Au Naturel Essence

All natural treats for body and soul


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The Leibster Blog Award

Thank you to Isabelle at Ginger and Aloe for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award.  I am honoured and thankful for the nomination.

Blog Awards are a great way to share a bit about ourselves with other bloggers.  They are also a great vehicle for paying it forward and calling attention to other fabulous blogs out there.

THE RULES

1) Acknowledge and link back to the blogger who nominated you
2) Answer the 10-11 questions posed by the nominator(s)
3) Nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers
4) Create your own 10-11 questions for the nominees
5) Leave a comment on your nominee’s blog that you nominated them

Isabelle’s Questions

1.  Who or what inspired you to start blogging?

I was inspired to start blogging by a good friend of mine.  She wrote a blog for many years and eventually, I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  It has been a great way to share my skin care experiments.

2. What is your favorite make up?
I love the Jane Iredale line.  I also like the All Natural Face.
3. What is your favorite body lotion?
I make my own body lotion.  By far, it’s my favorite. I just can’t find anything else that works as well on my dry skin.
4. What is your favorite fruit?
Mango!
5. Favorite time of the day to work out?
First thing in the morning.  It gets me going and ready for the day.
6. Favorite drink of the moment?
I love a cup of Hot Lemon Water.
7. What do you think about juice cleanse?
I do a lot of juicing using my Hurom Juice Press.  I think it’s very healthy to incorporate freshly squeezed juices into your daily routine.  I always feel best when I am juicing regularly.
8. Favorite song?
I don’t have one.  I like music, but can never recall the name or artist of a song that I like.  It’s a part of my brain that just doesn’t function…ever.

9. Your favorite place?

My favorite place is home.  Home is with my family, wherever that my be.

10. Favorite inspirational quote?

“Hope is not a plan of action”.

I love this quote.  It’s a reminder to me that I need to make my dreams come true, rather than wait and hope that things turn out how I want.

My Ten Questions

1.  How do you keep your skin clean and fresh?

2.  If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?

3.  What is your favorite animal?

4.  What is your favorite type of food?

5.  How do you motivate yourself to get difficult tasks done?

6.  How many times do you wash your hair in a week?

7.  Who do you admire the most and why?

8.  What is your favorite brand of make up?

9.  What is the one word that describes you the best?

10.  What is your favorite book?

And the Nominees Are:

Zen in the Big City 

Little Steps

Day Dreaming on a Dime

Tomatoes and Jasmine 

Green For Baby 

Please take a moment to visit these five fabulous blogs!  I’ve enjoyed each of them and I hope you will too!


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Incorporate Fresh Juice Into Your Daily Routine

Drinking freshly pressed juice is a great way to get a serving of fruits and vegetables.  For example, I try to incorporate dark leafy greens into my diet every day.  One of the easiest ways to do this is by juicing.

My Hurom Juice Press

I use a Hurom juice press.  It’s a slow juice press that uses a single-gear auger.   As you put the vegetables and fruit into it, you can hear the machine ‘chewing’ everything into a pulp.  The pulp comes out very dry.

Since the juicer works slowly, there is no oxidation.  Most centrifugal juicers work at a fast speed, thus allowing for oxidation.  In simple terms, my juice press works a slow speed that allows the juice to retain the nutrients and enzymes that make it healthy.

My favorite recipe

My husband is the creative one when it comes to creating new juice recipes.  Once he’s perfected them, I start to make them regularly and eventually, I call it my own.  😉

Juice

The current recipe has the following ingredients:

2 apples

4 sticks of celery

A bunch of dandelion greens

A bit of ginger root

A bit of turmeric root

Try it!  It tastes great!

I try to drink two glasses of this juice each day.  As soon as I drink it, I feel energized.  There’s no doubt in my mind that juice is an important part of my beauty and health routine!