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Frosty
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Here are some smaller and easier recipes.  They will yeild less lip balm, so you don't have so much.

Citrusy Lip Balm
Ingredients

1 teaspoon of apricot kernel oil
1 teaspoon of calendula oil
1 teaspoon of beeswax
Lemon, lime, or orange essential oil. Choose the one you like, you will need a few drops.

Preparation

Melt the beeswax and add the apricot and calendula oils
Stir the whole time so the mass is consistent
Remove from heat, keep stirring and let it cool down a bit
Add the oil of choice and stir a bit more
Pour in a plastic container or jar and store properly

Minty cocoa lip balm
Ingredients

1 oz beeswax
1.5 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz shea butter
1/2 - 1oz. pure Vitamin E
3-5 drops of peppermint oil

Preparation

Melt the beeswax and remove from heat while constantly stirring.
Melt the cocoa and shea butter
Mix the melted beeswax, shea and cocoa butter
When the mass is consistent, add Vitamin E and stir a bit longer
Finally, add the peppermint oil, stir and pour into a container


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thanks Frosty, much appreciated
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Frosty, it didn't start out that way.  When I first started, my hair actually felt really oily, but it looked great.  It felt like it wasn't getting clean.  But when I'd get out of the shower and let it air dry, it laid down nicely (mine's pretty coarse too, and wavy) and it actually behaved!  But now, since mid-pregnancy, it's doing the opposite--drying my hair out too much and it's getting more coarse.  Problem is, that's what shampoo and conditioner do too......I'm not sure what to use.  Maybe less baking soda?


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Frosty- you listed beeswax twice in the bottom recipe. Does it call for 1oz or 2oz of beeswax in the entire recipe?


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Ribbit,

I called one of my girlfriends that is a hairdresser and asked her what to do.  She said to try backing off  the lemon juice and add 1tsp of baking soda to 2 - 3oz. of water.  If you have longer hair you may need more of the baking soda and water mix, like, 2tsp. to 4 - 6oz. of water.  Put the mix in a bottle and shake it up, clean your hair with it and rinse.  Follow up with apple cider vinegar to condition with, only needs to stay on hair for a minute or two and rinse.

I don't know, I am skeptical, but she knows hair so try it and let me know.


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ruthiegirl,  Presto change O and VIOLA!  The recipe has now been edited.  Thanks for noting the error.


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I have long, very thick hair.  A couple of inches past my bra strap.  I need to get it layered so it's thinned a little.  Might be a little cooler too!  I will try your suggestion this morning.

Something that occurred to me....It could be that I added the part about the baking soda.  The original hair challenge may have only called for lemon juice.  Somebody with a better memory than mine may remember.


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No, no,... You were right about the baking soda.  I am just not sure about the lemon juice, that maybe the culprit to what is drying your hair out.  Nix the lemon juice for a couple times and try the vinegar, to condition with, as my gf suggested and let me know.  I really trust my gf's advices she has been doing hair as long as I have been doing skin care (oh boy that is a long time ).  She is the gal pal that does my hair for me and she is GREAT!!


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Quoted from Ribbit
The original hair challenge may have only called for lemon juice.  


I don't remember the challenge calling for lemon juice, I remember it calling to wash your hair w/ conditioner instead of shampoo. Or was this a dif challenge?  



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I don't know.  Maybe there were a couple of challenges.  

At any rate, I used only 2 tsp. baking soda first, then rinsed, then used vinegar.  I think that was the issue---too much baking soda.  I was using like 2 Tbsp. in a cup of water.  My hair feels nice and smooth today and not all dried and fluffy.


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I was using a moisturizer with hydrolyzed wheat protein on the assumption that topically didn't matter. Switched moisturizers and my skin cleared up. Boy was I cheesed I'd used the moisturizer for 9 months... I am however very wheat intolerant.
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I was using a moisturizer with hydrolyzed wheat protein on the assumption that topically didn't matter. Switched moisturizers and my skin cleared up. Boy was I cheesed I'd used the moisturizer for 9 months... I am however very wheat intolerant.


I'm thinking I need to switch shampoos for this reason. I just noticed it contains wheat. Maybe I'll try Ribbits lemon/baking soda concoction once and see how that goes.    So speaking of that, what ratios are you using ( I looked back and I don't see that listed )  Thanks!



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My shampoo has wheat protein too, however it's not a prob. The shampoo isn't on for long and rinsed away quickly. My moisurizer on the other hand was abdorbed deep into my skin, and obviously applied twice daily.
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