Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds | Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds | Recipe

Where we live all of the neighbor kids carve pumpkins, place them in the small woods between our homes, and we all enjoy a little pumpkin walk after sunset. At 21 I still count as a little kid right? I love doing anything artsy so I always contribute a pumpkin or two. This year I carved Twisty The Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show and a long screaming face on my second pumpkin. I always like to save the seeds and roast them. This year I decided to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon and flavor my roasted seeds that way. I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest, as inspiration. I made some modifications to suit what I wanted to make and what I had on hand. Feel free to do the same with my version of this recipe!

 

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Let's turn our pumpkin carving scraps to trendy pumpkin spice sweet treats!

Course Dessert, Snack

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Filtered Water (for overnight soaking
  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds (mine came fresh from 2 large pumpkins)
  • 3 TBSP Healthy Oil (I used 1 TBSP Ghee and 2 TBSP Coconut Oil)
  • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup (or another natural sweetener, like honey)
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice Blend (heaping tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Enjoy the autumnal, Halloween activity of cleaning out and carving pumpkins! Save the scraps.

  2. Separate seeds from the pulp.

  3. Rinse seeds in a colander.

  4. Put seeds in a glass bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak overnight to release enzyme inhibitors.

  5. Drain seed in a colander.

  6. Place seeds on baking sheet and dry out in the oven at about 200℉ for 45 - 60 minutes or until they feel dry and are just barely turning golden. 

  7. Melt ghee and coconut oil together.

  8. In a mixing bowl, mix seeds, melted oil, maple syrup, spices, and salt.

  9. Spread evenly on a large baking sheet.

  10. Bake at 250℉ for 40-50 min or until golden.

 

Specific products I used:

Ghee made from this butter

Coconut Oil

Maple Syrup

Spice Blend

Cinnamon

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

 

Please feel free to take creative liberty and make any changes that sound good to you. Share what works in the comments.

If you are impatient you can skip the overnight soaking and low temp baking to dehydrate (steps 4, 5, and 6). If you do have the time, do those steps. Releasing the enzyme inhibitors by soaking them makes it so much easier to digest any nuts or seeds.

You don’t have to use a fresh pumpkin, but I recommend it purely for the fun of having a carved pumpkin for festive decoration.

Let me know how it goes, and share any modifications in the comments.

~Liz

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Moom “Organic Hair Removal Kit With Cucumber For Bikini And Brazilian” | Review

Moom “Organic Hair Removal Kit With Cucumber For Bikini And Brazilian” | Review

Waxing is a great way to keep your body hair free for a longer period of time than just shaving, but without committing to permanent hair removal. Of course, as many of you know, it’s always wise to choose products that are made without toxic ingredients that could harm us. Moom creates beautiful hair removal products that are made out of only a couple of organic ingredients. A relatively recent addition to their store is this hair removal kit made with cucumber, for the sensitive bikini region.

Because the bikini area is so delicate, the cucumber was added to the formula to calm the skin. Agar-agar, green tea, and lemon juice also offer nourishment to your sensitive skin.

My favorite thing about Moom “waxes” is they are water soluble. If you mess up during application, you can just rinse the goop off and start over.

Included in this kit are reusable organic cotton strips and wooden applicators, and a 3oz pot of hair remover

What is your favorite hair removal method? I’d love for you to share in the comments!

~Liz

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Andalou Naturals “Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk” | Review

Andalou Naturals “Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk” | Review

Gentle cleansers such as milk and oils are all the rage right now. They remove makeup with ease, your skin is left very soft and hydrated, and it can help balance out overly oily and acne prone skin, as well as moisten dry skin. Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk ticks off all of those points.

First off, it smells great. You can smell the apricot as well as hints of the other fruity ingredients.

The texture is really nice. It feels gentle and nourishing, but not oily. The makeup removal component is pretty good, however, removing water resistant/proof mascara takes a bit more effort than it would with an oil.

Andalou’s Cleansing Milk is made without GMO’s, gluten, or synthetic chemicals. Resveratrol, CoQ10, and their “PhytoCellTec” are used to keep skin hydrated, youthful, and healthy.

I was really keen on this because of the probiotics. I hoped it might help a bit with my acne. I’m not really sure if it made much of a difference there because I have so much internal healing to do before my acne clears up. I also have a bad habit of picking at my acne, which causes it to spread and get worse. It wasn’t designed for acne prone skin so I won’t hold it accountable.Other than that I’m really happy with this cleanser and would recommend it and purchase it again.

Other than that, I’m really happy with this cleanser and would recommend it and purchase it again.

Smells great ✓

Feels great ✓

Doesn’t dry out the skin ✓

Made with safe, ethical ingredients ✓

And it’s in a purple bottle ✓

A good one all the way around.

In the comments, tell us about your recent favorite cleanser.

~Liz

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Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer | Review

Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer | Review

Eyeshadow is a beautiful addition to any makeup look whether you go for neutral shades or bright colors. Or maybe you prefer cream shadows over powder. For many of us, no matter the amount of effort we put into blending our beautiful pigments, it always creases. Every time we close our eyes, there is a nice thick band of clumpy eyeshadow in the crease of our eyelids. Yum. My current go-to product, to avoid that clumpy issue, is Tarte’s Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick.

I really like Tarte because they are a trendy brand, keeping up with all of the social media hype and demands, as well as making a strong effort to create wonderful products without all the nasty gunk. They never use parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, or gluten. Not to mention, they are also certified cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly.

The Clay CC Eye Primer lives up to all the hype that surrounds Tarte. It keeps shadow in place very well. It also offers an even-toned base and can conceal any concerns of veiny-ness or other discoloration on the lids, and even under the eyes.

The only complaint I have about this product is the cap is really snug. It takes a good amount of effort to get it off, and to snap it back on again.

All in all, this is a good ‘on. For an added bonus I often see it in a lot of Tarte’s sales.

What are some things you do to get the most out of your eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments.

~Liz

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Lemongrass Spa Healing Elements Balm | Review

Lemongrass Spa Healing Elements Balm | Review

My mom and I recently made our first ever order from Lemongrass Spa. They are an affordable organic/natural/non-toxic skin care, hair care, and makeup brand. One thing we had to add to our cart was the Healing Elements Balm. I’ve heard many good things about it both online and from my chiropractor.

It is such a multi purpose product. You can use it anywhere on your body and it improves the health of your skin pretty quickly. With ingredients like coconut oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil, chamomile and lavender essential oils, as well as vanilla for a yummy scent, it’s no wonder that it works so well and is so loved.

Our Success Stories:

A couple of weeks ago I had a pretty deep, raw rug burn on my pinky knuckle. My nerves burned from the tip of my pinky to my elbow. I stupidly tried straight, undiluted lavender oil on my boo-boo. That was too harsh and made the burning worse. I added a touch of The Honest Co. Healing Balm and did not find any relief. Next, I gave Healing Elements a try. I dabbed a tiny scoop (it came with a little spatula for easy, less messy application) on my raw knuckle, topped it off with a band-aid and found instant relief from the pain. I carried on with that combo a couple of times a day for about a week until my knuckle scabbed over.

Mom has been using it as a night time moisturizer and we both agree that her eyes look less puffy and overall, her skin looks smoother. We have been trying to find a Vaseline replacement for her lips. This didn’t quite match up. She said it absorbed too quickly. She likes the barrier that the Vaseline provides. Do you know of any alternatives for her? Let us know in the comments.

We have been loving this and plan to keep our cupboards stocked with it at all times. It’s such a great multi purpose product that everyone should have on hand!

What are your favorites from Lemongrass Spa? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

~Liz

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Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick | Review

Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick | Review

Vapour Beauty makes beauty products from non-toxic, natural, organic and mineral ingredients. All of their products are a beautiful quality inside beautiful packaging. On their website, there is a list of dupes where you can find clean replacements for your favorite cult products. Their Lipstick, in the color Purr, is a dupe for Nars’ Lipstick in the color Sex Machine. I’ve had heart eyes for Nars’ Sex Machine for quite a while but did not want the less than desirable ingredients. I’m so glad I found Vapour’s Purr. It’s so beautiful!

The lipstick is a perfect natural pink shade that has great pigmentation. It has a demi-matte/satin finish and is comfortable and hydrating without feeling slippery or oily.

With out a doubt, I would purchase more shades!

What are your favorite Vapour products? Do you know of any must have non-toxic lippies? Let us know in the comments.

~Liz

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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Young Living Essential Rewards, January ’18 | Unboxing

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Tarte Tartelette Tease Clay Palette | Review

Tarte Tartelette Tease Clay Palette | Review

Tarte is a popular mainstream brand in the makeup addict community. They create beautiful products with natural ingredients. Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, and gluten are never used in any of their products. As an added bonus, Tarte is also a cruelty-free company.

The Tartelette Tease Clay Palette, a sextet of pinky-neutral eyeshadows has the most beautiful formula.  Each shadow is high in pigmentation, very easy to work with and blend, and has a luxe buttery texture.

For me, someone who doesn’t wear a lot of eyeshadow, this is a perfect palette. It gives me a couple of different color combinations to work with. For minimal eye shadow days, I’ll use the lighter shades as an inner corner highlight, or the darker shades as a soft eyeliner. This baby Tartelette Palette is compact, minimal, yet diverse. It’s impossible not to love it.

In the comments, tell me your favorite Tarte products, and tell me about your other favorite non-toxic eyeshadows.

~ Liz

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Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder | Review

Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder | Review

Highlighter is one of my favorite makeup items, coming in at a close third behind mascara and concealer. It adds a fun bit of sparkle when the light hits it just right. This Luminizing Powder from Honest Beauty is so beautiful. It is perfect for a lighter “no makeup” glow.

 

Pictured above is the shade Ivory, to add a highlight to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, your nose, or your cupid’s bow. Honest Beauty also sells Peach for an all over peachy glow, and Bronze to warm up the hollows of your cheeks.

 

Not only is this super fine luminizing powder is perfect for a low key glow, it’s also made without harmful ingredients such as parabens, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances.

 

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Hectorite, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499)

 

This is the first Honest Beauty product that I’ve tried. Let me know in the comments what I should try next.

 

~ Liz

 

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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The Honest Co. Bubble Bath | Review

The Honest Co. Bubble Bath | Review

Some times all you need to relax is toasty soak in the tub. I always enjoy some essential oil scented salts in my bath, and adding bubbles makes it even better. A lot of organic bath products are quite pricey. I love getting my bath and body supplies from The Honest Co. because they are inexpensive yet I know they will be made from safe ingredients and they will smell divine.

Honest’s Bubble Bath comes in four scents: Sweet orange Vanilla, Dreamy Lavender, Apricot Kiss, and Fragrance-Free. I have tried each of these scents in many of their body care products and I can report that they are all lovely.

For the purpose of a relaxing bath, I selected Dreamy Lavender for my bubbles. It’s awesome. It smells wonderful, It feels wonderful, and the bubbles last for a decent amount of time. If I had a complaint, it would be that the bottle isn’t big enough. If Honest had an option to buy a larger size, I would probably order that one next time.

What are your bath and/or relaxation must haves? Please share with everyone in the comments below.

~Liz

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YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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Young Living Essential Rewards, January ’18 | Unboxing

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Vapour Illusionist Concealer

Vapour Illusionist Concealer

Vapour Organic Beauty is a higher end brand focused on simple, beautiful, and high-quality makeup products. No chemicals or synthetic ingredients are used. Their products are made with 100% natural, 70% organic and 30% mineral ingredients.  

Ingredients

Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax) Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Silica Mica Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E – Soy) Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum Oil Canarium Luzonicum (Elemi) Gum Nonvolatiles Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract Organic Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract Pogostemon Cablin Oil [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]

Personally, I don’t like the feeling of a lot of face makeup. Most days I’ll dab on a bit of concealer where ever it’s needed and set it with a light powder. Vapour’s Illusionist Concealer is so creamy and blendable. Being in a twist tube makes it so easy to apply. Just swipe it on and blend it out. My skin gets oily throughout the day so setting this concealer with powder helps a lot to keep it in place.

They have a great range of colors fair to dark. I submitted a selfie to Vapour’s free shade consultation page. The feedback was for me to try the shade 015. It just barely works for my skin. I think next time I order an item of face makeup from Vapour I’m going to go down a shade.

I am really happy with this concealer. It’s not heavy and it applies like a dream. What are your favorite organic/non-toxic concealers? Have you ever tried Vapour? If so, what do you love most from them? Share your thoughts in the comments!

~ Liz

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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Mother Dirt Probiotic Skin and Hair Care | Review

Mother Dirt Probiotic Skin and Hair Care | Review

Probiotics are becoming more and more popular in diet and health practices. Recently brands have been adding probiotics to their beauty products. Mother Dirt was created with the intent of keeping your external microbiome happy and healthy. There are four products available for skin and hair care: a probiotic mist, a shampoo, a foam cleanser, and an oil moisturizer. They come in bottles that are TSA approved so you can easily pack it in a carry on case for a flight. Even though the packages are small, a surprising amount of product is jammed in there. Each bottle lasted a lot longer than I anticipated.

All of the products are unscented, are hypoallergenic, and score very well by the Environmental Working Group.

The shampoo is very gentle… almost too gentle. It felt great when using it but my hair became greasy quickly throughout the day. I could not skip a day of washing my hair. I missed having a (naturally) scented shampoo. Mother Dirt doesn’t sell a conditioner to go along with their shampoo. On their website, it says a lot of people didn’t need one. My rat’s nest was still in desperate needed one so I chose The Honest Co. Conditioner.

The foam cleanser can be used for the face and body. It is so gentle, yet very effective. My skin didn’t feel stripped after cleansing, but it still removed my makeup. It even did a decent job taking off waterproof mascara! But again, I missed a pretty scent.

The moisturizer had a strange texture. It didn’t feel oily or greasy. It had more of a slippery texture, almost silicone like. The packaging for this one needs some work. It leaked a lot and often the oil would splatter or squirt when I would pump it out of the bottle.

AO+ Mist is a live probiotic spray. You can mist it anywhere on your body to replenish good bacteria. This mist is perfect… not so heavy that it leaves large droplets, but not so fine that you have to spray it a thousand times before you feel anything.

All in all, I wasn’t as impressed as I’d hoped to be. Even though the mist is slightly pricier than I’d prefer, I really liked the texture so I would repurchase it. I also liked the gentle cleanser and might pick that one up again. The oil cleanser and shampoo didn’t wow me. However, I am glad I tried Mother Dirt. My eyes were opened to this trend. I look forward to seeing what the natural beauty community comes up with next using pro and prebiotics.

What are your favorite good bug supporting products? Please share with everyone in the comments!

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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Why You Will Love Zoya

Why You Will Love Zoya

Pictured above from 2016-17 Holiday Mystery Box:

Nail polish on the left: Naked Manicure base and top coat, along with the lavender perfector.

Middle of the top row: Remove Plus Nail polish remover, and two Lipsticks in the shades Paisley and Jasmine.

Nail polish on the right: Alicia, Debbie, and Olivera.

Bottom row: Qtica Solid Gold Cuticle Oil Gel, Qtica Intense Lip Therapy Balm.

 

 

Art of Beauty is the parent brand of Qtica, Naked Manicure, Smart Spa, and Zoya. Each is focused on providing the beauty world with beautiful, quality products that are safe for us to use and safe for the rest of the planet as well. My focus here today is on their nail polishes from Zoya.

The nail polishes are 10 free (free of formaldehydeformaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and lead) and have very very short ingredients lists. They are also scored well by EWG.

More often than not nail polish last for two days maximum on my nails – the full procedure… base coat, top coat… the whole shebang – before is chips or peels off. I can get almost a whole week out of a manicure using Zoya polishes! For base and top coats, I switch back and forth between their Anchor and Armor, and the Naked Manicure base and top coats. I don’t notice much of a difference between them as far as effectiveness. Naked Manicure has added ingredients for nail strengthening.

One of my favorite thing about shopping on their website is their opacity rating. Each nail polish is scored 1 to 5 (1 being sheer and 5 being opaque). It makes it so much easier to be sure you know what you’re ordering. I prefer to purchase polishes scored at a 5. That way I know it won’t be streaky.

The best part is all of the beautiful colors! They add a new range of colors seasonally to their collection of 300+. Zoya never fails at providing the most beautiful shades. If you only wear certain shades or tones you can filter your search on their website to find what you love the most.

$10 a bottle can add up pretty quickly. Several times a year Zoya has BOGO sales that offer you 25 to 50% off your order. I always make my purchases during these sale periods. One of their handful of sales celebrates Earth Day. If you have nail polish that you want to toss, it can be mailed to Zoya to be disposed of safely as toxic waste.

I can’t think of a single reason not to love Zoya. The products they make are high quality, beautiful, effective, and long lasting. They are an environmentally conscious and health conscious company, and you can always get a great discount if you shop the sales.

I’d love to know what are your favorite shades/products from Zoya, and what other non-toxic nail brands do you love? Let me know in the comments!

Liz 🙂

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

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Young Living Essential Rewards, January ’18 | Unboxing

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