|Last Minute DIY|
|Written by Lee Ann Monat|
|Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00|
I love making my own stuff. You know what's in it, and I think it's fun. Every bit as much as cooking. There's something about it that simply adds more care into the whole "self care" idea. I know...it's another thing to do...but I find it comforting, like knitting and making my own yogurt. It's all part of creating a warm and inviting space for me. It also save me money and trips to the drugstore. My skin is so much healthier now too.
My friend, Rossana, gave me a quick little recipe for hair gel (cool, right!?) which is basically simmering one tablespoon of flax seeds in 1 cup of water until the amount reduces by half and then straining it and putting it in the fridge. I used some leftover red zinger tea (from enhancing my henna hair dye) in mine so it's a little red and smells yummy.
I also made some detangler...the recipe can be found HERE. I stuck it on my pinterest board a while back and thought I'd try it on my unbearably fly-away hair. It's seems to work pretty well. I believe I was also led to this by Rossana, so thanks!!! Between that and the flax seed gel, my hair has been much more manageable.
The moisturizer is a more complicated, but still easy matter. It requires a few more ingredients and a blender...so I needed to get it made before packing up the old girl. She has been a Godsend.
I learned how to make moisturizer in my herb class. TO tell the truth I can't remember whose recipe it was, but I deviate anyway. No two batches of mine are ever quite the same...and I have taken to adding some of my herbal oils into the mix, but I guess that's part of the fun. My Mother is a big fan of the last batch... :)
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