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Monday, November 21, 2011

How to make a Herbal Hair Spray

Here's a recipe I used to make a herbal spritz to refresh and moisturize my curls. It should take less than 10 minutes to make!

  1. Combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle
    • Aloe Vera Juice- 2.5 oz
    • Distilled/Filtered Water- 2 oz
    • Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
    • Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
    • Grapeseed Extract- 3 drops
    • Rosemary Oil- 2 drops
  2. If the Coconut Oil was solid, it will have to be heated, in order to mix with the other ingredients. Instead of using the microwave, place the spray bottle in a bowl of warm water for about two minutes. 
  3. Before using, shake the spray bottle, so that the contents will temporarily mix.
  4. Happy mixing!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Best Foods for Fighting & Preventing Cancer

Did you Know that? 
There are tons of natural remedies that can improve your overall health and prevent cancer!

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day!
  • Eat more fiber: You do not need to take fiber supplements to increase your fiber intake. Instead, begin by eating more dark green, leafy vegetables.
  • Eat foods that are high in carotene. These fruits and vegetables are red, orange or yellow in color. For example, carrots, yams and tomatoes are high in carotene.
  • Increase your intake of antioxidant herbs: Turmeric, Garlic, Ginseng and Olive Leaf are all excellent examples.
  • Avoid processed, refined, junk and fried foods!
These tips were derived from the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to make Money on the Internet

  • Sign up for birthday freebies. Many restaurants, clothing stores and online boutiques give discounts or totally free items away. (The freebies are not only for kids) Here's a list of awesome birthday freebies.
  • Start filling out online surveys. Completing surveys online will not allow you to quit your job. However, if you have a lot of free time, its a great way to earn a little extra cash. Opinion Outpost, Opinion Place, Valued Opinions are good examples of reputable survey sites (Always check a survey site's reputation of
  • Swagbucks is an awesome site, to win gift cards by searching the internet using their search engine. Click here to sign up.
  • Check out free sample sites. Why invest in a full-size product when you could sample a product for free. This link is for a daily free sample site.
  • Finally, if you have a great idea or product. Sell it on the internet. Almost anyone can become a business owner, because of Paypal, free hosting sites and social media.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Best Natural Hair Products

Here is a list of some of my favorite hair products and how I use them:

  • Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo: This shampoo is super creamy and silky. It does not dry out your hair. There are different "versions" of this shampoo. (I use the one without C12-14 olefin sulfonate or cocamidopropyl betaine.)
  • Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque: This product works well on chemically straightened hair or natural hair. It repairs dry, damaged ends and makes them feel healthy, moisturized and strong. However, I do not like using this product on wet hair, it makes my hair feel dry. I love the way my hair feels when I use it on dry hair. When I use it on damp  hair, I'll apply coconut oil or olive oil on top of the masque and use a heat cap for 30 minutes. I don't rinse it out. Doing this, keeps my hair moisturized for at least 2-3 days.
  • Aubrey's GPB Conditioner: This conditioner is truly amazing. Its so rich, thick and creamy. Also, a little goes a long way. After using this conditioner, my hair feels balanced. It is not dry or brittle, but strong and soft.

  • Homemade Whipped Shea Butter: I use a hand mixer to blend Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Castor Oil together. It works well as a styling product, moisturizing agent or sealant.

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    How to Save Money

    • Turn off the television: Turning off the T.V. saves energy and you'll view less ads.
    • Always review your purchases: Use your receipts! After 15 days of purchasing an item, decide if you truly need or want the item. If you decide you no longer want the item, you'll have enough time to return for a full refund!
    • Drink more water: It's cheaper and healthier. It will save you money! You will not need to buy as many drinks at the grocery store. Also, it will save precious calories throughout the day!
    • Try making things, instead of buying. Or try reusing items for different purposes!
    • Check out and compare prices of electronics and clothes online, before you go to the mall.
    These facts were partially derived from this article. 

    Saturday, November 5, 2011

    What are superfoods?

    Super foods are natural, unprocessed foods that promote health. Here are some excellent super foods:

    • Blueberries- rich in antioxidants, improves brain function, low on the glycemic index
    • Broccoli- excellent in fighting cancer, slows down the growth of cancer cells, promotes healthy eyes and strong bones
    • Walnuts- good source of protein, decreased risk of heart disease
    • Tomatoes- improves texture and tone of skin, improves vision and can decrease the size of gallstones... Eat UP!!
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