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5 Things That I Do Daily For Healthy, Vibrant Skin

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It’s Sunday morning and I’m in a Seattle coffee shop after waking from a deep, restful sleep in my hotel room. James and I often go to Seattle (Bellevue to be exact) to start the holiday season off.  If you’re in the area, Bellevue starts their annual Snowflake parade which just zaps you into the holiday spirit immediately! We’re also here to do a little bit of shopping too and to relax before the craziness of the holidays begin.

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How To Oil Pull (Video)

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Have you heard of oil pulling? It sounds like such a highly technical term but it is the easiest step that you can take for a healthier (and even whiter) smile.  In fact, oil pulling is several healthy properties to this ancient practice:

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6 Natural Steps To Healthier Teeth & Gums (VIDEO)

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Make no mistake, toxins are everywhere!  Some things we have absolutely no control over such as environmental pollution. But, then there are ways we can definitely make more conscious choices especially when it comes to our diet, the chemicals that we use to clean our home, the products that we use on our skin, and  the products that we use for our dental care.

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10 Ways To Upgrade Your Sleep Routine

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Do you feel like there’s never enough time to get enough sleep or to make a proper breakfast? Now summer is ending, and winter is looming AND, for many of you, kiddies are off to school.  So, our sleep is about to change!  Hey, I’ve got 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Sleep Routine TODAY!!

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The 5 Ways That I Use Essential Oils (Plus, an Organic Aromas Review)

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I’ve been crushing on essential oils for years, my friends.  Years ago, when I was struggling with stress and anxiety in my crazy-corporate job, I instinctively reached for essential oils.  I naturally knew that I did NOT want rely on anti-anxiety pills at that point.  So, I started to explore natural remedies such as a plant-forward diet, to more holistic approaches to managing stress. That’s where essential oils came it.

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Healing Beauty Mist

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One of the biggest and most impactful changes that I made to my health was when I detoxed my beauty products. Through my own personal study of health, I quickly learned how important it was for me to take a look at what I was putting on my skin.

Many of the chemicals found in your over-the-counter beauty elixirs can wreak havoc on your health. Research has shown that there are certain chemicals that may cause long-term, gradual changes to your health with hormonal imbalances being one of them. Repeated exposures can even cause you to develop an allergy.

This recipe calls for Aloe Vera Juice and Witch Hazel. Both are readily available at most health stores and they have the ability to soothe, refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Rose Water is full of antioxidants, decreases inflammation and also has the ability hydrate the skin.

I’m in love with essential oils and I have found pure grade, organic essential oils critical to my beauty care. My three favorites are:

Frankincense, which may help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate the skin. And both geranium and lavender, which have soothing abilities for occasional skin irritations and may reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Healing Beauty Mist
2 parts distilled or clean filtered water
1 part medicinal aloe vera juice and/or witch hazel
1 part rose water
2-3 drops of pure essential oils such as lavender, frankincense or geranium

Mix all ingredients in a small, dark glass spray bottle. Spray onto face after freshly washing your skin, after sun exposure or to hydrate your skin throughout the day!

To learn more about healthier skin care products or to look up how healthy your products are, refer to the EWG’s Skin Deep Data Base.

Daily Health Ritual: How To Dry Brush

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If you’re a follower on my Instagram page, you would have had the chance to see my 3-part post of daily health rituals or what I call “self-care Sundays”.  The image above was directed to the more physical practice that I hold every Sunday night and many of the days during the week.

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Self Care + Coconut Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair & Face Mask

 

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Happy weekend all!

It was a crazy week for me. I’m always is trying to manage my day job with my nutrition studies along with keeping this website up to date with amazing recipes such as this one!  For me, balance is essential but it can often be put on the back burner when I’m stuck in the chaos of life. Do you know what I mean?

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5 Foods For Healthy & Shiny Hair

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A few weeks ago, a had a reader email me asking me what I recommended for healthy and shiny hair. So, I thought, what the heck, why not put it in a video for you all and share by 5 Foods For Healthy & Shiny Hair?!?!?

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My Favourite Holiday Essential Oil Blends

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How is the holiday season treating you?

With no family between my husband and I here in BC, we’ve had to come up with our own traditions. After 11 years together, we’re still trying to create them.

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