Hair Masque Recipes

Hair Strengthening Treatment

This homemade hair mask recipe is great for nourishing weak and brittle hair that’s prone to breakage.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup plant oil
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile
  • Nettle leaves
  • Birch leaves
  • Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 drops rosemary oil
PREPARATION

Heat plant oil slightly and then add chamomile, nettle leaves and birch leaves. Leave to brew for approximately 30 minutes. Strain mixture. Add one egg yolk, honey, lemon, and rosemary oil. Mix well.

APPLICATION

Apply mixture to damp hair and massage gently until hair is completely coated. Cover hair with a towel, shower cap or cling wrap. This will retain heat and enhance the nourishing effects of the treatment. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse out with cool water.

Hair Mask for Dry or Color Treated Hair

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • Hot milk
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 vitamin E capsules (pierced)
  • 2-3 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2-3 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2-3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil

PREPARATION

Mix together cocoa and a little hot milk until you achieve a creamy consistency. Add all essential oils into the cocoa and milk mixture. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are completely combined and smooth.

APPLICATION

Apply mixture to hair, covering completely from roots to tips. Leave treatment in for approximately one hour. Rinse hair mask completely, then shampoo and condition as normal.

Green Tea Hair Mask

This homemade hair mask is very effective for stimulating healthy hair growth if you suffer from thinning hair and hair loss. Use this treatment three to four times per week to create long, thick and luxurious hair.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons fresh green tea (strong)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 egg yolk

PREPARATION

Mix all ingredients together until you reach a creamy consistency.  If it becomes too thick, add more green tea.

APPLICATION

Part hair down the center and apply mixture. Cover hair with a shower cap or cling wrap. Leave in for approximately 15 to 25 minutes. Your head will feel slightly warm, as the mustard helps to increase the blood circulation to the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, then shampoo and condition as normal.


OLIVE OIL MASK (for coarse to medium hair) : Whisk up 5 tablespoons of olive oil (it doesn’t matter which sort) with 2 eggs. Massage thoroughly into your hair and then cover it with plastic wrap or a shower hat. Your body heat will help the oil to penetrate. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and then shampoo out. Rinse well.

 

COCONUT CREAM MASK (for medium to coarse hair) : Soften a large chunk of coconut oil cream in your hands and massage into hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it on for an hour. Wash out with a gentle shampoo.

 

MILK & HONEY MASK (for fine hair) : Mix a tablespoon of honey in half a cup of full fat milk. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash out with a mild shampoo.

 

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SPA RECIPE: Homemade Massage Oils For Sore Muscles

Recipe #1:
Start with ½ cup almond, grape seed or soybean oil  and add 10 to 15 drops of eucalyptus citriodora essential oil.  Use it to massage away your pain from sore muscles. It also helps with muscle cramps and arthritis pain.

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Recipe #2:
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 Peppermint
2 drops Rosemary
4 drops Lavender
2 oz Carrier Oil

Mix all ingredients together. Massage onto the skin.

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Mother’s Day Spa Gift Idea

What do you get the woman who has everything and needs nothing??? One things for sure, Moms usually put themselves last when it comes to pampering. So why not get her things she usually doesn’t splurge on for herself. Make your Mom’s special day even more memorable with a homemade spa gift. Nothing says “I love you” like a homemade gift anyway and even the grand-kids can help put this together.

A homemade Spa basket is very simple to make, there are all shapes, sizes, and colors of baskets and containers at stores such as, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Big Lots, Dollar Stores, and Wal-Mart that are very reasonably priced.  Fill the basket with lush towels, scented candles, shower gels, pretty soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and a cute brush and mirror set. Be sure you go with your Mom’s favorite colors and fragrances. Try adding some flowers to it to give it that “spa-like” look. If Mom is big on soaking in the tub, include a spa music cd in her basket for her to relax to while she enjoys all the goodies you gave her. You can find spa music cds for $9 at Wal-mart in the candle section.  Spa baskets as gifts are great ideas and not very expensive to put together.

Here are other goodies you can include in a Spa Basket:

Bath Salts, Massage Oils, Chocolates, Eye Mask, Sleeping Mask, Bath robe, Body brush, Loofah, Exfoliating glove, Pumice stone and nail brush, Facial products, Tea cup with teabags, bath pillow, bath slippers, bath mat, Foot soak, incense, massager, foot massager, mini facial steamer, parrafin wax machine, head-wrap, potpourri, aromatherapy room mists, & a book or magazine.

Hope this homemade gift idea comes in handy, not just for  Mother’s Day, but for anytime you need a neat gift from the heart than would make someone’s inside feel as wonderful as their out.

(Check out some Spa Basket examples down below)