apricot-kernel

oils by skin type

oils have been integral to my skin routine for 4 years & my skin has been consistently clear & glowing! the oils essential to my routine are argan oil, avocado oil, & marula oil. 

if you have dry skin (like me!) using oil to cleanse / moisturize with helps hydrate the skin, which helps prevent clogged & irritated pores. if you have oily skin, using oil to cleanse / moisturize with helps reduce your skin’s instinct to overproduce oil, which helps reduce clogged pores, blackheads / whiteheads, & inflammation. for every skin type, oils naturally help prevent & reduce lines, scarring, & environmental damage 

oily

  • argan oil 
  • grapeseed oil
  • hemp seed oil 
  • neem oil 
  • safflower oil 
  • sesame oil 
  • poppy seed oil 
  • tamanu oil 
  • jojoba oil 
  • goji seed oil 
  • safflower oil 
  • tamanu oil 

dry 

  • olive oil
  • avocado oil
  • almond oil
  • argan oil 
  • green tea seed oil
  • jojoba oil 
  • apricot kernel oil 
  • mango seed oil 
  • brazil nut oil 
  • kikui nut oil 
  • macadamia nut oil 
  • kiwi seed oil 
  • sunflower seed oil 

combination 

  • jojoba oil
  • hemp seed oil 
  • poppy seed oil 
  • almond oil 
  • safflower oil 
  • sunflower seed oil 
  • papaya seed oil 
  • argan oil 
  • guava seed oil 

normal 

  • argan oil
  • almond oil
  • jojoba oil 
  • baobab oil 
  • guava seed oil 
  • sunflower seed oil 
  • hemp seed oil 

sensitive / skin prone to inflammation 

  • chamomile oil 
  • marula oil 
  • neem oil 
  • safflower oil
  • sesame oil 
  • babassu oil 
  • rose hip seed oil 
  • mango seed oil 
  • walnut oil
  • almond oil 
  • camellia oil 
  • calendula oil 

scarring / damaged / aging 

  • tamanu oil 
  • marula oil 
  • baobab oil 
  • calendula oil 
  • jojoba oil 
  • goji seed oil 
  • walnut oil 
  • green tea seed oil
  • almond oil 
  • brazil nut oil 
  • avocado oil 
  • guava seed oil 
  • kukui nut oil 
  • olive oil 
  • meadowfoam seed oil 

be mindful that oils should seep completely into your skin, not sit on the surface. finding the right oil for you can take patience & experimentation! 

"hoe" tips #2 💋💕

• to make nails grow faster, mix ¼ cup of organic coconut oil, ¼ cup of raw organic honey, and 4 drops of rosemary essential oil. warm it up in the microwave for 15 seconds or less, soak your nails in it for 15 minutes. do this 1-2 times a week because it’s a form of nail exfoliation 💅

• steer clear of acetone-based nail polish! they will scrap your nails and leave them thinner. 👎 gel nail polish is safer and stays on for longer. 👏

• take your supplements if you seriously need them !!! invest in some biotins, omega 3 and omega 6 oils when they’re necessary to improve your health. if not, YOU ARE FINE. you’ll find what you need in your food👌 btw, if you’re black, we especially need vitamin d and sunlight! get that money and TREAT.YO.SELF.

• every once in a while, you get broke hoe problems and we can’t make sugar scrubs without the right ingredients. 😥 but, you got a few bananas left? got some cocoa butter and shea butter, some apricot kernel oil, a little brown sugar too?? MIX THAT SHIT TOGETHER AND PUT IT IN A BLENDER. when it’s completely smooth, pour into a mason jar and add in the brown sugar 👍👍👍 your legs will feel silky smooth and refreshed after the exfoliation, trust.

• drink. your. green. tea!!!! 🍵 i cannot stress this enough! it cleanses bad toxins out of your body, eliminates unneeded bacteria, promotes faster metabolism, and can also promote growth for hair. get at least 1 cup in when you have the time 💧

• change your scarves and pillowcases out if they are cotton. cotton makes the hair brittle and dry and recycles bacteria and dirt into the pores of your face. ❌ using soft fabric like silk and satin will be more gentle on your hair. also, wash your pillowcase every week! avoid all the bad stuff and wallow in the clear. 🌟🌟🌟

• get your protein treatments, ASAP. it cleanses your hair while deep conditioning it and clarifying it of product build-up and leaves your tresses soft and smooth. whip up an egg and 3 tbsps raw plain yogurt mix and massage it into your hair. wash out the egg with cold water after, if not , it will fry inside your hair under heat or with hot water! leave it in for 20 minutes under a heat source, rinse, and then continue on with your shampoo routine ✨✨👸💆

• (FOR NONBINARY PEOPLE, BIOLOGICAL WOMEN, PEOPLE WHO STICK TO THEIR ASSIGNED GENDER) not as busty in the bra size or big in the ass area?? don’t worry. v-necks, crop tees, high waisted shorts/jeans, halter tops, and leggings are great alternatives to emphasizing your body. do your squats!! do your leg exercises!! do your push-ups for those bigger boobs!! never stop pushing yourself to better your body 💪👊☝if you are biologically male, nonbinary, or stick to your assigned gender, maca root supplements help speed up metabolism and balances out the hormones, which would help it have a growth spurt, if wanted 💕

• ginger tea is great if you are hungover and it cures nausea 💝💞

• avoid. putting. coconut oil. in. your. vagina (if you have one) !!!! it is antibacterial and antifungal and does wonders for hair and nails, but steer clear of physically inserting it inside of you. it’s a recipe for a yeast infection, or better yet, if you do it before getting busy in the bedroom, unwanted pregnancy! because it EATS HOLES IN LATEX CONDOMS!!! 👎✊

• do your eyebrows/eyelashes a favor and put extra virgin olive oil and castor oil combined on them. rub it in gently and don’t regret one second!! do it daily for a couple weeks, and you WILL get thicker eyebrows/longer eyelashes. 💋👂

• looking for a makeup remover, but they just don’t work out? mix 2 tbsps alcohol-free rose witch hazel (diluted with water to numb its astringent effect *for sensitive skin ppl out there*) 2 tbsps jojoba oil, and of course, 2 tbsps filtered water. add them all together and pour it into a dispenser and shake it well before using. wipe it on your eyelids with unscented towelettes and walah!! 💁🙌

to get at stray makeup, dip a cotton q-tip into the mixture and be careful and gentle.


• you see this everywhere, but pee after sex!!! please!!!! avoid a uti and infection by doing so. even then, it won’t prevent you entirely from STDs. get tested, get your partner tested! 😘😉

• red raspberry leaf tea helps with heavy and irregular bleeding during your period (if you’re a biological female), and the fragrarine helps tone and tighten the pelvic muscles, which reduces cramps! 🍓🍓🍓🍓 drink it regularly before your period to see results! • black tea is a natural lip toner! spray onto your lips or rub it in and get them plump, soft, and refreshed! 🍷

• love yourself! 💞💕 pamper your needs and chill at an expensive spa, get a bullet journal, drink your water. drown yourself in well-deserved luxury! me-time is the best time. 😊

happy hoeing!

All About Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are an incredibly necessary ingredient when working with essential oils. 99% of essential oils must be diluted before using directly on the skin - this is where carrier oils can add so much more than simply holding the essential oil.

Sourcing your carrier oils is as important for your blends and health as sourcing the best essential oils. Carrier oils should be unrefined (organic) and for the most part, cold-pressed. Ensure you are getting the best carrier oils by doing your research.

The following are common essential oils that have been broken down into an easy to reference guide:

Sweet Almond Oil
Colour: very pale yellow
Source: kernel
Contains: glucosides, minerals, vitamins. Rich in protein
Use: good for all skin types. Relieves itchy skin. Aids in soreness, dryness and inflammation.
Dilution: 100%

Apricot Kernel Oil
Colour: pale yellow
Source: kernel
Contains: minerals & vitamins
Use: all skin types. Great for prematurely aged skin (over tanned). Excellent for sensitive, inflamed, dry skin
Dilution: 100%

Avocado Oil
Colour: dark green (if your avocado oil is light yellow, it has been refined and lost most of its health benefits)
Obtained: fruit
Contains: vitamins, protein, lecithin, fatty acids
Use: all skin types, especially dry & dehydrated skin. Great for eczema.
Dilution: 10%

Borage Oil
Colour: pale yellow
Source: seeds
Contains: gamma linolenic acid, vitamins, minerals.
Use: PMS, menopause, psoriasis & eczema, prematurely aged skin. Regenerated and stimulates skin. Great for stretch marks, All skin types.
Dilution: 10%

Evening Primrose Oil
Colour: pale yellow
Contains: gamma linolenic acid, vitamins, minerals.
Use: PMS, menopause. Excellent for psoriasis & eczema. Helps prevent premature ageing of the skin.
Dilution: 10%

Grapeseed Oil
Colour: almost colourless OR pale green
Source: seeds
Contains: vitamins, minerals, protein
Use: all skin types.
Dilution: 100%
Notes: very short shelf life (6 months)

Hazelnut Oil
Colour: yellow
Source: kernel
Contains: vitamins, minerals, protein.
Use: slightly astringent - skin tightening. Good for all skin types.
Dilution: 100%

Jojoba Oil
Colour: golden yellow
Source: bean - note that technically Jojoba is not an oil, but a wax.
Contains: protein, minerals, a waxy substance that mimics collagen.
Use: inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, acne, hair care, all skin types.
Dilution: 10%

Olive Oil
Colour: green
Source: olives
Contains: protein, minerals, vitamins.
Use: rheumatic conditions, hair care, cosmetics, soothing to irritated skin
Dilution: 10%

Safflower Oil
Colour: pale yellow
Contains: protein, minerals, vitamins
Use: all skin types.
Dilution: 100%

Sesame Oil:
Colour: dark yellow
Contains: vitamin, mineral, proteins, lecithin, amino-acids
Use: psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, arthritis, all skin types
Dilution: 10%

Sunflower Oil
Colour: pale yellow
Contains: vitamins, minerals
Uses: all skin types
Dilution: 100%

Resource: “The Fragrant Pharmacy” Valerie Ann Worwood (1993)

concept: the ghost of a health nut who died of cyanide poisoning by eating too many apricot kernels haunts your house and screeches about kale into the night

iamemeraldfox  asked:

Hi! Do you know any books or websites that have info on spells and magic and energies and such? I mostly find things from people that think witchcraft is cool and edgy now, and I don't want to get wrong information. (Aka apricot kernel thing) Following you helps already with that. :) I know this is a broad question. Mostly I want to make use of my Sight, which tends to turn on and off. But is mostly off. And I want to practise safely. Thanks!

There are so many resources out there. I’m going to give you a few names to avoid first. 

-Silver Ravenwolf

-Silver Ravenwolf

-Silver Fuckin’ Ravenwolf

Okay on to better stuff. 

A good resource for a little of everything is Witchipedia.  Think Wikipedia, except with binding spells. It’s an excellent place to poke around and learn and find some good references to point you in the direction you wish to go. 

An energy work resource. 

A holy fuckload more resources

Big Brother Blues (Uchiha Itachi)

Originally posted by eulerzzz

This one was a request from @uchihasavior , though I did intend on covering the full family anyway. I made an Uchiha Sasuke bath bomb in my first batch posted on this blog, and I’ve already shown you guys how well Mikoto’s bath bomb turned out. Let’s get into Itachi next, shall we?

My original plan for this bath bomb was to have it red on the surface with a black core, using Akatsuki colors, but Esu challenged me on this and felt blue would suit Itachi’s personality a bit more. Once I started looking up what I wanted to put in the blend, I conceded.

This bath bomb contains dried lavender buds, which will float in your water and give it a slightly purplish hue when mixed with the water…which will be a beautiful and bright sky blue. It’s a soothing mixture, one designed (and personal diffuser-tested) to help you sleep better.

So…what’s in it?

Lavender Essential Oil

Pros: Lavender is one of your best friends when it comes to restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It’s also great for loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, gas, and a fussy stomach. It’s also remarkable for pain relief in cases where you’re troubled by migraines, toothaches, sprains, nerve pain, and joint pain.

Some folks even apply Lavender Essential Oil to the skin for hair loss and pain.

Cons:

  1. Lavender has also been shown to slow down the central nervous system when used on the regular. If you plan to go under for surgery or anything else with anesthesia, please avoid using Lavender Essential Oil two weeks ahead of the scheduled procedure.
  2. Lavender should not be used by prepubescent and pubescent boys, as it can warp certain hormonal reactions and greatly increase risk for gynecomastia (male breast growth).
  3. If you are taking a sedative, adding Lavender Essential Oil to the mix may create too much drowsiness. Exercise caution!

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is one of the safest and most commonly used essential oils on the planet. Like Elemi and Myrrh, it comes from the resin of a specific type of gum tree (Boswellia carterii) and is used for a variety of purposes. Its scent is slightly sappy, slightly spicy, and a bit amber-like.

It should also sound familiar to the Christian community, since Frankincense (like Myrrh and gold) was one of the gifts the three wise men provided for the baby Jesus in the Nativity story. Considering Frankincense is a great aid for colic, that gift was probably more to help out Mary and Joseph!

Pros:

Frankincense Essential Oil has been shown to do all kinds of wonderful things!

  1. Relieve stress & anxiety! The smell of Frankincense immediately induces a calm, peaceful, serene feeling: which is probably why it’s one of the most popular essential oils to diffuse for personal use around the home. Many people believe Frankincense can increase your intuition and spiritual connection. Try diffusing it or applying it in your lotion during meditation, tai chi, or yoga!
  2. Fight off the signs of aging! Frankincense Essential Oil has strong astringent properties, meaning it helps protect and clean skin cells. It can reduce the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, fresh scars, liver spots, and acne blemishes. Try putting it (with a carrier oil) anywhere your skin is starting to sag. Just be sure to do a patch test first to make sure you aren’t allergic!
  3. Relieve symptoms of indigestion! If you’re like me and occasionally get digestive distress (gas, constipation, IBS, stomach aches, PMS, or cramps), guess what? Frankincense Essential Oil can be a good friend and help sort that nonsense out! It speeds up the digestion of food if you apply it over your stomach or abdomen.
  4. Although Dr. Axe’s website says you can add two drops to a tablespoon of honey for GI relief, I want you to ere on the side of caution with that. First, you’d need to make sure it’s 100% pure food grade oil, since ingesting a fragrance oil, perfume oil, or even a diluted essential oil could be toxic and very, very, dangerous. Secondly, NEVER ingest an essential oil without first consulting your doctor.
  5. Reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and acne! Frankincense Essential Oil can decrease the appearance of flaws in your skin, as well as tighten up saggy skin. Mix two to three drops of Frankincense Essential Oil with an unscented base oil (like apricot kernel or argan) or lotion and apply directly to the skin. Healing skin and scabs are fine, but don’t apply it on broken skin.
  6. Speed up your recovery time from a cold or the flu! The next time you have a bad cold or a respiratory infection, consider using Frankincense Essential Oil. It’s been used for centuries to expel phlegm from the lungs and throat. In fact, it’s best known as an expectorant! Breathing becomes easier, the inflammation in your nasal passage and throat goes down, and all it takes is inhaling a few drops’ worth in a steaming hot washcloth for a few minutes!

Note: Everyone’s body is different. When it comes to clearing up a stuffy nose, I’ve had the best luck with Cajeput Essential Oil and Camphor Essential Oil, but Frankincense Essential Oil works wonders for reducing inflammation (another benefit).

Cons:

Frankincense Essential Oil is considered to be one of the safest essential oils you can buy, and is even safe to diffuse in small quantities around babies and newborns. In a very small percentage of the population, minor skin rashes or digestive issues (stomach pains or nausea) may occur. This essential oil is asthma-safe and kid-safe.

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine is a type of small orange and is one of the most popular essential oils to use with children. You know its scent: it smells just like a ripe tangerine and makes your mouth water almost immediately!

Pros:

  1. Early research suggests that eating tangerines and diffusing its oil on the regular is linked to a lower risk of a cancer called nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer affects the nasal passageway connected to the throat.
  2. Tangerine is an asthma-safe essential oil and is commonly used to safely deodorize and clean the air. The oil’s even generally safe for patients with lung cancer!
  3. The smell of Tangerine causes the mouth to produce extra saliva and convinces your body that you’re hungry. It can ease indigestion and improve your appetite.
  4. One of the other nice things about Tangerine (and its cousin oil, Mandarin) is that you can use it to calm down a child’s temper tantrums!

Cons: Like most other citrus oils, Tangerine Essential Oil increases your photosensitivity and the likelihood of developing sunburn when exposed to prolonged sunlight. Limit going outdoors or in direct sunlight if you’ve used this bath bomb over the last 12-24 hours.

Other than this, both Tangerine Essential Oil and Mandarin Essential Oil are considered safe and can even be used with small children.

Vetiver Essential Oil

Pros:

  1. Reduce the damage of nerve and circulatory problems! Vetiver can be inhaled to ease your sore joints and muscles.
  2. Have a slow period? Vetiver can help bring it back to a regular cycle!
  3. Reduce stress and anxiety! In fact, Vetiver’s considered so effective for this that people will diffuse it during times of emotional trauma, grief, and shock.
  4. Fight insomnia! Vetiver is a natural sleep aid and very effective. However, its sedative properties are so strong that you might want to avoid using Vetiver in the morning or if you intend to drive or operate heavy machinery. Pull this oil out right before bed or at least once you’re in for the night. It’s worked for me!
  5. Repel lice and other unwanted insects! In the summertime in Charlotte, we sometimes get these nasty giant cockroaches called “Palmetto Bugs.” Since our house is in a wooded suburb, the bugs are unavoidable and you’ll get about 3 or 4 in your house per summer. On days I’ve diffused Vetiver Essential Oil, I haven’t seen so much as a fly in the house!

Cons:

Vetiver Essential Oil can be used to start a period and some women use it as an intentional abortifacent. If you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or nursing, do not use Vetiver Essential Oil.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Pros:

  1. Fight insomnia! Ylang Ylang is a natural sleep aid and very effective. However, its sedative properties are so strong that you might want to avoid using Ylang Ylang in the morning or if you intend to drive or operate heavy machinery. Pull this oil out right before bed or at least once you’re in for the night. It’s worked for me!
  2. Repel head lice! Ylang Ylang can be used in a combination spray to repel and even kill head lice. Developing evidence suggests that a homeopathic blend of coconut oil, anise oil, and ylang ylang oil had a 92% effectiveness rate on killing those unwanted creepy crawlies in children’s hair.
  3. Lower high blood pressure!
  4. Increase your sex drive! Ylang Ylang is a natural aphrodisiac and has been used for millennia for that exact purpose. There’s a reason this flower is also known as the King of the Flowers.

Cons: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is considered to be universally safe for general use. However, it is not safe to diffuse around a cat.

detailed vegan nutrient list (every nutrient necessary for humans to thrive)

i’ve been recieving a lot of requests to make my vegan nutrition list rebloggable, so here’s an amazing reference list of plant based nutrition (also available on my vegan nutrition page: http://vegan-hippie.tk/vegannutrition)


VITAMIN A/BETA-CAROTENE – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apricots, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne pepper, celery, cherries, chlorella, garlic, grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), green peppers, honeydew, kale, kelp, lucuma powder, mango, nori, oranges, papaya, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, pumpkin, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, wheat, winter squash, wheatgrass, yams, yellow fruits, yellow squash and yellow vegetables
VITAMIN B-1/THIAMINE – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, avocados, barley, beans, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, chlorella, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), greens (all), kelp, lentils, nutritional yeast, onions, parsley, peas, pecans, prunes, raisins, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetables (all), wheatgrass, wild rice and yams
VITAMIN B-2/RIBOFLAVIN – alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans, black currants, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, cashews, cherries, chlorella, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kelp, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, okra, onions, parsley, pineapple, prunes, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass and wild rice
VITAMIN B-3/NIACIN – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, chlorella, corn, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kelp, lucuma powder, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, parsley, peas, plums, potato, prunes, raspberries, rice (brown/wild), seeds (all), squash, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, tomato, tempeh, watermelon and wheatgrass
VITAMIN B-5/PANTOTHENIC ACID (destroyed by heat) – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, asparagus, avocados, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), green vegetables, legumes, mushrooms (shiitake), nutritional yeast, nuts, oats, onions, oranges, papaya, peas, pineapple, potato, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), tomato, walnuts, watermelon, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams
VITAMIN B-6/PYRIDOXINE (destroyed by heat) – alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, avocados, bananas, barley, beans, beets, bell peppers, blueberries, buckwheat, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), lemon, mango, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, oranges, peas, plum, prunes, raisins, squash, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, wheatbran, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams
B-12/CYANOCOBALAMIN (destroyed by heat) – barley, beans, chlorella, dulse, grains (all), grapes (concord), kelp, mustard greens, nori, nuts, plums, prunes, sauerkraut (unpasteurized), seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), wheatgerm and wheatgrass and EAT LOTS OF UNWASHED (i.e., some soil intact) ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. You can also add Red Star nutritional yeast to your meals.
B-15/PANGAMIC ACID (destroyed by heat) – almonds, apricot seeds, brown rice, cabbage, chlorella, grains (all), juniper berries, nutritional yeast, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (all), sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, unwashed vegetables and wheatgrass
B-17/AMYGDALIN/LAETRILE (destroyed by heat) – almonds, apple seeds, apricot kernels, barley, blackberries, brown rice, buckwheat, cherry seeds, chia seeds, celery, chlorella, cranberries, elderberries, flax (oil/seeds), garlic, grains (all), macadamia, millet, mung beans, nectarine seeds, oats, peach seeds, pear seeds, plum seeds, raspberries, rye, sesame seeds, sprouts (all), strawberries and wheatgrass
BIOTIN (B Complex) – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, bananas, beans, brown rice, chlorella, corn, fruits (all), grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), grapes, nutritional yeast, nuts, okra, peanuts, raisins, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, strawberries, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
CHOLINE (B Complex) – avocados, beans, bean sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chlorella, corn, fruits (all), grains (all), green beans, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lentils, nutritional yeast, nuts, peanuts, peas, seeds (all), soy, spinach, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
FOLIC ACID (B Complex) (destroyed by heat) – alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans, beet greens, broccoli, buckwheat sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, oranges, papaya, peas, pecans, plums, prunes, raisins, rye, soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, sweet potato, walnuts, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
INOSITOL (B Complex) – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, artichokes, barley, beans, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, chlorella, corn, fruit (all), garlic, grains (all), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lima beans, nutritional yeast, nuts, oatmeal, oats, onions, oranges, peanuts, peas, raisins, spirulina, sunflower seeds, vegetables (all), wheatgerm and wheatgrass
PABA/PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID (B Complex) – beans, brown rice, chlorella, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), molasses (unrefined), mushrooms, nutritional yeast, spinach, wheatbran, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
VITAMIN C/ASCORBIC ACID (destroyed by heat) – alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, beets, berries (all), broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, garlic, grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), green peppers, guava, honeydew, kale, kelp, kidney beans, kiwi, kumquats, lemon, lime, lucuma powder, lychee, mango, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, potato, radish, raspberries, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass and yams
VITAMIN D/CALCIFEROL – alfalfa sprouts, avocados, basil, carrots, chlorella, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, green vegetables (leafy), mushrooms (shiitake), papaya, parsley, seeds (all), spirulina, sunflower seeds, SUNLIGHT, sweet potato, watercress and wheatgrass
VITAMIN D2/ERGOCALCIFEROL – alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, SUNLIGHT, yeast
VITAMIN E/TOCOPHEROL – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, asparagus, avocados, barley, blackberries, broccoli, brown rice, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cherries, chlorella, corn, dandelion greens, dulse, flax (oil/seeds), fruit (all), grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, leeks, nuts, oats, olive oil, oranges, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, quinoa, seeds (all), spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tomato, vegetable oils, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
VITAMIN F/UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS (destroyed by heat) – açaí, almonds, avocados, chlorella, fruits (all), garlic, ginger, nuts, olive oil, oranges, parsley, peanuts, pecans, root vegetables, seeds (all), soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, vegetable oil, wheatgerm, wheat and wheatgrass
VITAMIN K/PHYLLOQUINONE – alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne pepper, chlorella, corn, ginger, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kale, kelp, mushrooms, oats, oatmeal, oats, peas, potato, root vegetables, rye, safflower oil, seaweed, soy, spinach, strawberries, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
VITAMIN P/BIOFLAVONOIDS (destroyed by heat) – apricots, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits (inner rind), currants, grapefruit, grapes, juniper berries, lemon, oranges, parsley and plums
VITAMIN T (very little known) – alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, plantain, sesame seeds, sesame butter (raw) and some vegetables oils
VITAMIN U (very little known) – alfalfa sprouts, cabbage (raw), celery (raw), chlorella and green vegetables (leafy and raw)
ALLYL SULFIDES – chives, garlic, leeks and onions
ALPHA-CAROTENE – berries (all), broccoli, carrots, chlorella, corn, green vegetables (leafy), oranges, peaches, pumpkin, seaweed and sweet potatoes
ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID – broccoli, potatoes and spinach
ANTHOCYANINS – black currants, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, red cabbage and strawberries
ARGININE – apples, apricots, beans, berries (all), cacao/chocolate, coconut, eggplant, grains (all), nuts, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and turnips)
BETA-SITOSTEROL – açaí, chlorella, fruits (all) and green vegetables (leafy)
BIOFLAVONOIDS – apricots, blackberries, black currants, blueberries, buckwheat, cantaloupe, cherries, citrus fruits, citrus skins (inner rind), cranberries, elderberries, gooseberries, grapefruit, huckleberries, lemon, onions, papaya, parsley, peppers, persimmons, plums, prunes, pomegranate, raisins, raspberries, red grapes (with seeds), strawberries, tomato and walnuts
BORON – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, beans, cabbage, carrots, dates, filberts, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hazelnuts, kelp, pears, plums, prunes, raisins, soy and wheat
CATECHIN – berries (all), black tea, cacao/chocolate, green tea and rhubarb
CALCIUM – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds (234 milligrams per 100 gram serving), apricots, avocados, beans, brazil nuts, broccoli, cabbage, carob, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chickpeas (150 milligrams per 100 gram serving), chlorella, coconut, cornmeal, dandelion greens, dulse, figs, filberts, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hazelnuts, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), hijiki sea vegetable (1,400 milligrams per 100 gram serving), kelp, lemon, lentils, lettuce, lucuma powder, maca powder, mango, mesquite powder, millet, miso, nuts, oats, onions, oranges, parsley (203 milligrams per 100 gram serving), prunes, raisins, seaweed, sesame seeds (1,160 milligrams per 100 gram serving), soy (226 milligrams per 100 gram serving), spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, watercress, wheatgrass, and yams
CHLORINE – alfalfa sprouts, avocados, bananas, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chlorella, coconut, cucumber, dandelion greens, dates, eggplant, figs, kale, kelp, lettuce, mushrooms, oats, onions, peaches, peas, pineapple, radish, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass
CHLOROPHYLL – blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina and wheatgrass
CHROMIUM – apples, bananas, barley, basil, beans, beets, black pepper, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, carrots, chlorella, corn oil, dulse, garlic, grains (all), grapes, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, mineral water, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, onions, oranges, raisins, seaweed, spirulina, tomato, walnuts and wheatgrass
COBALT – alfalfa sprouts, apricots, broccoli, chlorella, dulse, garlic, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, seaweed, spinach, spirulina, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
COENZYME Q10/UBIQUINONE – almonds, grains (all) and spinach
COPPER – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, avocados, barley, beans, beets, brazil nuts, broccoli, buckwheat, cacao/chocolate, cauliflower, chlorella, filberts, garlic, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), grains (all), hazelnuts, kelp, lentils, millet, mushrooms, nuts, oats, parsley, peas, pecans, plums, pomegranate, prunes, raisins, seaweed, soy, spirulina, sunflower seeds, tomato and walnuts
CRYPTOXANTHIN – apples, apricots, corn, green peppers, lemon, oranges, papaya, paprika, persimmons and starfruit
CURCUMIN – cumin seeds and turmeric
CYSTEINE – brazil nuts, soy and whole wheat
ELLAGIC ACID – apples, black currants, black walnuts, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pomegranate, raisins, raspberries and strawberries
FIBER – cacao/chocolate, chlorella, fruits (all), lucuma powder, lychee, maca powder, mesquite powder and vegetables (all)
FLAVONOIDS – cacao/chocolate, fruits (all) and vegetables (all)
FLUORINE (destroyed by heat) – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, avocados, beet greens, black tea, black-eyed peas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, endive, garlic, green tea, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, mustard greens, nuts, oats, parsley, rye, seaweed, seeds (all), spinach, tomato, turnip greens, watercress, wheat and wheatgrass
FRUCTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES – artichokes, bananas, barley, garlic, onions and tomato
GAMMA-CAROTENE – tomato
GAMMA-LINOLENIC ACID – black currant seed oil and borage seed oil
GERMANIUM – aloe vera, barley, chlorella, garlic, mushrooms (shiitake) and oats
GLUTAMIC ACID – dates and mushrooms (shiitake)
GLUTAMINE – oats, parsley and spinach
GLUTATHIONE – apples, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, onions, parsley, peaches, potato, spinach, sprouts (all), strawberries, tomato, walnuts, watermelon and winter squash
GLYCINE – avocados, oats, wheatgerm and whole wheat
HESPERIDIN – berries (all), buckwheat, grapefruit, lemon and oranges
HISTIDINE – apples, beans, nuts, papaya, pineapple, seeds (all) and vegetables (except celery, radish and turnip)
INDOLES – Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens and radish
IODINE – apples, artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, citrus fruit, coconut, dulse, eggplant, garlic, green peppers, kale, kelp, mustard greens, onions, peanuts, pears, pineapple, sea salt, seaweed, sesame seeds, soy, spinach, squash, strawberries, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon and wheat
IRON (consuming foods rich in VITAMIN C while consuming the following foods will INCREASE iron absorption) – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, beans, beets, blackberries, blackstrap molasses, bran flakes, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cashews, cherries, chick peas (cooked), chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, dried fruit, dulse, figs, grains (all), grapes, Grape Nuts, green peppers, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, lentils, lucuma powder, maca powder, mango, mesquite powder, millet, nutritional yeast, oatmeal, onions, parsley, pecans, persimmons, pinto beans (cooked), pistachio nuts, plums, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, seeds (all), seaweed, shallots, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, walnut, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams
ISOFLAVONES – alfalfa sprouts, berries (all), broccoli, cabbage, carrots and soy
ISOLEUCINE – apples, apricots, beans, dates, figs, nuts, peaches, pears, persimmons, rye, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery, lettuce and radish)
KAEMPFEROL – asparagus, beets, cauliflower, dill, grapefruit and strawberries
LECITHIN – beans, grains (all) and nutritional yeast
LEUCINE – apples, apricots, dates, figs, grains (all), nuts, peaches, pears, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery, lettuce and radish)
LIGNINS – flax (oil/seeds)
LIMONENE – caraway seeds, celery seeds, grapefruit, lemon, oranges and tangerines
LITHIUM – dulse, eggplant, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, peppers and tomato
LUTEIN – apples, apricots, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chlorella, collard greens, corn, cranberries, kale, kiwi, lettuce, mustard greens, orange juice, orange peel, paprika, peaches, peas, potato, pumpkin, raisin, red grapes, red peppers, spinach, spirulina, tomato, turnip greens, winter squash and zucchini
LYCOPENE – apricots, carrots, chlorella, grapefruit (pink), green peppers, guava, tomato and watermelon
LYSINE – aloe vera, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, cantaloupe, dates, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, nuts, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (all)
MAGNESIUM – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chlorella, coconut, corn, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, fenugreek (powder/seeds), figs, garlic, grains (all), grapefruit, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lemon, lentils, mango, mesquite powder, mushrooms, nuts, oranges, paprika, parsley, peaches, pears, peppers, pineapple, plums, prunes, rice (brown/wild), seeds (all), sesame seeds, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass
MANGANESE – alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beet greens, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, cucumber, dandelion greens, grains (all), grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, legumes, mango, nuts, oats, oranges, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, plums, prunes, seaweed, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sweet potato, walnuts, watercress, wheatgrass and yams
METHIONINE – apples, apricots, bananas, brazil nuts, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chives, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), lentils, nuts, onions, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, sesame seeds, soy, strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomato and watercress
METHYL-SULFONYL-METHANE/MSM – aloe vera, pine nuts and rain-watered fruits/vegetables (unwashed)
MOLYBDENUM – apricots, beans, cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, garlic, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), grains (all), legumes, raisins, seaweed, spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds and wheatgrass
MONOTERENES – basil, broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits, eggplant, parsley, peppermint, tomato and yams
OMEGA FATTY ACIDS – açaí, beans, black currant seed oil, blue-green algae, borage seed oil, cabbage, canola oil, flax (oil/seeds), chlorella, corn, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (oil/seed/powder/milk), pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy, sprouts (all), squash, vegetable oils, walnuts and wheat
PECTIN – apples, bananas, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, figs, grapefruit, lima beans, mustard greens, onions, turnip greens and watercress
PHENYLALANINE – almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, carrots, figs, grains (all), nuts, parsley, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except lettuce and radish)
PHOSPHOROUS – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, asparagus, bananas, beans, beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chlorella, coconut, corn, dates, dried fruits, dulse, grains (all), garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kale, kelp, lentils, mango, nuts, oats, onions, parsley, peas, pistachio nuts, potato, pumpkin seeds, raisins, rice (brown/wild), seaweed, sesame seeds, seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), swiss chard, watercress, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
PHYTOENE/PHYTOFLUENE – tomato
POTASSIUM (destroyed by excessive heat) – açaí, almonds, apples, apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized), apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beet greens, black currants, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, figs, garlic, grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, lentils, lychee, mango, mesquite powder, mung beans, onions, oranges, papaya, peaches, pecans, pistachio nuts, plantain, potato, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sesame seeds, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass, winter squash and yams
PROANTHOCYANADINS/ANTHOCYANOSIDES – blackberries, blueberries, citrus fruit seeds, cherries, elderberries, grape seeds and raspberries
PROTEIN – beans, broccoli (40%), brown rice, cacao/chocolate, cauliflower (40%), chlorella, fruit (2-3%), grains (all), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seed), lentils, lucuma powder, maca powder, mesquite powder, nuts, seeds (all), soy, vegetables (all) and wheatgrass
QUERCETIN – apples, blue-green algae, black tea, broccoli, buckwheat, cherries, citrus fruits, garlic, green tea, green vegetables (leafy), onions (yellow/purple) and red grapes
RESVERATROL – grape skins and grape leaves
RIBONUCLEIC ACID/RNA – asparagus, beets, green vegetables (leafy), lentils, mushrooms, nuts and radish
RUTIN – apricots, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries, citrus fruit peels (inner rind) and hawthorn berries
SELENIUM – alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, beets, black-eyed peas, broccoli, brown rice, cabbage, carrots, cashews, celery, chlorella, dulse, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, grains (all), kelp, mango, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, parsley, seaweed, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, tomato, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
SILICON – alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, barley, beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, corn, cucumber, dandelion greens, figs, grains (all), grapes, hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kelp, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, oats, onions, plums, pumpkins, radish, raisins, seeds (all), skins of fruits/vegetables, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, swiss chard, sunflower seeds, tomato, watermelon, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and wild rice
SODIUM – alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, cashews, celery, chlorella, coconut, collard greens, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, figs, garlic, grapes, kale, kelp, lentils, mango, millet, okra, olives, onions, parsley, plums, prunes, raisins, red cabbage, sea salt (unrefined), seaweed, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass
SULFORAPHANE – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips
SULFUR – alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans, blue-green algae, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne, celery, chives, chlorella, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kale, kelp, lima beans, nuts, oats, onions, parsnip, peaches, peas, plums, potato, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raspberries, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, string beans, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass
SUPER-OXIDE DISMUTASE – broccoli, cabbage, green vegetables (leafy), nutritional yeast and wheatgrass
THERONINE – apples, apricots, beans, dates, figs, grains (all), nuts, peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and lettuce)
TRACE MINERALS – alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, dulse, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, nori, nuts, sea salt, seaweed, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all) and vegetables (all)
TRYPTOPHAN – alfalfa sprouts, avocados, bananas, beans, cacao/chocolate, cashews, chives, dates, durian, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, nuts, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, seeds (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomato, sweet potato and vegetables (all)
TYROSINE – alfalfa sprouts, almonds apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, bell peppers, carrots, cherries, cucumber, figs, leeks, lettuce, parsley, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds, watercress, watermelon, wheatgerm and whole wheat
VALINE – apples, apricots, beans, dates, figs, grains, mushrooms, nuts, peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds, strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and lettuce)
VANADIUM – dill, grains, olives, parsley, radish, soy and string beans
ZEAXABTHIN – bell peppers, chlorella, corn, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), kiwi, oranges, paprika, raisins, spirulina, winter squash and zucchini
ZETA-CAROTENE – tomato
ZINC – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, aloe vera, beans, brazil nuts, cacao/chocolate, cashews, cayenne, chlorella, coconut, corn, dandelion greens, dulse, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, macadamia nuts, mesquite powder, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, onions, parsley, peanuts, peanut butter, peas, pecans, pine nuts, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, seaweed, sesame seeds, soy, spinach, spirulina, sunflower seeds, walnuts, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

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                                 Whipped Avocado Butter


An exotic butter obtained from the oil, of the fruit, of the avocado tree.

One of the many benefits of avocado butter is its power to make your skin look vibrant, supple and full of health. It contains vitamins A, E and D that works to reduce wrinkles and age spots

Recipe:

14 oz Avocado Butter

5 oz Apricot Kernel Oil 

1 oz Green Tea Extract 

6 ml Grapefruit EO

5 teaspoons Tapioca Powder (to reduce greasy feeling)

“Whip it up in your stand mixer or with your hand mixer. Done and done”

— Handmade Beauty Box

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My bowl looks a tad bit messy today, because I was in a hurry… but breakfast was tasty nevertheless:

Double vanilla chia porridge made with vanilla soy milk and topped with a banana, fresh blueberries, frozen raspberries, apricot kernels, a sprinkle of coconut flakes and a drizzle of maple syrup. ♥

iamemeraldfox  asked:

Aargh Systlin I just moved to a new apartment and my roommate has a bag of apricot kernels in the kitchen!! Now how to bring up the topic of them being poisonous? *sigh* The kernels are everywhere now, is it an invasion? Aliens?

Beat them upside the head with it and yell

HIGH-FIVE: FALL NAIL TREATMENTS

Five ways to nourish the nails on your weather-chapped hands.

Autumn is historically the time of year we let our health fall a teeny weeny bit to the wayside. And that’s ok! But while we are 100% support of people taking that extra piece of Halloween candy, we don’t condone neglecting your nail health. With fall weather drying out everyone’s appendages, we’re forgoing polish for a few weeks and making sure our nail beds look topnotch when they’re not covered in color. BECKY PEDERSON 

CONCERN: Oily nails
SOLUTION: Formula X CLEANSE
Even if you don’t cook the rest of the year, fall brings out the homey baker in all of us. When kneading butter and flour leaves your nails gummy, this cleanser’s witch hazel extract removes oils that regular soap and water can’t quite get. The vitamin E and cucumber extract also condition and invigorate. Important note: Just as your face should be clean before applying products, CLEANSE should be the first step in any nail treatment application.

CONCERN: Brittle nails
SOLUTION: Formula X STRENGTHEN
Maybe you have brittle nails from washing too many holiday pie plates, applying polish too often, or baby, you were just born that way. Whatever the cause, STRENGTHEN can help stop them from painfully splitting thanks to its fortifying formula of calcium and Nonycosine-E.

CONCERN: Peeling nails
SOLUTION: Formula X HYDRATE
Once you’ve addressed brittle nails, you’ll want to lock in moisture so they keep their strength. HYDRATE uses aloe vera, with bamboo and cactus extract, to nourish nails and improve their flexibility. 

CONCERN: Overgrown cuticles
SOLUTION: Formula X ERASE
If your cuticles are so sharp they’re snagging in your mittens, an exfoliating cream with fruit acids is in order. ERASE uses potassium hydroxide to soften cuticle skin and then exfoliates the dead skin cells with AHA. The formula also contains aloe vera so your skin won’t dry out.

CONCERN: Dry cuticles
SOLUTION: Formula X QUENCH
For a long-term cuticle solution, use QUENCH. This condition treatment uses a blend of cottonseed, soybean, apricot kernel, grapeseed, and almond oils—plus vitamin E—to restore vitality to nails over time. It seals in moisture to prevent brittleness and give your nails a revitalize look that will last through next spring.

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DIY Makeup Removing Emulsion

Sick of wasting too much money on makeup removers that contain nasty ingredients? Searching for a 100% natural and vegan way to remove your makeup? Maybe I have just a thing for you - an oil-based makeup removing emulsion that’s cheap, effective and kind for your skin.

All you need is only 3 ingredients and a container (I prefer using glass bottles with pumps because it’s easier to use and refill). The ingredients are: polysorbate 60 or 80 (these are emulsifiers used in cosmetics and there is no major difference between these, they work the same) and 2 types of oils. You can use 3 types of oils if you prefer, but I keep things simple with just 2 and they should be cold pressed oils. I use: jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil, wheat germ oil (only in small amounts because it can cause acne and it smells funky) and linseed oil. Last 2 months I’ve been combining apricot kernel oil with wheat germ oil and sunflower seed oil with linseed oil (one lightweight and one more nourishing).  

The amount of polysorbate should be 10-20 ml for a 100 ml glass container (the rest 80-90 ml are oils). If you want your emulsion to be “lighter” you can put more polysorbate, but I wouldn’t recommend more than 30 ml of it (for a 100 ml container). If you are using a larger container, like a 200 ml one, just double up everything. 

Usage: apply a small amount of the mixture on dry face with makeup using your hands and rub in gently. Rinse with warm water and dry face with washcloth. This process doesn’t dry up your skin so a moisturizer isn’t needed after (only if you have super dry or sensitive skin). 

I have been using this method for the last couple of months and I am addicted to this. It costs almost nothing because I always have some of these oils in my kitchen and polysorbate is cheap - around 4 US$ for 100 ml which lasts for 4-5 months, depending on how much you use. I always use the same recycled bottle so everything cost less than 2 US$ (!). I call that a winner my friends. 

I love this combination of flavours :)
Lemon, coconut, kiwi and date oatmeal topped with more kiwi, blueberries, pomegranate, cashew butter, crunchy peanut butter, coconut flakes, cashew, sweet apricot kernels and a drizzle of maple syrup. It was amazing! 😻

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WE FINALLY HAVE PROPER LOCAL STRAWBERRIES!! :3they taste so freaking good *3*

As a celebration, I made vanilla porridge (with vanilla soy milk) topped with a banana, frozen mixed berries, ‘EM FRESH STRABERRIES, dried mulberries, fresh macadamia nuts, apricot kernels and almondbutter. :3 ♥

This is what I’ve been starting every single morning with lately because it is simply so delicious :)
Banana & date oatmeal made with rice & coconut milk; topped with banana slices, strawberries, raw almond butter, melted Green & Black’s dark chocolate, sweet apricot kernels, flaked almonds, and dried white mulberries. 😍