I Love My Hair

I Love My Hair

How do you feel about your hair? Do you wish it was straighter, thicker, thinner, longer? How do your children feel about their hair? Do they wish they had ‘good hair’?  Where would they get that idea from? Help your children learn to accept what God has given them and let it be a benefit, not a hindrance. http://cleverlychanging.com/2011/02/book-review-i-love-my-hair-by-natasha-anatasia-tarpley/   Book Review: “I Love My…

Biracial Toddler Hair

Biracial Toddler Hair

  Q. I am looking for a few (affordable) products for my little girl’s hair and I’m really not sure where to start! I currently just use a conditioning spray and curl smoothing creme from Just For Me, but it’s not keeping her hair moisturized very long during the day. Is there a set of products that you could recommend from your shop, along with…

How to Wash Your Natural Hair: Hot or Cold?

How to Wash Your Natural Hair: Hot or Cold?

Have you thought about the best way to wash your hair? Do you wash it with hot or warm water? Has a hair dresser told you the best way to wash your hair? No. Usually we do things the way our parents or guardians have done and don’t stop to think about why.                                                                  Well, Susonnah Gonzalez has written an article on some tips on…

Q – I don’t have natural hair. Can I still use your products?

Q – I don’t have natural hair. Can I still use your products?

    A – I would think that you can. However, you can try a sample of any of our products and see how it works on your hair.  Essential Joy Natural Products [EJNP] Hair oils are made from natural oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, jojoba, etc., herbs and essentials oils. These oils are easily absorbed into the scalp and do…

White Lima Bean Stew

It’s a good idea to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. So, I bought a bag of large white Lima Beans. I haven’t eaten them in many years.   Usually I eat pinto beans, black eye peas, split peas, etc.  Looking at the www.allrecipes.com website, I found a recipe that is great!                                    Because I’ve adapted it, I call it White Lima Bean…

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

  Natural Hair should be healthy hair.  We need to use products free of additives. Those that are pure and simple go a long way to help maintain a healthy scalp and beautiful, manageable hair.   Healthy hair begins with restoring your scalps’ natural ph balance.  First you need to remove buildup from shampoos, conditioners, chemicals and other hair products. One way to achieve this…

Enjoy the Sun!

Enjoy the Sun!

              There has been a lot of confusion about the amount of time spent in the sun for fear of getting skin cancer. Science has shown for several years that we need the sun. Here are some of the benefits that we receive from the sun – ·       it boosts the immune system, ·       it alleviates pain from joints swollen by arthritis; ·       it…

A Quick Breakfast

A Quick Breakfast

Toasted Oats This quick breakfast is made with a popular natural food, oatmeal.  Oats are a very nutritious whole grain. They contain B vitamins, and are rich in iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Because of their therapeutic value, oats are recommended for the following situations: nervous system complaints, digestive disturbances, celiac disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis and hypertension.                 One Sunday morning, this summer,…

Lifestyle Tips for Your Skin

Our skin is our most important and largest organ of our body. The skin protects us in many ways – it breathes, excretes, provides immunity, etc. Because it is vital to our overall health, we can should take steps to keep it healthy. Here are some ideas – Don’t smoke – it reduces blood flow to the fingers by 24%. Watch your diet – the…

Drinking Water Benefits Your Health

Drinking Water Benefits Your Health

      Our body is approximately 75% water.  The brain and the lungs are also largely water. After eliminating water through the skin, lungs, bladder, etc. does our body have enough left to operate efficiently?             Most people are unaware that they are dehydrated ‘resulting in premature aging, stress on kidneys, arthritis and a host of other health problems.’ Amazing Health Facts, p. 19. Signs of…