Yes another one I know! I just wanted to show you how I actually make my current favorite winter Moisturizer. It is simple to make and does not take too long either. Here are the ingredients
Virgin Coconut Oil with 5 drops of Essential Oil (the Essential Oil is optional)
Lemon peel infused Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
I have a link to my Video hereas well as write up of my recipe and process if you prefer to read about it linked here.
One thing to keep in mind is that a little of this goes a really really long way so use it sparingly. I use the moisturizer for both my face and body and only need to apply it once a day and prefer to do so at night, this way I know it gets absorbed into my skin before applying anything like makeup.
So I managed to squeeze in one last video for 2013! It is my simple and quick Whipped DIY Fluffy Coconut “Oil/Cream”. As I have mentioned in my Blog and in the video is use this as one part of some of the mixes I make. I use this for both my skin and my hair however I mainly use the Coconut Oil/Cream as the base of my Face & Body Moisturizer and would add other ingredients to it. I also occasionally add it to my DIY Hair Gel (Flaxseed Gel.) You can read about my Oil/Cream here and watch the video here.
The main ingredient is obviously Coconut Oil and this is actually the only ingredient you will need. I do add Essential oils to my mix (either Peppermint or Lavender) but this is completely optional. The two requirements for the mix are:
To use semi solid coconut oil
You must use a whisk (electric or hand held will work.) You can not use a blender as the blades will heat up the oil and turn it into a liquid.
I hope you enjoy my video! And I hope you are enjoying the last few days of this year with big hopes and dreams for the coming year!
Alright guys so I just wanted to give you a very quick summary of all the Hair Care Routine write-ups I have done so far (04.09.2013)
I have basically written up ALL of my Hair care routines. I not only show the ingredients I use to create my DIY products but I also provide the quantities I use, mixing instructions and application process. In some of them I have image demonstrations because I used snapshots from the Videos I already have. As and when I make videos I will be adding image demonstrations of the application or mixing process.
I have written down my Hair Care Routines under (surprise surprise) Mai Hair Routines. At the start of the year I decided to try and use at least 80% -90% natural products in my hair care. I have slowly substituted certain items and wanted to try them for at least a few months to see if I like them or not so I have updated it! I LIKE!
This is just a basic summary of my routines. I will start breaking down my methods in ‘series’ so that you see each of my processes step by step. For my blog I will do write-ups along with pictures, explaining my processes. I will also provide links to the videos in case there ends up being too much writing…I will keep you posted as and when I load up videos.
So last night while all my creative juices were flowing I started to brainstorm on how exactly I would carry out this Blog. The last thing I want to do is bore you guys and since I am the sort of person who likes to keep things organized (as much as possible), I figured it would make sense if my Blog and YouTube Channel sort of correspond with one another. Not everyone likes reading through loads of information and some people prefer to read so if I keep both sources similar no one group misses out on anything. So here are my initial plans.
For the Hair Care Section:
I will breakdown my routines which starts with my wash days. On wash days I also incorporate a Deep Conditioner (DC) Treatment. I have 3 different DIY ones that and 1 store bought DC I use for different reasons (I will explain them in my routines section later). I also do my Apple Cider Cleanse on wash days. I will show you how I moisturize my hair and then each week or every two weeks I plan on doing a different Hair Style Videos/Blog write-ups. Following those will be Videos/Blog write-ups on my ‘mid-week styles’ which consists of Up-Do’s, if I am not trying to stretch out a particular look. I would love to get suggestions or even tips from you, so if there are any requests on styles I have not tried before I will look it up and try it out. This will give me a chance to learn something new as well!
I have to reiterate that I am not a professional Hair Stylist. I basically teach myself by watching and learning from others so I will have to ask you to please bear with me at times. Sometimes I might actually have Videos/Blog write-ups on things I tried that either did not work with my hair or perhaps I did not like. Now just because it did not work for me or I did not like a particular look does not mean it is “bad”. It just means it did not work for me…it might work for you!
For the Skin Care Section
I am going to start off with my skin care routines, DIY treatments, skin care tips etc. I will try and leave tips for all kinds of skin care (dry, oily, sensitive etc) but would also ‘focus’ on my type of skin (because I know that the best). If you guys are interested to see some videos about that I would be happy to do that as well.
For the Health Section
I basically will do the same as for the Skin Care; put up some tips, programs I follow etc. I am NOT a fitness expert and therefore do not want to risk someone following my own personal suggestions and getting hurt. So I will show you the direct links/sites/information from the fitness Gurus and leave the rest up to you to make up your own minds about if you want to follow them or their programs. I will also talk about Food!
So, that is my basic plan! Things might change up a little but I will always keep you posted!