All-Natural Deodorant
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All-Natural Deodorant
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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax, grated or pellets
  • 2 tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 1/3 cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 25-30 drops essential oil blend (see ideas below)
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Instructions
  1. Add coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter to a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted. Once completely melted, remove from heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Add essential oil blend. Mix thoroughly but quickly as mixture starts to thicken. Pour into two empty deodorant containers and let sit until completely set (a couple of hours). Place lid on and use as you would any other deodorant.
Recipe Notes

Essential Oil Blend Ideas

  • Vetiver, Black Pepper, and Bergamot
  • Patchouli, Clary Sage, and Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood, Cypress, Sage, and Lavender
  • Lime, Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon

Citrus essential oils are photosensitive and might be better avoided if you spend a lot of time in the sun with your armpits exposed.

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Lemon and Mint Vanilla Berry Salad
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Lemon and Mint Vanilla Berry Salad
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint, chiffonade
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon
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Instructions
  1. Wash berries and put in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out seeds and put into the bowl with fruit. To chiffonade the mint, stack leaves, rolling them tightly, then slice the leaves perpendicular to the roll. Add mint, lemon zest, and sugar to bowl. Stir until fruit is well coated with sugar. Let sit for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Can be served plain or over ice cream, Greek yogurt, etc.
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Kale Strawberry Salad
Kale Strawberry Salad and Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
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Say hello to bright, spring-like flavors with this kale and strawberry salad. It’s the perfect blend of color and texture paired with a simple lemon basil vinaigrette.
Kale Strawberry Salad
Kale Strawberry Salad and Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
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Say hello to bright, spring-like flavors with this kale and strawberry salad. It’s the perfect blend of color and texture paired with a simple lemon basil vinaigrette.
Ingredients
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
Salad
  • 6 cups Green curly kale, chiffonade
  • 1/2-1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved
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Instructions
  1. Add all dressing ingredients—except the olive oil—to a high-speed blender until well combined. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender and continue blending on low until emulsified. In a large bowl, toss together the kale, strawberries, cranberries, chiffonade basil, and pecans. Add dressing and toss until salad is well-coated. Top with shaved Parmesan and cracked pepper, if desired.
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Recipe: Carla Cohen

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DIY Avocado Face Mask
Avocado Face Mask
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Avocados gone bad? Don’t toss them! Try this easy DIY face mask that will leave your skin glowing—avocados are jam-packed with proteins and natural oils, while Greek yogurt acts as a gentle exfoliant.
DIY Avocado Face Mask
Avocado Face Mask
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Avocados gone bad? Don’t toss them! Try this easy DIY face mask that will leave your skin glowing—avocados are jam-packed with proteins and natural oils, while Greek yogurt acts as a gentle exfoliant.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tbsp organic Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
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Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Apply immediately to clean, dry skin—avoid the eye area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.
Recipe Notes

Source: youbeauty.com

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Sparkling Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
Sparkling Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
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Sparkling Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
Sparkling Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
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Ingredients
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in your diffuser and use according to manufacturer's instructions.
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Greek Salad
Greek Pasta
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Greek Salad
Greek Pasta
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 9 oz chicken sausage links sliced into rounds
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 cups whole-wheat rotini pasta cooked
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives chopped
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese finely crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, and sausage; cook and stir often until onion starts to brown, approximately 4 to 6 minutes. Add tomato sauce, pasta, olives, and spinach. Cook and stir often until bubbling and the spinach is wilted, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to keep the pasta from sticking. Stir in feta cheese and fresh basil. Serve.
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Quinoa Salad
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Quinoa Salad
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 4 basil leaves chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 handfuls arugula
  • cracked pepper and salt
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Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa and strain. Bring quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat, place lid on top, and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Set aside until cool. Once cool, toss all ingredients together with desired amount of dressing. Top with fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste.
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Essential Oil Cleanser
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Essential Oil Cleanser
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 5-10 drops peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil
  • 1 squirt natural dish soap
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a 16-oz spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto any surface (besides glass) and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.
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Some essential oils are believed to have antihypertensive properties. Try this natural remedy targeted to help ease tension, stress, and anxiety.

Calming Massage Oil
Calming Massage Oil
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Calming Massage Oil
Calming Massage Oil
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Ingredients
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
  • 1 drop neroli essential oil
  • 2 ounces almond oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine all essential oils and add mixture to the almond oil. Use it as a massage oil or add it to a warm bath for total relaxation.
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Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

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Ingredients

  • 3


    medium sweet potatos

  • 1 tablespoon


    olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon


    chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon


    garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons


    paprika

  • 1/3 cup


    black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/3 cup


    reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/3 cup


    chopped plum tomatos

  • 1/3 cup


    chopped avocado


Servings:

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover a baking pan with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Peel and thinly slice the sweet potatoes (about quarter inch rounds). In a bowl, toss the rounds with olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

  3. Spread rounds evenly on prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes and use a spatula to flip. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until crisp.

  4. Sprinkle beans and cheese over the sweet potatoes. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato and avocado. Serve.

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