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Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe Sugar Free With Stevia

How to make a delicious keto hot chocolate recipe.  This sugar free hot chocolate tastes delicious and is easy to make with heavy whipping cream and almond milk. There are few things better than sipping a delicious creamy cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night.  Sometimes you just need a sweet treat.  This keto hot chocolate recipe is the perfect blend of chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, and cream. This recipe is easy to make by the cup or double or triple it for a crowd.  You can make it on the stove and then pour into a slow cooker to keep it warm for a crowd. This skinny hot chocolate recipe makes three servings, but I've put leftovers in the fridge and reheated them the next night.  I've tried other diet hot cocoa recipes before, but they always tasted watered down.  I like creamy drinks.  I wanted a hot chocolate recipe that was rich, creamy, tasted good, and was sugar free. Is that really possible? Yes, yes it is!

6 Easy DIY Bath Recipes

How to make 6 easy DIY bath recipes with the Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box.  This has 6 recipes that are easy to make at home for a milk bath, shower steamer, bath salts, roller blend, and diffuser blend. Simply Earth sent me the November 2019 Essential Oils Recipe Box.  It's a monthly subscription box with goodies to make 6 natural recipes each month.   Each month there's a theme.  I've made DIY cleaners, DIY bath and body, roll ons, diffuser blends, and even stuff for pets and kids.  This months theme is DIY bath recipes. When you subscribe to the monthly box, you get four bottles of essential oils or blends, pretty sticker labels, recipe cards, and supplies to make 6 natural recipes at home.   If you use my code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE to sign up , you also get a free bonus box with small bottles for blends, roller bottles, and carrier oils to make your next six boxes.  You'll also get a $40 gift card to use on a future purchase.  You ca

African Black Soap Benefits for Skin

African Black Soap has many benefits for your skin.  It's suitable for most skin types, including oily skin and dry skin.  It's exfoliating, moisturizing, and is a great natural soap to use for acne.  Learn more about the benefits, how to use it, and where to buy it. When I first heard about African Black Soap, I was intrigued.  It's said to be an excellent bar of soap for most skin types.  I have combination skin, so I wanted to learn more and try it. African Black Soap may be an ugly bar of soap, but many people swear by it.  It's an excellent bar of soap to use for acne prone skin on the face or body. This soap is unique in that you don't use it directly on your body.  Instead, you have to wet it and get the lather and use that to cleanse your body or face. Learn more about the African Black Soap benefits for skin, how to use it, and where to buy it.

Homemade Eczema Body Butter With Aloe Vera

How to make a homemade eczema body butter with aloe vera.  This easy recipe has shea butter, herbal infused oil, and essential oils that can promote healing and better looking skin. As a mom of three kids, I figured eczema would hit us at some point.  Caleb is allergic to several environmental things and has asthma and breathing problems, so I figured it would be him. Nope.  It's me. I'm glad it's not Caleb or one of my other kids because eczema kinda sucks.  It's itchy, gross looking, and annoying.  Recently, it was even painful. Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in the United States.  It can cause itching, oozing, dry skin, scaly skin, and inflamed skin. There isn't a cure for eczema.  Common prescription treatments include steroids to thin the skin.  You can talk to your doctor about using natural ingredients like shea butter or aloe vera to manage your symptoms.

DIY Unicorn Bath Bomb

This DIY unicorn bath bomb is easy to make!  Use mica to paint stripes on the bath bombs for a fun and unique look that's easy to replicate at home.  This uses a natural fragrance oil called Unicorn Kisses for the scent. My daughter is 12, and like most 12-year-old girls, she's obsessed with unicorns.  She likes most things with fun colors (especially pink) and glitter, too.  She also loves bath bombs. Since she has a cool mom, I let her help make some DIY unicorn bath bombs.  Most unicorn bath bombs have alternating colors, but I wanted something that was easier for her to make. I decided to have her paint the bath bombs with mica for unicorn colors.  I really like this because it's different, and you can make several different kinds of bath bombs.   It was also easier for her to do without worrying about mixing different colors and forming the bath bomb while alternating colors. If you're making these DIY unicorn bath bombs as gifts, you can

DIY Rice Water Sheet Mask Recipe

How to make a DIY rice water sheet mask recipe.  This easy and inexpensive sheet mask recipe  helps moisturize and hydrate the skin, evens skin tone, and soothes irritated skin. Sheet masks are my latest beauty obsession.  They are easy to use, and I love the benefits they have for my skin. I don't love the price, however.  Each sheet mask will set you back anywhere from $2 to $20.  If you use one or two a week, it can really add up! This DIY rice water sheet mask recipe is easy to make, and you can make it for less than 10 cents.  It's very affordable, and you know exactly what ingredients are in it.  There are no dyes, preservatives, or other ingredients that you may not want to use on your face. You can use rice water on your face in a spray or by using a cotton ball to swipe it on your skin, but I really prefer using a sheet mask. Japanese and Korean women have been using rice water for their hair and skin for generations.  It's inexpensive and loaded w

White Chocolate Pumpkin Coffee Creamer Recipe Cinderella Latte At Home

The Cinderella latte is a secret Starbucks drink that combines a whole chocolate latte and the pumpkin spice latte.  Make it any time at home with this easy white chocolate pumpkin coffee creamer. What if a white chocolate latte and a pumpkin spice latte got married and had a baby?  It would be a Cinderella latte! I didn't name it, but the name makes sense.  Like in the movie, a pumpkin is turned into something completely magical.  But in the case of the drink, it turns into a magical, delicious coffee drink that you never knew you had to have. I love white chocolate lattes and pumpkin spice lattes, so I knew that I had to try this Cinderella Latte. I drink coffee every day, so instead of making a single latte at home, I decided to make a white chocolate pumpkin coffee creamer instead. You guys.  Angels were singing when I tried it.  It is amazing! While I love my skinny pumpkin spice coffee creamer, the white chocolate adds a whole new layer of flavor

Instant Pot Honey and Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe Sugar Free

This honey and cinnamon applesauce is easy to make in the Instant Pot.  It's sugar free, and I promise that you won't even miss the sugar! When we came to the farm the first time, we were thrilled when we drove past a mature orchard.  The previous owners loved to cook and canned foods, so they planted an orchard. They planted several types of apples, peaches, plums, and pears in the orchard.  Since she loved to cook, they planted several varieties so that they could make applesauce, pies, and have apples that were perfect for eating plain. They didn't believe in using any chemicals, so the 200 tree orchard is all natural and organic.  I've had a lot of fun using the fruit to try new recipes in the last six years since we moved here. I got an Instant Pot almost two years ago, and it's been invaluable in the kitchen.  I thought it was going to be just another appliance that took up space in my already too small kitchen, but I was wrong. I use it at least f