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Tea: Great for Your Body AND Beauty

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea…

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea to enhance both your skin and your hair, whether it is to heal, soothe, or even color! The best teas to use on your skin or hair are green, black, and white teas. The antioxidants in tea are what make it great for you. Here are a few ways to incorporate tea into your beauty routine.

  1. To calm burns: I burn my arm or finger almost every time I curl my hair. Beauty is dangerous! Steeping black tea bags in cool water for a few minutes and then dabbing the bags over your burns helps cool and soothe them. This method is also great for sunburns!tea-bags-moisturize-under-eyes-1
  2. To soothe eyes: If you have puffy eyes then cool green tea in the fridge, dip a cotton round in the tea, and apply the cotton to under your eyes for 10 minutes. Teas contain caffeine which helps constrict the puffiness.
  3. To rinse hair: If you want to stimulate hair growth and make your hair shinier, a tea rinse is what you need! Rinse your hair with warm tea after you shampoo it but before conditioning.

See, tea isn’t just tasty, it’s a beauty product too!

XOXO, Chels

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Daily Summer To-Do List

There are certain things that should be on your summer bucket list such as going to the drive-in with your friends or spending the day at an amusement park! Since…

There are certain things that should be on your summer bucket list such as going to the drive-in with your friends or spending the day at an amusement park! Since most of your days will be spent at home watching Netflix or hanging out with friends, there are certain things you should do every day that will make your summer stress-free and enjoyable!Chelsea Crockett - Breakfast

  • I don’t know about you, but I’m not the best at keeping my room clean! I’ve learned it’s much easier to do a 10 minute clean up each day rather than let clothes pile up over days at a time. During the summer, this will be much easier to maintain!
  • I’ve always been told “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I never realized how true this was until I made it a point to have breakfast every morning! Having something as simple as a smoothie will not only energize you but make you more motivated to start your day!
  • Wash your face, drink a cup of green tea, and take a refreshing shower. Make this a routine! Your body will thank you.
  • Take time to spend with God. Read a devotion if you have one, and if not, read a certain section of the Bible every day.

All of these things will be easier to accomplish without homework and school in the way… and I encourage you to do so!

Love, Chels

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Tea Tips!

Tea is so versatile. It is nature’s best health remedy! It can be used to treat many ailments from nausea to sleeplessness. Here is a handy dandy guide to show…

Tea is so versatile. It is nature’s best health remedy! It can be used to treat many ailments from nausea to sleeplessness. teaHere is a handy dandy guide to show you which tea to brew when you’re feeling blue.

For nausea: Ginger tea

For sleeplessness: Chamomile tea

For a speedy metabolism: Green tea

For the common cold: Elderflower tea

For stress: Lemon Balm tea

For bloated-ness: Peppermint tea

I love sipping a cup of tea at night before bed to calm me, and also drinking it in the morning to help wake me up and start my day off right! Tea is much better for you than coffee. I’ll have to remember these tea tips for next time I am bloated or need to de-stress!

What is your favorite type of tea? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Easiest Starbucks Drinks to Make at Home

Mmmmmm, Starbucks. Who doesn’t love picking up an iced coffee or a cool lime refresher during the hot summer days? Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t have the time, or the money,…

Mmmmmm, Starbucks. Who doesn’t love picking up an iced coffee or a cool lime refresher during the hot summer days? Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t have the time, or the money, to go to an actual Starbucks… but a few of the drinks you can simply make right in your kitchen!

  • Green Tea Lemonade. This drink is simply what it says it is. I like my drinks sweet so, I sweeten my green tea instead of leaving it unsweetened. You can use any green tea and your favorite lemonade and mix it together! SO easy, right?Chelsea Crockett - Green Tea Lemonade
  • Cool Lime Refresher. I LOVE Starbucks’ refreshers. They’re absolutely delicious… and obviously refreshing! The cool lime drink is the easiest one to make, you only need mint leaves, chopped cucumber, water, and sugar. You may need a few other ingredients depending on which recipe you use online, but most are pretty much as simple as that!
  • Frappuccino. Depending on which flavor of coffee you want, you’ll have to look up the recipe. But most of the Frappuccino recipes call for strong coffee, sweetener, milk, ice cubes, and whipped cream! You can add chocolate or caramel syrup, or whatever else you prefer.

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink? Let me know in the comments below, and if you can make it at home, include the recipe :)!

Love, Chelsea

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Eat Your Way to A Stronger Immune System!

As winter quickly approaches, you probably hear the sound of coughing and sniffling a lot more than usual. The colder months are also the sickest months.  Lovely isn’t it?!  Although…

As winter quickly approaches, you probably hear the sound of coughing and sniffling a lot more than usual. The colder months are also the sickest months.  Lovely isn’t it?!  Although washing your hands and exercising are great ways to fight off viruses, you can also eat your way to a healthier and stronger immune system!  Check out what you should be stocking up on in your kitchen!Chelsea Crockett- chicken soup

  1. Sweet Potatoes increase the number of infection-fighting cells!
  2. Dark Chocolate is loaded with zinc, which promotes the growth of white blood cells and decreases your risk of infection.
  3. Tea increases immune boosting protein interferon in the blood system to help fight infections. It’s also perfect to soothe a sore throat!
  4. Chicken Soup can actually replace cough medicine! It has been shown to coat a sore throat and thin mucus.
  5. Yogurt replaces all the good bacteria in your system!
  6. Mushrooms promote white blood cell growth, which in turn fights off unwanted infections!
  7. Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C…watch out oranges! Vitamin C starts battling infections before they turn to viruses.

Go run to your nearest grocery store and stock up on these few essential items! Your health will thank you for it!

XOXO,

Chelsea

 

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The Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is a sort of miracle drink. Many people don’t realize that drinking a cup of tea a day can improve your health immensely.  Some may even call it…

Green tea is a sort of miracle drink. Many people don’t realize that drinking a cup of tea a day can improve your health immensely.  Some may even call it the healthiest drink on the planet.  After reading all the amazing benefits green tea has to offer, I hope you’ll be running to the store to buy your own!Chelsea Crockett- keep calm and drink green tea

  1. Green tea protects against various illnesses including diabetes, infection, and can even lower your risk of cancer.
  2. It helps improve brain function by protecting neurons. Drinking green tea everyday can reduce your risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s at an old age.
  3. Green tea burns fat resulting in weight loss and better sports performance. If you are in a sport like cross country, having a low fat percentage is important to improve your running time. Green tea can help with that.
  4. It can actually make you smarter? That’s right! Combined with the subtle amount of caffeine, the amino acid L-theanine can improve brain function.
  5. Green tea kills bacteria in your mouth, which improves dental health.
  6. All in all, green tea can improve your overall health since it is full of nutrients.

Next time you’re at a café, coffee shop, or the grocery store, grab some green tea! I’m positive your body will thank you for it.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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DIY Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

I am a huge Starbucks fan, if you didn’t already know. The only problem with my addiction is that is a costly one! A Passion Tea Lemonade at Starbucks can…

I am a huge Starbucks fan, if you didn’t already know. The only problem with my addiction is that is a costly one! A Passion Tea Lemonade at Starbucks can run you about 4$, which definitely adds up! I found a way to replicate the recipe so that I can save myself some moolah! Here it is:

-Tazo Passion Teashaken-tea

-Lemonade

-Simple Syrup

Boil 13 cups of water. Open your tea box, cut the strings off of the bags, and  plop the bags into your container. When your water comes to a boil, pour it over the tea bags and let it steep 7-10 minutes. Set the pitcher in the fridge and let it cool and leave it overnight. After that long, the tea should be cool enough to start mixing! Grab your cup and fill it ½ way with the tea, and then add lemonade until the cup is ¾ full. Add about 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and give it a good mix. Throw in your ice and you are good to go!

Enjoy, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

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The Benefits of Tea

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many…

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many amazing flavors and each type of tea has a special benefit.  If you’re not much of a tea drinker, try a flavored tea to make it sweeter; but try not to add sugar!  Check out all of these amazing health benefits and drink up!burn

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  • Tea is full of antioxidants that can reduce cancer risks and other diseases.
  • It can improve exercise endurance.  The antioxidants found in tea can help burn fat and aid to muscle improvement, thus improving your overall workout.
  • Try a green tea mask.  Your skin will feel hydrated and more vibrant.  It will make your skin glow!
  • Puffy eyes?  No problem!  Soak 2 tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes.  This will reduce the look of tired eyes.
  • If you have a minor sun burn, place ice cold wet tea bags over the affected area.  This will reduce the burn without the sting. 
  • Rinse your hair with a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) after shampooing for instant hair shine.

Experiment with different teas and find your favorite.  There are so many amazing benefits from such a simple drink.  Love your body! 

XOXO,     

    Chelsea

 

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