There are some health tips that are so easy to implement, I’m embarrassed that I didn’t start following them sooner. For this week’s Pretty Wellness on YouTube health minute, I explain the benefits and how to make a warm water and lemon wellness drink. It’s such a simple addition, yet possesses many benefits including boosting immunity, balancing pH, aiding in digestion and rehydrating the body after a night’s sleep. Adding a dash of cayenne pepper or cinnamon also curbs my tweet cravings and provides additional detoxification elements.
Pretty Wellness on YouTube, Healthy Tip of the Week #1
All-Natural Beauty: DIY Deep Hair Conditioner
I’ve enjoyed playing with make-up and hair since I was a little girl. I still love beauty products, so made an event out of throwing out my old school cosmetics for new clean and green ones. Since I’ve changed my lifestyle to eliminate toxins, I’ve come to appreciate all the many organic and natural products with few ingredients. At first, I scrutinized ingredients myself, then looked to well-credentialed sources like the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database. This is a fun adventure, but also can be time consuming and pricey. So, I set out to create some of my own. This short video demonstrates how to make a deep hair conditioner using only three ingredients.
Have you ever created your own beauty products? If so, please share. If not, what is stopping you?
Natural Beauty Routine: Oil Pulling
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed oil pulling trending within health and wellness publications. Since I’m all about investigating healthy practices that promote a clean lifestyle, I jumped at the chance to try this ancient practice. In this video, I discuss what oil pulling is and the presumed benefits of adding it to my natural beauty routine.
DIY Non-Toxic “Green” Counter & Glass Cleaner Product, Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 12
When I first went “green” with household products, I researched a few days on the internet and then spent several hours at Whole Foods. I enjoyed sharing my adventures learning about the importance of using more natural ingredients with far less chemicals. However, I wish I would have stumbled upon this super quick and easy DIY non-toxic counter and glass cleaner product earlier. It takes a minute to make, uses only two ingredients and works on counters, glass and even produce.
Enjoy our new one-minute “How To” videos. This week, we demonstrate how easy it is to make a vinegar and water cleaning solution.
Let us know if you would make your own cleansers knowing it’s cheaper and easier than buying the pricey brands?
Healthy Holiday Treats: Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 11
I love the holiday season and all the festivities. However, it’s easy to over indulge and feel sluggish because of it. So, what better way to keep your eating in check (and impress the hosts) by bringing your own creations to share. Whether you love to cook or would rather pick a treat up at the store, here’s our holiday episode on healthy Hanukkah and Christmas inspired side dishes and desserts. Please comment and share your favorite holiday recipes or Pinterest inspired creations.
Starting a Non-Toxic Beauty Regimen, #BeautyCommunityUnite, Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 9
I can’t seem to remember my first makeup purchase. However, I have many vivid memories of embracing beauty trends ever since I was in elementary school. Many days were spent scouring the drug store for the right iridescent pink Wet & Wild lipstick. All the shops also sold Almay plum eyeliner, navy blue mascara and multi-colored Lee press-on nails, so my caboodle was filled with vibrant colored make-up. Though I spent a considerable amount of time getting dolled up with my girly friends, we only have a few Kodak Disk photos to show for it.
Today, us make-up lovers have many ways to share our experiences. Since changing my diet toward organic and non-toxic foods, I’ve also revamped my beauty routine. It took some researching and experimenting with various brands, but now, I’ve figured out how to easily shop clean for my skin-care regimen. I share with you how I started on this journey. Episode nine on Pretty Wellness TV showcases how to take small steps toward eliminating toxins in your beauty routine.