Hair Care with Essential Oils // Hair Extension Safe

FullSizeRender IMG_2841 First off, let me give you a little bit of my hair history. I got my dads hair (grrrr) my whole life it was thin and straggly. My pony tails were like ¼ inch thick, if I was lucky. Every hair dresser that I had always made a comment about how thin my hair was. So when I started using the doTERRA Salon Essentials line, you can image how surprised I was when my hair girl said my hair was feeling really healthy and then, about 6 months later even said my hair was feeling so THICK….THICK! What?! I had never heard that in my life. Salon Essentials had completely changed my hair.

Now, I don’t only attribute this change in my hair to their Salon Essential line, I also attribute it to religiously taking the vitamins in doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack every single day. We will talk more about the Lifelong Vitality Pack later (I need like a whole separate post for how amazing those vitamins are). This was my personal experience with the Salon Essentials line but I know personal experiences can only go so far…so this post is to help you see more of the science behind their products so you can understand WHY my hair improved so much. Their Salon Essentials Hair Care line has four steps to it; Protecting Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner, Root to Tip Serum, and Healthy Hold Glaze. You can use them all together, which is what I do, or you can use them separately. No matter how you use them, these products promote healthy, soft, and shiny hair. Today I am just going to focus on the shampoo and conditioner. Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 10.27.46 PM Side note: I wear clip in Laced Hair extensions (the best extensions ever) and I wash my extension with these products. They are hair extensions safe and keep my extensions in perfect condition. That’s what I love most about this hair care system, it is ALL NATURAL, 100% good for your hair. If you have hair extensions, this is so the way to go. I have yet to find a product that works as good as this one. IMG_0734 Protecting Shampoo: Infused with Wild Orange and Lime this shampoo provides ALL HAIR TYPES the gentle cleansers necessary to remove dirt, toxins, and other impurities from hair. The derivatives from sugar beet supports healthy growth and collagen production in your hair as well as provides protection against damage caused by color treatments. shampoo Benefits:

  • Antioxidant activity helps protect hair from damaging UV radiation and increase color retention in chemically treated hair.
  • Provides deep conditioning to restore moisture. Leaves hair soft, shiny, and silky.
  • Reduces combing force in both wet and dry hair to reduce styling damage to hair.
  • Promotes cleansing and detoxification of the hair, hair follicle, and scalp, by helping to remove residue left behind by styling products

What Makes This Product Unique?

  • Extracts of oat, and sugar beet helps provide hair color maintenance and protection.
  • It helps penetrates the cuticle to deeply condition, smooth the cuticle, and protect hair from damage caused by styling and chemical treatments
  • Citrus essential oils help cleanse and detoxify the hair, hair follicle, and scalp
  • Contains botanicals, essential oils, and other ingredients which not only work to help repair previous damage to hair but also help to reduce future damage caused by UV exposure, heat, and styling
  • Formulated according to dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” philosophy of not using artificial colors, sodium, sulfate, or animal testing.

You can find more detailed information on this product here. Smoothing Conditioner: Contains natural proteins that help leave your hair feeling luminous and healthy. Essential oil blends seal and protect hair cuticles against water penetration for the hair shaft. Nanotechnology smoothes hair and provides an antistatic effect that keeps hair shafts aligned during styling for a smooth, finished look.conditioner Benefits:

  • Provides immediate conditioning, smoothing, and shine at the molecular level
  • Helps improve the visible signs of damaged hair
  • Provides deep conditioning and promotes hair surface maintenance in chemically treated hair, leaving hair soft, shiny, and silky
  • Reduces combing force in both wet and dry hair to reduce styling damage to hair
  • Reduces mechanical styling damage to hair and shortens styling time by reducing drying time
  • Promotes re-growth by inhibiting the effects of environmental and physiological stressors

What Makes This Product Unique?

  • Formulated according to dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” philosophy of not using artificial colors, sodium, sulfate, or animal testing.
  • Contains botanicals, essential oils, and other ingredients which not only work to help repair previous damage to hair but also help to reduce potential damage caused by UV exposure, heat, and styling.
  • Contains Essential oils that help improve overall health of the scalp and hair, and improve nutrient delivery to the scalp and hair follicles

You can find more detailed information on this product here. I hope showing you the science behind these products has helped you see just how truly amazing they are.

If you are interested in buying some of these products please leave your email in the comments below and I will send you the information :). Also, refer to my Essential Oils page to request any samples of doTERRA Essential Oils that you would like. I would be happy to send you one. They have improved my quality of life drastically. FullSizeRender IMG_0758

Summer is HOT// My Tips On Staying Cool

IMG_0720-1 This Summer has been the hottest Summer in Utah for a very long time. Now, I am a huge fan of Summer time (who in the right mind isn’t??) but when it’s this hot this early into Summer, it definitely make things interesting. I am going to share with you how I stay cool without sacrificing style or modesty. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and we believe in being modest, especially after we have been endowed in the Temple (even though that is what I believe, it totally doesn’t mean I don’t love you all the same if you don’t feel the same way… I promise!). Thus, I have always had a hard time when Summer came because its so HOT and when it’s so hot the only way to cool down is to wear less…right? WRONG! Here are my tips on how: Skirts, dresses, and sandals, oh my! 1. Dresses- I LIVE in skirts and dresses in the summer time. Lately I have been obsessed with Baseball tee dresses. There are so many amazing midi dresses out there that are so comfy and so BREEZY. Yes breezy, I feel way cooler in a midi dress than I even do in capris. Sometimes I have the problem with dresses not being quite long enough, when I run into this problem I always size up. More baggy and less fitted is definitely in right now so its a win win 🙂 Here are links to some of my favorite summer breezy dresses: Moxie and Threads (remember to enter in “whitjmoxie” for 20% off your purchase) Mindy Mae’s Market, and Sonnet JamesIMG_0637 IMG_0824 IMG_0634 2. Sandals… let yo feet breathe!! Lets also talk about how amazing sandals look with skirts and dresses. Here are some of my very favorite sandals right now: PS I Adore You, Target (they have a promo going on right now, save 20% on shoes and accessories), and Piper and Scoot 3. Skirts with graphic tees, lets be honest here… graphic tees are all the rage and I am SO HAPPY ABOUT IT! Just like dresses, skirts give you that easy breezy feeling in this summer heat. It is the perfect way to stay nice and cool. Graphic tees are so cute and are completely effortless, you honestly can’t go wrong with a graphic tee. Add a graphic tee to any skirt and I promise that you will be rocking it. Here are some of my favorite summer skirts: Modest Pop, and Laurel Sherbert (you know getting two for one is like my favorite thing…look at these skirts and you will totally know why I love them. Enter in code “SUMMER15” for 20% off your purchase). Now for some of my favorite graphic tees: Arsenic and Lace, and Sweet T’s Design. IMG_0591IMG_0812 4. McDonalds Diet coke….nuff said- keep yourself hydrated! I know this isn’t fashion related but I think my veins bleed diet coke so I had to add it in here :). I would LOVE to hear how you stay cool in the Summer, comment below and let me know! Thanks for reading! FullSizeRender

Summer Hiking Vacation Essentials// Where to buy Lululemon Pants for Cheap

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My hubs and I love to hike, once it hits anywhere near March (if it has been a mild winter in Utah) we are out there taking the trails by storm! When we can, we love to go hiking in Zion National Park in Utah. Zion is just a few hours drive from us so we are lucky! The trails are beautiful and that red rock is unlike anything else. If you have never been, GO! Even if you aren’t a hiker, there are trails for any level of physical fitness…or hiker savvy-ness. This fun outfit was inspired with my vacation in mind, with the amount of hiking we do,  typically feel like being casual for the after party when we get home at night. This outfit was beyond comfy and beyond practical, especially for an active type vacation.

I am also going to give you a few of my hiking essentials, one of the things on my list is a pair of Lululemon compression pants. There really is no other workout pant like Lululemon’s, they are so amazing it almost makes me mad. When I first heard of people paying around $100 for a pair of workout pants I was mad… until I tried them for myself and for an avid worker-outer, they are almost worth every penny. I don’t pay $100 for mine, I pay $50. My trick? I buy them COMPLETELY NEW on Ebay. They typically only have the basics but the basics are just as good as their specialty pants. I have been nothing but impressed with the Lululemon pants that I receive from Ebay. DISCLAIMER: If you buy them from Ebay, they will take about 2 months to arrive to you, just fyi :).

Now for my hiking Essentials:

1. Lululemon Compression Pants

2. Sassy Workout Tank 

3. Cool Kicks

4. Sick Shades 

5. Camel Back Waterbottle

6. Small Pack

Happy trails!

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Shirt: Taipan Trading Pants, Chambray wrap, tennis shoes, and sunglasses: Target