To Find / Something Natural

 

     Hi there! Just wanted to share my new favorite face mask today! I picked it out as a Christmas gift, and have been loving it ever since.

     It's from Moon Rivers Naturals, and is made from turmeric and calendula. Both of those ingredients are anti-inflammatory, which is perfect for my always rosy skin. 

     My favorite part about the mask though, is that it dries into your pores super well. When you remove it, you can really feel it cleaning them out, and afterwords, your pores look noticeably smaller. Highly recommended! 

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Monday!

To Make a Hair Mask

 

     Hey there! This hair mask has saved my hair from everything the evil winter winds do to it. I'm talking split ends and just overall dryness. I figured I'm probably not the only one suffering. Enter, the hair mask. I can't think of anything more appropriate than a hydrating and smoothing hair mask. I had never made one before, but I knew that if it involved food, it would probably be a little gross. Shocker: it was. The effect it had on my hair made it so worth it, though. While I could also use a hair trim, I knew that the length was not the only thing causing what was happening to my ends. It's the same thing that happens to my lips and nails every winter too. I really don't think I was this aware as a teen how much the seasons mess with your body, but now that I am, I am determined to take much better care of myself when the temps change.
I know it looks gross and feels gross when you apply the mask, but seriously stick with it and you will have zero regrets! Get the how-to below!

Materials/Ingredients:

- 1/2 a pitted avocado

- 1/2 a banana

(Side note: I gave Bailey the other halves of these ingredients because they are her favorite foods. Baby meal and hair mask in one! K. Bye.)

- any essential oil you like

- a mortar and pestle or your preferred method of mashing and mixing! (A fork and bowl works well too!)

Instructions:

Step one - Mix all ingredients and apply to wet hair (this really only yields one use, excess will keep for a couple of days in the fridge). Put hair into a bun and leave in for at least 20 minutes. Rinse out and follow up with your usual shampoo and conditioner.