Thursday, April 16, 2015

Waxing Is Therapeutic

It's crazy to think that I find sugaring my legs some what therapeutic. When I am stressed and overwhelmed with too many things to do, I find myself finding the time to pamper myself for a couple of hours and sugar my legs. There is something about removing all the hair on my legs that gives me instant gratifcation.

It does take a while to sugar, especially the first couple of times, but having smooth legs for a couple of weeks is so worth it. Because our hair has different growth cycles I have found the best results when I sugar and than wait a week or two shave and than wait another week or so and shave again and than let them all grow out for a couple of days before I wax again. Doing it this way seems to get a lot more hairs on the same growth cycle so when I sugar, my legs are smoother for a lot longer. Results may vary by person, but this seems to work for me. Sugaring definitely decreases the appearance of hair and your legs won't feel as prickly.

If you have never sugared or been sugared, you really should consider it. I am totally addicted. It makes me feel so good about myself. Besides feeling good, my hubby loves it too.

Sugaring is also great for armpits, arms, bikini, and brazillians. If you get in a sticky mess, just jump in the shower. It washes right off. No more yucky messy wax and strips.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Benefits of LeBreezey - Allergies

For those of you who suffer from the Spring allergies, LeBreezey essential oil is a great EO for allergies. It opens up bronchial and sinus passages. This is also great for colds, asthma, sinus congestion and the flu. I am fortunate enough to not suffer to much from allergies, but when I get the sniffles I am definitely going to give LeBreezey a try. This would also be a great alternative for kids.

LeBreezey is one of the EO's I am adding to my Medicine Cabinet Makeover. How about you?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benefits of Essential Oil LeDeeper

We have all struggled at one time or another with some kind type of ache or pain. LeDeeper is a great essential oil for relieving all sorts of aches and pains and can serve as a anti-inflammatory. Listed below are many benefits of LeDeeper. I personally am slowly giving my medicine cabinet a makeover and replacing OTC pain relievers with 100% therapeutic essential oils. They are so much better for us and often times add additional benefits than what we are treating.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Essential Oil Webinar - Part 3

I hope you have enjoyed the Butterfly Express' Essential Oil Webinar so far. Here is Part 3. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer, I will definitely try to find the answer for you.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Crio Bru a "must try" for all Coffee & Hot Chocolate Lovers

I tried Crio Bru for the first time this week and can I just say I am in love with this product. I love my coffee, but when I heard about the many health benefits of Crio Bru, I had to give it a try. I tried the Cavalla flavor with its rich chocolaty coconut flavor it was hard not too love. I added a little splenda and a dash of french vanilla creamer and it was to die for. The next day I thought I would try a different version and added 1/3 portion of regular coffee grounds and 2/3 portion of Cavalla grounds. It was just as good, but was more of a coffee mocha flavor. 

Scroll down to see all health benefits which include natural increase in energy, boost immune system, curb your appetite and lose weight, support your heart, digestive system, brain and bones, feel great and reduce stress. All for 10 calories per serving. This is a must try for all coffee and hot chocolate lovers. Available in several flavors here.

The cocoa bean (also known as the cacao bean) is one of nature’s most amazing superfoods, offering high antioxidant value, mineral benefits and natural energy. Doctors and dieticians have espoused the benefits of dark chocolate for years, teaching us that the cacoa beans used to make this healthy chocolate can become a critical part of a healthy diet.

All this found naturally in a perfect little package – the cocoa bean.

Crio Brü is made from 100%, perfectly roasted cocoa beans. Nothing more, nothing less. No sugar, no chemicals, no dairy. Although Crio Brü roasts the cocoa beans, many of the health benefits found in its natural state are preserved, giving you a superior product with sky-high antioxidants, abundant minerals and healthy energy.

The cocoa beans used in Crio Brü and Crio Beans are superior to most foods because they deliver so many nutrients that we each need to boost health and wellness*. Here is list of some of the benefits of incorporating cocoa beans into your life:

Increase energy naturally
  • Cocoa beans contain a natural stimulant called theobromine that is a relative of caffeine. Unlike caffeine, theobromine gives you a noticeable increase in energy without making you feel nervous or jittery. Cacao naturally contains about 1% theobromine.
  • Theobromine is gentle, mild, has a slow onset, is long lasting and non-addictive whereas caffeine is intense, strong, fast acting, short lived and addictive. In short, it gives you healthy energy as part of a healthy diet. 
Boost your immune system
  • Antioxidants fight oxidative damage and free radicals in the body. Cocoa (or cacao) contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world, including polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins. By weight, cocoa has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, açai, pomegranates, and goji berries combined. To see the ORAC USDA chart, go to our Crio FAQs page.
  • Zinc plays a critical role in supporting your immune system, liver, pancreas and skin.
Curb your appetite and lose weight
  • Cocoa is one of the great weight loss foods because within its extraordinary nutrition profile it contains the minerals and molecules that help curb appetite, promote weight loss and healthy living. 
  • Compared to soda, fruit juice and other drinks, Crio Brü has a nominal number of calories and only 1.5 carbs per serving with many health benefits making it an incredibly healthy drink and a great addition to any health and fitness program. 
Support your heart, digestive system, brain and bones
  • Cocoa has more magnesium than any other food, which supports the heart, aids digestion, balances brain chemistry and builds strong bones. Over 80% of Americans are chronically magnesium deficient.
  • Crio Brü is a 100% gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, fat free food.
  • Crio Beans are a 100% gluten free, dairy free, cholesterol free, soy free and sodium free food. 
Oxygenate the blood and maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • The trace mineral manganese found in cacao assists iron to oxygenate the blood and form hemoglobin.
  • Found naturally in cacao, copper helps build healthy blood.
  • Nearly 80% of Americans are deficient of the trace mineral chromium that helps promote a healthy blood sugar level. 
  • This is another reason Crio Beans are truly a healthy chocolate. 
Feel great, increase focus, reduce stress and sleep better
  • An endorphin or “bliss chemical” called anadamide is produced by our body after exercise that makes us feel great. It has also been found in one plant – cacao. 
  • Our body produces the chemical phenylethylamine when we fall in love and increases focus and alertness. This natural chemical is also found abundantly in cacao. 
  • Cacao contains serotonin, a primary neurotransmitter in the body that helps build a “stress defense shield”.
  • Tryptophan is a natural anti-depressant amino acid contained in cacao that transforms into stress-protective neurotransmitters that enhance relaxation and promote better sleep.
Adding Crio Brü and Crio Beans to your daily diet will help you take advantage of the many nutrients and benefits native to the cocoa bean, enabling you to lead a healthier and happier life.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Sources: | Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe and Shazzie

Essential Oil Webinar - Part 2

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Butterfly Express' Webinar. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. You don't want to miss out on this three hour webinar. A great resource to learn about essential oils.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Essential Oil Webinar - Part 1

Butterfly Express Basic Essential Oil Class In this 3 hour oil class we will cover:

  • The history of essential oils and where they come from
  • The various schools of thought on how to use essential oils
  • Plant families in relation to essential oils
  • Plant physiology in relationship to essential oil function
  • Frequency and synergy
  • The need for 100% pure, therapeutic essential oils
  • The difference between blended oils and single oils
  • Basic principles of essential oils - how they do what they do
  • Using essential oils to restore balance within the body
  • The shelf life of essential oils
  • Safety guidelines to consider when using essential oils 
  • How and why to use a carrier oil when topically applying essential oils 
  • Methods of use when incorporating essential oils into everyday life 
  • Essential oils and balancing emotions 
  • What essential oil to use for specific symptoms 

This 3 hour class is designed for the beginner as well as the individual who has been using essential oils for some time. We cover a wide range of topics and make the practice of using essential oils fun and easy. By the end of this class you will know how to effectively use essential oils in most situations.