Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sunburn No More!!!!

Enjoy the sun this summer by protecting your skin and that of your children with applying organic coconut oil prior to going outside ~ a great alternative to chemically toxic sunscreens. God created the body to use the rays of the sun for many chemical reactions in the body, not the least of which includes Vitamin D production.

If sunburn does occur, apply organic lavender essential oil topically right on the burn and then apply Boo Boo gel over the oil. Both absorb quickly into the skin and support the natural healing process. I was amazed at the shortened healing time using these natural ingredients on my skin and my son. We are so thankful for the "win-win" combination of enjoying the sun, protecting our skin and supporting the natural healing process without toxic creams, etc. and fear of the sun :)

Happy Summer!

(Both products mentioned can be purchased at Valeo Health & Wellness Center)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Is Salt Good for You?

The health media has been talking to us for decades about conventional salt. It raises blood pressure, promotes heart and kidney disease and even assists in forming cellulite!

Here’s the reason why:

Table salt is not 100% salt. Conventional salt contains aluminum, anti-caking agents, moisture absorbents, and in some brands even sugar! All of the natural trace minerals that your body needs to sustain health, were taken out during processing. But before you give up on salt altogether, let me tell you about the original form of salt (known as sea salt) that you can easily get your hands on.

Sea salt:

· Helps regulate blood pressure

· Contains trace minerals that help our bodies function properly

· Enhances digestion

· And nourishes our adrenal glands, which is what helps our energy levels (sea salt does plenty more, but I think you get the idea)

We’re not meant to deny ourselves of salt and there is a fabulous array of sea salts out on the market…to get you started, some noteworthy ones are Celtic (grayish color), Redmond’s Real Salt, or even the pink Himalayan sea salts…try them all! They’re available @ co-ops, Whole Foods and in most stores that offer a natural health foods section. As for your table salt, that’s great to put on your icy sidewalk in the winter!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Natural Deodorant ~ Great Reviews!

To easily create your inexpensive natural deodorant ~ follow below:

1 empty clean travel size spray bottle almost to full with purified water;
Add 6 or more drops (to your liking) of the Women's Deodorant essential oil (found at Valeo Health & Wellness Center);
Spray it on a natural deodorant crystal;
Rub crystal over 'entire' underarm and surrounding area.

I've found using only one or the other just doesn't do the trick.

Valeo Client