Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Black Bean Salad & Avocado Baskets

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  In an effort to help everyone boost their innate, organic beauty & natural organic skincare and to strengthen overall health, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please also share with all you love and care about!

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Black Bean Salad & Avocado Baskets
Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Use All Organic Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups cooked Organic Black Beans or one 15 oz. can no-salt-added or low sodium Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
2 organic Plum Tomatoes, diced
3/4 cup frozen Organic Corn, thawed
1/4 cup diced Organic Red Bell Pepper
1/4 cup diced Organic Red Onion
1/4 cup diced Organic Pineapple
2 Tbs chopped Organic Cilantro plus extra for Garnish
1/2 Organic Jalapeno Pepper, diced and seeded
2 Tbs Organic Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Organic Lime, juiced
1/4 tsp ground Organic Cumin
3  Organic Avocados

Combine all ingredients, except avocados and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.  Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of avocado from each half and mix into the salad.  Fill the avocado baskets with the salad.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serves: 6  - Enjoy! (:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Natural, Sweet Almond Oil Reverses UV Damage & Nourishes Skin

Sweet Almond Oil has long been known as one of the best organic healing remedies in skin care.  This essential oil is pale yellow in color and loaded with proteins, glucodide and nourishing vitamins and minerals.  It is extracted from raw sweet almond nut kernels and then pressed, which produces a fine oil that is often used as a “carrier oil” or as an emollient in many  massage oils and skincare products.

This all natural, essential oil is non-greasy and well known in natural, organic, green skin and body care for its nutritive content.  The oil is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, E, D and K, all of which are highly recommended for healthy skin and hair, and contains Zinc, Magnesium and Potassium as well. All Natural, Sweet Almond Oil has a warming effect when applied to the skin and works to reduce muscle tension as well as to increase blood circulation.

The healing benefits of this all natural oil include:
  • Improves and reduces premature wrinkles
  • Relieves dry skin
  • Reduces common visible signs of aging
  • Firms skin that's lost elasticity
  • Prevention of dark circles and puffiness under eyes
  • Heals skin diseases and conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, rashes
  • Prevention and reduction of acne scars
In Natural & Vegan skin & body care, Sweet Almond Oil is well known for its skin softening benefits and as an excellent treatment for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dry, itchy skin. The oil is deeply absorbed by the skin and has lasting results without leaving a greasy, oily feeling behind. In addition to its healing qualities, studies have shown that Sweet Almond Oil is an effective protectant from the sun's harmful UV rays that cause wrinkling and other signs of aging.  In addition, this amazing essential oil can even slow down the skin's aging process and can reverse previous damage caused by harmful UV rays! It definitely nourishes the skin and promotes a natural and healthy glow.

Sweet Almond Oil is an excellent skin moisturizer and prevents peeling and cracking, which result from over-dry skin and aging.  It also works to relieve minor skin irritations, inflammation and itchiness.  Another of its natural qualities is that it is not absorbed too quickly and so provides prolonged soothing of the skin.  The oil is very emollient, increases skin's elasticity and therefore can prevent the appearance of scars and wrinkles.  The Vitamin E in the oil works to ‘plump’ out the skin in areas likely to develop premature or smaller wrinkles.  Sweet Almond Oil reduces the ugly appearance of acne and acne scars by balancing the moisture in the skin, softening the scars and evening out skin tone, which decreases the redness and appearance of the scars. 

Do any of these incredible benefits sound appealing to you? Get the healing benefits of Vegan Sweet Almond Oil by adding them to your daily skin care routine today!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

All Natural Botanical Skin Care vs. Store Bought Skin Care

Recently due to the increase of information available about what types of ingredients are contained in the body creams, lotions, and lip balms that we purchase every day for skin and body care, it has become absolutely necessary to become even more informed.  Begin by reading the Ingredients listed on the product label.  The average consumer usually has no idea that the body lotion they are purchasing at their favorite store can very likely contain toxic ingredients and oils, like Mineral Oil.  This oil is often the first Ingredient listed on product labels for body creams & lotions, because the product contains more of it than any other ingredient! Unfortunately, mineral oil is a petroleum product that is actually classed as a toxic, hazardous waste by many governments and regulatory bodies.  Due to this classification, mineral oil cannot be readily disposed of, so instead, it's sold to cosmetic companies for mainstream use in many brands of lotions and cosmetics. 
 Mineral oil may give the initial appearance of "moisturizing" the skin; however, it is actually only adding a layer of oil slick onto the skin, which prevents the epidermis from "breathing" in much needed oxygen.  Its toxins penetrate into the layers of skin and are then absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to different organs in the body as well.  It has become clear from many scientific studies that applying a skin care cream or lotion that contains mineral oil causes the skin to actually age faster, because it cuts off needed oxygen. Mineral oil will accelerate the aging process, damage the skin and cause dangerous toxins to be readily absorbed into the bloodstream.

According to recent statistics, the average woman applies over 350 different harmful chemicals to her body daily through the use of skin care and beauty products commonly found on most store shelves.  That may sound unlikely, but it is because petroleum & other chemicals generate free-radicals, which cause your skin to age.  These types of chemicals are highly toxic and are know to cause various skin irritations and to even promote skin cancer.  

So, are you ready to make a truly healthy decision for your face, skin & body to make the switch from using conventionally manufactured skincare and beauty products to truly all-natural products? Natural, or Vegan-certified skincare lines and products that are made from the purest botanical ingredients, like Papaya enzymes and Sea Buckthorn Oil, are naturally rich in Antioxidants.  These lovely botanicals are readily absorbed by the epidermis where they go to work to fight free-radicals!  They actually protect the skin against the generation of free radicals, that also weaken the skin’s connective tissues and natural protection.

Natural beauty products that contain pure ingredients like Sea Buckthorn Oil will also aid the skin in healing and growth of new cells.  Your skin will definitely feel smoother, look younger and more radiant, and you will feel really good about yourself, knowing that you made a much healthier choice for your skin & body care.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Carrot & Coconut Cream Pie

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  In an effort to help everyone boost their innate, organic beauty & natural organic skincare and to strengthen overall health, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please also share with all you love and care about!

Use All Organic Ingredients:

Pie Filling:
1/2 cup Muscat or other Sweet Organic Dessert Wine
1/3 cup Unsulfured Dried Apricots
1 cup Unsulfured Dried Apples, chopped
3 Organic Apples, grated
1/3  Cup Raisins
1/4  Cup Walnuts
1 1/2  Cups Organic Carrot,

1/2  Cup Zucchini Squash, shredded
1/2  Cup Beets, shredded
1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Organic Coconut
3/4  Tsp Cinnamon
1/4  Tsp Nutmeg

Pie Crust:

1 Cup Raw Organic Almonds
1 Cup Unsulfured, Organic Dates, pitted
1 TB Organic Chia Seed Gel*
1/3 Cup Organic Steel Cut Oats, ground


For filling: Marinate chopped dry apples and apricots in wine overnight in refrigerator or at room temperature for 1 hour.
Mix , raisins,
grated apples and walnuts in food processor or blender;  add in the soaked & dried fruit-wine mixture and process until combined well.  Drain and press excess moisture from carrots, zucchini and beets and mix into apple mixture along with coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg.

For Pie Crust:  Place almonds and steel-cut oats in food processor and process until very finely ground.  Add in the dates and process until chopped and mixed well.  Add in the Chia seed gel and pulse to mix in.  Press mixture into a pie plate to form a shell.  (You can
add more Chia Seed Gel if mixture is too dry.)

Add filling to prepared pie crust.

* To make Chia Seed gel, mix 3 TBS Chia Seed in 3/4 cup water and let stand for at least 15 minutes.  Process in food processor into a paste.

Delicious with Macadamia Cream Topping:  In a food processor or blender, blend 1 1/3 Cups Macadamia nuts, 1 cup Soy, Hemp or Almond milk and 2/3 Cup Pitted Dates until smooth and creamy.
Serves: 8  - Enjoy! (:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Papaya Enzyme- Nature's Anti-aging Powerhouse!

The delectable Papaya is one of Nature's Powerhouses and produces a fruit enzyme named Papain.  This enzyme is a natural exfoliator that breaks down the surface of dead skin cells, allows them to be easily sloughed off.  It is known to improve the texture of skin and to restore elasticity.  In addition, when used in natural skin care, this enzyme helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles, it evens skin tone by reducing blotchiness and activates collage production.  Papaya enzyme also helps to keep moisture inside skin cells and to reduce the size of pores.  After the application of Papain, skin is smoother and appears clearer and brighter.

Papaya is a natural must-have  to include in any daily healthy skin care regimen. The fruit is not only delicious to eat and very good for the digestion, it is also very rich in natural anti-oxidants that contain essential enzymes.  These high levels of free radical-fighting anti-oxidants in the fruit provide many anti-aging, preventative and restorative properties when incorporated in skin care.  Papaya ’s powerful fruit enzyme is well known to aid and accelerate healing of common skin disorders, such as acne.  In addition, it effectively, but gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells.

 The Papaya fruit enzyme has prolific, excellent benefits in skin care therapy.   It provides reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging in facial skin and enriches the skin with Vitamin A, which accelerates the formation of new skin cells.  Papaya also contains Vitamin C, another powerful anti-oxidant. In addition, it contains beta-carotene, another beneficial skin protectant that increases elasticity.  This amazing fruit actually gives a “natural face lift" and rejuvenates the skin!  It promotes natural moisture retention and gives skin a lovely, natural glow.  Papaya enzyme can be found in natural, vegan and organic skin toners, moisturizers, and facial masques.  It has powerful anti-aging qualities, but is absolutely gentle enough for all skin types.

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Organic Skin Care Healing with Relaxation & Gratitude

"Women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting." - Ellen Glasgow
Very often, we find our selves turning minor problems into monumental catastrophes by obsessing about them and giving them far too much attention.  We are told by many spiritual leaders that the solution to any problem lies within us! To get to the  solution, we must switch the focus of our attention from the "problem" to finding the solution.  Very often the solution starts with changing our perceptions.

We can't change others or many times even any situation outside of ourselves.  Yet we can make a decision to change our negatively-focused attitudes that block our answers or solutions from coming to us.  Changing our attitude to one of Gratitude for all the blessings we have been given in this life will radically change our thinking and how we're feeling!  We will feel and look less tired, as well as receive the benefit of more youthful skin.  When we choose focus our thoughts on Gratitude and feeling happy, we aren't so hard on ourselves and our expectations of others lessen, too.  This radical change in focus will provide the close relationships with others we all want, and our days will flow like a clear-running stream, rather than snag along with resistance.    

We do not need to take life so seriously - we can "lighten up!"  How much we laugh and feel merry and happy in each day is a great measure of our emotional health and strength.  If we're feeling good, our brain cells naturally produce more feeling good neuro-chemicals (endorphins, serotonin, dopomine, etc.), and our bodies begin to heal and feel better.  The 2nd biggest organ in our body, our lovely skin, also begins to heal and increase its ability to fight free radicals, our innate anti-aging mechanism.  So our skin begins to look younger, softer! - How's that for incredible, organic skin care?

So, let's relax, laugh, be merry and "lighten up!"  It's  a decision only we can make, but with so many healing benefits attached, why say No?  When you're feeling blue, try smiling for 5 minutes straight - and then see how you FEEL!  We CAN decide to feel happy & Grateful, and give our brain cells, bodies, immune systems and skin a big youthful boost.  Try It!! - Really, what do we have to lose? Another day of feeling depressed, angryor frustrated?  We can definitely afford to lose some of that and gain some renewed vitality and health.