Monday, April 29, 2013

Hair's Summer!

The time has arrived to unleash the kinks and curls and wear your hair OUT! Sometimes, ye' old twist-out can get tired, boring and predictable so try this on for size!

I've debated having layers cut in my hair, but have figured out a way to manipulate my hair to make it look like I have layers when I actually don't! And it freshens up the twist-out look!

So, I washed and conditioned my hair as usual prior to twisting finger-size sections of hair. The catch is, I did bantu knots on the top half of my hair and the bottom is just regular two-strand twists. I let it dry for two days (that's my average drying time now) and gently untwisted. BUT, I didn't separate them. And if you're digging my shine, I get maximum shine without the greasy feel via my Bounce Butter. Did I forget to mention that Bounce Butter will maintain your curls and coils for a full week without reapplication and your hair will move with every step you take?! If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet, take it from me, Bounce Butter is a summer must-have!

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And stay tuned. I've been cranking out more soaps!
Pink Himalayan Salt cakes with my custom Ocean fragrance blend.

Rich, creamy unscented castille soap topped with spirulina and Dead Sea Salt.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chained to the Kitchen

I've been having so much fun this past month! While keeping up with steady Wash Day sales and working my day job, I've been crafting handmade soaps every Saturday! I got started with a sea kelp soap scented with sweet almond oil and sprinkled with yellow cornmeal. But, my next two babies are my pride and joy!

We all know how good chocolate is for our hair, but it also does wonders for the skin, too! So, here's the creamiest soap you'll ever use. Made with shea butter and cocoa butter, this luxe lathering soap also contains 100 percent organic cocoa powder and is scented a warm, deep dark chocolate! So far, this is my favorite soap as it made my skin so soft and silky!

I haven't met a natural yet who doesn't love coconut oil, so this one is sure to be a winner as it's 100 percent coconut oil and nothing else...well, it's got a little something. This lightly fruit-scented soap contains little grains of toasted coconut and swirls of rice flour throughout! And the bubbles, oh my, the bubbles this little beauty creates!

Not sure what's on the horizon yet for this coming Saturday's soapmaking session, but I'm thinking of the ocean. Stay tuned!

P.S. Did I mention that I'm going to learn the old-fashioned art of canning next month?!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Handmade soap, anyone?

What a busy month it's been! Wash Day orders have been flying out the door and I've added a completely new product to the Wash Day line...handmade soap!

Protective gear from head to toe is a MUST! Not cute, but necessary.
I started with an almond-scented soap with sea kelp and yellow cornmeal. It might not be pretty, but it smells amazing and the kelp and cornmeal have nourishing and exfoliating properties! My second batch of soap is incredible. Dark chocolate-scented, this soap is a shea butter and coconut oil blend that contains raw cacao. It made my hands softer than any lotion or hand cream I've ever used.
Here I am mixing my oils, butters and lye!
This coming weekend, I'll be making a 100 percent coconut oil soap with bits of raw coconut mixed throughout. Later this month, I'll add a goat milk soap or two. Sadly, after the soaps are made, they take at least a month to cure so these beauties won't be on my sites for a while yet.
Preview of the chocolate soap. It's much darker now.
But while the soaps are curing, don't forget to stock up on Bounce Butter! Twist-out season, if it's not already here, is rapidly approaching, but your twist-out won't be the best it can be without Bounce Butter! And while you're at it, don't forget to grab a tub of Brownie Butter to help wake up your hair as it comes out of winter hibernation!