DIY Herbal Shampoo
This is an all-natural, chemical-free alternative that cleans your hair, but doesn’t strip it of its natural oils like most shampoos. All of the ingredients can be founds in natural foods stores. If your hair is exceptionally oily, you might want to replace the jojoba oil with rosemary essential oil.
- 8 ounces distilled water
- 1 ounce herbs (choose from combinations below)
- 3 ounces liquid castile soap
- 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 25 drops pure essential oil (choose from this list)
1.) Bring the water to a boil. Add the herbs, cover, and let simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Strain and cool.
2.) Slowly add the castile soap to the tea, then mix in the jojoba oil and essential oil. Store in a plastic container with a flip-top lid and shake well before using!
Goldie Locks Infusion: For golden highlights, combine 2 parts chamomile, 1 part calendula, 1 part comfrey leaf.
Dark of the Nigh Infusion: To effect dark highlights, try using 2 parts sage leaf, 1 part black walnut hull (chopped), and 1 part comfrey leaf.
Desert Bloom Infusion: This is an excellent formula for dry hair. 1 part calendula flower, 1 part marshmallow root, 1 part nettle leaf.
Rapunzel’s Locks Infusion: Bothered by oily hair? Use this astringent recipe. 1 part rosemary leaf, 1 part witch hazel bark (not extract), 1 part yarrow leaf and flower.
Anonymous asked: I have several bland pairs of flats, collecting ideas for jazzing them up. Go!
Okay, I’ll start with the most obvious one that you’ve probably seen everywhere (but I still want to list it!):
- Glitter Flats!
I’ve been meaning to do this for months. I used to never think I’d want glittery shoes (which honestly sounds crazy to me now) but I’ve done a complete 180 on that idea.
We Are Not Martha has a really great tutorial on how to make these!
- I also really like the idea of adding a big bow to the front of your glittery shoes, like these:
Okay, moving on.
- Fabric + Mod Podge = easy shoe jazz-up
this tutorial is from Notes from the Bench.
I like the idea of using different strips of fabric as well.
- Ok, I love this next idea. I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, or if you’re into the idea BUT..
comic book flats!
You could really do this with any kind of paper, not just comic books. I saw one person use sheet music to cover their shoes! You could probably do pages of books too? If you were okay with ripping a book apart.
(via cut out & keep)
- Oh, and last but not least, I think studs would be a pretty neat idea. Kinda like these from Sweet Monday:
I hope these ideas helped! Feel free to submit any of your finished products, cos I’d love to show ‘em off to everyone! ^-^
Thanks to sequin-stuffed for making this re-bloggable! Love these.
Feel free to reblog and share!
NOTE: I did not upload or record any of these! Just found the links!
Video: Alice Ripley as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors
Video: Little Shop of Horrors Proshot Off Broadway
Audio: Next to Normal Off Broadway Soundboard Recording
Audio: Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano’s last Next to Normal on Broadway
Audio: Pearl Sun as Diana in the Next to Normal Tour
Audio: Next to Normal closing night on Broadway
Audio: La Cage aux Folles with Harvey Fierstein on Broadway
Audio: American Idiot (Joshuah Kobak as St Jimmy)
Audio: Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway with Reba McEntire
Audio: Carrie the Musical 2009 reading with Marin Mazzie, Sutton Foster, Matt Doyle, and Jennifer Damiano
Audio: Everyday Rapture starting Sherie Rene Scott live on Broadway
Audio: Gypsy on Broadway with Patti LuPones understudy, Linda Balgord, as Rose
Audio: Hair with the entire original revival cast last show in London
Audio: Into the Woods first preview on Broadway with Bernadette Peters
Audio: Les Miserables on Broadway with Alice Ripley as Fantine and Kerry Butler as Eponine
Audio: Little Miss Sunshine at La Jolla Playhouse (First Preview)
Audio: Jessica Phillips as Diana in Next to Normal on Broadway
Audio: Rent REMIXED in London
Audio: RENT 1994 workshop
Audio: Side Show with Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner (Closing night on Broadway soundboard)
Audio: Spiderman: Turn off the Dark (First Broadway Preview)
Audio: Spring Awakening on Broadway (Matt Doyle as Melchior)
Audio: Sweeney Todd opening night on Broadway (1979)
Audio: Sweeney Todd with Emily Skinner as Mrs Lovett
Audio: The Phantom of the Opera with the original Broadway cast)
Audio: Wicked with Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba
Audio: Tell Me on Sunday staring Alice Ripley
Audio: Company starting Alice Ripley as Amy
Audio: Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE staring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson
Audio: Beauty and the Beast Australian Cast Recording starting Hugh Jackman as Gaston
Audio: Evita with Patti LuPone Opening Night on Broadway
Audio: Anything Goes 15th Anniversary Concert staring Patti LuPone
Audio: Passion at Lincoln Center staring Patti LuPone
Audio: Spring Awakening demo sung by Duncan Sheik
Audio: Sweeney Todd Backers Audition sung by Stephen Sondheim
Video: Sweeney Todd Revival on Broadway Part one
Video: Sweeney Todd Revival on Broadway Part two
Audio: Merrily We Roll Along staring Raul Esparza
Audio: Next to Normal (Feeling Electric) workshop with Amy Spangler as Diana
Audio: Next to Normal Oslo Cast Promo
Audio: Spring Awakening workshop 2001 starting Gavin Creel
Audio: RENT demo sung by Jonathan Larson
Audio: Chess (pro recorded) staring Adam Pascal, Julia Murney, Sutton Foster, Josh Groban, Norm Lewis, and Josh Groban
Audio: tick tick… BOOM demo sung by Jonathan Larson
Audio: Little Shop of Horrors Demo
Spiderman 2.0 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EXAWVCCI
All right. I have an idea. It might not work but please reblog this for a signal boost.
Does anyone have any extra knitting needles? I only have size 8 circular, 8 double point, 5 circular, 10 circular, 9 circular. And I desperately need some 6 double point, 13 circular, and 15 circular to do any of the projects I want and have planned.
So I want to know if anyone has extra knitting needles and wants to do a trade. I have a lot of yarn stashed, both handspun and hand-dyed, in amounts from 2 oz to 4 oz. I also have earrings I could trade. However, my handspun is worth like 30 dollars a skein at least (sorry, made from a local sustainable farm’s hand-dyed roving handspun, you know how that kind of thing goes if you’re a crafter). I also have various bits of fiber. I have roving, some plant dyed fiber, so many things. I have literally somewhere around 5 lbs of fiber I need to process and at least 400 dollars worth of yarn. I also have a bunch of stitchmarkers I’ve made I’ll throw in. Just tell me what you’re interested in because I really want to do these projects.
So, if anyone has any spare sets of needles not in the sizes I mentioned, do they want to do a trade?
Reblogging again. I also need size 7 and 6 circular. Someone is trading me for the size 6 dpn.
I’m trading about 2 oz for a pair of needles, if you want handspun.