Holistic Living – Organic Skin Care

I have been a fan of Neals Yard Remedies for some time now! I love their products, their ethics, the packaging they use, everything about them!

The product which made me fall in love with them! Wild Rose Beauty Balm! 

Most importantly their products are all organic, paraben free, chemical free, natural and safe for the body!

They use herb’s and essential oils in all of their products, each product just smells so amazing, and brilliant at balancing, calming or rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit.

I thought I would write a few review of the products I have been using lately.

Remedies to Roll!  A blend of essential oils which you roll on over your pulse points, I use the Study one which smells amazing and works to focus and calm the mind.

I use this when I’m studying, writing and about to do anything creative, its brilliant at bringing your mind back to the right place.

I carry this around in my hand bag, it’s one of my essentials 🙂

Hair treatments! Another one of my favourite past times are face and hair treatments, laying in a hot bath and relaxing after a long day!

This hair treatment is my favourite. Rosemary & Cedarwood Treatment.

The ingredients which make my hair feel so soft and healthy is Coconut oil, Cedarwood oil, Rosemary oil and Lavender oil.

I leave it in my hair for however long I decide to lay in the bath, then just wash it out afterwards.

You can use it as a hair tamer too, using a little amount and running it through your hair for added shine and helping calm frizzy hair..

My hair smells so good after I’ve used this.

Spot treatment Gel! I rarely breakout anymore, luckily I got that under control with my lifestyle and healthy foods.

Sometimes however if I am stressed, or doing a cleanse which may push out toxins through my skin, this spot gel is a life saver.

It literally is the fastest working spot treatment I have ever used, if i put it on overnight, by the next morning the spot is either gone, or it is hardly noticeable at all. It takes all the redness out and the skin heals so quickly with no mark left behind.

I believe that the Gota Kola used in this product is one of the most beneficial. So great at healing skin!

So these are just a few of my favourite items at the moment 🙂

 

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Cheesy, Onion and Garlic Kale Chips

My favourite!! Kale Chips, or crisps as we call them in the UK.

I can’t enjoy these just yet on my cleanse.. as I’m nut free for the next 7 days.

However these are a great snack and replacement for crisps, potato crisps and a great savoury treat!

My secret recipe:

  • 2 cups of cashews
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbs of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup of water.

Blend together everything except the water.

add the water in slowly to get to your desired consistency, not too runny!

Combine the mixture with your Kale in a large bowl !

Lay the Kale out on your dehydrating sheets and they take approx 12 -14hrs on 105F.

You can do these in the oven, if you use the lowest temp and leave the door open! You would need to keep an eye on them.

Kale is so good for you and kids love these crisps, which is a perfect way of getting more greens into you and your family’s life 🙂

 

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Day 23 – The Rose Cleanse – Chocolate Coconut Cream

The cleanse is still going well, I’m really getting into Juicing until Dinner now! Actually in the last few days I have not even wanted Juice that much, I have been drinking lots of water with lemon, aloe and stevia, and uphill 4pm not had any need for juice. My body is definitely in cleansing mode 🙂 I’m feeling much lighter, and enjoying the lightness of liquids.

I had one of these this morning with my water!

I had a lovely  goats cheese salad followed by a sweet frittata and accompanied with some Chocolate Coconut Cream I created:

  • Can of coconut milk.
  • Stevia
  • Chocolate powder.

Blended together and  poured over the Frittata’s.

It was very creamy and chocolatey, best combination!

 

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Day 21 – The Rose Cleanse, Chocolate Coco Soup!

I had some heavy detox symptoms today, the usual horrible migraine headache I get when my body has stirred up lots of toxins and my body is doing it’s best to remove them all! This can sometimes be uncomfortable and I had an enema to try to take off the edge of the symptoms. It did help, but my headache stuck around for the day so I took this message from my body and took it easy!

I had lots of liquids!

This yummy Cinnamon Tea by Higher Living, with some Stevia.

A Large Carrot and Romaine Juice with Vanilla Stevia !

And a Cucumber, Celery, Mint, Spinach Juice with Stevia.

Towards the end of the day I felt better and my appetite came back which is a good sign my body had dealt with the majority of the toxins and whatever deep cleansing had been taking place…

When the body is busy cleansing, you can lose your appetite as the body wants to use the energy it would have used for digestion, to use solely on cleansing the body. Always listen to you body, it knows best!!

For my evening meal I had some buckwheat and sweet potato noodles, with tomato, courgette, onion marinara sauce. Sides of sweet potato fries with cayenne pepper and salt and some Sweet battered Zucchini Sticks another great recipe from The Vegetable Centric Kitchen!!

I enjoyed my salad first with some carrot sticks and dijon mustard and then the cooked food followed. This is important, to start with the raw salad first to help digest the cooked food and make digestion as smooth as possible.

For Dessert I played with 2 of my favourite ingredients! Coconut and Chocolate !

I came up with a Chocolate dish with the consistency of yoghurt. It was delicious and did the trick for my sweet craving.

I called it Chocolate Coco Soup :

I melted Cacao butter, added some Cacao powder and Stevia to sweeten. Then mixed this mixture with some coconut milk.

You can eat it warm or cool it in the fridge. I did both 😉

Oh yes, I have to share a picture of my first home-grown radish!! I was very excited to see this little baby radish appear, the others are growing really well, and I can’t wait to prepare a lovely salad with them soon.

 

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A Totally Natural Hair Conditioner for Beautiful Hair

I love spending an evening pampering myself and connecting with my inner self, I find it very grounding and centering. Especially when on a cleanse or detox. It’s important to take time for yourself every day to do something for you, and to bring yourself out of your head and into your body. A Bath, Face mask, Hair Treatment always sorts me out after a long day.

I made a hair treatment from just natural ingredients, no added nasties, and it’s really great for hair! Especially thick curly hair,

My hair is actually very fine, but this treatment gives it body and makes it much fuller and healthier looking.

Hair Treatment:

  • Bentonite Clay
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Aloe Vera

For my long hair i used the following measurements, 4 tbsp of bentonite clay, 4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 2 tbsp of aloe. The mixture will be like a thick cream consistency. Play with it until you have a good consistency for a hair mask, not too runny!

(it’s important not to use any metal when making this mixture, so use a wooden spoon and glass bowl, Bentonite and metal don’t go well together because of the drawing properties of the clay)

Apply the mixture to slightly damp hair, applying from root to tip. Leave on for up to 30 minutes.

You can also use this as a face mask, so I used any left overs from the bowl on my face too. Laid back in the bath with my favourite Organic Essential oil’s Bubble Bath and relaxed for 30 minutes.

Rinse off with warm water and follow with a conditioner!

This was the outcome which I was very happy with 🙂

 

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Day 19 – 20 The Rose Cleanse – Stuffed Mushies and Chocolate Crunch Balls

My Cleanse went well this weekend,

I enjoyed bike rides, and lots of  Beetroot Juice!

The Liver loves Beetroot Juice! It’s a powerful cleanser, especially combined with colon cleansing too.

My Dinner on Saturday:

Stuffed Mushies! Poached egg and asparagus,

and a watercress, spinach and rocket salad with Radish, onion and dijon mustard & Apple cider vinegar!

The Stuffed Mushrooms were easy peasy to make and delicious.

Mini Portabello Mushrooms, with tomato marinara sauce, topped with goats cheese, popped in the oven for 25mins on 175C

I made some Chocolate Crunch Balls for Alex, they weren’t Rose cleanse friendly as they contain Nuts and dried fruit together, so I had a little dark chocolate for my dessert.

Chocolate Crunch Balls: ( Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free, Dairy Free )

Almonds, Cacao Powder, Blend together to make fine flour, add dates to make a dough.

Roll into Balls.

Melt Cacao Butter, add Cacao Powder and Agave syrup to taste, Coat Crunch Balls and set in fridge!

10 days to go on the Rose Cleanse, and totally in the flow now of juicing until dinner!

 

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Day 18 – The Rose Cleanse – Aloe Vera, Juice & Cake Making

I love juicing at weekend’s! It free’s up so much time to do more of the stuff you want to! Which is what you want at the weekend as it tends to fly by!

I made some Cakes in the Skinny Mini kitchen for  customer order’s.

I also made an extra cake for my housemates and friends to sample over the weekend!

I enjoyed the following Juices:

Carrot, Romaine, Stevia and Cacao powder!  Yes Carrots and chocolate taste great together too ;0)

It’s a great way to get your greens in! This Juice had a whole head of Romaine, and mixed with the carrots is sweetly delicious.

I also enjoyed another Red Velvet Juice! Beetroot, carrot, Vanilla Stevia ,Spinach and cacao powder!

Yes I have totally indulged in Cacao in my juices lately, I’ll make sure I balance it out with my Green juices! It won’t be an everyday occurrence for me as I am a little sensitive to caffeine, or a lot sensitive to caffeine! I have to be careful with me and chocolate , especially for my adrenal health. It cools all under control 🙂

I have been taking Aloe for the last 3 days!

I got mine from Pukka Herbs, I really like the ethics of this company and how they source their herbs, all organic too! This Aloe is great as it has no added sweeteners or any other preservatives, which some “fresh” bottled Aloe Vera’s contain! Check the labels.

Aloe Vera is great for the skin as it contains MSM, it is also great for digestion and cleaning the bowel’s! Yes a lovely natural way to get things moving, which is great when you are juicing and want to help the toxins “waste” leave easily.

It is also a way of getting some B12 in your diet, if you don’t eat any animal products.. I do eat Fish and Goats cheese, but getting additional B12 is great as even meat eaters can be deficient in B12!

It also helps boost the immune system, it stimulates the white blood cells that fight virus’s.

It reduces inflammation and is high in the amino sugars needed by the body for cell regeneration.

So it’s a very beneficial plant to add to your lifestyle!

I will let you know how I get on with it and the benefits I feel in the coming week 🙂

 

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