DIY Hair Treatment

Hola!

It may not be fall but it sure feels like it out there. So happy almost autumn! It’s my favourite time of year!

One thing that makes my life difficult is I have a lot of allergies. Part of that means that I have sensitive skin, especially my scalp. I have yet to find an affordable shampoo that doesn’t irritate my head after a few weeks of use!

One of the ways that I help reduce the itch is using hair masks and hot oil treatments. But a lot of these treatments aren’t very budget-friendly. So here’s a recipe for a homemade hot oil treatment that I’m currently loving!

What You’ll Need

  • Coconut Oil
  • Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils
  • A microwave safe container
  • A plastic grocery bag (optional)
  • Lemon dish soap (optional)
  • How to Get Away with Murder in the background (optional but highly recommended)

Instructions

1) Add a few spoonfuls of coconut oil to your dish. There are no precise measurements for this, just use as much as you think you’ll need to cover your scalp. Place in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it becomes a liquid.

2) Add two drops each of peppermint and lemon essential oil. Stir until well mixed.

3) Dip your fingers in, or pour a small amount into your hand. Massage into your scalp until all the liquid is used. Make sure you are putting the mask onto your actual head and not just your hair. Leave on for 1 hour.

4) This step is optional, but if you want to protect your furniture while you wait, you can cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic grocery bag. It doesn’t look the prettiest, but it works!

5) To ensure your hair isn’t greasy after, you can wash it using dish soap. This will take the oil out of your hair. I usually mix it with a bit of shampoo just to keep some moisture in!

Et voila! Hopefully this little trick will help you if you suffer from a sensitive scalp like me. The reason it works well is because lemon and peppermint essential oils have soothing, cleansing and anti-fungal properties that will hopefully remove whatever is causing the issue.

Happy long weekend, and good luck if you are headed back to school this week!

Liv ❤

Edit: I forgot to mention that I would not do this treatment if you have somewhere to be!! I would recommend washing your hair at least once more to look presentable as the oil tends to cling to the roots.

The Best of Pinterest // Holiday Favourites

Hey all,

yes, it’s me! I’ve finally resurfaced from the underneath a pile of studying and assignments. Tonight I wanted to do something a little different (let’s face it, I say that at the beginning of every post) and give you a little boost this Christmas season. Have you ever spent hours looking through boards of Pinterest, trying to find a cute recipe, craft, or decoration? I know I have. So this Christmas I thought I’d give you a head start by compiling some of my favourite holiday posts from Pinterest so far. Go ahead and take a gander!

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars
For the beauty enthusiast in your life, check out this simple recipe to learn how to make cute sugar scrub bars! Not only do they look pretty, they are exfoliating and smell lovely. What a great, inexpensive gift.

Cranberry Yogurt Coffee Cake
Ever been left with massive helpings of cranberry sauce after Christmas dinner? Here’s a solution: bake it into a delicious cake! I’ve never heard of a coffee cake with yogurt before, but it’s sure to be a real treat.

Wood Stocking Hanger
Don’t have a mantel, but still want to leave out a stocking for Santa to fill! This is a great idea to use reclaimed wood and hooks for your Christmas sock.

Melted Snowman Cookies
These cookies are just so adorable. Put your own twist on them and give them out for a cookie swap, as a homemade gift, or at a holiday party! How cute!

Festive Wine Bottles
If you tend to have some wine bottles lying around during the holidays, and absolutely love twinkle lights as much as I do, then I’m sure you will love this DIY decoration idea. So simple, but so chic!

So there you have it. A little bit of Christmas-y Pinterest cheer to get you started on your holiday festivities (who am I kidding, I know you’ve started long ago). Hope you enjoyed, and let me know in the comments if you enjoy this sort of post!

Until next time,
Liv 🙂

PS. 22 days and counting! Also, you can follow me on Pinterest under the username livloves17xo

Get In My Belly

Hello there!
Today I thought I would change things up a bit by sharing a recipe!

One of my favourite things to make for a party is nachos. But usually, the recipe for nachos is pretty straightforward. Today I wanted to share a recipe that I’ve been using recently that is a yummy alternative! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

– 1 bag of nacho chips (Tostitos are my favourite)
– 1 lb. of ground beef
– 1 packet of taco seasoning
– 1 bag of shredded cheese
– 1 bottle of french dressing

You won’t be using the entirety of these ingredients, but you can’t exactly buy half a bottle of dressing now can you?

The first thing to do is preheat your oven to ‘broil’. If you don’t have this preset on your oven, set it to 550°F.

The next thing to do is fry up your hamburger on the stove. Once it starts to break up more easily, you can add in your taco seasoning and make sure it’s well mixed in. You can use as much of the packet as you see fit.

Spread an even layer of nacho chips on a pan. You don’t want too many in a pile, as the toppings won’t reach the bottom that way. Now, here is where the twist comes in.

Drizzle your french dressing on the nachos as you would with barbecue sauce on typical nachos. Make sure you don’t get any huge globs as this will make the nachos soggy.

Spread your cooked hamburger and shredded cheese over the chips, and pop it in the oven for a couple of minutes, just long enough to melt the cheese. Take them out and let them cool for about five minutes, and voila! You have a lovely, delicious treat ready for your consumption.

Hope you enjoy the recipe, I actually really enjoyed the process of making this blog post!
In the comments, let me know what your favourite party recipe is.

Until next time!
Liv xx