beauty secrets

Looking to save time and money for beauty secret? Just go in your kitchen and make them up yourself.

Here are 6 homemade recipes:

Aspirin + Shampoo= Kills the dandruff.
 Crushed two aspirins into fine powder. Add the powder to the shampoo amount used to wash your hair. Leave-in hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well. Wash again with plain shampoo to make sure the mixture is out.

Honey + Yogurt= Shiny Glowing Skin.
Combine plain yogurt (Greek or regular, ones with more fat are better!) and honey in a small bowl. Spread on your face and wait for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and a brighter, calmer you will reveal itself.

Conditioner + Shower Cap = Mega moisturizer.
 Quick And Easy Homemade Facial Recipe
2 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of pure aloe Vera juice or pulp

Mix ingredients together and smooth over face to help soothe skin while fighting acne.
Honey Cinnamon Face Mask Recipe
1 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
 
Mix all ingredients together and apply. Leave on for 20 mins then rinse

homemade facial masks
For Dull Skin types try:
1/2 ounce of apple cider vinegar
3 ounces of mineral water
5 plain aspirin tablets

Mix the following ingredients together and apply to skin when dull.

For Acne scars try using:
4 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp of plain yogurt
4 tbsp of honey
1 egg

Mix ingredients together well. Apply to skin and let sit for 15 mins. Then rinse with warm water.

For Oily skin try:
2 tbsp of mayo
1 tsp of baby oil

Mix ingredients together, then apply to all oily areas , leave on for 20 mins, then rinse.

For dry skin try:
1 avocado
1/2 tsp of lemon juice
1 egg

Mix ingredients together. Apply paste to skin, let it dry, then rinse.
bad eggs A very fresh egg will sink all the way to the bottom. 
A egg 2 weeks old will sink to the bottom with the fat slightly raised up .

3 week old eggs will balanced on the pointy end with the fat end sticking upwards.
Bad eggs will float.


foods to relieve stress
1. Black or Green Tea which produces calming effects
2. Gum which acts as a cooping mechanism in stressful situations.
3. Spinach, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans  which reduce psychological and physical stress effects
4. Pork and Beans which reduce anxiety and depression.
5. Multivitamin improves your overall moods and mood swings.

There you have it, sometime certain food does relieve you from your every day stress. Just make sure to incorporate a good diet with healthy portions and to not over do it. Too much of a good thing can turn bad. Enjoy!

homemade healthy snacks

Nut Butter and Apple Crunch 

nut butter and apple crunch recipe

 

Ingredients:

1 Fuji apple, sliced into 6 sections
2 TBSP nut butter
1/4 cup granola: cinnamon spiced granola or nuts for granola
Directions:
1. Spread nut butter onto one side of each apple wedge.
2. Press the buttered side of apple wedge onto the granola and enjoy.


Hummus with Veggies and Toasted Sesame Stix

Hummus with Veggies

 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup chickpea liquid
1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic
1 pinch salt
1 package toasted sesame stix
Directions:
1. Strain the chickpeas but keep 1/4 cup of the liquid.
2. In a food processor, process the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt until smooth.
Enjoy ¼ cup of the hummus with veggie sticks and Toasted Sesame Stix.

 

Berry Parfait with Greek Yogurt

 
Berry Parfait with Greek Yogurt

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of whatever your favorite berries are
1/3 cup french vanilla almond granola
Directions:
Layer ingredients in a glass and serve. Enjoy!

Homemade Sweet ‘n Spicy Trail Mix

 
Homemade Sweet ‘n Spicy Trail Mix

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds: honeycomb sunflower kernels
1/2 cup Almonds: chipotle maple almonds
1/2 cup Shelled Pistachios: lemon pucker pistachios
1/2 cup Dried Fruit: zingy currants
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, toss together all the ingredients. And Enjoy!!

Cinnamon Almond Butter Toast

 
Cinnamon Almond Butter Toast

Ingredients:
1 cup cinnamon spiced almonds
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons agave
1 TBSP olive oil (optional)
Directions:
1. Add almonds to the food processor and process until it looks like moist sand.
2. Add  pinches of cinnamon and salt, and stream in agave nectar and olive oil. Continue to process until its smooth. For a thinner substance, add more olive oil.
3. Spread Cinnamon Almond Butter on sliced whole wheat toast.
Enjoy!!


Guacamole with Jicama Sticks and Masa Crisps

 
Guacamole with Jicama Sticks and Masa Crisps

Ingredients:
1 package masa crisps
1 jicama
3 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
Directions:
1. Peel and slice jicama into sticks. Set aside when done.
2. Grab a large mixing bowl and roughly mash your avocados with a fork. Pour over half the lime juice, then mix in salt, pepper,  and cumin. Fold in jalapeno, tomatoes, chopped cilantro and the left-over lime juice. Serve with jicama sticks and Masa Crisps. Enjoy!!

Gluten-Free Cranberry Muffins

 
Gluten-Free Cranberry Muffins

Ingredients
2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons agave
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried cranberries
Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. optional choice of adding muffin/cupcake wrappers to a muffin pan.

2. Sift dry ingredients together, then set aside. using mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the eggs, egg whites, agave, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix at low speed until mixed well. Fold in the dried cranberries.

3. Using the ice cream scoop , fill each muffin cup to the top. Place in oven and bake until golden brown,for about 20-25 minutes


Avocado Toast

 
Avocado Toast

Ingredients:
 A slice of whole wheat toast or whole wheat pita
1/4 – 1/2 avocado
mashed Salt and pepper
Directions:
1. Toast bread, *optional*.
2. Spread mashed avocado with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. 


Hard-Boiled Egg and Dried Fruit

 
Hard-Boiled Egg and Dried Fruit

Ingredients:
1 egg
1/4 cup dried fruit
Directions:
1. Boil egg in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cover with water.
2. After boiling the egg, remove from water and crack slightly. Transfer egg to a bowl of cold water  for about 10 minutes. Peel and serve with dried fruit.


No-Bake Banana Bites

No-Bake Banana Bites

 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup banana chips
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter (or nut butter)
 3 tbsp honey
Directions:
1. Crush the banana chips, then add the oats and cocoa to the banana chips in a large mixing bowling and mix together. Stir in the peanut butter and honey.
2. Place in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. Once chilled,  form 1-inch balls with your hands.
3. Place onto a baking sheet and chill for 15-30 minutes (until firm). Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Homemade Trail Mix

 
Homemade Trail Mix

Ingredients:
1 cup nuts: umami roasted nuts
1 cup dried fruit
Directions:
Toss the following ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and Enjoy!!
superfoods

  • Peppers and Artichokes for iron and vitamin C
 
  • Green Tea with Lemon to increase DNA repairing catechins.
 
  • Avocados and Tomatoes both with cancer fighting properties.
 
  • Apples and Dark Chocolate to improve circulation, fight against blood clots, and reduce your chances of getting heart disease.
 
  • Yogurt and Bananas to speed up your muscle recovery after an instead workout and strengthening muscle cells.
banana cancer
So do you believe this has the properties to fight cancer? This is what studies suggest, but what if not, I don't see the hurt in eating bananas anyway. Plus if you eat one to two bananas a day it will increase your body’s immunity to diseases like colds, the flu and etc.
green tea
There are many reasons drinking green tea can improve your health and benefit you in the long run.
Lets explore the reasons drinking green tea can help you:
  1. its an excellent source of antioxidants
  2. It reduces high blood pressure
  3. It re-hydrates you better than water
  4. Protects your lungs from smoking
  5. Acts as a booster for your immunity against illnesses
  6. Lowers stress and increases your brain power
  7. Preserves and improves bone health
  8. Prevents tooth decay and cures bad breath
  9. protects your liver from alcohol
  10. Burns fat and boost your energy to excise longer
  11.  And overall prolongs your life



 Sources shown that cancer cells run primarily on glucose. With this being the said, it makes sense to regulate your sugar intake in order to prevent cancerous cells from forming, or to stop them from spreading if a person has already been diagnosed.
 
 
limes and mosquito
Although I'm not really sure how good this works as of yet, but relating to insects and citrus- Someone told me that a bowl of water with a few drops of lemon-scented dish soap will attract insects. The insects are supposedly attracted to the lemon scent, jump in the water, and drown.
So limes may solve your mosquito problem. Give it a try and let us know how it went.

Red Fruits and Vegetables
Contain nutrients like Quercetin, ellagic acid, lycopene , and Hesperidin, etc. These nutrients reduce tumor growth, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lowers LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful free-radicals, lowers blood pressure and support join tissue in arthritis cases.

  • Strawberries-  anti-infammatory
  • Watermelon- has 92% of water 
  • Cherries- feed the brain
  • Tomatoes- build strong bones (bone health and strength)
  • Rhubarb- Is high in calcium
  • Cranberries- Beneficial for your eyes
  • Red apples- contains anti-oxidant (remember "an apple a day keeps the doctors away")
  • Red Grapes- anti aging properties
  • Promegranates- support good health for your heart
  • Radishes- Rich in folic acid
  • Red Cabbage- Contains Vitamin C
  • Beets- acts as a guard against cancer
  • Red peppers- Helps to improve your night vision
  • Raspberries-   contains minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, and potassium 


aloe vera benefits
Aloe Vera has many uses for many things because of its many health benefits. The top 12 benefits for aloe Vera are:
  1. high in Vitamins and Minerals
  2. high in amino acids and fatty acids
  3. a powerful adaptogen
  4. supports healthy digestion
  5. supports cardiovascular system
  6. a booster to your immune system
  7. reduces inflammation
  8. alkalizes your body
  9. supports weight loss
  10. helps with sunburns
  11. detoxes your body
  12. acts as a dis-infective, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal

  • Different uses of lemon peels include :
  • Reduction in bacterial infection
  • Regulation in blood pressure
  • Prevention in cysts and tumors
  • Rich in vitamin C
  • Deodorizes garbage disposal
  • Keeps insects out
  • Treats acnes
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Acts like an antidepressant
  • Helps oral hygiene
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