Posted on January 19, 2016 by Melissa Auxier
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Happy New Year! The start of a new year always brings along the feeling that I need to make resolutions or at least make a fresh start on things that are important to me, likely you are the same. So how do you go about doing this? Many years ago, I followed a blog to help put order back into my home, the most important thing I learned through that following was that taking baby steps was the best way to accomplish things that needed to be done. So, as you reflect on things that are important, things that you want to change, create a list of "baby steps" to move you along that road to your end goal.
Here are some ideas for the most common New Starts!
1) Detox - Detox your skin naturally to renew that youthful glow. Why is it important to detox? Over the course of a year, your skin comes into contact with many chemicals, chemicals in your laundry detergent, your lotions, your sunscreens, all of these chemicals are absorbed by your skin. Take a few days to give your body a break from all of these toxins, a rest, so to speak. Nourish it with a light fast and detox with a few natural products great at renewing your mind, body and spirit.
Charcoal soap - a naturally detoxing bar that aids in clearing the skin, this bar gets rave reviews, if you haven't tried it, now is the time. Also available in unscented for those with sensitive skin.
Detox soap - a great detox bar with dead sea mud and a blend of essential oils known for their ability to detox the skin. You can also lather up with these soaps and leave it on for a few minutes to let the dead sea mud or charcoal work at adsorbing the toxins.
Detox Bath Bomb - relax and soak for 20-30 minutes with my detox bath bomb. I like to break my bath bomb in half and use it for two baths.
2) Lose weight - Watch what you eat and try to exercise a few times a week, in addition, there are many essential oils that can aid you on your journey, grapefruit essential oil for instance is excellent in this respect.
Grapefruit Bath Bombs - bathe in grapefruit, the best way for it to absorb into your skin.
Grapefruit Scrub - Prefer to take a shower? A scrub is the perfect way to use grapefruit in the shower, it provides exfoliation and aromatherapy benefits of grapefruit.
3) Natural Beauty - Now is the time to take a fresh start with your beauty care routine. Minimize what you use and pay attention to the ingredient list. You can have amazing skin with natural ingredients. Make it a point to change 1 or 2 products to more natural products for your skin this month!
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4) Less Stress - It's not easy to have less stress, but you can change the way you handle stress. Take time for yourself, and make it a point to bring more essential oils into your routine. Pure therapeutic essential oils can provide a calming affect. Try lavender, peaceful or lavender dream, all of these oils and oil blends will relax the body and mind. Place a drop or two on the back of your neck or on the bottoms of your feet, you can also put a drop on your pulse points. Another good way to use essential oils is via wax melts or an essential oil diffuser, both allow the essential oils to be diffused into the air, thereby benefiting everyone in your home.
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Posted on February 05, 2015 by Melissa Auxier
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DIY Shower Steamers:
Shower steamers are very similar to bath bombs but usually a different shape and typically, you need to use more essential oils than you would need for a bath bomb.
You can make your shower steamers in any mold that you would like, I use a muffin tin for mine. Then store them in a glass jar in the bathroom so that they are handy when you need them.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup white clay or arrowroot powder or tapioca starch or corn starch, any of these will work.
- 2 and 3/4 tbsp carrier oil of your choice - almond oil, coconut oil, etc.
- 3/4 tbsp of water
- Essential oils: I recommend using 1 tablespoon of essential oils of your choice
- Combine baking soda, epsom salt, citric acid and clay, mix well until combined.
- Mix your water, carrier oil and essential oils
- Use a whisk and slowly pour the essential oil mix into the dry mix. Blend thoroughly. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling but should not be real wet feeling. If you get it too wet, it will begin to fizz.
- Push mix into your mold, don't pack tightly, but pack well. Depending on the mold used, I typically leave it in the mold for 15 minutes or so and then flip the mold carefully onto a cookie sheet to dry. Leave to dry 24 to 48 hours.
- When dry, remove and store in air tight container.
To use: Place one in the back of your shower out of the stream of water, so that it can dissolve slowly to maximize the aromatherapy benefit. I don't recommend using these in a bath unless you cut back on the essential oils used as it would be too strong. This batch makes 4-6 muffin tin shower steamers.
Shower steamers can be any combination of essential oils depending on the desired aromatherapy effect you are looking for.
Sinus blend might include peppermint, lavender, rosemary, camphor, menthol, eucalyptus.
Relaxing blend might include lavender, orange, tangerine, ylang ylang,
Energy blend might include any of the following - peppermint, ginger, spearmint, rosemary
Experiment with the oils you like or have on hand and let us know how it goes!
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Posted on May 06, 2012 by Melissa Auxier
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Welcome to my little corner of the world where I create all natural products to ease your mind and body of the explosion of chemicals found in so many products today. I started my business from a personal need. I found I was reacting to many products found in stores today and wanted to be able to use things that others could use, but in a more natural way. So, over the years, I have been learning and creating using herbs, essential oils, clays and salts to create unique aromatherapy products to help my family and yours.
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