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honey

I have been using this easy home-made mask for about a year (not daily of course :)) and I have amazing experience with that. You need just 2 ingredients and it smells and tastes (oops) great.

Cinnamon is sweet aromatic spice, one of the oldest spices known to man. It offers anti-clotting and anti-microbial effects. It is beneficial to skin in ground or essential oil form. It brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface, helps to dry skin (thus it’s best suitable for greasy skin). Cinnamon causes minor plumping and swelling, you should avoid eye area (could cause burning).

Honey is naturally antibacterial so it works well for acne. Full of antioxidants (slows down aging), extremely moisturizing and soothing and claryfies the pores – opens them up and unclog them. Isn’t it amazing?

You just combine these two ingredients – honey and cinnamon. About 1 big Tbsp of honey and about 1/2 to 1 flat tsp of cinnamon in a small mug, put the mug into warm water so it melts better and then you can start applying. Your skin should be clean (no makeup on!) and slightly wet. Massage honey mask into your skin, avoid eye and mouth area, exfoliate and leave it on your face for 5-8 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and use oil or essential oil, such as lavender. Use it once or twice a week, you can add 1-2 drops of tea-tree essential oil into the mask.

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Yes!

I did it just few minutes ago… I just have an addiction for local honey which starts to get sugary content. Woooh. I needed to fill myself up with some love today…so I ate honey,lol.

The day started very nicely. Woke up full of energy, went for a run in sunny park, had a cold shower, drank my water and clay…prepared food and things for the whole day and went to the city to the farmer’s market with my best friend. It was sunny and warm, I bought raw goat’s milk and got some carrots for free,haha. I ate watermelon for my breakfast sitting by the fountain.

Since 10 o’clock I had an angel seminar with a woman, who attended seminars with Doreen and Charles Virtue so I thought it will be very interesting and strong experience. I had some small cravings since morning but I got rid of them by eating some grapes and cherries and organic raw superfood bar. The seminar was full of old ladies interested in being all positive and happy all the time. I was BOORED. At 12 o’clock we had a lunch break. I spent it bathing in the sunshine and ate my lunch, which tasted horrible by the way and I got nausea from it. Even smelling some foods made me wanting to throw up. The second half was extremely exhausting for me. I knew all the things the lady was saying, I was bored, my belly hurt and I was over-sat from sitting so many hours on one uncomfortable chair. We had some meditations and I almost fell asleep and I was very hot and the wind was stuffy.

But I survived. They wanted to make a photo of all of us, I was so fed up that I almost ran away lol. They took photo and I said bye, escaping as quickly as I could. Finally free. Lighter of some money,haha. But I probably needed this experience for some reason. From the beginning it wasn’t flowing, the lady missed my message when I wrote her that I’d like to attend the seminar. Then there was a problem with sending my money. It ended that I accidently sent the advance payment to other person. Then there was a party which should have been on Friday so it would be difficult for me to get to the seminar in a suitable mood,haha.(I mean not with a hangover-I don’t drink very much but I could have been tired and stressed to hurry up from there to seminar). I just wasn’t sure if I should go there. Finally I went and the whole time I was thinking that I could have spent beautiful day outside in the sunshine.

The seminar made me sick, tired and craving sweets. Hahaha. I don’t have nothing against those people, I am happy that they want to me happy and live more consciously. But I am just too young to be that serious and sit 5 hours in a row in a hot room on the uncomfortable chair. I LOOVe seminar which are active, you dance, you sing, you move, you socialize with similar people like you. You are leaving the seminar full of energy and laughter. Not tired, exhausted, sad and empty.

So I got home and had a smoothie from banana, raw goat’s milk, maca and frozen strawberries. And then I had another banana with spoonfuls of HONEY. Now I am sitting there, not sure what I should do for the rest of the day. It’s 18:18. Angelic numbers yes? At least the seminar has led me to start communicating with my angels more again.

I am going to have a nap, try to digest all that sugar and not eat for the rest of the day. I might go for a ride on my bike. Yes that sounds good. Wind in my hair, fresh air, movement, sunshine and being in the physical world not just meditation all afternoon.

So..the end of this not very positive article. Yes, one can overeat on honey. But it doesn’t bring you any good feelings. It will leave you feeling even more tired than before and it won’t be converted into love as you hoped,lol. Love is not in honey. It’s in you. You just need to find it with doing something which uncovers it. It’s different for everyone else. I am the one who needs movement, sunshine, nature, hugging, dancing, talking and eating light.

Gonna write soon,

Have a beautiful day and enjoy it as much as you can. Don’t feel sorry for things which happened in the past and don’t worry about future. You are here now. So get your ass up from computer and do something which makes you filled-not with honey,haha.

walnut-carrot muffins2(*I can’t find a photo of this recipe again so I am using a photo of similar muffins which don’t contain cacao but they’re basically the same and SOO delicious;))

I love making muffins, trying new kinds and this one is very special. The addition of carrots makes it moist on the inside but it’s kinda crispy on the outside, the combination of cacao and carrots is unique and when you add a little bit of lemon flavor(lemon essential oil) it gets absolutely perfect! These muffins are also vegan(you can use agave syrup instead of honey, I use mixture of both) and gluten-free! It contains not much of fat and it is quite easy to do. It is definitely a perfect dessert to make on a rainy Sunday afternoon;)

Ingredients:

  • 1.bowl – 1 med. mashed banana, 1/2 cup honey/agave syrup, 1 Tbsp high quality cacao powder, 1 Tbsp flax seeds soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water, 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup sunflower oil, 1 drop of organic lemon essential oil + I also used 1 small very ripe pear, mashed
  • 2. bowl – 2 big peeled and grated carrots, 1 cup buckwheat flour, 1 cup millet flour, 1/3 cup walnut flour, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • coconut oil for greasing your muffin form(that makes about 11-12 muffins)

Preparation: 

Preheat your oven at 190°C.

In the first bowl combine banana, honey/agave, cacao, flax-seeds, water, cinnamon and oil. Mix well with hand-mixer until it’s perfectly smooth.

In the second bowl peel your carrots, add flours, salt, baking powder, soda and sugar. Combine these two bowl and mix well until it gets compact.

Grease your muffin form and put spoonfuls of batter into it. Fill your muffin cups and bake at 180-200°C for 15-20 minutes. Cool down completely.

Serve and eat with love ❤

walnut-carrot muffins