SURF – A Natural Texturizing Sea Salt Spray for Hair

Sea Salt Spray

I love sea salt texturizing sprays! They give my hair that little bit of dirty, right off the beach look. A perfect combination of messy, wind blown to perfection, textured waves that would take me forever to achieve at home. I don’t live near a beach and I don’t have a lot of time or patience to work on my hair so I made my own sea salt spray to achieve this look with out the work or the beach.

I wanted to make a spray that was only slightly tacky to the touch as a few store boughts made my hair too stiff and a little unruly for my taste. I play with my hair a lot so it was important to achieve softness along with that slight grit/hold that comes from the sea salt and aloe.

I added organic coconut oil, Brazilian tangerine, and vanilla to give it a soft, exotic, summer scent. I love the smell of coconut oil and as a bonus it’s good for your hair. It can minimize split ends, reduce protein loss, and hair loss! Coconut oil easily penetrates into the hair shaft keeping it moisturized and giving it shine. Tangerine and Vanilla may not have health benefits to hair but they will make it smell amazing and that is enough for me!

Visit my SHOP to buy a bottle for yourself!

Gluten-Free French Toast

French Toast Final

We’ve transitioned our 2 year old Jack to a gluten-Free diet. If you don’t know what this means …

We avoid giving him foods that contain the gluten protein commonly found in grains (and SO many other unexpected places!) like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. What this really means is that Jack cannot eat delicious foods like traditional semolina pasta and flour bread (YIKES!). Both items were staples in our house so the thought of this transition was stressful at first but with so many gluten-free alternatives available it hasn’t been that difficult. There are gluten-free versions of pasta like edamame, brown rice, and quinoa. Gluten-free bread has also been an easy trade off. It comes in so many flavors, like whole wheat, cinnamon raisin, deli style, multigrain, and original.

This french toast recipe was made with Udi’s whole wheat bread but I bet Cinnamon Raisin would be delicious too!

YIELD: 4 slices

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices gluten-free bread
  • 2 cups organic whole milk
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1.5 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • organic cane sugar
  • coconut oil spray

PREPERATION:

In a large shallow bowl, combine milk, egg, and vanilla. Beat with a whisk to combine all ingredients. Place bread into the mixture and allow it to absorb the liquid.

French Toast Mix

Coat shallow pan with coconut oil spray to avoid sticking. Over medium-low heat, carefully transfer moist bread (allow excess to drip off) to the pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and cane sugar. Let it cook for 3 minutes then flip over. Sprinkle this side with cinnamon and sugar and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

French Toast Pan

Serve with fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, jam…anything that you would like.

How to Remove Polyurethane from Hands

While working on a project table for my kitchen, I got Polyurethane on my hands. It doesn’t wash off with soap and water, not even with an abrasive like salt. The trick to removing Polyurethane is to use OIL. I rubbed coconut oil on my hands before washing them with soap and water and it worked! You can use vegetable, olive, or any kind that you have laying around the kitchen.