If you’ve been having a little too much fun this summer and are finding yourself bloated and sluggish, you need to show your liver some love! Too many fatty foods, too much alcohol and not enough water can leave the liver feeling overloaded. In addition to taking a break from the indulgence, this detox water is a great way to help de-bloat and flatten out that puffy summer belly. It’s easy to make, tastes good, and is a great way to keep yourself hydrated too.
- 2 L of Water
- 1 Orange, sliced
- 1 Cucumber, sliced
- 1 Lemon, sliced
- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
Mix all ingredients, store in refrigerator and drink as needed. The longer it sits, the more flavor will diffuse into the water, so be sure to let it sit AT MINIMUM one hour before you drink it.
If you’ve ever had heartburn, you know how awful it can be. It can really make it hard to enjoy yourself when you’ve got that constant burning sensation going on. I used to suffer from heartburn in my 20’s, before I cleaned up my diet and made a commitment to getting healthier, so I know how much it stinks! If you have heartburn, I urge you to take a look at your diet and lifestyle with your healthcare practitioner. Often, it can be a result of a food intolerance, overeating, eating the wrong foods and/or other issues that can be cured without medication. In my opinion, it’s always better to determine the cause, rather than simply take medication to cover up the symptoms. That being said, if you do suffer from heartburn, here are a few essential oils you can use to help support your body naturally.
Lemon Essential Oil
- Place 1-2 drops of lemon EO on your tongue and “swish” to swallow. The swishing helps tell you stomach to stop producing acid, while the lemon helps to alkalize the body.
- Add 1-2 drops of lemon EO to your water before and during a meal. This can aid the body with digestion.
Peppermint Essential Oil
- Add 1-2 drops of peppermint EO to 1 tsp of raw, organic honey and mix with warm water to make a tea.
Ginger Essential Oil
- Add 2-4 drops of ginger EO to 1 cup of hot water, allow it to sit for 30 minutes, then drink it 20 minutes before your meal. Ginger aids with digestion and blocks acid production.
As with any health condition, be sure to consult your physician if you have chronic issues.
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Have you ever tried using natural deodorants and found them ineffective, costly and irritating to your skin? I have tried SO many brands and been very disappointed. Did you know that an inexpensive, natural and effective alternative is likely already sitting on your kitchen counter or in your fridge?
Most of us know traditional deodorants and anti-perspirants are known for causing cancer. However, we also don’t want to stink! So in my opinion it is certainly worth it to do the work and find a natural deodorant that can keep you smelling fresh AND that won’t put your precious health at risk. ENTER: LEMON JUICE!
To use it: Squeeze a nickel-sized amount of lemon juice directly from a fresh lemon into one cupped hand. Rub your hands together and rub one hand under each underarm to apply. It has also been said to work effectively at eliminating body odor in other areas too, such as feet, so feel free to try that as well if you suffer from smelly feet.
It has also been said that the lemon juice can help to lighten darkened skin in the armpits. I have never personally had this issue, so I can’t speak to the validity from personal experience, but I wanted to share in case this may be helpful for others.
I have used “lemon pits” as I affectionally call them with great success. Try it for yourself as an experiment, because you owe it to yourself to find something that will keep you fresh without putting you at risk!