Beauty, Health

DIY Hair & Body Oil

DIY HAIR & BODY OIL| Moments With Millie

I was in the process of whipping up a batch of my hair and body oil and thought I would share my recipe with you. As you may know, ¬†I have dry hair and skin. ūüė¶ I have tried so many products to help alleviate the dryness. For me, there hasn’t been one item that has completely eradicated the dry skin. I find that I have to use a combination of things to see results. I often use the oil for hot oil treatments, to moisturize my hair, to moisturize my skin, as a cuticle treatment, etc. Do you use oils to moisturize your skin? Let me know which are your favorites.

35%  Olive Oil -(Adds moisture to the scalp and skin, makes hair soft and shiny, has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight off common scalp and hair problems).

25%  Coconut Oil -(Naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, an excellent moisturizer, and can penetrate hair better than many oils and smells great).

20%  Sweet Almond Oil- (Rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, excellent moisturizer, and also smells great).

10%  Jamaican Black Castor Oil* (Moisturizes, thickens, strengthens and rapidly increases hair growth. JBCO increases blood flow to the scalp, supplying valuable nutrients to hair follicles)

10%  Jojoba Oil (The only oil that closely resembles human sebum, it is anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturizer and emollient).

* I use this interchangeably with Haitian Black Castor Oil when available.

 

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Health, Music

My Work Out Playlist

 

 

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Hi Everyone-

It’s Wednesday and I’m back at it with a¬†workout playlist. We all know that music has the ability to change your mood. Personally, listening to music will ensure that I get just about anything done. Below is my go to playlist. What songs do you listen to while working out?

  1. Stronger- Kanye West
  2. Lose Yourself- Eminem
  3. Hustling- Rick Ross
  4. Work Out- J. Cole
  5. All I Do Is Win- DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dog and Rick Ross
  6. Pass Out- Tinie Tempah
  7. Beautiful People- Chris Brown
  8. Burn- Ellie Goulding
  9. Catch My Breath- Kelly Clarkson
  10. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)- Kelly Clarkson
  11. Just Dance- Lady Gaga
  12. Gimme More- Britney Spears
  13. Yeah- Usher feat. Lil John and Ludacris
  14. Grown Woman- Beyonce
  15. Happy- Pharrell
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Health, Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a great week. As you may know, I have recently embarked on a healthier lifestyle. Although I love most fruit and vegetables, I sometimes have a hard time eating the recommended daily amounts. I have been testing out different smoothie recipes over the past year or so and have found some really good ones. Below is my go-to recipe for green juice. I do not use any measurements, I simply add as much of each item as I would like. Let me know what your favorite smoothie recipe.

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  1. Handful of Spinach (and/or kale)
  2. Cucumber
  3. Celery
  4. Lemon
  5. Handful of frozen pineapples
  6. Flax or chia seeds
  7. Honey (this is optional)
  8. Water

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