Have I mentioned, I LOVE DIY?? Not only do I get a lot of satisfaction from making something and enjoying it, I also know every single ingredient that goes into it. No more guessing what’s actually included under “fragrance” or if that chemical I can’t pronounce is super bad for me. I know every ingredient is safe and good for my body!
At the same time though, DIY can also be frustrating. I can’t be the only one who’s tried a recipe on Pinterest and been thoroughly disappointed. Over my DIYing days, I’ve learned a few things to help avoid those disappointments:
- Read the comments. If the recipe sucks, people will say it. Or if it needs a little tweaking people will usually offer up their ideas on how to make it better.
- Start small. Don’t make a huge batch right off the bat. Make a small portion and see if you like it. If you do, you can then make enough for the whole block!
- Rely on bloggers that you trust. When I’m looking for a new DIY recipe, I usually go to my trusted sources first. I know that they will only put out recipes that they trust and use themselves.
So, if you haven’t found bloggers that you trust, you can borrow some of my favorites:
Pretty much, if I can make it and it’s effective, I’d rather DIY it. But it has to be fairly easy. If there are too many ingredients or too many steps, I’m not as likely to try it out. Also, as I’ve gone further down the DIY rabbit hole, I’ve started making my own concoctions. I usually make a few changes to fit what I like and what I know has worked for me in the past.
One of my favorite things to make is DIY dry shampoo. I tried an all-natural, store-bought dry shampoo, and it just didn’t cut it for me. Once I landed on this recipe, I was sold. It’s one of the easiest things to make and I always have it on hand. I only wash my hair once every three days now and, with bangs, I HAVE to have my dry shampoo to make it through.
DIY Dry Shampoo
Mix the arrowroot powder, bentonite clay and cocoa powder in a bowl with a whisk. The whisk ensures that everything is mixed thoroughly without clumps. Then add 6 drops of essential oils. I used 3 drops of Rosemary essential oil and 3 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil. This adds a light scent that will leave your hair smelling lovely. Mix it all together. Then use a funnel to put the powder into a spice jar. I just used an old one I had lying around, but you can also get one here. I like it in a spice jar because it makes it easy to shake out, without dumping it all.
How to use your amazing new DIY dry shampoo: Shake a small amount on your hand and evenly place it onto the oily parts of your hair that you would like to “shampoo”. Blend it into your hair by rubbing it in, then comb through your hair. Voila! Your hair looks beautiful!
Happy DIYing everyone! I’ll add even more DIY recipes as I perfect them.
What are some of your favorite DIY recipes? What DIY blogs are your favorite?
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