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DIY: Homemade Chocolate Lover’s Massage Butter

Creams, potions, lubes, massage oils. How many of these have you used on yourself or your lover for Valentines Day? Or use on a regular basis to soften and moisturize?

It’s quite scary how many products on the market contain carcinogenic ingredients, ie. cancer causing ingredients. What’s more scary is that we bask ourselves in these creams and oils and all those chemicals get absorbed through our skin and right into our bloodstream.

And worse yet, we use chemical laden lubes and massage oils on our very-special-and-oh-so-beautiful private parts! Did you know that these generic products actually age your skin!

So what do we do? We make our own!

I whipped up an easy and ‘delicious’ massage butter that is perfect to use for Valentines Day! It won’t age your skin and it does not contain any chemical and toxic ingredients. In fact, it will actually moisturize your precious skin, soothe dryness and lift your sensual senses with sweet and delicate notes from rose and orange essential oil.

Rose otto is such a beautiful oil. It has a positive effect on emotions and helps to lift your spirits!

Sweet orange helps to bring clarity, brighten your mood and is sweetly uplifting.

Cacao butter – real, rich chocolate in it’s purest state. Full of skin soothing nutrients and an incredible emollient.

Coconut oil – loaded with healthy fats that help to moistures and soothe skin. Plus it’s antibacterial and safe to use on all your special spots!

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Here’s What You’ll Need:
1 small mason jar
Heat proof bowl to use for double boiler
Spoon

Ingredients:
4 oz. cacao butter or 1 large chunk of cacao butter paste (as you can see in photo)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp ground organic vanilla bean or 8 drops vanilla essential oil
5 drops rose otto essential oil
3 drops sweet orange essential oil

Directions:
Using a double boiler, melt cacao butter. Keep heat to medium and using a spoon, stir the cacao to help melt. Once cacao is almost completely melted, add in coconut oil, vanilla bean, and essential oils. Stir well. Pour mixture into mason jar and leave on counter to cool. *Be careful lifting bowl from double boiler! It’s hot. Be sure to use an oven mitt.

Once butter has cooled, screw on the lid and put in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.

To use, leave out at room temperature to soften for about an hour. Cacao butter and coconut oil are solid at room temperature. Rub a small amount of massage butter between hands to soften the butter.

All done!

Now soothe, slather and get busy! 😉

If you’re looking for an all natural and chemical free body butter to use everyday, visit my shop page to check out my Love Your Body Butter that is a customer favourite!

To Your Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

 

 

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Perfectly Pear Smoothie

I’ll be the first to admit it….

When it’s this cold outside (-10!), it’s difficult for me to reach into the fridge and grab some greens!

I do it anyways…as eating my greens is super important for feeling incredibly vibrant, but I definitely need to talk myself into whipping up a large salad, or a cold smoothie.

Smoothies and salads are great during the summer months to keep us cool and fuelled!

During the winter, you just need to get a little creative with your greens.

As you know, I’m an avid smoothie drinker and like to think of myself as the Queen of smoothies.

So here’s a simple smoothie recipe that is perfect for the cold winter months.

It contains a mix of ‘warming’ spices that help to heat your internal body temperature while still offering you a whopping dose of minerals and antioxidants from ‘cold’ greens!

Ginger and cinnamon are amazing spices to add to your smoothies as they help to fire up your digestive juices, plus they offer a ton of antioxidants and help to support the health of your liver!

Here’s the recipe…

Ingredients:

2 cups spring water 
1 cup coconut water
half a pear
half a banana
half a kiwi
juice of half a lemon

large handful of spinach
2 tsp spirulina (Giddy Yoyo makes a great one!)
1 tsp ground or fresh ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chia seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional, but great to add if this is for breakfast to help keep you full)

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender. 

Drink  & Enjoy!

To Your Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

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How To Make Homemade Vanilla Sesame Almond Milk

Mmm….Mmm….Almond Milk!

I promise you it’s delicious and way easier to make then you think!

It’s been years since I stopped drinking dairy, and let me tell you, my skin cleared up, allergies went away and my nose stopped running!

Yes…dairy can cause all of these issues. Dairy is quite mucus forming, which causes a ton of issues in our digestive tract. Plus, all that mucus (as gross as it sounds), affects our sinuses; hence why you may notice that once you quit drinking milk, you can actually breath better and don’t need to blow your nose so frequently!

Dairy today ain’t what it was years ago! Our dairy contains tons of antibiotics and hormones. Plus, the feed given to cattle is full of Genetically Modified grains!

So….my suggestion….avoid it!

Make almond milk instead! It’s loaded with calcium, NOT mucus forming and can be used in place of milk for just about anything!

In my video below, I run you through my easy-peesy steps! You’ll be sipping homemade almond milk in no time!

My recipe is quite unique because I add sesame seeds. These gorgeous little seeds contain a ton of plant based calcium and other minerals. Sesame and almonds make the perfect match in this recipe!

httpv://youtu.be/neeRdpjhSGk

Vanilla Almond Sesame Milk

Ingredients:

¼ cup sesame seeds
1 cup raw unsalted almonds
1/3 tsp raw vanilla bean
Pinch of sea salt
1L of spring water

Directions:

Soak your almonds overnight. In the morning, drain and strain almonds under cold water (do not reuse the water the almonds were soaked in. Be sure to discard). Add almonds to your blender, along with sesame seeds and spring water. Blend well.

Pour blended milk into a ‘nut sac’ bag and strain through. Add the strained milk back to the blender. Add in vanilla and sea salt and blend again until well combined. Pour almond milk into a glass jug and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Enjoy! 🙂

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