Ingredients: 

> 2 Egg yolks
> 4 Tablespoons 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Get it here)

Directions: 

1. To make this homemade hair mask, in a small bowl, whip up the olive oil and 2 egg yolks using a fork or a whisk till you reach an even consistency. Rub on your scalp using your fingers. Massaging the scalp will further promote blood circulation which also aids the promotion of the health of your scalp which will help you retain more hair!

2. Leave the mixture in your hair for at least 30 minutes. Make sure to keep the homemade hair mask away from your eyes. You can wrap saran wrap around your hair loosely to prevent it from dripping. After 30 minutes, rinse the hair treatment using warm water and a mild shampoo.

3. Let your hair air dry after the hair mask primary treatment. It's a matter of a few weeks to yield results for thinning hair, but you will begin to notice your dry hair turn into shinier and more resilient hair. You can apply this homemade hair loss treatment mask once every week in the beginning and then once every two weeks. Bear in mind that it's greasy so be sure you have enough time to wash it out correctly. This egg yolk and olive oil natural loss treatment for women and men is unquestionably worth the mess and time you may have to go through. You will replace the thinning, dry hair with healthy, beautiful hair!



Source: Olive Oil And Egg Yolk For Thinning And Loss Of Hair by sekhfa on Rumble


I don’t know a lot about Kale but everyone who is on a health kick is raving about the stuff.  It’s the super food that everyone should be eating…. Apparently!




We’ve received Kale two weeks in a row now and we’re loving it.  We’ve been making Kale Chips.  Surely with all its super powers it has to be the healthiest snack going around.  (Although I guess that depends on how much oil and salt you use).
Kale Chips


Prep time
Cook time
Total time

Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • A bunch of Kale
  • Sea Salt
  • Oil
Instructions
  1. Make sure Kale leaves have been cleaned.
  2. Break up into palm size pieces
  3. In a bowl toss with a sprinkle (measurement to your liking) of salt and oil
  4. Bake on your lowest oven setting (usually about 130C) for approximately 40minutes
  5. Enjoy
Notes
# Note: The first batch we made was a little oily, the chips were still crisp and delicious but there was an oil residue on my fingers. The second batch we tried spray oil to alleviate this, verdict, both batches were great, although a little greasy, the extra salt and oil did make the first batch more divine. Choice is yours!
Aromatherapy is probably the easiest method of using essential oils, and therefore the most commonly practiced. The best thing about using essential oils for aromatherapy is that the oils do no necessarily have to be medicinal grade, which means they are less expensive and much easier to find.

Obviously the more costly brands of oil are going to be more pure, but any of the essential oils found at your local health stores will do just fine for household aromatherapy.

Here are some of my favorite recipes for using essential oils in our home. To make these homemade recipes, you will need a few basic ingredients (6 or 8 oz spray bottles, distilled water, grape seed oil) and your favorite essential oils (a few of mine are orange, lemon, tea tree, and lavender).


Citrus Kitchen Mist

Fill spray bottle with water (does not have to be distilled) and add 20 drops essential oil of lemon; shake well. Use for spraying on counter tops or cleaning the stove, fridge or appliances. Leaves a fresh scent while disinfecting!

Lavender Linen Spray

Fill a spray bottle with distilled water and add 20 to 30 drops essential oil of lavender. Spray sheets, pillowcases, or other linens for a lovely fresh scent! This also works well for spritzing your hair, especially if you have wavy or curly locks.

Relaxing Massage Oil

Fill a small empty bottle (one that has a screw-on lid, i.e. an empty vanilla bottle) with grape seed oil and add 10 to 20 drops lavender essential oil. Use more oil if you have a larger bottle, less if the bottle is smaller. Shake well to combine. Pour a small amount into the palms of your hands and rub hands together before you give a massage. Works well on babies after a bath.

Deodorizing and Disinfecting Cloth Diapers

To deodorize and disinfect cloth diapers, add a few drops of lavender and tea tree essential oil to wash water before you add soiled diapers. The lavender leaves a pleasant fragrance and the tea tree oil acts as a disinfectant.

Essential oils are wonderful for nearly any household use: adding to laundry (lavender or citrus blends), scenting homemade cleaners (citrus blends), boiling in water for “potpourri” (cinnamon), adding to bath water (lavender), spraying on clean clothing before ironing, etc.

The next post in this series will address using essential oils medicinally: where you can purchase them, how to know if an essential oil is truly medicinal grade, and a few favorite recipes. Stay tuned!

Essential oils can help skin care routine in a great way! but you need to find the best essential oil for YOUR skin because there are a lot of different type of essential oil and every goes well in a specific skin problem:
Oily skin, Acne, Wrinkles or dry patches.


Read more: Wake Up Flawless With This 9 Overnight Beauty Products


The Best Essential Oils for Oily Skin:


These oils have attributes that manage to control oil creation:

  • Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Geranium
  • Orange
  • Cypress
  • Lime
Personally, I love to use jojoba oil because it moisturizes my oily skin without the greasy sensation.


The Best Essential Oils for BREAKOUTS AND BLEMISHES:

If you add these oils to your moisturizer they will calm breakouts and they can also prevent them.

  • Vetiver 
  • Patchouli
  • Geranium 
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia
  • Lavender 
Read more: Top 8 Best Moisturizers For Every Skin Type

The Best Essential Oils for a DRY, CHAPPED SKIN:

In the case of a chapped or dry skin, a deeply moisturizing oil is the way to go.
You can use shea butter and cocoa butter as a base and add argan oil and rose hip oil for your facial 
deep moisture.

  • Palmarosa Roman
  • Geranium 
  • Sandalwood 
  • Cedarwood 
  • Myrrh 

The Best Essential Oils For The AGING SKIN:


Aging skin is often affected with wrinkles and sagging which make the Rose hip oil and Argan oil the best carrier oil for this type of skin then you add these a nourishing essential oil for your skin:

  • Ylang-ylang
  • Tangerine
  • Cypress
  • Patchouli
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Palmarosa
  • Rose

The Best Essential Oils For The COMBINATION SKIN:

The Dry and oily skin combination may sound impossible, may it's real, believe me I've been there.

  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Bergamot
I especially recommend you to use a base of jojoba oil, because it still can be friendly to oily skin while being very nourishing for the dry skin.

The Best Essential Oils FOR RED MARKS AND DARK SPOTS:


These are the best essential oils for this type of skin:
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Lavender
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There's no challenge in homemaking quite like keeping your family well during the winter and early spring months... this year has been especially challenging, as wave after wave of pneumonia, flu, bronchitis, sinus infections, and just about everything else has plagued the area. 

Here are some home remedies that work well for us. Many of these were recommended to me by my midwife so, unless otherwise noted, they are safe for pregnancy. Several remedies are especially for children. 

Fighting Infection:
Garlic capsules (odorless)
Echinacea

Take 2-3 capsules each 3 times daily. 

Grapefruit Seed Extract- 5 to 15 drops in a small cup of juice. I take 5 drops to a cup because this stuff is stout! Use caution in giving Grapefruit Seed Extract to small children and babies as it can be very hard on their tummies (I learned this the hard way). I only give one or two drops to a full sippy cup of juice for my girls, ages 4 years and 20 months. Some children may be able to tolerate more; use what works best for your children but be careful not to over-use it on little children who have never ingested it before. 

Sore Throat:
Place a drop of medicinal grade Tea Tree Oil on your finger and suck it off; repeat as needed.

Gargle hot salt water (1/2 sea salt to 6 oz water). Sipping on warm/hot apple cider vinegar (with raw honey) helps cut phlegm and soothe a sore throat, as well.

Relieving mucus build-up in sinuses:
Use a Neti Pot (available at most pharmacies and health stores, we bought ours at Wal-mart). Fill Neti Pot ¾ full with warm water (not too hot but as warm you can stand it) ; add ½ tsp sea salt. Don’t use more than ½ tsp sea salt, as it is very strong and may burn the lining in your sinuses, especially if they are already inflamed.

Standing over a sink, place the spout of the Neti Pot gently into one nostril and tilt your head enough to allow water to run inside the nostril. The point is to allow the water solution run through your sinuses and drip out the other side of your nose. (If you are very congested the water may run into your mouth instead of your other nostril; just spit it out.) Gently blow your nose as needed, just enough to clean out your nostril and apply the Neti Pot again. Repeat until all the water is used up. Apply 3 times daily, or as often as needed. Keep a box of Kleenexes nearby- you'll need them! 

If you are very congested or already have a sinus infection, add 1 tsp baking soda and 1 TBSP witch hazel to the hot sea salt water and use as directed above. This solution will help break up harden music inside the sinus walls. 

Using an ear candle on each ear will also help drain out some of the congestion in your head, especially if your ears feel “stuffy”. If you have trouble with retaining water behind your ears, be sure to use an ear candle after using the Neti Pot for a few days.

Take 1000 ml Vitamin C every hour to boost immunity and loosen mucus.

Cold & Flu Tea: Drink hot tea with 1 tsp raw honey, a pinch of cayenne, and the juice of 1 small lemon mixed in. I drink this tea 3 to 4 times a day to prevent a sinus infection and keep the mucus thinned out and draining. Helps relieve a sore throat and earache caused by a sore throat, as well. It really does work! 

Stomach aches, Diarrhea, Vomiting: 
Take 2 capsules Slippery Elm after each loose stool or vomiting, or as often as needed. For children: empty 1/2 to 1 capsule in a sippy cup of juice and shake to mix well. Very healing to the Colin. If diarrhea or vomiting is severe, administer capsule as a suppository instead of orally. Drink lots of liquids to stay hydrated. 

Earache:
Place 1 drop warm garlic oil in each ear; or place a small garlic clove in ear and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Garlic kills infection and soothes pain. Both these methods are very effective in relieving pain from earaches and curing ear infections.

Plenty of Rest:
Valerian Root
Skull Cap

Take 3 capsules each 30 minutes before bedtime. This made a HUGE difference for me in being able to rest well at night. In fact, I slept through the night for the first time in over a week after taking just the Valerian Root. 

Building Immunity:
Lots of Vitamin C (1000 ml per hour). We enjoy the powdered “Emergen-C” packets, mixed in juice; a special variety is available for children which includes other helpful vitamins. 

The infection fighting herbs listed above also help build the immune system 

Omega-3 oil is especially good for boosting children’s immunity; I place ½ to 1 tsp oil in our girls’ juice (mix well) on a daily basis. It tastes pretty “fishy” so I never give it to them on a spoon, like I do with some other liquid supplements. 

Echinacea, Golden Seal & Red Root is a wonderful immune-boosting herbal combination. It is available in liquid form at many health stores (otherwise try purchasing each herb separately in capsule form and take them together). The liquid form is excellent for administering to children. (Most health books I’ve consulted do not recommend taking Golden Seal for over 2 weeks at a time.) 

Drink extra fluids (water, herbal teas, broth). Limit sweets (use raw honey instead of sugar to sweeten hot teas).
I have been trying several ingredient combinations for a homemade mask to make your hair it’s healthiest for a while now and I ultimately stumbled on the ideal combination.


Ingredients:

  1. 1 TBS Honey (a natural humectant)
  2. 3 TBS Olive oil (for strength and shine)
  3. 1 Avocado (a hair powerhouse of oils that light and moist) 
  4. 1 Egg (for the natural moisture and protein) 

Directions: 

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until they form a smooth mixture. Beginning with the ends, rub the goop (Because it's goopy and it feels a little like you're having a food fight with yourself at the beginning) into your hair right on up to the scalp.
  2. Let it sit for approximately 15 minutes, then wash carefully.
  3. You'll be kind of surprised because you won't feel much different but once your hair start drying HOLY WOW! Such shine and softness. 

It'll make you wonder why you pay so much for intense deep conditioners when you can handle it on your own and the ingredients are just sitting in your kitchen.

If you try it I'll be pleased to hear about your results!
Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye is largely called dark circles. It's also referred to as dark shadows or rings. Some of the chief causes behind the creation of dark circles are genetics, dry skin, aging, prolonged crying, physical or mental stress, unhealthy diet and lack of sleep. Both women and men of various age groups can have dark circles. Dark circles aren't a severe skin problem, but they make people seem tired, exhausted and older. You can simply remove ugly shadows under your eyes using these easy home remedies.



Here are the top 5 ways to get rid of dark circles fast.

1. Almond Oil

Almond oil is an excellent natural ingredient that's so helpful for the sensitive skin around your eyes. Daily use of almond oil will help fade the under eye circles. Additionally to almond oil, you can apply vitamin E oil to erase dark circles under the eyes.



2. Cucumber

Cucumbers have mild astringent and skin-lightening features that help heal those raccoon eyes naturally. Additionally, they have a refreshing and soothing effect.


3. Raw Potato

There are natural bleaching agents in potato that can aid lighten dark circles and eliminate puffiness around the eyes.


4. Rose Water

Rose water holds amazing ingredients for skin care. It restores the skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Thanks to its mild astringent qualities, it also works as a great skin toner.


5. Tomato

Tomatoes also have bleaching features that can lighten skin to a great extent.