PB SALTED CARAMEL COOKIES

Cookies have a special place in my heart. They’re one of my favorite treats and I love baking them. I love how versatile they are! They’re my favorite Christmas treat to make, too. They make amazing gifts for neighbors or coworkers, and there is a flavor for everyone.

These cookies are one of my new favorites. The flavors are so good and they’re easy to make!

PEANUT BUTTER SALTED CARAMEL COOKIES

GRAIN-FREE | VEGAN OPTION

1/2 c creamy peanut butter

2 eggs or flax eggs

1/3 c melted coconut oil

1 t vanilla

1/2 t pink salt

1/2 c coconut sugar

1 1/3 c Namaste Foods quinoa flour

7 Cocomel salted caramels

Mix together all ingredients except flour and caramels. Add in flour and mix well. Roll into one inch balls and top with small slice of caramel and extra salt if desired. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.

Makes about 18 cookies.

I hope you guys enjoy these gems as much as we do! Be sure to use #naturallychelsrecipe on Instagram so I can see!

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE ORGANIC GIRL (gifts for all budgets!)

It’s Christmas shopping season and I know that comes with a lot of stress. In an effort to help everyone cut down on that stress (because we all know that stress is the enemy!) Here is a quick and easy guide for gifts of all sizes and prices!

FOR THE BOOK LOVER

YOU ARE A BADASS- $7

THE TAO OF PARENTING- $9

MINDFULNESS DAY BY DAY- $15

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY- $17

WOMAN CODE- $20

FOR THE FOODIE

VITAMIX- $400

NATURALLY CHELS RECIPES (my ecookbook!)- $3.99

FOR THE TECH LOVER

DEFENDERPAD- $98

DEFENDER SHIELD WALLET PHONE CASE

FOR THE BEVERAGE LOVER

HEALTHY HUMAN LIFE TUMBLER- $20

KOMBUCHA HOME BREWING KIT- $49

MATCHA POWDER- $40

MATCHA WHISK SET- $11

VITAL PROTEINS COLLAGEN PEPTIDES- $43

FOR THE NON-TOXIC LOVER

THE DIVA CUP- $26-30

BIG BERKEY- $288

SALT LAMP (2 PACK)- $24

ORGANIC IS THE NEW BLACK TEE- $26  plus free shipping!

KOSMATOLOGY HAND SOAPS- $9.99

SAVVY REST KAPOK PILLOW- $109-139

FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER

COCOKIND CHLOROPHYLL MASK- $18

JADE BEAUTY ROLLER- $27 (on sale from $35!)

COCOKIND COLLECTIVE- $35

ANY KOSMATOLOGY GIFT SET

PLUME LASH COLLECTION- $95

PLUME BROW COLLECTION- $133

ANYTHING FROM THE CHOOSY CHICK

There are tons of great ideas out there big and small! I hope this little list helps you with your gift giving this year!

What are your favorite wholesome, organic, or non-toxic gifts to give?

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VAPOUR BEAUTY REVIEW

Vapour organic beauty is a green beauty company, made in the USA, that I have loved working with. They are clean and the products really deliver. If you haven’t heard of them out, I think you should definitely check out their website! Here are the products I have been trying out, along with my full review:

Atmosphere Luminous Foundation: This is a foundation stick that is creamy and very concentrated. It spreads on nicely, and feels like you’re applying velvet to your skin it is so smooth! I love the texture. The color I use is number 115, and it matches my skin tone well. The coverage is great, but it does feel pretty thick on your face (maybe I am hyper-sensitive to that because I don’t wear makeup daily) yet it doesn’t look thick or caked on. It leaves a clean, smooth, and natural look that I really love!

Instant Skin Perfector: This is used as the primer before the foundation stick. It’s purpose is to smooth out any lines in your skin and balance the overall texture. I love that it left my skin balanced, glowing, and gave a really good canvas for foundation. I use color 902 and it blended into my skin perfectly. After application, I waited about 5 minutes before applying the foundation to let the primer sit. I love the creamy texture and the dewy glow it gave me.

Eye Liner: I love this taupe-brown color for my green eyes. The pencil is really smooth, and smudge-able to create some really gorgeous eye looks. I love anything that you can use several ways, and this pencil is it. It’s great for so many looks. In these photos, I went with a more subtle eye, lining the top lid and waterline, then gently smudging the line. I love it!

Siren Lipstick: I have the color desire, and love it! The color is a soft petal pink, that looks great for any occasion and daily wear. I love the creamy texture of this lipstick, it’s not super gooey or sticky. Amelia (my 3-year-old) also loved this color and puts it on constantly!

Elixir Lip Gloss: This color is called flutter, and its a classically subtle pink. It’s gorgeous for everyday wear, and my favorite thing to apply when I am wearing no makeup or very neutral makeup look. The gloss isn’t too sticky and also looks killer over the lipstick I mentioned above!

Overall my experience with Vapour has been amazing. The products are clean and high-performing. If you are looking for clean makeup that is similar to high-quality conventional brands, this is it ladies. But now you don’t have to worry about applying toxins to your face just to wear makeup, or breaking out your skin over conventional makeup. Vapour, you have done well my friends!