Month: April 2017
Natural DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils
Lip balms and chapsticks from the store can have tons of unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals in them. That’s why I’ve decided to make my own! I love DIY recipes that are super simple (who doesn’t?) and save you money! It’s so nice to know exactly what’s in your personal products. Did you know that there are very little regulations on what chemicals can be used in our personal care products? The numbers are mind-blowing. They also don’t even have to disclose what’s in them! Which is why a lot of people are using these simple diy recipes.
If you use essential oils already, then you probably know about their amazing health benefits. If not, let me enlighten you!
Benefits of Essential Oils
-Strong antimicrobial properties
-Reduce anxiety and elevate mood
A couple drops of pure therapeutic grade essential oils is plenty and powerful! I use Young Living essential oils because the quality is unbeatable. How the oils are extracted and processed is extremely important in keeping their healing properties intact. YL has a seed to seal promise and they are the only company I trust when it comes to oils.
Essential Oils have SO MANY uses around the house, in personal care and cleaning. I offer resources that can help you learn how to use them in your life daily. To get started with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils click here!
I called these Bri’s Wax (hehe) and Trav made me these adorable little labels! I gave these out as Christmas gifts for friends and coworkers the last couple years and people loved them! The coconut oil gives it a little shine so it can wear almost like a clear lip gloss. It soothes your lips and keeps them moisturized.
What you’ll need to make these lip balms:
1/2 oz tin containers – where to get
Beeswax – where to get
Coconut Oil – where to get
Essential Oils of your choice – where to get
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 5 Tablespoons beeswax, melted
- 12 drops essential oils
- Microwave coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl. Stir every 30 seconds or so.
- Add essential oils
- Stir gently and pour into containers.
- Let set (10 min or so).
- Screw on tops.
- I made little labels on the computer and cut them out to glue on tops.
Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita with Less Sugar
It’s party time!
Get out your sombrero and margarita glasses because Cinco de Mayo!
I wanted to come up with a margarita made with less sugar. None of that thick syrupy stuff. Just a refreshing flavor with fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime and a hint of heat. Spice it up, literally!
I was actually surprised at how much I love the jalapeno! I am a little bit of a wimp when it comes to spicy, but I seriously love these. The heat comes from chopped jalapeno and seeds infused in the tequila for just 30 minutes.
This margarita recipe is made on the rocks with a salted rim. You can blend them if you prefer. The recipe measurements are for just one margarita so multiply that if you have a party!
I use La Croix sparkling water to give it a little fizz and more lime flavor without adding any sugar or calories.
Need a snack to serve with your margaritas? Try my Salsa Bar including recipes for 3 different types of salsa! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any summer night!
- Put however much tequila as you plan to use in a mason jar. Chop 1-2 jalapenos and add to the jar (including the seeds). Let the jalapenos infuse for 30 min. Then filter out the seeds and jalapeño pieces.
- Mix all ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
- Salt the rims of glasses (optional).
- Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with fresh grapefruit slices and jalapeno. Enjoy!
One thought on “Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita with Less Sugar”
Love this post! I’m always looking for way to cut back on sugar but love a good cocktail! I will definitely be trying these out!
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