Category Archives: Wellness

Topics pertaining to maintaining good health within the body

Why You Should Be Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Hi Skinnies!

I’m just starting out with the simple and plain truth…Oil Pulling can change your LIFE!!

I have been oil pulling on and off for some years now and I have found that EVERY TIME I consistently oil pull I feel good AND my overall health and well being is heightened. How so? I’m sure you may be wondering…that’s fair.   Continue reading Why You Should Be Oil Pulling


The Benefits of Ginger Chai Tea


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To be honest I have never been a fan of Chai Tea.  I personally think is tastes like drinking liquid cinnamon….A LOT of liquid cinnamon!  Don’t get me wrong, I actually like cinnamon but not to the degree I think it comes across in Chai Tea though.  The other issue is perhaps I have not had the right Chai Tea.  One time Continue reading The Benefits of Ginger Chai Tea

A Possible Solution To Stretch Marks


Hi Skinnies!

I’m sure many women can relate to today’s post!  Stretch marks can be one of the most embarrassing things on a women’s body and the cause of many self conscious issues.  Well, today I will share a possible solution that could turn a sour frown up side down!!  LEMONS!!! (Did you see what I did there) I crack myself up sometimes!  But seriously LEMONS may be the answer! Yes! LEMONS again!  Who knew LEMONS had so many wonderful benefits!  Just in case you are wondering…here is my other post about LEMONS: CLICK HERE

So, in reference to lemons and stretch marks expert Dr. James Dudley explains:

Stretch marks appear when the connective tissue in the dermis (middle layer of skin) gets stretched beyond its normal limits due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin through a variety of factors, like, abrupt weight gain or weight reduction, use of certain drugs, pregnancy, etc. Stretching results in collagen production getting disrupted and when these weakened collagen fibers fail to align properly fine scars appear under the top layer of the skin.

One of the best natural remedies for stretch marks is Lemon juice. Lemon contains loads of Vitamin C, fatty acids and citric acid that aids in removing dead skin cells and helps heal and reduce stretch marks, skin injuries, acne, and scars. Though acidic, lemon contains enough moisture to help hydrate the skin. It is also a good bleaching agent and exfoliant, known for its anti-bacterial properties relieving skin related eruptions.

Cut a lemon in half and gently rub the cut-end part over the stretch marks. Squeeze the lemon slightly to release the juice onto the stretch marks, and apply it using a circular motion. Let the lemon juice sit on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Apply this two times a day for at least 30 days to see them either vanish or lighten up drastically.

I’ve had four children and I am very familiar with the effects that stretch marks have on our bodies!  To find a solution as simple as this could be a life changer!  Keep in mind that it also depends on the severity of your stretch marks.  It may take a little longer to heal if you have a more severe case but with all things natural, you have to be patient and consistent. Be encouraged and GO GET SOME LEMONS!!

So, Skinnies give it a try and share with me your experience!!  Until next time! 

Keep loving you and the skin you are in!

Tassie Small

Lic. Holistic Skin & Wellness Therapist

Top Three Reasons Basil Seeds Should Be Added To Your Lifestyle!

Basil Seed Graphic

Hi Skinnies!

I’m not sure how many of you have ever even heard of Basil Seeds, but it would be my pleasure to introduce you to an amazing health powerhouse that you will be glad to know more about! Continue reading Top Three Reasons Basil Seeds Should Be Added To Your Lifestyle!

Monday Madness Much

Hi Skinnies!

Question: have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go a “little” crazy when you want to get things done?!

I know I’m not the only one who has experienced moments like this, for example:

1.  The lady at Starbucks giving you straight attitude so much so that you end up talking to a manager because you felt totally disregarded as a customer….too upset to blog

2.  You go to do your work and can’t log on to the Internet…as a matter of fact you can’t even find the icon that shows the networks to log in too!…too frustrated to blog

3. Have a conversation with family members that take a bulk of time and emotion…too wired to blog

4.  Children needing to go somewhere that you promised they could go by a certain time because you knew you would’ve already completed your blog! …too consumed to blog

5.  Get hit with another situation that takes your time, energy, and heart to the point you are…too emotional to blog

Well, my Skinnies TODAY has been that day for me!! I debated posting today due to the multiple situations listed BUT I pressed through it and although THIS is not what I wanted to blog about I figured “why not”, part of me loving me and the skin I am in is being transparent with frustrations, anger, emotions, and resposibilies that may hinder me from progressing.

I’ve had this blog for years and I have consistently been inconsistent with my post.  My inconsistency most of the time was due to situations such as the things mentioned above…it’s called life AND guess what LIFE happens!  But, I made a commitment to not allow myself to fall into the same trap and became determined to accomplish my goal of posting today.  I have not gotten to the point where I have my posts pre written…so I literally blog on the days I have planned (baby steps).  

The point is this:  LIFE HAPPENS and every now and then we have a MONDAY MADNESS moment!  Embrace it BUT don’t let it stop you from accomplishing your goals!  Be BOLD and just keep living life because LIFE AWAITS!  Take the good with the bad and KEEP PRESSING!

Now after writing this post I feel like my Monday Madness has just become my Motivation Monday!! Moving forward in LOVE!  Until next time Skinnies keep loving you and the skin you are in!!

Tassie Small

Lic. Holistic Skin and Wellness Therapist

Wholefoods Meets Costco?

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Today I want to talk about a company I have come across that I personally think the concept is a bit of a marvel…to say the least.  Its a company that is socially conscious and falls right in line with the things I believe!  I am a frequent shopper of stores such as Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods, I go there pretty much weekly!  I used to live three minutes from a Wholefoods and my skin care practice was just a minute away and so I was there literally EVERYDAY!

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The Link Between Your Stomach Acid and Acne Revealed

Acid and acne

Hi Skinnies!

Anyone who knows me, knows that one of the MAIN things I ask when someone is dealing with acne is…what is your diet like?  or  What have you been eating?  I have tried to stress to my clients the connection between the foods we eat and our skin outside of what products we may or may not be using.  Nutritionally, food makes a difference to the health of your body and your skin and I always start there but I would be the first to say that what I am about to reveal goes even deeper than my own thoughts or knowledge in reference to gut health and acne.

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