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5 Steps to Healthier living

5 Everyday Steps to Healthier Living

Everyone looks for the quick fix for all aspects of life, so could there also be fixes for your health? Most people, including doctors, would say consistent, small changes to everyday life make a huge difference. The five steps listed below are a great starting point: 1. Water: Daily, you should be consuming enough ounces to equal the number of half of your body weight in pounds. So, why do we need to drink so much water? Well, your body is…

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Sleep for better health

Sleep For Better Health

Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Many of us fail to get enough rest, and we still think of it as an inconvenience. A Good Night’s Sleep Will: Improve your ability to think clearly as your brain will function at a higher level. Improve your short-term memory and your ability to learn. Increase your athletic performance by as much as 30%. Decrease your risk of heart disease. Increase your natural ability to fight off infection.…

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Bomb Your Bath

A bath bomb can be a great way to relax at the end of a long day. They release skin conditioners, fragrances, and moisturizing oils into the bath water. The problem is some store bought bath bombs can also release toxins into your water that will be absorbed through the skin. The simple solution is to make these at home. The are fast and simple to make and will add a nice touch to any bath. Ingredients ½ cup cornstarch…

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Does Your Essential Oil Make the Grade?

With the growing popularity of essential oils on the market, there are also an increasing number of manufacturers. For your safety and the safety of those you love, it is CRITICAL to understand the various grades of essential oils and know the quality you are purchasing. First, research the manufacturer. How long have they been in business? Do they have complaints against them with the BBB? Do they have recalls on their products? Next, check the bottles carefully. Real essential…

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Is Your Lavender Spiked?

There are numerous reasons to love Lavender, but which Lavender do you love? Regular or Spiked? What is the difference? Regular Lavender is derived from the plant Lavandula Officinalis (sometimes referred to as Lavandula Angustifolia) and is commonly called True Lavender. Spike Lavender comes from Lavandula Latifolia, meaning the oils come from separate plants in the same family. Both plants have beautiful purple flowers and fragrant smells. Spike Lavender grows naturally at lower altitudes and True Lavender at higher. There…

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Detox While You Unwind

Unwinding in a nice hot bath is fantastic and why not detox while you indulge. This mixture of Epsom salt, unrefined sea salt, oatmeal, and oils will not only leave you feeling relaxed, but will also help alleviate aching muscles, reduce edema, and pull other toxins out of your body while rejuvenating your skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water after this bath to help flush the toxins on out. Ingredients 1/3 Cup Unrefined Sea Salt 1/3 Cup Epsom…

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15 Reasons To Love Lavender

Lavender is one of the top selling essential oils in the world. Lavender’s extreme versatility is one of the main reasons it is so popular. Here are 15 Reasons to LOVE Lavender Oil: Calming – Feeling stressed? Just diffuse 5-10 drops of lavender oil and watch your mood change. Stimulating – Needing to feel revived? Use 15-20 drops of lavender oil, and you feel invigorated. That’s right. The same oil that is calming in small amounts is stimulating in large…

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Everyday Essential Oils Class

Sensational Shakes is hosting an Everyday Essential Oils Class on the first Thursday of the month. Our next class is on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6 pm. The class, by Elizabeth Dyer, a certified Aromatherapist, is scheduled to last approximately 45 minutes. May’s class will be on Lotion Bars and Bath Bombs. The class is FREE. Join us for this fun and informative class. Download and Print the flyer.

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Sugar – Bad for Your Diet – Great for Your Skin

Lavender, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed oil, and Vitamin E-0il are great for the skin and will help make the skin soft and subtle. In addition, Lavender Oil has great healing properties to help any burn, cut or even eczema. The sugar in the scrub helps our bodies rid itself of any dead skin cells, giving it a younger fresher look. Ingredients 2 cups Coconut Sugar, Organic or Turbinado Sugar, Organic 1 cup Liquid Coconut Oil or Grapeseed Oil 1 tablespoon E-Oil…

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A Cure For A Craving

Have you ever just really craved a chip while on a diet and just told yourself no? Yet, all the while you are wanting it so bad that you can just taste it? I know that I have. I gave up potatoes over 7 years ago, however, sometimes I just want something crunchy to go with my wrap. I found a great option that is healthier than most – Rice Chips from Lundberg. My personal favorite is the Santa Fe…

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