They say the eyes are the window to your soul – and for good reason. Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and got an intuitive feeling about that person? If they’re kind, if they are angry, sad, happy…. The eyes share what the rest of our body has been trained by society not to. Shakira says that “hips don’t lie” but Bobbie-jo says “eyes don’t lie” 🙂 – you simply have to know how to read them. As a psychotherapist, I have been trained to do a lot of body language detecting.
As the Mason-Dixon DIY Diva, I want to help you keep those eyes and the rest of your body as healthy as possible by avoiding the junk in typical cosmetics that have a lot of controversy and debatable ingredients around them. Without naming names or companies, I will share about one I recently saw on the news, where Asbestos was reportedly found in makeup for kids. The report went so far as to say that if kids continued to use that makeup, they could be facing serious health problems (actually the researcher said death) by the ages of 30 and 40. Wow. Now that’s a problem.
So what I do in my DIY segments on TV, my blog, and at my local and international classes online, is show people how to make thier own natural products.
In the latest T.V. segment, I was asked to show how to make a natural makeup. So of course I went with the eyes- the window to the soul. ❤
Here is the recipe that I use when making my own Natural Eyeliner/Mascara.
I personally use ingredients in my natural DIY products that are organic, non-GMO and as close to toxin-free as physically possible 🙂
3/4 tsp Beeswax
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Shea Butter
2 tsp Aloe Vera gel
*Melt ingredients with a double boiler slowly under low heat (caution: heat means hot. So be sure to keep away from children, pets, yourself etc). Once liquified, add 1/4tsp activated charcoal. Blend gently. If you want to use as a mascara, add to an empty, new tube using a funnel. To use as an eyeliner, add to container and use an eyeliner brush to apply.
**as always, use at your own risk and don’t get it in your eyes. **
Have a great Sunday you all!! 💙 If you like this recipe and found this blog helpful, share it with your friends. We can live healthier- together 🙂
Hey guys!! Thanks for watching today and Thank you for having me again, Daytime Blue Ridge! You all are AWESOME!!
You want to see the show?? Who wants the recipe??? This stuff works GREAT and is GOOD FOR YOU- oh, and super affordable – oh and – you should definitely come make more organic non-GMO stuff with us if you’re in the area! And if you’re not- I’m just as cute on Facebook Live!!! 😂😂😂😂❤❤❤ ❤❤
Ok so here’s a story for you guys! I have not been to an ABC Store much in my life. I’m just not much for drinking alcohol. Pass me a coffee any day! Double Espresso with Cream? Sold! However, I came across a recipe for a hand sanitizer that required Vodka. So I rolled into the parking lot in my Mom. Van, wearing what I can only hope aren’t Mom Jeans, and tried to pretend that I knew what I was doing and in there 😂 Some guys next to me- guessing they are college kids- were talking about how the bigger the bottle of alcohol, the better their time would be… (*Eye Roll*)And I was all “Mom at the ABC Store” thinking, ok which one of these bottles is cheapest? All they all made the same? Are there any organic? Non-GMO? Where’s the ingredient list? 😂
Anyway I get to the register with my little bottle of Vodka (I only needed a few tablespoons after all) and the “good time” guys are coming up behind me with their wheelbarrel load of whiskey. I am getting out my money and patiently waiting to get asked for my ID. The older gentleman ringing me out made small talk about soda taxes and beer and NEVER ASKED FOR MY ID. I mean come on, girl’s still got it!!! …. Right? ….. And that’s when this whole thing hit me and I had a run in with reality: I really DO drive a Mom Van, these probably ARE Mom Jeans, and yes, this Vodka truly IS being used for a hand sanitizer recipe. So….when was *that moment* for you? I would love to hear about it! Maybe we can share our stories and laugh because yeah, obviously, we still got it 😉
Have you ever started something in your life, not really sure where it would go, and then you look back awhile later and think, WOW!! Didn’t see that coming… Well, that is me with DIY classes. I started teaching them in March of 2016, and had no idea that in a little over a year’s time I would have to start LIMITING the number of participants per class. WOW! My goal in doing these classes and starting my DIY business is to help you all make choices NOW that the FUTURE YOU is going to be soooo grateful for. I’ve done the research. I know what is out there. And it’s junk. I hate the thought of people putting today’s every day products on and in their bodies, so I transitioned a bit from my career as a psychotherapist and started branching out and showing people how to empower themselves in their health. There is such a HUGE mind-body connection. Did you know that your everyday choices have a strong effect on your mind and body? And did you also know that we make THOUSANDS of such choices everyday???
THAT IS WHY I TEACH THESE CLASSES. ❤
Thanks to you all for loving these classes (seriously- thank you!!!)!! I have been adding on more classes and now I have set up event links for purchasing tickets for what you want to make at the classes. When the classes get really big, I miss out on an element that I sincerely LOVE- getting to know YOU. With big class sizes, I am so busy “behind the scenes” making sure that things run smoothly so people can have fun and take home an amazing product, but I miss out on getting to interact with you all.
You will see now that all the classes will have links where you will be purchasing your products to make on Eventbrite. It is a site I have used many times for ordering in the past so I know it has a good reputation. This is going to help us streamline the getting started process at our events and will cut down on long lines 🙂 Simply show your ticket to the person at the door and they will give you the items you need for the class. There are limited quantities of tickets for each class and when they are gone, they’re gone. If you miss a class, message me on my FB page called “Bobbie-jo” and request it-I will see what I can do!
Here is the link for our class this Saturday- Deodorants and Bath Bombs at 2pm-4pm. 8115 Williamson Road Roanoke VA. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Thanks guys! Excited to get together with you all soon! ❤
A friend contacted me yesterday and said, “Bobbie-jo, what do you have for skin tags?” My memory came flooding back- before I was the DIY Diva, I was (and still am by licenses and degrees) a psychotherapist. Well, there used to be a skin tag right where my necklaces would fall and remember how much it would IRRITATE me during sessions. So I realized IT HAD TO GO. But I didn’t want nasty chemicals infiltrating my body for those gross “skin tag removers” they sell at the store! So I did some research, bought a bottle of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (I recommend Bragg’s because it has ‘the mother’) and began taking dabbing the spot with a cotton ball dipped in ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) a few times per day (I literally kept my little soaked cotton ball in a container that I could easily grab). Do you know what? That thing turned red, then it turned black and then it was GONE!!! It NEVER grew back and there is NO mark where it once was. (See pic below- NO SKIN TAG! WOOO!!!). Natural Alternatives For The Win!
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Hey guys! Thank you all for your sweet support on my WSLS10 DIY Show!! If you are wanting more info on the Bug Spray, just send me a message on my “Bobbie-jo” FB page 🙂 I am working on something that is rather spectacular for our next DIY together on August 11, 2017 so set your phone notifications because you’re not going to want to miss this one!!! ❤
Ok guys! The votes are in and a winner has been chosen at random- tune into WSLS10 tomorrow (July 7th) at 11am EST to watch Live and find out if YOU won!!! You will also discover what we’re making- and let me tell you, it’s something you are going to NEED ASAP!!! Send me your comments or questions- but I only want the nice ones. 😉 Here are our upcoming classes:
Homemade Soap Making Class: July 22nd at 2pm-4pm at 8115 Williamson Road Roanoke VA
DIY Deodorant & Bath Bombs: July 22nd at 2pm-4pm at 8115 Williamson Road Roanoke VA