Once again, long time no write 🙂 If you are a teacher or you are close to someone who is a teacher you will understand why. When this school year began I had every intention of writing a post weekly and trying to write one three times a week. I even have a schedule written up and posted in my kitchen, but work always comes first. I love my first graders and pour myself into their learning every day. Once I get home I am so exhausted its all I can do to make dinner and make sure I have a healthy breakfast and lunch prepared for the next day. Relax a little with my husband while eating dinner then get all my workout clothes prepared for the next day so that I can, hopefully, wake up early enough to get to the gym for a half hour work out. Such is my life, but the well-being of children is worth the effort.
So now I am sick and sitting in bed. I am still not sure why I am sick. I have been eating more raw food and this sickness has been very prolonged, but is not terrible. I hardly every get sick, but being around children can give present many different ‘bugs’ to ingest so here I am… and here is a perfected conditioner recipe you can use every day. I am not promising you can use it everyday because I only wash my hair once a week, but this conditioner doesn’t take an hour to soak into your hair so you could potentially use it every day. If you try it and it works, let me know in the comments.
- 1 TBs Coconut Oil
- 1/2 TBs Olive Oil
- 1/2 TBs Almond Oil
- 1 TBs Honey (you can use Molasses for dark hair)
- 1 TBs Aloe Gel
- 1 tsp Argon Oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 20 drops Essential Oil of Choice (I’ve been using Jasmine Absolute in Jojo
ba Oil because I just love the smell of Jasmine flowers in my hair. I became addicted to it in India because they sell Jasmine flowers to decorate the women’s hair.)
- 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay
- About a 1/2 to 1 cup of Chamomile tea or water for dark hair
Directions: Mix all of the oils and honey together in a bowl or a jar. Then add the clay and stir until the clay becomes mixed in with the oils. Add the warm tea or water until the consistency of the mixture becomes similar to conditioner or shampoo. Keep the conditioner in the refrigerator when not in use because the oils will go rancid.
When you wash your hair with this conditioner use it before shampooing your hair. Keep it in for a few minutes, I like to
shave my legs while I wait, then rinse it out and scrub your scalp with shampoo. The oils will still stay in your hair, but in my experience if you put the conditioner in after your shampoo your hair will be oily when you get out of the shower.
I also wanted to mention that all the photos I’ve included, except me with my beautiful little girl, are from our October trip to Mesa Verde National Park. Super fun trip, but a horrible place to take photos. Everything opens at 8:00 way after the sun rises and closes before sunset. It’s so hard to take photos with good light here, but the history and mystery is super interesting.