How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil | 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil. 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin.

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil. 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin.

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil | Five Benefits for Glowing Skin

Rosehip oil is a powerful natural oil loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients. This oil is harvested from the fruit of a rose flower and used in many ways. It can be consumed as a food, ingested as a supplement or applied cosmetically. There are many varieties of rosehips and the oil can be extracted from the skin of the fruit or the seeds.

Rosehip Oil vs. Rosehip Seed Oil

It is unclear whether the oil extracted from the seeds has more nutrients or benefits than the rosehip fruit. Some people assume that rosehip oil pressed from seeds is more beneficial than rosehip oil from the fruit’s skin because it is more expensive. There is little evidence to support that this is true for cosmetic purposes. It appears that there are more antioxidants in the skin of the fruit than in the seed. Because of this, some brands like Kosmea extract oil from the seeds and use the fruit’s skin in their formula.

The variety of rosehip and the way the oil is extracted seems to be the most important factor for effectiveness. Rosa Mosqueta grows wildly in Chile, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. This type of rosehip contains essential fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These fatty acids and the natural tretinoin (think Retin-A) found in vitamin A are the reason rosehip seed oil is so effective for skin care.

Cold-pressed rosehip seed oil really is better! It has 7 times more natural tretinoin than chemically extracted oil.




5 Easy Week Night Dinners in Under 30 Minutes

5 Easy Week Night Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

5 Easy Weeknight Dinners in 30

5 Easy Week Night Dinners in Under 30 Minutes

With all of the craziness that goes on in our lives it can be difficult to get a real dinner on the table during the week nights. Some nights I dread coming home and cooking, simply because I have so many other things I need to get done. Prep time, cooking, and clean-up can take a large chunk from your week night down time. Save your sanity this week with this curated list of easy week night dinners.

This round-up of 5 easy week night dinners are all easy to cook meals that take 30 minutes or less. Spice up your week night with a vegan recipe for Meatless Monday, 10 minute shrimp tacos, one-pot ziti, 15 minute lemon pepper chicken, and the quick version of Asian take-out.




10 Meatless Monday Recipes That Are Not Soup

10 Meatless Monday Recipes Not Soup

This monthly round-up of Meatless Monday recipes includes filling dinner options. No soups, stews or chili — hearty vegetarian dinners for real families. 

10 Meatless Monday Recipes Not Soup

10 Meatless Monday Recipes that Are Not Soup

Eliminating meat from your weekly meal plan is a great way to save some money on groceries. There are so many options for meat-free dinners that are easy to make and family friendly, especially in this day and age where food bloggers dominate social media. Meat substitutes like black beans, eggplant and chickpeas can provide a good source of protein without sacrificing taste.

This month I am sharing a round-up of ten recipes for vegetarian dinners that have some substance! Don’t get me wrong– I love soup, but sometimes vegetarian-friendly soup recipes are not very filling. These recipes are all main entrees and can easily replace a full dinner any night of the week.




St. Patrick’s Day Printable | Free Design for Home Decor

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St. Patrick's Day Printable

 

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable

St. Patrick's Day Printable

Holy cow! It is March 1st already and spring is just around the corner. With St. Patrick’s day in less than 3 weeks, it’s time to get decorating! Today I have a printable design to remind you of how lucky you are (Irish or not :-)) complete with a sparkly four leaf clover. Simply follow the directions below to print out your décor and get ready to celebrate!

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DIY Pore Cleansing Facial Toner with Witch Hazel, Tea Tree Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil

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Make your own pore cleansing facial toner with just a few ingredients at home. This blend of tea tree oil, alcohol-free witch hazel and rose hip seed oil gently cleans skin while refining pores. 

Pore Cleansing Toner Witch Hazel Tea Tree Oil

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Olive Oil Mayo Recipe

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Olive Oil Mayo

This creamy, veggie-loaded broccoli salad combines kid friendly ingredients and heart healthy olive oil mayo for an easy side dish. Perfect addition to your next bbq or potluck. 

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Olive Oil Mayo




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DIY Vitamin C Serum | Erase Fine Lines and Dark Spots with this 5 Minute Solution

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DIY Vitamin C Serum

DIY Vitamin C Serum

Outside of sunscreen, vitamin c in the form of ascorbic acid is one of the most important topical treatments for aging skin. It is loaded in antioxidants and if used correctly, it can reverse free radical damage and promote collagen production. I mention sunscreen because vitamin c will not protect your skin from sun damage, but it can mitigate some of the effects.

Vitamin C naturally occurs in the skin and diminishes with age, excessive exposure to ultraviolet light and exposure to smoke and pollution. Those pesky dark spots that people commonly refer to as “age spots” are not age spots at all– they occur from sun damage. While chemical peeling agents like glycolic acid can gradually reduce dark spots, they work best when paired with an antioxidant like vitamin c.

 

My recipe for DIY vitamin c serum has some lengthy disclaimers, but the final product will only take you a few minutes to put together. It is really important that you read this post in entirety and decide if you are willing to take the time to measure out all of your ingredients and test the pH level every time that you make it. If you are not, I would not recommend making this serum at home– you will only damage your skin. I have included instructions for storing each small batch and how to add a preservative if you want a slightly longer shelf-life.


Is Your Toothpaste Causing Acne? Find Out What Ingredients to Avoid in this Comprehensive Guide.

Is Your Toothpaste Causing Acne? Find Out What Ingredients To Avoid in this Comprehensive Guide.

Is Your Toothpaste Causing Acne?

Is Your Toothpaste Causing Acne?

There is nothing worse than suffering from acne when you are taking great care of your skin. You take the time to research every ingredient that you apply to your skin. You never sleep in your make-up. And still those pesky breakouts show up. While hormones, diet and physical environment all play a role in acne, there are other culprits that you use every day that may be causing breakouts.




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DIY Carpet Cleaner Powder Recipe | Copycat Thieves Essential Oil Blend

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DIY Thieves Carpet Powder

DIY Thieves Carpet Powder

DIY Carpet Cleaner Powder Recipe

Make your own carpet cleaner powder with Borax, baking soda and an anti-bacterial blend of essential oil. This easy to make carpet refresher leaves your carpet smelling great for days! 

There are a few things that I refuse to spend money on and one of those things is carpet cleaner powder. I spent years buying carpet refreshers and was always disappointed in the results. The “fresh linen” always smelled stale and never lasted. In reality, I was just masking any food or pet smells with scented powder and actually wasn’t cleaning anything.

There are so many benefits to making carpet cleaner at home. Like any DIY product, you have the ability to decide what ingredients go into your creation. Making your own carpet powder is cheap, uses natural ingredients and if you use the right essential oils, it has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.


Low Carb Gluten free Rosemary Bread Recipe

This easy to make low carb gluten free bread has only 4 grams of net carbs and 9.4 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy as a gluten free alternative to traditional Italian bread and pair it with a dipping oil. 

Low Carb Gluten Free Rosemary Bread

Low Carb Gluten free Rosemary Bread

Low Carb Gluten Free Rosemary Bread

This month marks the start of what I am sure will be a short lived gluten-free and dairy-free diet. And when I say diet, I use the term loosely– its more of an elimination of food groups to see what impact it has on my weight and overall hormonal health. In the mean time, I’m struggling to figure out the best method for making gluten free pasta in my Philips pasta machine and how I’m possibly supposed to substitute cheese with crushed cashews… but that’s for another day.

 




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