Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: What To Do With Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds. We’ve all heard about them, but maybe you’ve never known what to do with these delicious seeds! Chia seeds help to control your appetite because they fill you up and act as a great source of protein. They’re full of nutrients, such as vitamins A, B, D, E, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium!  So when we came across these 10 ideas for incorporating chia seeds into your regular diet, we just couldn’t resist passing them along to you!

 

chia seeds uses

 

1. Use In Place Of an Egg In Recipes

Substitute 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (preferably finely ground) + 3 tablespoons of water per egg.

 

2. Thicken Up Soups Or Gravies
If you don’t want to use cornstarch or other thickening agents, add a teaspoon of chia seeds or chia bran at a time until you reach your desired thickness. Bear in mind it takes a minute or two for the seeds to swell and work their magic. Be patient!

 

3. Sprout Chia Seeds To Use In Salads.
These things are quite zesty…a bit like broccoli sprouts. Chia seeds are mucilaginous so you can’t use the usual tray or jar sprouters. Instead, sprinkle a thin layer of seeds on the bottom of an unlaquered terra cotta dish or plate. Put the terra cotta dish in a larger plate of water. Cover with another plate. Small amounts of water permeate the terra cotta plate upon which the chia seeds sit, and provide exactly the right amount of water to sprout them. Day 2, lightly mist the seeds (or sprinkle) with water. Day 3, they should be right to eat.

 

4. Add To a Chocolate Brownie or Truffle Recipe To Turn Them Into Protein Bars
Throw in a few tablespoons of protein powder while you’re at it.

 

5. Try a Chia-coconut Goob, Especially if You’re An Athlete
Just mix coconut water and some seeds to form an electrolyte-laden “goo.”

 

6. Use as a Slow Cooker Aid.
Cooking with a slow cooker can often leave you with a lot of excess liquid. I do two things.
The first: Thicken the sauce by adding some seeds or chia seed bran.
The second: Remove any excess liquid (a very brothy, nutritious mixture) and put in a jar with some chia seeds and then eat with toast, over rice, pasta or vegetables.

 

7. An Easy Thick Omelette.
Add chia seeds to beaten eggs, soak for 10 minutes and turn into an omelette or frittata.

 

8. Make Crackers.
Make a thin batter of ground chia seeds and milk and cook in a slow oven to make crackers.

 

9. Make a Cinnamon Chia Butter.
Add ground seeds to nut butter and amp the nutrition. Or add to butter with some cinnamon and spread on hot toast.

 

10. Make a Healthy Pudding.
Add 1/2 cup of chia seeds to 1 1/2 cups of almond or cashew milk.

 

Source: Hungry For Change

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wise Words: Through the Dirt

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Even the most beautiful rose is planted in a bunch of dirt!  We are all beautiful roses on the inside but sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by things that are not so pleasant.  The challenge is to grow out of those surroundings and emerge into the light where you can truly shine and show that inner beauty to the world!  So next time you find yourself in a pile of “dirt,” remember that you too can find your way out of it, and even more fabulous as a result of finding your way out of the mess!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Things We Love: Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm

CC Essence Balm dr jart sephora

We love Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm because it provides ultimate hydration, protection, and flawless coverage.  This face cream combines the benefits of BB cream with additional anti-aging treatment for complete care in one product! This cream will revive your complexion and de-cake midday makeup while delivering lightweight, serum-based moisture to the skin.  It also corrects uneven skintone and pores, and leaves skin lustrous, radiant, and flawless!  PLUS it is safe for hypersensitive skin and it’s paraben free!

 

Get all the product info HERE!



Monday, July 1, 2013

Promos: Celebrate Your Skindependence With 10% OFF!

Fireworks won’t be the only thing glowing this 4th of July! After you apply one of our Argan Infusion Oils to your face, you will have radiant skin that will light up any occasion!

 

july 4th discount skincare products

 

 

Celebrate your Skindependence all week long with 10% OFF your next order!  Simply enter the code REDWHITEYOU at checkout and we’ll do the rest!  Click HERE to start shopping, saving, AND glowing! And hurry, the offer expires Sunday, July 7th, at 11:59 PM.

 

 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Skingredients: Clary Sage

clary sage plant skin benefits

 

With so many plant and floral ingredients, it’s hard to keep them all straight. After much deliberation and research, we had to infuse one of our oils with the ever-powerful Clary Sage! There are so many reasons to LOVE Clary Sage! For starters, it has antibacterial, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, AND astringent properties!  It also stimulates blood circulation to the surface of the skin.  PLUS, it promotes skin cell regeneration which makes it great for fighting wrinkles and promoting youthful fresh skin!

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Basically, it does wonders for your skin!  Which is why we offer it as our anti-aging smoothing, hydrating, and plumping option for mature skin.  For more info on the SkinOwl Clary Sage Argan Infusion click HERE!

 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Things We Love: Calico Owl Knob

It’s so easy to make an old dresser or cabinet new again, just change the knobs!
owl knob anthropologie

We recommend going with these adorable Calico Owl Knobs from Anthropologie!  But we are biased when it comes to owls… can you blame us?!

 

For product info click HERE!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Nico Tortorella

In answer to your many questions about whether or not SkinOwl oils are JUST for women, we are here to tell you that men use them too! It’s easy to use, it leaves men’s skin feeling moisturized and balanced (and flawless post-shave), and it smells delicious. Here’s just one of our gorgeous male clients….
Nico Tortorella

You might recognize this stunner from FOX’s The Following; his name is Nico Tortorella and he plays “Jacob,” the boy next door with more than a little charm up his sleeve.  With Nico’s grueling schedule and time spent under lights, it’s important for his skincare regimen to be easy, quick, and of course, relaxing!  We just had to share Nico’s contagious SkinOwl Glow.  Nico’s choice Argan Infusion?  Geranium for decongesting and balancing his on-the-go skin!

Gift your sweetie his own bottle HERE.

Need help picking out the perfect infusion? We are here to help! Shoot us an email at info@skinowl.com.