1. Rice Cakes
Friday Finds is all about what I’m into currently, not the least of which has recently been rice cakes.
My favorite way to eat them is with a smear of peanut butter, topped with a drizzle of local honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. They are so addictive this way!
2. Olive Oil Moisturizer
While I have often used grapeseed oil as my go-to moisturizer, I recently decided to give olive oil a shot instead.
I’m really enjoying it so much more than the grapeseed oil, especially as a nighttime treatment, as I feel I wake up to much ‘dewier’ skin. Sometimes I mix it with a bit of my Homemade Vitamin C Serum or a squirt of lemon juice for a natural vitamin C boost.
3. Frozen Pears
Because neither my daughter nor I tolerate bananas very well, I have made a point to find other smoothie alternatives that offer a similar taste/consistency as the beloved yellow fruit.
Avocados, mangoes, and papaya are all wonderful alternatives, as are pears! Just recently, after having too many pears go bad on me quickly, I started freezing them to both preserve them and add some icy chill to drinks. For some reason, I didn’t know how they would hold up or blend, but they work really well, so I thought I’d pass along the tip to those of you that might not know about it.
4. Crickets Begone!
As someone who is sensitive to chemicals, I am extremely wary of things like pesticides, but here in Arizona, the summer months bring about a horrendous cricket population!
Recently, my husband and I bought this all-natural product to ward off the invaders, and it seems to be working great! Made from fossilized plankton, some people use this for fleas on their pets and even to take internally for parasites.
Ordinarily, I would have seen a dozen crickets hopping through our kitchen by now, but it has been all clear, which makes me think it’s working. 🙂
Called Diatomaceous Earth, this powder has no smell and is safe for both human and animal consumption.
5. Ceylon Cinnamon
Though I’m literally in the last month of my pregnancy, I am still having bouts of nausea!
It has definitely been frustrating, so I’ve been willing to try any natural remedy, many of which have brought no relief, unfortunately.
Recently, my mom said that she read about Ceylon cinnamon being effective for various stomach and digestive issues, so each night, I’ve been brewing a tea made of peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon, which not only tastes great, but has been giving me both digestive relief as well as help with the nausea.
Ceylon cinnamon, in particular, is said to have other positive benefits, including aiding liver health and overall metabolism. It has a much milder taste than most store-bought cinnamon, which may be attractive to some people as well.
What new thing have you discovered lately?