DIY All-Natural Toner For Acne Prone Skin

Trying to balance my skin has always been a struggle but the more I learn about my skin type the more I discover how to best take care of it. Since I have been ‘blessed’ with very dehydrated but oily skin, toner has become one of my favorite ways to keep my skin from getting too oily when used in combination with a hydrating moisturizer. I have tried a lot of different products but my favorite so far has been the cheapest and easiest to make out of all of them!

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Ingredients:

Step 1: Sanitize Container

Make sure that the container you are using is sterile! Containers that are not sanitized could cause your toner to expire faster or in some cases even grow mold.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

Combine distilled water, witch hazel, tea tree oil, and aloe vera in your glass mister bottle. It is important to use distilled water to prevent any bacteria from forming in the future!

Step 3: Shake and Voila!

Shake before each use and spritz away!

Its as easy as that! Witch hazel is a great way to balance the PH of your skin and help prevent acne without over-drying

My Favorite Morning Detox: Celery-Ginger-Lemon Juice

When it comes to health fads endorsed by celebrities I tend to stay far away, but this new Kylie Jenner promoted celery juice cleanse grabbed my interest too much not to give it a try. I love green juices (especially those with a little kick!) and so drinking celery juice every morning was one health trend I was willing to try… but with a couple adjustments because let’s be real, drinking straight up celery juice with nothing else in it sounds like yak.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Bunches of Celery Stalk
  • 3 Small Lemons or 1 and 1/2 Large
  • 2 Large ‘Fingers’ of Ginger
  • 1 Cup Of Water
  • Optional: 1 Small Green Apple
  • Optional: Cayenne Pepper

Step 1: Chop

Coarsely peel and chop ingredients, throwing out the leaves in the center of the celery bunches.

Step 2: Blend

Blend together celery, lemon, ginger, and the optional green apple (If you like your juice on the sweeter side) as thoroughly as possible before adding the cup of water and continuing to blend until smooth. Blenders with less horsepower may need more water to help it blend properly.

Step 3: Strain

Strain the juice from the pulp using cheesecloth or nut-milk bag into a pitcher.

Step 4: Pour and Enjoy!

Pour over ice, top with a sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper if you like an extra kick, and enjoy! This crisp, tart, and refreshing juice is the best way to wake up in the morning!

Have You Tried The Celery Juice Cleanse? What Is Your Favorite Way To Drink It? Share With Us Below!

Air Purifying Houseplants

Oh the wonderful world of plants. Houseplants have not only blown up as a must have item for house decor these days but they also have incredible health benefits that often go unrecognized. In addition to looking beautiful, many houseplants act as incredible air purifiers that work to remove toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.

While most houseplants remove multiple different toxic agents, I have listed below which plant is best at removing each specific toxin. Who needs fancy machines when you can have beautiful nature cleaning your air for you??

Best Houseplants For:

Producing Oxygen

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Areca Palm
  • Monkey Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing Formaldehyde

  • Bamboo Palm
  • Dracaena
  • Pot Mum
  • English Ivy
  • Kimberly Queen Fern
  • Boston Fern

Removing Trichloroethylene

  • Dracaena
  • Peace Lily
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing xylene

  • Dwarf Date Palm
  • Spider Plant
  • Ficus Alii
  • Pothos Plant
  • Dendrobium Orchids
  • Dumb Cane
  • Moth Orchids

Removing Benzene

  • Aloe Vera
  • Peace Lily
  • Snake Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Pot Mum
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing Ammonia

  • Flamingo Lily
  • Peace Lily
  • Pot Mum

I am currently loving my Dumb Cane Plant (His name is Phillip)- Which house plant is your favorite?? Comment below!