Monday, November 25, 2013

Turmeric facial

Today I try a turmeric facial!  I have heard amazing things about what can be done with a half  hour treatment 4 days a week. So excited to  give it a try along with my juice cleanse.

I'll be keeping this updated so stay tuned and see what this Week brings

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Take time with tea

Tea, it's made a comeback for its antioxidants, and it's a great way to get medicinal herbs into your system 

But the simple pleasure of tea is often ignored, from the moment I boil water, tea is time for myself 

1. Boiling the water, I never watch the pot, as if I did it would never boil. 
2. While the water is boiling, I select what herbs or teas I'm using, depending on the time of day and what's going on with my body. I love coming up with blends that are going to make a difference in my day.
3. The teapot, most people add the bag to the cup and most of the time I do this as well. However, I try to make a few teapots full a day, this way I can let some of the tea steep for extra long, the aroma and colors get deeper, the flavor and healing properties stronger.
4 Enjoying: tea is said to be like wine, true tea enthusiasts can pick apart flavors and smells. I just like tea

Look locally for bulk tea to control your blends! Reusable tea strainers are available everywhere. Try local herbs for regional health! 

My favorite teas/herbs

Female: raspberry leaf (I add this to everything!) , ashwaganda, cohosh, cotton root, nettles

Morning: green, black, hibiscus

Evening: chamomile, peppermint, passionflower, lavender, valerian root (use valerian root sparingly working your way up to more as it can make you VERY sleepy)

Cold/flu: echinacea, ginger, lemon  

Enjoy your tea, take your time, like everything else in life enjoy the moment. Think about all the plants that went into it, the water, sun and energy it took to grow them and then the energy of the people who harvested, dried, and got it to you.  All that energy in your cup....... you choose what to do with it...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fun with my little one

A peek into what I do when I'm NOT massaging or making all natural bath and body products, and a look at who I do it all for! 

My daughter is the light of my life 

Practicing massage herself, she is one of the most loving kids I've ever met! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

A GOOD diet plan!

Diets, as a rule have been known as a way to eat that isn't necessarily the best for your body, or for your palate.. never-mind what eating a diet of the same low-calorie, possibly artificially flavored food will do to a person's energy.
The Milf Diet is a program that simply makes sense! Its a diet based on whole grains, seasonal eating, natural sweeteners, and (mostly) plant based proteins.  Its a holistic, natural, additive free way to eat yourself skinny.....

Basically put ladies and gentlemen, its how you SHOULD be eating anyways.

The Milf Diet is full of recipes that are not only appealing to the palate, but they are great for your body, mind, skin, and the earth.

Jessica Porter is also the author of The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics as well as a private whole foods chef,  manager of The Way to Health Program  at the Kushi Institute in Becket Massachusetts, and a certified hypnotherapist specializing in hypnosis for childbirth.

The book has options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. Many of the recipes are versatile and meat can be added in place of or in addition to an ingredient.

If you are into eating healthy and trying to get the rest of the family to do so (while loosing a few extra pounds in the process) this is a wonderful book to add to your recipe collection.

Not only is it filled with recipes, but tips on how to cook and select the perfect ingredients for the recipes.

Jessica Porter give tips on kicking things that many of us rely on (despite it hurting our bodies and our waist lines) Learn to kick sugar and caffeine  and learn why its so important to get these out of our diets!

While I'm not sure I'm ready to give up dairy yet (I mean whats a Milf without her wine and cheese nights) I do think that as a rule and for the most part this is a great diet to follow.

The Milf Diet retails for $35.

. All opinions are 100% mine I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Check out my shop

Okay so there's not much in there yet but you can make orders, or purchase what I have! 


Anybody else have a hard time with stickers?! 
Ugh cNt stand these thing 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Whats in your body care products?

We all say we care about it, we buy products labeled "organic" or "natural, with the expectations that they will be healthy for us. But have you ever really READ whats in those products you put on your skin multiple times a day?

Did you know it only takes 20 seconds for the products we put on our skin to sink in and get into the blood stream?

So what ARE you putting in there? Alcohol, Parabens, dyes, fragrances, what chemicals are going into your bloodstream?

If you are like me, you work hard to live a healthy and holistic life, most people these days are looking into whats going into their products. Never thinking that those products that they put on their skin, are filled with chemicals possibly doing more harm then the food that they eat!! Not to mention the havoc they are doing to the environment and wildlife 

Here are what we like to call the "Dirty Dozen" of Cosmetic Chemicals
  1. BHA and BHT: Most commonly used in moisturizers, these chemicals can cause cancer, disrupt the endocrine system and is harmful to fish and wildlife. Long term exposure has been toxic to rats and has been linked to lung and kidney problems
  2. Coal Tar Dyes listed as p-phenylenediamine and colors listed as CI (with a series of 5 numbers) these have a potential to cause cancer and may be contaminated with heavy metals which are toxic to the brand
  3. DEA and DEA compounds these make soap foamy, they can cause eye and skin irritation and high levels of exposure have been linked to liver cancer and precancerous changes in the skin and thyroid
  4. Dibutyl Pthtlate used as a plasticizer in nail care, linked to endocrine disruption and suspected to be a reproductive toxin
  5. Formaldyhyde releasing preservatives (DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15) these chemicals slowly release formaldyhyde, a known human carcinogen. While Formaldyhyde does occur naturally in the environment, these products release much more then is safe
  6. Parabens are suspected endocrine disruptors that have been shown to effect the male reproductive organs, they also mimic estrogen effecting female reproductive organs as well
  7. Parfum (aka fragrance) they can trigger allergies and asthma, many are linked to cancer and neurotoxicity, they are harmful to fish and wildlife
  8. PEG Compounds can be contaminated with 1, 4 -dioxane which can cause cancer, harm the nervous system and effect development
  9. Petroleum used to make things shiny (think petroleum jelly)  can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) a carcinogen known to cause cancer
  10. Siloxanes  ingredients ending in "-siloxane" or "-methicone, suspected endocrine disrupter,  and reproductive toxin
  11. Sodium laureth sulfate again used in foaming cosmetics can also be contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane 
  12. Triclosan used in antibacterial cleansers, toothpastes and antiperspirants its a suspected endocrine disruptor and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria

So before you decide to spend your hard earned cash on something that will in the end probably only be harming you, give it a little bit of research! There are many natural options!
  • Use simple oils like almond or grape seed, these are emollient, natural, and won't leave you feeling greasy
  • Choose natural options, look at your local food co-op or health food store CAREFUL, read the ingredients, you'd be surprised what you'll find in an 'organic' product
  • Make your own! Its cheap, fun and easier then you would think
  • Shop Local, your farmers market is sure to have some local vendors that take the time to craft their own
  • ETSY always an option for natural and handmade products

In my practice I use only natural and organic products, things that are good for your skin and while you probably wouldn't want to eat one of my handmade lotions or oil blends.. you could do it and be perfectly safe!

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