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DIY Shea Butter Anti Stretch Mark Stick, pregnancy, stretch marks, shea butter, prevention

Hello my beautifully blissful followers! Today I have a special recipe which I being hugely pregnant at the moment have been enjoying alot lately!

As many of you know I was using an expensive oil by living libations with pretty promising claims that I wont get any stretch marks this pregnancy. The pricey oil did not work for me but this recipe I have put together of affordable and simple ingredients has kept the stretch marks at bay at least for now!

Ingredients:

40 Grams Shea Butter unrefined

10 Grams coconut oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

I have found she butter to be the magical ingredient. I noticed it does not rub off on my clothes right away like most oils. It penetrates the skin deeply and my skin still feels moisturized hours after application.

I really enjoy using it in a stick form because its fast application and I dont need to get my hands greasy.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make it on my youtube channel.

Also check out my recipe for A vanilla body whip made from shea butter

https://daniellebeautybliss.wordpress.com/?p=341&preview=true

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It is the end of April and I have discovered many treasures while unpacking from the move!

First off I found a giant block of She butter which has been a god send to find at this time with my stretch marks starting to worsen from pregnancy. It has really helped, I was using living libations seabuckthorn best skin ever but sadly its clearly not working as I am getting stretch marks even faster than last pregnancy. Using plain shea butter has really helped with my itchy skin and put the growth of the stretch marks on pause… at least for now!

Living Libations Lavish abundance perfume, review

Dont get me wrong I still love my living libations though the oil didnt work for me!  I have been indulging in my lavish abundance perfume loads this spring. Its pure joy in a bottle. Notes of lavender, lime, Jasmine, and Vanilla. Simply divine!

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Twp eye makeup products that have really made beauty a breeze for this part time blogger and full time momma is the Alterra eye cream stick with the brown shade and nude shade and the Jane Iredale highlighting pencil.

alterra eye cream stick, organic makeup

Above are swatches of the Alterra cream stick. I love how easy and fast it is to apply this to my eyes. Perfect to achieve a subtle neutral look! I like to use the nude on my lid and lightly smear the chocolate brown in my crease. It achieves a natural look that takes literally seconds!

Jane Iredale eye highlight pencil, organic makeup, swatch

Now this Jane iradale highlight stick is an investment but well worth it! Seriously nothing brightens my eyes like this product. I love how soft the shades are. My personal favourite is the pink shade in my inner tear duct.

Burts Bees tinted Lip Balm petunia swatch, review

Now for Lip products a new burts bees tined lip balm is out for spring in the color Petunia. You all know how much I love these I have another detailed blog post on these with swatches which I will link here:https://daniellebeautybliss.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/burts-bees-tinted-lip-balm-review-swatch-pictures-included/

This color is a a warm an subtle peachy pink that I feel is a nice middle ground from the pink blossom and blush orchid by burts bees. You wont catch me without one of these lip balms in my purse and this one has been in mine the whole month!

Zuii Organic lipgloss ruby rose, swatch, naural lip gloss

Last but not least is this spring to summer transition lip gloss by Zuii oraganics in the color Ruby Rose. This lip gloss looks red in the tube but once applied to the lips it looks like a hot pink super summery!

The gloss goes on like a lip gloss and dries like a stain and lasts for hours before having to re apply!

Really hope you all check out my video where I talk more about the products!

Until next time wishing you all beauty and bliss!

Hello all my faithfully blissful followers!

I am back in the blogging and vlogging groove! So sorry for my absense! Life as a new mommy makes it difficult to find time however my daughter is already One year! AHH time flies! Now that she is one I have noticed how much more time I have to get things done as she can entertain herself so much better and is reliably napping. YAY ūüėÄ

So without Further ado here are my  Favourites for the Month of August 2013. I am excited to announce that you can plan on seeing videos from me on my youtube channel every Tuesday & Thursday! http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielleBeautyBliss

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Lets Talk Makeup First!

I Have been loving these two creme highlighters by Lavera

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lavera soft glow highliter swatch, shining pearl, organic cream highlighter

lavera soft glow highliter swatch, golden shine, organic cream highlighter

To the right is my absolute favourite of the two at the moment and it is called shining pearl 02. Its a beautiful champagne with a dusky rose undertone.  I love to use it in the tear ducts of my eyes to brighten them up.

To the Left is Golden Shine 03. It is a beautiful true gold and it looks lovely with a tan and when you want a warmer more summery look.

I love the formula of these creme highlighters. They aren’t to wet so they are easy to apply. They go on like silk and dont smudge all day. They set just like a powder but without the annoying fall out and they sink into the skin keeping a¬†flawless finish.

Alterra lipstick fushia, organic lipstick, swatch

Next Up is this Beautiful lipstick by Alterra in the Color fuschia. The color is very innocent and girly. I would describe it as a pinky violet with a silver sheen. It is slightly frosted but in this case it works well!

Alterra fushia lipstick swatch, orgaic lipstick, organic beauty blogger, daniellebeautybliss

To Hear more about my Favourites this month check out my youtube video:

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you beauty and bliss!

Danielle

Who Loves the sun?

We all do! It is natural  for us to be drawn to the sun because it is both beneficial our physical and psychological well being.  There are  times that we under estimate the suns powerful rays and then we pay the price with chills, sore red skin and some times even becoming very ill.

Here is a potent and cooling face and body oil to heal your burnt skin in no time. 

Sun soother

Recipe

50 Ml Jojoba oil

8 Drops of German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil

15 Drops Peppermint Essential oil

Jojoba oil is a fabulous oil for treating sun burns and the one that I most highly recommend. Jojoba plant is a dessert plant and works well for sun bathing too. It is also a great idea to mix Jojoba with Aloe Vera.

German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil  Highly Anti Inflammatory and CONCENTRATED

Peppermint Essential Oil Also Anti Inflammatory and an amazing invisible ice pack that will have you cooled in no  time. In my experience Peppermint oil actually works faster and more effectively in cooling the skin than an ice pack because it penetrates the skin layers much deeper.

My Favourite Essential Oils: http://www.livinglibations.com/essential-oils/essential-oils

Video Tutorial

Wishing you all a safe and blissful sunny summer!

~Danielle

how to make natural cough syrup, diy honey lemon cough syrup

Its that time of year again! Everyone is sick and coughing all over the place. I thought it was a great time to show you guys my favorite recipe to not only soothe that itchy throat but also help you get over it in no time!

Honey Lemon Recipe

8 teaspoons of thick organic honey

6 teaspoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Seabuckthorn Berry Recipe

8 teaspoons honey

6 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon sebuckthorn oil

Potent & Spicy Blend

8 teaspoons honey

6 teaspoons lemon juice

2 drops ginger essential oil

3 drops grapefruit essential oil

1 drop cinnamon essential oil

* MIX HONEY AND LEMON JUICE WELL UNTIL IT REACHES A SYRUPY CONSISTENCY*

*SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE*

*USE REAL HIGH QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION*

Video Tutorial 

Best Essential Oils Ever Here:  http://www.livinglibations.com/

Wishing you all health and bliss!

~Danielle

how to make toothpaste, teeth whitening, diy toothpaste, all natural toothpaste, toothpaste recipe, baking soda and coconut oil toothpaste, essential oils and oral care

Now you get to control the quality of the ingredients you put into your mouth leading  to a happier smile!

Most Toothpaste manufaturers  put cheap ineffective and HARMFUL chemicals  into their products ranging from synthetic alcohols, FD&C blue dye, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Fluoride and much much more!

Ever Wonder Why They Say “Could Be harmful If swallowed?” Id say thats a pretty good indication you should not be putting it into your mouth period!

Alright enough of the scary lets get started on our potent homemade toothpaste!

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Here Is A List Of Our Potent Ingredients & Why We Will Be Using Them!

Coconut oil: The base of our toothpaste! This will help give your product texture! Coconut oil also has many benefits to your oral health. Its antibacterial properties are great for fighting plaque but its also known for healing gum tissue!

Baking Soda: Now here is how your gonna get those pearly whites!

Baking soda is often used as a natural teeth whitener. It is known for removing stains.

*There is a myth that baking soda is to harsh for everyday use. Let me just clear something up, it is PERFECTLY safe for everyday use and it WILL NOT cause harm to your enamel so long as you have healthy alkaline saliva WHICH by the way baking soda helps maintain the alkaline ph balance to your saliva every time you use it!

Essential Oils: This is whats going to make your mouth feel minty fresh! Only instead of using menthol as all tooth paste manufatureres do we are using the real deal! Peppermint and cinnamon essential oils are my favorites for toothpaste. Peppermint for freshness and its anti inflamitory properties and cinnamon for its highly anti microbial properties!

Fun Fact: Essential oils are all anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral. They are also able to penetrate through your gums to promote healing!

Salt: PLEASE do not use table salt that is just plain bad for you! Any natural salt of your choice is great and will help with whitening and in keeping your saliva nice and alkaline!

So here are your exact Measurements. (This makes about 1 months worth of toothpaste)

2 Tablespoons Coconut oil

2 1/2 Tablespoons baking soda

5-15 drops of essential oils (depending on your preference)

Pinch Of Salt

Here is How You Do It

Step 1. Mix essential oils with your coconut oil mashing the oil with a fork to make it easier to work with

Step 2. Mix in the baking soda one tablespoon at a time and mix well until it is identical to a thick toothpaste like consistency!

step 3. Add your salt and package it!

NOW HOW EASY WAS THAT?

Check Out my video demonstration here:

I hope You All Have Fun With Your Blissful Beauty Creations As Always!

~DanielleBeautyBliss~

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! ūüėČ

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‚Ķ 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/