Using apple cider vinegar for health benefits dates back to 400 B.C., when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it as a cleansing and healing agent. But that’s not it! Apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes and potassium, it supports a healthy immune system, helps with weight loss and digestion, and removes toxins. It can also be used to maintain beautiful and healthy skin, help whiten your teeth, and remove the bacteria that cause bad breath!
So if you haven’t jumped on the apple cider vinegar band wagon, then now is the time, and here’s why:
Oils have been used for thousands of years in multiple cultures for medicinal and health purposes. They can be applied to your skin, hair and in cooking. If you have a sun burn, oils can hep sooth and hydrate your skin. If you want an anti-aging formula to reduce fine lines, oils can add hydration and smooth out wrinkles. If you are looking for a healthier way to cook, oils can give you the anti-oxidant, heart health benefits and flavor that other cooking ingredients do not.
I use oils for everything: my hair, face, in food, as a perfume, a bronzer and so much more! Here are my favorite oils, their uses and benefits from Beautycounter, Conscious Coconut, Stacia, Egyptian Magic, Spectrum and Avohaus. It’s impressive how beneficial oils are for our health and skin!
Ready to ditch the hot wax? Or, maybe you’re sick of shaving three plus times a week? Then this may be the time to switch over (or start) sugaring. This type of hair removal uses a mix of natural ingredients including sugar, water, lemon juice, and sometimes honey, salt and essentials oils, made into a paste or gel. Since all of these ingredients are natural, you already know that there are no harmful, unknown chemicals that can irritate your skin. 😉 Interested? Read on!
But this isn’t any new age form of hair removal, in fact, sugaring has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout Northern Africa, Greece and the Middle East. It’s one of the most gentlest techniques, and a natural alternative to lasers.
Unlike waxing, sugaring doesn’t attach to live skin cells nor does it remove them. It only sticks to the hair, so it really gets the hair out of the roots without pulling your skin along with it. Less pain!
Working out is great, most of us do it in some shape or form, but sometimes stepping out of that gym and into the outdoors can be gratifying. Plus, the change of scenery and surrounding yourself with nature is not only good for the body, but also great for the mind.
Hiking is my go-to outdoor activity. It can burn an average of 500 calories per hour, doesn’t add stress to your joins (unlike concrete or asphalt), can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, help prevent cancer (more on this in a bit), and has been shown to make you happier!
Remember back in science class when we learned about chlorophyll—how it collects light from the sun to give plants their energy and their green color? That’s why you see it in kale, spinach, arugula, and a bit in apples, kiwi and pears. Chlorophyll has now become a trend. You’ll see it being added to water and juices, and made into pills due to its many benefits including weight loss, preventing cancer, detoxifying, healing wounds, alkalizing the body, and deodorizing.
Activated charcoal has become a hot topic recently, and if you haven’t added charcoal to your health and beauty routine, then you’re missing out on more than just a black face mask.
Charcoal has been used for health benefits for thousands of years, especially by the Egyptians. Back then ; was used to help heal wounds. It wasn’t until the 1900s that charcoal’s absorbent powers were used on a wider scale. Now, you’ll see it being used for teeth whitening, digestive cleaning, poison extracting, water cleansing and toxin absorbing. As such, it’s been made into a variety of products such as face masks, pills, toothpaste, drinks, and even soap!
Activated charcoal has immense absorption powers. It can absorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances, which is why it’s so beneficial for your health.
For those of you who know me (and if you don’t you soon will!), I love to share new ideas in the hopes to inspire and encourage others to live their healthiest most balanced life through everyday tips on fitness, beauty, food and other fun finds. As a result, I thought “why not put all my thoughts and inspirations all in one place for everyone to enjoy,” which is why I started this blog.
My motto is “why keep a good thing a secret?” We should all be encouraging each other, building each other up, helping each other in times of need and even when it’s not needed. The only way to grow as human beings is to work together. Lets all inspire one another and live out the best life we can live.