Healthy Living

What is Dry Brushing

What is Dry Brushing

The lymphatic system is one of the most important parts of your immune system that you’ve probably never heard of. This system is a network of tissues and organs that filter toxins. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport a fluid called lymph that contains infection fighting white blood cells through the body. 

Dry brushing is one way you can help keep your lymphatic system running effectively. Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like; it is where you take a dry brush with natural bristles and rub it across your skin to stimulate blood flow, break up lymphatic build up and also exfoliate the skin.   

It is recommended that you dry brush daily before you shower.  Doing this every day will help you prevent lymphatic build up and can even promote elasticity and a youthful look for your skin!  

For added skincare benefits, applying a body butter such as shea or cocoa butter after you dry brush can help you promote better health!  

Healthy Living

Make your own Natural Air Gel Freshener

Aromatherapy with essential oils is a much safer option to freshen your home without exposing you and your family to toxic air freshener products. Below is a recipe to create your own DIY gel air freshener you can safely use in your home, office or even your car.  

Natural Gel Air Freshener 

Ingredients 

Water  

2 packs unflavored gelatin 

1 tablespoons table salt 

1-2 teaspoons essential oil of choice 

Glass container (Mason jars work well) 

Seed sprouter lid 

Food coloring (Optional)  

Instructions 

1-Heat 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon of salt in a small saucepan 

2-Slowly add the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved   

3- Remove from heat   

4-Add 1/4 cup water 
5- Carefully pour into the mason jar

6- Add up to 1 teaspoon of essential oil of choice into jar

(Optional- Add food coloring of choice)  

7- Add seed starter lid to jar lid.  

8- Allow to cool for 12 hours.   

Keep the air freshener in a safe place away from kids and pets. 

Also be sure you are using only high-quality essential oils that do not contain other fillers.  

Healthy Living

How to have a Happy Halloween during quarantine: Safe Ideas to Celebrate

Quarantine Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween

The corona virus pandemic has most of the world in quarantine right now. With a lot of us stuck at home, it can be difficult to find ways to celebrate events such as Halloween. Below is a list of ideas on how you can still have a happy Halloween during quarantine.

DIY Halloween Decorations

There are tons of fun, DIY projects you can do at home for Halloween! One idea is to have your kids go outside to collect fallen leaves, then iron them into wax paper for a fun, fall display. You can also make fun crafts and other decorations out of various items such as creating “mummies” by wrapping toilet paper on cardboard cutout shapes and adding a pair of googley eyes. You can also google “Halloween craft ideas” and see what other ideas you can have fun with, all from the safety of your home.

Homemade Candy

We all know that candy is one of the best parts of Halloween!  Making your own only adds to the fun. There are plenty of great recipes that you can create at home. This is also a great option for kids with food allergies or health issues because you can tailor make candy that avoids allergens and dietary triggers. 

Costume Creation 

Making costumes with your kids is a great bonding project and helps them express their individuality and creativity! Letting your child design and create their own costume is a safe way to let them still enjoy one of the most exciting parts of Halloween without possible exposure to Corona Virus.

 Make a Virtual Family Event

Due to the pandemic, If your kids are not able to go trick or treating, another option is to create a fun event at home. Let your kids put on a “play” or “show” in their costumes. They can pretend to be their favorite character, express creativity and you can even live stream the “play” on social media for grandparents and relatives to be a part of the fun too!

We here at Hope healing Happy Co. hope you are able to enjoy Halloween despite the pandemic.