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Kissie Face

A lot of people kiss my face. Well, I think six is a lot. And because my skin has been my worst enemy since my late teens, I haven’t always been comfortable with that. Since becoming a mom, though, keeping my distance is no longer an option. Neither is spending time on my makeup or money on top-of-the-line skincare.

Another thing that has changed since motherhood is my awareness of what I put on my skin and into my body. It’s a fact that many ingredients in popular skin care and household products are simply not safe. Many have been proven to raise estrogen levels (Estrogen Dominance Syndrome), and others may even cause cancer.

You know what doesn’t cause cancer?

Any of the things in this photo….

Edible ingredients and essential oils have become my skin care line over the past couple of years.

When I need a little de-stressing, I give myself my famous Foodie Facial.

And, for everyday skin care, I rely on a very simple recipe….

….purifying, anti-aging, cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. 

Everything in it is beneficial to my skin and endocrine system. And it’s not for sale, cause you can make it at home for two to three dollars a jar.

Here’s how:

Mix 1 1/2 C finely ground sugar
1 Tbs salt
1 tsp vitamin C powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 C olive oil
10-15 drops tea tree oil

Massage a teaspoon into your face and neck for about a minute before removing the scrub with a warm rag. 
And then, quick, let someone kiss your face.

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.



  1. Karyn Climans August 29, 2010

    Is that concoction supposed to clear up your complexion or just cleanse/moisturize? My skin has been breaking out again lately and at age 50, I'm feeling frustrated. Hormones are to blame!

  2. Kingdom Mama August 30, 2010

    Karyn, it definitely is an acne fighter as well. Actually, the baking soda and the tea tree oil are both added with acne in mind.

  3. Anonymous August 30, 2010

    Hello everyone! I am new here 🙂

  4. Cascia September 1, 2010

    That is really cool! I'll have to try making this. Can you get the oil and vitamin C at Whole Foods or another health store? Thanks for sharing this Sarah!

  5. Kingdom Mama September 4, 2010

    We have a little herb store that I buy those things from. I imagine that Whole Foods would have them, though:)

  6. Melissa September 8, 2010

    How often do you use it? Daily?