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Orange Chia Delight

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Orange Chia Delight

Currently my favorite treat. I've gotten some pretty good oranges lately and am also on a chia kick. I remembered recently this drink I had in Mexico. I have no idea what was in that drink but my Orange Chia delight reminds me of it in a really good way. Plain water tends to move though my body really quickly, sometimes that's good but sometimes it would be nice to have my cells actually feel more hydrated. When I drink this yumminess I actually feel it helping my cells assimilate and utilize the water I drink.  #DesertLife. I especially like how pulp from the orange helps to keep the chia more evenly distributed. 

Orange Chia Delight

  • 1 Orange juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 TBS Chia Gel*  
  • 1 TBS Aloe
  • 8 oz. Water

Mix well & Enjoy!


Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C which naturally improves skin texture and color. A superior anti oxidant vitamin C helps support collagen synthesis in your skin keeping it young an supple. vitamin C also helps increase white blood cell production which boosts your body's immune functioning and assists in the release of inflammation. Oranges also contain a number of powerful antioxidants which help fight free radical damage, internally and externally, keeping the skin strong and vital.


Orange Peel Powder for Bright, Clear Skin
Orange Peel Powder can make a lovely exfoliant for skin. I suggest using it intermittently for brightening and clarifying the skin. Mix Orange Peel Powder with water, aloe or yogurt and gently massage into your skin. Rinse and follow with your favorite toner, serum and moisturizer.

*Chia gel is easy make and my preferred method fro adding chia to drinks & smoothies. Take a heavy TBS of  dry Chia seeds and soak overnight in @ 1 cup water. (10 minutes if your'e in a hurry). Chia gel will keep for about 1 week in the fridge.

Summer Skin Essentials

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Everyday Protect & Everyday Bronze 
A combination of UV protective oils and herbs combined with zinc oxide to provide moderate physical protection from daily sun exposure. Green Tea Extract provides superior anti oxidant protection and heals the skin from over exposure to UV radiation.
Root Defense Serum
A combination of Chapparal, Carrot, Calendula, Yarrow, Red Raspberry Seed oil. This serum is made to strengthen & support the skin against UV radiation. As a bonus this serum also stimulates cellular turnover creating smoother more refined skin.
Cool Creme
A rich blend of oils and aloe to nourish and cool overheated skin. This creme is wonderful after prolonged sun exposure on a hot day and also ideal as cooling foot creme. I've even used it to treat swelling and inflammation from a sprain. I've also heard, through the grapevine, that it's most excellent for treating exposure to poison oak and ivey.


Product Spotlight : Daily Moisture Balance

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Hyssop, Rosemary, Green Tea and Sesame Oil clarify and enliven all skin types. Sesame oil penetrates readily and replenishes moisture and neutralizes free radicals and also assisted in the elimination of waste. Paired with green tea a superior anti oxidant with supreme regenerative properties, Daily Moisture Balance is an ideal lightweight summer moisturizer that can easily be layered under your favorite sun protection creme.

Normal/Oily Skin use daily, year round. Dry/Mature Skin as a protective, regenerative layer especially in the summer months.