Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nourishing Honey Hair Masque

When my wavy hair is dry, frizzy and unruly, a masque tames it in minutes. 

Combine 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup honey (Raw is best)

Apply to hair scalp. Begin massaging scalp, and then work through to roots. 

Pile hair on top of your head. Let the masque soak into hair for at least 10 minutes, while soaking in a lovely candlelit bath. (Bath is optional, but if you are going to beautify, go all out, right?) 

Rinse very thoroughly with warm water. Hair will be greasy. If you use shampoo, you might want to use a little. Follow with a vinegar rinse

Brown Sugar and Honey Lip Scrub

I have always struggled with chappy lips. No amount of lip balm application will prevent the occasional chapping. 

Fear not! When your lips are so dry and cracked that they hurt, and balming them does nothing to soothe them, you must exfoliate. 

This gentle scrub will patiently scrape off all that old ickiness and reveal the soft, fresh, lovely lips that you know are under there somewhere. 

Mix together :

1 TBS honey (Raw is best)
1 TBS olive or coconut oil

Add enough brown sugar to make a thick paste. Combine well. 

Using a fingertip's worth of scrub, rub tiny circles all over your lips. The scrub will melt as you rub it. Add a little more when needed, and keep the circles moving. Be careful not to over scrub in any one place. 
It will feel wonderful, but be careful not to overdo it. You don't want to rub holes in your lips. The new skin will be very delicate. 

Rinse with warm water. Apply a nourishing lip balm. 

Repeat no more than once a day, as needed. If lips are tender, skip a day or 2 to let the tender skin heal.