Archive | June 2014

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is of course used in cooking, but here are ways that I’ve been using it in my beauty routine!

hair mask I use this about once a week to once a month depending on my hairs needs. Rub into hair and scalp and let it soak into hair for a few hours to overnight. I then shampoo and dry! This really restores moisture and nourishes the hair.

lotion I rub this all over my body as a fast absorbing lotion, and a little goes a long way! Coconut oil melts at body temperature so putting some on your hand will melt it rapidly!

shaving cream I use this on my legs in the bath to shave and it makes it so easy to shave. The oil kills bacteria on the skin, moisturizes, and provides lubrication for the razor!

bath oil Put some in the bath to leave skin smooth and hydrated!

cuticle oil Rub into cuticles to soften them.

makeup remove Apply a moderate amount to face, let sit for a minute and wipe off with cotton pad. Be careful around the eyes though! The oil works to break up the makeup and stick to the oil instead of your face!

Where to buy?: I try different brands on Amazon, just make sure it is extra virgin coconut oil!

I hope you try out some of these tricks!

Halo Soap review (etsy store)

Recently I’ve been into taking more baths and relaxing, leading me to discover BATH BOMBS! Delightfully colorful and scented fizzy fun that I am now addicted to. I started with frequenting Lush, but then I decided to explore etsy, and HaloSoap does not disappoint!

When Lush had the rose collection out I instantly fell in love with it’s seductive feminine scent! After perusing etsy I decided to try the large Rose Water Bath Bomb 4 pack from Halo Soap. I had no expectations except that I wanted it to smell nice and maybe turn the water pink.

It arrived super fast and came with a lovely citrus soap sample which I am now pining after. The bath bombs came safely wrapped, with some thoughtful bath bomb essentials like silica packets to keep them dry and fresh along with a drawstring pouch for those bombs that have flowers in them. Normally I love when there are flower bits but sometimes it can be hard to clean up! The scent was lovely and just what I wanted. It did turn the water a nice pastel pink, with roses in it and the scent stayed on my skin all day making me feel lovely. I think my favorite thing was that it left my skin so moisturized and soft. Sometimes bathbombs do not have essential oils in them but the ones that do really pamper your skin!

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