How to Add Volume to Hair Naturally with Rock Salt

I have very fine, straight hair, which is frustrating when I want to style it in ways where it doesn't just lay flat against my head. Lucky for me, there's an easy, natural solution to this problem — sea salt. It's very simple to create your own natural volumizing hairspray with just a few ingredients.

How to Add Volume to Hair Naturally with Rock Salt


You'll Need:

- distilled water
- rock salt (although I have also tried this with sea salt and regular table salt and it has also worked just fine)
- base oil of your choice (optional)
- aloe vera gel
- essential oil (optional)
- sterile, empty spray bottle


1. Mix on tablespoon of rock salt into a cup of distilled water, make sure it is fully diluted.
2. Mix in a tablespoon or two of aloe vera gel, depending on your preference. This creates a slight "hold" for your hair.
3. Add a few drops of base oil if you'd like, but no more than half a teaspoon. This will act as a conditioner for your hair if you find the salt spray dries out your locks. I prefer using olive oil, but you can substitute with jojoba, argan, or any other oil that you prefer.
4. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance if you'd like.
5. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

To Use:

Simply shake up the spray bottle and spray the mixture onto your hair as needed.


How to Add Volume to Hair Naturally with Rock Salt This homemade volumizing spray is fantastic for my long straight, fine hair. It works best if my hair is very slightly damp and if I slightly tease my hair with a brush while I'm spraying. In fact, you can also add a tablespoon or two of salt to your shampoo to massage some volume into your hair while you shower. It really give it a great just-been-to-the beach look.

Making this spray cheap and it gives me the comfort of knowing I'm not spraying any toxic chemicals and preservatives onto my scalp. I also like to change the fragrance of the essential oils I add to the mix depending on the season of the year, such as more warm, earthy scents for cooler seasons and more fruity, floral fragrances for summer. Then I don't even have to bother with perfume!

Feel free to play with ratios for this recipe. You can choose to add more salt (although I found this tends to make the mixture a tad stickier). Experiment and keep notes to see what works best for you. Have fun!

Salubrious Selection: GoGirl Female Urination Device

Salubrious Selection: GoGirl Feminine Urination Device
This post mainly applies to the ladies out there who have ever experienced the unpleasantness of trying to use a filthy public toilet or who have tried to look for a private, safe place to do their business in an outdoor environment (such as an outdoor concert, a mountain trail, a forest where you've set up camp, etc.).

For many, this is when women will admit to penis envy, as trying to find a way to urinate in an unsanitary or outdoor space can be incredibly inconvenient. Well, luckily, someone thought of a way to fix that problem, with the GoGirl.

The GoGirl is a female urination device that allows most women to do their business while remaining in the standing position. This means it completely eliminates the need for a lady to engage her core muscles in order to perch precariously over a questionably clean commode, or worry about exposure and/or bugs/brushing up against poisonous plants in a more rugged space.

It's an odd concept to embrace at first, but it seems that once most women have tried it, it's difficult to imagine going out without one.

According to the company, GoGirl is made of a flexible, medical grade silicone. This means it is more environmentally friendly and can be cleaned and reused. If it is disposed, it should gradually break down in the environment over time.

Salubrious Selection: GoGirl Feminine Urination Device
The GoGirl comes in a small plastic tube that should easily fit into most bags or purses. When you open the top, you can easily pull out the GoGirl, which has been neatly and tightly folded into a biodegradable plastic bag, which has instructions on how to use the device printed on it. When you unroll the bag and the GoGirl pops out, you'll also find that the manufacturer has thoughtfully included several pieces of tissue paper that was rolled into the bag for your convenience.

The GoGirl itself is pink (although the company says the color is "lavender") and an amusing phallic shape, but I suppose that's to be expected. It's structure is soft, but sturdy, so not only is it able to withstand being tightly rolled into the container that comes with the packaging, but it is firm enough to allow women to more accurate control the flow of their urine through the tube without causing a mess.

Salubrious Selection: GoGirl Feminine Urination Device
I highly recommend practicing with the device at home before using it outdoors. It takes just a little bit of practice before you get the hang of it, but once you do, it's quite easy. Having this with you while outdoors provides a certain kind of comfort in knowing that you won't have to deal with any awkwardness while trying to use a public toilet.

Once you're finished using it, simply place it in the plastic bag provided which you can replace with your own — and roll it back into the plastic tube. Don't worry about any residual droplets that are on the GoGirl, urine is sterile, and you can wash it out later when you're in a more convenient location to do that.

Salubrious Selection: GoGirl Feminine Urination DeviceThe biggest challenge I found with using this device is trying to figure out how to roll the thing back into the plastic tube. It's flexible, but still has quite a but of sturdy flexibility. This is great for durability and use, but difficult to when trying to force it into a small bit of plastic tubing. Best to practice this part at home a few times, or simply forgo the plastic tube completely and just carry it in your purse in a non-transparent plastic bag.

Hope this review was helpful for all of you women who are seeking a better way to do your business outdoors!

Garlic is Good for Your Skin, Hair & Health

If you're a garlic lover like me, you'll be happy to know that there's a lot more to this root vegetable than just making almost every dish more delicious (my favorite is frying very thin slices of garlic so they're slightly crunchy, like tiny garlic chips).

Garlic has a lot of beneficial properties that improve many aspects of your health from your skin to your overall immune system. Just another reason add more to your diet!

Garlic is Good for Your Skin, Hair & Health


What's in Garlic?

Garlic contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this makes it a natural combatant against many ailments and that afflict the human body. To be more specific, these properties come from a chemical called allicin, which is a sulfur compound that is released by enzymes when a garlic is chopped or crushed. It is allicin that contains all the great antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that are good for the human body.

It is also where the distinct (and wonderful) smell of garlic comes from

It's Great for Skin

Forget buying all kinds of drugstore medication of acne problems. Next time, try rubbing some raw garlic onto the offending pimple. The natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in garlic help kill the bacteria that cause acne. This means garlic is also great at controlling outbreaks of psoriasis. Ingesting garlic works as well, by infusing your immune system with these beneficial properties and working from the inside out.

Click here if you're interested in learning how to make some other great natural bath products to combat acne.

It Helps Strengthen Hair

The allicin in garlic that I mentioned earlier helps strengthen the roots of hair. It's a bit awkward to rub raw cloves of garlic into your scalp, so you can try infusing it with oil and massaging it into the roots of your hair instead, which may help prevent hair loss. Just remember to rinse it out afterwards, unless you don't mind walking around smelling garlicky! Actually, that may help ward off mosquitoes, but more on that later.

It Boosts the Immune System

Like I mentioned earlier, by ingesting garlic, you boost your immune system by supplying it with the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that already exist in this root vegetable. This is especially helpful when you're coming down with a minor illness such as a cough or cold. Make yourself some hot tea by brewing some chopped garlic in water, then strain the garlic out and drink it. Or even eat the garlic along with the tea if you'd like.
It Keeps the Mosquitoes Away

Garlic is Good for Your Skin, Hair & HealthGarlic helps keeps mosquitoes away. I can personally attest to this. My home is often plagued by mosquitoes, but after having meals heavy on garlic, the seem to bother me less. For some reason, mosquitoes simply don't like the smell of garlic. So if you're going camping or on a hike, try rubbing your body down with some raw garlic, or hang some from your neck like you're warding off a vampire. This is a much more natural way of warding of pesky mosquitoes, without exposing yourself and the environment to such toxic chemicals such as commercial bug repellents and DEET.


The next time someone complain about your garlic breath, just tell them you're eating it for your health, because it's a great thing to have in your diet.