Category Archives: DIY Beauty

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Henna and Indigo Treatment for Gray Hair

This post is about my attempt at covering my gray hair with an henna and indigo hair treatment. As you know, I’ve done henna before, but I was getting tired of the henna turning my grey copper. I just wanted them GONE. I had come across this video on Youtube and this tutorial from Hairscapades and so I thought I would give it a try. Apparently, when you apply indigo after you apply henna, the henna binds to the proteins in the hair and the indigo binds to the protein.

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Quick Tip: Simple Coffee Facial Scrub

This coffee facial scrub is full of antioxidants which help fight free radicals and aging. It also helps reduce puffiness, acting as a mild diuretic as the skin’s fluid is drawn away from fat cells. As I mentioned in the Savvy Brown FB Group, I love using leftover coffee grounds as a body scrub. I also have started using them as a facial scrub and it’s been working great! I like using espresso grounds because they’re smaller and because…well..espresso. It’s crazy simple: Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Use Organic Rosehip Seed Oil As Eye Makeup Remover

I’ve talked before about organic rosehip seed oil before and it’s myriad of benefits. One thing I love using it for is as an eye makeup remover because not only is it great at removing stubborn waterproof mascara, a little goes a long way and it also has the added benefit of being a great way to combat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It’s a double whammy! And you know I love multitasking my products. Here’s the one I’m currently using: Continue reading

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Savvy’s Lavender Mint DIY Bodywash

Inspired by Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Rosemary Mint Body Wash, I decided to try a version of my own. It’s so easy to make this Lavender Mint DIY Bodywash! Plus it’s cheaper and made with better ingredients. Let me know what you think!
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DIY Insect Repellant

These days many of the bug repellants on the market are almost as harmful as the viruses that we’re trying to prevent! There have been many articles citing the dangers of DEET and metofluthrin and other questionable ingredientsThe scary thing is we’re spraying these chemicals on our skin, (the largest organ of your body) then rubbing them in!  Well here’s my DIY Insect repellant recipe, that you can spray on your skin safely, smell good and repel bugs at the same time. Continue reading

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“Un-Petroleum Jelly” Recipe

A friend of mine has a new fabulous blog called Homeaide Good that is chock full of recipes and diy ideas. As a gift, she recently made me a version of her “Un-Petroleum Jelly” and I’m in LOVE with this stuff!. I have made my own Whipped Shea Body Cream in the past, but this is lighter and absorbs quicker. Here’s how to do it… Continue reading

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DIY Protein Deep Conditioner

I have a confession to make. Between work, family, the house and the holidays, things have been kind of stressful lately and I haven’t been taking very good care of my hair. I hadn’t deep conditioned in ages, it was brittle, dry, generally unhappy and so I knew it was time for a protein treatment. I was at my mom’s this past weekend and I decided to do my Hair Guacamole treatment. One problem.

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

I don’t wear a TON of makeup, but I do like to wear gel eyeliner (the kind you apply with a brush) everyday, along with a finishing powder and I tend to think my lipstick stays on longer when I apply it with a brush. When I’m going out I will occassionally use a foundation brush as well.  It’s really important to keep those brushes clean! So here’s my simple recipe for how I clean my makeup brushes. Continue reading