Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whip Up Your Own Edible Face Masques & Eye Cream

Since I'm no longer selling my raw Superfood skincare line (with the exception of my Elements for Life partners), I thought it may be nice to offer you some of my favorite, make-it-at-home raw skincare recipes. Create your products in the kitchen since you'll be using ingredients direct from the fridge or countertop. Some of you may already know about these fab combinations that work on virtually any skin type and if so, then rawk on. If not, I wanted to provide SIMPLE, easy and super quick ideas to brighten your look and have good time while you're at it.

There is only 1 rule when making products:

EVERYTHING MUST BE EDIBLE AND ORGANIC. No excuses, no exceptions. Otherwise, you miss the entire purpose for edible skincare. If you need convincing, please contact me (ediblegoddess@gmail.com) to find out my upcoming schedule and come to one of my classes in the Bay area.

Nana Mash Whip (face masque)
* 1/2 banana
* 1/2 avocado
* swirl of raw, local honey (I love NoniLand Honey)
* pinch of spirulina
Apply to your gorgeous face, let it nourish your skin for 15 mins or so, and follow the guidelines for applying masques below.

Volcanic Clay Face (or Body) Masque
* equal amounts of zeolite powder with either red, green, or white kaolin clay (I use 1 tsp of each); mix together in a small bowl with 1 tsp flower water, spring water, or infused medicinal tea (vary your choices each time), a pinch of Vitamineral Green, and a couple drops of organic essential oil if desired.
Apply to your beautiful face, let it nourish your skin for 15 mins or so, and follow the guidelines for applying masques below.

Want to really take your beauty regimen up a notch? Here's some super rawkin additions IF you have them. If not, please know these are additions that you can include when you do have them in your Superfood stocked kitchen:
* angstrom sulfur (bioavailable form of MSM)
* aloe gel (from the plant itself or as an alternative use aloe powder) - NOT the juice or any packaged aloe product (most contain undisclosed parabens!)
* lavender flower powder, burdock rt powder, dandelion powder, nettle rt powder, rose hips powder (I source from Mountain Rose Herbs)

Application Guidelines for Face or Body Masques: Apply them and then RELAX. Use this time to chill out (aka meditate in your own way), soak in a bath or jacuzzi, stretch your body (when was the last time you did that at home?), lay in a room all to yourself and embrace the quiet, receive a foot massage from your lover, say cheesy affirmations out loud (preferably) about how amazing you are, or say out loud the attitudes of wealth (winning the 'mind' or 'money' game) - those of you who have been to Millionaire Mind know what I'm talking about.

Need an EYE Cream? Melt any amount of raw cacao butter on LOW heat (my preferred method is by a water bath or in a dehydrator) and once melted, mix with organic rose hip seed oil in a ratio of 4:1 (this is an estimate - experiment to see for yourself what texture / softness you prefer). Do not use coconut oil under your eyes due to absorption issues - use cacao butter instead. FYI: under the eyes is the only area you should not use coconut oil; use it everywhere else on your face or body.

Got brown spots (aka liver spots) on your face? Gently rub thin lemon slices onto them, rest the slices on your face, or squeeze lemon into any of your recipes for a lightening boost.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Is Your Success Your Deepest Fear?

I am a huge fan of Philosopher's Notes and came across this amazing quote in the latest free inspirational newsletter and felt it was really worth passing on to you. I can totally relate to this especially after some deep introspection work I did this past weekend at T Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind 3 day Intensive. I'll share some of my own personal insights from this remarkable seminar as well as the critical information that will allow those of us who choose to have financial freedom to have it, without the expected struggle.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Note: This is often, and mistakenly, believed to be from Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech. It’s not. It’s from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love (page 191) if you don’t believe me. - I'm quoting this directly from the email sent by Brian Johnson of Philosopher's Notes.