26 Seconds Mar 5 ‘ 16
Monarch Butterfly ~ Bees & Butterflies are a sensitive indicator species that tell us about the health of our environment. The world depends on these beautiful winged creatures as essential pollinators to sustain our food supply.
Do you know what’s in your daily skin care products?
Most products on the market are loaded with chemicals unless they’re labelled with all natural ingredients on the package! Many of these damaging monsters have not been tested for long term health effects on the human body and it takes only 26 seconds for our skin to absorb these chemicals before they enter into the bloodstream. Having always been aware of what goes inside of my body with a healthy whole food diet, at some point realized that it’s just as important to be conscious on what I use on the outside!
Toxic chemicals enter our bloodstream through inhalation as well as absorption of the skin. So keeping our daily body care products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant and lotions completely natural, ensures that we are creating the right environment to promote and maintain our good health. It all adds up so lighten your body burden and choose natural ingredients as your way of life. You will enjoy having soft, clear skin and shiny hair and feeling and smelling incredible.
A rewarding life style decision is knowing that we are doing our best to use toxin free ingredients that are actually good for us while mindfully treading softly on this earth.
Let’s stay connected with nature as it was always intended! We are all bound together.
Ingredients to avoid:
- Coal Tar Dyes
- DEA (Diethanolamine Cocoamide Dea, Lauramide
- BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
- BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
- Artificial Colourants
- MEA (Monoethanolamine)
- TEA (Triethanolamine)
- Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives (Ie. Dmdm Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidoazolidinyl Urea)
- Genetically Modified Organisms
Benefits of Raw Honey Apr 24 ‘ 16
Raw honey is a pure form of food in nature with so many health benefits to offer!
It actually contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and thousands of live enzymes! 6 species of friendly bacteria and pollen. A super food! It never spoils and if you were to put a jar away for 100 years it would still be good to eat! Due to it’s antibacterial and antiviral qualities, raw honey is excellent for a healthy digestive and strong immune system. It also balances your blood sugar levels and normalizes blood pressure. Eat a little honey everyday on your bread, or on granola or in your drinks. You’ll feel great!
Raw honey is also absolutely wonderful for skin and hair. It has natural humectants that attract, replace and retain moisture. A healer of wounds and gentle skin clarifier as it inhibits bacterial growth. This time tested ingredient has been around since Roman Times!
Add some to your shampoo and enjoy soft, shiny hair with bounce!
In your soap it will soothe and promote smooth clarified skin! And the scent oh my, will bring thoughts of sweet meadows and sunshine. I can hardly wait for the farmer’s markets to start up!
Do not be swayed in thinking processed honey is comparable as it is merely just pure sugar void of any nutrients or beneficial ingredients. The natural living enzymes and nutrients have all been destroyed in processing. Please make sure your honey says “raw” or “unprocessed” on the label.
Let’s look to nature for safe and healthy ingredients proven to be so effective over time.
Because the truth is Nature is perfect.
Why Essential Oils? July 30’16
When you smell a peppermint leaf or a stem of lavender it is actually the essential oils from these plants that you are inhaling.
Therapeutic and aromatic compounds are extracted from plants and nothing artificial is added in true essential oils. These oils are concentrated so you’re getting high levels of therapeutic healing compounds. Because these compounds are so small they can pass into the cell wall to help destroy viruses and disease that can enter into your body. So not only do they smell incredible but they hold great health benefits. Natural based lotion and soap products are great ways to reap the many benefits of essential oils.
Essential Oils can:
- Balance hormones
- Reduce inflammation
- Eliminate age & sun spots
- Promote anti-aging
- Heal scarring
- Detoxify your body
- Clear skin problems
- Kill tumors and cancer
- Improve spiritual awareness
Essential oils are gentle on the body and your body already naturally and readily knows how to work with plant based compounds. These powerful oils have been used for thousands of years and I believe they still work better than conventional modern medicine today that is sadly chemically derived. Today’s conventional medicine is originally inspired from plants and then synthetically recreated with toxic chemicals. Why? Because you can’t put a patent on nature! Only chemicals can you patent for profit.
Some of my favourite essential oils and their benefits:
PEPPERMINT ~ Sharpens your focus and enhances mental alertness, boosts energy.
FRANKINCENSE ~ Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer (inhibits abnormal cell growth), healing, immune support, skin health, spiritual grounding.
MYRRH ~ Anti-aging (promotes tissue repair), rejuvenating, soothes chapped or cracked skin, antimicrobial, anti-cancer.
LAVENDER ~ Calming to irritated skin, Reduces mental stress & anxiety, strengthens immune system, antiseptic, heals scarring.
CITRUS (GRAPEFRUIT, LEMON, ORANGE, LIME) ~ Cleansing, soothing, uplifting, antioxidant, antimicrobial, mildly astringent, improves mental fatigue, relieves headaches, relieves muscle & joint pain.
PATCHOULI ~ Relieves skin & hair problems (eczema, acne, dandruff), ant-inflamatory, anti-depressant, effective for relaxation & meditation, freshens, soothes.
TEA TREE ~ Antiseptic, antimicrobial, soothing, healing, relieves inflammation, remedy for dry skin & scalp.
LIQOURICE ~ Detoxification of skin & hair, immune support, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin brightening (evens skin tone, reduces age spots).
LEMONGRASS ~ A natural astringent to refine pores, evens skin tone, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant to prevent skin aging caused by free radicals, moisturizing for dry skin & hair, stress reliever, strengthens nervous system.
ROSEMARY ~ Contains phytonutrients helps protect skin cells from sun and free radical damage. Anti-inflamatory and antiseptic properties promote a clear skin and a healthy moisturized scalp, stimulates hair growth. Lowers stress and promotes mental clarity, enhances memory.
EUCALYPTUS ~ Skin remedial and healing properties, heals skin irritation. Anti-viral and anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties to relax muscles and reduce pain. Promotes hair follicle growth improving shine and overall hair health. Relieves respiratory ailments.
CEDARWOOD ~ Antiseptic and Anti-inflammatory properties for skin complaints like eczema and prevents clogging of pores. Relieves joint stiffness and pain. Relieves breathing difficulties including asthma. Combats stress and eases tension. Encourages restful sleep and a calm mind, improves focus.