Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tsi-La: What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic detox method that you may want to try as an alternative to mouthwash.

In a small bowl, simply combine:

1 drop of Tea Tree Oil with
1  tablespoon of Coconut Oil.

Mix well

Place the mixture in your mouth and swish it around as you would a mouthwash for 10 minutes.

The benefits? Tea tree essential oil is known for its antibacterial properties and for improving the gums.  Coconut oil is also excellent for your gums due to its anti fungal and anti bacterial properties.

Give it a try and tell me what you think!



PS -  Be sure to discard the oil into your trash so you do not clog your drain!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Double Up On Your Health: A Raw Chocolate Recipe from Tsi-La

What if we had a recipe that helped your skin both internally and externally? This delicious dessert does just that! For this delectable treat you'll need:

2 level teaspoons of raw cacao powder
1 level tablespoon of raw lucuma powder
1  pinch of sea salt
1 level tablespoon of raw coconut butter
2 tablespoons pure water and
1/2 cup of ripe banana (1 banana)

In a bowl combine the raw cacao powder, raw lucuma powder and sea salt by gently stirring them together. Fold in the tablespoon of raw coconut butter and slowly add the water as you stir the mixture to achieve your desired consistency... I like mine just thick enough to coat the back of my spoon. Next...mix the decadent chocolate mixture with a 1/2 cup of mashed bananas for a wonderful, healthy dessert.  

Or add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend well*

And don't forget...

Save a small amount of the mixture and apply it as a nourishing face mask!

Give it a try!