All Natural DIY Soothing Face Mask

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I’ve always been a naturalistic minded person, only wearing face makeup if it’s made with organic ingredients and such, and a strong believer in skin care found in the kitchen cupboard!

I use this mask at least once a week or after a day where I can just tell my skin needs a little (or a lot of) TLC. Best is always homemade, and with this mask you know exactly what you are putting on your face and what is getting absorbed through your skin and into your body.

I definitely encourage you to try this one evening. It will, treat acne and redness, soothe and leave your skin feeling super soft.

Now that I think of it you could even make a double batch and have a snack while you’re at it, it’s practically breakfast!! Or not,

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You Will Need:

  • 1 tsp all natural plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp all natural honey
  • 1 tsp organic quick oats, ground into a fine powder

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I grind the oats using my mortar and pestle.
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Lightly massage onto face and leave on for a minimum of 15 minutes. I keep mine on as long as possible (today being an hour, taking in all those benefits for as long as possible of course 😉 ).
Rinse with warm water and pat face dry lightly with a towel.

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study mode

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It’s all about the atmosphere. Motivation can come from all directions, but personally it’s especially in the little details.

A nice smelling candle+the right background music+a fuzzy blanket=the most productive Emu ever. Like seriously. Oh and don’t forget the fuzzy socks and tea, two crucial elements that can control the outcome of a well written essay, no joke.

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My favourite study mode music selections:

Bill Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IafnG-A5mU

Volcano Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWw-pYtyMw

Oscar Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyip9jykZ7o

The ultimate vanilla scented studying candle:

https://www.davidstea.com/portal.aspx?CN=B923987E16AB

The ultimate study tea:

http://www.londondrugs.com/Ridgway-Organic-Tea—Earl-Grey—40’s/L2637510,default,pd.html

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Happy Studying! ~the most oxymoronic statement ever to exist

Emu

A Not So Wintery Hike

The rest of the world seems to be under the impression Canada is all snow, all cold, all the time. Well for certain parts of my country this is true, but compared to the insane blizzards and biting cold temperatures going on in the U.S, I might as well be living in the tropics!

To put things into perspective, the boyfriend and I went for a nice hike the other day and it was a mild, sunny 13 degrees Celcius! The only snow that could be found was at the very top of our climb, which was fine by me! I’m personally ready to see some flowers blooming!

We hiked up to the top of the radio tower, better known as ‘The Green Grind’ to locals. Beginning out quite steep, the hike works those calf muscles hard at first, and then the incline suddenly becomes very gradual as you come closer to the top. It’s a very nice and quick little hike.

I know I live in a small town, but you don’t really realize just how small in comparison to the surrounding area it is until looking at it from above. Down below the town seems so incredibly serene from your quiet perch at the edge of a cliff, where all you can hear is the softly blowing wind and the squeaks of tree branches rubbing together. Like all small towns though, mine has its, uh, quirks…yeah thats a good word for it. Despite the quirks, I can’t deny that I live in quite a beautiful part of the world.

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A very happy Sunday to you.

Emu