Friday, February 24, 2012

Homemade hair treatment!

I dye my hair often. And lets not even talk about when I was younger.. Needless to say, my hair wasn't too healthy. Store bought and salon treatments are too expensive and full of ingredients I can't even pronounce. Some are "all natural" but even then it's questionable. So I make my own! It might gross you out a little to play with eggs, but I promise you, your hair will look and feel so amazing. Not to mention, it will be healthy from natural vitamins and fats.

What you need:
  1. 2 Egg Yolks
  2. 1 tbs Olive Oil
  3. 1 tsp Honey


    Seperate yolk from white. (read tips at bottom) Then beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Add the oil and honey and mix well. Comb dry hair. Massage into hair. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then wash your hair with your normal shampoo. Allow to air dry.

    What the mixture looks like without water:

    What it looks like in hair: (I had to add water)

    • To separate yolk from white, crack open the egg and open it just enough to let the whites fall out. Jumbling the egg back and forth between shells will help any extra whites loosen up and fall out.
    • If your hair is longer than jaw length and/or super thick, you'll have to add hot water. The more water you add, it will get a bit harder to apply because the mixture will be runny. But as long as you don't mind making a little mess, it still does the same magic. :)

    Benefits to this treatment:
    Egg yolk adds protein to your hair, preventing breakage. It also makes your hair silky and soft.
     Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair.
    Honey helps your hair hold in moister, therefore it helps your hair stay healthy and grow.

    By the way, your hair doesn't have to be damaged in order to do this treatment. The health of my hair has been back on track for a few years now but I still love doing this treatment to give my hair a boost of love. haha
    Also, as I mention and I'm sure you can see in the picture, my hair is dyed. This treatment does not fade or affect hair dye at all.

    Enjoy and share with others!

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Basic "All Purpose" Homemade Cleaner

    I use absolutely no cleaners with chemicals in them. Some people think homemade cleaners don't get the job done. Did I mention I clean houses? No complaints from any of my clients! :) If you have baking soda and white vinegar, you can tackle some of the the hardest messes that some chemical cleaners can't even handle! I'll save some of the cleaning powers behind the baking soda and vinegar cleaner for other posts but for this one, I'll explain it as an all purpose cleaner.

    What you need:
    1. Baking Soda
    2. Vinegar
    3. Spray Bottle

    I don't measure anything when cleaning. I put the vinegar in the spray bottle. I sprinkle the baking soda on whatever I'm cleaning (counter tops, sinks, sticky mess, tubs, etc.) and then using the mist setting on the bottle, I spray only a couple sprays. The mixture will fizz and do it's magic. Allow it to sit for at least 3 minutes. Then wipe up with a clean dry rag. No need to rinse with water.

    Enjoy your clean, chemical free house!
    Don't forget to share with your friends!

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Homemade Organic Vegan "Yogurt"

    Did I really just use all those words in the same sentence? Oh yes I did! My daughter loves her some yogurt and we run out often. So I made up a homemade "yogurt" that she absolutely loves!

    Ingredients: (all organic)
    1. 1 Banana
    2. 1-2 tbs Peanut/Almond Butter
    3. Almond Milk (you can use cow milk if you want)
    4. Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)


    Smash the banana with a spoon or fork. Add peanut or almond butter. Add cinnamon. Mix together. Slowly stir in your almond milk. You can add as much or little as you want. This will determine the amount you're making.

    Tip:  If you want a larger amount, I suggest adding another banana or more peanut/almond butter so it doesn't get too runny from adding too much milk. 

    And this is what you get! :

    Enjoy and share with others!

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Organic Baked Spinach Tater Tots

    When my daughter started eating finger foods I found tater tots with spinach in them. They were organic and she absolutely loved them, but they still had more ingredients than what I prefer. So I started making my own. Super easy, very little ingredients, and it's a huge hit with the kids!

    What you'll need:
    1. 4 med potatoes
    2. 1 C spinach
    3. 1 tbsp flour
    4. 1 tsp oil
    Supplies: Peeler, Grater, Knife, Skillet, Baking sheet


    1.   Wash, Peal, and then shred the potatoes.

    2.   Do a rough chop on the spinach. Over med heat pour 1 tsp of oil in skillet and mix in the spinach. Cook for approx. 2 minutes, until spinach is soft and dark green.

    3.   In a bowl, mix together the potatoes, flour, and spinach.

    4.   Form into balls (I do this over the sink so I can squeeze out some water from the potatoes) and place them on a greased baking sheet. (I used a splash of oil but cooking spray works too) and do a little oil/cooking spray on tops so they don't burn.

    Cook at 385 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Flipping them half way through.

    .This is how they should look. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy!

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Quick & Easy Spinch Omelette

    Trying to think of a quick and easy breakfast or lunch for your little one (or you)? I have the perfect recipe for you! With only a total of 3 ingredients and 5 minutes cooking time, this will be a go to meal!

    Ingredients: (all organic)
    1. 1 egg
    2. hand full of Spinach
    3. Tbsp oil
    4. Cheese (optional)

    Warm up oil in skillet. Roughly chop the spinach leaves. Cook spinach leaves for about a minute so they get soft and turn dark green. Crack open the egg in the skillet and do a quick mix. Allow to cook a few minutes on one side and then flip. I added a little cheese (organic) on top as it finished cooking.

    Enjoy and share with others! Thank you. :)

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Homemade face scrub & mask

    I absolutely love pampering myself when I get the opportunity.. And what's better than a face scrub and warm face mask?! Cheap ingredients and works better than the expensive chemical store bought stuff. :)

    What you'll need for the face scrub:

    1. 1 1/2 tbsp Epsom Salt
    2. 2-3DROPS Warm water
    Mix 2 ingredients together and scrub your face. Rinse. That's it!

    What you'll need for the face mask:

    1. 1tsp Cinnamon
    2. 1 1/2 tbsp Honey
    3. Microwave

    Mix ingredients. Warm in microwave for 10-15 seconds. (Check the temp with your finger first. Honey gets hot fast. You don't want to burn your face!) Apply warm mixture on your face. I just use my fingers and layer it on. Allow it to cool down. (Maybe 3-5 minutes) Then rinse!


    I promise your face will feel the smoothest you've ever felt it! Enjoy and share with others!
    PS. Don't eat all the honey before it gets to your face. haha