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Perfectly Posh Chunk Bars, Why You’ll Love Them and a Little Eye Glimmer for Autumn!

There is a lot I love about these bars! These super awesome Naturally based bath bars are called Chunks, because they are so big, you may need both hands!!!  The Shea Butter is luxurious, they are made with high quality skin loving ingredients, are cruelty free, fun, all different, and affordable! The Gender Bender Chunk is a charcoal based bar. It helps the skin detoxify free radical pollution and promotes clearer skin on the body. It has a crisp, woodsy, amber, citrus fragrance, and All the bars are tallow free.

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One of my favorite bars is Field Better Soon. It has real lavender in it, oats and lavender essential oils. It is the perfect soothing bar for sensitive skin, full of skin loving lipids and toning lavender.

Field Better Soon

Milking It Chunk has rejuvenating goat’s milk for sensitive skin, honey and oats. The glycerin base creates a moisture locking barrier on the skin, which is perfect for dry skin and winter months. It also contains honey, and smells divine!

Milking It

The You Could Use a Hug Chunk has Cat’s Claw in it for a gentle, natural exfoliation. It’s very gentle and feels good! I’ve been really loving the sensation in the shower, and it gets the old skin cells off and allows your moisturizer to penetrate that much better! It also contains Vitamin E rich cotton extract, and is Vegan.

You Could Use a Hug

Also two liquid shimmer eye shadows were just added! I just purchased the new Be So Gold Liquid Gold Shimmer Eye Shadow that was launched this month. I am wearing it below in a daytime subtle look. It can be applied over other eye shadow or on it’s own. It adds a beautiful shimmer that is perfect for Fall and the Holidays! To create a glamorous  eye, apply it over a smoky eye shadow! The other color available is silver glimmer called Silver Screen.

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If you shop with me this month, check out under my lip drawing for a chance to win a Free Latin Love Lip Balm! My consultant name at Perfectly Posh where you can find all these products is listed as Sandra Shields link here.  I can help you pick the best products for you, just shoot me a note below!

As always, thank you for choosing to me as your safer personal care consultant. I’m  happy to answer any questions you have and look forward to sharing more with you!

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Lavender Sugar Cookies

There are so many ways to use lavender in cooking.  Here I have used it in a “sugar” cookie.  It is sweetened with SCD Legal honey and uses almond flour.  I have rolled and cut them out.  You could also make the recipe by scooping the cookies if you are short on time.  They will be softer that way instead of crunchy as a rolled cut out cookie.

Lavender Sugar Cookie

Lavender Sugar Cookie

Preheat Oven 350°. Place parchment paper on two cookie sheets.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 Cups Superfine Almond Flour

1/4 Cup Organic Palm Shortening, Melted

2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Teaspoon Dried Culinary Grade Lavender Buds, minced or placed in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle

1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest

1 1/2 Teaspoons SCD Legal Vanilla Extract

Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix together the wet ingredients and add to the bowl of dry ingredients stirring with a fork until a ball forms.  Place the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll to about 1/4″ thickness.  Refrigerate on a cookie sheet for fifteen minutes, then cut out using a cookie cutter and place on your parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until starting to brown around the edges.

Makes approximately 12 cookies depending on the size of your cutter.

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

Lavender Ice Cream with Candied Pecans

The Lavender is at it’s peak in Northern Michigan, and I took a trip to Lavender Hill Farms to stroll through the lavender fields and purchase some culinary lavender called Violet Intrigue. Culinary lavender is different than others. Lavender identified as “angustifolia’ is used in cooking and will not taste bitter.  You can purchase it at some health food stores or directly from a grower.

Lavender Ice Cream with Honeyed Pecans

Lavender Ice Cream with Honeyed Pecans

In this ice cream I infused full fat coconut milk with lavender buds for a delicate flavor paired with toasted, honeyed pecans.

Look at the beautiful lavender fields!  There was a delicate scent of lavender in the air and the bees were working the flowers.  The little gift shop sells lavender honey from their hives as well as homemade soaps and beauty products made from their other varieties of lavender.

Lavender Buds

Lavender Buds

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields

Lavender Ice Cream with Candied Pecans

Preheat your oven 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

2 Cans (28 oz.) Full Fat Coconut Milk (Aroy-D is the best!)

1/4 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon of Clear Honey

1/2 Cup Raw Pecans

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

1 Tablespoon Dried Lavender Buds

1 Tablespoon SCD Legal Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt

Toast the pecans in a 350 degree oven for five minutes, then remove, place in a small bowl with 1 Tablespoon of Honey and 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon and toss to coat.  Place back on a parchment lined cookie sheet and continue to toast tossing every five minutes until dried and candied. Set aside to cool. Then coarsely chop them.

Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup coconut milk in a small sauce pan with 1 Tablespoon Lavender Buds and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat just before it boils and let the buds infuse for 30 minutes, then strain and discard the buds.  Stir in the remaining Coconut Milk, Vanilla, 1/4 Cup Honey, 2 Tablespoons melted Coconut Oil and a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt.  Chill for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator.  Churn in an ice cream maker, stirring in the chopped, candied pecans the last five minutes. Serve this delicate, fancy, refreshing treat!

Lavender Ice Cream with Honeyed Pecans

Lavender Ice Cream with Honeyed Pecans

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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