easy eye makeup remover

I’ve got another great coconut oil recipe for you today and this one also has three ingredients {just like the coconut oil hair spray). Today I’m sharing the super easy makeup remover. Let’s get started!

makeup-remover

Ingredients:
1T fractionated coconut oil
3 drops tear-free shampoo
4oz water

Combine ingredients, shake gently before using. Apply to a cotton ball to remove your eye makeup.
Doesn’t need rinsed but feel free to rinse if you want!

For me, I do rinse my face because I wear contacts. It does a good job at getting off my waterproof mascara, but you might have to adjust your recipe to use more or less coconut oil depending on how well it works for you. If you need more power to get your makeup off add a teaspoon or so of more coconut oil. Let me know what you think!

coconut oil hair spray

Are you ready for just about the easiest tutorial ever for something that works really well to smooth and soften your hair? Here goes!

coco-oil-sprayIngredients:
1/2c distilled water
1T fractionated coconut oil
2 drops lavender

Mix in a spray bottle and shake before you use.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezie. I used about 8-10 pumps for my hair –
I’d start with less and then add if you want more moisture.
I added more once my hair was dry before flat ironing so
that the ends wouldn’t be as dry.

against all grain

51DlcBMC97LLast week the book Against All Grain arrived on my doorstep. To say I was excited was an understatement. A quick flip through the book brought excitement and passion back into food for me. The thought of not having bread again or tortilla chips or cake just really made me sad. Food is such a social thing and while this can be bad, it also can really bring people together. So finding recipes for world-famous sandwich bread, rosemary breadsticks, coffee cake, scones, muffins, ice cream and more was really encouraging to me.

Someone on Instagram encouraged that I “review” the book so I’m going to do that today. I’ve not worked through all of the recipes but will talk about the ones that I have. Against All Grain is filled with more than 150 gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes. Some of the recipes had as few as 2 ingredients, while other more complicated ones had over 15. Most of them, however, had between 5-10 ingredients so they weren’t too cumbersome to make. I did have to make up a grocery list and get a handful of things that I don’t normally have on hand since I’m new to this Paleo lifestyle such as almond flour, vanilla beans, turmeric, and ginger…. 

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my favorite Paleo & Whole30 recipes

Today I thought I’d share some tried and true Paleo & Whole30 recipes. I’ve noted if they’re Paleo or Whole30 (or both) to make it easier for you based on where you are in your journey. I suggest the chocolate zucchini bread the day after you get done with whole30 – it’s so delicious!… 

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