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DIY Greek Yogurt Mask

beauty food logo Greek Yogurt AdWho said yogurt was only good for your body?  We all know that yogurt contains beneficial probiotics, that help maintain a host of good bacteria in the intestines, but did you know that yogurt is also good for your hair and skin too?

Yogurt is full of protein and our hair needs protein.  Yogurt is also chock full of enzymes and those wonderful enzymes combat itchy scalp and dandruff.   Yogurt also softens hair for easier detangling and enhances natural shine.

Here’s a recipe you can use once every two weeks to give your hair a moisture and protein boost.

8 tablespoons plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1.  Mix all ingredients together and apply mixture from roots to ends of clean hair. Try Pre-washing with our Hibiscus Mint Hair Cleanser if you haven’t already!

2.  Roll hair into bun or twist into four sections. Put on a plastic cap and leave on for at least two hours.  We like to leave it on overnight or throughout a Saturday morning while doing household chores.

3.  Rinse the yogurt out out and apply Sweet Nectar Balm to scalp.  Run excess through ends and style as usual.

Got leftovers? Apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. This will help to reduce the look of blemishes and soften the skin.

Do you have a homemade hair or skin remedy you’d like to share?  If so leave a comment and we’ll add it to your tips section.

A new year, a new you…in just five minutes!

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For most of us we have weighty goals and lofty expectations for the New Year, some of which may take well into the new year to reach.  I for one am creating a growing checklist of items that I meant to complete anywhere from two months, to ten years ago, like sending a bunch of pictures of my little one to his extended family (which is so long overdue).  And while some tasks seem more daunting than others, I’m confident that I’ll feel better having crossed those items off my list and cleared the extra clutter from my conscience.

The good news is that there is one goal we  can all check off the list this week using our Sweet Sugar Scrub.  For those who haven’t tried it yet, Sweet Sugar is a “luxuriously sweet blend of Turbanido and Demarrea sugar, set in a base of healing Tamanu oil and essential oils.”  It will literally slough away the dead skin of yesterday.  So starting this year you don’t have to wait to have fresh, clear, and more youthful looking skin, just follow our 1-2-3 step process outlined above and then bask in that fact that while you’re waiting and working at change in other areas, your skin is glowing!

P.S.  We like to know were not alone so if you have any New Year’s resolutions your committed to in 2013 please feel free to share