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My Avocado Body/Hair Butter is lighter and smoother, so this time around I will not use any heat. Just whipped to fluffy perfection! Watch me make it here.

Avocado Seed Body/Hair Butter – Recipe

About 2.5 cups of Avocado Seed Body/Hair Butter

Avocado Seed Body/Hair Butter – Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup avocado seed butter
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/4 cup castor oil
  • 1/3 bottle vitamin E oil, of 33 ml bottle
  • 3 droppers of argon oil. About 1.5 tsp.
  • 3 droppers of carrot seed oil. About 1.5 tsp.
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and/or thyme oil, to keep the bacteria down, if not away.
  • 2-3 of any other essential oil, such as rose oil, optional

Instructions

  1. You'll need: 
  2. 1 glass bowl
  3. 1 glass measuring cup
  4. spatula
  5. whisk or electric hand mixer
  6. 2-4 clean & dry glass containers with lids.
  7. If you have plastic that works as well but if you use essential oils the plastic may absorb the smell.
  8. Put all the ingredients into the bowl. Mix on low speed for 20-30 seconds.
  9. Then turn mixer on high and mix for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is lump free and fluffy.
  10. Place in clean jars. Store in a cool, dark place. The product should last for months.
  11. Great all over your body or for those extra rough areas, such as your feet. This is also great for extra dry hair, or as a pre-shampoo conditioner.
  12. I am not a doctor but...always test on a small patch of skin before use. I like to give my skin 2-3 days to see if a reaction is going to occur.
  13. Feel free to adjust any of the ingredients to your liking.
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http://nadiadonella.com/2017/07/06/diy-avocado-seed-bodyhair-butter-recipe/

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Products (some) I use & where you can get them, in Canada:

Now Foods Now Solutions Castor Oil, 100 % Pure, 16 Ounce
Now Foods Sweet Almond Oil, Moisturizing Oil, 16 Ounce
100% Pure Organic Argan Oil by Moroccan Gold winner of the Gold Trophy Best Argan oil producer in Morocco 2013 - 1 Moroccan Argan Oil - Ecocert/USDA certified organic and Fair Trade certified 120 ml / 4 oz
Holista Restorativ Vitamin E Oil, Pure, 28, 000 Iu, .95-Ounce
Tea Tree Oil 100% Pure
Bernardin 20125 125ml Regular Mouth Mason Jar, Clear

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Till next time,

Nadia

Today, June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder, with varying degrees of severity. To keep it simple, normal blood cells are round in shape, which easily passes through the blood vessel. People with SCD have sickle (curve) shapes blood cells which can get stuck and block up the passageway when travelling through the blood vessels. This can affect joints, muscles and/or organs. Many people who have the disease live their life with no health issues. While others, on the other end of the spectrum, are regular hospital attendees. Learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia/Disease. Or here.

Self-Care Tips:

Stay hydrated. Whether you are having a crisis or not. During a crisis, this is a must, even if you are hooked up to a Saline and 5% dextrose (this may vary) drip.

Stay away from alcohol. None of us will die without it. At the very least do not drink when you are in the midst of a crisis or feel one coming on.

Get rest & try to get and stay on a sleep schedule. Summer is around the corner and you may have plenty of activities planned. But you know your body. If you don't have the energy for a 6-hour hike, it's okay to say no. Try a relaxing picnic instead.

Ask for help. None of us can get by without help at some point or another. This could mean having a friend or family member collect groceries for you. Or even driving you to the hospital. That's what they are there for. The good and the bad.

Let your employer know about any health issues that may arise. Or contact your HR department. Sometimes it's hard to let people know about our perceived "weaknesses" but if an employer knows ahead of time, they may be able to work with you when you need to take time off from work.

Exercise in moderation, while listening to your body. If exercise makes you even more tired, lighten up. If you are having trouble breathing or recovering your breath, stop.

Have consistent contact with a healthcare provider. This may mean travelling a small distance but do not neglect doctors visit's! They are vital to keeping you healthy and living a full life!

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Till next time,

Nadia