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DIY Facial Peel + Pore Strips Recipes

DIY Facial Peel + Pore Strips Recipes

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DIY Facial Peel and Pore Strips Recipes

If you have blackheads and are prone to breakouts, this DIY Facial Peel and Pore Strips Recipe is one of our favorites.  It’s super easy and will work as well, if not better than any of those pore strips you can buy.  This is an all natural way to go!

DIY Facial Peel:

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon hormone free egg-white
2 drops Frankincense or Sandalwood Essential Oil or the best essential oil for your face

Stir together and apply to a clean face and neck. Allow to sit 10-15 minutes. Remove with a damp warm cloth or by showering off. Immediately apply 1-2 drops of the best oil for your skin

DIY Facial Peel and Pore Strips:

Ingredients:

1/2-1 Tablespoon egg-white
1-2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil or the best essential oil for your face
1 tissue

Mix the egg white and essential oil and apply to your trouble areas. Immediately tear a 1-ply tissue and apply it over the areas being treated. Allow to dry completely (10-15 minutes) Then lift a corner of the strip and rip off. It works great!

For more info on what we think about essential oils and if they are safe and to know which essential oils are best for you, head to our posts so we can tell you what we think!

These recipes are both so easy to do and so inexpensive AND completely natural–we love it, of course!  But one thing that makes it even better is the beautiful smooth texture of your skin after it’s removed. It also leaves it feeling so soft and radiant!

COMMENT below how you like these recipes and what other ones you’d like to see, we LOVE your comments!!

 xox

Laurie & Tiffany

 

The Ultimate DIY Chocolate Facial

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The Ultimate DIY Chocolate Facial

AND our new DESSERT Cookbook is now available!!!  In paperback and digital formats.  For MORE INFO

The Ultimate DIY Chocolate Facial

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao
1 teaspoon almond flour (optional)
1/2 Tablespoon raw honey
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or read our post on how to know which oil is best for your skin type)
1/2 Tablespoon acidophilis or probiotic
1/2 Tablespoon coconut milk
DIRECTIONS:
Mix together all of the above ingredients in a mini blender. Apply directly to clean skin on face and neck areas (avoiding the eyes of course!)
Allow to sit until dry, at least 10-15 minutes. Remove by showering off or with a damp warm cloth. Add 1-2 drops of the oil that is best for your skin type.
DONE! Now comment below and let us know how you like this and what other recipes you’d like to have. We are always happy to hook you up!

Yay! Now you can be healthy and eat your chocolate too!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Best Natural DIY Deodorant Recipe

Best Natural DIY Deodorant Recipe

We’ve tried so many natural deodorants and found one or two along the way that worked fine, nothing spectacular.  Then we started hitting the kitchen cabinets and put together this recipe that literally takes less than 5 minutes to gather together and make and we really love it.Best Natural DIY Deodorant Recipe

The recipe is super fast and easy and it works better than most of the natural deodorants we’ve tried!

NOTE: You will sweat, but that’s great because it means the body is eliminating toxins.  So don’t fight it, just know that you can have good protection and keep from stinking.  This is the Best Natural DIY Deodorant Recipe we’ve ever used,  it works super well and lasts all day.

One last thing, we are strong believers that believe that because essential oils are powerful and concentrated oils that are extracted from plants, that it’s essential that those plants must be 100% Organic. These ones below are the only ones we’ve found that we feel good about recommending at this time:

Organic Essential Oils

CITRUS REFRESHER DEODORANT RECIPE

NOTE: We only recommend certified organic essential oils as they are highly therapeutic and concentrated. If they don’t say “certified organic” they are likely loaded with pesicides & herbicides. We added links above and below to mountain rose where we trust their quality.

Also, we also found another ORGANIC MARKET with great prices that we love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. They also carry many of the ingredients we like to use as well.

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda (if you have allergies to this, you can replace it with more tapioca flour)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 12 drops of orange certified organic essential oil
  • 6 drops of lemon certified organic essential oil
  • 6 drops of lime certified organic essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a deep dish. Smash and grind into a toothpaste type consistency. Store in an 8 oz glass jar with a lid.

Our favorite essential oils to use are wintergreen, peppermint, and tea tree oil, but they are hot oils and for sweaters, we would caution that they might not be such a big hit.  For us, they work great, but that’s something to consider.  If you tend to be a sweater, another combination we love is citrus oils, like orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime.

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healthy

isn’t a

goal.

It’s a

lifestyle!

Also, a little note on the sea salt we listed below as optional.  For more sensitive skin, it may be a little irritating, so we’d recommend eliminating it on a daily basis.  If you aren’t so sensitive, it’s great to add for additional exfoliation, which is a great way to eliminate bacteria buildup and odor.

That’s really all there is to this–it’s truly the best natural DIY Deodorant Recipe you’ll find!

And, speaking of Beauty, here are links to our “Beauty Foods” Cookbooks so you can eat wonderful food that helps create beautiful skin at the same time…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

grain-free-gluten-free-cookbooks

 

Let us know how you love it!!

Take care of yourself–you’re worth it! 

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

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Coconut oil a billion uses!

Coconut oil, a billion uses

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Coconut oil, a billion uses!

We LOVE coconut oil! It not only adds a yummy scent as we’re cooking with it, but it also makes an awesome replacement for butter or margarin and is classified as a healthy fat. But beyond that, it’s great for the skin, inside and out.

We’ve talked about it for years, it’s saturated fat, but is completely natural, so our bodies know what to do with it, unlike some of it’s synthetic and GMO counterparts. So our feeling is that it’s a fat worth it’s weight in gold. We’ve heard many testimonials from so many people, including some of you and we are big believers. I keep a jar in my kitchen for cooking, and a jar in my bathroom for beauty uses. Sometimes I even swish it around in my mouth to act as a cleaning agent and protectant for the gums and teeth.

When Tiff’s little guys, Ashton had a toothache, she gave him some to swish around in his mouth (aka oil pulling) and his pain went right away. He was a happy little guy and we thought that was pretty neat.

We’ve shared tons of ways you can use coconut oil, and here’s a really great video where we shared some of those. It’s not great because of what we did, but because of what you added. We asked for your input and ideas on why you like this amazing healthy fat and you generously offered your wonderful ideas and enthusiasm as well. Coconut oil, a billion uses!

We have the best viewers in the world and we love your comments!!

Please comment & share!

xox

Laurie & TIffany

RECIPES

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Coconut Oil
Lemon Clarifying Shampoo
Tea Tree Oil

Coconut oil, a billion uses

DIY Fun! Upcycled Scarves and Bracelet from t-shirts

Here’s a little DIY Fun! Easy Upcycled Scarves and a cute Bracelet from t-shirts. Very cute, easy, and stylish!


Watch Tiffany in this quick video as she shows just how simple it is to do this DIY fun project, making upcycled scarves and a cute bracelet. 

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Creativity is… 

looking for

new ways

to turn lemons

into lemonade

(healthy, of course! 🙂

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DIY Fun! Upcycled Scarves and Bracelet from t-shirts

Teaching you easy fun ways to recycle & upcycle old items and turn them in to new items! Ha! Hope you love it and have tons of fun!

Let us know your thoughts, how surprised you are at how easy it is, what you’re up to next, etc. etc. lol!! Can you tell, we just love hearing from you?! 

Anyway, we hope you enjoy! You guys are the best!! Love you 🙂

xo

Laurie & Tiffany