This easy, affordable, and moisturizing hair mask is perfect for all hair types - especially those with dry or frizzy hair. Honey is truly a magical ingredient - it's naturally moisturizing, cleansing, and it repairs dull hair without weighing it down.The egg yolk contains protein which helps strengthen and moisturize hair (and prevents breakage!). Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft to condition and smooth hair cuticles which helps with frizz and dryness. We tried this hair mask and were amazed with how soft, shiny, and moisturized our hair felt.
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1. Wet your hair - in the shower is quick and easy, then gently wring out excess water so hair is wet but not dripping
2. With hair wet, lightly warm up coconut oil so it becomes a liquid. Be sure to not heat it up too much (or wait to cool down to room temperature) because it will cook your egg!
3. Mix egg yolk, honey, and coconut oil in a bowl and lightly warm up in a pan (again for around 10 seconds just to get it warmed up and not cooked).
4. From root to tip - using your fingers or a basting brush spread through your hair
5. Place shower cap on and wait 40 minutes
6. Rinse hair with lukewarm/cool water first to get egg out then continue to wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner
We found this great DIY Felt Heart and Twine Mason Jar Vase step by step on theprettybee.com. Love how simple and sweet it is and makes the flower bouquet pop.
To check out how to make it go to this link: https://theprettybee.com/diy-felt-heart-and-twine-mason-jar-vase/
We had a wonderful time at Moonwater Farm's Open House event yesterday. There was a farm tour, potluck lunch, and a DIY Bath Salts Workshop by our very own Ann (Lovetree Essentials). It was a wonderful day of sharing, learning, and lots of laughs.
To plan a visit to Moonwater Farm, visit their website here.
Long Beach peeps!!! We'll be at the upcoming Spring 2017 Patchwork Show in Long Beach on June 11th from 11am-5pm. Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisanal food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. Grab the fam, come by and say hey!
Event Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Long Beach Marine Stadium
5255 E Paoli Way,
Long Beach, California 90803
Ticket Price: FREE
For more information, click here (https://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/) for the Dear Handmade Life's official website.
When you add food scraps and yard waste to soil – it’s what is called compost. Compost is added to soil and works as a natural fertilizer to help plants grow healthy and strong. There are many benefits of composting, one of which: sustainability. Making compost keeps organic waste out of landfills where they release methane and lowers your carbon footprint. It also leads to healthier soil as it helps soil retain moisture and helps suppress plant diseases as well as insects.
To get started- create a compost bin and fill your bin with a balance mix of grass and green yard waste and “brown” materials like leaves and paper as well as food waste. Turn your pile regularly as often as you can- it helps it compost faster. It’s important to NEVER add the following to your compost bin: meat, bones, fish, plastic, oil, fat, any kind of feces, diseased plants, diapers, and cat litter. It is not recommended to add grains, nuts, and cooked food as it takes a long time to break down.
When do you know your compost is ready? You’ll find a layer of good compost at the bottom of the bin, add this to your garden weeks before you plant so the soil can absorb all the nutrients. Let us know how your composting goes!
I have dry and acne prone skin and when I need a pick me up and a face mask that won't irritate, dry me out, make me break out, etc- I turn to this gem. That said- this is a great mask for all skin types that is EASY, AFFORDABLE, and only takes 15 minutes! So why not give it a try?
Honey is an incredible ingredient- it's naturally moisturizing and antibacterial (which makes it fantastic for getting rid of pimples). Cinnamon is fantastic for getting rid of pimples as well and stimulates the skin while it gently sloughs off dead skin cells.
Honey and Cinnamon Face Mask:
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Splash your face with warm water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Mix honey and cinnamon together well and apply to entire face and neck (try not to apply too much as this mixture will melt on your face!)
Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse face with warm water and pat dry with paper towels
And that’s it! I like to do this face mask every two to three weeks. If I am feeling like I’m breaking out a lot I may do more but it’s always good to pay attention to how your skin is feeling. What’s your favorite DIY face mask? Let us know!
Herbal bathing is a soothing and therapeutic self-care ritual.
When you are immersed in warm water, pores are open and receptive to the healing properties of the herbs in your bath.
You can customize your bath so it’s perfect for what you need that day: to relax, invigorate, soothe tired muscles, soothe cranky skin, etc. Sore muscles? Add plenty of epsom salts. Add fresh or dried herbs or flowers like rose petals, lavender, even rosemary. Make sure to use plants that have not been sprayed or treated with anything you wouldn't want in your bath! Add essential oils for even more botanical benefit. Lavender to relax. Rosemary and spearmint to give you a lift. Eucalyptus and a drop of peppermint to breathe easy. Sandalwood and jasmine for romance. Try your own combinations! What are your favorites?
Growing rosemary is easy- plant at the beginning of spring or in a pot indoors. Rosemary prefers drier environments so it's important that when you water to allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Plant in full sun as rosemary, like many herbs, needs at least six to eight hours of sunlight. Rosemary is hearty and drought-resistant and does well year-round in mild climates. However, if temps remain below freezing consistently, plant in pots and bring indoors when it's very cold. Bring them inside and toss a few sprigs in with potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast and enjoy!
I work for Ann of Lovetree Essentials (my name is Maggie!) and I have extremely curly hair and locking in moisture is everything. Having dry, brittle hair or super crunchy curls from product is not ideal for me (nor anyone for that matter). I love keeping my hair regimen as organic as possible- no sulfates, no parabens, no synthetics, etc. And sometimes that means it’s more expensive sadly.
BUT I tried this super EASY and AFFORDABLE hair mask that gave me soft and lush curls. You only need two ingredients: Raw Honey and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Oh and I highly recommend using a shower cap (this gets messy!)
Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask:
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Honey
Get your hair damp (not soaking) so that the mask can fully be absorbed into your hair. Apply the mixture from roots to tips and pay special attention to areas that are dry. Pile your hair on top of your head into a bun and clip. Then put on a shower cap and wait 40 minutes.
Then wash it out, shampoo and condition as you usually do. And then enjoy your amazingly soft hair!
Here's the before and after: