Exfoliating Body Scrub – Lime & Patchouli

 

Exfoliating body scrub
Prep Time
12 mins
 

How does Patchouli & Lime body scrub sound for a pick me up?

Such a week already, and between homeschooling the kids, working from home and renovating our house, I was feeling a bit ‘had it’ So I decided to treat myself with a homemade aromatherapy scrub tonight..... in a long hot bath.

😊BLISS 🌿

I used Epsom salts, sea salt, hemp oil, olive oil, dried mint & lime and patchouli essential oil to make this scrummy scrub, but you can use your favourite oils in place of these. 

Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp hemp oil
  • 1/4 cup dried mint only if you have it
  • 20 drops lime essential oil
  • 20 drops patchouli essential oil
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well, add a few more drops of essential oil if you aren't using the dried mint.  You could replace the dried mint with 6 drops of peppermint essential oil. 

  2. Keep the scrub in a glass jar, and use around a tbsp in a shower or bath of wet skin.  

Recipe Notes

If you have very sensitive skin, or any cuts on your body the salt may sting, so replace the epsom salt with raw sugar to dilute the salt mixture. 

Skin Healing Balm

 

Skin healing balm
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Here is everything you need to heal skin through the hot summers and also through the cold winters.  Extreme weather makes skin crack and this can be painful.  This balm is gentle on sensitive skin, and healing with lavender essential oil and calendula petals. Divine! 

Servings: 70 Grams
Ingredients
  • 30 g cocoa butter
  • 25 g shea or mango butter
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 bud dried calandula
Instructions
  1. Melt all the ingredients together (except the essential oil) and stir gently to combine. 

  2. Remove from the heat, remove the calendula bud and add the essential oil.

  3. Stir again and let cool until it is almost set.

  4. Stir it well, and this will make the mixture creamy, then pop it into a glass jar or other pottle to use through the year. 

Recipe Notes

Keep out of sunlight so that it doesn't melt, and on hot days keep it in the fridge.  During winter it will be fine to go in your hand bag or sit on the bathroom counter. If it gets too cold...I only say this because we are edging towards snow here in NZ right now, it will harden and you can use it as a body butter block!

Note: I use a calendula bud because it is easily removed at the end of heating, but you can use petals and pop them into a metal strainer while heating. 

Simple Keto Pizza Recipe

This is our go to weekend lunch! Even the kids can just whip this one up, it’s far easier than the traditional wheat flour bases, no kneading required, and it’s MUCH healthier too.  The addition of the saturated fats really keep us going, and stop afternoon cravings from happening too. 

simple keto piza recipe

I am so happy with this recipe, I was worried that it may fall apart and need eating with a knife and folk, but no way! It was perfect, and each slice held together so no cutlery needed!

Even though we are eating pizza, we still feel balanced after the meal, unlike that heavy, tired feeling we used to get from eating takeout pizza.

It really is a simple keto pizza recipe that is sure to become a real favourite in your house, all while healing tummies and fuelling those bodies! WE love that right?

 

Our Simple Keto Pizza Recipe

 

Base Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups almond flour

2 tbsp psyllium husk flour

2 beaten eggs

Optional flavour: 1 tbsp dried herbs (thyme/oregano) and a pinch of salt

Topping: Your choice of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, herbs, meats ad veggies. 

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • In a medium bowl add all the base ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Pour the mixture onto a lined baking tray and press down to around 1cm thickness with a rolling pin.  Make sure you have another piece of baking paper OVER the mixture so that the rolling doesn’t make contact with the wet mixture.
  • Remove the top piece of baking paper and pop in the oven.
  • Bake the base for around 15 minutes, until lightly brown and firm to the touch.
  • Top with your favourite toppings and then pop back in the oven for another 15 minutes or so.  We use organic pizza sauce, mozzarella and basil leaves. When we can get organic salami we add this too, the extra saturated fats and protein in the meat keep up filled up for longer. 

simple keto pizza recipe

 

This recipe makes one large pizza, BUT I double the recipe and then we have a few slices left over for the kids afternoon tea. It’s just as good cold, or kept until the next day. Of course adding cheese won’t allow this to be dairy free or vegan friendly so keep this in mind. 

You could use mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers or other tasty veggies! 

 

 

I hope you loved the Simple Keto Pizza Recipe as much as we do – let us know in the comments below and check out our favourite Easy Keto Bar Recipe for more body fuelling Snacks!