Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes

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Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skin care as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life – two years! One of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry, this carrier oil has been shown to improve the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. It’s a highly hydrating oil, however, it’s quickly and easily absorbed by the skin – much in the same way fractionated coconut oil is – and leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy. In addition, it’s been traditionally used as both a hair conditioner as well as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails for centuries.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Camellia seed oil won’t dry out skin or clog pores, yet it contains more oleic acid than olive oil. It also contains vitamins, A, B, and E, various minerals and Squalene. As it’s been shown that a deficiency of squalene can lead to dry skin and premature aging, this constituent makes camellia seed oil a valuable ingredient in anti-aging skin care recipes. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this oil soothes and calms easily irritated skin and helps to smooth dry, flaky skin. Regular use of camellia oil can help to protect skin from age spots as well as soften wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and mouth. It also offers some protection from UV rays.

Babassu oil also has similar properties to regular coconut oil. It is a semi-solid at room temperature with a melting point around body temperature – slightly higher than coconut oil’s 76°F. It’s increasingly being used as a substitute for coconut oil and is liked for it’s benefits for both oily and dry skin. It won’t leave skin feeling oily or greasy when used in skin and hair care products and it’s a gentle natural moisturizer that won’t strip hair’s natural oils.

In addition babassu oil contains a high amount of skin beneficial fatty acids including lauric, stearic, myristic, palmitic and oleic acid. It’s also rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for an itchy scalp, dry skin and hair. In hair care, it conditions and helps restore hair’s elasticity and health. The shelf life for babassu oil, properly stored, is also two years.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Got it? Awesome! So I know everyone has their own preferences for the hair and skin care products they make, so I created two versions of my leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray. One contains cyclomethicone – a popular synthetic silicone used in hair and skin care products to make them sprayable as well as to improve oil absorption – and one does not. Cyclomethicone is often used in skin care formulations so they feel smooth and silky whereas without this ingredient they may feel greasy.

The alternate recipe is slightly different. It doesn’t contain cyclomethicone, so it’s completely natural, but does contain a slightly different ratio of ingredients so it will still work in a spray bottle if desired. Alternately, you can also use the non-cyclomethicone version in a glass amber bottle with a dropper. Ready to get started? Just pick your favorite leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipe below.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipe (with Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
.75 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.15 oz. castor oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and cyclomethicone and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. bottle. I used a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine spray” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. (I got my labels in bulk from WorldLabel. They have great prices!) Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

To use lightly spray one or two pumps of your leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray onto wet hair depending on length and massage into hair, scalp, and ends. Alternately you can spray one or two pumps into your palm and apply to hair, ends first, working your up.

To add shine to a completed style, lightly mist onto dry, styled hair.

This product will hydrate dry hair, add shine and smooth frizz for healthy looking hair.

If your hair isn’t dry or damaged and you instead want to control light frizz or add shine, I recommend storing this conditioner in a bottle with a dropper instead. Rub one to two drops onto the palms of your hands then scrunch the ends of your hair before then lightly smoothing your hands over the rest of your hair.

And, yes! Your hair will smell like coffee. If you want to smell less like coffee – which increases circulation and therefore believed to stimulate hair growth – then use less coffee essential oil. Alternately try combining 12 drops of coffee essential oil with 6-12 drops of cocoa absolute or even a cocoa vanilla absolute blend for a little bit of heaven.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Serum Recipe (without Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
1.3 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. castor oil
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine serum” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

Follow the same useage guidelines as the above recipe. And, also be sure to try this as a body oil as well! It’s to die for!

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Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

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This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

I’m so excited to share this natural hair oil treatment DIY with jojoba oil with all of you. It’s not my own but rather a contributed recipe from, Melissa, of NightBlooming. Melissa sells a variety of wonderful herbal alchemy, hair accessories, and other creations in her Etsy shop. After purchasing and trying out several of Melissa’s signature oil blends as well as her luxurious henna gloss bar I was hooked. I so very much wanted to share Melissa’s creations with you and asked if she’d be willing to create a hair oil treatment DIY  to share with my readers. Melissa graciously agreed.

For this post, Melissa is sharing the recipe for her signature beauty oil blend for January. It’s called Ullassa. Keep reading to learn more about this product as well as how to make it yourself!

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

Ullassa is one of the many amazing words that has no direct English translation; it means “feelings of pleasantness associated with natural beauty.” Ullassa is this month’s Signature Oil from Melissa of NightBlooming, and she’s happily shared the recipe. It focuses on using essential oils, four penetrating oils, and one sealing oil, jojoba, to lock the moisturizing goodness into both hair and scalp.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter. You can purchase it pre-made here, as well as custom oil blends if one or two of the ingredients don’t suit you.

Why this blend of penetrative oils + jojoba for sealing?

Natural, penetrative, oils have a high amount of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, oleic, linoleic, myristic, palmitic and caprylic acids. Their small (in a molecular sense) structure allows them to easily penetrate the scalp and hair, feeding them with vital nutrients needed for healthy hair.

The sealing oil, jojoba, is considered to be the closest to the sebum naturally produced by the scalp. This makes it an effective conditioner, moisturizer, and softener for both skin and hair and a great choice for this hair oil treatment DIY.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY

© NightBlooming

Preparation:

Be sure to either work on an oil / essential oil safe surface, or protect the surface with a silicone mat or similar.

Ingredients:

This hair oil treatment DIY makes ½ ounce of finished oil in an amber dropper bottle.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

2 tsp Jojoba Oil
½ tsp Sunflower Oil
½ tsp Avocado Oil
½ tsp Rosehip Oil
½ tsp Hemp Seed Oil

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

4 drops Jasmine Absolute
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
4 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
4 drops Vanilla Bourbon C02 extract

Instructions:

To create this hair oil treatment DIY, add the essential oils to an amber glass bottle first, followed by the penetrating oils. Then top with the jojoba oil. Be sure to leave enough headspace for shaking! Shake well. Store upright, as the rubber bulb will degrade faster if the bottle is stored on its side.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Detailed Ingredient Information for this Hair Oil Treatment DIY:

All carrier oils should be organic, cold-pressed and hexane-free when possible.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil is found to be an ideal moisturizer and conditioner which is derived from a natural plant. Jojoba oil is produced from a desert plant called Simmondsia Chinensis whose oil is highly regarded as an effective conditioner, moisturizer, cleanser and softener for the skin and hair.

Sunflower Oil Organic Cold–Pressed Unrefined – An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin and hair it is a natural emollient (meaning it corrects scaling and dryness), by helping upraised skin and hair cells lay flat, helping to increase shine and keep in moisture. Cold-pressed oil, also called cold-drawn, or virgin, oil, is purer than oil expressed with the aid of heat and retains more of its natural benefits.

Avocado Oil – This deep golden oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (avocado). It is used for lubrication and in cosmetics where it is valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. Rich in nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, this nutritional oil is excellent for enhancing hair health. It supplies vitamins A, B, D, and E to nourish both hair follicles and the scalp. Vitamin E also acts as a protective antioxidant. It has natural humectant properties, adding and locking in moisture. The monounsaturated fatty acids will give hair a glossy shine and silky texture. The amino acids will promote the growth of new hair cells.

Rose Hip Oil – is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild rose-bush that grows in the cool, lush mountain rainy valleys of the southern Andes, in Chile. It is a superb hydrator with a high absorbing level, penetrating dry skin and hair almost instantly to restore a much needed moisture balance frequently lost by climatic and environmental conditions such as dryness and air toxicity.

Hemp seed Oil – Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely “coat” the skin or hair as do other oils. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between. Not only does Hemp seed oil contribute greatly to the barrier function and appearance it also has other skin benefits such as offering relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema. Hemp is also the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is necessary for Calcium absorption, especially useful to vegans. Using Hemp seed oil is a great way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.

Jasmine Essential Oil – This oil helps to bust stress- which can drain nutrients from the body. Using jasmine oil along with coconut oil has Shown to encourage hair growth. Along with adding to the volume and length, it gives dry hair a radiant lustre.

Ylang–Ylang Essential Oil – The extract of lilies, this oil is a scalp soother and follicle stimulator. Indonesians spread the luxuriant flowers on the marriage bed of the newly weeded couples. Ylang means “flowers of flowers,” sometimes called “the perfume tree.”

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) – Made from the leaves and twigs of this amazing tree, it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, a natural deodorant, and nervine. Use in a hair oil will leave hair and scalp fragrant (petitgrain has woody, citrus and floral notes all in one!), while soothing and preventing bacterial and fungal growth. Blends well with lavender, rose, and sandlawood.

Vetiver Essential Oil – An oil with a sweet, heavy, earthy and woody aroma, it is a cicatrisant which speeds up new tissue growth and can speed up the disappearance of scars or other marks from the skin. An anti-inflammatory, vulenerary, and antiseptic, it promotes scalp health. Is aroma has long been lauded for being relaxing and soothing.

Vanilla Burbon CO2 Extract – Vanilla is not produced as pure essential oil. It is well advised to question the authenticity of Vanilla labeled pure essential oil. This soothing scent is perfect for relaxing and meditation.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Application:

How to oil your hair (excerpted from Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide)

The idea of putting oil on your hair might seem strange after years of shampoo commercials pretending that oil is the enemy and must be eradicated at all costs. Some people are adverse to the idea of oiling as they think their hair will appear greasy and dirty. Proper oiling does not make the hair look greasy; instead, it uses only a few drops of oil to keep essential moisture inside of the hair and protect it from day-to-day wear. If you oil your hair and it does appear greasy, use less oil and dry oiling on damp hair rather than dry the next time.

1. Make sure your hair is clean, damp, and tangle-free. Oiling is best done after a shower, where the hair has just been conditioned and is full of moisture.

2. Put 3–5 drops of oil in the palm of one hand. Rub your hands together for a few seconds until the oil is warm, and spread over your palms in a glossy sheen.

3. Pat your hands over your ends to put the most oil there, and then, starting at the ears, smooth your hands down the length of your hair. Do not oil the hair above your ears, as the natural sebum produced by your scalp will be enough.

4. If oiling damp hair, spread the oil through your hair with only your fingers or a wooden or horn comb. If your hair is dry, you can use a boar bristle brush to smooth the oil through the hair and give you lots of shine. If you have curly, kinky, or very damaged hair, use only your hands and fingers, as styling tools will either ruin the curl pattern or be too abrasive on delicate strands.

5. To oil your scalp, put a single drop of oil in your palm and work your fingertips into it, then spread the oil to the fingertips of the other hand. Massage the scalp with your fingertips.

Want to learn more about Melissa from NightBlooming?

Melissa of NightBlooming on EtsyMelissa grew up with a love of fantasy novels, nature, and animals. After her quest for red hair led to disaster, she doubled down on her passion for reading and experimentation, for nature and science, and set out on a journey to heal the damage and get the color she wanted, naturally. Her herbal alchemy did the trick and, once the methods and products had proven successful for others, she launched NightBlooming–a virtual garden in which to grow her brand and share it with the world.

Her husband is her lodestar, and they live together in a sweeping river valley with their mutinous cats and garden dotted with honeybees.

A professional technical writer and interactive learning designer, Melissa’s prose blends clarity and purpose with vivid description honed in her fiction writing. Her nonfiction works include Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide and Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & other Herbs: A Guide.

The line of natural hair care products she developed, additional information, and inspiration are available at NightBlooming on Etsy here.

You can follow Melissa on her blog here as well as on instagram, twitter and pinterest.


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Must Have Summer Beauty Products

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Must Have Summer Beauty Products - These must have summer beauty products are not only great for summer, but they'll keep up with you through every season that follows!

Must Have Summer Beauty Products

These must have summer beauty products are not only great for summer, but they’ll keep up with you through every season that follows!

1. Rocky Mountain Essentials Natural Shoe Deodorizer & Foot Odor Spray with Tea Tree Oil // This natural shoe and foot deodorizer spray is a must have for summer shoes and sandals. While feet may sweat, your shoes – and your feet! – don’t have to smell like it. This peppermint scented shoe deodorizer & foot odor spray is made up of a blend of pure essential oils that have antibacterial properties to fight the bacteria that causes odor. Simply spray directly on feet – it’s SO refreshing! – or shoes as needed. You may also want to try their Tea Tree Antifungal Foot Soak.

2. clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Mattifying Healing Dust // This all natural powder contains a soothing mix of oil absorbing kaolin / light reflecting mica / clarifying sea salt and nourishing minerals to help heal skin and control excess oil production either under makeup or alone. It’s perfect for keeping oily summer skin in check so you always look your best.

3. Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask // This fantastic firming face mask comes as six tubes, each with a full individual mask. Formulated with a blend of exotic teas, this clay mask leaves behind smoother, firmer, more radiant skin after use. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich black, green, and white teas, as well as other beneficial botanical extracts including acai, pomegranate, coffee, and goji berry. Additionally it firms, reduces dark spots, helps skin retain moisture, and gently exfoliates to reveal a refreshed, luminous complexion.

4. Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35 // Reformulated and available in three shades, this daily correcting cream provides strong SPF protection from the sun while helping hide your flaws. In addition to covering imperfections, it also protects skin from photoaging and provides clarity in an easy one step product. The addition of Omega-3, Omega-6, and apple extract help to correct hyperpigmentation providing a clearer, more even skin tone. Plus it’s blended with light-diffusing mica that instantly softens the look of lines, wrinkles and pores—leaving behind a fresh and flawless face.

5. LOC One & Done Shadow Stick // This easy-as-could-be, paraben-free shadow stick from Birchbox brand LOC nixes the usual eye makeup hoopla (read: multiple brushes, blenders, and primers) and delivers up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof color—all in just one swipe. Even better, this collection of shades was handpicked by YouTube beauty star Tati Westbrook, who selected the hues she considers most on trend. Another bonus? Everything in the LOC line is super affordable, cruelty-free, and the perfect compact size–ideal for keeping you stylish through the seasons! Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products.

6. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle // A Birchbox exclusive, this paraben- and sulfate-free detangler seals the cuticles of each strand to smooth hair and moisturizes, which helps minimize frizz. It also provides protection against summer’s UV rays and heat, safeguards color, and adds shine. Plus it’s weightless, non-greasy formula that leaves behind an airy floral scent. Suitable for all hair types. Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products.

For more must have beauty products, be sure to also check out this collection of natural beauty products for him & her as well as six of my most loved, crushworthy beauty products! Or shop from a collection of my bath, body and beauty favorites at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

What are you must have beauty products for summer?


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Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth with Neem Oil and Castor Oil

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Make this easy hair mask recipe for hair growth with natural ingredients that encourage hair growth like neem oil and castor oil. This hair mask recipe will also help repair dry hair and split ends, leaving your hair feeling soft and bouncy.

Make this easy, all natural hair mask recipe for hair growth! This hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition it also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. You can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth daily or weekly depending on your needs.

To use for hair growth, massage this natural hair mask into your wet hair and scalp. Leave on 5-15 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. For hair that’s also dry and damaged, you can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth as a conditioner after shampooing. Simply wash your hair as usual – I highly recommend using a cleansing conditioner over traditional shampoo to keep from stripping essential oils from your hair and scalp – then apply the mask. Wait 5-10 minutes, then rinse as usual. It’s normal to feel like you still have product in your hair after rinsing, however, once your hair dries, it will be soft, shiny and bouncy, not heavy or greasy.

The neem oil and essential oils in this natural hair mask recipe are also helpful if you have dandruff and other itchy scalp conditions!

Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. neem oil
1 oz. coconut oil
.75 oz. castor oil
1 oz. sal butter or refined shea butter
.25 oz. carrier oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1 mL rosemary essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the emulsifying wax and sal (or shea) butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Once melted, weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted butter and wax until it melts. If needed, you can reheat the mixture slightly.

Now weigh the castor oil and carrier oil and stir into the melted hair mask ingredients. I used grapeseed oil for my hair mask recipe which, like castor and neem oil, help to encourage hair growth. However other options include sesame oil, evening primrose oil, and jojoba oil. For additional moisture, softness and shine, you may want to try argan oil.

Now that these ingredients are combined, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the essential oils. Using a fresh pipette for each essential oil, add the essential oils to your hair mask and mix well.

Spoon or pour, depending on the solidity of your hair mask, your mask into a 200 mL glass wide mouth cosmetic jar. (The jar I used is from Infinity Jars and features deep violet glass that prevents damaging visible light rays from entering and accelerating product deterioration.)

Allow your hair mask to cool before screwing on the lid. You can then place your hair mask in the refrigerator if desired to allow it to finish solidifying. In particularly warm months this can take up to two days depending on your climate. My home has a/c and it took several hours in the fridge to reach its final consistency.

Once you hair mask has set up, it’s ready for use!

Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

I hope you enjoy my hair mask recipe for hair growth as much as I do! For more natural hair care recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here. You’ll discover ten fantastic hair care recipes including other hair care mask recipes, shine spray recipes, shampoo bar and dry shampoo recipes and more.

To discover more of my hair and skin care recipes from my blog and around the web including my homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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My Must Have Beauty Products

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Must have beauty products that I never want to live without. Discover new beauty favorites from makeup and hair care to a pretty rockin' styling iron!

While I make my own homemade bath, body and beauty products, I still love to buy beauty products as well. While these aren’t handmade, they are a few of my must have beauty products that I’ve fallen in love with and that continue to make their way into my life repeatedly. I hope you’ll consider giving them a try or share your own must have beauty products in the comments.

My Must Have Beauty Products

The Bed Head Rock ‘n’ Roller Ceramic Styling Iron is my favorite hair styling tool for quick and easy body and tousled waves. Having grown up the 80’s curling irons were always a necessity. It started with feathered hair in junior high and then progressed to three inch high bangs and an entire can of hair spray. By the end of high school, I’d grown out my bangs completely and had thankfully gone over to a natural air dry and go style. Curling my hair back in the day would take a solid hour so not only did I save time by ditching my curling iron, but I luckily didn’t hold onto that insane hairstyle trend. For the most part after that I hung up my curling iron for good. Until now.

I actually bought the Bed Head Rock ‘n’ Roller Ceramic Styling Iron twice. I initially purchased this styling iron as a Christmas gift for a teenager. However, after seeing how fantastic her hair looked after using the Bed Head Rock ‘n’ Roller Ceramic Styling Iron, I went out and invested another $25 on a second one for myself. I specifically purchased this styling iron for a formal charity event that I attended. However, I instantly fell in love with not only how easy it was to use, but also how quickly I could style my hair using it.

The wavy curls this styling iron creates hold amazingly well and it really does add a LOT of volume. I can get a basic look with this styling iron in about ten minutes. For body I use this styling iron on large sections of hair at a time without a styling product. For something more substantial, I use a small amount of product for hold and work with smaller sections of hair. Once I’ve done my entire head, I go back with even smaller sections in just a few areas around my head to give it more texture and pop. This is by far probably my favorite purchase of 2016.

As far as makeup goes, the Natural Instincts Eyeshadow Palette from theBalm is probably one of my most favorite eyeshadow palettes ever. The colors are not only fantastic but highly pigmented and allow you to create natural to bold looks with both matte and shimmer shadow choices. Plus the packaging is simply fun! If you prefer an even more diverse palette that contains blushes, bronzers, shadows, and glosses, then you’ll love theBalm’s It Takes All Kinds Makeup Palette.

Julep's RSVP eyeshadow palette - This palette contains eleven soiree-minded shadows that layer and blend easily. In addition, these shadows contain the smoothing, nourishing benefits of Power Cell Complex™, a Julep-exclusive blend of age-defying, skin-boosting, ultra-hydrating ingredients including rosehip seed oil for essential nutrients that soothe and repair, Malvaceae Lipid Extract™ which improves barrier function so skin retains moisture and green coffee bean oil to invigorate skin.

Another luxury brand eyeshadow palette worth checking out is Julep’s RSVP Eyeshadow Palette. This eyeshadow palette contains eleven soiree-minded shadows that layer and blend easily. In addition, these shadows contain the smoothing, nourishing benefits of Power Cell Complex™, a Julep-exclusive blend of age-defying, skin-boosting, ultra-hydrating ingredients. These ingredients include rosehip seed oil for essential nutrients that soothe and repair, Malvaceae Lipid Extract™ which improves barrier function so skin retains moisture and green coffee bean oil to invigorate skin & promote cell turnover. This is a little last minute but through March 20, 2016 you can get this best selling eyeshadow palette ($54 value) free from Julep when you join their monthly beauty box program and use the coupon code: GIFTEYES at checkout. Or buy it now on sale (for a limited time) without a subscription here for $38.

For keeping my makeup exactly where it needs to be all day long I use NYX Cosmetics Matte Makeup Setting Spray. As far as setting sprays go, this one not only works well but it’s also very reasonably priced. I spray my face with this setting spray after applying all of my makeup other than my mascara. (I had an unfortunate accident once where I had still wet mascara, following with a setting spray and then sneezed. I’m sure you can create a visual in your head for that one.)

To keep shine away the entire day, I actually apply NYX Cosmetics Matte Makeup Setting Spray twice. I spray it on once after applying my makeup, then again a second time after dusting my finished look with NYX Cosmetics Translucent Studio Finishing Powder. This translucent powder is great for oily eyelids too and helps to keep eyeliner from transferring to just above the crease of my eye like a lot of them seem to do.

As far as eyeliners go, I’ve only found one that doesn’t seem to do that. And that’s Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner. While you can’t get a super fine line with this eyeliner, it is great for bolder looks. Not only does it apply like a liquid eyeliner with a super smooth application, but the vivid color will literally outlast all of your other makeup. It’s also waterproof, smudge proof and smear proof and comes in a wide selection of colors including black, brown, green and purple.

When it comes to mascara I seem to have a lot of on again and off again love affairs. For about a two year period I was madly in love with Benefit’s BadGal Lash Mascara as it offered both volume and length while separating lashes. I never got any clumps with this mascara, However, it did tend to wear off over time, and while touching up was a snap, it just didn’t maintain the length I wanted without having to be reapplied later in the day.

More recently I fell in love with Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes Mascara. While this mascara is great for building length, it falls a little flat in the volume arena. And, if it’s overapplied, those long, lustrous lashes almost appear fake. But I didn’t give up.

I recently tried stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara through the Birchbox sampling program and struck gold. This mascara is probably THE mascara I’ll have a forever lover affair with. stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara adds massive length to my leashes as well as volume for those bold evening looks where you want everyone to notice your eyes before the dress. While it’s not always what I want for a regular work day, it’s a staple for evenings out.

As far as hair care goes, I’ve been using Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner for several years now to “wash” my hair. I will never go back to traditional shampoos again after discovering this product. I cannot recommend Renpure Solutions Cleansing Conditioner enough for anyone who struggles with their hair or fights with it constantly trying to find the right product to balance out the damage done by shampoos and the elements. Unlike other no-poo options, this product does not make your hair look dirty or feel greasy. Another plus to this cleansing conditioner is that it can also be applied after cleansing as a moisturizing leave in product if your hair is particularly dry or damaged. So, you know, it’s one less product to buy.

While I’ve stopped using shampoo, I have not given up on conditioners. So I typically follow this cleansing conditioner with my favorite regular conditioner. Right now I actually have two favorites. I’m using both L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Thickening Conditioner and L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner – and at the same time. I just mix the two together in the palm of my hand. The volume conditioner gives my fine, straight hair a little extra oomph, while the repairing conditioner conquers dry hair brought on by winter and adds shine. In the summer my hair leans toward more oily, so I switch to just using the volume conditioner.

I know. It may seem a little weird that I combo my products to customize them, but I feel like I can’t be the only one. I’m the same way with lipstick too.

So now that you’ve heard about my must have beauty products, tell me about yours!

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