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Daily Essential Oil Routine For Clear Skin

Since posting my video on my daily essential oil routine, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to post my skin care regimen specifically. First, let me say that problem skin is largely internal issue. It is a reflection of what’s happening in your gut. If you have leaky gut, candida or an unhealthy diet in general, that is likely the root cause of your pimples, blemishes, blackheads, or any skin related issue and needs to be dealt with. I personally have been blessed with bad skin. I developed severe acne in fourth grade that took me over ten years to clear through diet and my DIY products, which I now make and sell through my store, Ancestral Organics. With every $50 order, I’ll send you four weeks worth of meal plans to help combat acne from the inside out. Morning Routine: Because the face doesn’t get dirty while sleeping, I just rinse…

My Essential Oil Routine – How To Use Essential Oils Everyday For Health and Happiness

First things first, I’m prone to both acne and anxiety. I’m very lucky like that (just kidding, I really am a lucky person). But because of these two things that are so prevalent in my daily life, I have to take active steps to keep both of them at bay. Truth be told, I could take medications for these things that treat the symptoms but not the actual problem. Instead, I choose to use essential oils – which treat both the root cause and the symptoms. Win, win! Here’s my daily routine: Morning I rarely shower in the morning, how dirty am I getting while I sleep? Because of my skin cleansing process, I wake up with balanced skin. I wash my face with water, apply a toner and a moisturizer. You can see my full routine here. I apply my deodorant, which is amazing and is the only natural deodorant that…

The Best Essential Oils For Acne

If you’re new to AN, you can read about my skin issues here. Basically, I started getting acne in fourth grade and it didn’t stop until my early twenties when I finally figured out that acne is an internal issue, and how to properly take care of my skin externally. When I say I had skin issues, I don’t mean a few breakouts here and there. I have deep, painful, cystic acne. Like most people who suffer from troubled skin, I had some pretty intense internal issues that I needed to take care of. I was dealing with gut issues, inflammation, high blood sugar and a lack of beneficial gut flora. All of this combined with the fact that I was trying everything under the sun (and I mean everything from creams to pills to spot treatments) just exacerbated my skin issues. I didn’t know that this was an internal issue, I…

The Five Steps I Took To Get Rid Of My Cellulite

In my upcoming ebook, I outline exactly how to eat and what I did to get rid of my cellulite, make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to get the details! I’ve found that most people think cellulite is genetic, that no external factors are at play and that there is little that can be done about the appearance of cellulite. It is what it is. Except it’s not. While genetic factors are at play, you can still minimize the appearance of cellulite (without squatting your ass off). Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin and upwards of 80% of women are plagued with it. It happens to thin women, to overweight women, and to fit women. It happens to me! The cause of cellulite will vary from person to person. Genetics, diet, exercise, toxins, and lifestyle are all potential causes; there really is no one…

The Top Five Nutrition Lies

Much of this information is pulled directly from my upcoming ebook on how to eat like your ancestors for glowing skin, beautiful hair and radiant health. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter for the details! Number One: Fat is bad, fat will make you fat, fat will give you heart disease. I have a serious love for fat, butter on my broccoli, grass-fed gouda with prosciutto, coconut cream with raspberries; the list is endless. But somewhere along the way, we were scammed. We were told that fat is public enemy number one, and we believed it. So how were we duped? Ancel Keys was an American scientist who conducted the Seven Countries Study in 1958. The study examined the correlation between cardiovascular disease and the dietary intake of fat. He concluded that the countries with the highest fat intake also had the highest instances of cardiovascular disease; therefore…

Five Steps To Heal The Gut

All disease begins in the gut. -Hippocrates Whether you have acne, a dairy allergy or get chronic yeast infections, these are all symptoms of a damaged digestive system. And it’s not just allergies or infections that are indicative of a damaged gut; IBS, constipation, reflux, heartburn, etc. are all indications. And considering more than 100 million Americans suffer from digestive upset, there’s a whole lot of gut healing that needs to happen. Think of your gut as a barrier. When that barrier becomes damaged, or leaky, undigested food particles enter the blood stream which causes allergies, inflammation, acne, arthritis, eczema, depression, constipation, IBS, anxiety and even, if left untreated, more serious disease like cancer and schizophrenia. You’ve probably heard the 90% of the immune system is in the gut, but if your gut is damaged, your defenses are down, leaving you more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, pathogens and the basic…

Why Your Ancestors Didn’t Have Acne And You Do

Of course some of our ancestors experienced the suckiness that is acne, but nothing like the amount of people that experience it today. Acne and prescriptions for acne have soared in recent years. From WebMD, “Use of the powerful prescription acne drug Accutane has skyrocketed in recent years, despite controversy surrounding its side effects. In fact, a new study shows the drug is increasingly being used to treat milder forms of acne — even though it has only been approved to treat severe cases. According to research conducted by the FDA, the number of prescriptions filled at pharmacies rose by 250% between 1992 and 2000, and by 275% among users of major health plans.” Two hundred and seventy five percent! That is a huge jump! As a previous acne sufferer as well as user of Accutane, a dangerous drug prescribed for acne, I have to wonder why exactly acne is on the rise,…

Five Ingredient & Five Minute Chocolate Mousse

Scott loves chocolate mousse. It seemed like a simple enough dessert to make, but it usually involves a double broiler, separating the yolks from the whites, beating the whites, and some recipes even calling for baking it. I suck at baking. This is why I have to come up with the easiest and quickest desserts possible. I love to cook, but I find baking really boring. I didn’t really think the whole double broiler-beating-eggs-maybe-baking was necessary. Turns out, I was right. This was the easiest dessert to make and is seriously fool proof. Even the worst cook can throw this together and it will come out perfectly. Five Ingredient & Five Minute Chocolate Mousse Ingredients: 1 can of coconut milk, only use the hardened cream part (use THIS brand, it’s organic and BPA free) 1/4 cup raw honey (use real, raw honey, like THIS) 1/3 cup raw cacao (I use THIS brand)…

Homemade Acne Scar Cream

I’ve written about my skin woes before, you can read a bit more about that here. Basically, in fourth grade I woke up one day with a face covered in blemishes. I thought it would go away and clear up on its own, but it stuck around until my early twenties. And when I say blemishes, I mean more than a few zits. I’m talking about deep, painful pimples that. I mean pus, pain and blood blisters under my skin.  I had a thick layer of oil that could almost drip off of my face, and yet still somehow had dry skin that would flake off in chunks. It was awful and I was painfully embarrassed. After clearing my skin through diet, I was left with a face full of scars. I meet so many people who say they had problem skin as a teen, and yet their skin is as smooth and…

Homemade Toner For Acne Prone Skin

This is a recipe from my upcoming book on how and what to eat for a healthy body, beautiful skin and awesome hair. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to get all the details!  I’ve talked about my troubled skin and how I cleared my acne here. And when I say acne, I don’t mean a few zits every once in a while. I mean deep, painful, cystic acne. I mean blackheads and huge pores that ooze oil. I mean the gross stuff that people don’t like to talk about and acne commercials don’t like to show. It was bad. And while I used to spend a ton of money on cleansers, toners and creams, not I mostly just use homemade products from my kitchen. Because it’s so much cheaper and so much more effective! You really do not need to spend a ton of money on products…