Tips For Living A Healthy Life

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I am at one doctors office or another practically once a week, if not more. I know…Seriously, I have so many random health ailments it is just comical at this point. I am waiting for the day my head rolls off my shoulders. Anyways, the point is that I have asked numerous doctors their tips on living a healthy life and they all gave me great advice, which I will happily pass on to you.

Health Tips To Live By

  • Eat Clean – Eat your fruit and veggies daily, choose fruit veggis and waterwhole foods, opt for organic, stay away from foods with chemicals, consume foods that say “NON-GMO”
  • Stay Hydrated – drink 6 – 8 glasses of water daily (try infused water with lemon, herbs or fruit)
  • Get Your ZZZ’s – In order for your body to be able to function at the best of its ability you must get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. *Fun fact: your body has the ability to heal itself when you are sleeping!
  • Exercise – Figure out what kind of workout empowers you and stick with it. Make a date with yourself to workout and write it down on your calendar to help you stick with it.
  • Clear Your Mind – Try meditating. I know this is not easy but with time it does get easier and will be something you’ll look forward to and your body will crave. I have some tips here on how to meditate.
  • gratitudeGive And Be Thankful – Say it out loud and often. “There is so much to be grateful for”. Notice it and appreciate it! As for giving…Karma baby! I absolutely, positively believe that what you put out there comes back to you. Help others and when the time comes when you need the help, others will be there for you. Life will be that much better! Plus it just feels really good to do nice things for other people.
  • Keep Positive – Train your mind to stay positive. In time it will become second nature to you.
  • Embrace Love – Open your heart. Let your family and friends know how much they mean to you. Let love in every day.

So there you have it. The basic list recommended to live your life with good health and happiness.

Here’s to you…Be happy, stay healthy

Rachel Grace

 

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Natural Cures With Honey And Cinnamon

Natural cures with honey and cinnamon

As you probably know by now, I am so passionate about turning to nature first when it comes to improving my health. That’s why honey and cinnamon is a definate go-to for my family when we feel a number of health ailments coming on.

First of all, the honey you use should be pure, organichoney and local. This is the honey that will be most effective in improving your allergies and overall health. You can find local honey at a farmers market near you or your local co-op.

As for the cinnamon, it is best to consume “true” cinnamon, aka Ceylon cinnamon. This is completely natural, non-toxic cinnamon from cinnamomum verum, “true cinnmon tree”.

honey cinnamon waterHoney Cinnamon Water

  • 1 Tbsp local, organic honey
  • 1 Tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup filtered warm water
  1. Add your cinnamon to the bottom of your tea cup
  2. Boil water
  3. Pour boiled water over the cinnamon
  4. Stir until fully mixed in
  5. Steep for 15 minutes
  6. Add honey to the cooled down water (do not heat the honey because it kills and destroys the very enzymes that balance the vitamins and minerals of the honey that benefit you)
  7. Stir
  8. Drink!

Okay, let me tell you the powerful benefits of honey and cinnamon and the natural cures it will provide you with now that you know how to make this magic drink (you can also mix the two and eat it right off the spoon)!

Common Cold – Add a dash of black pepper to your honey cinnamon water and drink 1 to 3 cups a day to clear your sinuses and cure your cold.

Arthritis – Drink your honey cinnamon water on an empty stomach 2x a day (perferably one in the am and one in the pm) to ease joint pain in the hands, knees and elbows.

Digestive Issues – Have a cup of honey cinnamon water every morning on an empty stomach to soothe your digestive tractbladder, eliminate ulcers and reduce bloating as well as the acidity in your stomach. Honey and cinnamon have the ability to protect your stomach wall by coating it. This drink cleanses the colon and heals infections by eliminating toxins and promoting good bacteria which means better digestion and less symptoms of bloating, gas and acid reflux.

Strengthen The Immune System – Being that honey and cinnamon have many vitamins and minerals such as iron, it is able to strengthen your white blood cell count and fight off infections in your body.

Lowers Choesterol – Drinking honey cinnamon water on a regular basis, at least 2 times a day, can reduce your cholesterol level in the body by more than 20%.

weight lossFor Weightloss – Drink one cup daily before breakfast and one cup before bed on a regular basis. By doing this you will stop the fat from accumulating in your body. (make sure you drink this on an empty stomach to aid in weight loss).

Good For The Heart – The powerful combination of honey and cinnamon will aid in clearing clogged arteries. It is so important to keep your heart healthy!

Bladder Infections/Bacterial Cystitis – The healing properties of honey and cinnamon together work to clean the bladder of infections. Use 2 tbsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. This will destroy germs in the blatter.

More Powers Of Honey And Cinnamon

This powerful mixture can also:cinnamon stick

  • Cure allergies
  • Is a gingivits remedy
  • Eliminate bad breath
  • Give you a boost of energy
  • Help fight off UTI’s
  • Enhance memory and mental alertness
  • Ward off diabetes
  • Clear up acne and skin infections because of its antimicrobial capacity

Some people claim the mixture of 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon for one month 3 times a day have reduced the risk and treated breast, colon, stomach and bone cancer partly because it has the power of eliminating free radicals.

Honey Cinnamon Paste

  • 1 Tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • A spoon and small bowl

Add all ingredients into your bowl and mix until it is a paste like consistancy (if it is too thick you can add water or extra virgin olive oil).

What To Do With Honey Cinnamon Paste

For Your Skin – Apply your mixture of honey and cinnamon to infected areas of the skin like eczema or pimples and leave on overnight. Wash off with warm water in the morning.

Maintain Healthy Gums – Smooth the paste over your teeth and gumsgums regularly to avoid tooth decay. Its anti-microbial properties will help keep gums healthy.

For Toothaches – Apply your honey cinnamon paste directly on the sore tooth. You can do this up to 3 times a day.

So now you see how the combination of honey and cinnamon work like medicine for many diseases. Have any more tips on honey and cinnamon? Share them with the rest of us in your comments below. Be happy, stay healthy!

Rachel Grace

 

 

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Pucker Up Baby Lips

lip scrub It is no fun (nor does it look very good) when your lips look like they are peeling off of your face…am I right?! Whether it is the sun in the summer or the cold wind in the winter that is doing the damage I have the answer for you…a quick and easy lip scrub.

What You Needbrown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar…(raw, regular or brown sugar)
  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Honey…organic is best

Add all ingredients into your handy-dandy mixing bowl and stir away. If your scrub seems too watery for your liking, just add more sugar. Once you are happy with the consistancy apply to your lips with a Q-tip or mini-wooden spoon (to prevent contamination), then scrub…mmm, tastes so darn good! When you are finished take a face cloth and gently rub off (if you haven’t licked it all off already!)

*If you want to naturally plump your lips, just add a dash of cayenne powder or cinnamon powder to your lip scrub.

lid-1376563_640Make sure to store your lip scrub in a container with a tight lid. You have many to choose from here! The scrub should stay good for quite a while, as long as you don’t allow water (from your wet fingers) to mix into the scrub. Thats another great reason for the Q-tip or mini-wooden spoon! You will know when it turns bad by the scent.

I also want to mention, for my own piece of mind, please do not use if you know you have an allergy to any of the ingredients.

Wala! Now your lips are ready for kissing 🙂 If you enjoy making DIY sugar scrubs, you must check this out!

Have any of your own DIY sugar lip scrub recipes? Please share them with the rest of us…Get ready to fall in love with your baby soft lips!

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

Health benefits of drinking lemon water

I will be the first to admit when I feel any kind of pain or illness coming on I immediately turn to the internet to research my symptoms. I have to say, this is not always the best idea if you are anything like me and believe you may be that 1% in the world that will develop some horrible, mysterious disease. So, I will save you the scare and frustration and tell you that with my “sad to say” constant searches, warm lemon water is the answer for numerous issues. I am so happy to share what warm lemon water will do for you.

Great Source Of Vitamin C

Lemons have an enormous amount of health benefits. They provide a generous amount of magnesium, copper and potassium. Drinking just one cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice will provide you with 187% of your daily recommended vitamin C serving. The vitamin C in your lemon water will help stimulate your white blood cell production, which is super important if you want your immune system to funtion properly keeping the flu and colds away. Vitamin C also fights free radical damage!

Aids In Digestion

The juice of a lemon is much like the digestive juices in the stomach so it has the ability to make the liver producewater with lemon bile, which allows the food to move smoothly through your gastroinetstinal tract. Lemon water also helps insulin levels remain even keel, therefore your body will get more nutrients from the foods you eat leaving you with a less chance of bloating. Warm lemon water is great to drink if you are looking to relieve indigestion and an upset stomach. Drinking this will stimulate the liver and flush out toxins. Get ready to visit the bathroom slightly more often, but be thankful because it is helping your urinary tract detox.

Increases Energy

energyYour energy levels will increase when the negative-charged ions from the lemons enter your digestive tract. This is why so many people opt for warm lemon water in the morning instead of coffee. This drink will not leave you feeling crashed and burned like caffine choices do. (This man has a ton of energy from his warm lemon water, even without a head!)

Smooths Out Skin

The antioxidants from the lemon keep skin looking young, vibrant and smooth. Need I say more!?

Helps You Drop Unwanted Weight

Lemons help you feel full longer because they have a fiber, also found in a lot of fruits, called pectin. Drinking warm lemon water throughout the day, in time will help you shed extra pounds.

Other Reasons You Should Drink Lemon Water

I wanted to mention that drinking lemon water warm or lemonsat room temperature is more ideal for your body because drinking it ice cold could shock your system. Other benefits of drinking lemon water are:

  • Alkalizes the body
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Balances pH levels
  • Dissolves phlegm
  • Asthma treatment
  • Hydrates lymphatic system
  • Fights cancer cells
  • Helps relieve constipation
  • Heart healthy
  • Improves eyesight
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Keeps body hydrated
  • UTI prevention
  • Keeps liver healthy
  • lemon waterPrevents bad breath
  • Treats and prevents kidney stones

 

So, for the next time you are about to turn to the internet for research on your health…first make yourself a warm cup of lemon water, sit back and reep the benefits. Stay Healthy 🙂

 

Rachel Grace

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Foods That Work Like Antibiotics

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I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have been put on antibiotics throughout my life. So many infact that my body has become immune to some. Which I just learned that this does not necessarily happen in the individual, but in the bacteria themselves. Scary! Now, as I am getting older and realizing how important it is to be aware of what we put in and on our bodies I turn to these healthy foods first that act as my “natural” antibiotic. If you are feeling an illness or infection coming on, reach for these powerful food/herbs before reaching for the prescription drugs.

Foods To Live By

  • Garlic – has the abillity to both prevent infection garlicand treat infection as it occurs. It also supports a strong immune system because it is high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals.
  • Ginger – has an antibacterial effect and can help fight drug-resistant fungi. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits, is good for heart health, boosts immune system and is anti cancer.
  • Tumeric – has antibiotic and antioxidant benefits. It has been known to help with indigestion, stomach ulcers, heart disease as well as viral and bacterial infections.
  • Honey – can be used topically (for skin infections) or honeyingested for prevention and treatment of infections. It is also used as an antiseptic, helps maintain blood sugar levels and regulates insulin in the body.
  • Cinnamon – has been shown that it can fight off several anibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. It is a high source of antioxidants, fights diabetes, helps fight against cognitive decline and protects brain function, helps with the battle of allergies and may help lower cancer risk.
  • Coconut oil – (organic, unrefined) not only is it amazing for your mouth, skin and hair but it contains caprylic acid which has anti-microbial properties that aid in killing yeast and candida. Coconut oil also destroys bad bacteria, promotes growth of probiotics and kills parasites.
  • Oil of oregano – This magical oil has been proven to reverse or reduce fungal infections, viruses, candida, allergies, bacterial infections, parasites, inflammation and tumors.
  • Apple cider vinegar – is a natural bacteria fighting agent. It also heals a sore throat, treats insect bites, green teacures acid reflux and heartburn.
  • Green tea – is a powerful, natural antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and protcts the kidneys.
  • Lemon – is filled with vitamin c therefore, it works wonders for getting rid of the common cold. It also balances blood sugar levels and pH levels, detoxifies, treats and prevents kidney stones and fights cancer cells.

 

Try to incorporate this list of 10 very important, natural antibiotics that Mother Nature provides us with into your diet. Your body will thank you. I hope this post finds you happy and healthy!

Please share with the rest of us (in the comments below) which foods you swear by to maintain a healthy life.

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Make Your Own Rose Water Spray

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So summer is just about here and with it comes the warm weather, which means some days are hotter than hot. Cooling your over heated skin with fresh rose water not only feels absolutely amazing but it has the ability to smooth and brighten complexions!

How Rose Water Will Help Your Skin

Rosewater can help get rid of acne, eczema, dermatitis girl with rosesand reduce the redness of irritated skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Rosewater is a great cleanser in that it can remove dirt, oil and pollutants that build up and clog pores. Have aging skin? Rosewater is great for that too!  I also use rosewater by spraying it on cuts, wounds and scars. Rose water is suited for any skin type.

Rosewater For Well-Being

The aroma of roses is a powerful mood enhancer, therefore it will help relax you if you are feeling nervous or anxious. Spray some rosewater on your pillow to help you sleep.

Enhance The Quality Of Your Hairhair

Rosewater can be used to treat mild scalp inflammation and keep dandruff away. Spary this on your scalp and brush through for conditioning treatment. BONUS: It will help with hair growth.

Use As A Makeup Remover

Make your rosewater, add a few drops of coconut oil and mix together. Pour a bit onto a cotton pad and apply on your face to gently cleanse and purify. This is an awesome makeup remover!!

Moisturize Your Body

Mix your rosewater with almond or coconut oil and apply all over. You will feel smooth and refreshed afterwards…I promise.

Needed Ingredients For Rosewater Spray

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  • Distilled or filtered water
  • Dried Rose Petals…You can find pure rose petals here
  • Funnel
  • Glass bowl
  • Strainer
  • 4 oz spray bottle

How To make Rose Water Spray:

  • Bring distilled water to a boil
  • Add handful of dried, pure rose petals (make sure they are not sprayed with chemicals)
  • Cover water and rose petals and let simmer until roses lose colorrosese
  • Turn off the heat and let rose water cool completely
  • Strain rose water into the glass bowl keeping the rose petals in the strainer
  • Ue your funnel to pour the rose water into a spray bottle
  • Use daily, as often as you like
  • Will keep for 7 days at room temp or up to 1 month in the fridge

I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for your one stop shop of all things pure and natural. Now you can reach for your refreshing, homemade rose water spray for a quick “pick me up”.

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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I love being surrounded by positive energy. I especially appreciate it on days I can’t help but feel flustered with unexpected life situations. You know the days where you wake up not feeling on top of your game, you drop everything you touch, your running late and just can’t seem to get it together. You are wishing the day over in positive vibes onlyhopes of a better day tomorrow. That is no way to live life but sometimes we are in a rut. Well my friends, we all have those days. I had one yesterday. So this morning, after a nice long walk with friends (always good for the soul) I was feeling motivated to send positive vibes out to the universe…out to you.

Look At The Bright Side

think positiveOne thing I always say to myself when I am feeling down on my luck is “it could be worse”. I try to focus on the positive of the unfortunate situation…as hard as it may seem, something good comes with something bad. Maybe it is just that you learned something about yourself you didn’t realize before. Or that you learned a new (improved) way you can handle said situation for the next time it may happen. Whatever it may be try to find the positive. Turn to a trusted friend, put your favorite laughtermusic on or just sit back and take a load off, regroup. As silly as it may sound, smile even better laugh at something that makes you happy or nothing at all. It refocuses your brain to think more positive. It’s worth a try…right!?

Know that you are not alone on rough days. You can and will get through them. Just keep your head up and feel my positive vibes being sent your way 🙂

may you be happy always

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Natural Remedies With Baking Soda

Natural remedies with baking soda

Baking Soda is part of the natural mineral natron known as nahcolite which contains large amounts of sodium bicarbonate. This has been used for years and years as a deodorizer, cleanser and a soothing agent for skin irritants. Baking soda can be used not only for cooking and keeping our refrigerators…and shoes odor free but also for digestive problems, heartburn, injuries and daily hygiene. Using baking soda in lieu of chemical induced products will protect us from an array of toxins that have been known to lead to many horrible illnesses like cancer. I will list for you the many uses and natural remedies of baking soda.

Uses of baking soda for personal care and well-being

As a deodorant – Patting baking soda dampened by water under your arms will neutrolize any body ordor. This way you can skip the harsh chemicals in your deodorant.

Make a flouride free toothpaste – Mix baking soda with brushing teeth3% hydrogen peroxide. You can add the baking soda to your toothpaste as well for an extra boost a few times a week.

Baking soda mouth wash – To neutrolize mouth odors add 1 tsp of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water. Gargle, spit, rinse.

Teeth whitener – Create paste with 1 tsp baking soda in water and rub on teeth once a week. Let it sit on teeth for 5 minutes then rinse. *Straight baking soda can be abrasive to teeth and over time may wear away enamel so be sure to add water.

Clean toothbrushes – Soak toothbrushes in 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water overnight.

Cleanse oral wear – Soak retainers, dentures and mouth appliances in 2 tsp of baking soda that has been dissolved in a small bowl of warm water.

Use as a gentle exfoliator for face and body – Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Stir into a paste and apply to face and body in circular motions then rinse and apply lotion. You can do this daily. Have a love for DIY body scrubs?! Check out these recipes.

Helps heal a sunburn – Again, turn that badboy into a paste by mixing with water and pat onto burned skin. You can also add baking soda to your favorite body lotion and apply.

Tired, sore….smelly feet? Pour 3 tbsp of baking soda in feettub of warm water and soak feet. Rub feet together for extra exfoliation. You can also help eliminate ordors in shoes by pouring baking soda into them to neutrolize odors. Don’t forget to dump out before wearing.

Want cleaner hair? Add a small amount of baking soda to your regular shampoo, wash then rinse thoroughly. Washing your hair with baking soda will aid in removing styling product residue left behind leaving you with more manageable hair. This will also keep it resistant to split ends.

Use as dry shampoo – Have greasy roots at times? A few pinches of baking soda rubbed onto your roots then brushed through will add a bit of life into your hair.

Splinter remover – Soak area of skin with splinter in warm water and baking soda. After a few soaking sessions that splinter will easily slide out.

Use for itchy skin and insect bites –  Make that paste again with baking soda and water then apply onto affected skin. The paste will absorb better on slightly damp skin.

Add to bath for softer skin – Sprinkle 1/2 cup of baking soda to bath water to wash away perspiration and neutralize acids on the skin.

Great brush cleanser – Soak makeup and hair brushes (in different containers) in water with 1 tsp of baking soda for about 20 minutes. Rinse and lay flat to dry. This will remove natural oil buildup and residue.

fruits and veggiesClean your fruits and veggies – Gently scrub the dirt off your fruit and vegetables with baking soda and a clean, damp sponge because no one wants to eat dirt!

Deodorize your clothes – Stinky clothes can be neutralized by throwing clothes in the rinse cycle with 1/2 cup of baking soda.

 

Drinking 1 tsp of baking soda with a glass of water, making sure all baking soda powder is completely dissolved will help improve kidney function and reduce ulcer pain by keeping PH levels balanced. Baking soda will aid in removal of acid in the body, therefore it is good for heartburn, acid indigestion and sour stomach. Just make sure you check with your doctor before consuming, especially if you are taking antacids or prescription drugs. Also, do not consume if you have a sodium restricted diet.

 

*FYI: Being that baking soda is a deodorizer and cleanser, it works wonders on your kitchen counters, pots, pans and even carpets. I thought it is also very important to mention that baking soda can be used as a fire extinguisher for minor grease fires. What do you use your baking soda for?

Rachel Grace

 

 

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DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes

DIY Sugar ScrubI have this obsession with keeping my skin baby soft. I just feel so fresh and clean after my skin is exfoliated. I also have this need to save money (don’t we all)!? So what better way to accomplish both then by making my own DIY Sugar Scrub. Today is your lucky day because I am going to give you a few amazing recipes so you can feel the luxury of a spa like scrub down in the comfort of your very own bathroom.

My skin especially reeps the benefits of the sugar scrubs after shaving, prepping my skin for self tanner or if I am feeling dry and flakey. These also make for thoughtful gifts. Bonus: You most likely already have most of the ingrediants in your kitchen!

Basic Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil (easier to mix if in liquid form so feel free to warm it first)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (almond oil and vegetable oil are fine too)
  • 20 drops Pure essential oil of your choice (I like lavender or citrusy scents)
  • Jar with tight lid
  1. Pour sugar into mixing bowl
  2. Add the liquids (coconut oil, EVOO)
  3. Add your essential oil
  4. Mix, mix, mix (if you like a thicker consistancy, just add more sugar)
  5. Scoop into your jar with a tight lid (I reuse my mason jelly jars, you can reuse your candle jars as well – as long as they have a tight lid)
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use
  7. Scrub away!!!

lemonsFresh Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 lemon to zest and squeeze juice from – remove seeds…can heat lemon to help squeeze juice from (lemon juice tightens and brightens skin and has a clean scent)
  • grater to zest
  • jar with lid
  1. Pour sugar into mixing bowl
  2. Zest lemon over sugar
  3. Cut lemon in 1/2 and squeeze over sugar
  4. Pour coconut oil into mixing bowl
  5. Stir ingredients together until you have a thick consistancy
  6. Pour into Mason Jar and seal tight
  7. Store in fridge to keep it fresh

 

Green Tea Sugar Scrub

DIY Sugar Scrub

DIY Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tea bags of organic green tea
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 drops essential oil of your choice
  1. Pour both sugars into mixing bowl
  2. Cut open tea bags and pour leaves over sugar
  3. Warm coconut oil if needed to reduce any clumps and pour into mixing bowl along with your EVOO
  4. Add 20 drops of your essential oil of choice
  5. Mix well
  6. Pour into your mason jar and put lid on tight
  7. Store in fridge until ready to use

*Green tea is known for its powerful antioxidants!

 

Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Scrub

cinnamonThe benefits of cinnamon are:

~when mixed with honey, can releive symptoms of eczema

~helps reduce acne

~plumps skin and lips by drawing blood to the surface of the skin

~Helps reduce fine lines

  • 1 cup organic white or brown sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup virgin, unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp creamy, whipped honey
  • Jar with lid
  1. Pour sugar and cinnamon powder into mixing bowl
  2. Add coconut oil and vanilla extract
  3. Stir
  4. Mix in whipped honey
  5. Pour sugar scrub into your jar and store in fridge

 

Rose Coconut Sugar Scrub

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Petals from a rose will leave your skin velvety soft!

  • 1 cup pure can sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 single rose (one rose has about 15-20 petals)
  • Food processor

Pour sugar, liquefied coconut oil and carefully peeled petals into food processor and process. Your scrub will turn a beautiful rose color. You then want to pour it into a jar and store in fridge.

 

FYI: If you want to make large amounts of your sugar scrub (for gifts or what have you) remember to use 1/2 of oil for sugar. Also, before using your scrub, after taking it out of the refrigerator you may want to heat it or keep at room temperature for a bit to let it soften up. The less water you allow in your scrub, the longer it will last.

I thought you might want to know why the main ingredients are so beneficial. The sugar is a great natural, non-abrasive exfoliant for your skin. It will leave you with a new layer of bright, smooth skin. The coconut oil and EVOO are amazing  for retaining moisture in the skin. The Essential oils each have a benefit on their own depending on the scent you choose, they also leave you with a fresh scent on your “new” layer of skin.

Important Reminders

Because these are all made with pure and natural ingredients they do have a shelf life of 1 month at the most. They last longest if kept in the fridge. You also want to make sure to keep the lids on tight to keep the ingredients fresh (and just incase you forget to take it out of your shower, you don’t want to take your next shower with an army of ants). It is also very important to wipe the floor of the shower as the oils will make it very slippery. I also wanted to mention that patting your skin with the towel after your suger scrub shower will help lock the moisture in opposed to wiping your skin dry.

If you have any recipes of your own, please share with the rest of us!!!

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