How to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Balancing Hormones

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How to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to Naturally Balance Hormones

Ylang ylang essential oil is powerful oil that is often touted as a miracle solution for natural hormone regulation. A quick Google search will bring up a lot of websites that link ylang ylang oil to hormones. If you scan through many of them, you will find that there is nothing to substantiate this claim. Why or how does this essential oil influence your hormones?

Like anything else that is natural or plant-based, it is important to research how a substance actually affects the human body before you start using it medicinally.

I have nothing against holistic or natural care, however, too often I see people throwing around health claims for products that are untested. While I understand the appeal of using naturally derived ingredients, it is important to understand what research says about those ingredients.




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How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

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How to Thread Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

When I first started sewing, my mother gave me her old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine. I didn’t know much about it, but a quick Google search gave me a few ideas about the origin. This 3K-8834 model originally comes in a cabinet with a knee pedal. Evidently, Brother manufactured this model but the early Citations were produced in Japan in the 1960’s.

The first few times I used it, I had a hard time figuring out how to thread the needle. The tension is a little different than new models and I couldn’t find much online about older Wizard models. I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to do this for anyone who might pick one up.

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Summer Party | Mocktails, Fauxitos and More

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20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Summer Party

This summer, take a break from your go-to sugary cocktail and embrace the mocktail!  Whether you are pregnant, planning a family friendly get together, or simply looking for something alcohol free, this round-up for 20 summer mocktails is for you! The combinations of fresh fruit, fizzy soda and drink umbrellas will make you forget that you are not drinking alcohol. Remember, you can always cut back on the sugar without sacrificing the taste. Try club soda instead of sprite and low-calorie versions of your favorite fruit juices.

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Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template | 4th of July BBQ

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Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template 4th of July BBQ Party

Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template 4th of July

My favorite part about any holiday is always the party planning. I love creating menus and themed tablescapes and a holiday party is always the perfect excuse to get planning. For the 4th of July, I’ve created blue and gold star-studded free printable place cards and an easy to customize menu template. Whatever your theme– BBQ, dinner party, or just cocktails, these free templates are easy to modify.

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

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Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

This cold raw vegan “pasta” dish is made from sweet potato spirals and bell peppers and topped with a creamy cashew curry sauce. It contains 400% of your daily Vitamin C intake and nearly 14 grams of protein.

Because eating plant-based isn’t hard enough to get used to, I decided I would take a few days this week and try to follow a raw food diet. My goal was to detox after I ate too much dairy for the first time in three months. While this is not something I will do every day, I did learn that there are some differences between a raw food diet and raw veganism.

The Best DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne that You’ve Never Heard Of

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DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

The Best DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

That You’ve Never Heard Of

For me, there is nothing better than stumbling across a secret ingredient that very few people seem to be talking about. It seems like once the word about a new product gets out, it spreads so quickly. Whether it is something you consume, like charcoal drinks, or a natural skin care ingredient, like licorice root, it is usually just a matter of time before EVERYONE and their mother is talking about it.

A while back, I found a string of threads in an old beauty site forum. (If I could remember the site, I would share it. :-)) A few people had started a discussion about hormonal breakouts and cysts, and someone mentioned PRID. I did a quick search on PRID, and found that it is a drawing salve used for splinters, blisters and ingrown hairs.

I was instantly intrigued. If this drawing salve is safe for skin and draws out impurities, wouldn’t it be perfect for cystic breakouts? And, aside from just a spot treatment for acne, could this be incorporated in a face mask? And finally, why is no one talking about using drawing salve in a face mask?!

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

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Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

AHA and BHA peels can be a great way to slough off dead skin for a brighter, younger looking complexion. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels use glycolic, lactic, or mandelic acid to target dark spots and fine lines. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels, like salicylic acid, are oil-soluble and are best for chemically exfoliating oily skin and removing blackheads. If you have ever had one of these superficial chemical peels (or even a bad sunburn), then you know just how miserable your face can feel. The redness, the peeling– it makes you not even want to wash your face.

DIY Flamingo Dollar Store Vase with Free SVG Cut File for Cricut Die Cutter

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DIY Flamingo Vase with Free SVG cut files for Cricut

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DIY Flamingo Vase with Free SVG Cut Files for Cricut

 

DIY Flamingo Vase with Free SVG Cut Files

Easy Dollar Store Craft with Free Files for Your Cricut

For the longest time, I have had these large glass vases from the Dollar Tree in my craft storage bench. While I love the size and the weight of the vases for flowers, they definitely needed some kind of design upgrade before they can be displayed.

It’s nearly summer and I am definitely still loving tropical inspired home decor. Just the right touch can give your home a subtle summer upgrade without screaming, “someone must have had a luau party.”




Savory Mojito Sauce | Vegan, Dairy-free and Paleo Approved

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Savory Mojito Sauce | Vegan, Dairy-free and Paleo Approved

Savory Mojito Sauce | Vegan and Dairy-free

Savory Mojito Sauce

Vegan | Dairy-free | Paleo Approved

This savory mojito sauce is the perfect way to add a touch of dairy-free goodness to any dish. Whether you eat meat or plants, this smooth, creamy green goddess sauce is the guilt-free topping you are looking for. Despite the name, this sauce actually contains no alcohol.



10 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes under 350 Calories

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10 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

10 healthy Memorial Day Recipes Under 350 Calories

 10 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

All Under 350 Calories!

It’s official. With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, it is finally barbeque season. For those of us on perpetual diets (or just health-conscious), Memorial Day weekend can be the start of a downward spiral. We break out our fatty, sauce-drenched meats, mayo-based sides and greasy chips in the name of summer. Those of us on a plant-based diet can be just as guilty. Soaking jack fruit in a vegan-friendly sauce and slapping it on a burger bun might have less saturated fat than pulled pork, but it definitely isn’t low in carbs. 🙂 Even junk food classics like Frito’s and Oreo’s make the “accidentally vegan” list.

If you are looking for some last minute healthy recipes for a potluck or a barbeque this weekend, look no further. These 10 healthy Memorial Day recipes are all under 350 calories per serving. I’ve included entrees, side dishes and hearty appetizers. No boring salads or veggie trays here!



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