My sister, Pam Grafstein, is an incredibly talented photographer. She takes amazing photos with a macro lens (a lens used to take pictures to show extreme detail at close range). She took this picture, and it is one of my favorites. Here’s the contest… Can you guess what it is? Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! The first person who guesses correctly will win a virtual high five! 🙂
Please be sure to check out her site after guessing….
Is your chin curtain hurtin’? Does your beard look weird?? Is your stubble causing trouble?
Gentlemen, help to soften, condition, and tame your scruff with this DIY BEARD BALM! Regain control of those unruly whiskers, and show them who is boss! This DIY Beard Balm will help to bring the natural look and feel back to the hair on your face. It will help to moisturize and soften your skin as well. For this batch of balm, I chose to use Blue Spruce Young Living Essential Oil. You could of course choose any scent you want.
So guys, get mixing, get to fixing, and make your face happy! (more…)
Last night I was in the mood for something “springy”. I was craving something light and fresh. I decided to make Shrimp and Lime Avocado Tacos. They were delicious, and extremely easy to make. My taste buds were happy because of the crispness of the perfect lime “bite” coupled with the creamy avocado texture! The whole meal took about 15 minutes to cook (plus the marinading). It is amazing that something this good is so super healthy! (more…)
Athletes, you train hard. You rest and recover. You work hard once again. Throughout this process, you endure pain, muscle discomfort, cuts, bruises, breathing and respiratory challenges, stomach and digestive issues, focus and clarity struggles, fungal issues, etc…. The list can go on, and on. You know you have experienced some of these ailments if you are a runner, biker, or any kind of other athlete. Before you reach for the next bottle of medication, the next tube of synthetic cream, or the next sugar-filled energy drink, give essential oils a try. If you are interested in addressing these issues naturally, using Young Living Essential Oils might be for you! You will be amazed at the results that these oils can offer. (Skeptics…please read!) (more…)
A while back, I used to buy Tea Tree Toothpicks from the health food store. I like (and sometimes need) a gum alternative , so these are the perfect thing to keep with me in my bag. Who doesn’t like a fresh mouth???? Today, I saw them at the store, and I gasped at how expensive they were! I decided that I would return home, and make my own toothpicks…. for 1/4 of the cost!!!! They were ridiculously easy to make. You only need 2 things to make them. A MUST HAVE! (more…)
This morning when I woke up, I was craving something, green, clean, and healthy for breakfast. I decided to throw together a smoothie that was green, but that didn’t taste like dirt. I think I managed to compose the perfect green, clean smoothie! Made with 6 ingredients, this smoothie is healthy, easy to make, and quite delicious! I am going to work this in my breakfast repertoire! (more…)
FINALLY, what beautiful weather we are having here in NY today! I wanted to celebrate the coming of spring with something just as bright and light! Lemon Poppy Baked Donuts are the perfect way! These donuts are SO easy to make, healthy, and are delicious. Using lemon Young Living Essential Oil helps gives these muffins the perfect flavor! They certainly are as light and bright as the sun shining today! (more…)
Seasonal irritations of the eyes and sinuses has started! My eyes can feel it! Most of you know the uncomfortable feeling of the puffy, baggy, itchy eyes of pollen season! However, if you don’t suffer from these discomforts, then I know you at least have suffered from similar symptoms of the eyes when you haven’t slept enough, or you have had a few too many cocktails!
I have made a DIY Soothing Eye Pack that helps to alleviate these symptoms. I scented the pack with Lavender Young Living Essential Oils. The pack can be heated which enhances the amazing soothing properties. Follow these easy steps to create your own. (more…)
My skin has been very dry and rough with the change of seasons. I’m also running out of my favorite body butter. I decided to make a DIY Body Butter. I am so happy I did. It was easy to do, cost-effective, and I used Lavender Young Living Essential Oils to scent my moisturizer (which made it smell AMAZING!). I’ve been using it for a few days now, and I will probably never buy lotion again. I think I have a new favorite. If you want soft, smooth, healthy skin, then make this easy moisturizer! (more…)