Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Herbal Hair Rinses ( One for EVERY hair Problem! )

Hey Ladies!

Today's post is all about Hair! I'm going to be sharing a recipe for a hair rinse and different variations to it that you can do according to your specific hair needs.

So you might be wondering what exactly is a hair rinse?
 It's something that you pour on your hair after it has been washed and is still wet, you leave it on for 5 minutes and wash it out to reveal soft, silky hair. Also it's ALL NATURAL...and that's always a great bonus!

What You Need:

* Measuring Cup (microwave safe)
* Spoon
* Herb Sachet with your Herb of choice ( read below for this)
* 1 Cup of Water
* Plastic Container (for storing)

How To Make It:

1. Place your herbal tea bag or sachet in the measuring cup and add the cup of water.
2. Microwave for two minutes and let it sit until it cools.
3. Stir the mixture and then remove the sachet or bag.
4. Now just pour it into your container and it's ready to use.

How to Use it:

Pour the rinse into wet hair and let it sit anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Lightly rinse it out with water.
If you have any leftover product be sure to store it in the fridge.

Now on to the good stuff...the herbs!

 To make your herb sachet all you have to do get either a small circle of cheesecloth or a coffee filter and place dried herbs in the middle. Then just tie it off with some string or a rubber band and you're good to go.

* You could also use a store bought tea bag in you find it in your desired herb.

So what kind of herbs should you use?

Well, it really all depends on what you are looking for your is a list of a great selection of herbs and what each will do for you!

Energizes your hair and can even help it to grow faster.

Soothing to your scalp, makes hair grow shiny and healthy. Can help brighten up blond and red hair.

Lemon Balm:
Leaves your hair with an amazing citrus fragrance. Help to freshen it.

Excelent at relieving an itchy scalp.

Enriches darker hair colors. Helps to control dandruff.

Supercleans oily hair. heals damaged hair.

* pictures included are of the plant, not the sure you are buying the dried herb version of what you choose
 recipe from the book: The Girls' Spa Book

Let me know in the comments which herb you would choose!


Monday, June 4, 2012

DIY: Summer Scrub ( for smooth skin this bikini season)

Summertime calls for showing off your skin! Whether you're going to be hitting the beach in that new bikini or rocking some shorts you need smooth skin and I've got just the thing for that. It's a Floral Summer Scrub!
It has really simple ingredients that you most likely have lying around your house.

What You Need:
* Coconut Oil
* Flower Petals ( it can be any kind of flower, just whatever smells best to you because this will add a nice fragrance to the scrub)
* Brown Sugar
* Almond Oil

How To Make It:

Depending on the size of the container you are working with you are going to follow a simple rule of three. Three equal layers.
Layer 1: Coconut Oil
Layer 2: Flower petals
Layer 3: Brown sugar/ almond oil combo.

So simply add you coconut oil. Follow that with some flowers petals and add some brown sugar on top. Now just drizzle your almond oil on top of that and that's it! A super simple Floral Summer Scrub.
This is best if made in advance so the ingedients have time to marinate together. I like to make mine the night before I use it.

* When you are ready to use it just grab a spoon and mash it all up then just slather on and enjoy soft, smooth skin ready for summer!

** I was inspired to make this scrub by a post I saw on The Beauty Department

Let me know what you think of this in the comments below!

Guess who is back?!? ( For good!)

Hey there!
Remember me? I use to post frequently, I use to live, eat and breath this blog! Then I kind of abandoned it :(
And for that I am really sorry. I started to have less and less free time which made it really difficult to keep up with my blog and my youtube channel at the same time. So I started only posting now and then, I stopped getting weekly giveaways for you guys and I just lost my dedication for Vanilla Pop.
I feel really bad that I let that happen because this blog was born out of pure love and I worked really hard to get it as it is now. So I refuse to let everything go to waste and I am happy to announce that I am back!
I am back at posting regularly, back at getting giveaways for you and definitely back at being totally dedicated to Vanilla Pop.
Sorry for that wierd period of only posting now and then and I hope you are all as excited as I am to get things back to how they were!

I love you all and thank you for sticking with me through everything!


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