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A Few of My Favorite Homemade Things

Let me show you how to make them

Following the lead of of Oprah Winfrey, every Christmas I give my sisters a few of products that I fall in love within the year. Here are some of my favorite healthy, all-natural products. How to video coming soon...

WHY I LOVE IT:  I love this oil because it doesn't leave my girls hair greasy. I pour it on heavy while their hair is wet, then I rinse it with with warm water. Between washes, I spritz their hair at night and put a little on the ends of their hair as needed. (they sleep with scarf or bonnet, and always a satin pillowcase) I also use this oil as a makeup remover. I rub it on my eyes and eyebrows, then wash my face with my face wash. If needed, I'll do a second application.

HOW TO MAKE IT:

2 Tbs Pure Olive Oil

2 Tbs Avocado Oil

1 Tbs Grapeseed Oil

1 Tbs Jojoba Oil

1 Tbs Hemp Seed Oil

1/2 Tbs Vitamin E

Pour in a squeeze bottle

Seal

Hint: Pour a small amount into a convenient travel sized bottle for on the go.

Oil for Hair & Skin

WHY I LOVE IT: This is an all natural way to exfoliate your skin without all of the added chemicals from store or salon purchased scrubs. It leaves your skin super soft and smooth.Olive oil is great for all skin types. Hemp seed oil is great for moisturizing dry, damaged skin and works well for eczema and psoriasis.

HOW TO MAKE IT:

1/2 cup Cane Brown Sugar

3 Tbs Pure Olive Oil

or

3 Tbs Hemp Seed Oil

2-3 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

Mix. Store in Airtight Jar

use twice a week

Brown Sugar Scrub

WHY I LOVE IT:  This stuff is amazing for twist outs and to lay down the baby hair around your face. It isn't harsh and holds hair all day. It can also be reapplied between washes without flaking.

HOW TO MAKE IT:

1 cup Flax Seed

2 cups Water

3 Drops of your favorite Essential Oil (optional)

Boil

Strain through panty hose

Use a tong to get all of the gel out.

Store in container with airtight lid in fridge

Lasts @ 7 days

Flax Seed Gel

WHY I LOVE IT:  Bromide is the thing that your body desperately needs on a daily basis, but has been missing. A mixture of Irish Sea Moss and Bladerwack, this all natural supplement gives you over 90 essential minerals that your body will appreciate. This mixture replaces your daily vitamins and can be taken by capsules or by the spoonful.* If you add Burdock**, you increase the minerals to the 102 minerals your body needs. Mix into smoothies and other healthy drinks.

*NOTE: Bromide is an acquired taste, unless you like the taste of the ocean. When taking by spoon, it can get stuck to the roof of your mouth.

**PLEASE NOTE: If you have a bleeding disorder, limit your intake of Burdock as it could increase bleeding.

How to make it:

    1 cup Irish Sea Moss

+ 1 cup Bladderwack

+ 1 tablespoon Burdock (optional)

= Bromide

Store in airtight container

or

Make into capsules (instructions to come...)

Take 4 capsules per day or up to a tbl spoon full

Bromide

About TJ >

I founded Lavelle Publishing in 1997 with the release of my first poetry book, The Desires of A Woman: Poems Celebrating Womanhood. I was 26 years old. I published my second book Sorority Sisters in 1998. Sorority Sisters was picked up by Villard Books, a division of Random House and rereleased in 2000. Over 80,000 copies have been sold. So much has happened in my life since the release of my first books. I am thankful for the twist and turns that has been my journey. My life lessons have made me wiser, more grounded and more secure in who I am. One thing that I have realized is that not only do I love to write, but I like to express my writing through different genres. As you explore my site, you will see what I mean.

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