If you’re a regular subscriber to my website you know that I’ve been making my own skin products for quite a while now and love the endless possibilities! After reading my article “If It’s Not Edible, Don’t Put it on Your Skin”, many of you asked me whether you could buy some of the skincare products I make for myself. For this reason, I am finally so happy to announce the launch of my first ever cosmetic product… Nature’s Bite lip gloss.
Nature’s Bite is the perfect combination of a lip balm and a lipstick, that I use every day. Say NO to dry or chapped lips and say YES to delish, plump and naturally pink-tinted lips. HELLO, Goddess! This natural product is made out of organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic cocoa mass, doTerra Essential Oils, mica powder (only in the red one!) and LOTS OF LOVE. It will be available from the 26th of January (Just in time for Valentine's Day), so please PM me (WeChat ID izabella_m) if you want to buy it. The cost is 70RMB for the Natural Glow & 90RMB for the Sexy-Red Glow.
The scent of these lip-balms is a mixture of cinnamon & peppermint. Trust me, these two scents pair up very nicely! Cinnamon is a delicious flavour that when added to a lip balm creates a warming sensation that ‘plumps’ the lips. Peppermint, on the other hand, brings up freshness, increases focus and reduces sugar cravings. Another bonus is that these two oils can be ingested so you don’t have to worry about licking your lips, eating/swallowing it or kissing your partner. I added these two essential oils not only because they contain powerful antioxidants which protect your lips from damage, cold sores and other yucky things, but because they also stimulate blood flow giving your lips a nice glow. Curious about Essential Oils (EOs) and how to use them, read my previous article.
This is what people who sampled Nature’s Bite products said about them:
In my homemade lipsticks you won't find these two toxins, which you can find in most, if not all cosmetics on the market:
- Parabens. Linked to hormone disruption and even breast cancer.
- Phthalates, aka Fragrance and Parfum. Linked to obesity, thyroid dysfunction, hormone disruption, and diabetes.
Now, let's talk about 2018...
I bet you have a long list of goals that you want to accomplish this year, but don’t forget to slow down life a bit and enjoy the present moment.
I ended my 2017 by truly living Law 6&7 of the Primal Blueprint and I intend to continue doing it throughout 2018.
Law 6 Play
Law 7 Get some sunlight every day
Still not sure if the sun is good for you, read my previous article.
Join me by truly living these laws and appreciating every single moment. Let's find what feels good and stick with it!
Now to end this article with I want to share a recipe for my favourite almond brownies. Brownies are one dessert that everyone gets excited about so be sure to make these! This simple recipe is a winner, every time!
FUDGY PRIMAL BROWNIES (PALEO and BULLETPROOF FRIENDLY)
- ½ raw honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- ½ cup butter or ghee or coconut oil, melted
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a glass baking dish (8x8).
- Place all of your ingredients in a food processor and mix it well together.
- Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
- Optionally you can make some primal frosting from coconut butter.
- These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days.
IF EATING THESE DOESN’T PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, I AM NOT SURE WHAT WILL ;-)
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Izabela Your Certified Primal Health Coach