sure to rinse your thoroughly as to get all eggs off your hair, you can use conditioner to rinse out your hair very well, dry your hair and style.

Another Recipe You Can Tweak In Are

■ Honey
■ Olive oil
■ Banana
■ Coconut oil

Can you share what you have used and what works for you???
Will love to read them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


By On 7:59 AM

Mango is highly nutritious and also good for healthy hair growth. Mango seed oil is one of the oils that are good for shedding and hair loss; it also helps delay grey hair.



■Mango seed

■ Coconut oil


■ Remove the pulp and let the kernel dry. The kernel is also used for moisturizers and you can remove it to take the seed out. You can use pliers to remove the seed but be careful not to cut yourself.

■ Place the seed in a jar filled with coconut oil. Keep this jar in sunlight and after a few days, your mixture is ready.
Apply this mixture just like you oil your hair and rinse your hair using either a mango conditioner or a 'wash out' conditioner.
The recipe is very simple to prepare and you don’t even have to spend a lot of money. Anything handmade has its own unique value and with the added benefits, you are surely going to love it. Try this at home and let me know if you liked it.

You might take look at DIY PROTEIN TREATMENT

Many ladies suffer from hair problems and while some of us struggle with frizzy, dry hair, others struggle because of hair fall problems. However, you don’t have to worry anymore as the king of fruits can really help you. Whether your hair is oily, dry or frizzy, a rich mango conditioner will help reduce most of your problems.

If you read the labels of the products you buy, you will notice that mango oil is used in most of them. For those who have the time you can make your own.
Mango oil is used to treat dandruff and dry hair. It contains Vitamin A and helps reduce Dandruff while adding luster to your hair, thus making it shine.

Mangoes contain Vitamin E which helps hair growth and increases blood circulation, thus making your hair long and shiny.




■Mango (1 or 2)

■1 ripe banana

■Vitamin E Capsule

■Olive oil


■ Wash the mangoes and peel them. Remove the seed and blend chunks of mangoes using a blender.

■ Peel the banana and mix those chunks with the mango paste in the blender.

■ You can either use vitamin E capsule that’s available in capsules or bottles in many stores. Pour a few drops into the blender and mix it with the paste.

■ Pour a few drops of olive oil and mix again.

■ Mix all the ingredients and blend again, until the mixture turns smooth and soft.

That’s about it and you’re done! Use this mixture by slathering it on your hair, just like you use a shampoo. Waiting for the mixture to set for about 20-25 minutes provides best results.

Rinse your hair with warm water apply your Shea mix and style!

You have any input? Will love to read.
Use the comment box

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Homemade Lemon Lip Balm

By On 11:57 AM
Lip balm

Making your homemade or diy lip balm is the perfect, mostly used when in winter because the snowing period can be harsh to some folks. You can make this lip balm and give out as a gift to those suffering from chapped and dry lips

Firstly you will need to get your chapstick bottles, you might also want to try out some flavours while preparing your lip balm. And I tell you it is a fun activity.


The fragrance you get when using lemon is very beneficial for your lip. Well those who are into lemons will find it a nice scent. But just incase you are not a lemon kind of person, then you can try other flavours that you love and you will still get the benefits of a homemade lip balm.

So Below Are Tips To Make Your Lemon Or Any Other Flavor Lip Balm


■ 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets

■ 1 tablespoon pure coconut oil

■ 2 drops of raspberry essential oil

■ 2 drops lemon oil or flavour

■ 5 lip balm bottles or tubes


■ In a measuring cup, add in beeswax pellets and coconut oil

■ Heat in a microwave  or stove top on low heat for 60secs stirring it halfway

■ Mix in your raspberry essential oil and lemon flavour or oil

■ Now carefully pour the liquid mix into the empty lip balm bottles

■ Put it inside the freezer to set for about 5 mins,

■ Your lip balm is ready for use.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


By On 4:45 PM

Hello Naturalisters welcome on board, hope everyone is good and enjoying your natural hair!! Today we will be discussing about PROTEIN TREATMENT AND A DIY RECIPE.

Our hair is mainly made with protein and the protein is one of those aspects that keeps our hair healthy and strong.


■Restores protein

■Strengthens hair

■Reduces hair breakage

■Improves hair elasticity


Protein treatment is not to be done very often unless your hair is damaged from hair colouring, heat damaged and so on. Those who have high porosity hair can do it more often than someone who has low porosity hair. I've low porosity hair and do it every 2/3 months. Remember each one of us should find how often to do this treatment.




■Egg yolk

■Few drops of lemon juice

■Olive oil


■After mixing everything together, allow it to seat for few minutes before applying.

■Your hair is freshly SHAMPOOED so is still wet

■If your hair is not divided into section proceed and divide in four or more sections

■Aapply the protein treatment to each section

■Cover your hair with a plastic cap and then with a bonnet

■After one hour you can proceed and rinse out with warm water only

● Do a Deep Conditioning afterwards, because a protein treatment will make your hair hard.

Do you mind sharing what you use to do your protein deep conditioning?

Friday, May 18, 2018


By On 7:58 PM

Deep conditioning is one important step during your wash day and our super thirsty hair needs it a lot.


- Reduce hair breakage
- prevents splits ends
- prevents hair damage
- improves hair elasticity
- keps color treated hair healthy
- adds shine to hair


It depends from your hair, some naturalisters deep condition every time they wash their hair once a week, some every two weeks. Check what your hair needs and dance according t it.
You can wash your hair every 7/10 days and deep condition every 3 washes aproximately.

Below Is A Simple DIY Recipe To Deep Condition


■2 Over-ripe banana, or use more if you have a full hair

■1 very ripe avocado

■Half cup of honey

■Few drops of vegetable glycerine or aloe vera juice

■Extra virgin olive oil, castor oil or argan oil


■Blend all the ingredients for a smooth cream

■Make sure your hair is freshly shampooed and still wet

■Divide your hair in four or more sections

■Apply the mix to each section very well especially on the tips and twist if your hair is long enough

■Cover your hair with a plastic cap and your bonnet to steam for an hour or more

■Rinse your hair with water only ( no shampoo) and apply your homemade hair cream or butter,

A deep conditioning gives better result on clean hair and not dirty dry hair.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Home Remedy Mixture To Get Relief From Cough

By On 10:47 PM

For the adventurous and self-regulating sort, here's a home-produced cough syrup recipe that thoroughly works. The ingredients are a mixture of spices and nutrients with no distasteful medicinal special effects -- no drowsiness, no understated mucous membranes, no cautions about by means of using machinery or driving.

It seems to offer result for entirely all kinds of coughs but exceptionally for that dried out hacky cough that keeps you conscious and hangs on time-consuming after the freezing is over.

It soothes a goaded throat and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. Well it tastes terrible but if you use, you will feel a bit more better.

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons water

Mix all together and take 1 teaspoon 3x daily.

The Benefits Of Each Ingredients

Ginger (zingiber officinale) has been an old herb and is basically useful for arthritis and bursitis, for the reason that it is herbal and natural anti-inflammatory. According to Home Herbal, by Penelope Ody,  Ginger is a herbal antihistamine. It is effective for chest congestion relief .

Cayenne (capsaicin) reduces pain, according to Herbs for Health, The equal substance that makes cayenne peppers chillis, relieves the pain by suppressing an element that carries the pain from nerves in the foucesd field to the brain. Cayenne pepper has been known to be warming and stimulating, it is an excellent frosty remedy and eases chills and will uniform slacken off the remaining ache from shingles.

Honey, will emit the pus and poisons out of wounds and it is of use for relief from colds.

Water is in all probability used to lessen the harshness of the mixture, but it's also useful as it helps in flushing the system.

Caveat Emptor
cough lingering longer than a week, with headache or fever, and any cough which is producing thick yellow or green colour mucous needs to be evaluated by a Doctor. One precaution that parents need to be aware of is never to give Honey to an infant and babies below 1 year,  but might be given if it's  pasteurized or boiled for 5 minutes.
 I won't recommned giving this mixture to a baby because of the powerful taste and more importantly babies with cough should be taken to a pediatrician for proper examination.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7 Great Uses Of Epsom Salt You Need To Try At Home

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Epsom salt

Epsom salt may be basically a natural exfoliant and anti inflammatory remedy which will be accustomed treat muscle aches and sore muscles, dry skin, and even to fight numerous internal health problems. 

Epsom salt derives its name from a bitter saline spring placed at Epsom in Surrey, England, wherever the compound was initial distilled from water. It’s totally differentfrom ancient salts in this it's really a mineral compound of metallic element and salt.

1. Bath

A research by the National Academy of Sciences, explained that most Americans are deficient in mg [magnesium], a mineral that helps support several very important bodily functions. If left unbridled, a magnesium deficiency will cause serious health problems down the road. thus however will we tend to get additional magnesium? It’s Epsom salt to the rescue!

Doctors say that soaking in an Epsom salt bathtub could be a safe, straightforwardthanks to increase the body’s levels of each atomic number 12 and sulphate, as a result of these minerals square measure each promptly absorbed through the skin. (So if anyone offers you a tough time regarding your long, luxurious soaks within thetub, you'll be able to tell them it’s sensible for your health!)

To do an Epsom salt soak, add a pair of cups of Epsom salt to heat water in a verystandard-sized tub (double the quantity of Epsom salt for outsized tubs.) Aim to soak for a minimum of twelve minutes, and don't USE SOAP. Soap can interfere with the action of the salts. Rest for regarding 2 hours later on, or higher nevertheless, take your bathtub simply before bed! You’ll make certain to sleep sort of a baby!

2. Foot Soak

If you don’t have a tub, or simply aren’t all that keen on soaking in a very tub, attempta foot soak instead! Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a basin of heat water, and soak your feet for twenty minutes.

Your body can absorb the magnesium and sulphate through your feet, thus you’ll still get the advantages of a full-body soak (but perhaps not the comfort of a decentbath!)

3. Splinter Remover

Dissolve around one cup of Epsom salt in a very tub of water, and soak the realmwherever the splinter is found. The soak can facilitate to prolong the splinter,creating it easier to get rid of with a try of tweezers.

4. Soothe Insect Bites

Use Epsom salt to cut back swelling and haptic sensation from insect bites. build a compress by soaking a cotton bath linen in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (two tablespoons per cup,) then apply to the skin.

5. Skin Exfoliation

Mix one or two of Epsom salt with enough vegetable oil or unction to form a paste. Gently rub it on your face for deep pore cleansing, or use it on heels, elbows andalternative rough areas. Rinse and pat dry.

6. Garden Fertiliser

Studies show that Epsom salt could facilitate plants grow greener with higher yields and additional blooms. metallic element helps seeds to germinate, increasingpigment production and rising phosphorus and nitrogen uptake.

7. Hair Volume

A simple Epsom salt treatment can leave your hair feeling soft and packed withbody! Add equal parts of a deep conditioner and Epsom salt to a pan and stir to mix. Place the pan on your stovetop over low heat, simply till the mixture is warmthrough. Work the conditioner and Epsom salt mixture through your hair, then rinseonce twenty minutes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

DIY- Making Tiny Bows With Ribbons

By On 7:18 PM

Each time I want to give out gifts or cards, I'd always love to have a beautiful topper on it. I've always disliked most traditional toppers like the plastic Pom Poms because they are so big and often look out of place on most gifts. It seems designers of these Pom Poms often forget that they are toppers (and should be small and cute), so I've had to make do with tissue Pom Poms which I often make for myself as a do-it-yourselfer but I had to abandon those too when I discovered something even more beautiful for my gifts - tiny bows.

I still make use of tissue Pom Poms but that's on very rare occasions. I now make use of tiny bows on most gifts. Tiny bows are super cute and they fit perfectly as toppers for almost any gift wrap or cards. It seems tiny bow is what I've been wanting all along. They are so tiny and add that girly feel to every gifts and card that I just can't do without them and I think every do-it-yourselfer out there should try them out at least once, maybe even right away!

There's just something about bows that fascinates us, that makes us all want them on our clothes, hair and even on our decors. I think we'll all just agree that bows are not only beautiful for designs, they are super awesome. If you're like me always looking for ways to decorate your gifts and make them as attractive as possible, then you should try these tiny bows, they are cute and super easy to make!
You can even try this simple projects with your children or school kids especially if you are teaching children between the age of 6-10. Tiny bows are quite easy to make and the kids will love you for this if you can pull this off and teach them how to make these beautiful bows.

Below you'll find a step-by-step guide on how to make beautiful tiny bows, however a few tips before you go down there and get your fingers busy.

1. Chiffons are the best materials to make tiny beautiful bows. You can easily find them in almost any small-wares.

2. Always shape your bow while it's still on the fork as it is easier then than after you have removed it - always strike while the iron is hot!

Things You'll Need:
Chiffon ribbons
Satin ribbons


Step 1
Take a fork with the prongs facing upward. Make sure the fork is also facing forward.

Step 2
Weave the ribbon alternately between the prongs of the fork.

Step 3
Repeat the alternate weave four times around the prong.

Step 4
Thread another ribbon under the braided ribbon and between the middle prong of the fork. Hold the braided ribbon to the fork to keep it in place.

Step 5
Now tie the second ribbon loosely and direct the ends of both ribbons inward.

Step 6
You should have a tiny bow on the fork right now. Take it off by pulling it gently over the top.

Step 7
Cut the ends of both ribbons diagonally

Step 8
Trim the edges by burning it on the candle and you should have a beautiful tiny bow!

NOTE: As at the time this post was created, there  was no available pictures on my phone media gallery.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018


By On 7:26 AM

Diy perfumes

You could make your very own exciting scents with components from the grocery keep. Even nature itself can provide critical ingredients for this formidable and a laugh challenge. Why lay our a fortune on fragrance or cologne when you could make your own for some distance less then it'd be at shops specializing in this product?
logo call fragrance/cologne can value from $50-2 hundred and much, plenty extra if you save at a high give up retailer. Why spend that plenty whilst you can create your own perfume which is personalised just for you and gives off the perfume that matches your personality flawlessly.
So now permit’s undergo the method in designing and developing your own personalised perfume/cologne.

■ Perfumes/colognes are a blend of various ranges of scent, also called “notes”. when you spray a fragrance on your pores and skin, it moves thru those notes in the following order:

■ Top notes are what you scent first. they are also what disappears first, normally within 10 to fifteen mins
center notes seem because the top notes die off. Those are the fragrance’s core, figuring out which family the scent belongs to – for instance, oriental, woody, fresh, or floral.
Base notes intensify and attach the perfume’s middle notes, additionally called its subject. They comprise the fragrance’s foundation, making the fragrance last up to four or five hours on your pores and skin

■ Popular pinnacle notes encompass basil, bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, mint, neroli, rosemary, and sweet orange.

■ Make yourself familiar with famous center notes
those include black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, fir needle, jasmine, juniper, lemongrass, neroli, nutmeg, rose, rosewood, and ylang-ylang.

■ Familiarize yourself with popular base notes
those consist of cedarwood, cypress, ginger, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, vanilla, and vetiver.

■ Realize the ratios
whilst mixing a fragrance, first upload your base notes, then your middle notes, then finally, your pinnacle notes. the correct ratio for blending notes is 30% pinnacle notes, 50% center notes, and 20% base notes. A few humans propose combining a maximum of three to four dominant notes

■ Discover what notes your favored perfumes comprise. in case you’re unsure of how to structure a perfume, have a take a look at the elements of your favorite industrial scents. when you have trouble locating the ingredients or isolating them into notes, the Basenotes website is a tremendous aid for breaking down the notes in popular perfumes.

■ Purchase darkish glass containers. Many people propose the use of dark glass containers because the darkish glass enables guard your fragrance from light, that can shorten its lifespan.
You’ll also need to make sure your glass packing containers haven’t formerly contained any meals gadgets, as any residual scents will transfer to your fragrance.
The exception to this would be in case you genuinely wanted to use the scent of what become within the glass field earlier than. (warning: peanut-butter-banana-chocolate perfume may taste better than it smells!)

■ Purchase a service oil. A provider oil is what incorporates the scents in a selected perfume on for your pores and skin. those are generally unscented, and are used to dilute focused oils and aromatics that could otherwise irritate your skin.
Your service oil can actually be something. you can even use olive oil in case you don’t thoughts the scent.
One famous perfumer simmers rose petals in virgin olive oil, then combines it all with diet E oil to stabilize it.

■ Buy the strongest alcohol you may locate. A common preference amongst many DIY perfumers is a high quality, 80- to 100-evidence (40% to 50% alc/vol) vodka. different DIY perfumers choose one hundred ninety-evidence (eighty% alc/vol) alcohol. famous choices for one hundred ninety-evidence alcohol encompass natural neutral grape alcohol and the plenty less expensive Everclear (a sturdy American alcohol) which is a grain spirit.

■ Pick out your scents. Your fragrance may be constructed from a wide variety of substances. commonplace aromatics for perfumes encompass important oils, flower petals, leaves, and herbs.

■ Decide on a method. The method for making fragrance will vary barely relying on your substances. two commonplace aromatics used for perfume are plant substances (flowers, leaves, and herbs) and critical oils; the methods range for every of these.
■ Obtain a clean glass field. The type of box isn’t as vital because the cloth, simply make certain that a) it’s clean and b) it’s glass. The box additionally needs to have a tight-fitting lid.

As referred to earlier than, perfumers normally advise the usage of dark glass, which can prolong the fragrance’s life through protecting it from mild.
avoid the usage of jars that have previously contained meals gadgets, although they’ve been washed out, as the glass would possibly bypass the fragrance on.

■ Obtain an odorless oil. popular alternatives for use in perfumes encompass jojoba oil, almond oil, and grape seed oil.

■ Accumulate plant life, leaves, or herbs whose heady scent appeals to you. make sure to accumulate plant materials while the fragrance is strong and the leaves are dry. permitting them to air out can depart them limp and with a less effective fragrance. you can need to acquire and dry extra flowers than you need, just in case you need to feature greater to bolster the oil’s scent later on.
do away with any undesirable plant materials. in case you’re using plant life, use most effective the petals. in case you’re the use of leaves or herbs, put off any twigs or other bits that would intervene with the heady scent.

■ Bruise the plant substances lightly. This step is non-obligatory, but may also help to deliver out the heady scent more. You’ll just need to gently press at the plant substances with a wooden spoon.

■ Pour some oil into the glass container. It want handiest be a small amount – simply sufficient to properly coat and cowl your petals/leaves/herbs.

■ Add the plant materials to the oil and close the lid. ensure that the lid is closed tightly.
permit the jar sit in a fab, darkish place for one to 2 weeks.

■ Open, strain and repeat. If the oil doesn’t scent as robust as you’d find it irresistible to after one to 2 weeks, you could pressure out the old plant substances and add new ones to the scented oil, then keep it all over again.
you may repeat this process for several weeks or even months until the oil has reached the preferred strength.
make certain to maintain the oil! It’s the antique plant substances that you need to discard

■ Keep your scented oil. when you’re glad with the oil, you could add 1 or 2 drops of a natural preservative which includes diet E or grapefruit seed extract to your scented oil to help expand its life. in case you’d like to turn the oil right into a lip balm, you may also add some beeswax to it, melt a few beeswax in the microwave, integrate it with the perfume, then sell off the entire mixture right into a container to cool and solidify.

After going via those steps and DIY technique, you can now call yourself a Perfumer! you could purchase on line Glass bottles for Room Diffusers.
Room diffusers are eye-fascinating items, whose fragrances create a feeling of properly-being to the mind and the senses while, on the same time, bringing elegant portions of décor to your property, workplace or to the environment in which you spend it slow.





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