Archive for May, 2012


The Natural Products I Use To Get Fresh & Ready For The Day!

Lets Start With Tooth Care

Step 1: I like to brush my teeth using an electric tooth brush by Oral B. I used To be one of those people who mock electric tooth brush users. I must admit now.. my teeth have never been easy to clean due to my tight spaces and overlaps so I feel electric really gives them a nice polish and they never feel like there was any spots missed since using the electric.

My tooth paste is SELF MADE. might sound weird and scary but why should a tooth paste made in a factory be safer than one you make from home? Plus I love having total control over whats in it. you ever wonder why your tooth paste bottle says “maybe harmful if swallowed?” WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH THEN?? Most toothpastes are loaded with harmful synthetic ineffective ingredients that belong in a chemical lab not in your mouth! My tooth paste is made out of baking soda, coconut oil, pure essential oils of peppermint and cinnamon. super safe and EFFECTIVE ingredients. For my exact tooth paste recipe let me know if you would like a video or post about it .:)

Step 2: EXTRA CLEAN. Since my teeth are so crooked I have to take a little bit of extra time to clean a few with a special tool.

I also love scraping my tung, it keeps your breath fresh as most of the bacteria in your mouth sit on your tung. 

Step 3: FLOSS & Rinse! 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr Tungs Smart Floss! Its an all natural floss with a natural wax coating. its amazing it takes out so much plaque.  Its also very flexible so its easy to use. I floss twice a day, I feel this is the most important step of all! Along with flossing I like To massage my gums with Healthy Gum Drops by living libations. the blend is a collaboration of essential oils that help heal and repair your gum tissue!

Now for extra minty freshness I like to add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to some water and the swish it in my mouth for 30 seconds. 🙂

 

Now For Me I like To Refresh Before My Workout as well, especially if I am going Outside. Here is How I do it! 

Step 1: Deo! super important! my favorite all natural variety is Primavera’s Ginger lime roll on alcohol based one! 

Step 2: I love my energizing salbei body splash by weeleda but for even more ZING I added Lemongrass oil to it!

Step 3: Who doesn’t love a fresh face? Just a spritz of rose water will cleanse and tone your skin in 2 seconds! I am currently using the one by Safeas which I am LOVING

SHOWER TIME!!!

Step 1: Shampoo & Condition. I generally use Lavera’s basis sensitive shampoo because its a good price, has a decent ingredients list, and its got a good lather.

For Conditioning I am currently using a Sante coconuty one. I mix up my shampoo and conditioning regime OFTEN! I also shampoo and condition EVERY OTHER DAY.

For pits and privates I like Weeleda’s pomegranate body wash. its very gentle and soft on the skin!

step 2. I like to cleanse my face while in the shower. I am oddly using a hair care product by Intelligent Nutrients, it is the leave in hair conditioner to be exact and it works like a dream on the skin. its like a gel and I have been using it for a month on my face. :p

 

AFTER SHOWER

Step 1: STRETCH MARK PREVENTION: I am preggo so I have been trying to prevent stretch marks. I really like weeleda’s sebuckthorn lotion for the day. I prefer a light protection for the day and deeper at night. 

step 2: Nothing better than spritzing on your own self made perfume that smells like springy magnolia blossoms!

Here Is My Youtube Video: 

I was tagged by Stephanie to do this here is her blog: http://sgreenjuice.blogspot.de/2012/05/green-beauty-my-morninghygiene-routine.html

Much Love!

~Danielle

 

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This DELICIOUS body whip is fantastic for:

~Preventing Stretch Marks

~ Fading Stretch Marks

~ Diaper rash

~ Hair Treatments

~Face moisturizer

~Scars & Blemishes…….. and the list can just go on!!!!

Here is What you Need:

2 oz (28 grams) of all natural unrefined Shea Butter

1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Vanilla powder

Vanilla extract (or essential oil)

Step By Step Instructions On My Beauty Video Here: 

Today was another beautiful May day! I decided on a casual Purple & Blue Floral dress, with simple accessories!

All the details on the outfit

Purple Floral Dress From H&M 2o Euros

Tan Ballet Flats From ZARA 25 Euros

accessorise

Small White Pearl Ear Rings & A  White Flower Clip

Flower Clip From Accessorize 7.95 Euros

Silver Key Necklace With Heart. (Gift From My Mom)

Makeup: Lips. Raspberry Lipstick by Zosimos Botanicals & Alva liquid eye shadow in 01 (Yes I did use and eye shadow on my lips) 😉

Eyes:  Vapour organic eye shadow’s in the colors: Cinder & Lyric

Why Is It A Good Idea To Make Your own Natural Perfume?

   Synthetic and Organic Fragrances can both be harmful in their own way. While organic derived plant oils usually only cause mild allergic reactions such as skin irritation, sneezing, and possibly a rash. The synthetic perfume industry uses chemicals extremely harmful rather it is a long or short term effect on the human body.

Benzene, aldehydes, phenols, phthalates, and so many more of these toxic fragrant additives are capable of causing Cancer, birth defects, and central nervous system disorders. This can occur by just smelling these ingredients, applying them to your skin is an even bigger issue!

So ask yourself. Would I rather risk a natural plant oil make me sneeze or increase the odds of developing cancer in my future?

Id rather sneeze thanks! 😉

Another great reason to make your own perfumes is because it is just so much fun!  I feel the perfume market is so boring, they only sell what people want to buy and I feel all the perfumes lack so much character. When you make your own perfume your true creativity and personality can be represented through your scent. You are unique, complex, and beautiful and NOT just another generic “techno living being” who smells like head ache inducing sugar and fruit!

 My favorite thing about using plants and flowers for perfume is the health benefits. Essential oils are so beneficial, and not only for your emotional and mental health but your physical health as well. Nature is the expert when it comes to the power and beauty of scent. As human beings we are much better suited for natural fragrance because we are apart of nature after all! (I will talk more on the health benefits of essential oils in further posts and videos.)

Now lets get started!

What are you going to need to make your own perfume?

The main things you will need are:

~Some of your favorite essential oils

~Pretty bottles to store your fragrance in

~ A base oil or alcohol

Some bonus materials are:

~small vials

~droppers

~labels

~Recipe Book

Your perfume is entirely your creation and you can do what ever your heart desires. However Some things that are helpful to know when it comes to experimenting with plant essences is.

~Some oils are better suited for each other and blend better together.

~Essential oils are categorized into 3 different “notes” A top note, a middle note, and a base note. It can be helpful to have a variety of notes to add depth to your perfume.

Top Notes are the aromas that catch your attention first! They are the first thing you smell but evaporate the fastest. here is a list of essential oils that are top notes:

Middle notes are what I like to call the heart of the perfume as they add alot of character and depth

Now The base notes are the heavier and long lasting oils. They are the grand finale of your scent!

Now lets discuss what the best ratio of alcohol/oil to fragrance is:
15% essential oil to alcohol/ oil is a light body spray type of concentration
20%-25 percent is a good perfume ratio
30% is EXTREMELY concentrated.
 
The last thing you need to know to make a good perfume is that good things take time!
Let your creation develop. Place your creation in a cool dark place for about a month to let the different oils truly blend and become one with each other.
 
 
 So that is pretty much all there is to it!  Get creative and have fun!
 
     I hope you all enjoy the benefits I have experienced through making my own perfumes and if you have any questions at all dont hesitate to ask. 
I will leave you now with one of my favorite quotes on fragrance:
“A thousand kinds of flowers, yellow jasmine, wild iris… I am composed of this beauty, the attar of pressed plants, rose oil, resinous balsam: live essence, I am the intelligent juice of flowers.” ~ Bahauddin, Rumi’s father
 
Much Love,
 ~DanielleBeautyBliss~
My Youtube Video On How To Make Your Own Perfume! 
Great Essential Oils Producers: 
Aromahead Institute: http://www.aromahead.com/

How I get My Haircut!

I am one of those girls who has a serious emotional bond with my long hair. 😉

When I go to the stylist I always want to make it quick and to the point. Just a trim and a retouch on my layers is all I am interested in. For My details on how I get my hair cut watch the video below!

A Very Delicate & Sweet Outfit For A Chilly Spring Day!

Cream Sweater From H&M 20 Euros! (see video below)

Tight Black Skirt From H&M 5 Euros!

Brown Ballet Flats With Bows From ZARA 25 Euros!

Delicate Gold & Pink Head Band From Orsay 5 Euros

Self Made Rose Necklace

Gold Leaf Ear rings C&A 5.95 euros!

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   I am so in love with the 100% pure range. The makeup is outstanding quality and I cant get over the ingredients list of these makeup products. When they say 100% pure they are not kidding!

It is so nice to find a company that makes fun and good quality makeup that stands for everything that I stand for.

100% Pure is

~Cruelty free

~Artificial color free

~Free of synthetics

~free of harmful chemicals and preservatives

Now the Funner List of things they do offer!

~Fun

~health

~natural beauty 

~Safe & beneficial ingredients! 

I ordered a couple makeup items from their line but what really stood out to me is their Mascara in the color Black Berry! 

This Mascara costs 21 Euros and it is worth every penny!  Not only does it lengthen lashes but it conditions and nourishes them using ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat protein for healthy lashes! 

When I was growing up using mainstream mascaras loaded with harmful chemicals; I hated what they did to my lashes and my eyes. I gave up on mascara because of the smudging and damage they had done to my lashes.

With the 100% pure Mascara I have been able to enjoy the look of fuller lashes without harming them! This Mascara is so easy to apply it doesn’t smudge or make my lashes look spidery. It is so comfortable to wear you wont think you have any on.

The shade that I have is Blackberry (pictures below) Its a really nice purple black but once it is on your lashes it looks black. Because there is a purple tint to it I feel it compliments my brown eyes very beautifully! They also have a black one and a blue!  

The Mascara swatch is the one on the top of my hand! 

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100% pure Mascara Ingredients List: 

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cera Alba (Honey Beeswax), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit Extract (Blackberry Extract), Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract (Blackcurrant Extract), Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract (Raspberry Extract), Hydrolyzed Oat Protein (Oat Protein), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein), Pantothenic Acid (Pro-vitamin B5), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Seaweed Powder), Coconut Stearic Acid (Coconut Acid), Mica, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Pearl Powder, Oryza Sativa Germ Powder (Rice Powder), Theobroma Cacao Extract (Cocoa Powder), Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Powdered Coffee Beans), Mel (Lavender Honey), Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract (Oregano Extract), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Extract (Thyme Extract), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary Extract), Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Lavender Extract), Hydrastis Canadensis Extract (Goldenseal Extract)

    My next purchase from this line is the Shimmery cocoa berry lip and cheek tint.

It is a cream stick that you can use as a blusher/bronzer or lip tint. It has a very smooth texture and sinks right into the skin. It looks so natural as opposed to most products that just sit on top making it hard for your skin to breath. 

This product not only gives you a very natural and sun kissed flush but it is also so good for your skin as shea and cocoa butters are the base of this product. 

The color is a very lovely berry chocolate as the name suggests! 

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Shimmer cocoa berry lip and cheek tint ingredients list:  

Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Pigments of Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Plum, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Cocoa Bean, Carrot and Tomato, Strawberry Extract, Mica

Hope you get the chance to enjoy the beauty and plant chemistry of these lovely cosmetics like I have!

~DanielleBeautyBliss

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