How to Make Magnesium Oil to Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress I’ve written before about how I use magnesium daily and why I feel it is such a vital part of overall wellness . Many people are deficient in this vital mineral that the body uses for hundreds of reactions. Every cell in the body needs magnesium in some way, and it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress reduction. Deficiency of magnesium is widespread because many of us have lifestyle factors that actively deplete magnesium such as lack of sleep, excess stress, or alcohol/caffeine/sugar consumption. The ocean is still a wonderful source of magnesium and trace minerals, but for those of us who don’t have daily access to a beach, transdermal magnesium oil can be the easiest and most effective way to increase magnesium levels. I take magnesium internally and use it on my skin daily in the form of magnesium oil . What you need: What to do: Boil the distilled water. Stir well until completely dissolved. To Use:
12 Natural Toothpaste Alternatives Natural toothpaste alternatives are all the rage these days. So, what’s wrong with toothpaste? Well, like most commercial health and beauty products on the market, toothpaste has been industrialized over the years. Here are just a few of the questionable ingredients commonly found in commercial toothpastes: Fluoride. So, what are some natural toothpaste alternatives? I asked you on The Nourished Life Facebook Fan Page what you use instead of commercial toothpaste. And as I expected, you all gave some great responses–so many that I really couldn’t list them all! 1. How much more natural can you get than brushing your teeth with salt from the sea? It’s easy, too: just dab your toothbrush in sea salt and brush away as usual. Concerned about abrasion? Me, too. 2. This has got to be one of the most popular natural toothpaste alternatives. Like sea salt, you can just dip your toothbrush in baking soda and brush like normal. A lot of people use baking soda as a base for homemade tooth powder. 3. 4. 5.
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24 Powerful Relaxation Techniques We The Change Implementing an effective routine for “relaxing” is the key to dealing with stress and anxiety in your life. Here are 24 of the most powerful (and unique) exercises you can begin trying today: 1. Take a Cold Shower It may not be relaxing while you are doing it, but taking a cold shower is a fantastic way to calm the body and mind. 2. Fishing is one of the best ways to relax the body and mind. 3. Having things to look forward to sooths the mind and stimulates a positive mental outlook. 4. But make sure to do it on a traffic-free area, with no specific destination in mind. 5. Very few of us pay close attention to how our sense of smell affects mood, and we can stimulate great feelings of relaxation by incorporating wonderful smells in our life. 6. The sounds, smells and sights of nature instill a calming and peaceful feeling within all of us. 7. Breathing is the king of all relaxation techniques! Pushing your cardiovascular rhythm to its limits is a great way to relax. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14.
Blending Essential Oils For Beginners | Growing Up Herbal Have you ever wondered how to blend essential oils together? I know I did when I first started using them on myself and my kids. I’d buy a bunch of single oils as well as several synergy blends because I didn’t know how to make them myself. Synergy blends are combinations of oils that all work well together and promote something specific like relaxation, energy, keeping bugs away, etc. These blends of essential oils can be used for their aromatherapy purposes as well as their medicinal purposes. Over time, I’ve become more confident in blending essential oils myself as a result of learning how to do it and practicing. Now I can’t help you with the practicing, but I can help you with learning how to do it. Today I want to share the basics of blending essential oils with you so that you can walk away, get the oils you need, and start making your own synergy blends yourself! What Result Are You Looking For? Why do you want to blend oils together? How To Choose Quality Essential Oils Categories
Homemade Deodorant Bar Recipe - Natural and Organic Since we’ve been on the topic of homemade lotion bars the past couple of weeks, I figured I’d share the recipe for homemade deodorant bars (or homemade deodorant sticks!) This is similar to homemade sunscreen bars but without the zinc oxide for sun protection and with baking soda and arrowroot added in. These are slightly thicker than my original homemade deodorant recipe , which allows them to be used as a bar, or put into an old deodorant container. Since the homemade lotion bars , sunscreen bars and deodorant bars all use many of the same ingredients, you can order these in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs or find them locally and save a lot of money on your family’s personal care products. I also love Frugally Sustainable’s idea of adding probiotics to the recipe to help balance good bacteria and prevent odor, and I tried it with this recipe. The Ingredients: This recipe can be adjusted to make any quantity that you’d like by increasing the amount of ingredients used. How to Make: Enjoy!
Lifting Your Spirits Quickly and Easily When you're feeling a little down or uptight, give yourself a break by trying some of these helpful tips. Just breathe Typically, when you're distraught, your breathing quickens and becomes shallow. These changes in breathing are bound to add to your stress and make you more uncomfortable than you already are. You can counter such distress with this quick breathing technique: 1. 2. 3. 4. Talk it out People are social creatures. Get soaked Sitting in a warm bath or standing in a hot shower can comfort the body by loosening all those muscles that tighten up when you're stressed. Feel the big chill This technique sounds pretty weird, but it works. Take a quick thought challenge To figure out exactly what's bothering you and consider it in relation to the big picture of your life's events, answer the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. Exorcise with exercise The body responds to upset by producing stress hormones. Mellow with music Sound influences the mind and body. Pacify with pets Stay in the present
f.lux: software to make your life better Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Consider, though, that the foundation of today’s dental philosophy is similar to the mainstream medical model in that it focuses on treatment and not prevention. I believe the focus of dentistry (like medicine) should be prevention of decay and disease through sound nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This begins in utero (even pre-conception), when the teeth and jaw structure are formed, is well established through breastfeeding, and must be adhered to for one’s lifetime. Avoiding dental decay and disease through diet is challenging, because it means one must stray far from the standard American diet. Spark Health has a DIY Dental eCourse available. Remineralization When most dentists detect a cavity, they suggest filling it, usually without thinking twice. A Safer Alternative
DIY Natural Room Scents Don't miss my follow-up post to this one withNATURAL ROOM SCENTS FOR DIY GIFTS & CENTERPIECESCLICK HERE This post was featured in the April 2013 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Here's the thing. Turns out that King-Man may just be ahead of his time. But, the air in my house gets stale sometimes. There is a simple, all natural, truly lovely solution. Keeping the supply list simple. How to Make Natural Room Scents Fragrant items for naturally scenting your home: citrus -- I've tried other fruits. view whole spices on Amazon: cinnamon sticks, anise stars, allspice, cloves, vanilla beans Five Natural Room Scent RecipesThese are all scents that my nose likes. General procedure: Combine the ingredients in a 2 cup (pint) jar or container, or in a pan on the stove top. view on Amazon: ♦pint jars ♦plastic lids for jars Scent #1: Oranges, cinnamon & cloves (allspice and anise are optional). Scent #2: Lemon, rosemary, & vanilla. Scent #3: Lime, thyme, mint & vanilla extract. view on Amazon: Microplane
Types of Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air Why invest in expensive electrical air purifiers when you could purchase a few types of houseplants to clean and filter the air naturally and inexpensively? Much of the research on these beneficial houseplants has been done by NASA scientists researching ways to create suitable space station habitats. All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able to purify indoor air to some degree through their normal photosynthesis processes. But some were found to be more beneficial than others in removing harmful household toxins, even removing 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours! The three main household toxins of concern are: benzene formaldahydetrichloroethylene These carcinogenic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials and are off-gased from new materials for some time (up to several years, depending on the material of product in question). Tips for Choosing and Caring for Your Plants Nineteen Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air Reader Questions