Friday, January 16, 2015
If you have bad periods, go buy this tea. No for real, go order it right now. Go ahead, get the case. I have no affiliation with this company and they don't give me free tea (but maybe they should), but I just love it. After the kids were born, That Time that Shall not be Named got worse and worse. I found this and a cup a day all month long, plus up to about 4 cups a day on PMS/bad days really really helps. It cut down my cramping, insides falling out feeling significantly.
I skimped and didn't buy any this month, thinking "eh, maybe it really doesn't help." As I rolled around nauseated and in pain this morning and downed a handful (not really, don't do that-no more than 4) ibuprofen, I was kicking myself for running out.
Thank to Amazon my precious Moon Cycle will be here in 2 days. I felt it was my womanly duty to pass this on. So consider it your PMS PSA of the day.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This is so ridiculously simple that I hesitated to even post it. It is easy and quick to make your own scrubs. You just need something rough like sugar, salt or coffee grounds, and an oil like almond, jojoba or olive. Mix them together and you have a scrub.
For this one, I used a larger grain sugar, olive oil, and peppermint and coffee essential oils to make it like a peppermint mocha. It smells amazing, & I may have eaten a spoonful. I had some serious dragon scale hands going on, and after using it they are silky smooth.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Alternate post title would be how to make homemade clay toothpaste. I have had to buy alternative toothpaste for years now because fluoride breaks my face out in a rash. I finally got tired of spending $7 a tube and decided to figure out how to make myself. I knew I did not want to use a recipe with baking soda because I was afraid it would be too harsh for daily use. My teeth tend to get sensitive very easily.
This recipe is based on bentonite clay, and I am very happy with how it turned out. Several recipes online use a mixture of peppermint and tea tree oils, but I wanted to make more of a holiday flavor.
Here is the recipe, it is very easy. Mix 2 tablespoons bentonite clay with about 2 tablespoons distilled or purified water and a pinch of real sea salt. You want to do this without using any metal bowls or instruments because the clay can pull metal out. Then mix in liquid stevia to taste, I did 7 drops, and your essential oils. I did one drop of cinnamon, one drop of clothes, and 7 drops of orange. Store in a glass container, I used an empty baby food jar.