Hello from this beautiful Autumn afternoon. As I sit here, I am feeling relaxed and at ease after finally recovering physically and emotionally from our last egg collection for IVF last month and also completing my last naturopathic exam for awhile. The thought of going back to work after four weeks off is making me feel a little uneasy when I think about it. I am also sitting here by candlelight with the remnants of homemade almond butter in a jar with the intention of sharing the simple af recipe!
Happy weekend pals! Those from the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Spring sunshine (and not suffering from the much-dreaded hay fever like I have randomly started!). I’ve been craving some muesli bar-like snacks for awhile and came up with this recipe using organic puffed quinoa that I found at my local health food store.
It has been awhile since I posted any of my daily natural and eco-friendly remedies- incorporating my homemade DIY products has become a part of my daily life that it is simply second nature to me and I do not think consciously even think about it sometimes. I have been making my own body moisturisers (click here ) for awhile now and it is only until now that I decided to take it one step further and turn into a soft, luscious body butter. If you have been following me on my other non-food Instagram account (@querencia_naturopathy), you may have seen my calendula and rose infused almond oil that I made several weeks ago.
Happy Sunday folks!
I have been making my own citrus all-purpose spray for a while and absolutely recommend it. This homemade all purpose spray is no-waste, economical and toxic-free. After all, many store-bought home cleaners (which often state they are “natural” are loaded with chemicals which in some way or form ends up being breathed into the body or absorbed! This homemade spray utilises the skin of the citrus fruit that I consume on a daily basis, meaning that I do not have to throw them away. I have been blessed to receive unlimited organic, homegrown lemons and limes from my parents as well as parent-in-laws this season for which I am grateful.
For many years before I transitioned into a natural, organic and more sustainable lifestyle I had been using many commercial products that were not only toxic to my body but often expensive too. Making my own moisturiser has been one of the best DIY choices I have made and not only does my skin love me for it but I am saving money! Using sustainable, economical, natural and cruelty-free products especially if I make it myself is so therapeutic and satisfying.