I don’t think you’d believe me if I told you what this beautiful crystal is used for. 🌹🌸🍀🍁🍂🍃🌺

Let’s just say our grandmothers knew what they were talking about all along.

Ladies, I give to you natural crystal deodorant (also known as شبة ‘shabbeh’ in Arabic). I’ve been using it in the scorching heat of Dubai for a few months now and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Do you have any natural remedies from your grandma?

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My All Natural Weekly Beauty Regimen for a Spa Day at Home


So between work, the house, and the daily fight of finding what makes me happy in life, my skin suffers. I’m always on the search for beauty remedies and tips that will help me lay off the countless coats of face paint needed to help me look fresh and rested.

In this post, I’m going to give you a few beauty regimens that you can make at home with whatever ingredients you have laying around at home.

1. Sugar Scrub

Everyone should have a good scrub recipe in their repertoire and this one is the only thing you should ever be using white sugar for.

Mix a handful of sugar with a few drops of olive oil and rose water and use to scrub your entire body in circular motions to get your circulation flowing, and slough off any dead skin. Your entire body will feel softer than a baby’s bottom…okay bad analogy.

2. Coffee Scrub

This scrub is a no brainer. It takes one ingredient…one…just one, but the outcome is miraculous. All you need is the leftover coffee grinds from the coffee you made this morning! Scrub your body right after a shower in circular motions and LEAVE ON for a few minutes—the caffeine in the coffee will help tighten your skin temporarily flattening out any cellulite issues you may have on your thighs or butt area. You are welcome!

3. Tea Spray Tanner

So we all want that dewy summery tanned glow all the time minus the harmful sun rays, am I right? Well here’s a natural spray tan using…waitforit…TEA! Yes! Regular old tea that you probably have lying in your cupboard right now! Grab yourself 5 bags of tea and put to steep in 1 liter of boiling purified water. Let the tea steep for about 25 minutes. Now once it’s completely cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and spritz your whole body adding as many layers as you can to darken the color. It works like magic giving you a beautiful bronze color while also giving you skin that glows! You’ll be hooked after trying it once, I promise.

What I usually like to do is take a shower and exfoliate my body twice a week, slather on some coconut oil for moisturization, and spray some tea on myself.

Let me know if you give it a try! I would love to know what you think!

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Spent a lovely afternoon at the Organic Oasis today! It’s always good to know where your nourishment comes from.

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It’s safe to say my life revolves around coconut oil. I personally use it for:
● cooking
●oil pulling
●body moisturizer
●lip balm
●make up remover
●body/face scrub (just add sugar or coffee)
●leave – in conditioner for hair
●de – frizz hair
●sea – salt spritz (instead of gel/mousse )
●night eye cream
●cuticle softener
●supplement to cream in my coffee/smoothies

These are only the things I can think of from the top of my head!

What do you use coconut oil for? I’d love to hear from you!

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Go straight-up bananas and go loco for the coco. Give this stuff a shot and let me know how it went.

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Nothing quite like the joy of picking a fig, ripping it open, and enjoying the gooey red fruit inside. I’ll miss picking fruit once I am back home 😦

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