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DIY Body Wash & Foaming Hand Soap

For Christmas as gifts I made homemade body wash and foaming hand wash. Since then I have kept up stock in this super awesome stuff. We have saved lots of money when we buy one bottle of Castile soap it lasts for awhile. I buy this brand.

We LOVE this recipe for both products but the body wash leaves me soooooo soft. Oh my goodness!!!

Body Wash

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup aloe

1 tsp vegetable glycerin

1 Tbsp guar gum

3 cups distilled water

1 cup Castile soap (I use this brand here)

In a blender mix all ingredients except Castile soap. Blend until thick and creamy. After blending stir creamy mixture with Castile, I use lavender scent at this time you can add any essential oil you want I add Sweet Orange. Then put in any 32 oz container and enjoy! The smell is so wonderful you’ll love it!

Foaming Hand Soap

1/4 cup of Castile soap here

1 cup water

Mix together and put in any foaming hand soap dispenser. I add essential oils to this also.

For both of these I made mason jar dispensers. I just saved the pumps and drilled holes in the tops then glued them in place. Wahla you have a fancy dancy dispenser.

Cove Castile Soap

Benefits of the Ingredients Found in Our Soap All of our soaps contain a moisturizing blend of Argan, Hemp and Jojoba oils. Our Lavender-scented soap also contains the wonderfully fragrant addition of Lavender essential oil. We’ve highlighted the benefits of these ingredients below, so you know what to look forward to from your bottle.

Lavender Essential Oil is a popular essential oil frequently used in a variety of forms including aromatherapy oil, perfumes, gels, infusions, lotions, and soaps. Known as a natural sleep aid, people often use lavender oil to help regulate their sleeping patterns. Other benefits include:
– beautifully fragrant
– good for sinuses
– natural sleep aid
– calming and soothing aromas

Argan Oil is a highly moisturizing oil derived from the argan tree native to Morocco. Typically, pure castile soap can be quite drying for hair, so the addition of argan oil helps to boost the moisturizing properties of the soap.

Jojoba Oil is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum – a waxy substance naturally produced by glands within the skin. This makes it a great choice for natural skin conditioner.

Hemp Oil is rich in proteins, essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, and vitamin E antioxidants. These nutrients have a number of great effects when used on skin.

What Makes Our Soap Different

You can feel good about using this soap. It’s natural, vegan, and fully biodegradable. We left out the bad stuff, so there’s no detergents, no foaming agents, no chemicals, and no animal products – only pure, certified organic plant oils transformed into soap. We keep it simple and eco-conscious.

We care about your skin. The added argan, hemp, and jojoba oils are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. For good measure, we also threw in some olive oil and vegetable glycerin. Together, these ingredients work to repair and illuminate your complexion.

But, it isn’t just bath soap. You can dilute and mix it to create a thousand different personal care and cleaning products (well, maybe not that many). Use it as a body wash, hand soap, shampoo, facial cleanser, shaving cream, baby wash, pet shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, scrubbing cleaner, glass cleaner, insecticide, anti-fungal plant spray, and many more! Because we’ve got your back, several of our favorite recipes are included right on the bottle.

November 17, 2018 | | Home

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Vegan Snickerdoodles

I was never much of a Snickerdoodles fan until I tried these. They were so eaay to make and soft and chewy I make these cookies all the time. We try to stay away from  sweets but it’s really hard and with all the vegan options nowadays it’s even harder. At least when you make your own foods you at least know most of what is going in your body vegan or not.

Vegan Snickerdoodles

1/2 C vegan butter

3/4 C sugar

1/4 C almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 C Gluten Free flour

1/4 C arrowroot or cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

topping:

1/4 C sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Soften vegan butter and with an electric mixer beat it with the sugar. Add in almond milk and vanilla and mix again. Whisk the flour, arrowroot, and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and stir. Roll the cookie dough into balls and then roll through the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place on your beautiful mat or cookie sheet then give the balls a slight press into cookie shape.

Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool. DO NOT OVERBAKE! These will get crunchy the longer they cook. I can’t really give you an estimate on how many cookies these bake because we eat to much dough but the dough is fabuloso!!

November 17, 2018 | | Recipes

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Men’s Aftershave

I found this recipe for aftershave for my husband and he absolutely loves it! It leaves his skin so soft actually our grandpup loves to lick it off his face. He says it doesn’t irritate his skin like regular aftershave does. This year for Christmas I might make up a bunch of these for my guys!!

4 Tbsp aloe gel

4 Tbsp witch hazel 

2 Tbsp distilled water

4 tsp vegetable glycerine

5-10 drops of each Cedar wood and Frankincense essential oils

I used a left over hot sauce bottle which I washed repeatedly and thoroughly. Could you imagine if I didn’t whoa he’d definitely feel the burn lol but I just mixed all the ingredients and shook it all up.

I love Cedar wood and Frankincense oils it gives it a manly woodsy scent with wrinkle fighting elements. You know it’s a battle we all face… Hope this works as well for you as it did for my better half.

 

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Homemade Cup O’Noodles

I LOVE this soup!! It’s soooo yummy and tasty. I of course make this vegan but even if you are not vegan you can make this and throw some chicken in it or even tuna.. Whatever totes your goats.

On Sunday I make 5 jars with everything I need and take one to work with me. All I do is boil some water in the microwave and fill the jar full to about 1 inch below the surface then I put the lid on, shake and let steep.

This has such a good flavor!!

I hate going out everyday for lunch and being vegan in a small town you don’t have many options at all. It’s not like I live in Gainesville Florida and can go to Vegan 2 Go, which is amazing by the way…. So this is such an easy way to make an awesome lunch for everyday of the week.

Just so you know, the freshness lasted ALL week, sure enough by Friday it was just as good as Monday.

Homemade Cup O’Noodles

This recipe is for 1 16 oz mason jars.

 1/2 cup of Somen Noodles or whatever choice noodle you want, you can use as many noodles as you want

1/2 carrot grated

1/2 diced green onion

5 to 6 sugar snap peas

a bunch of bean sprouts 

1 Tbsp veggie broth mix (I use this)

2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce

Par boil noodles just to soften them. If you are making a weeks worth I just boil 1 8 oz bag of noodles. Then you add the veggies, I like to do it in layers and then the seasonings and soy sauce last. There you have it, put them in the fridge. Don’t forget to grab one on your way to work.  Just boil some water in the microwave then fill up the jar to the rounded top to at least give you about an inch to shake it. Top with the lid and shake it up and enjoy!!

This is tasty you drink every drop of broth.

November 17, 2018 | | Recipes

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Naturel Commodity Super Peptide Eye Serum

About the Product
  • VISIBLY LIFTS, FIRMS AND DIMINISHES DARK CIRCLES. Naturel Commodity Super Peptide Eye Brightening Serum is a dermatologist recommended under eye treatment that is proven to visibly reduce dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skins and puffiness. This highly effective Eye Brightening Serum with clinical strength 20% Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid is proven to deliver noticeable results. Look Younger and Feel Younger!
  • NATURAL FORMULA. Contains 5 of the most effective anti aging ingredients in 1 Powerful Solution! 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid + Aloe Vera + Echinacea + Green Tea. Our unique formula is made with the highest quality Vitamin C serum to stimulate collagen & REDUCE the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid HYDRATES skin so it’s naturally more firm & healthier. Aloe Vera REPLENISHES skin cells with essential antioxidants. Echinacea & Green Tea PREVENT signs of premature aging.
  • WORKS WITH ALL SKINS TYPES, WOMEN & MEN. Made with the highest quality natural ingredients, which makes it safe & suitable for all skin types. Our Serum contains the perfect dosage of each key ingredient: 20% Vitamin C + 5% Hyaluronic Acid With Aloe Vera + Echinacea + Green Tea + Cucumber + Licorice Root + Plant Stem Cells + Triple Peptides. This serum does NOT contain nasty ingredients: No Alcohol, No Parabens, No Sulphates, Plant Based, Cruelty Free & Never Tested on Animals! Made in the USA.
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The BEST Eye Serum For Dark Circles & Puffiness – Naturel Commodity Guarantees Our POWERFUL Under Eye Serum Will Reduce Wrinkles, Fine Lines And Instantly Lift & Brighten Tired Looking Eyes. The Best All-Natural, Fast-Acting Eye Serum For Women & Men – With Vitamin C, Plant Stem Cells & Triple Peptides 

I purchased this product at a discount for my honest take on the excellence I experience!

I used this product and I thought my eyes look amazing already but when I used the item regularly and had a before shot then took the after I was pleasantly surprised. My eyes looked vibrant and young not puffy and tired. I did see that my eyes are lifted and definitely firmer. I loved the effect this product had! I used it in the morning and at night before I went to bed and I must say my eyes look fabulous. 

I LOVE the fact that this has all natural ingredients I do try to stay clear of too many chemicals. No Alcohol, No Parabens, No Sulphates, Plant Based, Cruelty Free & Never Tested on Animals! Made in the USA.

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GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask

is now available on Amazon Today!

GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask is now available on Amazon. The product brings an age old beauty secret at the palm of user’s hands so that their skin can enjoy unmatched replenishment and rejuvenation. This product is 100% organic and is for natural skin care. GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask is cruelty-free and contains no paraben, no fillers, no chemicals, artificial preservatives or colors.

This skin care product contains 100% vegan-friendly, organic Dead Sea Mud, Deionized Water, Kaolin, Allantoin, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil and other natural mineral-rich beauty ingredients. As enjoyed by millions of people from around the world, each and every one of the ingredients of this product are hand-picked and made exclusively to remain the same from yesterday, today and forever so as to provide the users with the best all-around skin care possible.

This Do-It-Yourself (DIY) beauty product will provide the users with moisturizing, tightening, restoring and cleansing care. Apart from this, GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask is packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-cellulite and anti-acne ingredients. It can also help users to relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis, sore muscle pains, Psoriasis and will allow for deep hydration and unmatched rejuvenation of the skin. Furthermore, this beauty product is suitable for all types of skin – mature, young, oily, normal and dry.

The manufacturer of GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask knows that potential users will surely love the great benefits of their product, and they are confident that the user will see the product’s healing benefits, even on the first application. Each purchase comes with a risk-free and money-back guarantee.

All the natural ingredients of GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask can provide users with anti-aging effects and acne cleansing treatment to combat deep moisturizing, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines. Users can apply GlowAmaze Dead Sea Mud Mask on their hands, face and body and let this amazing herbal and essential skin care do the rest. Moreover, users can enjoy saving a small fortune from advanced spa centers while enjoying the same results at the comfort of their own homes. Users won’t simply find such risk-free and beneficial beauty products anywhere else!

OMG I fell in love with dead sea minerals. This felt spectacular on my skin! My daughter tried this out with me and she has very sensitive skin, this did not effect her in anyway. I absolutely love the fact that this is vegan, all natural and cruelty free. This is what I strive for in all products. 

This item is quite heavy, you wouldn’t expect it to be but it seriously weighs like mud. Then when you put it on it feels like mud also.  Since this is from the dead sea it is very salty which I can attest to that, I accidentally got it in my mouth.

This felt very high quality and I did feel moisturized after  using this product and I love testing out new face products.

November 17, 2018 | | Health

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Raven by Pauline Creeden

This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume!

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

November 17, 2018 | | Book

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The Blood Sisters by Jill Cooper #booktour

Lourdes has been slain and the new queen of the underworld has been chosen.

It was the day the Blood sisters had been striving for. The day where they would be free of Lourdes and could go back to living normal lives, but with the underworld’s throne empty, the Earth plunges into chaos.

Rivers turn black, demons run amok, with more chaos is about to be unleashed. All the while demon hunter, Duncan Jasper, is prisoner of the enemy. Jessica will stop at nothing to free him from Vain, a bounty hunter who trades in the lives of humans.

Getting into her stronghold won’t be easy, and Vain will be expecting a fight, but what she won’t be expecting is Jessica’s secret weapon. The newly crowned queen of the underworld, her very own sister.

essica hopes Amanda can resist the dark magic now surging through her veins long enough for a special artifact—The Ruby Heart—to be found, the one thing that can purify Amanda’s heart and break the awful curse.

But Amanda has other plans. If she sacrifices herself to the underworld, she hopes to do one better. Kill the demons from the inside and free the trapped souls being tormented for an eternity.

One way or another, it will surely come to sister vs sister in a full-scale war.

All in the name of Blood.

I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I’ll say I don’t want to write like everyone else. I don’t want to craft stories you’ve read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you’ve ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

If you do, then I’ll have succeeded. If not, I’ll keep trying.

She can be contacted at http://www.jillacooper.com and please like her to keep up to date: Facebook

Jessica Blood loves her sister to a fault she will do anything for her even sacrifice herself as the new Queen of the Underworld? Join the race, the race to find Jasper and rescue him from the evil Vain and find a way to save Amanda from an undesirable fate.  The race is on how will it work out when all the answers keep slipping through their fingers.

I love Jill Cooper’s writing her characters are awesome but you never know what you are gonna get. There is always an element of surprise that I love. I love it when I can’t predict the outcome or what I predict doesn’t happen. You know I’m a genius so I usually predict right lol.

This was an excellent finish to this story. It was high intensity; there was not one moment of down time. I loved this fast pace roller coaster ride of a story. Jessica was as awesome as ever still a hard ass but in her line of work you gotta do what you gotta do. Amanda was still as sweet but a darker side started to unleash in her and it made her character pop. Duncan was still awesome and the love between Duncan and Jessica pushed through and you could see the depth of how much they care about each other. It was sweet to see that side of Jessica.

This was a great story and I loved the outcome of it, not as I expected but glad. You should read this energetic thrill ride of a series. You never know if there could be more or if The Blood sisters finally get the rest they deserve.  This is not a standalone you need to read 1 & 2 for it to make sense or you’ll be totally messed up. I had book 1 & 2 mixed up and started on 2 and I was like what the heck is happening. Ha then I figured it out. So go get started today!! Awesome story.

November 17, 2018 | | Book

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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy ebook

How do you feel when you pass outside a bakery and smell the aroma of freshly baked pastries? Most of us, just want to take a moment and savor the scent and in that moment, it just feels so calming. This clearly shows that scent plays a huge role in our physical and mental well-being. This is where the use of Aromatherapy & essential oils comes in.
Owing to the potent properties of essential oils, these oils are being used to treat depression, anxiety, stress, pain, skin conditions and sleep problems among other things. If you have heard about the amazing power of essential oils and aromatherapy and are not sure how to use essential oils, then this is the right guide for you. 
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • How Aromatherapy Works
    The Key Benefits of Aromatherapy And Essential Oils
    How To Use Essential Oils
    Essential Oil Recipes
    And much, much more..

I received this ebook at a discount for my honest review.

This has a lot of information packed into a short book, I actually love books like that. I read a lot of books a lot of them but I’m not a information reader. I’m a fiction reader so if you give me a nonfiction book that just a how to it needs to be quick and to the point, which this book was perfect. I love using essential oils but after reading this I realized I’ve been doing somethings wrong and I learned a lot of interesting facts also. 

Did you know you can alleviate pain such as headaches even down to menstrual cramps wow I know what I’m going to be doing in my office, using my oils not pills.  Also you can help wake up your mind!! Woah that is a major problem for me I’m extremely easily distracted I also suffer from ADD and there is an oil for that. Man I always told my husband that my brain is on a genius level but this stupid ADD crap is standing in my way so if I can harness my brain power watch out world. 

If you want to read a book that can give you the information you need to use essential oils correctly and effectively. You can do a world of things like it shows you which oils to enhance your mood, help anxiety, weight loss, pain relief and calming your crazy mind then this sweet little gem is for you.

November 17, 2018 | | Recipes

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Bear Bakeware Silicone Muffin/Cupcake Pan

Bear Bakeware 12 Cup Silicone Muffin Pan features a honey colored silicone to bring a warm feeling to any kitchen. For an extra playful and colorful option, use with silicone cupcake liners. This muffin pan’s unique color will match any bright kitchen decor. While this muffin tray has the versatility to craft non-muffin products, such as rolls, quiches, herb medleys, etc.; the design in mind was intended for a cupcake/muffin that has greater capacity for fillings and decorative topping options.

The recipe eBook contains multiple recipes both savory and sweet. Some recipes are standard, fairly simple recipes. Other recipes are Bear Bakeware’s recipes that are either family classics or recipes that they developed through life. The recipe eBook has 14 recipes in all, 7 recipes are the same as our 24 cup recipe book and the other 7 are brand new. This eBook has more of a muffin/cupcake focus than the 24 cup recipe eBook.

Bear Bakeware is founded by a young brother and sister duo. They are passionate about baking, cooking, and they never shy away from trying a new food. The silicone mini muffin pan was chosen as their second product choice to satisfy traditional bakers that want a larger, heartier muffin experience. Bear Bakeware hopes that the honey colored muffin pan brings life and happiness to your kitchen.

Features: 
Muffins bake evenly without crusty sides. Cupcakes will come out perfectly uniform with the right amount of moist, sponge-like texture. Silicone muffin pan is heat resistant up to 450° F. Pan can be used in the oven, microwave, and freezer. 
This muffin pan is 100% FDA approved silicone and passes the pinch test. The silicone makes it flexible and light weight, giving any baker the option of folding and bending the mini muffin tray to easily store. The pan is durable and can be reused again and again.
The silicone allows baked treats to pop out with ease, no need to line or scrub. It is possible to push in the bottom of the cups to pop out the muffins and cupcakes which prevents any risk of separating the muffin top.
Pan cup size is perfect for cream filled cupcakes, flans, jellies, and savory options such as quiche. Cup size: 1.125 inches deep, 2.75 inches diameter at top of cup, 2 inches diameter at bottom of cup, tray cup volume is 1/3 cup.
The silicone pan is very easy to clean, any muffin spillage is easily wiped away through washing or dishwasher.

This product was very nice, I have been liking the whole silicone thing. So when I got the chance to review this I jumped. I tried to to make chocolate cupcakes with this and I wasn’t that happy with the outcome. I don’t believe it had anything to do with the product, I made vegan cupcakes and the recipe must have just not been that great. They stuck to the pan but I’m going to try another recipe to see if it works better and I will update the review but I love the idea of this pan. I’m thinking I need to spray the pan a little to help keep from sticking.

I didn’t get the silicone odor with this pan I have gotten it with other products I tried but not with this one.

I received this product at a discount for an honest review.

November 17, 2018 | | Recipes

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