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Mind your Beeswax! Great DIY Crafts you can Make with Beeswax

Mind your Beeswax! Great DIY Crafts you can Make with Beeswax

 

Beeswax is a great natural Base for homemade products.  It is a wonderful component to add to your life if you are a DIY enthusiast. Natural products such as candles, chapsticks, makeup and lotions can be made without the use of chemicals and toxins.

 

DIY Beeswax Candles

Ingredients-

  • 1 lb Beeswax
  • Candle Wicks
  • Glass Jars
  • 1 Heat Resistant Bowl
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • Water
  • Essential Oil of Choice

Instructions-

  1. Prepare your candle bases.
  2. Clean jars and ensure they are dry and ready for use.
  3. Place a small amount of glue on the bottom of the wick to secure it to the bottom of the jar.
  4. Using a stick, fork or pencil, carefully tape it to the top of the jar and wrap the wick around it to ensure it stays upright.
  5. Fill sauce pan halfway with water, heat on medium/high heat.
  6. Add beeswax into heat resistant container.
  7. Place heat resistant container filled with beeswax carefully into the heated water and stir slowly until completely melted.
  8. Add 2-4 drops of the desired essential oil
  9. Mix slowly to avoid burning yourself.
  10. While still warm, carefully pour the beeswax mixture into the glass jar, ensuring that the wick stays upright in the middle of the container.
  11. Let cool for 24 hours.
  12. After 24 hours, trim the wick and enjoy your natural beeswax candle!

DIY Lip Balms

 

Ingredients-

  • 5 oz Beeswax
  • 5 oz Sweet Almond oil
  • 5 oz Coconut oil
  • 1 oz Shea butter
  • 1 oz Cocoa butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Peppermint Essential oil

Instructions-

  1. Combine the Beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil in a heat resistant bowl and melt together.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  3. While the mixture is melting, insert all the empty tubes in the back side of the fillable lip balm tray.
  4. When completely melted, remove from the heat resistant bowl.
  5. Add your favorite essential oil and stir.
  6. Safely pour the mixture into the tubes while the mixture is still warm, using the fillable tray.
  7. Use the spatula to thoroughly fill tubes.
  8. Let the lip balm tubes cool to room temperature.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

 

DIY Lotion Bars

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 cup Beeswax
  • 2-4 Drops Essential Oil of Choice
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Heat Resistant Container
  • 1 Silicone Mold
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions-

  1. Add water to saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Combine beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter in the heat resistant container and place in the saucepan.
  3. Stir until melted.
  4. Once the ingredients are melted, stir and remove from heat.
  5. Add 2-4 drops of desired essential oil to melted mixture.
  6. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Carefully pour into mold, let cool 24 hours.
  8. After 24 hours, remove from mold and enjoy.

 

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Great ways to use Essential Oils with Masks!

Great ways to use Essential Oils with Masks!

According to the CDC, when used in conjunction with safe practices such as social distancing, handwashing and proper hygiene practices, masks are believed to reduce the risk of exposure to large airborne pathogens. But did you know that there are ways you can incorporate essential oils into your mask usage?

Below is a list of ways you can use essential oils in conjunction with using masks.

  • Anti-Anxiety Treatment.

Some people find wearing a mask to be constricting and anxiety producing, so adding a few drops of a calming essential oil such as lavender to your mask can help you feel calmer and more relaxed.

 

  • Natural Nausea Relief.

If you struggle with issues such as nausea or motion sickness, applying ginger or peppermint essential oils to your mask may give you natural nausea relief.

 

  • Anti-septic Cleansing.

It is important to remember to wash your mask after every single use to prevent respiratory infections and bacterial growth from harming your health. Washing your mask with hot water and soaking it in a mixture of naturally antiseptic essential oils such as lemon and tea tree can help keep your mask clean.

 

  • Energize yourself.

There are many essential oils that can help you find energy and better focus such as orange, rosemary and spearmint. These essential oils are scientifically shown to trigger your olfactory senses and can help you stay on task and be in a better mood!

 

 

  • Anti- Acne cleanse.

Wearing masks can potentially cause acne breakouts in some people due to oil, dirt and makeup that can be confined into pores with the excess pressure of masks on the face. This is why it is important to wash your face thoroughly to prevent “maskne” breakouts. You can use essential oils on your face to naturally prevent and treat acne. A diluted solution of Tea tree essential oil can be safely used as a natural astringent. Also, lemon essential oil is great for spot treatments on pimples.

 

Whether you are using masks for a quick trip to the grocery store or through hours of work during your shift, be sure you are using them safely and cleaning them after each use. If you apply essential oils to your mask, ensure you are using a 100%  pure essential oil product that is organic and does not contain other ingredients or fillers.

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Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan pink salt is used for more than just seasoning food; this natural salt has a variety of health benefits. In the form of lamps, they provide more than just a beautiful glowing light. This article will discuss the many benefits that Himalayan salt can provide to your life.

Cleanse the Air

Himalayan salt lamps work by the scientific concept of hygroscopy, which attracts and absorbs toxic molecules from the air and attracts them into the salt crystal. Airborne contaminants such as cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses and dust can be reduced simply by introducing a pure Himalayan salt lamp into your home or office.

Reduce EMF

Himalayan salt lamps can naturally neutralize electromagnetic radiation by reducing artificial frequencies. These lamps emit negative ions and can provide a balance to your atmosphere amidst the radiation produced by cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices.

Treat Allergies

Himalayan salt lamps are believed to help relieve allergy symptoms and sinus congestion. Many patients with asthma claim to have improved symptoms when they are exposed to Himalayan salt.

Improve your Mood

People suffering from seasonal affective disorder, emotional disturbances and depression have reported feeling an improvement in their mood after using a salt lamp. Alternative practitioners also use salt lamps in chromotherapy sessions.  In these sessions, Himalayan salt lamps provide a natural, orange glow that may help reduce stress levels and promote a more positive vibe.

When purchasing a salt lamp, be sure you are buying a pure, authentic lamp made from real Himalayan Pink Salt. An imitation salt lamp will not provide the same health benefits, if any at all.

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The Hippies were right, We need good Vibrations!

The Hippies were right, We need good Vibrations!

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What are Vibrations?

It is a known scientific fact that all living things emit a frequency and vibrations. Vibrations refer to the movement of atoms and particles caused by energy. All living things and objects that contain atoms emit a vibrational frequency.

Frequencies are measured in hertz (Hz) units and are valued at the rate that vibrations occur. Frequencies are used to discern vibrational patterns. Atoms vibrating at a higher rate are valued at a higher frequency than an atom that is vibrating at a lower rate. Understanding the difference between high and low frequencies is imperative to understand how vibrational frequencies can impact your health.

You, as a human, emit infrasonic waves, which are low-frequency vibrations caused by heartbeats, breathing and the pumping of blood throughout the body. Live organs also produce energy frequencies. All living things and organic compounds emit an energy field. Studies have shown that free electrons absorbed into the body through direct contact with the Earth help regulate natural processes such as circadian rhythm regulation and reduce acute stress and inflammation levels. Connecting with Earth’s frequencies may help align the body’s biological processes and regulate diurnal body rhythms. Earth’s vibrations have also been shown to make a difference in patterns of  human cortisol secretion.

Researcher Bruce Taino discovered that the healthiest bodies resonate at a frequency of 62-70 MHz.  It was his theory that believed that when a person’s frequency drops below 58 MHz, the body becomes susceptible to diseases, bacteria, and viruses. A body with a low frequency negatively influences the energy aura. According to Taino’s theory, when a person’s frequency drops due to environmental and/or physiological factors, the immune system is weakened. He believed that unresolved emotions and trauma are stored in our bodies and also in our electromagnetic energy fields.

We, as human beings have unfortunately separated ourselves from nature. We are indoors most of the time and our culture has devalued the importance of natural experiences such as walking around barefoot, feeling the wind blow onto our skin and safely soaking in the warmth of the sunlight. Humans are organic beings that need connection with the elements to have the most optimal health possible. For example, the lack of sun exposure in our current culture has created an epidemic of low Vitamin D levels. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to a lowered immune system response, osteoporosis, bone wasting, lethargy and increased fatigue.  Our culture has forgotten there are natural solutions to many of the health ailments we struggle with.

Richard Feynman’s studies on electromagnetism won him a nobel prize and proved that when the human body’s potential is equal to the Earth’s electric potential, it becomes an extension of the Earth’s innate electric system. The Earth’s potential thus becomes the “working agent that cancels, reduces, or pushes away electric fields from the body.” Previous studies also showed an improved immune cell response and  pain reduction from the practice of earthing.

The earth itself emits frequencies. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, the Earth’s surface possesses a continuous amount of electrons.  The Earth’s frequency potential can promote an internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of living things.

How to Raise your Frequency

1-Earthing/Grounding. 

Earthing, also known as grounding, is a practice that can benefit virtually every living being. It doesn’t cost anything but it can bring a wide variety of benefits. All living things have an optimal frequency that occurs when each of the cells in our body vibrates at the frequency it was created to. Earthing is a great way to raise your vibrational frequency.

Earthing or Grounding is the concept of physically connecting to any part of earth. This can be grass, dirt, water, basically it is physically experiencing one or more of the elements. Here is a list of easy ways you can raise your vibrational frequency.

  • Go Barefoot.

Taking your shoes off and feeling the grass between your toes is a great way to connect with the earth beneath your feet. Simply take your shoes off and take a walk around your yard. If you don’t have a yard, go to a local park or nature reserve, take your shoes off and take a relaxing stroll.

2- Connect with the elements.

The four elements are: Fire. Water. Earth and Air. Connecting with them will help you raise your vibrational frequency.

To connect with fire: Light a natural, organic candle or build a safely contained campfire in a fire pit or other safe space.

To connect with air:  Open a window or step outside to enjoy the breeze.

To connect with water: Find a natural source such as a lake, creek, pond or ocean. If you do not live near a natural source, there are many affordable “zen” fountains you can purchase to help you connect with the water element.

To connect with Earth: There are many various ways to connect with the Earth element. As previously mentioned, the practice of grounding is one way but there are also activities such as gardening or even just playing in a sandbox or with dirt can help you find serenity.

3- Protect your Energy!

Negative people and actions can decrease your vibration and impact your quality of life. It is important to analyze your life for things, experiences and influences that might be a negative force. Are the people in your life encouraging you or bring you down? Are you enjoying life or just enduring it?  Are you living or existing?

If you find that your life contains negative forces, it is imperative you eliminate as many of those toxins as possible. You get ONE life, there is no sense wasting it with negativity.

4- Be positive!

You can raise your frequency with your perception. The brain responds to the reality it thinks it’s in. If you continuously tell yourself negative things, it will perceive a negative reality. When you focus on what is wrong, you lose sight of what is right.  Focusing on a positive mindset, gratitude and affirmations will  help you raise your frequency.

5- Take Care of your Body!

Eat healthy, organic foods, as these have a higher vibrational frequency. When you are giving your body whole foods that are nutritious, you are giving it the best chance for wellness.

Remember that you are an organic creature with a mind, body and spirit. You don’t just have energy, you ARE energy. You deserve to protect your energy and live the best life possible.

Wishing you hope, healing and happiness.