Recently I was looking in the mirror and realized my oily T-zone and pores were out of control so I went on the hunt for a natural solution. This definitely did the trick- mix together 1/4 cup bentonite clay, 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar, and 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. Forms a thick paste (I suggest storing in the fridge). Wet your face and use this instead of face wash 2-3 times a week and watch your pore and oily t-zone shrink awake. I also added used coffee grounds to help it exfoliate a bit better. Check it out then let me know how it worked for you! * Side note- do not leave on for more than a couple of minutes and always test any new product you use on a small area on the inside of your forearm :) #applecidervinegar#organiclife#organicmom#organicbeauty#naturallife
New smoothie recipe:
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup of water
GIANT handful of fresh spinach or kale....or both
1 full scoop of the @vitalproteins vanilla coconut peptides
2 heaping TBS of @thecoconutcult
1 cup steamed then frozen cauliflower
1/2 cup to 1 cup frozen mangos
Whip it all up in your @vitamix @vitacost is now carrying the entire product line from @vitalproteins So you can score these awesome and super yummy peptides from their site! This smoothie is THICK! 😂 It was almost like drinking ice cream. So think of it like a thick milkshake. The coconut vanilla @vitalproteins peptides make it taste much sweeter than the plain peptides. I was lucky to score some fresh spinach from our local farmers market. I just wash, and then put the entire things in my smoothies, stems and all. Also, if you can't have bananas the @thecoconutcult probiotic coconut cream yogurt is an EXCELLENT supplement into your smoothies for that creamy texture. SO GOOD! My little two year old asked for seconds. 😍🙌🏻🏝
It's completely possible, that I've been slacking big time at drinking my weight in water lately so, it could be that I'm just dehydrated, but my pearly white bumper pads, are getting a lil' chapped
You've gotta have sexy smooth lips for summer right?! So, we added "kissable lips" to our to-do list this morning and I'm loving the results
Here's a quick DIY summer lovin' roller bottle recipe, that will blow your bumper pad's mind
In a roller bottle, plop .
-12 drops of Franky
-12 drops Lavender
-load the rest of it up with your good buddy FCO. Aka...Fractionated Coconut Oil
Give it a lil shake, apply a few times a day, and get your summertime 💋 on!
backyard "weeds" can be turned into the best first aid balms. made from lemon balm, plantain, comfrey, and calendula.
bites, stings, cuts, rashes come with the territory this time of year and this green gold has 'em all covered 🌱🐝👌🏻
They are all the rage, and rightfully so!
It's so much fun to get happy mail once once per month, but especially when they are items that you love and use!
YL is EXPLODING with their monthly subscription boxes (called Essential Rewards) because of their commitment to pure quality products!
I mean, what other company can you find that gives you their seedtoseal.com promise?!
They are locking down products that are clinically tested proving their effectiveness and giving HUGE cash back on purchases of 10-25% on every order!
DID YOU KNOW....
That YL is one of a few companies who allow you to pick and choose which products go in your box every month?
Did you know that you are NOT locked in to a certain date, but can change your date each month according to your needs?
That with every purchase from YL, you are rebelling against large companies who are NOT committed to using ingredients that are safe for your body?
Did you know that as you replace those products, your body and the bodies of those in your family will see incredible results, allowing you to feel your BEST?
Did you know that you can refer your friends to getting their own subscription box for just a one time $45 membership fee, and then they can build their own clean boxes each month?!
And did you know that when you do that, you can build for yourself massive thank you check from YL! ------------------------
Subscription boxes are AMAZING, but YL has one that is VERY HARD to beat!
Enroll today and tell yo' frands!
Everything you need, in one awesome bundle! All of these oils plus a diffuser to start smelling all the yummy goodness! + the most incredible, encouraging team to answer every question, grow with you, and inspire you on how to use these babies in your everyday life!
If you are ready to get started with oils, click the link in my profile and choose member for the kit + 24% off all future orders. Once it's place I have a welcome package filled with goodies to send out to you!
If you're on the fence and still have some questions, reach out to me! DM me or email and we'll chat about all the things! xo
It's nothing like receiving goodies for yourself. How often do you go shopping only to come out with nothing for yourself (guilty shopper) or something for your children or someone else? (Raised both hands in the air). It's a natural habit of mine, especially now that I am a mom. I always feel that there is something my cheekies ( sons nickname) need. I have come to understand the importance of treating yourself. Disclaimer* as long as you can afford it. Continued.... Sometimes we go about "doing life", working hard and taking care of everyone else only to look up and think, sh$t "I matter too!" Let's commit to reversing this mentality mama's. We deserve a treat or two. Check out my Instastory to see one of the items in my box. 📦
Until next time.. Embrace YOUR evolution ❤️
Your digital bestie
When you don't have time to juice because you have to fly out the door to pick up kids from school...this stuff by @pulpandpress is totally amazing!!! I picked it up from @costco in @costco_canada Burlington and it was the best impulse buy ever!!! Perfect taste and healthy! I'm a happy mom!! 🙋🏼🌱
It's that time of year! Did you know?! Conventional sunscreen is one of the MOST dangerous products you can put onto your skin, and can even be linked to skin cancer. Excerpt from Dr. Oz site: "Chemical sunscreens don’t sit on the surface of the skin – they soak into it and quickly find their way into the bloodstream. They scatter all over the body without being detoxified by the liver and can be detected in blood, urine, and breast milk for up to two days after a single application. That would be just fine if they were uniformly safe – but they’re not." Lemongrass offers a tinted stick that is a physical sunblock WITHOUT the Casper look and has been rated #1 by the EWG! With that said, who needs sunscreen?! #organic#organics#organicmom#organiclife#organicbaby#organicskincare#organicsunscreen#glutenfree#crueltyfree#nosls#noisopropylalcohol#noparabens#ourlemongrassspa
Day 4 and haven't had a single cheat. It is truly incredible what you can accomplish when you really put your mind to it.
My 80/20 rule had become more of a 60/40 rule and I was starting to feel really uncomfortable in my clothes.
The craziest thing is that I have had zero cravings since I started this four days ago (not typical of this foodie.) The meal plan is so well outlined and easy to follow. I am getting the exact nutrients I need with the proper portions and feeling completely energized and satisfied.
Those yolks 😍, and those tiny chubby fingers trying to snatch my avocado! 🥑🤚🏻
Simple breakfast this morning. Two over easy pastured eggs, gluten free toast, and a half an avocado all sprinkled with crushed red pepper, Trader Joe's everything but the bagel blend, and of course @redmondrealsalt .
Darker more orange hued egg yolks mean a healthier happier chicken. It means they are free to roam on pasture and eat their natural diet of grass, bugs, worms etc. Pastured eggs are higher in vitamins B12, D, A, and E to name a few. They are also higher in healthy omega's among other things.
We Love to support our local farmers and try and purchase eggs from farmers markets however you can also get some great pastured eggs in supermarkets these days. These eggs are from @vitalfarms and are our favorite store bought brand.
Better yet, if you have friends with backyard chickens maybe they will share, or even get your own chickens! We just moved and settled into a new area and we are hoping to get started with our own backyard chickens.
What is your favorite easy go to breakfast?
Summer adventures are sweeter smelling with our super powered, all natural deodorant creams from MeowMeowTweet. Shop this cult favorite eco deodorant now at BeHomeWell.com > Face + Body!⠀
We love that these gentle - yet incredibly effective - odor fighting creams are easier to apply than some other natural deos, with a silky texture that melts right in. ⠀
And, we're thankful MeowMeowTweet deo is whimsically packaged, sans plastic. Tag an Eco-aware friend, or two!
Battling my second round of mastitis 😩 at home with both boys having a marathon movie day. Not sure what the cause is - could be me doubling up my sports bras for workouts creating inflammation or potentially not feeding V enough on the more dominant side 😢 Anyone else go through this and have advice? This @pinkstork magnesium mist has helped with the aches and chills 🙏🏻 #cateandila#mamaskeepinitreal
I cannot get enough of our most potent blend - Immortelle. I wish I could bathe in this stuff 🛀 I wear it morning and night. I use it as an eye serum, facial serum, and hair serum. It's also my first choice for a calming blend (see last post for all my other favorite happy blends 😊). This blend combines some of dōTERRA's most exquisite and expensive oils, one of which is rose, which you can't purchase on its own. The reason? It takes over 2 million rose petals to make one ounce of rose oil. So it's only available during special seasons to our top sellers because dōTERRA will only produce the highest quality oil available. And all those other rose oils available on the market? Mostly synthetic! So buyer beware! Get the real deal in this amazing blend that also contains Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Myrrh - all prized for their beautifying, cell-supporting qualities! Get it FREE with any 200 PV order by June 30! If you've been thinking about joining dōTERRA, now is the time before this amazing deal goes away ✨P.S. This blend in NOT diluted, so you can actually get several rollerballs out of it by transferring a small portion to another rollerball and diluting with fractionated coconut oil 🤗
Most people don't know that the average person applies over 300 chemicals to their body throughout the day - soap, makeup, shampoo. The biggest pollutants are dryer sheets, air fresheners, plug-ins and candles! You're literally poisoning your family with stuff you can't pronounce in your home - your dish soap, the cleaner you use for your kitchen counters, and more. (Download the Think Dirty app and scan a few products under your sink, in your bathroom or laundry room. Most products rate a 7 or higher, 10 being the worst!) Essential oils are a better way. They come from pure plants. There's nothing in them but that one oil - lavender, lemon, tangerine! There are over a million uses for essential oils - cleaning supplies, personal care products like toothpaste, in the diffuser, oil-infused nutritional products. Young Living essential oils are an easy, simple and small change you can make to protect your family and take charge of what's in your home. Swipe through for some fun info about oils, and let me know if you want to learn more! 🌱
Today is officially the last day of school. As an educator and a mom I'm feeling both 💃🏼🤓🤗😍 and 😳🙄🤦🏼♀️🙅🏼. Totally normal, right?! I'm looking forward to no homework, less structure and the ability to be spontaneous. 🙌🏼 But, I'll admit I'm a tad bit nervous my kids are going to make me crazy. 🙈
As the kids and I head out to school we're breathing in the sweet smell of an incredible, citrusy summer blend. 🌱4 drops Grapefruit + 2 drops Bergamot + 1 drop Stress Away.
Bring on the summer! ☀️ 💪🏼
Feeling exhausted? Oils can help! Add 2 drops of each of these to the diffuser for an invigorating, energizing pick me up. Another option is to add 10 drops of each to a 10ml rollerball and top with fractionated coconut oil. Roll on pulse points and back of neck and massage in. Inhale deeply from the remainder on your hands. Repeat throughout the day.✨
Rosemary is wonderful for relieving mental fatigue and supporting our adrenals, eucalyptus helps to clear the mind and promotes relaxation, bergamot is both uplifting and calming with an incredible citrusy scent, and grapefruit is wonderful for mood and also supports our adrenals. Plus the scent is refreshing, crisp and energizing!✨
So excited to try these bath bombs! Young Living has so many other products than just oils. It truly is a lifestyle company 💘. AND I have the best team ever! Happy mail is my love language, what's yours?!
Summer is finally here and so are my hydrangeas! Last year I didn't get a single bloom on this hydrangea bush...this year I have more than I've ever had before! Sometimes being patient proves to pay off. This quote was one of my favorites when I was struggling with infertility. As sad and depressed as I was...I never lost hope. God answers our prayers in his time, not ours. 💗
Immortelle Uses and Benefits
If you are looking for a natural way to lessen the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, then the Immortelle essential oil blend was created with you in mind. Immortelle Anti-Aging blend can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when applied to the neck, face, and décolletage.
Even though aging skin is a natural process and occurs with increased age, some factors of visually aging skin can be controlled. To help deter external aging factors, apply the Immortelle essential oil blend to the desired areas of your skin. The powerful components of Immortelle will help reduce the contributing factors to the appearance of aging skin and will help sustain smooth skin. Maintain a healthy, young look with the Immortelle essential oil blend. Immortelle Anti-Aging blend can be used frequently to help sustain smoother, more radiant and youthful-looking skin. Immortelle oil can also be combined with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help minimize skin sensitivity. When using Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend, apply a thin layer of Immortelle to the face, neck, and décolletage, and then repeat the application to targeted areas of concern. Once you have finished this step, apply the doTERRA moisturizer of your choice to the desired areas of your skin and leave your skin looking radiant and nourished. Not only can Immortelle oil help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes. When you start to feel or see a blemish on your face, apply Immortelle on and around that area. Immortelle oil is a proprietary blend of powerful, renewing, and rare essential oils that make it an essential beautifying agent. With a mix of Rose, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Helichrysum essential oils, Immortelle contains powerful oils!
My seventh grade math teacher, on the first day of school, told our class..."the older you get, the faster the years fly by. Cherish these days and make them count." Happy first day of #SUMMER friends!! Cheers to a summer full of slathering your children in oils, drinking wine by a fire, and making memories with the ones you love! 🙌
I made gluten free pasta salad the other day for Father's Day and the kids got mad because Daddy hogged it all and took the leftovers for lunch. So I made it again today for dinner. Prefect summer pasta salad🥗for this warm weather. The kids were happy to eat it too. Which makes momma happy ☺️#kidapproved#familymeal#mealtime
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Organic skin care has become a popular choice for consumers wishing to lead a healthy lifestyle. The skin is, after all, the body’s largest organ, and what you put on it matters!
Your skin basically acts like a giant sponge absorbing everything you put on it and responding to the environment on a daily basis. When you use skin care products that contain harmful chemicals - from lotions to creams, makeup to perfume - it can create ongoing health problems. And that’s the last thing you want when you’re just trying to take care of your skin and body.
Organic skin care products use natural ingredients as opposed to synthetic alternatives. They are safe to use because they don’t contain any harmful chemicals or artificial ingredients. Although they’re often a little more expensive, they’re also environmentally sustainable and the ingredients come at much less cost to the planet.
This article reveals seven of our favourite benefits of using organic skin care products!
Summer is here and that means farmer’s markets are abundant with produce. Supporting your local farmer’s market is a sustainable way to purchase groceries and it helps encourage the consumption of more vegetables too. Good for you and the environment - win, win. #wellnesswednesday photo via @generalstore
Ever have one of those days you wish you could start over again???🤦🏼♀️
I came home this afternoon from the grocery store and dropped a brand new bottle of rose on the kitchen floor, which of course then had to be swept, mopped and vacuumed. Then Mav took my phone (which was supposed to be in military grade protective case) and threw it and cracked my entire screen...I'm literally looking at a gagillion tiny cracks as I type this ever so slowly to ensure I hit the right letters. Then I made a black bean avocado salad that was supposed to be colorful for the first day of summer but my avocado was too soft as you can see from this pic it now looks more like poop. And THEN as I was taking the trash out, a piece of glass snuck through and sliced my knee!!! I won't repeat my choice words used in that moment. 😬
Oh and Mav stuck his hands in the toilet two times (that I am aware of) AFTER his sister went potty today. 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️😩
So I'm just checking out for the day and I'm going to enjoy a glass of wine (thankfully I bought two bottles) and my ugly dip. 😩😂 ✌🏻