Cooking with Cocoa Butter: Why it isn't just for skincare!

Cooking with Cocoa Butter + Sprouted Hazelnut Cocoa Butter Recipe

I could not be more excited about writing this post! Why? Cocoa butter is suuuper healthy and yet under-utilized in the cooking world. Perhaps many of you have used cocoa butter in DIY skin care products. Yes, it’s a nourishing butter for our bodies. But not just for our external bodies. Internally, too, cocoa butter has a delicious nutritional profile! When …

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The Truth About Sweeteners {and How to Substitute for Sugar}

Most packaged and processed foods contain sugar and/or corn syrup. They may be convenient, but at what cost? Our bodies deserve whole foods. By learning a few new recipes (such as sugar-free bars and muffins that can travel and freeze well) or by learning to substitute natural sweeteners in favorite recipes, we can ditch the packaged convenience foods and embrace …

Are you prone to dry, itchy skin? Wondering the best way to cleanse it? DIY Avocado Oil and Honey facial cleanser is a fabulous all natural skincare remedy.

DIY Avocado Oil and Honey Facial Cleanser

Does winter have your face feeling like alligator skin? Tis’ the season here in Canada for warm scarves, hunter boots, a cozy fire and…dry, scaly skin–a totally unwelcome winter side-affect, that’s all too common in this cold climate. What does a Scratch Mommy do when she’s suffering from a skin problem? Create a DIY natural remedy of course! Originally concocted …