Posts tagged natural
Natural Ladies
You know about my recent obsession with natural beauty products and how I've been creating some and using many, well, this summer I joined in on a natural perfume making workshop. It was held at Moorea Seal's shop in Seattle.  My friend Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky lead the workshop.  

We all got a little guide book (pictured above), and we able to mix any number of essential oils to make our own signature perfume. 




 The scent I made turned out really sweet, with rosemary as my base. I wear it on days I want to feel warm and cozy. It's perfect for fall.


To read more about my natural journey click here.

Or to check Delightfully Tacky's natural living tips, read her blog here.

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Cheers,

Anna
Natural Shampoo- Boozy Locks
A friend from college has started her own soap/shampoo business called BoozyLocks. BoozyLocks is an all natural shampoo which some beer in it. I bought a bar from her online shop to try it out.  It smells lovely and has worked well in my hair.

And because I love supporting small creative business owners I decided I would write a post raving about her product!






It took a few washes/days for my hair to get used to the natural shampoo. The first wash with it, was strange. I lathered it up in my hands and then massaged it in. It didn't really foam and feel like a normal shampoo. I then rinsed it out. After the first wash my hair still felt greasy. I tied it up in a bun and tried the next day. I washed it again, and it still was different than it feels after other "normal"/un-natural shampoo.

Then, I didn't wash it for a few days, finally washed it again with BoozyLocks and it felt much cleaner, but much less dry than it usually does.

That first week was rough to get through but it was worth it!


Now, I wash it with shampoo twice/three times a week. It feels really healthy.

It's always nice to find new things that work for me.

Alrighty, that's the end of my rave about BoozyLocks!

I have very curly dry hair. We all have different hair, what works for me my not work for you. 

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

Anna
Natural Beauty Product Experimentation
My new hobby has been wonderfully exciting to explore and experiment. My collection of essential oils is growing, which makes my range of product choices wider. I am really happy with my first mix the Vanilla Coconut Body Moisturiser. The week before leaving on our USA trip, I made some tinted and un-tinted lip balm and some bug spray to take along.

My growing knowledge has been so enabling to make beauty products that I can use. It's a small but significant mind-set shift, to make my own beauty products.

We are taught that we can't make things that we use and that is such a silly lie.






I'll be trying out these products over the summer, then report back about how they work. At that point, if I can recommend them, I will provide you lovelies with the recipes. 



Have you been learning anything new lately?

Have a lovely day.

Cheers,

Anna

2 Ingredient Body Moisturiser
 I've been using this heavenly coconut oil based moisturiser for the past two weeks. I have been smelling so sweet and delicious, if I do say so myself. The mixture of the coconut and vanilla aromas is like candy. Yup, it's just two ingredients, extra virgin coconut oil and vanilla essential oil.




There are a number of uses and benefits of coconut oil. One of the main ways, that I have loved so far, has been to use it as a moisturiser. You'd think it would be gross to feel all oily and gross, but I love it. My face even absorbs it really well, without leaving a nasty greasy look.

Directions: 
1. Warm up 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a small container. It is much easier to mix when your coconut oil is liquid
2. Stir in 5-8 drops of vanilla essential oil.
3. Enjoy!



If you live in a cool/cold climate like I do, your coconut oil will harden. No worries, just take a half a teaspoon put it in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and your body heat will melt it and make it ready to use. 



I am getting really into using oils in my daily routine. I also just love the aromatic oils. I know that oils don't work for everyone, but you won't know if they work for you until you try.

Before using any oils be sure to test a little dab of it on your skin before applying it all over your body. You will want to make sure you are not allergic to it. What may work for me may not work for you. We are all unique humans so it only makes sense that we have different needs.

I wanted to share my experience with you! But keep in mind that we are all wonderfully unique so what works with my skin may not do such wonders with yours.

To check out some other ladies who are loving Oils, check out Mandi at Making Nice in the Midwest or Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky! They have some great recipes and resources.

Cheers,

Anna