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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Indulging in Raw Chocolate….

valentines-day-letteringHappy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you are celebrating love even if you don’t have a someone special.  Actually you do.  You have you! And you are the most important person in your life! How about you doing a little self care and lavish yourself in raw chocolate? And guess what?  IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Continue reading

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It’s ok to Play with Your Food…..

ava-mashMy latest mission has been to reuse, recycle, up-cycle, and not waste anything. So as I was cleaning out my fridge tonight, I found leftover avocado from 2 days ago. As much as I LOVE avocado, I’m not a fan of eating it unless it is fresh and it’s rare that I have leftovers! So what better way to use up avocado then to do a face mask. This is perfect timing because we have been running the wood stove constantly and my skin is really dry.

Here are some of the benefits of avocados:

  • They contain a natural carotenoid called lutein and its antioxidant properties help protect the skin from UV-B induced damage
  • Polyphenols help reduce free radicals that cause cell damage
  • Vitamin C and E helps improve the skin collagen and prevent premature formation of wrinkles
  • The rich source of oleic acid plays a great role in the defense of the skin and is a great moisturizer
  • It is a very effective cream for sun burnt or damaged skin.
  • The chemical composition in Avocado helps to quickly regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.
  • For individuals with blemished skin, aged skin or sun damaged skin, the sterolins found in avocado helps heal and hydrate the skin.
  • It also contains proteins, fatty acids, Omega 3 and folic acid. It has the treasures of Vitamin A, B, C and Vitamin E to help the skin look vibrant.

How I applied:

I mixed 1/2 of a mashed up avocado with 2 table spoons of olive oil, and a teaspoon of Vitamin E, with 2 drops of Roman Chamomile, 2 drop of Myrrh, and 1 drop of Geranium Essential Oils. I massaged the mixture to my face and neck, and let it set for about 10 minutes. I then washed my face with warm water and applied my Chaga oil mixture (which I will post another time). My skin feels delicious, soft, and hydrated.

So the next time your mom tells you not to play with your food, be a rebel and play away!!!!

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