True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How to Make Overnight Oats

Popular and super healthy.
 Overnight Oats 

Here's a quick, healthy recipe to get your day started.
Eat it at home, or grab your jar and take it with you.
Absolutely delicious. Kid's love their breakfast in a jar too!

Here's How ...

  • Put 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a 16 oz canning jar.
  • Add 1 cup of milk. (cows, soy, coconut, almond, your choice)
  • Add fruit,(your choice). Here I added fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries.
  • Cover and place in frig over night.
  • Take out in the morning and enjoy breakfast!

Other additions you may like:
    bananas                                peanut butter
     nuts                                     yogurt
     pineapple                            maple syrup
     coconut                               vanilla
     cinnamon, turmeric             cocoa powder
     honey                                   chia seeds,  flax

The additions and combinations are countless, choose your favorites and design your own overnight oats.

 Here's Why ...
Oats are an important source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as a rich source of a fiber called beta glucan ...

"Italian researchers  reviewed existing research about the positive effects of beta glucan on human health. They found that, in addition to reducing cholesterol and blunting glycemic and insulin response, beta glucans boost defenses of the immune system against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites." Minerva Medica June 2009; 100(3):237-45

Enjoy!  .... Anna

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sea Kelp Face Mask Recipe, the Ocean's superfood for the skin

Sea Kelp is about as nutrient rich as you can get. 
The ocean's superfood for the skin is seaweed and hands down, 
it is the densest nutrient superpower on the planet.
 Here's how to make the most of this mineral rich 
sea plant for your skin.
Our recipe for a super charged:

  • anti-aging, 
  • skin revitalizing
  • nourishing  
  • natural beauty aid
  • skin healing, repairing
  • de-toxifying   .......................... face mask for all skin types           


4 oz   100% aloe vera gel
2 oz   Kaolin clay
0.5 oz  milk powder  (goats milk or cow, full fat if you can get it)
0.5 oz  sea kelp powder

1) Make sure all your utensils and bowl are clean and sterilized. This is to keep any stray bacteria nasties from getting in your mask

2) Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend well with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
3)  Add in aloe vera gel and mix well.

If mask is too dry to spread smoothly on skin, add more aloe.

I make this in small batches as it does not contain a preservative. You can keep in frig, but I
recommend using it up within one week.


This mineral rich, antioxidant powerhouse mask ...
 will leave your skin:
  •  de-toxed 
  •  soft 
  • smooth
  • glowing
  • younger looking


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Friday, January 20, 2017

DIY How to make a daily face cleanser

All natural facial cleanser, gentle enough for everyday!
This is so easy, you may be tempted to dismiss it, but .... trust me.... TRY THIS !

Base Recipe:
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1 Tablespoon water

Smooth over skin in a circular motion to remove dead, dry skin cells that dull your complexion, and clog pores. Rinse with warm water, splash with cool water, pat dry. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer or a few drops of natural oils (that's what I do) such as olive oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil etc. I also use hyaluronnic acid.

Not everyone's skin is the same, if you experience irritation you just may need to add more water to your mix. It's important to moisturize after using this as well.

"WHA LAH!" or as the French say "Voila" which means "see there!"

.... this gentle exfoliating scrub reveals new skin cells, giving you a glowing, younger complexion. 

Now for some fun...
To kick this up a notch, add some great natural ingredients from your pantry....
  • For an antioxidant punch add 1/2 teaspoon of powdered matcha tea  

                              Blend matcha into baking soda and water.

    Mix until you get this super creamy texture, doesn't take long.

TIP: I recommend following up with a natural moisturizer, or you can simply add some oil to your cleanser. Be sure and use an oil that won't clog pores such as :

  • argan
  • hemp 
  • sunflower 
  • sea buckthorn,
  • apricot
  • sweet almond 
  • grapeseed
  • jojoba
  • peach kernal
  • tamanu
  • olive

 Other great Ingredients you can add to personalize your daily cleanser:

  • a few drops of your favorite oil to moisturize 
  • a few drops of lavender essential oil to soothe skin
  • a few drops of tea tree essential oil for troubled skin
  • colloidal oatmeal, or finely ground oatmeal to soothe
  • warmed honey, antioxidant rich, moisturizing, nourishing
  • powdered milk to soothe, nourish, gently exfoliate
  • vitamin E

Enjoy natural skin care you can make at home!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Essential Oil Blend for winter cough and colds

I love to use my essential oil diffuser. I made this simple blend of 3 easy to get and affordable essential oils with the idea of  winter days in mind.  It's been going in my room for the past couple of days and I'm loving it! Fresh and crisp. With the added benefits of cleansing the air,
this is a winter cold season must.
The health benefits are great as it it good for coughs and colds, but I have to admit, the cozy feeling of well being that it brings out is number one in my book.

3 drops sweet orange essential oil
3 drops clove oil
3 drops cinnamon oil

Sweet orange oil is an uplifting, mood boosting essential oil. Fills a room with a sense of peace and well being. Add to it clove and cinnamon and you have a winning blend for the holidays and winter.

Clove oil is great for headaches, cough, and stress. Energizing and stimulating.

Cinnamon oil is a great stress relief after a long day. Good for coughs, colds and chest congestion.

Shown is my 100 ml ultrasonic diffuser I got from Piping Rock on-line. This is a good size diffuser to use in a bedroom or bathroom or other small room. Fine to put next to your little ones bed when they are a bit stuffed up, or need help getting to sleep. Add lavender oil for sleep help.
It holds 100ml of water, that's a little over 3 oz, and lasts about 5 hours on low.
It has a red blinking light to let me know my water is running low, and soft multi colored lights that can be manually changed. 
  I use a large 500ml diffuser for my living room area that stays diffusing for over 10 hours.

 Enjoy this simple and effective blend for your holidays and the winter season for coughs and colds 

 I got my small diffuser and essential oils at Piping Rock affordably priced, as well as quality.  You can find quality ultrasonic diffusers on line at Amazona as well as eBay. Local department stores, and pharmacies are a go-to place too.

Enjoy!  Anna

Thursday, October 22, 2015

How to make a Solid Sugar Scrub, and creamy sugar scubs with Recipes

 Sugar Scrub Skin Benefits and recipes

Sugar scrubs naturally exfoliate the skin. They remove dead, dull skin cells, revealing
new skin cells, giving you that natural healthy glow.  Once exfoliated, your skin can now
more efficiently absorb moisture allowing it to penetrate deeper. Skin is rejuvenated,
soft and supple. 

Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into your skin.
That's a good thing.  

Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that encourages cell turnover.
Which means healthy, younger looking skin for you! It cleanses the skin and will not clog pores.

I use brown sugar for a face scrub, it's not as course as white granulated sugar.
I like white sugar for a body scrub.  I do not recommend using turbinado (raw sugar) in a scrub
used on the face or sensitive skin, it's course composition can leave microscopic tears on the skin..   Test for yourself on a small area of skin if in doubt. You can make a solid scrub or a creamy scrub.

RECIPE 1:           Simple 2 ingredient recipe for 
                             SOLID SUGAR SCRUB

1)  3.5oz of unrefined cocoa butter. (if you use refined you lose the gorgeous scent & properties)
2)  2 1/4 Cups of white sugar

HOW to make:
Melt cocoa butter in microwave safe bowl or in double boiler.
Measure out your sugar (brown or white) in large bowl, pour melted butter over it and combine well.
Once combined, pack into your mold, I use the mini brownie mold sold at Hobby Lobby. This recipe will fill it one time. I toss an organic rose bud in the mold before filling for that pampering touch.

You can also use candy molds and small soap molds
 for your solid scrubs.
Don't want to make your scrubs yourself,
you can purchase them from me
in my shop, click HERE.

Wet skin with warm water and gently rub solid sugar scrub over skin in a circular motion. Can also be used as a lip scrub.  Rinse and pat dry.

Can be used as a bath melt:  Drop into warm bath water and allow to melt. 
Pick up scrub while in tub and gently rub over skin for a home spa treat!


For a great, creamy sugar scrub recipe click FRESH ORANGE SUGAR SCRUB

For a great, coffee scrub recipe click HOMEMADE COFFEE SCRUB RECIPE

For a great, apple & sugar recipe courtesy of the Ritz Carlton's Bachelor Gulch Spa
                                                            click APPLE AND SUGAR HOME SPA TREATMENT

Enjoy!   Anna

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