Save Money Making Your Own Herbal Hydrosols and Flower Waters

I have a secret ingredient that I prefer to use in place of the water in ALL of my DIY beauty products and toiletries. Hydrosols, aka flower waters! I first came across hydrosols in my essential oil studies. I had learned that they were a result of making essential oils, essentially a byproduct. I was fascinated by these gentle essential oil infused waters. Along the way, I learned a lot more about them and their many uses and varieties. I wanted to purchase every hydrosol that I came across but was sorely disappointed when I realized that I couldn't afford  to purchase all of the hydrosols that I wanted. What is a DIY loving hippy to do? Make it myself, of course! Now you can too!

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Grow Your Lashes to Envious Lengths – DIY Herbal Infused Eyelash Growth Serum

Why are guys the ones with gorgeously long and thick eyelashes that every woman would kill for? I know that I am not the only envious one out there! I have lived my entire life with thin blonde-tipped eyelashes, that just don't show up to the party without a few coats of some good mascara. While there are some eyelash serums on the market that profess miraculous results, their ingredients are less than stellar, many of which are known carcinogens. Like all of my other beauty products, this is what led me to create my own herbal infused eyelash growth serum, instead. Continue reading “Grow Your Lashes to Envious Lengths – DIY Herbal Infused Eyelash Growth Serum”

Let Your Herbal Goddess Shine – A DIY Herbal Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

My natural hair care journey hasn't been an easy one. I have experienced everything from hair falling out when I tried the whole baking soda thing, to super oily and heavy detoxing hair that I had to wear up for a little over 2 months before it was finally done detoxing. These days, my hair is longer than it's ever been my whole life and it's far healthier than it was 2 years ago. This journey has taught me a lot about my hair, but it's also taught to me love the hair I was given. Over the last 2 years of creating my own herbal hair care products, I have found a very simple ingredient to be my star secret in my natural hair care routine. Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar! Continue reading “Let Your Herbal Goddess Shine – A DIY Herbal Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse”

Unleash the Goddess in You – DIY Hair, Skin, & Nails Tea

There are many ways to beautify your skin, make your hair grow longer faster, and grow out strong beautiful nails, but they all entail healthy eating habits! One of my favorite ways to nourish my hair, skin, and nails, is through eating grass-fed gelatin.I love to make my own gummy fruit snacks, and Syfy and I munch on them ALL the time! One of my other favorite ways to get the nourishment that my hair, skin, and nails need, is through herbal teas! Continue reading “Unleash the Goddess in You – DIY Hair, Skin, & Nails Tea”

Why’s My Hair Detoxing??? Making the Switch to a Natural Hair Care Routine

If you have been reading my posts on natural hair care , you are likely trying to make a switch to a natural hair care routine. If so, that also means you are likely going through a nasty period of time with your hair, that feels endless and for some can be enough reason to quit and go back to your old hair care routine.  Have you been wondering why, since you've made the switch from conventional shampoos and hair care products to natural herbal hair care, your hair has gone from fab to flab? That my dear is what we call the detox process, and for 99.9% of your making the switch to natural and no-poo hair care routines, you will most definitely experience at least a shortened version.  Continue reading “Why's My Hair Detoxing??? Making the Switch to a Natural Hair Care Routine”

Naturally Strengthen & Grow Your Hair Like Rapunzel – A Morroco Method Review

I have been on a quest this year, for thick, long, healthy “mermaid hair” and changing the way that I wash, condition, style, and color my hair has been a long and educating journey! As we've been learning together, natural hair care can be a difficult path to walk down. The detox process alone can make one terrified before they even begin to see awesome results in their own hair, let alone the daunting task of learning to make all of your hair care products yourself. Continue reading “Naturally Strengthen & Grow Your Hair Like Rapunzel – A Morroco Method Review”

DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo

When I first learned about making my own shampoo with soapnuts, I was very excited. I have been on a journey this year to learn the many ways that I can no-poo my hair and soapnuts was on the list to try out. After I first made this shampoo, I haven't turned back. My hair is super soft after using this shampoo and didn't cause me to have to detox again with my no-poo regime. This has been my favorite herbal shampoo to date! My hair is still growing like a weed, something that it used to never do before I became my hippy self. Someday soon, I will achieve my goal of having “mermaid hair”! Continue reading “DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo”

Natural Herbal Hair Color for Healthy Hair – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 4

I have spent a lot of years of my life changing my hair color based on my flittering emotions and the change of seasons. I am a big proponent of self-expression and coloring my hair has always been one of my favorite ways to express myself, but over the last few years, I have come to find out that all of those conventional hair dyes I was using is absolutely terrible for me and for the planet. Over time, I was destroying my hair and ingesting nasty toxic chemicals, with every dye job that I performed. Finally, after wanting to grow my hair out, I realized that my hair had never gotten passed my shoulders because all of the damage I was doing to it was causing my hair to break off. I decided I needed to make a change and how I was coloring my hair was the first thing on that list. After trying henna, I don't think I can ever go back to conventional hair dyes. I mean, the toxic chemicals is enough on its own to keep me away for good…but the conditioning that henna provides to your hair is simply divine, all while coloring it. I can not profess enough my love for henna. Continue reading “Natural Herbal Hair Color for Healthy Hair – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 4”

Natural Hair Conditioners & Herbal Detangling Spray – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 3

Over the last two weeks, we have been learning all about natural hair care. Last week, we learned about natural no-poo cleansers that are not too harsh to use on your hair. This week, we are learning about natural conditioners, especially the kind that don't include oils in them. While learning my way through natural hair care and the no-poo method, I have found that carrier oils by themselves, are very difficult to get out of your hair without shampoo and suds. This caused me to look in depth at other non-oil conditioner choices. There are actually many options out there, in you pantry alone, that you can use to condition your hair. Continue reading “Natural Hair Conditioners & Herbal Detangling Spray – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 3”

Natural No-Poo Cleansers for Healthy Hair – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 2

Last week, in my first Natural Hair Care post, I wrote to you about why I will not use baking soda on my own hair. We learned about ph and how it affects your hair and scalp, and that baking soda is WAY too alkaline for our hair.We now know that our hair prefers to keep a ph of 4.5, and when we cleanse our hair or use any other kinds of hair products, we want to make sure its ph is  within 4.5-7 to keep our scalp and hair ph balanced. Since I don't use baking soda on my hair when I no-poo, you all were VERY curious as to what I actually DO use instead. Today I am going to give you several ph-balanced options to try so that you can find the right one for your hair, and at the end of this post, I will share my own personal ramped up the recipe that I have been using on MY hair. Continue reading “Natural No-Poo Cleansers for Healthy Hair – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 2”