How to Make Lotion Bars- Easy Recipe I’ve finally reached a point where I make all of our toiletry products by hand. I’ve saved a lot of money doing this with bulk ingredients, and I love that I’m not putting any chemicals on my family’s skin. (Finally even replaced my make-up with homemade versions and more on that coming soon!) I’ve made lotion in the past, but was excited to stumble on this great variation, which is solid at room temperature and looks like a bar of soap. There are endless variations on this lotion bar recipe too. These are fun presents, and could be made for baby shower gifts, birthdays, Christmas gifts or for pregnant moms to use to prevent stretch marks. The Ingredients: This recipe can be adjusted to make any quantity that you’d like. How to Make: Combine all ingredients (except essential oils if using) in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it. Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the essential oils.
Free massage videos showing the various transisitons between massage strokes. Demonstrations of transitioning massage strokes The purpose of these free massage videos is to give you a basic idea of the transitions between different massage strokes that eventually become a full body massage. While it's practical to to learn massage online, I'd emphasize making sure that you do so safely. massage contraindications before starting any hands on work. While it's convenient to watch and learn visually, you will get more from the site by taking some time to do some reading. More Free Massage Videos - StumbleUpon we blessing sisters have loved notepads, notebooks and all things paper since our first wide-rule pads we bought in gradeschool. we have trouble letting go of even a single sheet of paper, lest we find a use to reuse or recycle it in the craft room! this time, we repurposed our old faxes and paper scraps into notebooks and made them useful again. we pulled out old wrapping paper, books we didn’t mind ripping pages out of, and other odds and ends to make the covers pretty. this is quick and easy to do with what you already have at home, and you end up with a stack of handy, useful pads that might even give you a tinge of back-to-school nostalgia. –bbbcraft sisters CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials: - 8 ½” x 11” scrap paper (from faxes, printing mishaps and mail) - binder clips - scraps of cardboard cut into 1” inch strips OR 2 wood paint mixers cut to size -elmers glue, pvc or a glue gun - paint brush - decorative scrap paper - masking tape and/or decorative tape
Natural Skincare -- 11 Best Organic Products for Your Skin Best Body Wash: Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Classic Soaps Pricegrabber There's never a reason to spend a ton of money on a soap for the shower because it only stays on your body for a short amount of time. That said, if you are careful about putting only organic, natural, good-for-your-skin-and-your-insides products on your skin, than you can't go wrong with Dr. Bronner's castille soaps. Best Eye Cream: Dr. There's a debate going on in the beauty industry regarding whether or not eye creams actually work (see Eye Cream: A Myth or a Must?). Best Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel Natural and non-drying, Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel will clean your skin and pores of impurities without causing excessive dryness. Best Exfoliant: Dermalogica Microfoliant While I don't recommend exfoliating daily, you should exfoliate a couple times a week to make sure you slough off all the dead skin cells. Best Body Lotion: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion
Snow-Globe Soap Dec19 by Brenda Ponnay Stuff their stockings with something they can wash their hands with!By Brenda Ponnay What’s cuter than a button, small enough to fit in a stocking, won’t rot your teeth and leaves you squeaky clean? A mini snow-globe soap, of course! This is technically just “melt and pour” soap so it might be considered cheating to some hard-core soap enthusiasts but I’m not about to mess with lye or distilling vodka when I’ve got a small child acting as my personal assistant. First you’ll cut up the glycerine into 1-inch chunks. Don’t be fooled by the picture above. After you’ve poured the glycerine, let it cool just enough to form a thin skin on the top. After all your toys are arranged, you can add your snow. Next you’ll pop it in the freezer for about twenty minutes or until the cubes are cool to touch from the underside of the ice cube tray (be sure to check the middle). If you found us through Stumble Upon!
Save Your Hands!® Injury Prevention & Ergonomics for Manual Therapists Aug 29 2013 The little things do matter Bear with me as I share something that will seem unrelated to massage at first. I’ve been riding my bike to work for quite a while now, and I recently switched to a new bike. After a while, I started to notice a little knee pain when riding, and this got progressively worse the more I rode. I’ve worked with biomechanical models enough to know that a small change in the angle of a joint can make a significant difference in the forces across that joint during muscular exertion. Jul 30 2013 Going to the dogs? More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. If you find your client’s dog blocking your way into their house, the best strategy may be to go back to your car and call your client so that they can come out and hold their dog while you come in. Here are some dog bite prevention tips from the CDC and the AVMA. And here’s a web site with visual guides to dog behavior. Jun 28 2013 Just change one thing Be well, Rick May 30 2013 Apr 30 2013
Simple Winter Sewing Project: Hot Rice Bags Warm face, warm ‘ands, warm feet Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly? –Eliza Doolittle Cloth bags of heated grain are great for warming the bed or soothing sore muscles–much cozier than hot water bottles, and a nicer quality of heat. I kept seeing them in boutique shops with shocking price tags, and whenever I asked what the bags were filled with, the shop proprietors would say it was a secret. But one day a few years ago I saw one that had a suspicious little pile of rice in its packaging, and as soon as I got home I whipped up a bag for myself using rice from the pantry, and added a fleece cover while I was about it (no wonder the filling was a secret–who would pay $30 for a little bag of rice?). I made one for each of us, and for my mom and dad and sister and in-laws and sundry friends. With a piece of standard copy paper as your pattern, cut two 8 1/2 x 11″ pieces of cotton (muslin or calico works great). Clip corners, turn, and press. Add 5 cups of dry rice.
Proper Body Mechanics Can Extend Your Massage Therapist Career | Denver Massage School You have learned proper body mechanics during your massage therapy training, but when it comes to actually working in the real world, those things may be forgotten with everything else that you are trying to remember. Giving a massage requires that the therapist give a lot of their energy, both physically and emotionally. By focusing on proper body mechanics, you can effectively increase the amount of time you can spend as a massage therapist. In the beginning of your career, no one is there to remind you of your bad posture and to correct certain habits that may lead to a sustained problem in your body. Learn a simple yoga sequence that you can do if you a little bit more time between clients or at the end of the day. If it’s possible try to schedule a variety of massages in the same day. Finally, when your day is through, release any muscular tension with a hot bath or soak in a hot tub. Interested in a rewarding career as a massage therapist?
delightful country cookin': homemade air freshener "Don't you get fresh with me, ya hear!" Oh, I love it when adults (especially grandparents) say that to little kids. What does it mean exactly? Today, I'm going to ask you to actually get fresh with me. I digress. I was roaming around on Tasty Kitchen one day when I came across a recipe for homemade air freshener. To make these little beauties, you first need a heat-proof jars (I found mine for $0.99 each at Michael's), food coloring colors of your choice, and essential oil. Into each jar, drop a few drops (I repeat...a few...it doesn't take more than 2 or 3) of food coloring. Now for the fun part. Why salt? Get one cup of water boiling on the stove. Then, pour in the other cup of cold water and the salt, stirring until the salt is dissolved. Quickly pour the hot gelatin mixture in each of your jars, and then use a disposable stick or spoon to stir it into the oil and food coloring. Let these gel overnight, and then voila! To recap, here's the full ingredient list:
Medical - 267-424-4549 - International Academy of Medical Reflexology Reprinted from ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE Volume 4, Number 1, January/February 1997. Author, Professor Lorraina J. Telepo, MRP Defining Reflexology The International Academy of Medical Reflexology's Patented Definition for Medical Reflexology is (c) MEDICAL REFLEXOLOGY IS a complementary, biological, integrative, blended health science, THROUGHWHICH an exercise pressure is applied to reflex areas, FORMED BY 7,200 nerve endings in each hand and foot, ENCOURAGING IMPROVED INSTRUCTION to each and every specific organ, gland, and part of the body, THUSPERSUADING the body to biologically correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself, to reach balance, normalization, and homeostasis. The statement below is from the outstanding term paper of Student, Julia Pomeroy, RN, MRP with permission to publish, thank-you for sharing & inspiring other's, Julia: Julia Pomeroy, RN. "This is quite a Medical Reflexology definition. What Reflexology does not do. A Reflexologist is NOT a doctor.
Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius - 43 Pics Click Here For More Genius Ideas 10 Quick & Easy Homemade Herbal Gift Ideas! Making your own gifts this year? Need a little last-minute inspiration? We’ve collected some of our favorite recipes for all sorts of homemade goodies from sweet treats to natural bodycare formulas and medicinal staples to help you share the herbal love with friends and family. Most of these recipes can be made in just one day and none of them take longer than a week. There’s still time to craft all of these delights! Did you know that most perfumes are manufactured using synthetic chemicals, even petroleum? Woodland Perfume This blend truly smells like the forest. 4 drops Spruce essential oil 2 drops organic Fir Needle essential oil 2 drops organic Cedarwood essential oil 1 drop organic Vetiver essential oil 1 drop organic Bergamot essential oil 1 tsp organic Jojoba Oil Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle and roll between palms to evenly mix the oils. Sweet Summer Perfume Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle, and roll between palms to evenly mix the oils. Refreshing Perfume