What exactly is sugaring?

Sugaring is an all-natural hair removal service. The ingredient list includes water, sugar and the juice from a lemon. That's it!  Not only is sugar all natural, but it's safe to use and tasty.  Yes.... you can actually spread it on toast and eat it!

Hair as short as 1/16 of an inch can often be removed, eliminating the need to wait for several weeks of regrowth between treatments. Plus, sugaring is a great exfoliator for dry skin! Sugar paste does not stick to the skin, which makes this hair removal alternative less painful and less irritating. And the product is a great choice for the environmentally conscientious as well.

And here are points to keep in mind:

* Sugar is applied at body temperature so your skin will not burn.

* Sugar does not stick to live skin cells. It removes hair and dead skin cells only, as mentioned earlier, with little or no discomfort to the skin.

* Sugar is more sanitary. Bacteria will not breed in sugar – sugar has been used to pack and treat wounds for thousands of years – so it is an excellent product for eliminating any fear of cross contamination.

* Sugar stays pliable. It supports the hair shaft gently and completely, removing it cleanly with less breakage than with Waxing.

* Since Sugar is so simple. It can easily be cleaned up with water leaving no need to pick at the residue, which is often the case with wax.


Recipes for a Healthy Complexion

Lemon Thyme Pumpkin Seed Raw Nori Rolls
Recipe by Pamela Thoring
Gf, nut free,Vegan - Makes 5 Rolls


1 ½ Cup Raw Organic Pumpkin Seeds (soaked 4-6 hrs.)

1 tbls. Sweet White Miso

2 Cloves Garlic chopped

2 tbls. Olive Oil

1 tbls. Fresh Thyme chopped

5 Sheets of toasted or raw Nori

Juice of ½ a lemon

Small bowl of water for rolling and sealing Nori rolls


Soak pumpkin seeds for 4-6 hrs. strain and rinse.  In a food processor combine all ingredients together stop and scape sides down do this 3 times total.  The constistincy should be like thick pesto.  On a cutting board, lay 1 Nori sheet down, take 2 tbls. Of pumpkin seed mixture laying it on the Nori sheet in one verticle row on one end then rolling it until it looks like a sushi roll. Dip fingers in water wet the seam of the roll and lay roll seam side down continue until you have used all the mixture.  Dehydrate @ 110 degrees for 12-14 hrs. 

Let cool for 1 hr. can be left out of fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.

NOTE: Depending on size of your food processor you may have to do the pulsing in 2 batches to get the right texture


Healthy Holiday Recipes Part 2!

One of the treats I served on Friday included a delicious Paleo cracker.  I bet you'll never guess where I found it!!  Well...honestly I started making these grain free treats for my dog.  Little did I (or the family) know how much we would love them too.  Enjoy!

Paleo Cracker
Adapted from Primally Inspired



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, bring the chicken broth and fat/oil to a boil.
  3. While that is coming to a boil, mix tapioca flour, coconut flour, sea salt, brewers yeast and flax meal in a medium bowl.
  4. Once the broth/fat mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and add to the flour bowl. Mix well.
  5. On a piece of parchment paper, press out the dough into a ¼" thick rectangle. Either cut into squares with a pizza cutter or use cookie cutters in desired shape.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet. When the timer goes off, shut off the oven, crack the door and leave in the oven until cool (about 10-15 more minutes)