Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter Cold Fighting Tip

It's coming up on real winter. This time of year, the sniffles are almost unavoidable.


Here's a little cold-fighting tip that has always worked quite well for me, and may be just the thing for you too.

And you only need one thing - a small bottle of essential oil.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Quick and Easy Rhassoul Packets

Sooo, you've gotten thoroughly addicted to washing your hair with rhassoul but find it too fiddly to be constantly measuring and weighing portions.

I am on board with that.

Let's do something about it – immediately!

Here's a quick and easy way to prepare your rhassoul in perfectly proportioned packets (say that out loud 3 times, then let's get busy).

Sunday, November 15, 2015

LisaLise's Fail-Safe Whipped Shea Balm

A lot of home crafters (and pro cosmetics makers) have a love/hate relationship with shea butter. That's understandable.

My Position 

Shea has far too much to offer in the way of skin and hair care to be dismissed. Over the years, I have worked with it countless ways - in emulsions, melt-and-pour products, bars, bath products, hair products, and a plethora of skin care products.

Along the way, there have been lots of opportunities to make mistakes. And there have been many. I have also learned from every one of them.

Today, I'm going to show you how I make whipped shea.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How To - Instant Rhassoul Hair Wash

DIY skin and hair care can sometimes be laborious, fiddly, and/or time consuming – but not in this case!

Today we're going to make an instant hair wash that is suitable for all hair types (yes, really).

If you've never tried a hair mask with rhassoul (also known as Moroccan Soap Clay or Ghassoul), then you're in for a pleasant surprise. Not only will rhassoul cleanse your hair and scalp effectively, it's also recommended to help prevent dandruff and soothe itchy scalp.

Extra bonus: rhassoul is equally beneficial for skin.

Extra extra bonus: it's quite pocketbook friendly.

Let's get started!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rhassoul - Cleansing with Mud

Today we're going to talk about dirt. Well, ok, not quite dirt, but it does come straight from the earth.

It's clay.

We're going to examine a particular clay that has some pretty amazing properties. As far as anyone knows, it is found only one place on the entire planet – in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

What's in the Atlas Mountains

The above pic is a little clue to what's coming up. We are looking at a view of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco – where the ingredient we are going to be focusing on comes from.

Here's a little clue: it's used for both skin care and hair care and has been for ages.

Yeah, I know, that wasn't much of a clue, but all will be revealed very soon. Promise!

Happy November!