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DIY Post-Holiday Detox

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would…

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would MUCH rather feel tight and toned! I was looking for a way to detox all of the guck I ate over break out of my system and start of the year fresh and healthy, and that is when I found this yummy holiday detox!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups of stem-less kale
  • 1 cup apple cider (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of ice/water
  • Dash of cinnamon1425862737615

Blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. If you want a juice-like texture, use water. If you want more of a smoothie-like drink, go for ice. If you want some extra healthy protein, toss in a handful of your favorite nuts before blending! Just an FIY, the drink will naturally separate as it sits, so there may be a layer of foam at the top of the drink after sitting a while. Just stir it up and drink it down!

I’m ready to detox and feel fresh again. Are you?

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://pinchofyum.com/holiday-detox-green-apple-smoothie

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At-Home Hair Detox

Detoxing your body is a big thing these days. You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your strands are bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily…

Detoxing your body is a big thing these days. You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your strands are FullSizeRender (95)bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily basis, and over time that stuff can really take a toll on it. They can weigh it down, make it dull and lifeless, and unhealthy! A simple way to detox your hair involves only two things: your favorite shampoo and sea salt! Sea salt is full of minerals. It removes dead skin cells, dirt and product from your hair and de-greases it without stripping the natural oils from it! Is your hair in need of a boost? Try out this easy detox!

Mix 3 parts course sea salt with 2 parts shampoo together and wash your hair with it.  If your hair is in need of a little moisture, add in some coconut oil! Wash your hair with the mixture and then thoroughly rinse with cool water. Now, this shampoo is not to use as your everyday shampoo. Just use it once a month or so to detox your hair and give it a fresh start. Using the mixture too often may dry your hair and scalp!

Give your hair the detox it deserves!

XOXO, Chels

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Pros & Cons of Detoxing

A detox diet may seem like a perfect way to drop a few pounds. You might cleanse for a day, or multiple, to quickly lose some weight. There’s controversy on…

A detox diet may seem like a perfect way to drop a few pounds. You might cleanse for a day, or multiple, to quickly lose some weight. There’s controversy on whether or not these diets are actually benefitting or hurting our bodies. After doing some research, I made a list of pros and cons to bust the myths about detoxing. So you can decide for yourself!

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, detox dieting is when you limit your intake to only fluids, vegetables, or fruit for hours or days at a time. One of the most popular ways of doing so is a juice cleanse. The purpose of these is to flush out or cleanse your body of any wastes or toxins, resulting in quick weight loss.Chelsea Crockett - Fruit

PROS – For the positives of detoxing, I can state the obvious: quick weight loss, eliminating toxins, cleansing your system, etc. If you limit your diet to solely fruits and vegetables, you’re bound to drop a few pounds within your diet. Any diet that reduces fattening, sugary, or processed food can positively affect your body, as long as you’re careful and do it the right way.

CONS – You might be thinking, are detox diets even necessary? The answer is no. Your body already has functions to get rid of any toxins or waste your body doesn’t need. They also aren’t recommended for teens since our bodies are still growing and need the nutrients and proteins.

So you decide for yourself! If you want a quick jumpstart on your diet, try it out! But if not, I suggest sticking to exercise and healthy eating :).

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Power of a Detox Bath

Detox baths are not only good for the body but for the soul as well :)! Some people unaware of the benefits and dangers of detox baths may not ever…

Detox baths are not only good for the body but for the soul as well :)! Some people unaware of the benefits and dangers of detox baths may not ever try one, or may even overuse them. I wanted to share a little insight on the pros and cons of detoxing. The power of a detox bath can be stronger than you think!

Let’s start with the benefits. To put it in one sentence, detox baths improve your health and well-being. Detoxification is crucial for your body, Chelsea Crockett - Detox Benefitsespecially your immune system. It eliminates toxins and other wastes that your body doesn’t need. Because our environment is continuously getting dirtier and more polluted, the amount of toxins in the air is increasing. Our body gets rid of wastes on its own, but detox baths can help speed up and enhance those processes!

Although detoxing is good for the body, it can potentially be harmful, as well. The saying “too much of anything can be bad” can definitely be applied here. Taking one of these baths should not be done daily. About 1-3 times a week is the recommendation based on your body. Since your body is working hard to rid itself of toxins, you may experience light-headedness or dizziness.

If you’ve never tried a detox bath, I recommend you give it a shot! It’ll help flush out any of the “yuck” you might have in your system!

-Chels

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Holiday Detox

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and Christmas break, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. I would MUCH rather feel…

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and Christmas break, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. I would MUCH rather feel tight and toned! I was looking for a way to detox all of the guck I ate over break out of my system and start of the year fresh and healthy, and that is when I found this yummy holiday detox!5+Ingredient+Holiday+Detox+Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups of stem-less kale
  • 1 cup apple cider (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of ice/water
  • Dash of cinnamon

Blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. If you want a juice-like texture, use water. If you want more of a smoothie-like drink, go for ice. If you want some extra healthy protein, toss in a handful of your favorite nuts before blending! Just an FIY, the drink will naturally separate as it sits, so there may be a layer of foam at the top of the drink after sitting a while. Just stir it up and drink it down!

Im ready to detox. Are you?

 

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://pinchofyum.com/holiday-detox-green-apple-smoothie

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Blackberry Lemonade Detox

Who knew a detox could taste so GOOD! Blackberries are a great remedy for a sore throat and are also packed with antioxidants that detox your kidneys! Cleanse your body…

Who knew a detox could taste so GOOD! Blackberries are a great remedy for a sore throat and are also packed with antioxidants that detox your kidneys! Cleanse your body and please your taste buds all at the same time with this chilly concoction! It is super simple to make and is the perfect fruity beverage for a warm summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 10oz blackberriesdownload
  • 2 juiced lemons
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup

Place the blackberries in a food processor or blender and grind them to a pulp. Pour the lemon juice and blended blackberry juice into a pitcher. Then add the maple syrup and stir well. Serve this sweet treat over ice to your friends and family and see the pleased looks on their faces! They won’t believe they are cleansing their body all while enjoying a cool beverage.

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Own Detox Water!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you…

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you feeling tired and lazy.  For times like this, detox water comes in handy!  By making and drinking this water with a few simple ingredients, your body will feel back on track in no time!  Let’s check out what you need to start detoxifying your body!

  • One large pitcher
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cucumber
  • 10 mint leavesChelsea Crockett- detox water ingredients

Begin by slicing the lemons and cucumber into thin slices, while still trying to maintain all of the juice.  Fill the pitcher up with 3 quarts of water and add the lemons, cucumber, and mint leaves to the water and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Sip on the water throughout the day and let your body take its course.  This water will rid your body of anything harmful!

It’s an easy way to a fresh start!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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DIY Detox Bath

Laying in a warm bath after a long day is such a great way to unwind and relax.  With my busy life, a long bath is much needed every once…

Laying in a warm bath after a long day is such a great way to unwind and relax.  With my busy life, a long bath is much needed every once in a while.  I love taking time for myself and relaxing!  Whenever I have a good amount of time before bed, a detox bath is one of my favorite things to do.  Chelsea Crockett- detox bathDetox baths clean out your pores by eliminating toxins and soaking in minerals.  I will teach you how to create a soothing detox bath to get your body back in shape!

Make sure you set aside 40 minutes to perform a detox bath properly.  Start with filling up your bathtub with sizzling hot water.  You want to sweat!  Add two cups of Epsom salt to the water.  It’s really cheap, about $2.00 at your local grocery store!  Next, add about 1 ½ cups of baking soda to the water.  This mixture will clean out your pores.  The next two ingredients are optional.  Small amounts of ground ginger can be added to the bath to increase sweating, which causes toxins to be released.  Be careful though, ginger may turn your skin red for a little while!  Aromatherapy oils can also be added for a sweet scent, leaving you and your body relaxed and smelling wonderful.  Swish all the ingredients together and enjoy!  You will get really hot, but you’ll feel great after!

Drink lots of water and head to bed when you finish with your bath.  You’ll wake up feeling amazing, trust me!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

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Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

AIf you are like me, then you are always trying to find ways to go all natural and be healthier. To all of us all-natural gurus, apple cider vinegar is…

AIf you are like me, then you are always trying to find ways to go all natural and be healthier. To all of us all-natural gurus, apple cider vinegar is our best friend! It can be used for just about everything under the sun. Sounds kind of weird, right? Using vinegar to be healthier? Could it be?? It sure can! Here is how:

  1. Drink it! Now I’m not saying fill up a cup with apple cider vinegar and go to town on it, that would be totally flytrap-vinegar1“ewwww”. Just mix a really small amount into a cup of water and sip on it throughout your day. Apple cider vinegar actually helps with weight loss and can help detox your liver and reduce heartburn! It may be a little odd tasting at first, but it grows on you!
  2. Tone your face! You can actually use this vinegar as a toner. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water. It can help tighten and tone skin as well as reduce acne.
  3. Treat your hair! After you shampoo your hair, pour a cup of cold water with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed in over your hair. This removes any product buildup on your hair and makes your hair super shiny. I’ve tried this and it really works!

Try adding apple cider vinegar into your beauty regimen for an all-natural remedy!

XOXO, Chels

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Recipes for a Great Bath!

If I have a stressful day at school or an exhausting weekend of traveling, my favorite way to de-stress is with a nice long bath. There are also remedies that…

If I have a stressful day at school or an exhausting weekend of traveling, my favorite way to de-stress is with a nice long bath. There are also remedies that you can add to your bath that can enhance it! Here are 5 bath remedies to do everything from relax to detox to refresh you!

1. Honey: Adding honey to your bath can help soften and smooth your skin, as well as detox your body!

2. Tea: tea has anti-aging properties, as well as detox abilities! So, if that is what you are looking for, then toss some tea bags into your bath!

3. Milk: Yup, milk! If you get a killer sunburn- like, lobsters are jealous of the fiery red shade of your skin- then milk is your saving grace! Milk calms your skin, as well as keeps it smooth.mmc

4. Salt: Salt can be added to your bath to reduce pain, inflammation, and to relax you!

5. Lemon: Add this to your bath if you are looking to shrink your pores, refresh your skin, and revive yourself!

I can’t wait to try out some of these remedies for myself! Which one will YOU try?

XOXO, Chels

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Fruit Water

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give up soda or sweet drinks? Or, do you get tired of dull old water? Well fear not, because I have the…

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give up soda or sweet drinks? Or, do you get tired of dull old water? Well fear not, because I have the perfect savory drink to satisfy your sweet tooth. I introduce to you, naturally flavored water! This drink is great to take with you on the go or just to sip on at home! It basically has zero calories, but a boatload of flavor! Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

chelsea crockett fruit water

– Raspberry Lime Flavored Water: Cut 2 limes into 4 pieces each. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the jar, and then throw the squeezed limes into the jar. Add raspberries. Take a wooden spoon and press on the fruit to release some of the juices, but don’t totally pulverize the fruit. Fill the jar with ice and then fill water to the top. Stir the mixture, cover, and refrigerate.

– Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water: Add a sprig of rosemary to the jar and press it with a wooden spoon to release some of its flavor. Cube a watermelon and add the cubes. Press gently on the cubes with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Fill your jar with ice cubes, add water to the top and stir. Cover the mixture and refrigerate.

Let your mixtures sit in the fridge for about 24 hours to let the flavors mix into the water. Then, enjoy! The mixture in the picture is blackberries and lime! Yummy!

XOXO, Chels

 

Photos by theyummylife.com

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