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Protect that skin…naturally

It’s that time of year again

protect yourself and your family this summer from the harmful rays of the sun with this natural alternative made with essential oils (Caution always check the essential oil for photo-toxicity first).

Source www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com 

homemade sunscreen

Studies show that many sunscreen ingredients (avobenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and oxybenzone to name a few) have toxic properties that are absorbed through the skin and end up circulating in your bloodstream. These are called chemical barrier sunscreens.


homemade sunscreen

The ingredients in PHYSICAL barrier sunscreens, on the other hand, are zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide.

These types of sunscreens are considered the safest sunscreens to use, especially when combined with ingredients like the ones in this recipe I found on MakeupAlley.com.

The person who posted it lives in Hawaii and said a lot of surfers there make their own sunscreen similar to this recipe, and she adds that she’s never been burned while using it.

1/4 cup Diaper Rash Cream (I used Desitin Maximum Strength)
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Beeswax
5-10 drops Essential Oil of your choice (Please note above precaution)

Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl set on top of a pan of boiling water and melt all the ingredients together. Allow mixture to cool and then add your favorite essential oil (if desired).  Just make sure to avoid any of the CITRUS essential oils as they are photo-toxic and can actually cause burning. Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.

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Red, White, and Blueberry Pie

Inspired by Pampered Chef

Published 06/30/2014
Red, White, and Blueberry Pie

Take patriotic to the max with this gorgeous pie!


  • 1- 8 inch piecrust, baked
  • 1-1/2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cornstartch
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 squares white chocolate for baking (used for bottom of pie and dipping)
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup thawed whipped topping


  1. Rinse Strawberries and carefully pat dry on paper towels. Select 8 uniformly sized strawberries for garnish. Slice each strawberry in half using 3″ paring Knife, leaving stems on each half. Set aside. Hull remaining strawberries and slice.
  2. Melt white chocolate in covered micro-cooker, uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring after each 10 sec. interval until chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip strawberry halves in melted chocolate; place in refrigerate until set.
  3. Scrape remaining melted chocolate over bottom of prepared pie crust, spreading evenly to coat entire bottom and sides of crust. Layer sliced strawberries over bottom of crust and set aside.
  4. In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, over medium heat, whisk the coconut milk, milk, and cornstarch. Add the white chocolate chips and melt completely stirring constantly.
  5. Beat egg yolks and quickly mix about 1 cup hot pudding mix into the egg yolks to temper. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into the pudding mixture and cook until thickened about 3 minutes. Be sure to stir constantly or your pudding will burn.
  6. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and salted butter. Stir until incorporated.
  7. Let sit about 10 minutes then pour pudding into pie crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.

Five garden herbs to fight cancer

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by: Dr.Sofiya

(NaturalNews) There are a number of reasons why a person might plant a garden. One of the most popular reasons for doing so is to have fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in cooking and at the table. For many people, their thoughts for planting a garden rarely venture beyond their taste buds.

In addition to herbs being added to dishes of all varieties in order to amplify their tastes, they can also be used to fight some of the most prevalent diseases of today. The incidences of cancer continue to rise, leading many people to look at their own behavior and lifestyle to discover if there is anything they could be doing to increase their ability to fight it.


Often dismissed as only a garnish by many in the kitchen, parsley is an herb that deserves further exploration. Apigenin is an oil that is contained within parsley. This oil has been shown to prevent the formation of the blood vessels that carry nutrients to cancerous tumors, a process known as angiogenesis.


Dill contains compound that are beneficial for fighting cancer. Called monoterpenes, these compounds stimulate an enzyme, glutathione-S-transferase. This enzyme is a powerful antioxidant that is particularly effective at targeting different types of carcinogens, especially free radicals. Dill also contains essential oils which are known to stimulate digestive juices, activating bile production helping the intestines function healthily.


This woody-scented herb contains a naturally occurring substance that stops the cancers cells located in tumors from reproducing. These terpenes contain fatty acids that also make the cancerous cells die eventually. Cancer research has shown that it can be used along with some drugs to make […]


By Derek Henry (Natural News)

Good quality sources of protein are widely available, and many of them come from outside the animal kingdom. It’s time to identify the top sources of highly digestible plant protein with the most benefits for your health.

1. Spirulina & Chlorella

Spirulina, Chlorella and the algae family is garnering more and more attention as a superlative superfood that delivers a wide array of nutrients and helps rid our body of heavy metals. What many people don’t know is that it is an exceptional source of vegan protein.

Chlorella alone is commonly cited as 58 percent protein (and at times, up to 75 percent) with a balance of important amino acids, including all the essential ones the body can’t manufacture. When you combine this with an abundance of enzymes, probiotics, and phytonutrients, chlorella becomes a high quality protein source that is easily digestible as well.

2. Hemp

Hemp has no shortage of health benefits, including being the perfect ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 (3:1), the most abundant source of EFAs (essential fatty acids), and a rich source of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and plant sterols.
Hemp is up to 47 percent protein, and contains 20 amino acids; including the 9 essential amino acids our body cannot produce, making it one of the few plant-based complete protein sources.

3. Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is not a well-known food, but that doesn’t mean it is not powerful. It is considered one of nature’s most complete and balanced foods, with a rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones, enzymes and fats, as well as significant quantities of natural antibiotics.

Bee pollen is between 25 to 40 percent protein, and contains 22 amino acids which have five to […]

One of the most toxic beauty products…

Beauty Girl Portrait with Colorful Makeup, Hair and Nail polish

Nail polish can be one of the most toxic beauty products and conventional versions contain a host of harmful chemicals. These chemicals are especially harmful to children and pregnant women.

Problems with Nail Polish:

Nail polishes often include:

  • Toulene- A chemical known to cause reproductive harm and dizziness. It is also found in gasoline and the CDC warns that it can cause central nervous system problems.
  • Formaldehyde- This known carcinogen is found in many nail polishes. It is also used to preserve dead things and when used in lab preparations, there are strict warnings to avoid inhalation or skin contact.
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) -This chemical is banned in Europe and is known to cause reproductive problems, especially in boys. The Environmental working group classifies this chemical as the highest danger level and warns that it can cause organ problems and endocrine disruption.
  • Assorted other chemicals.

Nail polish removers are equally problematic and the fumes are especially harmful.

Are there safe options?

I stay far away from conventional nail polish, but with three daughters, I wanted to find some less-toxic options that they could use occasionally. Many brands claim to be safe and natural but after a lot of research, my daughters and I tested some of the top options that had a safe rating in the Environmental Working Group database.

We had great results with several of the brands we tried and some didn’t work well at all. I’ve shared our top picks below but it is important to note that even these safer options still have some chemicals in them and I wouldn’t use them all the time.

If you’ve been […]

Traveling this summer?

Essential Oils at Victory Energy Wellness

Revive your face on-the-go

with these sent-sational face wipes made with essential oils.

Facial Wipes


  • 2-3 Tab witch hazel extract
  • 5-8 drops Geranium, Frankincense or Melaleuca essential oil
  • 4 cotton facial pads
  • 1 Tab Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Zip-lock bag or air tight container


  • Mix essential oils, witch hazel extract, and Fractionated Coconut Oil together
  • Soak cotton pads with mixture in container of choice.
  • Wipe face for a quick refresher or use as a make-up remover.

Come to our free* essential oil class 7 pm today!!

*Please note there will be a small fee for supplies if you choose to make a project.



DIY $2 self-watering garden bed


Grow produce easily, even in the toughest drought conditions

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by: Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) “When life gives you lemons, share them with neighbors!” enthuses theFood is Free Project, a grassroots organization based out of Austin, Texas. The project isn’t advocating sharing bad luck; instead, it’s championing the idea of connecting neighbors and communities with a bounty of free, homegrown fresh produce.It all began as a single, front yard organic vegetable garden with a sign explaining that the food was free for the taking. The sign also included contact information for those who wanted to learn more about growing food in a simple manner. The magic of the project is rooted in an economical, self-watering raised bed that “introduces people to a very easy method of growing organic food with very little work,” states the organization. Launched in January 2012, within three months, a majority of the surrounding neighborhood was on-board with their own front yard community gardens. But it didn’t stop there. The idea has spread around town and across the nation.

Build your own self-watering garden

The founders of the project realized that most people don’t grow their own food because of financial considerations, as well as the time it takes to maintain the plot. Through an ingenious and easy-to-build design — which uses recycled materials — participants can have a flourishing garden up and running in very little time. The best part, however, is that the bed only needs to be watered once every 2-4 weeks. This not only reduces time spent on upkeep but also drastically lowers the amount of water used. Another advantage is that there is no need to invest in building materials […]

Get natural looking beach hair at home this summer…

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with this fabulous essential oil spray


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hair gel
  • 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • Spray bottle


Mix all ingredients together in spray bottle, spray hair, scrunch and enjoy!!

Come join us for our free* essential oil class Thursday June 26th at 7 pm

*Please note there is a small fee for supplies if you choose to do the make and take essential oil projects.


Too much fun around the camp fire this summer?

Essential Oils at Victory Energy Wellness

doTERRA’s Zendocrine

Detoxification Blend

helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling. It can be used aromatically (three to four drops in your diffuser), topically (apply to abdomen or bottoms of feet to support the body’s natural detoxification system) or as a dietary supplement (available in a softgel).

Want to know more about how essential oils can benefit you?

Come to our free essential oil class this Thursday June 26th at 7 pm. We will be doing some fun make and take projects* you will not want to miss out on.

*Please note there will be a small fee for supplies if you choose to make a project.


Re-inventing Health With…

Victory Energy Wellness

Some Really “Sweet” Stuff

FACT: Sugar is not good for your intestines!

FACT: Sugar can be very good for your skin…

Those expensive sugar scrubs you see in department stores and spas… they cost pennies to make! Sugar scrubs are a simple beauty recipe with countless variations, and they can be incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin.

If you are new to making your own beauty products (or even if you are a veteran natural beauty alchemist) I highly encourage you to try out these sugar scrub recipes.

They can be used on face, body or (especially) feet for silky skin. You can add endless ingredients for your desired outcome, and they take under ten minutes to make.

Convinced yet?

Here’s The Basic Recipe:

Use 2 parts sugar (regular white or brown sugar work great) to 1 part oil (almond, olive and coconut are great), add 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or the gel from a few capsules), add your choice of essential oils, and mix well.

Sound simple? It is!

Here are a few of my favorite combinations:

  • Pumpkin Pie Scrub: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and a 15-20 drops of cinnamon essential oil.
  • Lemon Hand Scrub (for after washing dishes): 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon or orange essential oil.
  • Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Facial Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil.

These last on the counter for up to 2 months (or more) and smell good enough to eat… Actually, they are good […]