Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Natural Oral Hygiene Routine

Over the past few months, I've been slowly making a transition from conventional products to a more natural approach. I've had my doubts but my experience with natural oral products has been a smooth one and I'm pretty happy about this healthy change.

Toothbrush: I use a simple toothbrush, nothing exciting. Although, suggestions would be great to hear!

Natural Toothpaste: I use this toothpaste, it contains neem, wintergreen essential oil, and baking soda to name a few. I prefer this natural toothpaste because it does not contain drugs like fluoride or artificial flavors and colors. It smells minty fresh! Conventional toothpaste is definitely something I can live without.

Tongue Scraper: Its important to clean your tongue at least twice a day. Interestingly enough, many people don't know what a tongue scraper is. It basically scrapes off the white film of bacteria off your tongue (that sounds pretty gross!), revealing its natural pink color. The film of bacteria may be a reason of bad breath, so keep that in mind the next time your breath sinks! Lol.

Floss: Flossing is probably more important than brushing your teeth. It gets rid of the gunk in between the teeth, which is something a toothbrush cannot do. I sometimes get lazy with flossing or sometimes forget, but its important to floss at least once a day.

DIY Mouthwash: I like making my own mouthwash. Its easy, cheap and I know exactly whats in it. Here is my video showing you how to make your own mouthwash.

Here are the ingredients:
1 cup water
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 drops tea tree essential oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil

Feel free to adjust this recipe to fit your needs.

Oil Pulling: Aside from mouthwash, there is also oil pulling which is similar to swishing your mouth with mouthwash except its with coconut oil.. and for 20 minutes! I have tried this before and I have to admit the next morning when I woke up I noticed my breath felt fresher than usual. It definitely is a lot of work so if your not lazy with dental hygiene be sure to give it a try. It supposedly has a lot of great health benefits too other than whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Teeth Whitening: I parted with my Crest White Stripes a few years ago. I had a love hate relationship with them. I loved white stripes because they made my teeth pearly white but hated them because they made my teeth sensitive and my gum hurts. So now I use Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten my teeth. I have only used this combo a few times I have not seen a major difference. I have also heard about whitening teeth with activated charcoal. I think I'll try this next.

What do you guys do to whiten teeth the natural way? I'd love to know :)

For links on exactly what I buy check out this link!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast, it really is the most important meal of the day. . .

Have you ever wondered about those stickers on the produce you buy at the grocery or farmers markets? How about how juice is made from concentrate? Want to know the healthiest cookware option? How about what kind of eggs to buy?

All of this and more is covered in my short 6 minute video. Be sure to check it out!

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Thank you! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Introducing My New Youtube Channel !

Hey guys! I know it has been a while since last posting, but I wanted to introduce my brand new Youtube Channel to you guys. Please check it out, let me know your thoughts, and if you like it, please subscribe!

My New Youtube Channel!

I have a fashion video I posted a few days ago, so be sure to check that video out!

Thank you!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough.

 Hello! I have been neglecting my blog for far too long! I'm sorry if I kept anyone waiting ;) 
I had an amazing opportunity to work with a very talented photographer, Andre! 
You can check out more of his work here

I also had my hair and makeup done for the first time by Tamy! All in all, it was a great experience! I love how the pictures turned out!

What I'm wearing:
Forever21 blouse, earrings, bracelet, rings, and leather pants
Guess heels
Micheal Kors watch