Chelsea Crockett

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5 Foods To Help You Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Instead of taking sleeping pills that are not good for your health in the long run, why not try a natural solution? If you…

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Instead of taking sleeping pills that are not good for your health in the long run, why not try a natural solution? If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, I have a better solution. Eat! Try eating any of the following five foods the next time you want to catch some quality ZZZzzz’s.

  1. Honey: Add some honey to warm herbal tea and sip on it a few hours before you plan on hopping in bed. The little bit of glucose found in honey lowers levels or orexin, which is a neurotransmitter that raises your level of alertness.
  2. Whole grains: If you are feeling awake at bedtime, grab some whole grain toast. Whole grains encourage the production of insulin, which helps get a natural sedative to your brain.54ff28585ff9b-rby-foods-awake-sleep-oatmeal-istock-de
  3. Bananas: Instead of a sleeping pill, grab a banana instead. These yummy yellow fruits are high in potassium, which is essential to having a deep night’s sleep. Bananas also contain tryptophan and magnesium, which makes them nature’s perfect sedative.
  4. Nuts: Grab a handful of nuts before bed to help boost serotonin levels in your brain, and to also give your body a healthy dose of magnesium and tryptophan .
  5. Oats: Melatonin, which is a hormone that helps controls your body’s sleep and wake cycle, is found naturally in oats. Have a small bowl of oatmeal before bed if you need help snoozing.

Eating my way to sleep sounds like a good plan to me. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Good For Your Pores: DIY Coconut Oil Face Mask

Having healthy, glowing skin is one of the simple pleasures in life. A homemade coconut oil face mask can help you achieve the healthy skin we all long for! Coconut…

Having healthy, glowing skin is one of the simple pleasures in life. A homemade coconut oil face mask can help you achieve the healthy skin we all long for! Coconut oil is naturally rich in antioxidants and healthy acids and will soften and lubricate healthy skin cells, break down dead cells, heal acne, and hydrate skin. How does this homemade mask work?

Coconut oil’s structure allows it to infiltrate skin pores to soften rough skin from within. Honey is a natural humectant, which hydrates skin cells. The last ingredient is lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice helps tighten and shrink large pores.

Ingredients:8836716_f520

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

 

Combine these ingredients in a small bowl. Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face. Allow it to sit on your face for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. Pat your face dry, don’t rub it.

Now get ready for clear, soft skin!

XOXO. Chels

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Cleopatra Beauty Secrets

Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was known as the most beautiful woman in the world. She was one of the first to wear makeup, use scrubs, and soak in baths. She…

Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was known as the most beautiful woman in the world. She was one of the first to wear makeup, use scrubs, and soak in baths. She was pampered with natural resources from the earth and animals, which you can recreate yourself!  

  • For glowing, soft skin, mix half a cup of honey, 3 cups of milk, and 5 tablespoons of olive oil and add it to a warm hot bath to soak in. It’s all about relaxation!
  • Cleopatra didn’t have primer or toner during her time, so she used rose water instead! It acts as a natural toner and primer in one! It’ll keep your skin nourished, while also helping makeup go on smoothly and last longer.
  • Vinegar circulates the blood that irritates skin. After removing makeup, try adding ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to a sink full of warm water. Splash your face and let it air dry or healthier skin!Chelsea Crockett- henna nails
  • Ever heard of a henna tattoo? Cleopatra used henna to dye her nails! While the color wasn’t permanent, it would protect the nail and leave a long-lasting color.
  • Raw honey is skins best friend. It has antibacterial properties, slows aging, treats acne, and creates glowing skin. Try a raw honey mask!

Whoever said old people (like hundreds of years old) don’t know what they’re talking about it is totally wrong!!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Oatmeal and Honey Face Scrub

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is…

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is a great exfoliator and is gentle but effective. Here is an all natural oatmeal mask to help with acne and acne scarring.download

Mix 2 tbsp of oatmeal with half a cup of raw milk. Next, add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil and 1 tbsp of honey to the mixture and mix well. Let the paste sit until it comes smooth, or about 10 minutes. Now it is time to apply it! Gently smooth it onto your face and massage it in circles for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water!

This yummy smelling face scrub exfoliates the dead skin off and also gives you a moisturized glow! Enjoy your silky soft skin.

XOXO, Chels

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Better Skin While You Sleep!

Going to sleep at night is our body’s time to relax. It’s our time to unwind, gain our energy back, and forget about the troubles of the world. It can…

Going to sleep at night is our body’s time to relax. It’s our time to unwind, gain our energy back, and forget about the troubles of the world. It can also be a time to get our skin back to tip-top shape. With a few special ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen (awesome, right?!) you can transform your facial skin while you sleep. Keep on reading to find out how the magic happens!Chelsea Crockett- oat and honey mask

  • Hate waking up with dark bags under your eyes? Combine fresh lemon juice with a few drops of almond oil and apply it under your eyes. You’ll wake up looking like you’re ready to take on the day!
  • If your face gets super dry in the winter, then you will definitely want to try this! Equally mix together oats and honey to make a scrub/mask. Apply to your skin in a circular motion and rinse off in the morning. The dry skin should come right off!
  • Mix a spoonful of coconut oil with a few drops of tree tea oil to help remove acne blemishes and/or rashes. Apply where needed and rinse off in the morning!
  • Want fresh, glowing skin throughout the day? Make a tomato paste night mask! Cut up a tomato and mix with honey under a thick paste forms. Put a light layer on your face before you go to sleep and wash it off in the morning! Hint: if you have light sheets put a towel over your pillow.

Let’s all wake up feeling our best beautiful!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Quick and Simple Milk and Honey Soap

Milk and honey are the perfect combination. Not only do they smell great together, but are smoothing, conditioning, cleansing, and can even clear up acne! It can be hard to…

Milk and honey are the perfect combination. Not only do they smell great together, but are smoothing, conditioning, cleansing, and can even clear up acne! It can be hard to come across an all-natural soap that isn’t filled with extra dyes or chemicals. Luckily, making your own is just as easy as grabbing some at the store. Check it out!Chelsea Crockett- soap mold

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons of Organic Raw Honey
  • 1 pound of Goat’s Milk Soap Base
  • Silicone Mold

Start by cutting the block of goat’s milk soap base into small cubes. Place the cubes in a big, microwavable bowl, microwaving for 30 seconds at a time and stirring in between. Once the soap base is completely melted, add the 3 tablespoons of honey and mix again. Pour the final mixture into the silicone soap mold, some come in really cute shapes, and wait until the soap has hardened. There is no need to place it in the refrigerator. The soap will harden at room temperature and can take up to 2 hours. Use this soap for yourself or give it away as a nice, homemade gift. You’ll never want to buy soap again!

XOXO,

     Chelsea

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Secret Beauty Regimes from Around the World

The world is a huge place full of beauty secrets just waiting for their big reveal.  Some of these beauty secrets, such as Moroccan Oil from Morocco for shiny and…

The world is a huge place full of beauty secrets just waiting for their big reveal.  Some of these beauty secrets, such as Moroccan Oil from Morocco for shiny and healthy hair, have taken the world by storm!  Many other countries have their own beauty secrets that you can try in your own home!  Check out how to get heathy and feel beautiful from around the globe!Chelsea Crockett- milk oats and honey

Australia:  Got dandruff?  No problem!  Adding a few drops of tea tree oil to your normal shampoo will get rid of the problem in no time!

Egypt:  For soft skin, bathe in milk and honey.  This one dates back all the way to the time of the pyramids!

Brazil:  If you didn’t already know this, oats are great for your skin!  In Brazil, they place oatmeal in a filter bag and place it over their faucet in the bathtub.  Once the hot water has filtered through the oats, you’ve got yourself a sunburn relief bath!

Costa Rica:  If you have large pores and would like to shrink them for a short-term effect, mix together orange juice and water and use a cotton ball to rub the mixture on your skin.  Let the juice sink in for a few minutes and then continue to wash your face as you normally would!  Your pores should be noticeably smaller.

Spain:  Remove dark under eye circles by placing a sliced potato on your eyes.  This will lighten the skin!

The world has got some pretty great ideas!  It’s time we take advantage of them!

XOXO,

Chelsea

 

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Honey and its Amazing Benefits

Honey is natures kryptonite. It can be used in food, on your skin, in your hair, it can do almost anything! Here are a few fun facts about that sticky…

Honey is natures kryptonite. It can be used in food, on your skin, in your hair, it can do almost anything! Here are a few fun facts about that sticky sweet golden stuff and why you should start using it on a daily basis!

  1. Because your skin wants you to use it: Honey is a great anit-aging agent and also an awesome moisturizer. It is full of honey (1)natural antioxidants that help protect your skin from UV rays and also absorb and retain moisture to help keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
  2. Because your skin REALLY wants you to use it: If you have acne, then listen up! Acne is caused by build-up of oil and dirt on the skin and honey absorbs those impurities from your pores! Honey is also a natural antiseptic and heals your skin.
  3. Because your hair wants you to use it: Honey in your hair?? It almost sounds like a sticky nightmare! Actually, honey cures dry, damaged hair. It helps retain moisture and cures dry, flaky scalps.
  4. Because your body wants you to use it: Honey can be used to detox your body and get all of the impurities out. It can also be used to replace sugars and artificial sweeteners to promote a more healthy diet and weight loss. It can also be used to cure a cough and soothe a sore throat!

Honey can benefit your body in every aspect, from your health to your hair to your acne! Amazing! I just like the taste of it. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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Lemon Honey Scrub and How to Use It

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may…

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may appear to keep your skin clean, but only exfoliation removes dead skin cells and excess oil!

Here is how to make your very own lemon honey sugar scrub!lemonhoney

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Add all of these ingredients together and keep them in a jar in your bathroom so that you have easy access to it! I use my sugar scrub when I am in the shower and I have deep conditioner sitting in my hair. I have the water off and use the scrub on my face and all over my body! It rejuvenates my skin and gets all of the dead skin off. Then, I rinse it off in the shower! Easy peasy!

Comment below and let me know how this sugar scrub works for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Honey Benefits for Your Skin

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now…

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now you can put it to other uses!

Besides its great taste, honey has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that soothes and hydrates your skin.  Along with moisturizing, honey also helps remove acne and other skin blemishesChelsea Crockett - Honey.  Putting it into action can be done easily at home.  Homemade recipes such as honey masks, lotions, and even hair products are easy to make and results are easy to get.  If you plan on whipping up your own creation, make sure you use raw, natural honey.  This will promote new tissue growth and help exfoliate your skin.  After washing off your honey, a small amount of it still remains in your pores, attracting moisture from the air and leaving your skin hydrated and fresh.  One neat thing about honey is you don’t need to mix it with anything!  Using a teaspoon of raw, natural honey and spreading it on your face will do the job.  Leave it on for as little as 10 minutes or as much as an hour.  After that, just rinse it off with warm water.  It should come off real easily and allow you to have beautiful, glowing skin.

Many natural substances can benefit your body and can be found in items you never would’ve guessed!  Honey is the new “buzz” for flawless and fresh skin!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Lip Scrub

Who doesn’t love soft lips?  I know I do!  Soft, smooth lips make wearing lipstick look better and give your face an all-around better look.  I mean, cracked lips aren’t…

Who doesn’t love soft lips?  I know I do!  Soft, smooth lips make wearing lipstick look better and give your face an all-around better look.  I mean, cracked lips aren’t exactly attractive?!  Many lip balms and other lip products moisturize your lips for a short period of time, but do not remove the dead skin.  This dead skin is what gives your look that cracked appearance…gross.  I will show you how to make a once a week DIY lips scrub with 3 simple ingredients.  It’s SO simple!

Chelsea Crockett- DIY Lip Scrub LipsAll you need for the lip scrub is sugar, 1 tsp. of honey, and ½ tsp. of olive oil.  Mix the olive oil and honey together in a small bowl and then add as much sugar as you please.  Go for a good consistency.  You don’t want to cover up the honey and olive oil with too much sugar.  I like to use about 2 tbsp.  Once all the ingredients are mixed up, apply a small amount to your lips, and rub them together for about a minute.  Remove the mixture with a wet paper towel and there you have it! Soft, luscious lips!

Love,

Chels

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Foods That Will Make You Smile

Hi Insiders,             As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  I couldn’t agree any more with this statement!  If you eat fast food every day, your body and…

Hi Insiders,

            As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  I couldn’t agree any more with this statement!  If you eat fast food every day, your body and mood will feel the effects.  You’ll feel sluggish and down.  It’s important to feed your body foods that will make you happy.  Surprisingly, there are certain foods that can actually boost your mood.  It’s an all-natural way to go from sad to happy!Chelsea Crockett- greek yogurt

  • Greek yogurt: This type of yogurt is packed with more calcium than milk and studies show that a high intake of calcium can boost your mood.  Low calcium levels can produce anxiety, depression, and slow thinking.  Eat your yogurt!!
  • Dark chocolate: Of course chocolate is a mood booster, duh?!  I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?  Dark chocolate, especially, improves blood flow to the brain.  This makes your body more energized and vibrant.
  • Asparagus:  This vegetable has the highest concentration of serotonin, a mood regulator for the brain.
  • Honey:  Although sweet like sugar, this sweet treat can reduce inflammation and reduce depression.
  • Eggs:  The fatty omega-3 acid found in eggs can give your body enough energy to make it through your whole day.  When you’re energized, your whole body will feel alive!

Make your body smile and eat for a body you’d be proud of!

Love,

Chelsea

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How to Clear a Breakout…FAST!

When it comes to being a girl, getting a breakout is our worst nightmare!  They’re very sneaky.  You can go to bed with flawless skin and wake up with a…

When it comes to being a girl, getting a breakout is our worst nightmare!  They’re very sneaky.  You can go to bed with flawless skin and wake up with a face covered in zits!  When, what, where, how?!?!  Although zits popping up unexplainably are something that’s hard to control, there is a method to stop all the madness.  Find out how you can stop a breakout…FAST!

If you often find yourself out in the sun with sweat beads dripping down your forehead, it’s best to always keep facial cleansing wipes on hand.  Wiping away sweat with these moist toilettes will keep sweat out of your pores and open them up instead.  This will allow your skin to breathe.

Being in a routine is key to healthy skin.  Find a beauty regime (including soap and moisturizer) that you find effective.  Be sure to wash your face every morning and Chelsea Crockett- honey face masknight, and never skip using moisturizer.  Many people believe that moisturizer causes skin to be oily, thus creating more zits.  This is exactly the opposite.  Instead, try switching to a water-based or gel moisturizer to keep oil under control and pimples at ease.  If you’re in a hurry to clear a breakout, go into your kitchen pantry and grab the honey jar!  Honey is known to reduce redness.  Put this on your face for 10 minutes like you would a normal face mask and wash it off with a damp towel.  Within a couple hours, redness from any visible pimples should be reduced!

Don’t freak out if you get a breakout!  There’s a way to cure it all!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Beauty Fixes You Can Find In Your Fridge!

             Need a quick beauty fix, but don’t have time to run to the store?  No problem, just open up your fridge!  Surprisingly, your refrigerator is filled with fruits, vegetables,…

             Need a quick beauty fix, but don’t have time to run to the store?  No problem, just open up your fridge!  Surprisingly, your refrigerator is filled with fruits, vegetables, and other foods that can be turned into excellent beauty products.  Many fresh foods are packed with vitamins and minerals, which are perfect to apply to your skin.  See if the foods below are in your fridge and how they can be used!

Pineapples:  Bags under your eyes can leave you looking tired throughout the day and can totally mess up your makeup look.  Cut a slab of pineapple and place it under your eyes for 10 minutes.  The acid in pineapple will remove dead skins cells, leaving the skin looking brighter!

Carbonated Water:  This fizzy water is perfect as a final hair treatment and for removing split ends.  After conditioning your hair in the shower, rinse the conditionerChelsea Crockett- carbonated water out with the carbonated water instead of the shower head.  It’s quite the elegant hair treatment!

Honey:  Make your own hydrating shampoo with honey!  Mix 3 tablespoons of water with one tablespoon of honey.  This all-natural shampoo mixture will cleanse and hydrate your hair without all the suds. 

Pomegranates:  The juice in this fruit is filled with nutrients that help regenerate cells.  Blend the seeds and juice with almond milk for a refreshing lotion.  Massage the mixture onto your face, neck, and hands for a softening, glowing effect. 

Sweet Potatoes:  If your skin is feeling dull, boil and mash together a sweet potato to create a mask.  This mask will hydrate the skin and replenish it with minerals. 

-Chelsea

 

  

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