Facial Cleansing Pads Recipe: Travel With Ease and Less Breakouts

My family is always on the go!

Whether it is moving across the country or going for a drive that turns into sleeping in the back of the jeep for a prolonged adventure or just to wake up on the beach, it happens! And I cannot get enough of it!

There are things that I do , however, so that my face and body do not suffer these spontaneous overnights. One of these protocols is bringing my homemade facial cleansing pads with me on any potential adventure breakaway. They are super simple to make and save me the post-adventure breakout.

They can also be used at home, when you’re just too tired to wash your face.

Ingredients (makes 4oz jar):

  • 1 Tbs Witch Hazel: This is a great facial cleanser, that helps tone the skin and has antibacterial properties.
  • Distilled Water
  • 5 Drops of Frankincense essential oil: MUST HAVE for fine lines and wrinkles.
  • 5 Drops of Tea Tree essential oil: It’s antibacterial and has disinfectant properties. This makes it a great cleansing essential oil and must have if you are prone to acne.
  • 5 Drops of Lavender essential oil: Calms and nourishes the skin.
  • Cotton Rounds/Pads
  • Container with a tight-fitting lid

Ditch and Switch:

There are so many healthy benefits from making the switch and using the natural ingredients used in this simple recipe. You are going to save loads of money this way. And you won’t be exposing yourself, family, or furry friends to the toxic chemicals that are in your pricey, conventional personal care products.

I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe or testimonial at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!

How to get started?

If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.

Sending love and wishing you Happy and Healthy Trails!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products discussed are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Views expressed are from an Independent Distributor, not a medical professional, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Young Living Essential Oils. Views expressed only apply to Young Living Essential Oils (not other essential oil brands). Individual results may vary.

Natural Makeup Remover Recipe: Plus Top 3 Ways to Promote Healthy Skin 🌹

Lets talk about our skin and how beauty comes from within. A lot of times we are looking for bandaids to fix a quick issue, but we need to look at what is going on inside so we can heal from the inside out.

In my opinion, these are the…

Top 3 Ways to Promote Healthy Skin

#1 Manage stress

This is difficult and I can’t say I’m very good at it, but its something I work on all the time. Stress can affect our skin’s appearance and show us when we are imbalanced. It’s good to shift our awareness and work on managing our stress whether its through breathing techniques like yoga and meditation, exercise, focusing on the positive, or whatever works best for each of us.

#2 Gut Health

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Simple Soothing Skin Cream Recipe: I am Beautiful…

This website is all about wellness. But how can we feel good if we don’t feel good about ourselves?

We try to balance a lot in our everyday lives; kids, family, multiple jobs, stress, fear, meal planning and preparing, cleaning and clutter, car repairs, debt, and so many other commitments.

Do we get overloaded? Absolutely!

Do we have the power to free ourselves! Most definitely.

It’s not necessary to bury ourselves under our own commitments. Try decluttering your life in a way that makes sense to you.

  • Does this mean donating things you don’t use anymore?
  • Getting rid of that blouse that’s missing a button and you’ve been saying your going to fix it for the last 4 years?
  • Meditating to help with stress or fear?
  • Asking for help once in a while?
  • Freeing time to make time to pamper ourselves?

Continue reading “Simple Soothing Skin Cream Recipe: I am Beautiful…”

Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair: Simple and Chemical Free

This one is for all my brunette babes….

Please do yourself a favor and trash the conventional dry shampoos in your bathroom cupboards. They are full of toxic chemical ingredients, like butane, propane, and synthetic fragrances. Stop giving yourself chemical headaches and exposing your loved ones to toxic chemicals by spraying them in your home and hair. This recipe is so simple, just give it a try.

Ingredients:

  • Equal parts Cocoa Powder (Blondies can leave this ingredient out) and
  • Arrowroot Powder (or Corn Starch)
  • drops of your favorite essential oils

*I change it up, but one of my favorite blends for this recipe is Lavender, Tea Tree, and Lemongrass.

Directions:

  1. I use a 2 ounce glass jar.
  2. Add the ingredients.
  3. Shake it up or stir.
  4. To apply, I use an extra oiling brush I found in the kitchen, but another great way is using a cosmetic blush brush.
  5. Enjoy fresh looking and smelling hair without chemical consequences!

Again, thank you for letting me share this recipe with you. This is me, sending my love to you and your families.

Watch a Video:

To see how simple making this recipe is, watch it on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

Ditch and Switch:

There are so many healthy benefits from making the switch and using the natural ingredients used in this simple recipe. You are going to save loads of money this way. And you won’t be exposing yourself to the toxic chemicals that are in your pricey, conventional dry shampoos.  So why not?!

I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!

How to get Started?

If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.

Wishing you Happy and Healthy Trails…

Laundry Soap: Stop Washing With Toxic Chemicals

You may love the smell of your favorite laundry detergent, or how your fabric softeners make your clothes feel on your skin, but it’s not worth the side effects.

Known side effects of conventional laundry detergents and fabric softeners include skin irritation, allergies, rashes, and headaches. Less often people can experience much worse side effects like brain toxicity, liver disease, respiratory failure, immune malfunction, hormone disruption, and cancer.

We have to be our own advocates and know the ingredients we are using in our detergents and fabric softeners. Most conventional products include chemical ingredients like parabens that are known endocrine disruptors, can cause developmental and reproductive issues, and other ingredients that can even cause cancer. Some of these include 1, 4-Dioxane, nonylphenol ethoxylates (Nonylphenol ethoxylates were banned in Canada since 1999 and by the EU), artificial colors, sulfates, propylene glycol, among others. Our government agencies have released studies that list some of these chemicals as probable human carcinogens, yet we continue to allow these products into our homes.  Even the cleaner products out there have synthetic fragrances, which are a combination of undisclosed chemicals.  These chemicals can be extremely toxic to our everyday wellness and have worse effects after being built up in our bodies overtime.

When your clothes are washed with these chemicals, they’re also absorbed into the skin, then into your bloodstream and all of your body systems. Clearly you cannot stop cleaning your clothes, but you can make a healthier choice.

This homemade recipe consists of only 4 Ingredients: Borax, Super Washing Soda, Castile Soap, and Essential Oils.

This recipe comes out to be about 13-27 cents per load or less if you use coupons or purchase in bulk. That is the same or less than using conventional products that are 95% water and filled with disclosed an undisclosed toxic chemicals. Continue reading “Laundry Soap: Stop Washing With Toxic Chemicals”