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Sweet orange essential oil - an excellent skin toner with a natural source of Vitamin C
Lemongrass essential oil - reduces water retention and tones skin
Aloe Vera - amazing plant for various skin conditions and gives glowing skin
Oat kernel oil - maintains a protective barrier for healthy skin, has anti-itch properties
Safflower oil - a rich source of Vitamin E, keeps skin supple
Squalane - improves skin elasticity
Vitamin E - powerful antioxidant, helps to soften skin
Lactic acid - gentle nourishing agent for skin
Bergamot essential oil (bergaptene free) - soothing and skin conditioning.
I think we have all heard and know that getting enough sleep is essential for optimal wellbeing. We know not to use screens before bed, go out in daylight and all the recommendations. That doesn’t help much when you wake up and are wide awake at 3 or 4 am. Especially now when many people are feeling the January blues. It’s even harder to feel positive when you are lacking in sleep. It’s tempting to reach for the iPad or phone, but that may wake you up even more. So, what to do? I have never been a good sleeper, but these are some of the things I do. Before going to bed I put a drop of lavender essential oil behind each ear. When waking in the early hours I do some relaxing techniques like start to tense groups of muscles one at a time and then relax with a deep breath from top to toe. Breathing exercises like counting down from one hundred while taking deep breaths. Another one is breathing in at a count of two and out to a count of four. If you have trouble falling asleep in the evening, then I find that sleepy time teas or melatonin can help you fall asleep. Do you have any great tips to share?
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Hello healthy body! Long term continuous chronic stress is a major cause of disease today. My belief is that it doesn’t matter how much kale you eat, or how fit you are, if you have long term chronic stress wreaking havoc in your body, it doesn’t make much difference. Chronic stress and worry wears down our body’s defences and lowers the immune system.
So, what can we do about it? There are 3 easy things we can start with right now.
The effects are immediate.
- Your breathing. How are you breathing right now? Shallow breath or maybe even holding your breath without noticing? Practice breathing deeply. When you inhale, your tummy should go big and when you exhale your tummy should go in.
- Check your body. Sometimes we sit or walk with our shoulders up by our ears or wear a frown we are not aware of. Relax your body.
- What are you thinking about? It may take some discipline but it’s a habit we can develop. Start in the morning with positive affirmations and being grateful for small things. Try to keep this positive bubble longer and longer every day, with some practice, it will become effortless.
All of the above will help trigger the release of endorphins which are the feelgood hormones. It will promote better blood flow, improve immunity, reduce inflammation and many other benefits. Make it a habit to check-in several times a day, breathing, body and brain. So now, go ahead take another deep breath and make your tummy BIG.
Beautiful photo by @meramei.se