Lemon Mint Hair Gel Recipe with Castor Oil

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Lemon Mint Hair Gel Recipe

Natural Hair Gel Recipe! This natural lemon mint hair gel recipe is made using only natural ingredients and has a fresh lemon mint scent. Formulated using both castor oil this natural hair gel recipe helps to encourage hair growth while also giving your hair flexible hold. The addition of fractionated coconut oil also allows this product to help manage frizz while also adding to hair's natural strength and shine. Plus twelve more homemade hair care recipes you can make at home.

This natural lemon mint hair gel recipe is made using only natural ingredients and has a fresh lemon mint scent. Formulated using castor oil, this natural hair gel recipe helps to encourage hair growth while also giving your hair flexible hold.

Natural Hair Gel Recipe! This natural lemon mint hair gel recipe is made using only natural ingredients and has a fresh lemon mint scent. Formulated using both castor oil this natural hair gel recipe helps to encourage hair growth while also giving your hair flexible hold. The addition of fractionated coconut oil also allows this product to help manage frizz while also adding to hair's natural strength and shine. Plus twelve more homemade hair care recipes you can make at home.

The addition of fractionated coconut oil also allows this product to help manage frizz while also adding to hair’s natural strength and shine. You can learn how to make my lemon mint hair gel recipe now via my guest post at The Nourished Life blog. (If your hair needs a stronger hold, simply double the amount of gelatin called for in my recipe.)

More Homemade Hair Care Recipes

Have other hair care concerns? Then you may interested in some of my other homemade hair care recipes. Keep reading for twelve more homemade hair care recipes you can make at home.

This rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair helps to give your hair volume and texture! Spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves any time!

DIY Volumizing Rose Sea Salt Spray

This fabulous rose scented DIY sea salt spray gives your hair both volume and texture any time you need it! Simply spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves. Find the recipe for my volumizing rose sea salt spray here.

Two-Ingredient Shine Spray Recipe

Give lifeless hair a boost with this easy two-ingredients shine spray recipe made with nourishing argan oil! Naturally rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, argan oil is able to deliver deep hydration and strength to brittle hair, nails and even skin. Find my easy DIY Shine Spray Recipe here.

Yerba Mate & ACV Hair Rinse Recipe

My natural Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s also wonderful for all hair types. Find this ACV hair rinse recipe here.

Ginger and Lime Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk

DIY Silk Shampoo Bar

This homemade shampoo bar recipe is formulated with ingredients hair loves like argan, babassu and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters and even silk! And not only is it great for hair, you’ll find it works well on dry skin too! Discover this cold process shampoo bar recipe here.

Winter Mint Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

Made using natural ingredients this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements along with the fresh scent of spearmint and peppermint. Find the DIY for this moisturizing homemade hair mask here.

DIY Hair Oil Treatment with Jojoba Oil

A signature scented hair oil blend from the owner of Night Blooming, this natural hair oil recipes focuses on using essential oils, four penetrating oils, and one sealing oil to lock in hair’s moisture. It’s 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. Find the recipe for the Ullasa hair oil treatment here.

Argan and Agave DIY Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair

Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray Recipe

Give your dry damaged hair new life with this DIY shine spray and leave in conditioner. All it takes is a light misting all over or on damaged ends and your parched strands will once again feel moisturized and boast a healthy shine! It’s also great for taming frizz. Find this DIY Shine Spray + Leave in Conditioner here.

Homemade Hair Oil + Mask for Dry Damaged Hair

Learn how to craft these helpful and all natural hair care DIY’s that utilize the power of dry oils including coconut oil and hemp seed oil to bring life and beauty back to your locks. Find these all natural hair care recipes here.

Natural DIY Dry Shampoo

This homemade dry shampoo recipe is void of cornmeal and instead uses ingredients like arrowroot powder, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, and herbs to freshen and deodorize hair, add volume and control oil. You can find this amazing dry shampoo recipe here.

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.

DIY Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner + Shine Spray

Love your locks with two 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. You can discover both  of these leave in hair care recipes here.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe

Whether you’re fighting off the frizz from high humidity or need to combat the damage from sun or pool chlorine, this homemade natural hair mask recipe will rejuvenate your tresses in no time with it’s combination of certified organic oils and shea butter. You can find this simple yet effective natural hair mask recipe here.

Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

This easy, all natural 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. Learn how to make this natural hair mask recipe here.

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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!

If you liked this post you may also like my posts on Unique New Beauty Products to Try and Korean Skin Care Products I’m Crushing On. To discover more of my favorite must have beauty products be sure to follow my Bath & Beauty board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Easy Two-Ingredient Shine Spray Recipe for Hair

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This easy two-ingredient Argan oil shine spray recipe for hair adds shine and nourishes hair without weighing it down.

Has winter left your locks looking dull and lifeless? Give your hair a boost with this easy two-ingredients shine spray recipe for hair! The key ingredient in this shine spray recipe is argan oil. Argan oil is a luxurious oil obtained from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. It’s naturally rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids. Because of this, its is commonly used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration as well as to strengthen brittle hair and nails.

Argan Oil Shine Spray Recipe for Hair

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. Argan oil
1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.1 oz./2.8 grams fragrance oil (or .04oz./1.13 grams essential oil), optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the argan oil and Cyclomethicone.  Combine in a 2 oz. glass bottle using a funnel. If a scent is desired, you would also weigh out and add a skin safe fragrance oil or essential oil to the bottle. Close the bottle with a fingertip mister, then shake well to combine.

To use simply spritz a small amount on hair for softness and shine as well as to reduce frizz. Alternately you can spritz a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply to hair ends to help keep ends healthy and prevent breakage.

This argan oil shine spray recipe also makes a great dry oil body spray for silky smooth skin.

If you like this shine spray recipe then you’ll also want to check out my custom scented dry oil body spray recipe made with jojoba, hemp seed and fractionated coconut oil.

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Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

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This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream!

Winter can wreak havoc on even the healthiest of hair leaving you struggling to find new shampoos and conditioners to alleviate your dry tresses. Instead of switching up shampoo and conditioners this time around I decided instead to create a winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe to help counteract the effects of winter. Made using natural ingredients this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements along with the fresh scent of spearmint and peppermint.

I was inspired to formulate this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe by one of this month’s Birchbox samples of Amika’s Nourishing Mask For The Hair. This product conditions hair with the power of sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil and provides intense conditioning for all hair types. I adapted their ingredients in my own recipe to provide more intense moisture by using less liquid and in lieu of the water – the first ingredient in their product – I used a smaller amount of aloe vera instead. I also made cocoa butter and argan oils the primary ingredients. Per your preference however, you can either use jojoba or argan oil or a combination of both when making this for yourself. Or even substitute the cocoa butter with shea butter or even mango butter.

This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements.

Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.75 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. jojoba oil or argan oil
.5 oz. aloe vera gel
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
3 ml dimethicone
1.5 ml sea buckthorn oil
.02 oz.Optiphen Plus (paraben free preservative)
12 drops spearmint essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops vitamin E oil

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and the emulsifying wax into a 2 cup or larger glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt at 60% power in the microwave until melted fully. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Now weigh out the jojoba oil (or argan oil) and sea buckthorn oil and stir into the mixture.

Allow the mixture to cool to around 160°F then weigh out the preservative and stir into the mixture.

Using graduated transfer pipettes measure out and add the Dimethicone, vitamin E, and the essential oils. Stir to combine.

Now weigh out the aloe vera gel in a separate container and heat at reduced power in the microwave to the same temperature as the melted oils and cocoa butter. (You can also try coconut water in place of the aloe!) Add to the hair mask ingredients and mix using a stick blender until the mixture starts to thicken and become creamy.

Pour into a 2 oz. container and allow to thicken fully. The final product will be pliable and similar to the texture of play dough.

To use scoop out desired amount based on hair length and massage into hair until fully covered. (It will melt into your hair as you massage it in.) Leave on anywhere from 5 minutes to overnight then wash out as usual. For extremely damaged or “fried” hair use once or twice a week as a normal conditioner or massage a small amount into ends of hair as a leave in product.

DIY Beauty Hair Care Tips

I like to use this as a regular conditioner when needed and rinse then follow with Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, 8 oz after towel drying. I then massage in the sea salt spray into my and towel dry a second time. This adds volume while still leaving hair looking healthy and shiny and prevents the extra conditioning from weighing my fine hair down. I then air dry and then turn my head upside down and finger comb through.

To help keep your healthier on a regular basis without stripping it I also recommend using a cleansing conditioner instead of a regular shampoo. I’m currently crushing on Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner. While not as lush as my favorite – Macadamia Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – it is more affordable at just $6.99 a bottle. I’m also able to buy it locally at Target.

If you can’t get enough of how good this hair mask smells, I also found that this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe also doubles as a wonderful hand cream!

For more homemade hair care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my Pinterest boards. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram.


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DIY Shine Spray & Leave In Conditioner Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair

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Argan and Agave DIY Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair

Are your locks dry, damaged and lacking luster? Give your hair new life with this intense Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe. All it takes is a light misting all over or on damaged ends and your parched strands will once again feel moisturized and boast a healthy shine! It’s also great for taming frizz or using prior to all over summer festival hair braids to keep shorter strands in place.

Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. Argan oil
.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.25 aloe vera gel
.3 oz. clear or natural jojoba oil
.2 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. Dimethicone
1ml light agave syrup
6 drops Propylene Glycol, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the argan, fractionated coconut, and aloe oil as well as the Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone into a glass Pyrex measuring cup or medium glass or plastic beaker. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the agave syrup and add it to the mix, then use a fresh pipetted to add six drops of the propylene glycol. If you wish to add a fragrance, add .1 oz. of fragrance oil of your choice. Stir to mix then using a funnel pour into a glass bottle with a fingertip mister and twist on the cap. Shake vigorously to comine all ingredients.

Because of the aloe vera gel, you will need to shake the DIY Shine Spray before each use. Be sure to use an aloe vera gel with a preservative if you don’t want to add your own. Mountain Rose Herbs makes a good one.

To use very lightly mist onto damp or dry hair and comb through.

If you find this is too conditioning for your hair, simply omit the Dimethicone.

For more hair care recipes like my own DIY Shine Spray as well homemade soap recipes and other beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest! Also be sure to follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’ to never miss a post. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram!


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