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!

DIY Grapefruit All-Purpose Natural Cleaner

Household cleaners are one of the biggest offenders of containing dangerous chemicals that often get ignored because they are deemed ‘necessary’ to properly kill germs and we would rather have chemicals than germs right?…. Wrong! Recently I have learned that there are plenty of natural ingredients that can be found in your kitchen that are just as effective at killing bacteria and cutting through dirt. Before I start ranting about how great all natural cleaners can be I have to admit- I still hold on to a love for bleach. I love the way it instantly turns yucky things pearly, but I can still only use it very carefully in my bathtub without ruining the carpet and rest of my place, so I needed to find an all purpose cleaner that would be safe on all surfaces in addition to being completely pet safe. After spending a little too much money on natural cleaning products that worked great, I decided to start making my own after realizing how simple the ingredients were! The one that I am sharing with you today has been my go to household cleaner because it works well, is easy to make, and it safe on so many different surfaces (which not only I love but my adventure loving pet lizard loves too)!

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NEED:

  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • A Few Pieces Of Citrus Peels (I use Grapefruit Peels but Orange or Lemon will work too)
  • Essential Oil of Choice (I used Lemon, Orange, and Thyme because of their antibacterial cleaning powers!)
  • Distilled Water
  • Mason Jar
  • Glass Spray Bottle (Click here to see the super useful set I am always buying more of!)

1. Fill Mason Jar With Citrus Peels

I like to use grapefruit peels simply because I eat a grapefruit every morning so it was easy to just throw my peels into a jar instead of in the trash! It is important to not fill over half of the jar with citrus peels because too many peels will cause the solution to start molding while it is infusing. If you find that your solution is starting to grow mold, dump it out and try again with less peels and more vinegar.

2. Add In Distilled Vinegar

3. Place In Pantry For 2+ Weeks

Don’t panic, two weeks goes by faster than you think! You must have patience young grasshopper.

4. Strain Vinegar Into Glass Spray Bottle+ Add Essential Oils

5. Add Equal Parts Distilled Water

Using distilled water helps to prolong the shelf life of your cleaner! I also added dried thyme to my spray because of its antibacterial properties…plus I have to admit I mainly just like the way it looks in the glass bottles.

6. Spray and Enjoy!

When spraying the product it will have a vinegar scent at first but don’t worry, that goes away as soon as it dries and you are left with only the scent of your essential oils.

Have you made the switch to all natural cleaning products yet?? Share with me below your favorite natural cleaner!

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!