Detox Water Recipe to Flatten Your Belly

Detox teas are all the rage right now but what about good old fashioned water?  Water infused with healthy detox veggies, fruits and herbs work just as good or better than a detox tea plus you get the benefits of these powerful ingredients in their pure, whole form to help detox your body, give you better digestion and soothe stomach cramping, ect.  And it's cheaper to buy the ingredients then a detox tea.

Detox water helps flatten your belly by removing toxins and improving digestion.  It also helps to clear up acne, improve your immunity and so much more.  Recently, I made a detox water and I loved it.  If you like one ingredient more than something else it's great to switch up the ingredients with what you like.  

For example, in this recipe I've replaced ginger with orange.  Add a little amount of each ingredient until you get the flavor you want for your water.  Sample it and add more if you like.  Try to finish off the water in one to two days.  Empty out fruit, herbs and veggies after two days.  Remake if you want and enjoy!

How this recipe helps:

Mint promotes easy digestion and soothes stomach cramps.
Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties and prevent water retention.
Orange juice stimulates the immune system and reduces cholesterol.
Lemon cleans out the digestive system.

24-ounce ice cold water
½ cucumber, sliced
4-5 fresh mint leaves
½ lemon, sliced
¼ orange, sliced


Bookmark or share
Bookmark and Share

Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Mouthwash

Have you been looking for a natural based, non-chemical mouthwash?  I recently found one called Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Mouthwash.  This is the first natural based mouthwash I've found that freshens my breath and really whitens my teeth with a natural based formula that's non-irritating with no harsh chemicals and it actually works!

Oral Essentials is the product of two forward thinking doctors who were fed up with the products that were available to them, their families, and their patients.  Kourosh Maddahi, DDS, a best-selling author and pioneer of the subfield Anti-Aging Dentistry and internationally best selling book The Hidden Epidemics, was inspired by the study of an esteemed colleague, Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, the youngest ever Director of Advanced Periodontics at USC. Dr. Nowzari had conducted an unprecedented study in the Philippines on homeless orphans suffering from advanced gum disease.  Over the 10-year study Dr. Nowzari simply had the children rub sea salt on their gums twice a day. By the end of those 10 years, the disease had vanished in every case.

Most toothpastes and mouthwashes boast whitening claims on their packaging these days but the majority of these over the counter whitening products is they either use hydrogen peroxide or baking soda to whiten your teeth.  While both of these ingredients are highly effective at creating a dazzling white smile, they also both wear down enamel, causing tooth sensitivity over time.  That leads to tooth pain and no one wants to deal with that!

Oral Essentials Whitening Formula is a dentist formulated and recommended!  Because it doesn’t use hydrogen peroxide or baking soda to create whiter teeth, it doesn’t cause sensitivity.  Instead of these abrasive ingredients, they use natural ingredients like coconut oil, lemon peel oil, and sage oil to whiten teeth without sensitivity.  I love this mouthwash not only because it works but you get so much for the value.  Everytime I use this mouthwash my teeth appear to be at least a shade whiter!  And at 16 oz. for $12.99, it's affordable to use a safer whitening mouthwash to whiten and freshen your breath!

To learn more or order yours, please visit: Oral Essentials.

Bookmark or share
Bookmark and Share

Southern Magnolia Minerals

Southern Magnolia Minerals is a full line of all natural, eco-friendly mineral makeup cosmetics that are a safe alternative to drugstore makeup brands containing cheap fillers and dangerous dyes, perfumes and unhealthy chemical ingredients.  Their cosmetics are 95% non-toxic and made using the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.  Their ingredients are also responsibly sourced and made in the USA.  

I found Southern Magnolia Minerals years ago after I had my son when I was searching for a cleaner and safer mineral makeup that would give me full coverage.  Back then there was a few mineral makeup companies but the coverage was either way too sheer or too cakey, not the right color for my skintone or they had questionable ingredients like bismuth, which causes irritation and breakouts in most women and definitely did for me.  

That journey lead me to Southern Magnolia Minerals.  Once I tried it, I fell in love with it and never looked back.  No matter what makeup I try or am currently using, I always use their concealer stick and foundation. I've tried hundreds of natural products and there's nothing like it!  Here's why I love it so much and keep coming back to it no matter what.

It covers everything, including red blemishes, scars, under eye bags or dark circles, discoloration and anything else you can think of.  It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and makes them almost disappear with one swipe.   It's talc-free, gluten-free, bismuth-free, perfume-free, and they don't use any other harmful ingredients.

The matte mineral foundation provides full all-day flawless coverage with a matte finish for all ages and skin types.  It's natural and anti-inflammatory with ingredients to calm and soothe problem skin, it won't cake, crease, clog pores, or melt away.  It's better for your complexion and is anti-aging so it improves skin over time and contains natural UVA/UVB sun protection.

It looks good no matter what my skin decides to do that day or whether I'm having a random breakout, or if I've gotten some color from being out in the sun or even if I'm having a pale day.  They also carry a liquid mineral foundation and many other natural based mineral cosmetics so there's something for everyone.  They also offer pressed mineral makeup if you don't like loose minerals and you can purchase samples to try it out before you buy.

Their neutral body and face concealer stick is the best concealer I've ever used and I literally want to cry everytime I run out.  It erases anything I want to cover and instantly lifts my face for a more youthful and younger look.  The foundation is very forgiving and perfectly blends into any skin tone and once it sets, looks flawless and gives you that perfect, airbrushed and photogenic look.

Another reason to order from Southern Magnolia Minerals is their perks!  They offer free samples with every order, free shipping for all domestic orders over $15, coupon discounts with every order and their Customer Loyalty program to earn points with every dollar spent.

Bookmark or share
Bookmark and Share