I’ve bleached my hair multiple times, died it blonde, brown, black, red, purple and highlighted. Since I’m a girl of many hair colors and lengths, hair care is something I need to really focus on. Especially when I constantly am singing *to the tune of Frozen’s national anthem*

“LET IT GRrrrrO000OOoOoOooooooOOO000wwW”

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So we all know coconut oil is the bomb but how to turn up a coconut oil hair mask to make it even better than the average? Add essential oils. #BOOM. What oils do you need? Lavender, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Peppermint and Rosemary! If you have an oily scalp and think this won’t work for you.. think again! Oils attract oils and shampoos tend to strip natural oils out of our hair. After using this weekly for a while I noticed a big difference in how often I had to wash my hair. It’s basically telling your hair that it doesn’t need to ‘over produce’ it’s natural oils! Which makes it such a win win.

I had an old clairol color applicator bottle to use but a mason jar or any kind of glass bottle with a pour top would be more ideal. Since coconut oil solidifies you’ll need to either use fractionated coconut oil or melt it each time. Plastic isn’t ideal to melt in so I warm up a bowl of water and let the bottle soak to melt the mixture inside. Next time I make a batch I’ll be switching to a glass container!

DIY Coconut Oil and Essential Oil Hair Mask | www.amylorraine.com

Ratio:

1 cup of Coconut Oil
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Tea Tree
5 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Rosemary

How to use:

1. Warm oil mixture
2. Apply generously to scalp
3. Brush with wide tooth comb to saturate hair
4. Wrap in saran wrap, shower cap or towel
5. Make sure towel is over pillows and enjoy a good nights rest while it soaks in
5. Wash with normal shampoo and conditioner in the morning

TIPS:

  • You don’t have to leave it in overnight but I would leave it in for at least 4-5 hours
  • If you’re going to leave it in overnight give yourself enough time for it to “dry” a little before heading to bed. I haven’t had any issues with staining my pillow cases as long as I let it dry and sleep with a towel over my pillow
  • Use once a week and wash with Young Living shampoo and conditioners for best results

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I know what you’re probably thinking…

There’s a drink I need that’s not wine? Blasphamy!

But you do. And while I was totally just gonna leave it at “It’s great y’all. Just trust me.” I wanted to do some digging to explain why the heck it is so great. I came across a post from Lindsey Elmore explaining some great things about NingXia and I’m going to throw in some more of my own research/reading and opinion in the mix. If you don’t know who Lindsey Elmore is… she’s the director of global education and European events and interim director of European marketing for Young Living. She’s studied chemistry at University of Alabama and pharmacy at the university of California. Basically, she gets us edumahkated. 😉

When you get your Premium Starter Kit, there are two samples packets of NR and if you’re anything like me you were a bit skeptical to try it out. I wasn’t sure I’d like the taste and while I didn’t feel like it was my favorite thing to drink at first, it did grow on me. And FYI — make sure it’s cold before drinking!

NingXia Red | The Drink You Need ThatSo I bet the first question you’re asking what is NingXia Red? Or maybe it’s how the hell do you say that? If you’re like me, you won’t bother for like 6 month’s trying to pronounce it right and you’ll just call it Ninja Juice 😉 But if you want to know it’s like “Neen-Sha” and it’s this bomb drink from Young Living that will help you with all your wellness needs. Okay maybe not all of them.. but its pretty awesome for keeping you stay above the wellness line!

NingXia Red | The Drink You Need That
NingXia wolfberries and goji berries come from the same plant family and pretty much are the same thing.. but what makes NingXia Red so special? It’s got balanced ingredients for whole body nutrient infusion for your health and wellness. It provides energy support, a crap ton of antioxidants, helps prevent oxidative stress, helps support normal eye health, and contains all necessary essential amino acids that you need.

Wolfberries are one of the most protein dense fruits out there with about 13-16% of protein by weight. It’s the highest whole food source of potassium on the market. And it has great levels of zinc, tons of fiber, 21 minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E! The Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils in NingXia Red contain dlimonene, which is a powerful wellnesspromoting constituent. NingXia Red | The Drink You Need ThatThese little baby wolfberries have been used in Chinese diets for over 2000 years so Young Living gets them from their farm in China, and of course, has the Seed To Seal quality! And the dried berries are certified organic! Wolfberries and exotic fruits such as blueberry, cherry, aronia, pomegranate, and plum give NingXia Red its delicious flavor.

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NingXia Red has no caffeine. NingXa Nitro & Zing have about 35-40mg of caffeine per serving. Which is less than average coffee, tea or even chocolate. Sugar? 16ml has 5g of sugar. Recommended amount of sugar per day is around 30g. We know that natural sugar is better for us than any kind of artificial sugar and NR is free of highfructose sweeteners! Take that into consideration when deciding if this is a good addition to your wellness routine.

NingXia Red | The Drink You Need That
Why is there sodium benzoate in NR?” — It is a naturally occurring preservative that is in a ton of plants, herbs, fruit and veggies. Is the synthetic version bad, yeah.. but NR doesn’t include synthetic versions! The other cool thing and another reason to love YL is that the FDA says if you have less than .2% companies don’t have to disclose that on labels, 1% is considered safe, synthetic or natural. And YL discloses it on the NR label even though it only has .00025%.

Can someone pregnant or nursing use NR? — I do, but I am not you, and I am not your doctor. So please understand you know your body and you need to make your own decisions after speaking with your midwife/doctor.

Can kids take NR? — You’re the parent, you know what it is best for them. Start with smaller amount and increase as you see fit. Talk to your peers and other members about their kids and NR. Talk to your pediatrician.

 

NingXia Red | The Drink You Need That

Recommended use? Drink 1-2 ounces 2 times daily. Best served chilled. Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening and consume with in 30 days. Do not drink directly from the bottle. Do not use if the seal is broken.

My favorite ways to drink?
1. Pour into mason jar, pop on one of these tops and drink from the jar.
2. Freeze in ice cube molds and make a slushie or add to smoothie.
3. Add a drop of Jade Lemon, or your favorite essential oil from the vitality line.

As always * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

30 Day challenge of Ningxia Red starts September 1st!

If you haven’t grabbed your NingXia Red do so this month! If you wanna get the NingXia premium starter kit.. you can do so by clicking here and signing up and joining in the party with our team now!

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So I missed posting a video last week because I am the worlds worst packer and had a ton to get done and just ran out of time. I ended up leaving Tuesday for our first family vacation in over 3 years with the HOHL family together! 😉 I was able to be in Ocean City, MD from Tuesday-Sunday with my parents while my boyfriend and siblings came up for a couple days here and there.

Hohl Family | Ocean City, MD Vacation Vlog | www.amylorraine.com

Our time together mainly overlapped Friday and we enjoyed dinner at BJ’s on the Water and a trip to the boardwalk complete with Thrashers fries and arcade games. If you’re curious to see how much fun we really had, and how many times one family can play mini golf.. check it out below.

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Life Lately | Vol 3 | www.amylorraine.com
Reading
  The Natural Pregnancy Book and about to dive into a bunch on vacation
Playing Yahtzee with Chandler
Watching Big Brother since that’s what summers are made for!
Trying to get into blogging on the regular
Cooking a ton of pasta #CarbLoading
Eating ALL THE TIME. Bellybean is a hungry hungry hippo
Drinking out of my Hydro Flask! I never knew I could love a water bottle like this!
Texting old college roommates and best friends <3
Pinning everything baby and home decor
Tweeting about The Bachelorette because why would you let Luke and Chase go home while Robby stays?
Going on vacation finallyyyyy. Currently in Ocean City with the whole Hohl family!
Wearing a bathrobe to keep warm since it’s 9 million degrees out and negative 32 in the house.
Loving not being sick every day
Hating the humidity but thankful for pool days
Realizing how many oils I realllly have
Thinking way too much.
Feeling better than I have been #PreggoProblems
Hoping this pregnancy continues to be healthy and smooth
Celebrating my parent’s birthday, their 35th wedding anniversary, my sister’s graduation and our upcoming new arrival on vacation before life changes
Smelling my pumpkin spice combo in the diffuser because I’m too impatient to wait for Fall.
Ordering maternity clothes for the first time
Thanking the Netflix gods for Gilmore Girls on November 25th. I know where I’ll be black Friday. #NetflixAndOnlineShop
Starting to grow a baby bump
Finishing this, duh.

How’s life been for you lately? Leave a comment below and make sure we’re friends on Instagram.

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So we all know carcinogens and parabens aren’t good for us. Like really not good for us. Just because it’s on a shelf and sold in stores does not mean it’s not harmful. No one wants cancer and while I tend to hear “well everything now a days causes cancer”… Don’t you want to maybe avoid it from the things you use on the daily? Don’t you want to help reduce your exposure since it is everywhere?

So hello… here is THE THINK DIRTY APP.

There are so many products that you’d think are great for you because they use the words organic, natural, clean, or healthy in the packaging.. but as I discussed in Tuesday’s post, it’s greenwashing. And they’re full of shit.

The best part about Think Dirty, they give you plain English reasons of what those chemicals are, and why they’re considered bad. They also have clean products that will give you suggestions based on the products you’re searching for. While all you have to do is scan a barcode!

Think Dirty | The App You Need | www.amylorraine.comI was so disappointed in a bunch of companies, especially after I spent a half hour scanning baby items in target the other day. So much is full of chemicals and I want to protect Bellybean earth side as much as possible. And I want to be as healthy as I can.

So when I was looking up baby sunscreen and found out that Babyganics Mineral-based Sunscreen spray ranked a freakin’ 10. They suggested their picks with baby sunscreens rating from 0-3!

Think Dirty | The App You Need | www.amylorraine.com
So a shout out to Lily Tse, the founder and CEO! You’ve made my healthy wellness journey a whole lot easier!

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle and Wellness Blogger who calls southern Maryland home. She blogs at AmyLorraine.com, creates crafts, prints and designs in her Etsy shop, and shares her essential journey at The Oil Adventures.

Make Today Count | www.amylorraine.com

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