Saturday, March 30, 2013


Hello Curlies!

My favorite time of the year has arrived and I get to do one of the things I enjoy the most...GARDENING!

I enjoy my garden so very much it is one of the most relaxing things for me. I love using bright and vibrant colors, watching them grow to be their fullest, and being out there with nature.

Did you know there are a wealth of other benefits to gardening, besides it is so darn pretty. Gardening helps fight depression, it teaches you patience, it brings out your creativity, and It's great exercise just think of all the squats your doing while gardening,  and stretching. when gardening your moving in such ways that you are doing your body good by simply planting something so beautiful.

It said that by simply looking at nature helps in reducing stress. Web MD says:

      "Looking at nature, , can aid recovery from stress as measured by changes in brain electrical activity, muscle tension, respiration, and shifts in emotional states, all of which may be linked to better immune function."

It can also help in a healthier, and better way of eating.  It seems when you grow your own food you tend to choose a healthier way of eating.  Can you imagine how much money you save by growing your own veggie, or herb garden. This is a great addition especially for those who have a large family.

Gardening can also help to heal the mind by interacting with nature, and is so very peaceful.  And last but not least it helps in building relationships. This I know to be true every year while doing my gardening it has sparked up many conversations with my neighbors. It has even encouraged some of my neighbors to give it a go at gardening.

There are so many ideas in gardening and landscaping to make your garden your very own , to put your personal touch on your garden  setting it aside from others.

A few things I've tried in gardening is to add  a bit of landscaping. I've done stones, different color mulch,  I normally try to change it each year. I do a different color flower, and or different landscaping. Including investing in perennial flowers, those who return yearly. I love these as they are also money savers.

Personally I enjoy flowering  gardens. However I am considering at some point perhaps starting a veggie and herbal garden.

OK, that's it for me today lovelies, I started my gardening yesterday for this year,  off to do more! . You Ladies have a fabulous day and weekend!


Friday, March 29, 2013


Hello Curlies!

The wonders of herbs are of many.  They are not only beneficial for our bodies, but excellent for our hair as well.  Below I will list a few that has been proven to help in many area's of hair growth, as well as other areas for healthy hair.

Burdock Root
Kelp ( helps in strengthening the roots of our hair)
Birch Bark
Watercress ( helps to thicken our hair)

You can use these herbs many different ways such as infusing them into your favorite carrier oil, as a hair spritz mixed with a little water, aloe vera juice or both, or as a hair rinse.

To find these herbs, visit your local health food store, the supermarket, grow them yourselves or check here for a few online stores that may carry many of the Herbs listed above:

Bulk Herb Store

Texas Natural Supply

Star West Bontanicals

Mountain Rose Herbs

Thanks for stopping by Ladies, take care. And Remember to stay positive, naturally healthy and fabulous!


Thursday, March 28, 2013


I will no longer make excuses for why I can’t be my BIGGEST self.

I will no longer cling to old ways of thinking and being that sabotage my abilities to harness my power.

I will see fear and anger and darkness as opportunities for healing and enlightenment.

I’m choosing self-realization, examining the hard stuff, living inside generosity and striving for mastery.


Hello Curlies!

Today I bring you the second edition of battle of the butters. We have some up and coming contenders. And some who has been knocked to the back  and are of the bottom of the contenders.

Those who were in the Running:

Karens Body Beautiful
Beauty Boss 101
Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream
Butter Love

Naturalee Hair Care
Olive & Jojoba Buttercream
Mango Vanilla Hair Butter

Hair and body butter ( awaiting arrival)

b.a.s.k. ( review forthcoming)
Palm Tapioca Deluxe Hair Cream
Java Bean & Honey Hair Balm
Sevenfold Butter Blend

Marula- Muru Moisture Guru
Fluffalicious Curl Nutritious

Curl Boost Butter ( review forthcoming)

Currently the leading contenders are : ( based off of   ingredients, extended moisture, shine, softness, lack of product buildup,  and compatibility with other product lines.)



Naturalee Hair Care


Karens Body Beautiful

Let me add that this is a veeeery close match. Actually they are running neck and neck. And there are no losers here ( I don't believe in that ). This is simply based off of the preference of my hair. Many that are repurchases and  must haves in my rotation.

These ladies are doing there thing producing quality products for the curlie girls. I am very excited and happy for them all. It is inspiring to see women rising to the top , whether you are  a stay at home mother and wife, single, married , working out of the home, etc.

I have been inspired by many. To find and tap into my passions that I've had tucked away for so long. Thank you ladies! please continue to bring us Fabulous products! and inspiring drive!

Stay tuned for further additions, reviews and rising contenders in "Battle of the Butters" . As well as battles of the "pomades" and "Gels", all forthcoming.

As always thanks a bunch for stopping by ladies, take care. And remember to stay positive, naturally healthy , and fabulous!


***Disclaimer, please note I am not in any way affiliated with any of the aforementioned companies mention above.  Nor was I paid to mention any of them in this post. This is my honest opinion, thoughts and experiences with these products. I brought these product's with my very on money as well as other products I mention here @ AuNaturale. Unless otherwise stated***
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


 Do the things you use to talk about doing but never did.  Know when to let go and when to hold on tight.  Stop rushing.  Don't be intimidated to say it like it is.  Stop apologizing all the time.  Learn to say no,  so your yes has some oomph.  Spend time with your friends who lift you up , and cut loose the ones who bring you down.  Stop giving your power away.  Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting.  Be old enough to appreciate your freedom.  and young enough to enjoy it. Finally, know who you are.

-Kristin Armstrong

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Hello Ladies!

I am looking to purchase a few really good books. I like motivational, self help , personal growth,  Anything good and  positive. Things of benefit and things that I can apply in my life. 

I try in doing my very best to think before doing much of anything will this benefit me. I follow this with my reading's as well.

So do share,  what are you ladies reading?  do any of you ladies have any recommendations ?


~ LOVE ~

What we reach for may be different, but what makes us reach is the same.

~ DOPE! ~


Monday, March 25, 2013


Hello Curlies!

 I hope each and everyone of you had a great , yet productive weekend.

As I have shared in a previous post , I currently have a serious love for butters, and buttercreames.  Early on in my natural hair journey, I had trouble trying to figure out if they fit in my regimen , or whether my hair  liked butters. Well, I have sinced learned the correct way to use them, thus finding that my hair ...LOVES THEM! .

There are soooooo many great natural butters on the market today, and there are a  plethora of natural hair line's using a mixture of butters in their products. So lets talk about a few.

Aloe Vera Butter:

Is an extraction of healing aloe gel into coconut oil so that it can be used like a butter. It's said that this butter melts on contact with the skin. Which may mean it absorbs well into the hair.  Also having  the wonderful healing properties of aloe.

Cocoa Butter:

Theobroma cacao, a prime pressed creamy yellow butter from the seed of the Cacao Tree, has the distinct aroma of chocolate.  Cocoa butter easily absorbs into the hair and imparts sheen. It locks in moisture and helps protect the hair shaft.  Cocoa butter contains a whole host of nutrients including protein, potassium, calcium, vitamins, magnesium and copper. It is a good hair moisturizer; it is very effective against dry, itchy scalp. The beauty about this butter is that it restores moisture without clogging the pores on your scalp and due to its fatty content and high nutrition; cocoa butter stimulates the growth of hair follicles, which makes it a key ingredient in some hair loss applications. Additionally, it increases hair flexibility and like Castor oil it increases hair thickness. Cocoa butter is very good at protecting hair from chemical and chlorine damage. Hard water with high amounts of chlorine can damage hair, cocoa butter when applied to hair before shampoo, or swimming in a pool can act as a very effective barrier.

IIIipe Butter:

Is obtained from the nuts of a magnificent tree that grows in the forests of Borneo. Illipe Butter is very similar to cocoa butter. And is great for dry and or over processed  hair. This butter is very hard in texture and is probably best whipped , perhaps with another butter.

Kokum Butter:

A highly prized butter obtained from a tree in India, is non-comedogenic, high in vitamin E, and rich in essential fatty acids. This butter is said to be great for the skin, as well as the hair. Kokum butter is similar to cocoa butter in its moisturizing benefits.

Mango Butter:

 Is a gentle butter obtained from the fruit kernels of the Mango tree.  Mango butter replaces moisture, adds softness, elasticity and shine to our hair.Mango butter possesses similar qualities to cocoa butter and Shea butter in the way of consistency and benefits, however it contains higher levels of fatty acid making it a more intensive moisturizer. Lack of moisture in the hair can result in weak, brittle hair and in turn leads to breakage

What I have realized lately is that my hair really appreciates, Cocoa Butter, and Mango butter over Shea butter. I can definitely say when these two butters are in my products I get , soft, hydrated  hair with lots of shine.

Thanks for stopping by,  Take care. And remember to stay positive, and naturally healthy and fabulous!


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Hello Lovelies!

There has been many discussions, and views on natural hair. With that there are some that feel natural hair is sexy, then there are those who feel natural hair is not sexy at all.

Here are some views of men I found in the way of sexy hair, and their thoughts on it being sexy. But First I will share the view of a man I know personally:

Do I think Natural hair is sexy? ...Absolutely!. There is nothing better than a women's natural beauty that the creator has endowed upon her.  Not to mention natural hair looks better than weave or chemically treated hair ( i.e relaxed). It feels better, its softer, and smells good. Additionally it's healthier for you.

M. laing, 48 

There are other opinions I've found from men:

I like natural hair because it's fluffy, also because it seems more honest. Thinking its harder to maintain Natural hair, so I assume the women is a hard worker, and that's attractive to me.

Love that she can change her hair from long, to a bun, to curls. Sexy.

There is nothing more attractive than a black women who is proud of her hair and let's it show regardless of what society may say or think.

It takes a little more effort to manage that hairstyle ( natural) and it gives an exotic look. In my opinion it shows that she cares about herself and the way she looks.

Yes! I love natural hair on women, Afro, Locs, Curls, the whole gambit. There's something so reassuring about a women comfortable with her natural textured hair.

I think natural hair is very sexy... I think it's because it shows you and who you are ( not behind a mask) it gives you a chance to showcase who you are as a person.

I think it shows the natural beauty of a women. It tells me that the women is is sexy in her own skin ( hair).

I like the Afro form of natural hair, because it reminds me of the retro classy look.

I love these comments these fellas gave. And couldn't agree more . If I'd say so myself! (smiles)

OK, ladies what about you. Do you think natural hair is sexy. And do you feel sexy, adoring your Natural ?

OK, I'll start....heck yes! (lol)

Thanks for stopping by, take care. And remember to stay positive, naturally healthy, and fabulous!


Friday, March 22, 2013


Happy Frugal Friday Ladies!

Today I bring you 3 great ways to clean and sanitize your toilet. They are easy, simple, toxic free, effective and frugal. So let's get started:


This  is an antibacterial spray. To be used on the general surface of your toilet. Toilet seat ,etc For this you will need.

1 clean and empty spray bottle
2 Cups of Water
1/4 Cup liquid castle soap
1 Tablespoon of tea tree essential oil
10 drops of eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil
*** tea tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint all hold antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.***


Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well. Spray on toilet surfaces, allow it to sit for a minute or two or as long as you like.  Wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge.


This one is great for those toilet bowls that have a ring around them. One's that may be difficult to remove without using a chemical of some type. I use this not because of having a toilet ring, but because its effective in doing a great job in cleaning the toilet. 

You can do this recipe just before going to bed,when your sure no one in the house will be using the bathroom. By the morning even the toughest of stains will be gone!

You will need:

1 clean and empty container or bottle
1 cup of borax
1 cup of vinegar
10 drops of pine or Lavender essential oil
5 drops of lemon or lime essential oil

*** Pine holds- antibiotic, and antibacterial properties.
       lavender, and lemon  holds- antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
       Lime holds- antibiotic, and antibacterial properties.***


Simply combine all ingredients in a plastic container or bottle, and pour all at once into your toilet bowl.  Allow to sit overnight, upon waking give your toilet bowl a good scrub. Then flush.



1 clean and empty container
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of white vinegar
10 drops of tea tree essential oil

*** tea tree holds- antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. ***


Combine all ingredients. Just add to the bowl, allow mixture to sit for a minute or two, or as long as you like.  Swipe with a brush, and your done.

 All 3 of these recipes are great!. Ones that I use and will continue to use in my bathroom's.

Thanks for stopping by, take care. And remember to stay positive, and naturally healthy and fabulous!


*** Because this recipe calls for the use of Essential oils , please use caution and safety. Its recommended while handling essential oils to wear gloves, Should any of the oils get on your skin. Wash your hands with soap and water , immediately. ***


You may not be the prettiest or the smartest but one thing you CAN be is the best dressed. That'll get'em  everytime.

Myleik Teele @ myleik

So true...Love this!

Thursday, March 21, 2013



Hello Ladies!

Today I bring you a review on As I am co wash and cleansing pudding. This seems to be a pretty popular line for lots of naturals. I can not speak for the other products in this line. But the two I will be speaking of today, are pretty good. So let's get right in to it:

AS I AM CLEANSING PUDDING Sulfate-Free Moisturizing Cleanser  

The Price: $10.50 /8oz and $18.00 /16oz 

The Claim:

Provides a soothing Scalp treatment as it cleanses. Helps support healthy hair and growth. A rich sulfate-free creamy moisturizing beauty bath for your hair! Contains a special blend of natural ingredients, including saw palmetto and phytosterols, that helps to eliminate DHT build-up from the scalp, and promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level.


Cleanses hair of residue and product build-up
Moisturizes as it cleanses
Rids scalp of excess sebum, environmental impurities and shedding scalp debris
Provides a soothing scalp treatment
Helps promote a healthy environment for hair growth

 Key Ingredients: Tangerine, Aloe Vera, Castor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol², C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol², Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerin¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ¹, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Poyquaternium-10, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene.
Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut.


Wet hair thoroughly.
Rub a liberal amount within palms and distribute throughout hair.
Lather product through hair and massage into scalp.
Carefully detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb.
Leave on 3-5 minutes in order to eliminate shedding scalp debris.
Rinse well.
Repeat only if necessary to remove excessive product build up.


This cleanser has a thick creamy texture, and smells great. It delivers on it's claims. After using this product in my hair, my hair is left feeling cleaned and moisturized. My hair does not feel strip, it feels soft. I feel that this product also does a terrific job at cleansing my scalp as well as my hair. However, I would not use this product daily. For fear of it being to much on my hair strands.

However, if your looking for a product with a lather, you will not find it in this product. There is no lather in this product , but delivers great results and an amazing slip factor.

Another great thing is the price, its very reasonable and can be found on the ground at my local Sally's Beauty supply. The ingredients aren't bad either. One jar will last me for sometime , I am not a shampoo every week natural . I may co wash for 2 weeks then shampoo. Or Shampoo once a month, it all depends. I normally listen to my hair, keeping stock of the products I used on my hair that week.

Will I repurchase yes indeed. This will be a staple in my routine.


The Price: $8.00/16oz

The Claim:

Enjoy a Fresh new start. Remove Product Residue. Preserve Moisture.You already know it and your hair can feel it! Cowashing is the way to cleanse your hair most of the time. This light no-suds conditioning cream gently removes residue including all of the things you've used to style and maintain your coils and curls. Now it's time for a sparkling new beginning. This cowash is different from any other because it contains a special blend of natural ingredients that work to promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level.


Spreads easily throughout hair
Gently cleanses hair and scalp
Maintains moisture, adds more moisture and helps hair retain moisture until your next cleanse.
Makes detangling a breeze
Rinses easily from hair.
Helps promote a healthy environment for hair growth
Gentle enough for daily use. Safe for color-treated hair


Key Ingredients: Tangerine, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil², Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone.
Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut


Wet hair thoroughly
Rub a liberal amount within palms and distribute throughout hair
Work product through hair and massage scalp with fingertips as you would a conventional shampoo
Carefully detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb
Rinse well
Repeat only if necessary to remove excessive product build up or for further scalp cleansing.
Follow with conditioning. Use either As I Am® Hydration Elation® Intensive Conditioning Treatment or As I Am® Leave-In Conditioner.


This product is thick and creamy in texture, has a great scent. This is a great co wash,  I feel this product delivers on it's claims. Leaving my hair feeling very soft, clean and moisturized. I have used this once a week, and more then once a week and I've found the results to be consistent.

I love that this is super reasonable, and can be found on the ground at my local Sally's Beauty Supply.

Will I repurchase..yes indeed. This will also be a staple in my regimen.

To find out more about this line or to purchase from either of the sites listed below online check here:

As I am

As always stop  thanks for stopping by, take care. And Remember to stay Positive, Naturally Healthy, and Fabulous!


***Disclaimer, please note I am in any way affiliated with this company, nor was I paid to do this review. This is my honest opinion, thoughts and experiences with these products. I brought this product with my very on money as well as other products I review here @ AuNaturale. Unless otherwise stated***
Thank you.



Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Hello My Curlie Friends!

First  lets talk her hair in the picture above is it Sharp or what!...Okay stay focused Zainab, stay focused. 

 I have yet another sale announcement for you ladies!. This is from one of my all time favorite companies ( I currently have 3 )...SOULTANICALS! .  So for all of you naturals who may want to try out their products, Now may be a good time ( I understand everyone is not a product lover like me , LOL).  So here are the deets:

They Say:


We couldn't be happier ! Get your mane Right this spring with Soultanicals goodies designed to pamper, nourish, & healthifiy  ( is that a word) your tresses . Until March 25th, we will be offering FREE shipping ( on orders over $40), a free sample ( surprise, surprise) and 30% OFF. Use code springishair to redeem! Happy Spring!


They include: 

Lemme Upgrade Ya!

All you need in this life of coils, is you and your BFF (Best Follicular Friend) -Knot Sauce, Coil DetAngler. Now in 16 oz size!!!! @ $22.00

Me , Zainab: The 22 0z size is sooo worth it! this product is one of the best leave-ins ( I use it for a leave in, per the bottle) EVER!. The bomb dot comb. Moisture for days!!!

To check out more from this line click here Soultanicals  She also has skin care. And a line for our little Curlies coming soon.



Hello Curlies!

With Springs arrival, there are some naturals who ditch certain products and do sort of a spring cleaning of products.  Therefore incorporarting  certain products during the colder months thus excluding other products during the warming weather.

Butters and creams , has been one of those products I notice lot's of Curlies turn in due to the weather warming up. I on the other hand do not do so. When buying my products particularly speaking butters and creams  my intent is to use them year round.

Although, I love my butters and creams some of them can be a bit pricey, but worth it for the health of my hair strands. With that being said, Is it wasteful to have a stash of products from one season to another ?

Some curlies feel it's only needed to use butters and creams in the winter due to the air being drier. Then there are some who continuously use butters and creams but opt for the lighter versions. While other's  feel the need to be a bit cautious when applying butters and creams in the warmer months due to the sun rays being stronger, for fear of their hair becoming fried.

 Share  Curlies, are you a seasonal product lover, Do you find it wasteful to buy products for a particular season?  or are you a year round  product user ?

Thanks for stopping by Curlies, take care. And Remember to stay  positive, Naturally Healthy, and Fabulous!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

~ 20 & 25 % OFF SALES GOING ON NOW !!! ~

Hello Friends!

Just wanted to share 2 sales going on now :







Hi Curlies!

Boy do I have a powerhouse of a mix to share with you today! OK, lets get right into it.  This powerhouse is "Erin's Super Green Drink Mix". This mix is loaded with 28 different herbs,..28! below I will share a few of them. To get the full list visit here Erin's Super Green Drink Mix

Which Contains:

ALFALFA POWDER: Contains vitamins A, D, F, K, and 8 essential amino acids. Also a good source of chlorophyll. Rich in Calcium.

BARLEY GRASS POWDER: High in Vitamin B and has a significant amount of potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium.

BEET ROOT POWDER: Can help with joint pain and stiffness and can help with depression.

BILBERRY FRUIT POWDER: High source of antioxidants which help ward off cancer and disease. Extremely good for your eyes.

BURDOCK ROOT POWDER: Good for mercury detox and blood purifying. Also, really good for people with skin problems like eczema or psoriasis.

CHAMOMILE FLOWER POWDER: Rich in niacin, magnesium, and essential fatty acids. Good for calming nerves and for drug withdrawal.

DANDELION LEAF POWDER: High in chlorophyll and is a good blood purifier.

FENNEL SEED POWDER: A catalyst for all other herbs and can improve circulation.

GINKO POWDER: Good brain food. Can help memory function.

ELEUTHERO POWDER: Helps with energy, vitality, and immune system enhancement.

HAWTHORN BERRY POWDER: Good for circulation and heart health.

KELP POWDER: High amount of trace minerals.

LEMON AND ORANGE PEEL POWDER: High in vitamin C which helps with immune system function.

LEMON AND ORANGE PEEL POWDER: High in vitamin C which helps with immune system function.

OAT STRAW POWDER: Contains a large quantity of vitamin B complex and vitamin A which helps build strong nerve function and helps with skin problems.

OLIVE LEAF POWDER: A great anti-inflammatory and a natural antibiotic.

PASSION FLOWER POWDER: Helps with relaxing your nerves, insomnia, and pain.

ROSE HIPS POWDER: High in vitamin C, A, D, and F. High amount of antioxidant flavonoids.

ST. JOHN’S WORT: Can be used to treat nerve dysfunction and pain. Can be a good mood stabilizer. GET DOCTORS ADVICE BEFORE USING THIS HERB.

SPINACH LEAF POWDER: High in chlorophyll and iron.

SPIRULINA POWDER: High in chlorophyll and contains 26 times the amount of calcium that is in milk.

STINGING NETTLE POWDER: Contains CHLOROPHYLL which has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level and is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems. Also, nettle leaf is great for joint stiffness and pain.

TUMERIC POWDER: Excellent source of antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory.

WHEAT GRASS POWDER: A complete protein containing 30 different enzymes. Power packed with chlorophyll.

Now you see why I call this a powerhouse drink ! . This is one I can not go with out. I must have this in my home at all times. I am fully energized and completely ready to start my day, upon enjoying a teaspoon of this mix with my beverage of choice. Or mixed in with my Smoothie.

 I absolutely love all of the vitamins, and nutrients mixed in this drink. When drinking I am assured that I am getting a great amount of added nutrients that my body needs and deserves.

The texture of this drink is a powder of course. Its green in color, however it does or can change in color once mixed with your beverage of choice. Its recommended to take  one heapingteaspoon with Water, Juice ( orange, apple, cranberry, etc) or tea.

As for the taste, it's not the best tasting when mix with simple water. But it's worth it! I will drink this with water any day, no problem with me. However when mixed with a Natural Juice, Tea, or smoothie. The taste does improve.

I have yet to mix this powder with  tea, so I can not report to you my finding that way. However, I am going to give it try.

Normally adding this with Water, Juice or my smoothie.The recipe to the smoothie I use is provided here on their site Erin's Super Green Drink Mix.  Or if you have a favorite smoothie mix recipe you have of your own. I'm sure it would work great.

The price of this powerhouse is regularly $14.95/ 1/2 lb. However for the month of March it's currently on sale for $10.47 using coupon code : MARGRN.

An additional perk when ordering from this company, besides it's great herbs, customer service , and quality information. You receive coupons codes with each order for the entire month based off of the specials their running. And the savings are pretty good. Who doesn't like savings, and coupons.

If you'd like to pay this store a visit you can do so here Bulk Herbstore

This is the last "Teatime Tuesday" for the time being. I have reviewed and shared with you all the herbs I currently have in my home and take regularly. I will have more coming in stock very soon. Once I have enjoyed the herbs more than once I will be returning with more Tea Time Tuesday's in review.

Thanks for stopping by Ladies, Take care. And Remember to stay Naturally healthy and Fabulous!


Disclaimer: I am not a medical expert, nor do I claim to be one. Please do your own research and or visit your physician, should you have concerns. I am simply an avid tea lover and believe in the health benefits of herbs,  herbal teas, and herbal drinks.
Thank You.


Monday, March 18, 2013


Happy Monday Ladies!

I have been on a mission to put as much effort, and pleasure into my skin as I do my hair and the rest of my body inside and out.  I looove soap bars, particularly the ones that are Natural.  There are a plethora of ladies coming out with their own soap lines. Many I have posted on the side bar here.

It is my hopes to try a few of them, the soap bars these ladies make are beautiful!  They come in an array of beautiful colors , the ingredients are great, and many of them are made with great moisturizers for the skin.

Currently, I've been looking to purchase a few from :

Cream and Coco 

Sarenzo Bath and body  ( also known as Sarenzo Beads)

Lia Naturals

I am seeking to hear from any of you ladies, that may have purchased any of the body soaps from any of the companies mentioned above.  If so what were your experiences, and any recommendations as to which bars you were your faves.?



Sunday, March 17, 2013


Hello Curlies!

I hope everyone had a great, yet beneficial weekend.  I came across the post and I wanted to share it here on AuNaturale.  The importance of charity and acts of kindness are oh so important in my life and the life of my family. I do my very best to show acts of kindness and charity each and everyday.

There are a wealth of little things that each person can do as an act of kindness. Smiling for instance, Smiling is such an great act of kindness, and it doesn't cost a anything!. You never know how a simple smile can change a persons entire day.

The importance of being a grateful individual can not go unnoticed. Making sure to thank and acknowledge people who touch your life, be it big or small. With that being said be sure to spread the act of kindness! to all of the people you know friends, family, neighbors, co workers, and yes even strangers.

To get a great boost of acts of kindness check here you will be sure to find yourself wanting , and being eager to spread ...ACTS OF KINDNESS.  16 Unbelievable Acts Of Kindness

And as always thanks for stopping by, Take care. And Remember to stay Naturally healthy and Fabulous!


Friday, March 15, 2013


Hello Curlies!

For today's Frugal Friday I am happy to share a wonderful, effective, toxic and chemical  free way to clean your tub and bathroom sink. Using chemical free items  you may have in your home. This recipe is easy on the pocket's, super easy to make, long lasting, and yes once again I must mention Chemical free!!



Clean container or jar w/ lid.

3/4  cup of  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.

1/4 Cup of Castle Soap.

3-5  Tablespoons  of distilled or purified water. ( note: you can use tap water, but distilled water expands the shelf life of your DIY products)

10-15 drops of Essential oil ( I like to use any that carry antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, or antibacterial properties. Examples are as follows :  Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Sandalwood,etc. I use Tea Tree EO ).


Put your Baking Soda into your clean empty container or Jar. Then Add the Castile Soap. Next add your Water. Finally add your Essential Oil's. Stir Until its in a paste like form, or the same consistency as the store brought Soft Tub Scrub.  Put your lid on and label your finished product!

*** Tip:  If your soft Scrub seems to become thick after sitting for a few days, simply add more water and stir. ***

There you have your very own DIY  green cleaning, Chemical Free Soft Scrub.  Easy and Simple to make!

This works wonders for my bathroom, it can be used in your bathroom sinks, and tubs. Or anywhere  you find it effective. Since using this I will never go back to the store brought version. This is a keeper in my family!

Thanks for stopping by Ladies. Have a fabulous weekend. And remember to stay Naturally Healthy and Fabulous!


*** Because this recipe calls for the use of Essential oils , please use caution and safety. Its recommended while handling essential oils to wear gloves, Should any of the oils get on your skin. Wash your hands with soap and water , immediately. ***

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Happy Hair Talk Thursday Curlies!

I am super excited to do this review!. Today I will be reviewing a fairly new line called Soultanicals. This company is based out of Brooklyn NY. I heard about this company from a fellow Natural via YouTube she shared how excellent the detangler/leave in from this company. So I hopped on over, and the rest is history.
Let's get into the review.

Customer Service:

The customer service here is excellent. If you have a question they get back to you anywhere from the same day to a day after. I will say , it does take 5-7 days for them to actually ship your products. These products are not made in mass production. They are made fresh as with Lot's of other Natural hair products. It clearly states this on her website.

I didn't have a problem waiting for the products to arrive. I much rather receive my products made frash, than have products that may quickly mold.


My items came in a regular USPS box, sealed for protection. Once your items ship they send you a tracking number and arrive quickly, safe and sound. With my items, I received a 10% off code which was great!.

Along with that you get a business card and a larger post card. I must say I really like her marketing everything I have read and or received from her always include words of encouragement, and expressing how she appreciates your business. Everything is brightly colored, and neat.

shipping is fairly priced.



Price: $13.00 /8 oz


On Damp or dry hair, divide tangled, matted or knotted strands into 4-8 sections. Apply a sufficient amount to the entire length of one section at a time and work through with fingers. Use a wide tooth comb to comb through from end to root as coils become irresistibly soft, super -naturally manageable & instantly detangled. Can be used as a conditioner or leave in.

Distilled water bontanically infused with certified Organic Blue Malva, Nettle , Horsetail, Slippery Elm, Oatstraw, Chamomlie...

*** To see the full list of ingredients check here Knot Sauce

My Thoughts:

Let me say now! this is the best leave in I have used in my entire natural hair journey. This stuff makes my hair feel like silk. I kid you not! . This is a rebuy...rebuy..rebuy for me, and total must have in my regimen. As you can see from the picture above it is of a thick , creamy consistency, and smells delish! I use this as a leave in. It does an amazing job at keeping my hair moisturized, works great with the LOLCB method. Plays well with other products, leaves no white cast nor product build up , makes my hair sooooo soft, and provides excellent shine. Absorbs very well into my hair strands. This stuff is the Bomb!

Will I repurchase...Yes! I already have! I am no longer in need of a Leave-in my search is over! this is and will be my leave-in.


PRICE: $12.00 /4oz

Product Description

Known as some of the "world's best ingredients for Curly hair" (one scoop and you'll know why), this creamy nutricious hair fluff nourishes deep within the strand with hair-strengthening wheat germ oil, moisture-boosting blue malva herb and strand softening calendula leaf. Especially loved by Thick Curly Hair in need of Maximum Nourishment!

On dry, parched hair, Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious adds moisture and nourishment from scalp to ends; melting in and keeping hair supple for days at a time. On damp hair - Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious is excellent to help lock in moisture.


Distilled Water Botanically Infused with Calendula and Blue Malva Herb, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine, Rice Bran Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Natural, Fragrant Blends, an extra scoop of soulistic flava & LOVE!

My Thoughts:

This is another winner from this line. This is an excellent cream, as pictured above very fluffy in texture. I would consider this to be a lighter cream not to light , but lighter. Smells delish, and provides a power house of moisture. Another thing I appreciate about this product is that you can feel the wetness , due to the water being the first ingredient. This leaves my hair very hydrated, shiny, soooft, plays well with other products, absorbs right into my hair strands does not sit on my hair, nor leaving a white cast, or residue. I use this on wet hair. And it gets the job done!

Will I rebuy Yes indeed! I already have. This puts some of my other butters to shame from some of the older seasoned lines.


Price $ 12.00/4oz ( they offer other sizes)

Product Description:

Known as some of the "world's best ingredients for Afro-ethnic hair" (one scoop and you'll know why), this rich self-prophesizing hair cream nourishes deep within the strand with hydrating murumuru butter, moisture-boosting marula oil and strand smoothing pracaxi oil. Especially loved by Dry, Coarse Afro, Coily Hair in need of Maximum Nourishment! Marula-Muru Moisture Guru is lightly scented with a yummy banana and cocoa fragrance!


On dry, parched hair, Marula-Muru Moisture Guru adds moisture and nourishment from scalp to ends; melting in and keeping hair supple for days at a time. On damp hair - Marula-Muru Moisture Guru is excellent to help lock in moisture.


Distilled Water Botanically Infused with Chamomile, Calendula, Nettle & Sage, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Vegetable Glycerine, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olive Oil, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Agave Nectar, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Murumuru Butter, Flaxseed Gel, Pracaxi Oil, Cocoa Butter, Marula Oil, Olive Squalane, Natural, Fragrant Oil Blends, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, an extra scoop of soulistic flava & LOVE!

My Thoughts :

Yet Again, a superb cream from soultanicals. This is another keeper along with the other two aforementioned. As you can see in the picture above This cream is thick and rich, keeps my hair very hydrated, soft, with a great shine. The smell, is OK. It doesn't smell as good as the other two, but its not horrible. This product preforms and absorbs really well into my hair, leaving no product build up nor a white cast. I use this on my hair wet. It provides long lasting moisture, plays well with other products, and does excellent with the LOLCB Method.

Will, I repurchase yes indeed! already have.

My overall experience:

As you can tell I am very pleased with this company and the products I use from this line. It is quite apparent to that the owner has done her homework as to the ingredients she wanted to use in her products, her marketing, and the needs of her customers. I am very impressed with my entire experience with Soultanicals. And I am a return Customer for sure. Honestly, Curlies there products are excellent!

To find out more about this company and product line check here Soultanicals

Well that's today's Hair Talk Thursday. Thanks for Stopping By Curlies. Take care. And Remember to stay Naturally healthy and Fabulous.


***Disclaimer, please note I am in any way affiliated with this company, nor was I paid to do this review. This is my honest opinion, thoughts and experiences with these products. I brought this product with my very on money as well as other products I review here @ AuNaturale. Unless otherwise stated***
Thank you.

*** Sorry for this post and the rainbow of colors it's in. My PC, is not playing nice, nice today. ***