raw coconut oil

hoe tips 💅💕

• if you have sensitive skin, avoid foaming cleansers that act as astringets!! lemon and witch hazel cleansers are going to tear your shit up and leave your skin thinner and fucked. go with aloe and natural ingredients for better results, no problemo bih 👊

• that drink 8 cups or 64oz don’t work for me. makes a bitch too damn full!! work your way from soda and sugary drinks like juice and take it step by step. but let’s be honest, everyone drinks it, so don’t beat yourself up about it, drink what you want. if you aim to decrease the amount of soda/juice, always go back to the basics: a big ol’ cup of water. consume the amount of water that goes hand in hand with your weight, not just out of the blue 5-6 cups. a good alternative is putting fruit in your water if you don’t like the taste. or, you can always flavor it! 🌟

• don’t go too all out on those lip scrubs! if you do it too often, such as four times a week, your lips are going to get drier, crustier, and feel stripped and thin. we’ve all been there! exfoliate 1-2x a week to avoid this. however, chapstick does the job too 💋

• mix avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera gel and dilute the oils with water and pour it into a spray bottle. this is crucial as a detangler and a boost to the hair. makes it all soft and shit 👏 unfortunately, it’s a bit pricey, so you can always look for sales or discounts online!

• rose hip oil softens lips 💞

• lips are what everybody looks at. do you want them looking chapped asf?! invest in a lip mask. slather on organic manuka honey that is unrefined for 10 minutes, and then wash off with warm water or a washcloth👍

• dandelion root tea is a good substitute for coffee, but coffee’s good too, so just indulge in both!☕

• most of us stay up long into the mornings, which probably makes us wake up with dark circles and eye bags. don’t fret! to nix puffiness, dampen a washcloth with ice cold water and leave it on your eyes and under them for 3-5 minutes. if this is in morning, it can also help you wake up! if you’re looking to treat yourself, invest in some eye patches! 👼

• rose water is a GREAT toner! once you dab it on your face with a cotton ball, you immediately feel refreshed and ready to start your day 💪 teddie organics has a mist on sale for $10.88! it’s on amazon.

• applying sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from those nasty uv rays. but some forget their hair! if you get a sunburn on your scalp, it will hurt like HELL 🔥use spray sunscreen specialized for hair and slightly mist your hairline to avoid it. use a heat protectant like argan oil if you a broke hoe like me 💯 stack up!

on another note, don’t trust hair products with supposed uv filters. those only protect your hair color, not your actual hair!

• washing your hair, it’s better to wash it first with hot/warm water and then do the second wash with cold water to close up and seal moisture into the hair follicles! 4c hair especially needs this 👱

• hair products with OIL, PLASTICIZERS, and SILICONES will definitely clog your pores if they get on your skin and will leave your ass at square 1!! avoid that.

• yogurt and miso soup are probiotics that help fasten metabolism and hold moisture in your skin! 😇 that’s why yogurt face masks are bomb and every person should try them :)

• if you live in new york, atlanta, etc., you are bound to pollution. that’s why it’s always good to wash your face before bed to get rid of pollutant particles that will clog pores. afterwards, apply an antioxidant serum and a good moisturizer! lean towards products with white tea, green tea, and vitamin c to make the ultimate pore-cleansing mask! it’ll leave your skin feeling clean and make it glow 🌟🌟

• deep condition your hair 1-2 times a week or every two weeks!! it’s intense and has your hair feeling silky smooth. avocado, mayo, honey, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil mixture is my go-to, and my curls have blossomed! if you buy a deep conditioner from the store, make sure it’s water based and is sulfate free and paraben free (shea moisture and as i am are superb for beard cleansers as well!)👸💋

• go barefaced. prove to misogynistic assholes that makeup does not define a person’s beauty or attractiveness nor their personality. embrace your flaws and remain imperfect to society, because you are the one who knows that you are perfect 💋👏👏

• be yourself, work hard, and recognize your fucking worth 💕💕💕

• btw, honey ain’t shit if it’s not organic and raw. coconut oil ain’t shit for the hair or skin if it’s not unrefined, organic, and virgin (extra virgin is even better)! essential oil like tea tree oil that helps as acne treatments are skin-thinners if you don’t dilute them with water or a different substance. rose water ain’t shit if it’s not organic and 100% pure 😑😢 invest in your skincare/lifestyle! go online and dig for the right prices and take them before they’re all gone!

happy hoeing!

Ways to enhance your intuition

Exercises:

These exercises can be done in two ways. You can either pick one paper up and try to guess what is on the paper, or you can think of a paper and try to find it in the pieces of paper. If you feel you need more pieces of paper by all means add more. If you work with deities, your higher self, spirits of any sorts, please feel free to invite them to help you with these exercises, if you’d like.

  • The number exercise: cut four, same sized pieces of paper with the numbers 1-4 written on them. Turn them downwards and mix them up. Pick one up and try to guess which number it is.
  • The shape exercise: cut four, same sized pieces of paper, and draw a star, a heart, a circle and a cube on them. Turn them downwards and mix them up. Pick one up and try to guess which shape it is.
  • The color exercise: cut four, same size pieces of paper, and add a different color to all of them. Turn them downwards and mix them up. Try to guess which paper has which color on them.
  • The quiz exercise: find a quiz online that you know nothing about - this may be a science quiz, a pop culture quiz, a quiz about a band, or the Viking history quiz. Take the quiz and try to guess the answers.
  • The object exercise: Get a older object, works best if it’s given by a friend do you and examine it. Try to pick up the objects energies and try to see/hear/smell the person that the object is tied to. It’s best done with a friend because they will most likely know some information about the person and they can tell if you’re right or wrong.
  • The card exercise: Pick one card up from a deck and try to see the color, the shape and the number of that card. You can also do this with tarot cards, try to feel the cards energies.
  • Divination: it’s a great exercise for enhancing your psychic abilities and the range of tools you can do divination with is enormous. So, find the one that calls to you and start divining. 

In my experience these are the main exercises which you can sit and work on but they’re not the only ones. Intuition can be worked on throughout the day even in the most mundane tasks:

  • Try to guess who texted you or is calling you before you pick up the phone.
  • If other people cook for you, try to guess what you’re having for lunch before seeing it.
  • Try to pick up what your friend is going to tell you before they do.
  • Try to guess when the light is going to turn green at a traffic light.
  • Think of a person, and try seeing what they’re doing at the moment. After you’re done, ask them whatsup.
  • When talking to a friend on the phone try to see what they’re wearing, what their hair is like, and/or what they’re doing and ask them.
  • When you get up try to sense what the weather is going to be like today.
  • When at the store and you’re waiting in line try to sense how much the person before you needs to pay.
  • Tell a friend to think of a number and try to guess that number.
  • When listening to music on shuffle, try to sense what the next song is going to be.
  • When people close to you talk on the phone try and sense who they’re talking to and ask them afterwards. (only if they’re comfortable with it, not all people would like their privacy invaded, my friends and family know why I’m doing that so they’re cool with it)
  • Try to sense what a close friends text is saying before you open it, or try to sense why they’re calling you.

These are all I can think of a t the moment, hopefully in the future I’m going to add more. Basically anytime, anywhere when you have some space left to guess what’s going to happen, do it.

MEDITATION: I can’t stress how important meditation is, especially to witches, mages, shamans, and all occult practitioners in general. I know it sounds boring when people tell you to meditate but we all need some time to relax and clear our heads. And in the moments of blissful relaxation we let out soul speak to us the most thus coming into our strongest potential where we can energetically change our DNA and rewire our brains. In the moment of deep relaxation you can focus on cleansing your pineal gland / increasing your intuition. 

I like to imagine purple/indigo color and lavender flowers coming out of my pineal gland spreading and covering my whole body and aura. I also like to imagine roots stretching from my pineal gland bursting through my forehead opening an eye in the centre of it. I like to massage the centre of my forehead, and I like taping an amethyst to it lol.

There are lots of guided meditations on youtube, which are extremely helpful, and there are lots of binaural beats and isochronic tones, which are also very helpful. Just find your comfort zone to working on the pineal gland and focus on it. Don’t feel bad if per say, isochronic tones don’t work for you but storm sounds do work. Find your comfort zone and work within it.

Also you might want to check out Sun Gazing, which is a very powerful exercise you’re going to need to dedicate yourself to. 

Pineal gland detoxification: 

  • Avoid ingesting fluoride - I know this is hard, seeing at the people on top put fluoride in literally everything knowing what it’s doing to our brains. But there are alternatives, the internet is a huge place and you can find almost everything there. Avoid fluoridated water, fluoridated toothpaste, GMO fruits and vegetables, soda, all artificial foods and drinks. Try to eat healthy and organically and if possible reduce eating meat - and cutting it off completely. 
  • Avoid sleeping with technology in your room if possible - this means wireless routers, mobile phones, computers etc. The pineal gland is suppressed by electro magnetic fields.
  • Avoid or if you can, completely cut off all sugar, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and drugs.


Once you’ve detoxified your body and pineal gland it’s time to start working on activating and boosting your pineal gland:

  • Spend time in sunlight every day - or as much as you can. Practice sungazing as well, and it is best done when the sun has risen or in the moments it’s going away because the sun is the weakest then and it can’t harm your eyes and it won’t bother you.
  • Oils and incense - 
  • Sleep and meditate in complete darkness.
  • Commit to meditation every day.
  • Dedicate rituals to your third eye - whether it be a bath ritual, once in a full moon ritual, a day of the week ritual, or whenever you feel like it ritual, do it.
  • Practice yoga, especially Yoga Nidra as it is the most powerful yogic practice to increase the blood flow to your pineal gland.
  • Eat food that boosts the pineal gland - raw cocoa, coconut oil, lemon - the body’s best friend, basically the master of detox, garlic, raw apple cider vinegar, goji berries, watermelon, honey, hemp seeds, iodine, vitamin K1/K2, boron, bananas, alkaine food, chlorophyll rich foods, oregano oil, sea moss, walnuts, turmeric and melatonin.
  • Crystals that stimulate the pineal gland - amethyst, lapis lazuli, clear quartz, moonstone, sodalite. You can meditate with these crystals on your forehead daily, you can tape a crystal on your forehead and stay like that for a while, or you can massage your forehead with it.
  • Chant - there are a lot of chants to boost your pineal gland, you can google some, I’ve found that OM works best for me.
  • Plants that enhance intuition - ginger, gotu kola, ginkgo, skullcap, elder leaf, berries and flower, fennel, lavender, lemongrass, saffron, bay leaves, rosemary, honey suckle, anise, eyebright, lotus, mimosa, sandalwood, burning acacia, cinnamon, buchu leaves, celery, lilac, mint, mugwort, solomons leaf, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, peppermint, rose, sage, vanilla and star anise.
  • Oils - bay laurel, carrot seed, galbanum, german chamomile, grapefruit, myrrh, nutmeg, palo santo, petitgrain, roman chamomile, sandalwood, st. john’s wort, angelica root, eleni, juniper, frankincense, rosemary and patchouli.
  • Incense - ambergris, bay leaf, anise, cinnamon, frankincense, honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, lotus, magnolia, peppermint, rose, sage, sandalwood, vanilla, heliotrope, basil and eucalyptus. 

And most important of all - trust your gut! The problem with not listening to our intuition is when our rational, logical mind interferes and tries to come up with logical solutions as to why your intuition is wrong. Whenever you get that gut feeling, just go with it, don’t question it. Also always remember to protect yourself when working on your pineal gland, seeing as we are more open and vulnerable to psychic attacks during these moments.

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VEGAN MINT CHIP SMOOTHIE.
Good morning, sweet ones. I stopped and started this post several times, because each time I began, I found myself writing something darker than the time before. My heart has been heavy. Heavy with Nice. Heavy with the United States. Heavy with Turkey. Heavy. One day I let myself sink deep into it, curl down into the sadness, and only emerge to paint my nails sparkly blue. It was the best I could do in that moment, and it was most certainly not enough. 

My father and I have been exchanging phone calls about all of the murders, the killings, the coups. Our talks often have long pockets of silence in them, heart openings so big neither of us have anything to say to fill them. We murmur things like just awful, can you believe, horrifying. And at the end of each call, we willingly attempt to dull our minds into submission, forgetting. Because that willing forgetfulness seems to be the only way to move forward.

Yesterday, though, I got a voicemail from my father that said something different. 

Read more and get the recipe here.

This Vegan Cheese Recipe Is So Good You Can Finally Give Up Dairy

Ditch the dairy with this mouthwatering recipe for vegan Camembert—made with cashews!

Cashew Camembert
Ingredients:

2 cups raw cashews
2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan
¾ cup aquafaba (liquid from canned garbanzo beans)
½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon white truffle oil

Easy Pre-Prep:

Place the cashews in filtered water in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Directions:

1. Lightly oil a 4 x 2-inch pan with coconut oil.
2. Drain the cashews. Place the cashews, aquafaba, salt, coconut oil, and truffle oil in a Vitamix pitcher.
3. Process first on medium speed, using the plunger to evenly distribute the mixture.
4. Gradually increase the speed, stopping intermittently to redistribute the mixture until it is smooth.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth out with a rubber spatula. Cover with a round of parchment paper cut to fit the pan.
6. Dehydrate for 24 hours at 90 degrees. Transfer to the refrigerator for 24 hours.
7. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the mold. Turn the cheese out onto a cutting board and remove the sides. Run the wide, flat side of a large knife under the metal round, pressing upwards to separate the round from the cheese. Smooth the cheese surface with rubber spatula. If desired, place in a humidifier for 1 to 3 weeks. Rub fine sea salt over your cheese after a few days and then repeat every few days or so to prevent black mold.
8. Serve.


Big thanks to Julie Piatt, the genius behind This Cheese is Nuts! Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home! for being kind enough to share this amazing recipe.

From sharp cheddar and smoked gouda to cashew truffle Parmesan, this brand-new cookbook is chock-full of mouthwatering plant-based cheese recipes (and gorgeous pics). It also tackles one of the biggest issues faced by vegans: how to make delectable vegan cheeses that are just as satisfying as their dairy counterparts.

The cookbook goes on sale June 13, but there’s no need to wait. Click here topreorder your copy today!

Recipe reprinted from This Cheese is Nuts: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home by arrangement with Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017, Julie Piatt.

* Photo by Leia Vita Marasovich

Clearer skin regimines

For those of you who have had trouble with hyperpigementation, eczema, skin damage or any discoloration of the skin (esp face) I know what it’s like. I suffered with cystic acne at a point in my life which left me with horrible hyperpigmentation on my face, as well as suffered with bacne (back acne) and chest acne thought middle school and my whole high school career. Here’s a list I made a few months back on products I’ve either used or have done extensive research on that had great reviews.

I’m not a medical doctor nor do
I have the ability to vouch for all of these products but if you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to my knowledge to help you out :) 
disclaimer: some of these products contain potentially harmful products. I do not condone nor condemn the use of the products listed under “bleaches” but again for any further questions feel free to leave a comment in my ask!

natural exfoliating scrub products: 
Coconut oil 
Raw honey
Lemon
Brown sugar 

Fading treatments

Natural:
Lemon
Plain organic yogurt 
<Every other day> 
Rinse after 15 minutes 
Green tea oil control mask (oily skin)

More fading tips:

(Skin “bleaches”)
Boscia - cleanser 
Wild rose - daily brightener 
Laser free - Peter Thomas 
White mask by Boscia 
Yoko whitening cream and acne cream

Nadinola cream (contains hydroquinoin)

With prescription:
Hydroquinoin -cream 
Tretinoin/retina - peel/gel


Extras:
clarasonic mia/mia 2
Olay pro x (recommended)
Dermaroller (do research prior!!)
AHA natural chemical peels (^)

Always be sure to use a sun screen SP 40-50 when using products with chemicals and/or exfoliating your skin. It is actually recommended we all use sunscreen despite our skin tone or condition year round! 

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COCONUT OIL is the oil extracted from the edible, fleshy “meat” of a coconut. It’s a natural saturated fat, and is comprised almost entirely of medium-chain fatty acids. While that may not seem like anything extraordinary, coconut oil is one of the only sources of medium-chain fatty acids, which is what makes it so incredible for skin.

APPLICATION
You can wash your face with coconut oil, or a combination of oils, using a protocol called the oil cleansing method. Using the principle of “like dissolves like” – the basic concept is this: the natural oil you massage into your skin dissolves the oil that has hardened on your skin with impurities and/or clogged your pores. When you apply steam from a warm wash cloth to your face, the pores open and the natural oil lifts any dirt or makeup out of pours, which can be easily wiped away. Exfoliate your skin prior to bathing. After bathing, while your pores are still open, put a dime size amount in your palm at a time. Rub into your hands and apply by massaging a generous amount into your skin from head to toe. Seal in the moisture by wearing long sleeve clothing after applying. Depending on your skin type, repeat day to day or 3 to 4 times a week.

BEST TYPES
Organic, unrefined coconut oil is the best coconut oil for skin care because it contains all of the naturally occurring phytonutrients and polyphenols. Look for coconut oils described as “virgin,” “cold pressed,” or “raw.”

Via @unbottledsecrets 

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My proprietary blend for 

All-Natural GHSV Topical Ointment

*Organic coconut oil
*RAW honey
*Propolis (from beeswax; shown to heal herpes sores faster than acyclovir in studies!)
*Olive leaf extract
*tea tree oil

If your coconut oil is liquid, refrigerate until semisolid. The ingredients are best mixed this way so they don’t separate!

This blend offers soothing relief to active sores and helps them heal faster. Apply liberally to effected area.

You can refrigerate after mixing homogenously for a colder sensation.

***Because this mixture is water-repellent, it may also be effective in reducing pain associated with urinating***

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Y'all know im not one to do brand promos but holy Shit. The difference in these pics is 12 hours, a full shift, 2 meals and Tons of water and this lipstick has held this well.
I have a few other shades from the same brand and they all have held just as well (ive fallen asleep and only had it fade enough to need mild touch up) and they have tooooons of shades.

If anyone wants to check it out, the brand is Beauty Bakerie and off sale the lip whips sell for $20 each but they have sales often that bring them to $15. The shade here is Bae Cake 💜💜

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Yesterday I was doing my daily rounds in the garden dead heading my pansies and as I tossed the first spent flower off my. balcony I realized I could probably use them for something witchy.

And boy I did.

Pretty in Purple Sugar Scrub:
½ cup sugar
2 heaping tablespoons dried pansy petals, ground(or any other skin/food safe purple flower.)
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon coconut oil (or your favorite base oil)

I plucked the petals off a handful of dying pansy heads and dried them in my dehydrator for a few hours. If you don’t have access to a dehydrator, pick the flowers with longer stems and tie them in a bundle and hang to dry for a couple weeks or lay them out on a screen in the sun away from winds and drafts.

Once thoroughly dried, the petals will still be a bit flexible and leathery. Place them in your mortar and pestle with a generous pinch of sugar and grind them to a powder. The petals are too soft on their own to grind, so sugar is needed to help cut them up.

Then mix all ingredients thoroughly and keep in an air tight jar. It might look chunky at first, especially if you use raw honey and solid coconut oil, but just keep stirring. Everything will eventually come together.

When you’re showering/bathing before an event where you want to feel extra pretty and get someone’s attention (say, a date!) wet your face and pick up a small amount of sugar scrub. Gently rub it on your face to exfoliate, then rinse. The sugar scrub will turn bright purple, and then quickly fade to blue and then clear. It’s fascinating! And it won’t stain your skin, I promise.

Pansies are said to attract love, and purple ones give you an extra boost of power. Flowers in general make you feel pretty, so of pansies aren’t your thing, go for roses or hyssop or lavender! Sugar and honey just sweeten the deal, but are also great for your skin!

Evelyn's pantry (& fridge) !

A few of you have asked what I buy in a week to week basis at the supermarket, so I thought it would be helpful to write up a post of what’s always in my cupboard!
To have a pantry stocked up with healthy, wholesome ingredients is essential to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle. It’s really common sense, what’s in your cupboard is what you are going to use to bake/eat. So why not make it full of nutrient dense goods that make you feel good inside and out.
I have compiled a list into categories to make it easier for you when you go to the store.
I get extremely excited when I go food shopping! In this post you can learn what my favourite products are!
I buy organic as much as possible.
Happy shopping… and baking :)

Flours:
Coconut
Sorghum
Buckwheat
Plain gluten free
Self raising gluten free
Amaranth
Almond meal
Tapioca
Arrowroot
Teff

Pantry baking goods:
Baking powder
Baking soda
Vanilla essence
Coconut essence
Xanthum gum
Egg replacer
Raw sugar
Coconut sugar
Coconut oil

Pantry items:
Raw cacao powder
Carob powder
Cacao nibs
Carob kibble
Chia seeds
Chia bran
Unsweetened almond milk
Soy milk
Mesquite
Raw sugar
Natvia
Coconut sugar
Protein powder
Quinoa
Gluten free pasta
Rice
Flaxseeds
Buckwheat groats
Shredded coconut
Corn thins and rice cakes
Buckwheat crackers (orgran brand)
Peanut butter
Almonds
Walnuts
Brazil nuts
Cashews
Sunflower seeds
Pepitas
Quinoa flakes
Coconut oil
Nutritional yeast
Popcorn kernels
Silken tofu
Dark chocolate
Maple syrup
Puffed rice
Puffed corn
Rice malt syrup

Fridge
Unsweetened almond milk
Unsweetened soy milk
Coconut water
Biocheese
Soy yogurt
Jam
Organic tofu
Organic tempeh
Organic, no added sugar yogurt
Tamari
Fruit: kiwi, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, avocado (low fructose fruits)
Veggies: spinach, tomato, carrot, zucchini, gherkins, olives, cucumber, capsicum, pumpkin (low fructose vegetables)
Apple cider vinegar
Gluten free vegemite
Nuttelex

Freezer:
Organic frozen berries
Bananas
Gluten free bread

Other:
Lemons
Limes
Gluten free bread
Bananas
Avocado
EVOO
Flaxseed oil
Himalayan salt
Cinnamon
All spice
Cayenne pepper
Nutmeg
Turmeric
Paprika
Rosemary
Thyme
Oregano
Zaatar
Probiotics
Onion and garlic free vegetable stock
Sweet potato
White potato
Coffee
Tea (black and herbal)

Where do I buy these ingredients?
I’m from Melbourne, Australia! So unfortunately this part if the post can relate only to those also in Melbourne. But I’m sure any health food store around the world would stock the majority of these products! Just do your research and don’t hesitate to ask the assistant working.

Safeway
Coles (awesome health food section, great for gluten free)
The source bulk foods, Brunswick. La manna direct, Essendon fields.
La manna organics, Brunswick.
Terra Madre, Northcote.
IGA Sydney rd, Brunswick.
Great Earth discount health food store, CBD Elizabeth st.
Go Vita, southern cross station, Doncaster shopping centre & Highpoint shopping centre.
Pro-Health, Northland shopping centre.
BAS foods, Brunswick.

Raw Peanut Butter Caramel Cups

Chocolate:
1 cup raw coconut oil, warmed to liquid
1 cup raw cacao powder
½ cup raw coconut nectar or agave nectar
a pinch sea salt

Peanut Butter:
¾ cup raw peanut butter (or unsweetened pb if you are not concerned with being raw)
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar

Caramel:
10 medjool dates
2 Tbsp raw coconut butter or macadamia butter (raw almond butter will also work)
3 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or agave nectar
1 tsp maple extract
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coconut oil
¼ tsp fleur de sel
¼ cup filtered water (or more if too thick, add an additional Tbsp at a time)

Directions at: http://www.rawguru.com/raw-food-recipes/raw-peanut-butter-caramel-cups.html.html