Natural Bedtime Baby Bath Soap

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I have been a longtime user of traditional baby products, but one day I turned the bottle over and noticed just how many ingredients were in the bedtime baby soap I was using. I wasn’t comfortable using that many ingredients on my baby. I used a variety of different natural products, but discovered that making your own is really easy and way more affordable! For feeding purposes, I use Gerber® Pure® Water to mix infant formula and cereal, because it’s water specifically purified for babies. Gerber® Pure® Water can be found at Walmart, in the water section. Inspired by Gerber® Pure® Water® and its simple and pure qualities, I wanted to also have a simple and pure soap option made specifically for babies so I decided to make my own!

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To make your own, you only need four ingredients… [Read more…]

Powerful Oil Blends

Over the last couple of years, I have really started to focus on treating my skin with more natural products than I ever have before. I have really enjoyed finding products that aren’t necessarily the most popular things you find on the beauty shelves, but are better for my body!

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I recently learned about Healing Natural Oils and decided to give a few of their products a try. I shared on my Insta stories when I was starting and I got a really great response from people who wanted to hear about my experience with these oil blends.  [Read more…]

Homemade All Natural Hair Mask Recipe

Last week, I was getting into the shower and I wasn’t going to wash my hair. Let’s face it, I don’t wash my hair that often. I am so glad that it has been proven to be healthier to not wash your hair, because let’s face it, I didn’t wash my hair often before that was said. I hate washing my hair because it means I actually have to dry it and style it. What a pain, right? Well, last week I put on my shower cap and my daughter saw me. In that two year old brain of hers, she probably thought that aliens had tried sucking my brain out of my head because that is how she responded. She screamed, cried, and went and hid under a chair. I am pretending it is because I had the shower cap and not because she saw me totally naked before hopping in the shower. THAT, my friends is probably enough to scar a child for life on its own, but I am hoping it was just the shower cap!

The reason I share that semi humiliating story with you is to point out just how much I dislike washing my hair. Next to washing the dishes and vacuuming, it is one of my least favorite things to do. I do however think it is important to really treat your hair well, starting with what products you use in the shower. One of my favorite ways to really get my hair healthy, is with hair masks. Hair masks are great ways to get your hair the extra kick of nutrients it needs. I like to make my own hair mask because I know it isn’t going to be full of random, harmful ingredients and it will is much cheaper to do it that way too!

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This hair mask is easy to make and is made from products that you probably already have at home! You will have no excuse not to treat your hair with a little r&r now.

This hair mask consists of four ingredients.

DIY homemade hair mask ingredients

There is a reason for each of these ingredients.

Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is a natural conditioner for your hair. It will make your hair feel silky smooth.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil- This is also a great conditioner for your hair. It is also really good for damaged hair.

Honey- Honey helps add the glow to your hair that is probably long gone. It adds moisture and makes your hair feel exquisite!

Baking Soda- Baking Soda will help eat away some of that hair product that gets stuck to your scalp and hair.

Now that you know a little bit more about why I use the ingredients I use, now it is time to make your homemade hair mask!

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Homemade All Natural Hair Mask Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a hand mixer, or put them in a blender and blend them all together until they are mixed into a cream.

I use a hair mask about once a week. Note, this hair mask WILL make your hair look greasy! I repeat… this hair mask will make your hair look greasy! BUT it is only for the first day after you put it in your hair. That is why I recommend washing your hair at night once a week, putting the hair mask on in the shower, letting it sit on your hair while you wash your body and shave your legs, then rinsing it out. Then in the morning you can wash your hair again like usual. This will cut down the greasy look a lot. The grease you will see is actually just the coconut oil that is sitting on your hair. It is good to have the oils sit on your hair so they can really soak in, so if you have a day that you know you will just be hanging out at your house then use it on that day so that your hair will look greasy all day and night instead of just at night while those oils really soak in. Your hair will feel amazing when you wash it again!

Another thing to note is that this recipe will make enough for me to use about twice. For the jar that is pictured, I had to triple the recipe. This is a great gift to give your friends who seem to have everything. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe (maybe even more if they have more girls in the house too) and putting it in a jar with this cute little printable that I made for it. They will love it! Just make sure to tell them how to use it so they don’t secretly hate you for making them look like they have greasy hair when they decide to use a hair mask on the morning of their wedding day or something.

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To print off your own printable tag, just go to this link HERE.

Save the image and print it off. I just punched a hole in the top and tied it onto the jar with some twine. Cute and easy!

This hair mask is also great to give as a gift with this face mask too!

All Natural Hair Mask and Face Mask Recipes on www.girllovesglam.com

You can find the recipe for the face mask and the printable to go along with it HERE.

Don’t forget to check out these awesome beauty DIY’s too! Click on the photos to take you to each post.

All Natural Skin Exfoliant

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All Natural Handmade Skin Exfoliant

I am trying to take better care of my skin. Sometimes I get a little lazy about my routines when it comes to my skin, but this year I am trying a lot harder to be better about washing my face and doing the extra things like exfoliating my skin. I told my friend who is an esthetician that I wanted to find a great skin exfoliant to use that wouldn’t make my skin burn. She recommended the greatest homemade skin exfoliant recipe that I am going to share with you today! (By the way, if you live in the Idaho Falls area, you have GOT to go to her for all of your skincare needs! Her name is Bailee and she works at Retreat Day Spa. You will NOT be disappointed!)

I love this exfoliant because it is made with items that you have in your house already! 

All Natural Handmade Skin Exfoiliant

Here is what you will need…

Baking Soda

Water

homemade skin exfoliant

That is all you need! Isn’t that awesome? A box of baking soda costs less than $1! No more spending so much money on expensive exfoliants. This homemade skin exfoliant is also great because you have total control of how gritty it is. Depending on what your skin is like, you will  most likely want the grit to be different during different times of the year.

handmade exfoliant

Poor some of the baking soda into a small bowl. I don’t have an exact amount that I use. Baking soda is so inexpensive that I don’t worry about being careful about the amount that I use. I just make an educated guess of how much exfoliant I will need.

natural skin exfoliant

Get a small glass of water and start adding it slowly to the baking soda. The more water you add, the less gritty your exfoliant will be. I usually like a softer grit, so I add enough water to make the mixture kind of creamy. Mix the water and the baking soda together and you are done!

Rub the exfoliant on your face after you have washed your face. Rub it around in circular motions. Make sure to keep it away from your eyes. After you have rubbed it on your face, wipe it off with a wash cloth.  Your face will instantly feel softer! Don’t forget to moisturize after you exfoliate!

I recommend doing this about two times a week. Your skin will feel incredibly soft and healthy! If your skin is more damaged and you feel like you need to exfoliate more than two times a week, try doing it three times a week. I don’t recommend exfoliating more than that though. A lot of people may even be able to get away with exfoliating only once a  week too. Just try it out and do what you feel fits you and your skin type the best.

While you are taking such great care of your skin at home, try dying your hair at home while you are at it. Check out my tips for dying your hair at home too HERE!

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