Bulk buy organic beauty products.

Life is a woven web of food, fitness, emotion and so much more. It’s a balance. And when I mention beauty, I’m not talking about what you read in a magazine or see on Instagram. I’m talking about your physical beauty and how it relates to self-care.

These are a few of my fave bulk buy, organic beauty products. Most of my base ingredients come from Mountain Rose Herbs 🌿 locates here in the Pacific Northwest.

I’ve talked about clays before, here, and that’s because of its many benefits. My fave is Rhassoul 💜 luv it!

I recently started to add incense into my routine for the sheer pleasure of the aroma. Shoyeido is my favorite brand because it’s not crazy-smoky like others and I don’t get irritated by the fragrance.

Salts!!! After any grueling workout you’ll want a regenerating salt bath. I like to make my own. But sometimes I get lazy, that’s when I turn to my friend who created these…

Oils!!! After the soak I keep it simple. And yes there is a difference between regular and organic oils.

This is something I just got. Going to do more research on it. It’s a Himalayan salt rock. Have a healthy & fit week!

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Fall, fitness and… clay masks?

One of my favorite things as a child was playing in the mud. My siblings and I would search for the perfect mud puddle or creek with a clay embankment. It was messy and heaven at the same time.  Forget play-dough, our clay was 100% organic without any harmful dyes.

Today I’m grown, slightly mature and a mother but I still enjoy that cool mushy feeling of wet clay. Naturally I would like to indulge in a facial mask but the prices at many of these high-end spas are interesting. After all I use to play in this stuff for free!

I actually checked out a spa and many of the items in their mask are in my kitchen. Products like honey, oats and vitamin E. (I have a supplement shelf.) All I needed was the clay to make my mud mask. Fortunately I know of an organic shop called  Ubiquitous Journey that sells herbs, loose leaf teas, spices and a beauty DIY section. (Do It Yourself.)


I chose three different types of clays, each with unique mineral content and played around with various combinations. It’s so easy to use that I brought some to the ladies in my Zumba class. The picture above was taken after my Facebook lifestream session where I showed them how to mix and apply  the clays.

There are countless blogs, vlogs and articles about these amazing clays. My purpose is to show you a few of the combinations that you can duplicate. The main ingredient is the clay and you can start using it with little prep time. All you really need is purified, filtered or distilled water to mix and make your mud mask. As you can see from the picture below my na keiki (children) wanted in on the fun too!


Basic Mix

  1. One tablespoon clay (a little can go a long way)
  2. Purified H2O (add slowly for a pasty texture)
  3. Few drops of oil (indulge in the nourishing feeling)
  4. Mix and use (I prefer to make it when I need it)
  5. Leave on for about 8-10 minutes

Mini breakdown…

  • Rhassoul Clay – suitable for daily use.
  • French Green Clay (and others) – about once a week or on targeted areas.
  • Fullers Earth Clay – about once a week.

In classic kiddie fashion they had to make faces to go with their mask. I’m super happy for my young teens who can benefit from the clays at an early age. Preventing that horrible teen acne problem that I remember going through. The best part is that it has ZERO chemical content and totally organic.


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Beautiful Body – Day 25 & 26 

Beautiful Body is really a reconnection to your source. The soil that nurtures your food, farmers who watch the seasons of growth and nature who supplies the ingredients for your skin care. Finding a rhythm that works for you takes time.

  1. Continue to WALK IN BEAUTY means that you are creating a healthy lifestyle. This will become a daily practice.
  2. This is one of three challenges: BEAUTIFUL MIND, BEAUTIFUL BODY, BEAUTIFUL SOUL.
  3. You can revisit these often but the benefit comes when you invite others to join.

Skin Fit: Did you know that the glands within your armpits are super sensitive and modern deodorants contain contaminants? Learn more here and DIY

Foodie Fit: Iced tea southern styles no just in time for sunny days.

Walk in Beauty

Dance Fit: Be inspired to dance & move. You are beautiful.

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LEARN: I did a meal prep demo and here are a few pics from the event.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t stop here…

I’ve got the next self-help challenge lined up for you.

BEAUTIFUL  SOUL  CHALLENGE is next.

Interested in more coaching?

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Beautiful Body – Day 

I use to think about all the changes that I needed to make but never succeeded. (Why?) Because I was just thinking and never made a plan or even a checklist but the moment I did everything changed. Checklist are helpful because they…

  • Give you a snapshot of what you need to do.
  • Simple and easy to read.
  • At a glance you’re able to prioritize your mind.

Above is a simple list and you can give yourself hearts. The nice part is that you can revisit this list often until you’ve earned all five hearts ❤️💛💚💙💜.

Special announcement: if you’re in my classes.

 Meal prep to snacks to DIY skin care we’re going to have fun on #AlohaFridays and I’ll make sure to share what we do with you all on the blog.

Beauty Fit: Three hair mask treatments that you can blend up. It’s safe for all ages & stages.

Make your own list of things to try. After all, you’re full of potential. #makeithappen

Foodie Fit: This curry is perfect as a post workout meal. Have you cooked with Poo? Or Kun Sayiuud Diwong who goes by her nickname Poo.

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Dance Fit: I hope you’re enjoying these as much as I do. These guys & girls from the Philippines are AWESOME

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Beautiful Body – Day 21 & 22

 

I went to a fancy spa and read the services they provide. It was like reading a menu. Honey, oatmeal, avocado oh my! Then I jumped onto Pinterest & created two boards.

Live HealthyLet medicine be your food and let food be… scrumptious! Educate, empower & eat.

Live Pampered: Beauty from the inside-out with doable recipes to mix up some delicious products for your gorgeous self.

A little history, I’ve been mixing up facial products since I was 10-ish and now I’m 40-ish, you do the math. It all started with a food fight that left my skin feeling lovely.

The most empowering thing you can do for yourself is to experience  sustainability.

When you make something for yourself you…

  • Create a connection through the process.
  • Learn to rely on your own abilities.
  • Develop a stronger sense of self worth.
  • Time spent equals value & value denotes treasure.
  • Appreciate craftsmanship in other handmade products.

Beauty Fit: Have you tried sugaring to remove unwanted hair. It’s better then razor or wax. Find out why.

Freedom feels like independent living. Knowing that you can do it yourself, DIY.

Foodie Fit: Oh just in time for summer, it’s fruit hacks. Worth the watch if you entertain and want to provide healthy snacks.

Want to get the links to two of my challenges? (BEAUTIFUL- MIND & BODY) I’ve organized it under the MWF PROGRAM tab.

Dance Fit: Fun one from Zumba that you can totally master.

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Remember that sharing is caring. Mahalo 🌴 (thanks)

Beautiful Body – Day 19 & 20

Your body has an amazing first line of defense called skin. It protects your muscles, organs & bones. It holds us together and puts up with our tattoos, piercings & writing notes on the palm of our hand.
And how do we show kindness to the tissues of life that cover our entire being?

Well (deep breath) in BEAUTIFUL BODY Challenge  hopefully we’re…

  • Drinking lots of water.
  • Eating foods that are nutrient rich.
  • Meditating. (That’s in the BEAUTIFUL SOUL Challenge)
  • Using products that don’t have long & hard to pronounce names. Keep it simple.
  • Choose a self-care night to indulge in a clay mask, foot soak and bubble bath. (Make up your own routine.)

 Try to focus on a good skin care regime. It might not always work out but say this first, “I’m worth it” and then MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Skin Fit: Whipped body butter that looks so good you’ll want to eat it! But don’t.

Throw a DIY SPA PARTY by inviting a few friends to bring ingredients and all of you can mix up batches of creams, lotions, bath bombs and much more.

Foodie Fit: I follow the Domestic Geek  and couldn’t choose just one of her meal prep videos so I made a playlist. She’s worth the subscription & I hope you’ll follow her channel.

“Never be ashamed of small beginnings” said the great Oak to the acorn. 🌳

Dance Fit: Now this is one you can definitely dance with, I’m positive.

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Beautiful Body – Day 17 & 18

 

Okay I’ll admit it, I use to think that people who read ingredient labels & nutrition facts were a bit extreme. STOP THE PRESS! I’M ONE OF THEM NOW. Perhaps you’re of us too 😉


Let’s cover some general info and remember it’s the back of the packaging that matters most. Don’t trust the advertising on the front. For example natural means NOTHING and organic has classifications.

  1. This tells you what one serving is according to the measurements. (What! I can’t eat the whole bag?) In other words if I ate two of these I would consume double the DV. (DV: Daily Value)
  2. The DV is listed for fats, sodium, carbohydrates and so on. (Processed or packaged food requires a longer shelf life. You might see higher sodium content.)
  3. Nutrition facts such as vitamins and minerals. Fats are broken down too. This varies by country. (I like New Zealand chocolates and I’m always reading their nutrition facts. So simple.)
  4. This list ingredients and  it goes from greatest amount to least as you read down the items.

Be in the KNOW and empower yourself.

 

Skin Fit: Who doesn’t like a good body butter?! This vlog has the recipe in the description box & the how-to steps.

I don’t always have time to DIY but I enjoy shopping local. Especially when the crafter enjoys their work. Check out farmers market for organic skin care products. (And always read labels)

Foodie Fit: Okay, I had to share this one… Vegan Mac & Cheese!

I grew up in Hawaii so coconut oil, coconut fresh milk & coconut meat was plentiful.  Today it’s such a money maker and we should never assume it’s organic. Read labels. The best milk is from the coconut itself and some Asian stores in the PNW carry them. Yippee!

Dance Fit: So I can’t dance as good as these kids but who cares. I just do my own thing. 😉

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Beautiful Body – Day 15 & 16

I’m ready to dive into the outer layer or skin. After all we spent days talking about beautiful organs. (Yes I said organs.) Are you prepared to hear the secret of having beautiful skin?

Naturally beautiful skin comes from what you consume & what is in your atmosphere.

My top three rules to eating clean also applies to having beautiful skin. I’ll show how they relate.

  1. Choose life when shopping. Food & skin care products should represent life. It’s the difference between choosing something that came from natural plant cells or test tubes (modified organisms). You can usually tell by the price. Example: Quality products take time to create therefore it may cost more. But it will save you money over time. (Ponder about that last part.)
  2. Educate yourself, be in the know. Learn to read labels for both the foods consumed to the cosmetics you use. Look up stuff! Most of us can Google. Simpler ingredient list has less to hide. Also the front of a package is designed to trick you into buying. (Bottom line.) However they can’t lie on the label. Example: I bought something that said all natural coconut but the word natural means nothing to the label and coconut was the last ingredient.
  3. Pure (raw), organic, whole should apply when shopping for products that you will eat or wear on your skin. Here’s the best part… you can buy wonderful products locally or make them yourself. One of the best facial mask is a mashed avocado. Unlike the store bought plastic tube filled with chemicals and avocado is the last component.

Simple ingredient list has less to hide.

Skin Fit: For the adventurous you can try this avocado mask.

Have fun! 🎈  (Bottom line.)

Foodie Fit: Since we’re talking about avocado why not have it in a smoothie. Here’s a regular & vegan recipe.

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Dance Fit: I have to share part of my heritage, after all dancing Ori Tahiti kept me fit during my young adult life.

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Beautiful Body – Day 13 & 14

We’re halfway through the BEAUTIFUL BODY challenge and then we’re going to switch things up but before we do let’s complete a checklist. I want to make sure that you have everything in place to succeed. Do you have…

  1. Containers – separate dishes for main, sides or snacks. I like using Mason jars for my meals and designated fridge & cabinant space for my food.
  2. Lunch Bags – If paper bags make you feel happy then use them for lunches or find a bag/lunchbox that spark joy each time you use it. (A trick to boost your subconscious into enjoying the process.)
  3. Schedule Shopping & Meal Prep Days – Treat your body like an athletic powerhouse (even if you’re not there yet) that requires consistent preparation time & quality fuel.

We all appreciate it when our nation wins gold at the Olympics but the unseen preparation is the gold. What you do when no one is watching is more important then your actions in public.

Treat yourself like a Powerhouse of unimaginable greatness.

Foodie Fit: Today I just want to feature some of my creations. I treat my kitchen like a laboratory where I can mix & match flavors. Fusion.  

Below is a soba noodle fusion bowl. It’s part of my eating plan and to learn more about shopping and preparation click here. I’ve also included a video below about the Japanese tradition of soba.

Dance Fit: The sheer joy & energy would motivate me to get up and dance. Movement & good food go hand in hand. This routine is so fun that I literally got up off of my duff to jam out with them. Lol.

 

Cooking Class: (I have to share this one.) Check out the tutorial that made me feel comfortable enough to cook soba noodles.

 

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Beautiful Body – Day 11 & 12

 

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I’m sure there’s nothing I can say or write that would convince you to believe my examples over your personal experiences. In other words if I said, “A rainbow is one color” you would probably argue with me. (Why?) Because your observation has taught you something else.

When it comes to food your experience is separate from mine. Maybe you react differently to food or are triggered into a memory because of a certain scent. Take a few minutes to answer the questions in the picture above. Is there a connection or contrast in what you consume when you’re happy or sad?

We often dive into diets when we should dive into our food connection.

Five HEALTHY FOOD tips to get you looking at food in a whole new way.

  1. Acknowledge the type of foods that you rely on to get you through your day.
  2. Decided if it brings life or death? In other words after you consume the product will your organs thank you with energy & vitality or feel sluggish & irritated.
  3. Make space for a few substitutions to jump-start healthier choices. (For me it was trading in mashed potatoes for Okinawa sweet-potatoes.) Change one thing at a time.
  4. Don’t force your new eating habits on others. aka: Don’t act weird at a gatherings where everyone is eating fried foods and cinnamon rolls. When I started I would eat before an event, just in case. That way I wouldn’t give into the cinnamon roll. (Okay, I did pick pieces off my daughters plate.)
  5. Tweak as you go! (I said tweak not twerk) Nothing is set in stone so reevaluate often and when in doubt ask yourself question #2 and decide from there.


Above is an example of a family gathering where I substituted the romaine lettuce instead of rice. Simple solutions.

Foodie Fit: Pressure cooker Japanese curry. (I just bought a new pressure cooker that can do rice, quinoa, yogurt & now I’m going to try this.)

Taste the freshness, that’s the flavor of life.

I really hope you’re enjoying the BEAUTIFUL BODY challenge because I am. I’m more conscious about my organs & bowel movements, Lol. 😂 Fitness for the digestive system may prevent disease. It doesn’t hurt to eat right.

Dance Fit: Don’t forget to move daily. You’re fitness routine should be 4-5 time a week with variations. Here’s some inspiration from our Party In Pink movement.

Why not start your own movement? All you need are 3 participants: me, myself & I.


One of my most favorite quotes in the world of famous quotes. I’m learning to live by this ancient wisdom everyday.

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