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DIY Honey Scalp Exfoliator

Beauty, DIY, try this, hair, ReviewMegan2 Comments

I'll admit, sometimes I go entirely too long without washing my hair. Sounds gross, whatever, I have dry hair people! Plus, who has time to wash and dry their hair all the time? Not this girl.

Unfortunately, the buildup from products paired with my sensitive scalp leave some questionable results by the end of my washing cycle. So, sometimes I really need to exfoliate my scalp but I need something that is gentle. 

I've seen some products on the market that are made specifically to exfoliate the scalp but I'm feeling cheap so I researched my own homemade recipes to try. See below for the easy instructions on how to make your very own! 

3 Simple Ingredients:

Honey

Olive Oil

Sugar

yummy honey! This soothes, smoothes and nourishes the scalp and hair

yummy honey! This soothes, smoothes and nourishes the scalp and hair

Everything is better with sugar! Sugar is a gentle, non-drying exfoliator

Everything is better with sugar! Sugar is a gentle, non-drying exfoliator

Mix it up!

Mix it up!

How To:

Mix 1 tbsp honey, 1.5 tbsp olive oil and 3 tbsp sugar together in a small bowl. Apply the mixture directly to your scalp and gently massage in a circular motion. 

This mixture is a little dry so it's difficult to spread around. I found the easiest application technique is to take about a half tablespoon of the mixture and apply in sections to the scalp. Once applied, shampoo until all remnants of the mixture are dissolved. (I rinsed and added more shampoo several times). Then, condition hair as usual.

This mixture is a little dry so it's difficult to spread around. I found the easiest application technique is to take about a half tablespoon of the mixture and apply in sections to the scalp. Once applied, shampoo until all remnants of the mixture are dissolved. (I rinsed and added more shampoo several times). Then, condition hair as usual.

Results:

I can 100% recommend this exfoliator! It has worked amazingly well on my hair/scalp. Not only did this remove all build up and smooth out my scalp, but it made my hair so soft and shiny! It felt so clean and refreshed! Plus, you probably already have all of these ingredients in your kitchen right now. Double Bonus: Try this on your body as well for some smooth and sexy limbs!

Have you tried a scalp exfoliator? Am I the only weirdo not washing their hair several times per week? Meh, oh well! I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend!

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(botched)DIY: Rosewater Facial Spray

DIY, Tips, try this, BeautyMegan3 Comments

I have always wanted to try a facial spray, but the rosewater variety has always been particularly intriguing. The idea of it seems so luxurious yet natural and home grown all at the same time. "Perfect!" I thought.

You only need a few ingredients to make your own rosewater--Distilled water, Roses and Aloe Vera Gel (not required)

You only need a few ingredients to make your own rosewater--Distilled water, Roses and Aloe Vera Gel (not required)

While I've come across many facial sprays--Jurlique , Fresh, Boscia, Josie Maran, the idea of paying $25-40+ for a few ounces of ...water...to spray on my face just seemed a little ridiculous. When I realized I could make my own, I couldn't wait to whip up a batch! 

Now, I say this is a BOTCHED DIY because, while the video tutorial I found does a great job at explaining the necessary steps, I found the process to be a lot more involved than I had anticipated. For instance, the 30 minute time frame...more like 4 hours. So, in a sense, this DIY was a major fail for me but only because I wasn't properly prepared.

But fear not! I have the tips that you need in order to guarantee you don't screw up your rosewater DIY! If you'd like to try making your own, head over and watch the video tutorial and then come back for my tips/add-ons!

  • You need a LARGE pot, not a tiny one like in the video. I think I sized up my pot about 3 times. 
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  • You need a Large bowl

Because I didn't anticipate using such a large pot, I only bought a small bowl to sit on top the rose petals. This caused MAJOR problems. For one, the boiling water overtook the bowl and the rose water bowl capsized :( Which meant I had to start all over and dump the water back into the pot. 

Boil your rose petals to create concentrated rosewater

Boil your rose petals to create concentrated rosewater

  • Make sure you are using a level burner on the stove

I noticed that the rosewater bowl inside the pot kept making it's way over to the side of the pot and wouldn't stay in the middle. Eventually I realized this was because the burner was uneven! Also a reason why it took FOREVER for the rosewater condensation to accumulate in my bowl. 

  • Be prepared for the stench-- "roses really smell like boo-hoo-hoo"
  • The color in your rose petals may not fade completely so carefully monitor your pot. If the water completely evaporates, you will end up with burned rose petals that smell even more boo boo. 
  • Lastly, you will probably end up with 2.5-4 oz of rosewater so make sure you have a spray bottle that is big enough unless you want to waste your precious petals. 
End result..looks a little sketch, I'll admit it. But it seems to be working well! :)

End result..looks a little sketch, I'll admit it. But it seems to be working well! :)

So my botched DIY wasn't a complete waste of time. I still produced a bottle and a half of my very own Vday rosewater tonic. So far, it's been making my skin feel nice and refreshed. I use it right after washing my face and right before my moisturizer. 

Have you ever tried a facial spray or rosewater spray? Do you think it's worth making your own? What is your all-time favorite skincare item

Happy Hump Day!

If you enjoyed this post, check out my DIY Honey Scalp Scrub!