Chamomile and lemon - leave in spritz for lightening hair
- 2 tea bags of chamomile
- half a lemon
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup water
Boil the water, then add into a cup with the chamomile tea bag (let sit for a bit), add the lemon and honey. Put this into a spray bottle and spritz onto hair after showering. Sit out in the sunshine for 1-2 hours for optimum effects.

Chamomile and lemon - leave in spritz for lightening hair

- 2 tea bags of chamomile

- half a lemon

- 1 tsp honey

- 1 cup water

Boil the water, then add into a cup with the chamomile tea bag (let sit for a bit), add the lemon and honey. Put this into a spray bottle and spritz onto hair after showering. Sit out in the sunshine for 1-2 hours for optimum effects.

Apple cider vinegar and food dye - Toner for blonde hair
For those trying to remove yellow/orange hues after hitting up the bleach, here is a way to tone it down naturally.
- 2.5 cups raw organic ACV (apple cider vinegar)
- 2 drops blue, 1 drop green, 1 drop red food coloring
Mix these together, then lather into washed hair, leave on for five minutes, then rinse! You should start to see a difference after a few weeks.

Apple cider vinegar and food dye - Toner for blonde hair

For those trying to remove yellow/orange hues after hitting up the bleach, here is a way to tone it down naturally.

- 2.5 cups raw organic ACV (apple cider vinegar)

- 2 drops blue, 1 drop green, 1 drop red food coloring

Mix these together, then lather into washed hair, leave on for five minutes, then rinse! You should start to see a difference after a few weeks.

DIY Blonde Hair Toner

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Just dyed my hair platinum… YELLOW?

This is how to tone things down a notch without all the chemicals and harm of dying it again, GO BLUE!

Just take an ordinary, super-moisturizing conditioner

(I know, totally not organic but all I had within my vicinity was a dollarama). So for future-organic reference, try purchasing a lavender based organic conditioner with LOTS of moisturizing capabilities coconut, argan, jojoba, etc.

Take a normal handful amount of conditioner, then mix the conditioner with 2 drops blue food coloring, 1 drop green coloring, and 1 drop red food coloring. The blue hue will neutralize the yellow tones in your hair!

Put into your wet hair like a normal conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it out.

I just started doing this and can already see a slight difference. Try using a strand test (when you experiment on a small portion of your hair instead of the whole head) to see how your results can vary!

Breakfast Burrito, Baby! Just like how they do it at Albertaco’s, minus the added fat and grease. HOLLA!

  • One white potato (boiled, then chopped)
  • 2 free range eggs cooked in a tsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • chopped onion, garlic, green pepper
  • cook everything together into a tasty hash
  • Add ground pepper, red pepper, and cilantro when cooked
  • warm the whole wheat tortilla over the pan with the hash
  • place avocado and tomato slices inside the warmed tortilla
  • add the hash and enjoy your breakfast burrito! 
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coconutsandcoffee:

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If you’re like me and live in flip flops 24/7, you’re aware of the consequences. And one of them is dry, cracked heels that your daily moisturizer can’t even touch. It’s an endless battle. What? Wear real shoes? That’s no fun.

But that’s where a simple yet effective homemade scrub comes in….

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brittaniejones:

This method is using a carrier oil, probably more for the scent than anything.

an inconvenient emu truth

This past week I purchased “Emu Oil” soap from Soap Works, the same Toronto based company in which I got my Bees Wax soap from. The soap is incredibly rich and moisturizing for dry skin. I wouldn’t recommend it for oily skin. If you are not concerned with the ethical implications of how this soap is produced then this is a great soap for flaky, winter skin.

HOWEVER, I am concerned with such issues. After staring at the name for quite a while I wondered HOW emu’s generate oil? After researching the extraction and production method of Emu Oil it is very apparent that I purchased a CRUELTY-INDUCED product.

According to Juniper Russo of Livestrong.com Emus are large, flightless birds that store oil in their body fat. Recently, Emu farms have gained popularity by raising these ostrich-like birds in large-outdoor enclosures. Since Emus mature at a slow rate, they are slaughtered by machines that break their necks before the second year of their life.

Emu Oil manufacturers extract the unrefined oil from the thick fat reserves on their backs and most will discard the remaining portion of their body. Through a refining process of heat and refrigeration the material is filtered of impurities and inorganic compounds. Some manufacturers then add artificial fragrances to improve the product’s appeal.

You can read more at http://www.livestrong.com/article/article/76232-emu-oil-made/#ixzz2MmxM1o6v

the most wonderful time of the year - flashy rashy

Winter facial rash. Looks like acne and rosacea all in one, just one big, unflattering mess. I tried experimenting with many natural healers — coconut oil and shea butter actually worsened it! It became more red and raw looking. This was then followed by a spew of acne because I lathered too much oil on my face.

The Witch hazel toner and bees wax soap did not cut it either. Although the bees wax was very gentle and helped soothe the itchiness, the toner just dried it out more. Even after trying to cover it with my Mineral Fusion powder it just makes my skin look caky. Like an alligator’s back line.

After attempt two, I tried Hydrocortisone cream - a topical ointment that can be found at any drugstore for under $8. These products are not recommended for continual use after the rash is gone because they contain a steroid and “thin” your skin. So after a week of dabbing it on, my rash vanished and I went back to my shea butter moisturizer. Shortly before the two week mark it returned bigger and brighter than ever! Like a meteor shower. My skin has now adapted to the Hydrocortisone and does not respond to it. Ugh!

After feeling very saddened and unattractive (I realize skin shouldn’t de-worth how I see myself but ask any female, it does!) I went into LUSH and picked up some Cosmetic Lad for $24. Probably their BEST facial moisturizer. This helped significantly because it is thicker and has a small amount of parabens. Yes, I know. It is not totally organic but it is the best commercial product out there in dire times of facial rash. I was told the parabens Lush uses are different than most. I will investigate this further. 

Love, Peace, and EVEN COLORED SKIN PIGMENTS

xx

Homemade Granola 

  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • Chocolate Chips (dark chocolate to be healthy)
  • 2-3 tbsp Pure Canadian Maple Syrup & Raw honey (instead of sugar)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Preheat oven to 350, combine ingredients in a bowl
  • Spread mixture onto baking sheet or into mold
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then take out and let cool for 15 minutes

To make even more interesting, try dicing up almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, or dried coconut.