1. Coconut Sugar Scrub
I always enjoy sharing my latest skin tricks with you, and, hopefully, you’ve found some of my tips useful!
This week, I’ve been using coconut sugar on my face to help with exfoliation, and it’s been working quite well!
I never understood rubbing white sugar onto my skin, given it’s so void of any nutrient, but after giving it some thought, I figured coconut sugar wouldn’t be harmful.
It’s not life-altering, but I enjoy how my face feels after I use it.
I just add a dime-sized amount of olive oil to my palm, along with about one tablespoon of the sugar. I then scrub gently for 1-2 minutes and rinse clean.
2. Holy Vitamix…
I did it, I finally bought a Vitamix…
Refurbished, mind you, but still!
I tried a lower profile Vitamix out a few years back and didn’t care for it (I think the lower profile has a wider base, making it less suitable for smaller jobs).
This time around, I bought the tall pitcher, and I love it!
With the kids all getting older, my Nutribullet just wasn’t cutting it as far as making smoothies went.
I’d have to make a smoothie, pour some out, and add more ingredients for another one.
The Vitamix allows me to make one huge batch for all the kids, and it still gives me the freedom to make a single serving of a different flavor for myself.
I consider it an investment, and the refurbished model has a five-year warranty, which also persuaded me to give it a go.
If you’re on the fence, maybe my assessment will help you decide.
I’ve recently partnered with truRoots brand, which basically means, they send me a few free products in exchange for my creating a recipe around one of them.
Up first is their line of gluten-free pasta!
I don’t eat a lot of pasta, as my preferred carb is brown rice or quinoa, but this stuff is incredibly delicious! Both my husband and I commented that it tastes like the white pasta we remember from years past.
Their noodles are made from a combination of brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, and corn flours.
I made a delicious pasta Primavera with it the other night and am hoping to share that recipe with you in the next couple of weeks.
4. Lemon Juice
Another skin tip that I’m loving, even more so than the coconut sugar scrub, is applying lemon juice to my face.
When you think about it, lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which makes it a cheap alternative to all the expensive serums on the market.
I mix about one part water with two parts lemon juice, pat it on my skin, and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
After washing it off, my skin appears tighter and brighter!
One tip: Don’t use this right after you exfoliate your skin, otherwise it will burn! Learn from my mistake. 🙂
As I move away from my beloved Nutribullet, I have needed something to pour my morning smoothies into (I previously would just blend them in the Nutribullet and drink them straightaway).
After searching online, I found these awesome stainless steel tumblers from Simple Modern…
I LOVE this thing! Sammy always wants to breastfeed when I’m eating, so if I make a smoothie and let it sit while I feed him, this tumbler keeps it nice and cold for me!
I’m excited to be able to offer one of these to one of you readers in a giveaway I’ll be having next Friday, so please stay tuned for that! It’s a great product, and I’m thrilled that Simple Modern is allowing me to give one to one of you.
What’s new with you this week?