Coloured lipbalm/gloss

I have made lip balms before but never tinted with colour. But it turns out it is quite easy. I got my son and his classmate helping me out โค

This is a great way to both spend time with kids and at the same time make something that is safe for them and you to wear on a daily basis.

Normal lip balms are filled with unnecessary things like paraffin or petroleum(mineral oil), preservatives, artificial dyes, flavors and colors.

I found this about mineral oil. According to Efsa, European Food Safety Authority mineral oils may act as a genetic carcinogen, meaning it might damage human DNA. While some saturated mineral oils can accumulate in the tissue and cause adverse effects in the liver. In EU some variations of mineral oils are approved as food additives.

To make your own skincare products is a great way to lessen the toxic load we all are exposed to at this point. Especially for kids that has a much smaller and sensitive system.

The fun thing about this recipe is that you can easily use the oils you have available at home just make sure if you have more liquid oils than solid in this recipe then you need add 1 more spoon of beeswax that acts as a solidifier.

Another thing is that if you have a grinder. Like a coffegrinder you can grind your own powders from vegetables or berries you already have. Just slice it up, pop it in the oven and dry it overnight at aroud 50 degrees. It is a great way to save some old beets that was about to go to waste. ๐Ÿ’š

What you need:

  • 1 spoon beeswax
  • 1 spoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 spoon olive oil
  • 1 spoon coconut oil
  • 1 spoon shea butter
  • 20 drops stevia
  • 0,3 teaspoon cola aroma/10 drops essential oil
  • 1 capsule of vitamin e (act as a preservative, can be skippes)
  • 1-6 teaspoons of coloured plant powder (beetroot, blue spirulina, turmeric, sweet potato, blueberries, raspberries, hibiscus)
  • Clean containers
  1. Boil some water and melt the fat in a water bath above. You don’t want any water mixed in with your fats.
  2. When the beeswax is melted add the stevia, aroma/essential oils. Mix it up
  3. Add the powder until you have the desired colour. The more pigment you add the more visible it will be on the actual lip. ๐Ÿ’‹
  4. Pour liquid into containers and pop in the fridge for fast solidifying.
  5. Enjoy your clean lipbalm

It is also possible to experiment with several colors with this batch, but pouring the batch into smaller containers be aware that the oil mix gets cold and starts to solidify, so you have to act fast ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love this for my self and those small girlie girls that wanna grow up to fast, but with this recipe you can make sure the ingredients are SAFE for their growing bodies ๐Ÿ’œ have some fun experimenting with colors, smells and flavors. ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Coconut caramel

I don’t eat sugar because my body can’t metabolize it and it just generally makes me feel like crap. But I let my son have some from time to time, but then I want it to be the good kind, or as good as it possibly can be though it still is sugar and should be enjoyed in moderation.

I wanted to try to make caramel, but with no diary and with coconut sugar instead of ordinary sugar. White sugar is refined and stripped for all possible nutrients and has also gone through the process of getting bleached. Cane sugar is a better option becouse it is closer to it’s natural shape and still contain some trace minerals, at the downside it still raises the bloodsugar a lot. Coconut sugar though is even better becouse it has lower glycemic index, also has more antioxidants and inulin, which can help slow glucose absorption. Instead of normal syrup I switched this with maple syrup. Maple syrup actually contains antimicrobial properties, more nutrients and antioxidants. As well as oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, organic acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It also contains zinc and manganese. Now I don’t think all the properties remain after 30 min of boiling, but it is still SO much better than normal syrup.

What you need

3 dl coconut milk

2 dl coconut sugar

1 dl maple syrup

100 g vegan butter (no additives)

1 spoon of vanilla syrup

1. Add everything to a pot, mix it and let it start to boil on medium heat.

2. Turn down the heat to a little below medium. Stir often and let it boil down for atleast 30 min

3. Do the dropper test, add a little caramel to a cold glass of water. If you can shape it to a ball it’s done. If not keep on boiling and stirring.

4. Add to cool shapes or just in a square shape that is covered with baking paper.

5. Let it chill in the fridge until hard.

6. Cut in squares or remove from mold. Wrap them in pieces of baking paper, and save in the fridge or freezer for whenever โฃ

Enjoy your clean vegan candy guilt free โค or wrap and give away as Christmas gifts ๐ŸŽ…

All-good Pomade

My son just got a haircut, or what he called it was a SMART-haircut. But this cool new haircut that not only makes him a big boy (he is turning 7 this week). But now he would need to use a styling product to make the hair stand up like he want it to. But buying just any of the stying products at the hairsalon or any other place is pretty much out of the equation.

SMART-haircut

The amount of chemicals and hormone disruptors we are exposed to through cosmetics on a daily basis is a lot. According to research done, infants are born with around 200 chemicals already circulation in their body. I believe that every place we can try reduce the exposure to chemicals, to lessen the total toxic load is a good thing. That’s why I made my son his own hair styling pomade.

The all-good Pomade is made with only natural ingredients, and gives a good hold through out the day. Great for short hair. I also added some cola aroma to it to make is smell good (I didnโ€™t have marshmallow scent witch was the original wish). The ingredients are so safe you could EAT them, just incase if a zoombie-apocalypse is near. Stay prepared.

Ingredients

4 spoons sheabutter

4 spoons beeswax

3 spoons jojobaoil

2 spoons arrowroot powder/corn starch

2,5 teaspoons cola aroma

5 drops of lime essential oil

6 drops of caramel stevia

This gives approx 135 g of finished product. The hold is medium to hard, if you want a stronger hold just add 1 more spoon of beeswax.

Melt everything in a water bath. The beeswax requires some heat, so I found it actually easier to melt it directly in a pot on the stove on minimum heat. Mix in the arrowroot/corn starch and the aroma in the end. Pop it in the fridge for about 5 min. Then use a hand held mixer and blend it all together. This is to mix the beeswax together with the other oils. Pour in a container, and let it chill until solid. Then VOILA. Your own home-made pomade โค๏ธ

Today my son styled his own hair, and he was so happy with the result. I obviously was doing it all wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But with this pomade I feel safe letting him play around as much as he wants to ๐ŸŒฟ

Aloe Rose Water๐ŸŒน

Roses are red and blue and now comes in pretty much every color you can ask for. From ancient time itโ€™s a symbol of love. Energetically it is used to heal grief and sorrow and open the heart โค๏ธ It has been used in skincare since the Greek and Egyptian time. Cleopatra actually soked her sails in rose water before traveling so her scent could be carried by the wind (they could smell her coming ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Not very natural. But OH โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Rose water actually has a lot of great benefits. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and can help smooth and sooth irritated skin, reduce redness and puffyness, help skin heal faster and fight of infections. Rosewater has strong antioxidants and is also found to have anti-aging properties. It can relive headaches and enhance mood by relaxing the central nervous system. No wonder it has been used in skincare since pretty much forever. It can also help digestive upset and aids the body in production of more bile. And it has been used to fight of eye-infections.

So there is no reason to let those petals go to waste. Do you have a bush in your garden or some wild roses near by? You can have fun by making your own rose water โค๏ธ I found a lonely bush in my neighborhood that had so much flowers it couldnโ€™t hold them up anymore, so I felt the need to help a little ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best to use petals grown without pesticides, what we put on your skin will enter our body and your blood stream. For maintaining good a health or better our it I believe in making clean choices.

Rose water

  • Fresh rose petals
  • Double the amount of water

Bring the water to a boil then add it to the rosepetals. You can let it simmer until the petals looses it’s color or like me I just left it steep until the water got cold. Strain through a mesh cloth, and voila you got ROSE WATER ๐ŸŒน

Use it as it is or as a base for other recipes like this face and body spray

Aloe Rose Water

  • 2 leaves of Aloe Vera
  • 700 ml of Rose Water
  • 1 spoon of glycerine
  • 15 drops of Grapefruit seed extract or some vitamin E (conserving)
  • 3 clean 250 ml spraybottles

Add cold rose water and all the ingredients to a blender or to a jar and use a hand held blender. Mix it up and then its ready. SO EASY!

This spray turned out amazing, and got immediatly stolen by my husband that struggles with migraines and sits infront of a computer all day โค๏ธ I will take this spray with me on vacation and use it to sooth burned skin or when I feel I just need a little extra boost. I belive this mix also would work amazingly as a facial toner.

If you try this recipe yourself. Let me know what you think and if you find more uses of it. Rose water is supposed to last one year in the fridge. I put my leftovers in a reusable glass bottle so letโ€™s see how long this lasts ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ultra moisturizing handcream

I always have had lots of trouble finding a hand cream that is clean. Meaning NO added hormone disruptors, benzonates, perfumes and other unessecary toxins and chemicals. That also works for very dry skin and doesnโ€™t cost 300 kr for 100 ml. Yeah face it, going โ€œnaturalโ€ is for some reason VERY expensive at times.

Most dry skin formulas uses very heavy fats and butters, but I donโ€™t really feel like they are penetrating the skin. Not until I figured out how to use vegetable glycerine as part of my formula. It truly worked like magic. I even tested it on my husbands feet who at that point was dryer than the Sahara desert, and just after 1 night of applying the mosterizer the dryness was gone and his human feet came back.

Glycerol is a sugar alcohol that is derived from animal products, plants or petroleum. Vegetable glycerine is made by heating triglyceride-rich vegetable fats like palm, soy or coconut pils, under pressure or together with a strong alkali, such as lye. It causes the glycerine to split from the fatty acids and mix with water, forming an odorless, sweet tasting syrup like liquid. It is commanly used in the food industry, cosmetics and in Phamacutical industrise.

Other benefits of glycerol is that it helps skin health by sooth irritation, protect against irritants and microbes as well as sooth inflamed or wounded skin. It can also work as a barrier on the skin when it needs protection from the natural elements like wind and cold. Though It seems to have no effect on stinging, itching, drying or irritation.

The cool thing about glycerine is that it helps oil and waterbased ingredients so mix, buuut it ususally needs a emulsifier in addition to mix even better. Emulsifiers can be found organic and natural derived or full on chemicals, for me it was important to keep it as clean as possible. For this reason I chose beeswax as my emulsifier.

What I used

  • 1 spoon Cacaobutter
  • 1 spoon beezwax
  • 50 ml of olive oil
  • 50 ml of grapeseed oil
  • 1 spoon of shea butter
  • 100 ml of glycerine
  • Hand held blender
  • (10-15 drops of orange essential oil)

Gently melt everything over a water bath. Add the glycerine at the end. At this point glycerine and the rest of the oils are not going to mix. Pop the whole thing it in the fridge for 15-20 min, then use your blender and mix it well. Now everything should be good and blended. Pour the finished product in containers. I used 2 containers so I can keep 1 fresh in the fridge. There is no plant material in this so I donโ€™t think it will spoil easily, but I if you want to make sure to keep it from growing bacteria, use a spoon or a spatula when using the cream. Best applied at night before sleeping ๐ŸŒ™

This is the blended version. Ofcourse I forgot in my eager to take the before picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

Originally I made this cream for my son whoโ€™s hands where cracking up from all the hand-washing at school, but seriously it works for everything and everyone. AND it is SAFE, pure and natural โค

Enjoy being soft and moisturized๐Ÿ˜˜

Diy Deodorant and lipbalm

There is no secret that I am very conscious about what I put in and on my body. Extreme allergies will do that to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

So many skincare products, makeup, soaps, perfumes, washing products are filled with toxins, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and questionable additives. Trying to get my health back to a good place I definitely don’t need more of that โฃ

That’s why I figured that it is best to go back to basics. Making most my own skincare products, with ingredients I can eat as well. If it is safe enough to put in my mouth it is safe to put on my skin. A great rule of thumb ๐Ÿ‘

I wanted to share 2 recipies I use. One for lip balms and one for my deodorant. A little goes a long way. Last time I made deodorant was actually one year ago. So yes by doing this you can actually save some money.

The cool thing about this recipes is that you can easily switch out some oils for what you already have in the pantry. I am a big fan of using what you have.

Only thing you need to remember with switching is to replace the oils or fat with something in the same consistency. Liquid oils with other liquid oils. Hard fat like cacao butter can be switched with beeswax. Just switch it up and have some fun playing around โค it is easy to make several things at once while you are at it. Make double and use for both?

Lip balm (approx 6 containers)

1 spoon beeswax

1 spoon cacao butter

1 spoon avocado oil

1 spoon grapeseed oil

10 drops of your favourite essential oil

Melt the beeswax and cacao butter over a water bath. Add the rest of the oils and stir. Pour in containers. Let it cool. Voila โค If you are feeling experimental you can add some beetroot powder or cacao powder for color

Deodorant

1 spoon cocoa butter

1 spoon shea butter

2 spoons coconut butter

1 spoon beeswax

1/4 cup of arrow root or cornstarch

1,5 spoons of baking soda

1 spoon of green clay (can be skipped)

10-15 drops of essential oil

Melt all the butters and wax over a water bath until liquid. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour in container and let it chill. Ready for action. Smelly free and au natural โค

Blueberry Bean Muffins

I found another thing to add beans to. Surprise ๐Ÿ˜‚ it’s a great way to easily make small children and grown children (like myself) eat more beans. Noone even knows or sees them. (Evil laugh). Another thing about eating healthy and staying that way is being allowed to eat snacks and sweets. And with this recipe YOU CAN. I know, it’s pretty amazing to be allowed to eat cake pretty much every day. โค๐Ÿ‘Œ

These muffins are glutenfree, full of fiber and easily made vegan. Just add 2 flax or chia eggs instead.

As usually I use stevia as part of the sweetener blend, as well as licorice root. This to reduce the carb and sugar load, becouse keeping a stable bloodsugar is key to be in good health.

What you need ;

  • 1 box of Organic white beans (kidney works too) 230 g
  • 2 Organic bananas
  • 2 Organic eggs
  • 1,5 cup of Organic glutenfree oatmeal
  • 3 spoons of Virgin coconut oil
  • 4 spoons of Organic Chiaflour
  • 5 droppers stevia
  • 1,5 teaspoon Licorice root
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 spoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 dl Water
  • 1 cup Organic frozen blueberries
  • 1 hand full of chopped nuts/ chocolate or seeds (optional)

Set the oven to 170 degrees. Mix everything into a bowl except the blueberries. Blend everything smooth with a handmixer. Then mix in the frozen blueberries.

Put muffin cups in muffin tins. I usaually add some oil to make sure the cups doesnt stick. Then add about 2 spoons of batter to each muffin cup. Sprinkle some topping if you like.

This recipe makes about 16 muffins. Fry in the middle of the oven for approx 20 min. Chill and enjoy.

This recipe is easily adjusted to use whatever you have of frozen berries or old apples. I love to be able to use old food scraps. To use all our food and create less waste is better for our planet ๐Ÿ‘Š ๐ŸŒ

This batter works great as baked donuts as well โค

Carrot cake

Hi. Happy new year. (Insert Abba song) This is bean queen over here, adding beans to everything eatable. New year new you? Why not kick of the start of the new 20`s with a moist and super healthy carrot cake? No gluten, no milk and full of fiber and nutrition.

So in my Quest to improve my health I am trying to eat atleast one serving of beans or legumes a day. They contain a lot of prebeotics and serve as a great food for the good gut bacterias. As all new gut reesearch points to is that a happy gut = happy body and soulโค I feel great improvements in my health after 5 months feeding my body more prebeotics.

Carrot cake

  • 230 gram organic white beans (one box)
  • 1 cup organic oatmeal
  • 1 cup organic nixamalized cornflour
  • 4 spoons virgin organic coconutoil
  • 150 gram fibersirup (or coconut sirup)
  • 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamum
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon liquorish root
  • 1,5 teaspoon vanilla seeds
  • 0,5 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 10 droppers stevia
  • 2 organic freerange eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of shredded organic carrots
  • 1,5 dl water

Start with rinsing the beans in cold water. Then add everything to the bowl except the shredded carrots. Blend with a handmixer until smooth-ish. Then mix in the carrots.

Use a round cake shape around 23 cm dm. Add a little coconut oil to the edges. Then pour the mixture in. Bake on 175 degrees C for 30-38 min. Let it rest until cold before you add the frosting.

Vanilla frosting

  • 1 dl melted cacaobutter
  • 250 ml coconutmilk
  • 4 droppers stevia
  • 0,5 teaspoon Vanilla seeds
  • 0,5 teaspoon liquorish root
  • 2 teaspoons Locust Bean Gum
  • 1 spoon organic Gelatine

Add all the ingredients to a pot and boil for approx 2 min until it thickens. Let it cool a little before pouring it on to the cake.

Let it chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before devouring.

Yeah this cake is short lived in my house๐Ÿ˜‚ this is my third time makibg it before I managed to finish this post.

Enjoy โค๏ธ

Black Bean Dream Chocolate Cake

This is my new hangup this days. Comforting chocolate cake made with lots of fiber and prebiotics, NO SUGAR, gluten free and diary free, it’s seriously all goodness ๐Ÿ‘ธ

Becouse real life has crumbs โค

Black beans is filled with fiber, Iron, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and copper. It’s also a strong antioxidant with both quercetin and saponins which acts a natural anti inflammatory and protetects the heart. Plus it’s prebiotic properties, feeding the good bacterias in your gut.

In my quest to improve my gut health I am trying to find more ways to incorporate beans in my everyday life, and I feel cake is really a great way to do that. Becouse cake. This cake is so healthy you can eat it EVERY DAY ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I know โค

Ingredients:

  • 3 organic egg
  • 2 boxes organic black beans (230 grams)
  • 2 organic bananas
  • 7 droppers stevia
  • 2 spoons honey/fiber sirup
  • 0,5 cup organic nixamalized corn flour
  • 0,5 fiberfin/ organic oatflour
  • 0,5 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 spoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 spoons cacao

175 degrees 25 – 30 min

Mix everything in a bowl and use a hand mixer to make the dough smooth. Or you can use a blender. If you don’t have cornflour you can switch this for any glutenfree flour you have at hand, for instance almond flour or just add more oat flour. I am a big fan of using what we already have to prevent food waste.

Use a cake shape that is around 23 cm diameter. Grease the shape with coconut oil, before pouring the mixure in. Insert in preheated oven. Leave for 25-30 min. Check after 25 min with a wooden pin, if it comes out greasy you have to leave it longer.

When it’s done, let it rest for 10-15 min before cutting.

Is not cracked it just have personality. Ok.

Serve with rasberry sorbet and chopped chocolate chips ontop โคโคโค

Pumkin spice ๐ŸŽ doughnuts

Who else is feeling the need for comfort food and warming spices?

But you still need to stay healthy? Oh, the struggle, I know. Thats why I wanted to share my latest creation. Pumkin spice apple doughnuts. They are filled with prebiotics, fiber and heathy fats and antinfammatory herbs. They are baked so they are not soaked in unhealthy amounts of fat either. This is all GOODness. They are glutenfree, milkfree and low carb.

I use this spices to make my own pumkin spice mix. Just double the recipe and combine them to keep it around for making lattes or whatever โค you know you need too.

Did you know that cloves has 3 times as much antioxidants as Acaii? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ those who cunsume a lot of polyphenols have a much richer gut flora than those who don’t. Polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases. Yup nothing wrong with adding this little spice to your life.

I am still working on a no sugar version of this recipe and I will update the blog when I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

12 Pumkin spice ๐ŸŽ doughnuts

  • 1 cup organic oatflour
  • 1 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons organic ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 0,5 tsp cloves
  • 1 box (230g) organic white beans
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1,5 organic apple
  • 5 spoons of organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 spoons of organic coconut oil

Frosting

  • 3 spoons of coconut oil
  • 2 spoons of fine grained brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 0,5 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon

Start with mixing all the dry ingredients. If you don’t have oatflour already, you can easily grind it in a blender. Or if you can just use straight oatmeal. If you are not a big spice fan you can reduse the spice amount in half. Add the beans after they are rinsed. Then eggs, oil and water. Blend everything except the apple in a blender or with a handheld one. Chop apples in small pieces and mix it gently in with a spatula. Set the oven to 175 degrees.

I use silicon molds, but I like to add a little oil to them so I am sure there will be no sticking. Use a spoon to add the dough to the mold, fill them and pat them flat.

Bake in the middle of the oven on 175 degrees for 25 min.

Let them cool befor adding any frosting. You can even stick them in the freezer too speed up the process. I โค lazy cooking. If they are cold the frosting will stick straight away.

Start with heating the coconut oil on low heat. Grind your sugar to powder. Then mix it in the coconut oil with some cinnamon for some extra spice.

Use a spoon and drip the frosting over the cold doghnuts, here you can be as creative as you want. Add some sprinkles or nuts ๐ŸŒˆ

Enjoy the fall โค๐ŸŽ(insert doghnut emoji)๐Ÿ‚