DIY... but WHY?

Hey friends,

My name is Kelsey Faehl and I currently work as a Forensic Scientist. While it sounds like a cool job, I'm not all that happy doing it - my TRUE passion is natural health and wellness. How did I get here? In a nutshell - too many visits to the doctor and too many prescriptions left me unhappy and very unhealthy. I began my journey towards health and wellness five years ago, and haven't turned back since. I am currently studying to be a Certified Aromartherapist through The School for Aromatic Studies. I love connecting with people, I love helping others, and I love sharing my new knowledge. I realize that I say love WAY too much…but trust me, I mean it! I believe my purpose in life is to love people - no matter who they are or what they believe & even the ones who are hard to love - because often those are the people who need it the most. I am still on my journey, for sure, but I’m definitely enjoying this ride!

Until next time,

Kelsey :)
Hey, it's me! My hair is styled above using only the sea salt texture spray!

Hey, it's me! My hair is styled above using only the sea salt texture spray!

My sister is always making fun of me because we can’t go ANYWHERE without me saying “I can make that” at least once. Seriously…it’s true. She has come to appreciate it though because she reaps the benefits of my “Susie-can-do” attitude! (is that an actual phrase or did I just make that up?) Since becoming aware of what I was putting in my body five years ago, I am much more careful when it comes to what goes on it.

From lotions, to makeup, to soaps, to hair products, to perfume - we are constantly flooding our bodies with synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals. The skin is the largest organ in the human body… why do we overlook what goes on it? The toxins that we put on our bodies have the same negative effect as the toxins that go in our bodies through the foods we eat. Since realizing this, I have replaced almost all my beauty products with homemade alternatives!

Here are three of my favorites…ENJOY :)

SOFT HOLD HAIR SPRAY

….using SUGAR?! Whaaat? Yes, girl!

Ingredients:

3 oz hot water

1-2 tsp sugar (more sugar for more hold)

5 drops Lavender essential oil (I love putting Lavender in my hair products because it smells great and its properties are calming and relaxing – your hair can act as a portable natural diffuser…it’s a win-win in my book!)

Instructions:

Make it: Dissolve the sugar in hot water, then combine the ingredients in a 4 oz spray bottle.

Use it: Spray lightly onto hair. Add more layers if a stronger hold is desired and allow your hair to dry between each layer.

SEA SALT TEXTURE SPRAY

…like the ocean in a bottle…but better!

Ingredients:

3 oz hot water

1 Tbsp sea salt

1 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil (you can use another liquid oil as well, I just have plenty of this on hand and I find it to be very lightweight and non-greasy!)

5 drops Lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Make it: Dissolve salt in water, heating on the stove if needed. Cool. Combine remaining ingredients and add to 4 oz spray bottle.

Use it: Shake and spray lightly onto damp or dry hair (I use it both ways). Style as desired.

 

MINT MOJITO SUGAR SCRUB

…friends don’t let friends buy expensive sugar scrubs!

Ingredients:

½ cup coconut oil (organic, extra virgin, unrefined, cold pressed – all of the GOODs)

1 cup sugar

20 drops Lime essential oil

10 drops Peppermint essential oil

(Sometimes I make a small container using 2 Tbsp coconut oil to 4 tbsp sugar – I also scent my scrubs using various essential oils – so get creative and have fun with it!)

Instructions:

Make it: Whip up the coconut oil with a mixer and stir in the sugar and essential oils. It’s THAT easy!

 

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