V Is For Vlog!

My YouTube channel is up and running! I’m in the process of creating some DIY videos for you! I currently only have hoop practice videos posted. If you’d like to check me out, come by and show some love!



Gorgeous Hair Is The Best Revenge

• African Black Soap (Benefits: versatile, affordable, natural, strengthens hair, absorbs moisture from the air and deposits it into hair, softens, eliminates stubborn oil and dirt, increased UV protection, prevents and heals dandruff, creates shine)
• Baking Soda & Water
• Apple Cider Vinegar

• Apple Cider Vinegar (great for detangling)
• Avocado (calms frizz)
• Beer (adds body to limp hair)
• Egg (whites only to treat oily hair, yolk only to add moisture, both for conditioning)
• Yogurt (to treat dull hair)
• Honey (to treat dry or sun-damaged hair)
• Chamomile Tea (to add shine)
• Coconut Oil (deep conditioner)

To combat grease, sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on roots and comb through.

To combat fly-always, rub a TINY amount of coconut or olive oil through hair.

To combat itch, massage scalp with fresh lemon juice and water. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo.

To darken, use henna or make a paste out of apple cider vinegar and cocoa powder (for brown hair) or beet root powder (for red hair). Saturate entire head with henna or paste before bed, throw a plastic cap on and go to sleep. Wake up and rinse well! Hold off on shampooing your hair for as long as you can stand it. Repeat as often as necessary to get desired color.

To lighten, mix together honey, baking soda, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and peroxide. Apply to areas you want lightened and leave on for at least 45 minutes, preferably while sitting in the sun. Rinse well and repeat every few days until you get your desired color.

To ombré, mix 1 part peroxide to 1 part water in a spray bottle. Spray ends of hair. Let sit for 40 minutes. Rinse well.

Got any tips you’d like to share? Any experience with the above mentioned? Share here!

Pumpkin Face Mask: A Fall Favorite

What you need
• Leftover pumpkin purée (not from a can)
• Raw honey
• Organic heavy cream or milk

What you do
Mix all ingredients together using your preferred measurements. Go into your bathroom. Get naked! Comb or brush any tangles out of your hair. Apply pumpkin mixture all over your body, including your head. Let pumpkin mask sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing off.

What do you do with leftover pumpkin?


Caramel Apple Cider: A Fall Favorite

What you need
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream
• 4 tbsp butter
• 1/2 tsp salt
• scrapings of 3 vanilla beans
• lots of Macintosh apples!
• cloves
• ginger, peeled and grated
• nutmeg
• cinnamon sticks
• cheesecloth
• a good blender
• a big pot
• a saucepan
• an airtight jar

What you do
Mix brown sugar, cream, butter, salt, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly but gently until your caramel sauce gets thicker, 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat, cool slightly and pour sauce into an airtight jar. Refrigerate until cold. Wash apples thoroughly then core them. Purée your apples until you get a fine pulp. Strain and squeeze pulp over a pot using cheesecloth until your pot is filled with apple juice. Heat your juice over medium-low heat. Add cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks then stir well. Once you get a rolling boil, lower heat, cover, and allow juice to cook and marinate in the spices for as long as you’d like. Your house will smell amazing now. When you’re almost ready to turn off heat, add caramel sauce and mix well. Once caramel is dissolved into the cider, you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!

How do you make apple cider?

Creamy “Leftover” Soup

I co-hosted a BBQ last weekend and ended up taking all of the leftovers home. There was a huge platter of broccoli, cauliflower, green onion, and carrots among the castaways, so today I chose to make a soup out of them!

This is what I did:
I rinsed the vegetables well, then chopped up some garlic. I sautéed the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, and green onion in olive oil, sea salt, fresh black pepper, and thyme. Next, I transferred my sautéed veggies to my blender, added my homemade chicken broth, and blended everything for about 3 minutes. When done, I poured the soup into a bowl. That’s it!

It’s really easy to turn unwanted leftovers into something desirable. All you need is a little imagination or a cookbook!

Do you have tips you’d like to share? Share them here!


Quick Tips To You From Me!

I’ve been on a hiatus, and for that I’m sorry. I thought I’d quickly share some tips with you so that you know I haven’t forgotten about you!

Tip 1
Got ants? Squeeze fresh lemon juice along your baseboards and any other areas ants may sneak through, then sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Let sit for as long as you can stand (without making you crazy) then wipe clean with a towel, hot water, and liquid Castile soap.

Tip 2
Pour 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 part distilled water in a bottle and shake well. Use this as a toner for your face or freshly shaven areas. You can also use this on your scalp and hair in place of shampoo and conditioner!

Tip 3
Lubricate your bike chains with olive oil. You already have some in your kitchen, use it up!

I’m on my way to Transcendence Festival to teach a DIY workshop and a hoopdance workshop and will be back next week. I promise to share more with you then!

Do you have some tips for me? I’d love to read them!


DIY Tooth Powder

What you need
• Bentonite Clay
• Xylitol
• Activated Charcoal
• Calcium Magnesium Powder

What you do
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to an airtight container. *I use 1 tsp of each ingredient.* When ready to brush, pour a little bit of the powder into your palm and dip toothbrush in. Brush teeth, gums, cheeks, roof, and tongue for 2-3 minutes. *I practice oil pulling every morning. That combined with brushing with this tooth powder has dramatically improved the health of my mouth.*

Please share your tooth powder recipes and experience! What works for you and what doesn’t?