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So this past weekend a friend came to visit. We were lounging around, catching up, cracking jokes while talking about any random topic that happened to pop in to our heads. Soon the conversation steered towards talking about the importance of positivity when he shared this story with me.
Him: The other day I woke up with the craziest feeling but in a good way. I woke feeling happier than I ever have in my life. Like, I couldn’t explain it…I was so…happy.
Me: What? How? I mean were you were probably dreaming?
Him: Nah, not that I can remember. I woke up feeling like I could accomplish anything. So many happy thoughts were running through my mind at once and I couldn’t keep up with them all. I was thinking maybe I should do a workout, maybe I should go running, maybe I should talk to my mom. The feeling was crazy. I was so…happy.
Me: That’s crazy. So what did you end up doing?
Him: Talked to my mom. Then went back to sleep. It was 2am.
Me: *now in fits of giggles* All of that and you talked to your mom?
Him: Sure, why not? Seemed like the right thing to do at the moment.
Me: Basically you reached some type of Nirvana in your sleep and you didn’t even know.
Now we’re both laughing and cracking jokes. As the conversation continued I wondered…what causes such positive energy to manifest within us that we could wake up feeling like we can conquer the world. Could it be a pleasant dream? A healthier lifestyle? Life changes that steer us on to the paths of achieving our dreams? Whatever the reason that’s a wonderful feeling to have right? I believe that we all have the ability to cultivate positive energy. It is through good deeds, following our dreams, eating to nourish our bodies, and taking care of our bodies through exercise. Remember to take some time out to meditate. Reflect on your positive affirmations and continue to bring love and light in to your life. Just thought I’d share.
Let me know. Have you ever experienced anything like this?
I am here for all of my broke college students, bargain hunters, DIYers, kitchen mixtresses, recovering product junkies…well you get the point! I am here for you all with this recipe on how to make your own clay mask for your hair.I have tried Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash and I absolutely adore the product but as a struggling college student I’ve decided to tighten my budget without giving up my eco-glam lifestyle. So here it is folks! Your at home clay mask for hair.
What You Will Need
Aztec Indian Healing Clay
Aloe Vera Juice
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Lavender Essential Oil (Or any other essential oil(s) of your choice)
Add 6 heaping teaspoons of the clay
Add 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Add 6 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Juice
10 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix until smooth
Consistency should be similar to greek yogurt. I like this texture because it stays put and isn’t runny. If you prefer another consistency use more or less aloe vera juice. Also for different hair types you may want to use more or less oil in your mixture. Play around with the amounts of each ingredient and find what’s right for you.
How To Apply the Clay Mask
Apply the mixture to your hair in sections. Focus on your scalp and smooth it onto the hair.
Then, gently massage your scalp for about 2-5 minutes.
After that, let the mixture stay on your hair for anywhere from 10-15 minutes.
Finally, thoroughly rinse out the mask. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear.
You may follow up with a deep conditioner or continue with your styling regimen.
How Does This Mask Work
Bentonite Clay: Draws impurities from the hair because of its ionic negative charge. It will attract itself to ionic positive charges which include impurities, bacteria, and fungi. These impurities will be absorbed by the clay and rinsed away with the clay.
Aloe Vera Juice: Strengthens the hair, promotes hair growth,moisturizes the hair, reduces dandruff. You can read more about the benefits of aloe vera juice here.
Olive Oil and Coconut Oil: Penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen and moisturize hair.
Lavender Essential Oil: Stimulates hair growth, reduces dandruff, refreshes the scalp, moisturizes the hair, and smells wonderful.
What do you think? Will you be trying this clay mask?
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