Archive for July, 2008

Lavender Body Scrub

July 26th, 2008 at 08:25pm Under Personal Care Products

Lavender oil is calming and good for all skin types.

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil

Stir ingredients together and apply to damp skin.  Rinse off in shower.

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Papaya Mask

July 26th, 2008 at 07:59pm Under Personal Care Products

Papayas boast large amounts of enzymes (the less ripe=more enzymes) and vitamin C, making them the perfect choice for a highly rejuvenating and healing mask.

Simply mash or blend 1 cup papaya and apply to face.  Allow mask to dry and rinse off.

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Insect Repellent

July 26th, 2008 at 07:47pm Under Personal Care Products

Will keep bugs at bay all summer long, without the harmful chemical, DEET, that is found in commerical repellents.

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Everclear (190 proof grain alcohol)
  • 8 drops citronella, juniper, or rosemary oil or combination of all three (found in health food stores)

Put in jar and shake.  Apply with cotton ball.

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Super Hydrating Smoothie (or pudding)

July 26th, 2008 at 02:42pm Under Green Smoothies

This extra thick smoothie contains celery and mango, both prized for there ability to rehydrate the body and replenish salt and vitamins lost after a workout.  Electrolyte rich celery is actually FOUR times more hydrating than water, so drink up!  I personally don’t like the taste of celery, and found this to be a suprisingly delicious way to get it into my system.

  •  2 fresh or frozen bananas
  •  2 ripe mangos
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

 Blend all ingredients, except chia seeds, in a Vitamix.  Add just enough water to allow ingredients to blend.  Stir in chia seeds.  Makes one quart smoothie or pudding.

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Shamrock Smoothie

July 16th, 2008 at 08:48am Under Green Smoothies

  • 2 large or 3 small frozen bananas
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups packed spinach or lambsquaters (A wild edible containing more calcium than spinach!–I have a local farmer pick them for me)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Blend all ingredients, except chia seeds, in Vitamix.  Stir in chia seeds and enjoy!

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Basil Buzz

July 16th, 2008 at 08:27am Under Green Smoothies

  • 2 large or 3 small frozen bananas
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups packed spinach or lambsquaters (A wild edible containing more calcium than spinach!–I have a local farmer pick them for me)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

 Blend all ingredients, except chia seeds, in Vitamix.  Stir in chia seeds and enjoy!

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