People often ask me what deodorant I recommend. Unfortunately, I can’t give you any recommendations.. because I don’t use deodorant! Before you call me crazy, hear me out.
This afternoon I spent some time alone up in the yoga studio.
I put on a slow playlist and carefully warmed up my body, paying attention to every little detail: my breath, the tightness in my right hamstring, the contraction of my abdominal muscles as I pushed into downward dog.
Ahh, DIY success! Couldn’t be more pleased with how this body wash turned out. It smells delightful and doesn’t contain any of the harmful ingredients that you’d find in traditional store-bought body washes.
Homemade Lavender Body Wash
- 1 part Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap
- 1 part Water
- 1-2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
- Optional: Coarse sugar, to make this into an exfoliating scrub
Pour all of the above ingredients into an old empty bottle and shake gently to mix. You could also purchase the Unscented Castile Soap and add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Almond oil is a pleasant-smelling oil, it moisturizes and soothes the skin. Almond oil can also relieve skin irritation, burns, rashes, and itchiness. My mom got me started using almond oil several years ago. You can use it to remove makeup, as a “shaving cream”, moisturizer, and more. I love it!
If you love do-it-yourself beauty, check out my Turmeric Clay Detox Mask for Glowing Skin.
When I first transitioned to a vegan diet, I remember thinking about all of my favorite foods and wondering if I’d ever eat them again. Crepes included. But then I did some research, and found out about vegan substitutes.
Bananas instead of eggs? Really?
This recipe is proof that there’s always a way to make your favorite dish healthier, and still love it just as much (if not more!).
I just moved to Costa Rica, and if there’s one thing that you need to pack when moving to the tropics, it’s bug spray.
But when I went shopping for bug spray, I found myself confronted with a major problem: DEET