When Sally reached out to me with an idea for a guest post, I was very intrigued. I am not one for homemade beauty DIYs even though I wish I could be, but if I'm being honest, I get lazy and am a little too squeamish for some of these.

*I tried to use canned pumpkin to bake something last week and literally had to have my mom throw it out because the smell made me sick...

Anyways, Sally had this really fun idea for unique homemade beauty treatments and a few of them (almost all of them) took me by surprise. I am probably going to try at least one, and that one will be the cocoa powder (you'll see when you get to it!)

Before we get into it, here's a bit about Sally and where you can find her!

Sally Mitchell began her career as a makeup artist, and after receiving a diploma in Clinical Dermatology decided to combine her passions for makeup artistry and skin care becoming a licensed beauty professional. Now she shares the latest cutting-edge skin care treatments with readers of Lumeskin 

Now, here are a few of her best DIY beauty treatments! 

  • PotatoesStarch is something we are told to stay far away from. Not when it comes to your hair though ladies. Raw potatoes make for an exceptional scalp renewing scrub. To make the scrub, mix equal parts of raw potatoes, some loose tea, you can get a Lipton teabag for this. Add olive oil and slowly massage your scalp with your fingertips in circular motions. Rinse out with warm water.
  • Bananas: Bananas work magic on dehydrated hair. Take a banana and mashed it with half of an avocado. Dampen your hair and leave it in 15 minutes, and at least 30 minutes as a deep treatment. Twist your hair into a bun, and relax out on the beach or doing errands without anyone being the wiser. 
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar is a great exfoliant. Not just for below the neck, but also the scalp. To ensure a healthy base for your roots to grow from, take some brown sugar, coconut oil, lavender essential oils and mix equally. Massage into your scalp and leave for half an hour. Your hair will smell great and scalp will love you after you have washed it out with warm water. 
  • Honey and lemon: Not just good for the vocal cords but for the hair as well. Take equal parts honey and milk, stir and add 1/3 cup of lemon juice. Pour all over your head and massage it in. If you want to lighten your hair naturally while nourishing it, lay out in the sun with this in your hair. Killing two birds with one stone!
  • Cocoa powderIf you are a brunette and want to give you hair a little something extra in the color department, without all the nasty chemicals hair dyes come with, try using cocoa powder. A combination of cocoa powder, plain yogurt, honey and apple cider vinegar will give you a subterranean, richer brown color. 
  • Oh yeah, Purple Kool-Aid: Don’t worry blondes, I have a trick for you that avoids the chemical department as well. If you have brassy hair, rinse it out with grape flavored Kool-aid. Follow the instructions on the Kool-aid packet and drown your hairs in the purple goodness. Not just great for the taste buds but the locks too! A few Pinterest ladies have said that their hair has not gone purple and the brassiness in their hair disappeared.  
  • Aspirin and Baking Soda: With products, outside factors and different shampoos and conditioners, residue and product buildup can dull your hair. The cure is as unassuming as crushing an aspirin and adding it to shampoo. Once you have crushed the aspirin add a small amount of shampoo and lather your head. Apparently, the salicylic acid in aspirin helps remove buildup your hair gets from everyday doings and restores shine. You can do this every other two weeks. You can also try adding a tablespoon of baking soda to the shampoo as well. Lather and repeat as you would with the aspirin. 

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

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