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Summer weather has the tendency to leave thick, curly hair begging for moisture. Your skin will likely be in need of nourishment as well after house in the sun. These beneficial oils from natural sources have vitamins emollient properties that will not only keep your hair looking great this summer, but will moisturize your skin to showcase your sun-kissed glow as well.

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Make Your Own Fragrant Body Sprays

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When you think of summer, chances are a few pleasant scents come to mind. Tropical flowers, citrus fruits, berries, and the beach are all indicative of the sunniest time of the year. While the stores are stocked with perfumes or body mists that are perfect for summer, you can customize your seasonal scent by making your own body spray. A few ingredients will make your body spray completely tailored, and the essential oils you choose for the body spray will make the scent you’ve created completely personal.

Purchase a small (8oz) spray bottle, along with a bottle of distilled water and witch hazel. Pour water into the spray bottle until it’s nearly full. Then add about a tablespoon of witch hazel, and 30 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Shake up the mixture and let it sit overnight, and use it the same way you would use your favorite perfume. You can also use a sprig of fresh herbs in the mixture to brighten up the scent.

Simple, right? If you’re not sure which essential oils would work best in your body spray, here are a few suggestions for customizing your fragrance:

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Pedicure Tips

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Summer is all about sandals and flip-flops (well, the cute ones, anyway). That means your toes should be in tip-top condition as you’re strolling the beach, going to a cookout, or wearing open-toe heels with your work attire. These all-natural ingredients are great for your home pedicure, and can be used all times of the year, but are especially beneficial during the sunnier months when you want your skin to be especially glistening.

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Goddess Chain Headwrap

We accessorize our outfits with shoes, handbags and jewels so why not do the same for our hair. How many times have we had a bad hair day during the workweek or received a god awful haircut that will take at least two months to grow out? Hair accessories can be your best friend and become the answer to those bad hair days or even good hair days. Just as much as earrings or a bracelet can complete an outfit, a snazzy headband or jewel-embellished hair clip can be just the accessory you need to add a little umph to your hairstyle. Whether your hair is long or short we found some of the coolest and cutest hair accessories that your hair will thank you for.

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