Saturday, March 30, 2013

DIY body wash :)

I was sick of using body wash with chemicals in it..I switched to all natural bars of soap but I missed using body wash. This is simple and inexpensive to make!

1 bar of castille soap (I used unscented)
2-3 tablespoons of glycerin oil (you could use coconut oil as well)

I grated the bar of soap down to shreds. (You could also melt the bar of soap (not completely..but enough to soften it..if you were pressed for time)
Add four cups of purified water and the castille soap to a pot. Bring the water and soap to boil.
Lower the heat and let the soap melt...once it has cooled (stopped bubbling) add the glycerin
Then store and it is ready for use :)
You could add 10 drops of lavender, lemon, or tea tree essential oil if you want!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Detoxifying water that helps you lose weight!

This water is great for cleansing and shedding those extra stubborn pounds! It tastes great too!

In a pitcher of purified water add:
 2-3 pinches of mint leaves
cucumber slices (use about half a cucumber)
lemon slices (about half a lemon)
1 teaspoon of 100 percent cranberry juice (optional)
bagged green tea (optional)

Enjoy!!! :) makes you feel great and energetic

Friday, March 22, 2013

DIY Deodorant!

I was looking at the back of my store bought deodorant and I could't even pronounce half of the ingredients (which is typically a bad sign) So, I decided to make my very own!

It is very easy and works great!

Equal parts of
Coconut oil
Corn starch
Baking Soda
Lavender Essential oil (optional)

I used about two teaspoons of each and it made more than enough!

Melt the coconut oil down and mix in with the corn starch and baking soda. Add about 10 drops of Lavender Essential oil!

I stored mine in an old deodorant container

Enjoy :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lemon Sugar Dry Skin Scrub

I make this concoction to get rid of dry skin on my feet, hands, knees and elbows!

3/4 Cup of Granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of coconut or extra virgin olive oil
juice squeezed from half of a lemon

Mix the ingredients together and apply and scrub the areas with dry skin.
Rinse after a few minutes
apply light moisturizer

Do this up to 3 times a week :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Papaya Avocado Face Mask

Papaya does wonders for the skin. It brightens the skin and renews it because it is packed with vitamin A.
Avocados have anti aging and soothing properties for the skin.
The combination of these two fruits produces amazing results!

3 tablespoons of ripe papaya
1/2 of a ripened avocado
1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon) (optional)
3 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Pure the ingredients above
Cleanse face thoroughly
Apply mask to clean face for 15-20 mins
Rinse with cool water
pat dry
Apply light moisturizer


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easy remedies for puffy, tired eyes

Sometimes, my eyes can tell you exactly what I am feeling.. especially if I am tired/haven't had a good night sleep!
Here are some quick, inexpensive ways to get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles.

1. Rose Water
Roses are so soothing to the skin! I buy my rose water at Whole Foods  and it is about eight dollars (it also has many other uses, such as facial toner- but I will post something about that next!)
I just soak a cotton pad with the rose water, and let it sit on my eyes for about 2 minutes. Throughout the day, I will spray my eyes with it or just dab it on there. It sooth and refreshes them! Great Remedy!

2. Aloe Vera Juice/ or gel from an aloe plant

Every one knows about Aloe Vera's wonderful soothing properties when it comes to a sunburn. But did you know that it can sooth irritated eyes as well? Just put a little bit of this under your eyes (apply with finger or cotton swab)  and let it sit on your eyes for about ten minutes. Rinse with cool water.

3. Cucumbers
 This is probably the best known remedy for puffy eyes..but it really works! I either juice a cucumber and apply the juice to my eyes a few times a day or I cut slices and let them sit on my eyes for 10-20 minutes!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Natural Eye Make Up Remover

Getting all of your eye make up off at night is very important, as it is one of the places in the body where toxins escape. The eye area is delicate and should be treated like so. For my eye make up remover, I use coconut oil as it successfully removes the make up while simultaneously moisturizing the area! (if you don't have coconut oil, you could use sweet almond oil or avocado oil. (I am sure extra virgin olive oil would work as well, but I have never tried it!

about a nickel size of coconut oil for each eye


Rub gently Do not tug or pull because it will eventually create wrinkles around the eyes) with fingers over the eyelids and lashes and underneath until the make up starts to rub off. (a lot of black will be around your eye as a result..but that's a good thing!)

Rinse off with cold water
pat dry

So easy and good for you!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Strawberry face mask

Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and they are a natural exfoliants.
They are perfect for acne prone and dull skin.  As with any new product on your skin, test it on your hand or neck to make sure you don't have a reaction to it!!


6-8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of organic honey
1 tablespoon of oil (jojoba,  extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil etc). (optional)
2 drops of lemon essential oil or lemon juice (optional)

Apply the mask to a clean face
Mash the strawberries in a bowl until they are smooth.
Stir in the oil, honey, and lemon juice
Apply mixture to the face
Lie down and let the mask sit for 5-8 minutes
Rinse with warm water
follow with toner/moisturizer.

You can store any extra mix in the fridge  for extra use for about a week!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dull skin? No problem!

Do you need a remedy for a dull complexion? I use this recipe to even my skin tone and enhance my complexion! Its easy and inexpesnive

4 tablespoons of organic plain greek yogurt
1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice squeezed from a lemon

Apply to a clean face
leave on for 15-20 minutes
rinse with water
apply light moisturizer

Detox Cleanse that gets rid of bloating and gives you tons of energy!

I have done this cleanse a few times and it makes me feel GREAT. It gives me so much energy and makes my skin look great. It cleans out your system so that you can rid yourself of weight from bloating.

For each day drink: (add the ingredients together into a jug or something like a jug)
1/2 gallon of purified water
1 tea bag of detox tea or dandelion root tea (I purchase these at whole foods)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (I squeeze it from an actual lemon)
1 tablespoon of 100% organic cranberry juice

I eat while on this cleanse. I just eat a very clean diet (consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, whole wheat foods etc).

Cheers to healthy living!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Softest legs ever shaving oil!

So recently, I stopped shaving my legs with shaving cream and decided to make my own recipe!
Before shaving, I mixed these ingredients in a bowl and applied:

1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (but you could use olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil for a base)
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1/4 teaspoon of vitamin E oil

After doing this, my legs were so soft and the shave was so smooth!!!

Night time eye cream!

After you wash and tone your face before bed. Apply this night time eye moisturizer.


Apply about 1/4 teaspoon of jojoba, coconut, avocado, sweet almond, or extra virgin olive oil around the eye. (Not directly on the eye).  Starting at the outer corner of your eye gently dab the oil on to it, going around the whole eye and ending at the corner you started with. Go around each eye a few times
Take off any any excess oil because you want to leave a light coat of oil.

The anti aging properties of the oils reduce puffiness, lines around the eye, bags under the eyes.

It is awesome! The skin around my eyes looks great!

Incorporate this into your night time routine!