This Girls Gone Green!

Today is Earth day eve and I am trying to put you in MY mood! SundanceAPPLE photo

Enjoy somewhere where there is GREEN tonight or on Earth day.

Soak in that luscious green view that is so healthy for you!

Bite into a beautiful crisp GREEN apple and or other green fruit you love. Savour the taste on your tongue. I love my apples sliced with a big piece of Brie melted on top.Sensual YUM!

 

photo makeup base.JPGDon’t throw out the last amount in the jar. Use a mini spatula and go ahead and scrape out of that jar or tube or any other container.photo bottles eco.JPG

Don’t throw out those glass bottles use them again and again by refilling with pancake syrup  from a larger bottle. Reuse perfume bottles and or make some D.I.Y. spa delights and have them on hand for an awesome spa day or night! I LOVE this type of recycling.photo Thyme

Support a farmer and buy some fresh herbs and cook without herbs and spices from a plastic bottle or jar.

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Treat yourself to a steam bath facial with fresh tea,flowers and herbs. Your skin will love you!

Hope you enjoyed these Eco-friendly tips please come back for more on Earth Day.

I love…Rosemary! She is…

 

My faces go to!

When this steamy HOT weather gets my spirit’s and face down. I reach for my rosemary plant outside my office and or house door.photo Rosemary

I put on a pot of hot water as if I am making a pot of pasta.

Next I bring it to a boil.

I pull of a few pieces of rosemary and add a cut up a few lemon slices too.

Add it to the hot pot of water.

Let the two dance together in the water that has boiled.

Shut off the pot. Place a small kitchen towel over your head and let the steam rise to meet your face. DO NOT place face close to water. All you want is the steam to rise and detox your pores,loosen up dead skin cells and clear out your nasal passages.

Follow with a mud mask,rinse and moisturize.Enjoy!

This combination makes an aromatic delightful scent your face and nasal passages will love! My face is happy again.

Have fun making your own facial steam baths without going to the spa. Do share with me your own steamy facial concoctions!!!

Beauty From the Garden & More!

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Flowers and herbs….Can make you feel better and healthier! I am trying to enjoy them even more before the winter chill and frost arrive in Florida. I love fresh mint,rosemary and other herbs growing outside my door.

Surround yourself with them to make you happy!

  • Eat parsley to freshen up your breath!
  • Make a cup of cozy hot tea with fresh peppermint or mint!
  • Bathe in bubbles and the scent of some fresh rose petals to stress less.
  • Place eucalyptus branches in your shower and steam your way to breathing better from allergies.
  • Add edible flowers to a salad. and make your day more beautiful and even better.
  • Massage your shoulders gently with grape seed oil and a smooth and soothing river rock from your garden supply.
  • Can’t get to sleep…use Chamomile to help you get those ZZZ’S.

Enjoy the beauty of these simple things I promise they can make your heart sing.

Say hello to a happier new you!

D.I.Y. Pore Glow and Facial Steam

humidifier violifeTHIS really works at getting your skin going and glowing.

I love my oh so feather light weight VIOlife personal humidifier! It really makes the dry air moist (Dry air sucks moisture from our skin) and it makes my skin LOOK and feel amazing after a good nights sleep and it on in my bedroom. It is eco-friendly as it uses a bottle of water (like you drink) or fill the bottle that it comes with and refill it again and again.Simply plug it in and you are good to go. You can also use this humidifier at your office desk or in your living room too.

Another skin energizing idea …

I also LOVE to do a facial steam bath for my pores.In this brutal long winter weather unless you are an avid jogger or workout at the gym…You really don’t work up a sweat. This steam bath that you can do at home like the spas do with their expensive professional equipment is cheap,chic and you feel so clean afterwards.

What you will need:

A pot of hot water (like you are making pasta)

1 bunch of rosemary,dried roses or fresh mint

Boil the fresh water on the stove top and place the flowers or herbs inside then turn pot off.

Next, place a soft thin towel (I use a kitchen tea towel) and place it over your head. Form like a veil on your head and over your face. Lean your face towards (NOT INTO) this steamy water brew.let the steam hit your face.

You will notice your skin will start to work up a sweat and your skin will start to get dewy. This is a GREAT sign.

Remember you are doing a facial STEAM bath. NOT anything more. You can do this approx. 5-8 minutes.

Today on TV I will show the viewers how to do this on a daytime talk show here in sunny Florida.

Go to:http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the left side on THE CHAT and watch today’s video later today after it airs LIVE.

More recipes from the show to come.