Hello Everyone! 😀
Today I am going to show you my new little creation!
As you already know I don’t have quite much time on hand anymore so it will be, once again, a very simple (but, trust me, effective! 😀 ) recipe!
It is a Hair Spray for damaged hair.
I have thin hair and not really damaged (at the end of the post I will add some ideas on how to change the recipe according to different types of hair) but, once in a while, I love to give them something like a Hair “Energy-drink” so to say! 😀
[WARNING] I have to warn you though: this recipe will smell bad (it’s a concentrate of proteins, mind you, and they do smell awful!) and, if you use too much of it, it is also going to make your hair a bit sticky (still thanks to the amount of proteins! 😀 ).
You are warned!!! 😀
[You can skip this] Hairs are dead proteins hanging from our head. We cannot really “nourish” them BUT what we can do is apply on them some proteins (keratin works best, of course, since it is what our hair is made of) with the hope they will “join the hair” in the points where the chain is a little bit broken/damaged eventually making our hair look all shiny and restored once again! 😉 .
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Hello everybody! 😀
I made a promise in my last post so here I am with the new extra-simple (but effective) recipe.
This recipe won’t be like the ones I usually post, and this is for a very simple reason: I just do not measure the ingredients for this one! 😀
So you just need to gather the ingredients and you are almost done! 😉
The reason why I call it “Mood-booster” is that I make these salts when I feel little bit too tired (mentally or physically): they do really work for me! Is it the epsom salts (magnesium is known to be very good for muscles in pain and for mood 🙂 ), is it the good smell which creates in the bath-room or is it simply that I feel I am taking care of myself in a moment when I really need it… I don’t know! What I know is that having a bath with these salts always lifts me up! 😀
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Who doesn’t look like a zombie in the morning? (ok maybe you don’t… but I do! 😀 )
So here is a simple recipe for deleting that zombie face!!! 😀
[unfortunately the name “zombie vaccine” is not my invention: I had seen it on a funny coffee cup but couldn’t resist using it for this eye gel! :D]
Today I have decided to share the recipe for this lifting eye serum-gel with you!
Yes, I have called it “serum” because it is made of 100% active ingredients 😉 let me show you how…
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The recipe for this soap is this: [New to soapmaking? 😀 no worry! You can learn here! 😉 ]
300 gr Coconut oil
400 gr Olive oil
150 gr Shea butter
50 gr Castor oil
50 gr Cocoa butter
50 gr Almond oil
147 gr lye
but what I love of this soap is actually the decoration! 😀
I colored all the paste of violet, using a specific colorant for cold process soaps (but if you have micas you might want to try with that! BUT some micas do not keep their color in saponification: what you can do is drop some mica inside a small amount of water and lye just to see if the color changes in a strong alcaline environment – like soap is going to be – if the color stays same… you can use it to color your soaps! Yay! 😀 ).
Then I had some fresh leftovers of another soap which was white in color: I cut very small cubes and, using gloves, I rolled each cube in my hands to make it become a small ball! 😀
I also colored some paste with another drop of violet and that’s why some balls look more pinkish!
Eventually I collected all the little soap balls and poured on them a dark copper Mica! I mixed lightly until all were covered and simply dropped them in my soap (which was at a quite thick trace!). As you can see the result is a little dark mark around each ball! 😀
Hope you like this!
I loved the result! 😀
Have a great day!
[ps. as you can see I still haven’t got the hang on stamping soaps… but I will 😀 sooner or later 😀 ahahah]
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Hello everyone! 😀
I was already in love with a shampoo recipe but I have “upgraded” it thanks to “betaine” (this is the INCI name, but to not confuse it with surfactants we better call it Trimethylglycine or TMG).
Wikipedia says: “Trimethylglycine (TMG) is an organic compound that occurs in plants. Trimethylglycine was the first betaine discovered by science; originally it was simply called betaine because, in the 19th century, it was discovered in sugar beets”.
So what is all the fuss about this ingredient? 😀
Properties of Trimethylglycine:
In detergents, at a 5% concentration, it helps making the detergent more gentle on the skin, so in this shampoo this is why I have added it 😀
But this is definitely not all about this great ingredient: it has anti-inflamatory and soothing properties, so it is great used in creams for people with sensitive skin, it helps reaching a very creamy consistency in creams (so it is a plus for texture! 😉 ), apparently it also helps to stabilize vitamin C.
How to use it: it is used at a percentage between 2% and 5% in creams but in detergents it should be added at 5%. It is water soluble. It has a basic pH so beware if you are using it with pH sensitive ingredients (like Niacinamide for instance… which should never reach very basic pH).
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Hello Hello Everyone! 😀
I know I posted a recipe of a Hair Conditioner not long ago (you can check it out HERE), but I am too excited about this one to wait any longer! 😀
In the previous recipe I was using an eco-friendly emulsifier which gave me a good hair conditioner. I had also added a lot of thickening agents so it couldn’t be poured into a bottle but it needed to be put in a pot, as you can see from the picture.
This Hair Conditioner, instead, is done with a different emulsifier.
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Mr. Cetrimonium Chloride! 😀
It is a very good conditioner for hair, his effect lasts as long as it is still present on your hair therefore it is used very effectively in Leave-In Hair Conditioners!
This, however, won’t be a Leave-In (I am planning to formulate one soon enough anyway! 😀 So if you are interested… just keep tuned! 😀 ).
This is a creamy but not too thick Hair Conditioner, thanks to the fact that I didn’t use a high percentage of thickeners.
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