Have you tried the 🍋 lemon poppy seed scrub yet? This scrub is bright and refreshing. This is what you want to start the day with! We’re working with lemon and lime peels and studding it with black poppy seeds. ✨
1 cup fine white sugar or fine salt
the peel of one lemon
the peel of one lime
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 cup coconut oil (or your favorite oil)
work in a large mixing bowl
blend the dry ingredients together
pour in the oil slowly, mix and pour more – until it reaches the consistency of wet sand – or the consistency that you like
transfer into an air-tight jar keeps for months as long as you don’t get it wet
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That's right, it's Giveaway Time! Just because it's awesome, I'm giving away a 15ml large bottle (5ml pictured) of one of my favorite multi-use super oils, Lemon! Fun Fact: Did you know that it takes 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle of Young Living lemon essential oil?! 😳 That's just crazy! Here's how I use lemon eo in my world:
In water for a metabolism/detox boost, in cooking as a sub for lemon juice, to remove label residue (just say no to googone), to apply to stains and to add to laundry to brighten whites, to make an amazing diy lemon sugar scrub, to clean the microwave or other tough grease spots and finally to fight off allergies when they hit by diffusing it with lavender and peppermint. And that's not all the possibilities...there really is so much more you can do with this kick ass oil 🍋
Just search Young Living Lemon on Pinterest for even more ideas.
So you wanna win? Let's keep it simple:
1. Follow me! @nontoxicnewbie 2. Tag someone who is all about that natural, healthy, non-toxic lifestyle who would love a chance to win this just like you! Multiple tags=multiple entries ☺️
Easy peasy lemon squeezey!
Giveaway ends Tuesday, June 27th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
Wanna feel really darn fantastic? Like Queen Elsa when she could finally let it go? Like Moana when she returned the heart of Tafiti and was finally reunited with Pua!?? (Can you tell I've been watching way too many Disney movies with my little nieces?) Well treat your body well 👊 This is why I always say that the best investment you can ever make is in your health - when you have health you feel good, and when you feel good you can live life to the absolute fullest 🙌
As business owners we have a great responsibility that reaches far beyond ourselves.. including how we spend our money and how we spend our time... So every Wednesday the first task of the day is spending a good few hours donating our time to the local shelter to ensure the lost n forgotten are well looked after... and get plenty of food and cuddles.
We here at Neat are MASSIVE animal lovers... and we will never test on our furbaby's ♡ thanks to our customers for allowing us to give back to our community every single week! ♡
Image Models: Lolly, Bella and Winnie
Alright. Summertime is finally here! Now let's talk non toxic products for the summer. Don't just get any old sunscreen and bug spray.
And ladies? What are you using to shave those legs with?
Remember to be extra mindful of the products you use. Up to 60% of what touches your skin gets absorbed. And that includes the kiddies too!
Here are a couple of my favorite brands: @drbronner and @badgerbalm.
Class is in Session! Here is some wonderful information about the Georgian Period (1714 – 1830) This wonderful Georgian Style room is painted in the beautiful Calke Green by Farrow & Ball
The Georgian era is often referred to as The Age of Elegance. The most important element in Georgian Interiors is perfect proportion alongside carefully balanced colours.
Georgian rooms typically included several decorative features such as plaster and stuccowork, elaborate doorways, panelling, gilding or marble effect paint work. The colours used were muted and sophisticated, a look perfectly suited to the Farrow & Ball palette.
To create this look choose dirtied colours like Mouse’s Back, Dead Salmon, Lichen, Pigeon and Picture Gallery Red. Typically these would have had a sheen so Modern Emulsion would be the most appropriate finish to choose.
As the style evolved, colour became lighter with the use of dusky pinks like Setting Plaster, soft greys like Pavilion Gray, and cleaner greens and blues like Folly Green and Lulworth Blue as well as the introduction of strong yellows like India Yellow. All these would be used in a matt finish like our Estate Emulsion.
If you are lucky enough to have original plaster work or panelling then colours like Off-White, Fawn and Olive would be most appropriate.
Can't even explain how pumped I am to have the new Young Living sunscreen just in time for summer t lather on this pregnant belly of mine;) This mineral sunscreen is SPF 10 and water resistant for 80 minutes. You can go to the Young Living website and watch the video explaining why SPF 10 does not mean what you think.
SPF 10 means it will protect you from burning. It means you can be in the sun 10 times longer than if you didnt have it on. Broad spectrum means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays. It goes on so smooth and is not greasy🙅🏼 Non-chemical sunscreen. It is mineral based. Zinc oxide simply physically blocks the rays of the sun. They did not use nano-particals because the problem with those is that they are so small they penetrate cells and can work their way into your bloodstream. We don't know what risk that poses, so we did not use them. Our human studies showed 80 min of water resistance. It is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic. Contains frankincense, cistus, and carrot seed oils. #morethanoils#yleo#nontoxicbeauty#sunscreen#nontoxic#nontoxicsunscreen
Does anyone else clean up before your house cleaners come? 🙋🏼 I am SO incredibly thankful to have precious ladies that come and clean our house every so often, but I totally always force my family to clean everything up before they come. It's ridiculous, really. #thievesallthethings
If want to protect your home, family, and environment, so to create a healthier home, and healthier you, attend one of up and coming Thursday evening Healthy Home, Healthy You, Time for a Make-Over seminars, and get the guidance you need to make the right choices. We will discuss phone apps that you can download to scan products to check for toxicity, and organizations that you can follow for constant up dates on the products they verify and certify as clean, and talk about how gray-water/waste water can be eliminated. If you plan on participating, please send an email for details to firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to seeing you soon! #July6#HealthyHome#CleanLiving HealthyYou
That's actually smells like summer in a jar! 🌴 So fresh and my skin feels incredibly soft after using it. •
This body butter is one of YL's newer products...and it's amazing!! I love how YL is offering lots of new products for those of us who don't want to DIY lots of stuff. #aintnobodygottimeforthat 😉We now have non-toxic options like this 👆🏻, sunscreen, bug repellant, body wash, etc! 💜🌿
In the big Summer FB party a couple of us consultants were talking about the repair of damage and amount of hair growth we've experienced since using Pure Haven's shampoo and conditioner.
I decided to compare my own pictures. The left picture is just from April 4, the right is today. I can see a growth of several inches AND it's healthy. No split ends like I used to get!
Finally shutting down work and heading out to enjoy this beautiful weather with our first camping trip of the season! I'll announce the winner of my giveaway with @wildcraftcare tomorrow - you still have one hour left to enter! I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday! 🌹
We are thrilled to be collaborating with @elyaorganique who has customized scrubs and soaks for @vandosalon. All the products are certified organic, vegan, fair trade and cruelty-free. Our clients are loving them and the results speak for themselves 💅🏼🍃💕
Sunscreen for your hair? We say Yes to that at MONAT! ☀️
Our products contain CRODASORB - A powerful formula that packs intense defense against oxidative stress, protects from the sun's damaging rays and resulting UVB damage.
CRODASORB also preserves hairs natural pigmentation and keeps strands stronger and locks in moisture.
-Protect's natural and synthetic coloring as well as gray hair.
-Absorbs high amounts of UVB and UVA light.
-Penetrates the hair, allowing it to protect both the cuticle and the cortex.
-Helps to smooth the cuticle for less damaging breakage.
No more fluoride 🙅🏼no more chemicals 🙅🏼and certainly no more toxic metals 🙅🏼. What is the point in consuming a healthy, GMO free diet if you are washing it down with TOXIC products twice a day? Presenting to you Red seal parben free toothpaste and my new biodegradable bamboo tooth brush. Good bye Colgate and adios plastic tooth brush 🙋🏼I will not miss you. Start looking at what is in your daily products. Start giving a shit about what your putting into your body. Because if you can't make time to look after your health now, you will have to make time for sickness and diseases in your future.
Here is my first before & after with Savvy Minerals! 💁🏻💁🏻💁🏻 I’ll start with the fact that even though I don’t wear makeup nearly as much as I used to since becoming a Mama, I’m pretty high maintenance about what I put on my face. This is long so TL;DR version: This stuff is freaking beautiful and safe and you need it.
I worked as a makeup artist both for Nordstrom (Bobbi Brown) and with my own freelance business for about 9 years. I used to get allll kinds of stuff for free and wouldn’t settle for stuff that wasn’t industrial strength. Fast forward to me watching the documentary The Human Experiment and being enlightened about ALL THE 💩💩💩toxic chemicals that our personal care products, freaking BABY products, and MAKEUP are full of. Things that are linked to cancer, asthma, skin issues, and hormone disruption. Friends, this isn’t about living in fear, it’s about demanding better for ourselves and our precious babies. I'm not perfect- no one is and that's not what this is about. I have gradually swapped out products over time and still have a few to go. I'm still looking for a good natural mascara and struggle with finding a shampoo that gets my mane, I mean hair, clean. Enter Savvy Minerals. I was nervous because I’ve tried natural lines and frankly they’re not great. Colors are weird, stuff doesn’t stay on, just not good. But this stuff is the REAL deal, you guys. It's lovely. Feels completely weightless on the skin and is full of ingredients that are GOOD for your skin.
We're talking about:
- No parabens: hormone disruption galore
- No talc: could be linked to cancer, let's avoid slathering it on our face. Or using baby powder with it for that matter.
- No bismuth: it's a heavy metal. No thanks. If sufficient exposure causes nausea, pain, diarrhea, depression and more, I'd like to avoid it altogether!
- No nanoparticles involved in the titanium dioxide so it can't penetrate cells or get in our bloodstream. Thanks, scientists, for figuring this out!
We ARE talking about arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, jojoba oil, and ingredients that nourish and benefit our skin while giving full coverage and a flawless makeup look. 🙌🏽 It's a win-win!
Shhhh, don't tell my hubby but I scored his Father's Day gift absolutely free this year. 🙌🏻 Because of Young Living's customer loyalty program called Essential Rewards, I got to on a shopping spree and pick out these three costly oils free of charge. 🎉 🎁Shutran - a heavenly blend for men (women like it too) that contains Idaho Blue spruce, Ocotea, Ylang Ylang, Hinoki, Coriander, Davana, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon, and Northern Lights Black spruce oils. My hubby stopped wearing cologne about two years ago due to the health risks from synthetic fragrances and now wears exclusively Young Living oils. Shutran is his go-to cologne and I love the way it smells. 😍 🎁Jasmine - Happy Mother's Day, birthday, Valentines, and Anniversary to ME! 👏🏻 Jasmine is an exotic oil that is very costly to grow and produce. One pound of jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh unpacked blossoms. 🌸 The blossoms must be collected before sunrise or much of the fragrance will be evaporated. The quality of the blossoms may also be compromised if they are crushed. A single pound of pure unadulterated jasmine oil may cost between $1,200 to $4,500. In contrast, synthetic fake jasmine made with pure chemicals can be obtained for $3.50 per pound, but they do not posses the same therapeutic qualities as the pure oil. Yuck. And we know what those fake synthetic fragrances do to our immune systems and hormones. #getoutofmyhouse#byefelicia 🤚🏻 🎁Rosemary - this oil is a power house that supports the immune system, the liver, threat/lungs, memory, and a healthy hair line. It is calming and promotes mental alertness, focus and clarity. #mombrain
All this was free! $210 worth!!! Thanks to Young Living! 🙏🏻💕
My wellness friends.
Thieves + Honey is your immune system's bestie.
Ningxia is good for all of the things. FULL of antioxidants which your body needs for healthy cellular support!
Lemon for my immune system and to kick to nasties bacteria to the curb. This house got hit hard with some germs (thanks daycare) last week and these guys are helping me get rid of them from our house and our bodies! #healthyhappyhome
A polished, high fashion look can go hand-in-hand with a clean, non-toxic makeup product that doesnt wreck havoc on your skin! We love the Jane Iredale mineral makeup range because of its versatility. Discover your prefect makeup wardrobe via the link in our bio. 🌿
#eclecticoilsincbacktobasicstour ⬅️ start here to catch yer buns up... All you og's who have been here since the beginning... I saved some big guns for last. #thegreenbeans Oregano & Melaleuca.
Oregano 🌿 is all things strong. Yes, you'll smell like pizza when you use him (but pizza is bae...so 🍕🍕), but you won't mind when you have a virus or bacterial infection, strep throat, athlete's foot, warts, a urinary infection, or canker sores. See? Wouldn't you rather smell like a pizza than have any of the above 👆🏻?! #givesandtakes people.
Melaleuca ❇️ is all things powerful. Aka tea tree..you'll reach for Melaleuca for cuts and wounds, viruses, cold sores, a sore throat, ear infections, bronchitis, or any colds and flus, pinkeye, or last and certainly not fun (don't ask how I know) lice.
Honestly, smell wise, these two aren't my jam... buttttt and that's a pretty big but🍑, you NEED these two in your ōil arsenal. #trustme#thebigguns
Hey y'all! Since veganism is about creating the least harm in all aspects of life - not just eating - I'm excited to expand my blog into other aspects of the vegan lifestyle on occasion... like sharing beauty and skincare! 💁🏻 I found these cruelty free / less toxic @dermae cleansers and serum on sale at @sprouts and have been testing them all week, which means a new blog post is up with my review! 📎 Link is in bio!
Frankincense is amazing! You'll hear many oilers say 'Frank for President' since you can do so many good things with this oil! It's super relaxing, great for skin care, Emotional Support, and Immune Support. I never go a day without rolling on my Immunity roller, which includes Thieves + Frank + Lemon + Copaiba + Rosemary (sometimes) 👍🏼 Every day I use Frankincense on my skin am/pm in my face moisturizer to keep my skin looking younger. I love using this with Vetiver so I can relax and focus during my devotions. It blends well with pretty much every oil, which is super great since most people don't totally love the smell of Frankincense!! This is one of my favorite oils and probably will become one of yours too!
🌿Okay, so this was the last of the 11 Premium Starter Kit oils! I hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite ways to use them all! Essential oils can offer everyone something, even if it's a little different for each person. I know if you give these oils a try, you won't be disappointed 😊 if you'd like to get started, message me or visit the link in my bio!
Good Medicine Beauty Lab Purity Perfectly Clear Skin Tonic - Pure fresh and high quality ingredients. I use this as a spot treatment specially for my break outs for its anti-inflammatory properties and protection from infections. I've also used it as a cleanser to restore my skin to it's natural ph balance when it acts out. I try not to use it as a cleanser to much since I have dry skin and it can be a little drying if used regularly. Definitely would recommend it, it shrinks pores, detoxes skin, tightens skin, and increases cellular metabolism. It gave my skin an overall brighter healthier look and smells of Jupiter but mainly sage which is relaxing if your doing a spa treatment. Totally love these 5 ladies work, in love with this company!💚🌿 @goodmedicinebeautylab @joingoodbeing #goodmedecine#goodbeing#nontoxic#nontoxicbeauty#nontoxicskincare#nontoxiclifestyle#nontoxiclife#natural#botanical#healthy#organic