5 ways to detox daily

5 ways to detox daily
Spring is the season of cleaning, organizing, and getting the yard looking fresh and ready for summer.

It’s also the perfect time to cleanse and detoxify your BODY! Detoxifying and cleansing your body of toxins periodically has a lot of benefits and can keep your body functioning optimally. Cleansing doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. Small simple changes every day can add up to large beneficial results. Try these quick tips to help support healthy detoxification in your body:

1. Drink more water! It is recommended that you drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Staying hydrated encourages proper metabolic function. Your body is up to 60 percent water and needs water to function properly. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Not only does drinking enough water mean you’re flushing out toxins on the regular (and if that means plenty of bathroom breaks, so be it), it also means your skin will stay healthy, you’ll sleep better and you might even notice that headaches, muscle cramping, digestive issues, and aches and pains subside substantially. Try adding some Vitality oils to your water to help keep things fun and new!

2. Get sweaty! Not only does exercise have numerous health benefits, but it is also a great way for your body to naturally detoxify. Your skin is your largest organ and is key to toxin elimination, sometimes referred to as ‘the third kidney’. So, get moving! Whether it be a heavy workout or a walk around the block, moving and exercising in any form will help with detoxification, as well as other health improvements such as: better mood and reduced levels of stress and anxiety.

3. Increase antioxidant and fiber intake! Antioxidants (found in foods with high levels of Vitamin A, C and E, like berries) help fight free radicals, while fiber (found in whole grains, lentils, beans, fruits and veggies) is essential to proper and regular digestion. Try including more fresh produce into your daily diet, and don’t forget to take your NingXia Red! Ningxia Red is packed with antioxidants and offers whole body wellness support.

4. Sleep Sweet! Sleep is essential to a healthy, functioning body. It’s when our body resets our brain, repairs cells, and flushes out toxins from our liver and kidneys. Be sure you are getting quality sleep and resting when your body needs it. Creating a relaxing and restful environment can be done by incorporating essential oils like Peace and Calming, Cedarwood, Lavender and Tranquil into your bedtime routine.

5. Breathe Deep! Conscious, deep breathing can help stimulate your lymphatic system. Long and slow breathing helps to stimulate lymph flow. A few times each day, try making time to take focused deep breaths while incorporating calming essential oils like Stress Away, Frankincense, and Valor

What are some of your favorite ways to detoxify daily?

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Meditation Space essentials

Meditation Space essentials
Quiet your mind and invite peaceful feelings to each day with meditation. 

Creating a calming space for moments of reflection can significantly enhance your experience. Whether you have a room, nook, or quiet corner, here are a few essentials to incorporate into your meditation space.

1. Having a diffuser nearby is a great way to create a serene environment. Did you know? Smell is the only sense connected to the limbic lobe, the emotional control center of the brain. By simply inhaling aromas, you can positively affect your emotions and mood. Try diffusing oils that will invite grounding feelings like Valor, Palo Santo, Highest Potential, and Sacred Sandalwood. You can also put a drop in the palms of your hands, cup your hands around your nose, and breathe in deeply.

2. Oils can also be used topically during your meditation practice. Apply oils to wrists, neck, or temples before you start relaxing. We love Frankincense, Sacred Mountain, and Grounding to name a few!

3. Bring tranquility to your space with an element of nature. Plants not only add life and color-certain plants have even been found to clean the air!

4. There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea to soothe your soul. Young Living’s Steeped Vitality Teas are the perfect companions for your quiet time. Each comforting flavor contains carefully crafted ingredients and rich aromas. Choose from Orange Rosehip Black Tea, Vanilla Lemongrass Green Tea, or Spiced Tumeric Herbal Tea.

5. Sound is a powerful tool that can set the mood as you relax. The rich, deep tones of Tibetian singing bowls are loved by many meditation gurus. Don’t have one? No need to worry! Look for a meditation playlist on your favorite music app.

6. Another popular element that can add a sense of touch are crystals. People often feel rooted to the earth when they hold them or have them nearby. Having Mala Beads or another object in hand can serve a similar purpose by bringing focus.

What do you use to enhance your mediation space?

Intentional spaces with essential oils

Enhance your space with the aromas of essential oils. 

Why essential oils? Smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to the limbic lobe of the brain, the emotional control center. A scent can evoke an emotion or memory before we are consciously aware of it! 

Now visualize the room or space you want to focus your intentions on. 

  • What type of environment do you want create? 
  • What are you using this space for? 
  • Then think of aromas you love that will support your desired outcome. 
  • Add a few drops in your diffuser and enjoy the benefits! 

Here are a few essential oils to consider as you create intentional spaces.

What do you visualize for creating an intentional space? Need guidance? Send me a message, I will help!

Read this before you begin your Spring Cleaning!

Read this before you begin your Spring Cleaning!
It is officially Spring which means Spring Cleaning is in FULL FORCE. I have 5 tips to help make your Spring cleaning a breeze while helping you "breath easy".

1. Make Space. Before you begin Spring cleaning-remove the old. Are there items you do not use? Things hanging around that do not bring you joy or have a purpose?  Have you not been listening to Marie Kondo?? LOL Take inventory and release those unneeded items. You could choose to hold a garage sale or donate to those in need, etc. just release and make space. #ClearTheClutter

2. Team work makes the dream work. Get the family involved. Assign age appropriate chores, turn on the tunes and celebrate with a family reward like dinner out, ice cream (too soon??) or something fun. This helps teach kids to take responsibility and that hard work pays off while easing the burden on YOU. 

3.  Keep cleaning products to a minimum & use non-toxic cleaner. Vinegar and baking soda are two must haves in my home for "green" cleaning DIY's (If you want my cheat sheet of recipes-reply to this message and I will send to you) 

Not into DIY?? Find a multi-purpose cleaner that can handle all the things-BONUS points if it is SAFE for your family & the environment (more on that in a few).  

4. Add in air purifying plants. Bamboo is said to remove formaldehyde and act as a humidifier. Snake plants are said to absorb both nitrogen oxides & formaldehyde, Peace lilies are often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they are know for removing mold spores. Gerber daisies have been said to remove benzene from the air and the internet tells me they can improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen at night. 

5. Use reusable cloths and tools. Use mops with washable pads instead of throw away ones, instead of paper towels-use clothes from old t-shits, instead of polyester sponges infused with triclosan, use biodegradable clothes like the ones I found HERE. 

BONUS TIP: Also worthy of throwing in here is I recommend dusting with a damp cloth-not a dry cloth. Dry dusting releases particles back into the air and a damp cloth will collect those particles. 

How many times have you cleaned and start coughing, sneezing and hacking because of the chemical nastiness of what you are using to clean with??? Take a peek in your cleaning cupboard, how many products do you have? Have you read the labels? Let me guess a BIG X that says poison is on there, Am I Right? Go ahead and look, I'll wait.........

Cleaning your home should not make you sick, nor should it put our environment at risk and NO you do not need chemicals to "really clean" your home!

1Safety: Have you read the label on the back of a commercial cleaner? Warning! Flammable! Do not ingest! Keep out of reach of children! Many chemicals used in household cleaners have not been tested for safety. Household cleaning supplies are one of the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center. Many commercial cleaners contain ingredients that are endocrine disrupting chemicals, carcinogens, or neurotoxins. Kids, babies, and pets are even more vulnerable to chemical exposure because they are smaller and cannot get rid of toxins as easily as adults. It is definitely worth ditching harsh chemicals for a cleaner with plant- and mineral-based ingredients.

2. Air quality: Did you know that indoor air is 5–7 times more polluted than outdoor air? Most cleaning products contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which have been associated with many health problems, including damage to the liver, kidneys, and the central nervous system. They have also been shown to harm our lungs and cause throat irritations and headaches. VOCs are released when products are used and can linger in the air long after we clean. When we breathe, we inhale the air—as well as whatever is in the air.

3. Environmental impact: Harsh chemicals found in cleaners are not only harmful to our bodies, but they also have a major impact on the environment and are huge contributors to environmental pollution. Some conventional cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they harm the Earth's ecosystems. Harsh chemicals may contaminate the water through rivers, streams, and lakes, which affects wildlife, plants, trees, and us! Plus, there are thousands of chemicals that are in cleaning products that have never been tested for safety.

4. Convenience: It's much easier to clean with a few products that take care of all your cleaning needs, rather than a having whole arsenal of toxic products under your sink and in your bathrooms. With Thieves® Household Cleaner, you can tackle multiple cleaning jobs in your home without switching products as you clean! It cleans countertops, windows, mirrors, floors, toilets, showers, and pretty much everything else. Plus, you don't have to worry about getting bleach stains on your clothes or accidentally mixing dangerous chemicals together. It’s worth a try for the convenience alone.

5. Cost: The cost of buying cleaners is expensive, especially if you have to buy multiple different cleaners. Thieves Household Cleaner is very cost effective, and it comes in a concentrated form. There are approximately 60 capfuls of the cleaner in a 14.4-ounce bottle. Using the medium degreasing ratio, you can get about 29 16-ounce cleaners. That’s less than $1 a bottle!

Why worry about all the "what if’s"? 
These are only five of the many reasons to use a plant-based product. 
Be empowered and take charge of your chores by using a cleaner with plant-based ingredients.

Comment below why you choose to clean without harsh chemicals!

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