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Beauty from the Kitchen
My favourite oil is almond oil. I use it in cooking, baking, on my skin and in my hair for its neutral and comparitively sweet flavour to other oils such as olive or canola.
Just beware of over-conditoning hair if you’re planning to leave the house afterwards as excessive moisturizing product can easily saturate most hair types.
Hair elastic or clip
Before your shower pour a little almond oil in your hands and rub into the hair from tips to roots, concentrating on the ends of the hair. Apply as much or as little as you wish; the shampoo will help rebalance the moisture level.
Twist or tie up your hair. Put on a plastic shower cap and, if you like, wrap a towel around your head for extra insultation. The more time you leave the oil on before the shower, the more it will be effected by the heat from your head.
If you find your hair is softer and more manageable, try this once a week or once a month to give your hair some love in the dry months.
Tip: Bare in mind that this scrub is best applied in the shower, before a steamy rinse.
Food Fact 1: It takes the nectar of nearly 1 and half million flowers to produce two cups of honey.
Add a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of liquid honey to running bathwater to serve up soft and moisturized skin. Honey naturally attracts moisture and the fragrant smell will warm your senses after a soak in the tub.
Check back for another honey-based beauty regime from D.I.Y. @ Home Beauty
Food Fact 2: the Apis Mellifera bee was introduced to North America in the 1600s and produces all of our edible honey.
“When Life Gives You Lemons”
Natural Bleaching Agent
Waste Not – Want Not
Food is for more than just eating; items like lemons and oatmeal can be used as a substitute for store-bought products.
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