Healthy Living

Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes

Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes 

Massage oils can be luxurious comfort items that can be used for a variety of purposes such as relaxation or pain relief. Unfortunately, these oils can be pricey and can be filled with unnatural ingredients. But there is another option, you can create your own organic recipes with completely organic ingredients right at home. Below is a list of natural massage oil recipes you can try.  

Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes 

Relaxation Rub Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼ Cup Olive Oil  

5 drops lavender essential oil 

5 drops chamomile essential oil 

1 empty bottle (glass is recommended)  

Instructions 

Pour olive oil into empty bottle. 

Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil. 

Add 5 drops chamomile essential oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to wrists, chest, neck and along collarbone to induce relaxation. 

Sore Muscle Relief Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Jojoba Carrier Oil 

10 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 

5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour Jojoba carrier oil into empty bottle. 

Add 10 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. 

Add 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 

Add 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to sore muscles and joints, careful to avoid eyes and mouth.  

Romance Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 

10 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 

5 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour carrier oil into empty bottle. 

Add 10 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. 

Add 5 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to chest, arms, wrists and nape of neck to induce a romantic mood.  

Focus and Concentration Blend  

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Carrier Oil of choice 

10 Drops Orange Essential Oil 

5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour carrier oil into empty bottle. 

10 Drops Orange Essential Oil 

5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply small amount to temples (careful to avoid eyes) to induce focus and concentration.  

When choosing product bases for your recipes, be sure you are using pure 100% organic ingredients.  

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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.  

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What are the Elements and How Connecting with them can Benefit You!

The Elements are defined as:

Nature, Water, Fire, Earth, Light, Darkness, and Spirit.

Humans are automatically drawn to the elements because we require them to survive.  We are organic creatures and nature is a part of us. Our bodies require sunlight, water and air to sustain themselves. We are attracted to the elements of fire, earth and light because they are a part of us and connect to our physical and spiritual being.

In the current age, we have gotten away from exposure to the elements thanks to modern conveniences. We no longer use candles as primary sources of light or spend as much time in soil gardening due to the conveniences of grocery stores. Spending time in the elements is a wonderful way to connect to your inner being and find better health.

Ways to Connect to the Elements

Earth:

Connect to earth’s element by practicing “grounding” which means to walk around in grass/soil with bare feet.

Fire:

Connect to the fire element by sitting by a fire or by candlelight.

Water:

Connect to the water element by visiting natural lakes, oceans, and streams. You can further connect to this element by swimming in a natural body of water.

Air:

Connect to the air element by sitting in fresh air and feeling the wind. You can also open a window or drive with your windows down.

Light:

To connect to the light element, try to utilize natural light as much as possible. Open the shades in your home or office instead of using artificial lights and get at least 30 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.   

Darkness:

Connecting to the dark element is essential to circadian rhythm. Being exposed to dimmer lights and nighttime signals your pituitary gland to release the appropriate amounts of hormones to induce sleep and restfulness. Dim your lights 2 hours before bed and make it a habit to go look at the stars at night, even for just a moment.

Spirit:

To connect to your spiritual element, meditation is essential. Spending a few moments each day in a peaceful, calming mindset will help you center your spirit.

We hope you find balance in your spirit and are here to help you find, hope, healing and happiness.

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5 Ways to Improve your Workout Routine

5 Easy Life Hacks to Improve your Workout Routine

Obviously, not everyone is a marathon runner or power lifting champion. Those with chronic health conditions may not be able to perform extensive exercises, however it is still important to stay as active as possible. There are many natural life hacks that can benefit your workout routine!

  • Detox!

If your body is overloaded with toxins from your environment or the processed, unnatural foods you eat, your body will struggle to maintain health. Detoxing with natural supplements such as bentonite clay or activated charcoal may give you the extra boost you need to achieve better health or lose weight.  Be sure you check with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement and outweigh the risks and benefits with your physician. Also be sure you are using a 100% pure, organic product!

  • Keep Moving!

Simple exercises such as walking or swimming are low impact and beneficial to the body. Little things like walking up and down stairs, climbing in and out of a bathtub or bending down to pick something up are ways we move our bodies without even realizing it. If you are struggling with exercise, start with 5 minutes of low impact stretching a day. Conditioning your body is a slow process. The point is just to keep moving and stay as active as possible.

  • Hydrate!

Water is what your body is made of. You need to stay hydrated to stay as healthy as possible. An easy step to improve your health is to drink adequate amounts of water and avoid sugary drinks.

  • Stay Positive!

If you are constantly stressed, your body is going to react to that. If your body goes into survival mode, it is going to slow your metabolism, store fat and not work properly. High stress is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Practicing healthy habits like meditation, having a positive mindset, avoiding negative people and performing relaxation techniques are great ways to manage stress.

  • Sleep!

Adequate rest and sleep are essential to being healthy. When your body is run down, exhausted and tired it cannot function at 100%!  Your body will be stressed out and that can cause increased cortisol levels and lead to weight gain. Rest when you are tired. Sleep the recommended amount of at least 8 hours a night.

 

 

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Natural Ways to Protect yourself from Sun damage

Natural Ways to Protect yourself from Sun damage

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The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Food and Drug administration (FDA) has raised concerns over the chemical composition of sunscreen products. Many studies have shown that sunscreens contain chemicals that can seep into the bloodstream and may be linked to certain health problems.

But sun exposure itself comes with risks, so what can we do to protect ourselves from both UV rays and chemicals?

Natural Ways to Protect yourself from Sun damage

  • Avoid sunlight during the hours where the sun’s UV rays are the most dangerous (such as midday-afternoon)
  • Stay in the shade during outside activities.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that shields your skin from damage.
  • Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and wear proper skin protection.

You can use a natural sunscreen solution made with organic products to prevent sunburn without exposing yourself to chemicals in traditional sunscreen products. Below is a recipe you can make at home to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays in a more natural way.

 

Ingredients

  • 6 teaspoons Shea Butter
  • 8 teaspoons ofzinc oxide powder   
  • 12 teaspoons of choice carrier oil (almond, olive or jojoba)
  • 6 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil
  • 6 teaspoons of beeswax pellets

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the carrier oil and vitamin E oil.
  3. Stir until blended.
  4. Carefully mix in the zinc oxide powder.
  5. It is recommended you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to avoid breathing in the powder.
  6. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients have blended.
  7. Allow mixture to cool.
  8. Pour mixture into glass container.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

Apply a generous amount to areas which will be exposed to sunlight. Careful to avoid getting into eyes or mouth. Reapply as needed after swimming or excess sweating.

 

Sunshine is an important factor in human health, but common sense and moderation are key to living a healthy life. Please be responsible with your sun exposure.