Nov 28, 2012

Have you tried this healthy, delicious, sugar free drink?

Have you tried this? Crystal Light Pure.  It's not your average Crystal Light which is usually made with Aspartame.  These are made with Stevia, which is an all natural herb not a man made and known cancer causer.  

They taste great and are in a box of individual servings so you can just throw one in a water bottle or glass of water and are good to go where ever you are. Imagine being at a restaurant and pulling one of these out of your purse and mixing it into your water.  Now you don't have to drink plain water, gross diet soda or sugary, regular soda or juice.
My favorite flavor is the Tropical blend.  I have never seen the mixed berry at the store before, so I don't know what that tastes like.  My least favorite is the kiwi strawberry.  It's just kinda bland and unexciting to me.  

You can also get the brand, True Lemon, which is cheaper but is only in citrus flavors and harder to find. In my local stores I find them mixed in with the regular Crystal Light and other juice mixers.   Walmart now has several flavors in their Great Value brand but they are not as good in the quality of the flavors in my opinion.  Skinny Girl has a few flavors that are my favorite and these come in squirt bottles instead of powder. We like to use them with our Soda Stream for great homemade diet soda, without the aspartame or splenda.

Either way, they are all a great way to get in enough water in your diet as well as a little sweet treat. Minus the diabetes or cancer...

Nov 16, 2012

Essential Oil Tools

Our newest addition to the shop is natural, healthy, unscented lotion base and easy, melt and pour soap base. They are great for adding your own concoctions of essential oils to. You can easily make a special lotion with lavender and lemon for dry skin, or chamomile and lavender to soothe red, irritated skin. You can add tea tree and orange for a great smelling, skin healing body soap, or tea tree and lavender for an acne fighting face soap. It's so natural and gentle it can be used anywhere on the body. If you have very sensitive skin, they can both be used unscented and as is.

 Lotion Base

Soap Base  
Just add a few drops of a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil to 2 ounces of lotion base, and up to 20 drops of Essential oil to 1/2 lb of soap base. You simply melt the soap base in a microwave safe container, stirring every 30 seconds until it is full melted, then pour it into a mold. Even a cupcake pan or paper cup can used as a makeshift mold. to release items from the mold, place it in the freezer for about half an hour or until it is chilled enough to easily release. If you have any wonderful essential oil blend recipes you would like to share or are an essential oil distributor please share in the comments!