My top holistic healing remedies for you to enjoy…
Seasonal Pollen Allergies
Eat local bee pollen!
Did you know that bees land on over two thousand flowers to create one mini pellet of pollen?! This super nutrient rich golden bite is filled with pollens from many of the plants and flowers in your area and can be found at health food stores. Eating local pollen helps your immune system adapt to what’s flowering locally to you.
Frizzy + Dry Hair
Coconut oil is AMAZING for frizzy, dry hair, and it’s the BEST leave-in conditioner treatment for dry ends. One small scoop will do!
Massage into scalp, and work through dry, split ends. After at least one hour of hydration, you can simply shampoo it out. Eat a scoop too! Did you know that coconut oil has a high concentration of healthy FATS, and that will improve your internal cellular health and give your hair new growth?! It’s AMAZING how two scoops of coconut oil can enhance your hair and beauty, naturally!
Hair Highlights, Naturally
Highlight your hair organically, and skip the dye!
Fresh squeeze of lemon and a little sunshine will give you all natural highlights. It’s BRILLIANT!
When I want to lighten my locks, a little lemon goes a long way! Simply cut a lemon in half, take it to the shower, wash your hair, and squeeze the juice into your clean wet hair. Wrap up in a robe…or not! and go outside, breathe in the fresh hair and lounge with your hair in direct sun for thirty minutes. To protect your skin from the strength of the sun, do this DIY treatment before 11AM or after 3PM. Head back to the shower, and simply rinse your hair with water, no product necessary.
Essential Oils Skin Care
Mix 3 drops of frankincense essential oil with 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and one scoop of coconut oil to enjoy one of my favorite hydrating skin remedies!
This blend has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin, making it great for acne or rash prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin-tone. Rosemary is incredible for opening the thyroid gland to improve metabolism and frankincense promotes new cell growth, helping to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles or the appearance of scars. It also helps soothe chapped, dry skin that is prone to sun damage.
Sore Throat Soothe
Gargle twice daily with a solution of 6 pressed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Sea Salt and 3 drops of Oregano Essential Oil mixed into a glass of warm water (not hot!).
Follow the regimen for 3 days. Garlic, oregano and sea salt has anti microbial properties that fight bad bacteria. The warm liquid soothes inflamed tissue and you will fight the infection before it goes viral!
Using a large chunk of ginger root, chop until you have about 1/2 cup of chopped fresh ginger. Infuse this fresh ginger in 2 cups of hot water with 2 T honey for 12 minutes.
Strain, then freeze the concoction in ice cube trays. When you feel nausea, add a couple of ice cubes to your water and sip slowly.
Linden flower tea works to stimulate the hypothalamus to better control your temperature, and it dilates blood vessels, inducing sweating.
Available at health food stores and online, steep 1 T of linden in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes, then sip slowly. Drink three to four cups a day while fever persists.
Grow aloe vera plants at home for a quick sunburn cure, especially with kids around and if you spend time in sunny places. When your skin burns, snip the aloe vera plant at the bottom of the leaf, and squeeze the gel out where you cut the leaf off.
This soothing and anti-inflammatory gel creates a second skin to protect the burn from air, which irritates exposed nerve endings. Tea tree essential oil can be added (2 drops) to the aloe gel for enhanced sunburn recovery.
Peppermint kills bacteria that cause bloating and relaxes gastrointestinal muscles for smoother, spasm-free digestion. You can take peppermint essential oils (4 drops in 8oz water) or put peppermint leaves in hot water (let steep for 5 minutes).
Either method, this peppermint remedy will help the stomach ease digestion and reduce discomfort of heartburn and indigestion. The peppermint releases and goes to work in the lower gastrointestinal tract, where people need it most.
Cut Colds + Flu
Sip a faux hot toddy!
Cut one vitamin C–rich lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a tea cup. Studies show that vitamin C taken before the onset of a cold or onset of the flu shortens its duration and severity. Drop in the entire lemon, and add boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes and add one big teaspoon of organic Manuka Honey +16 (an immunity booster that also coats painful throat tissues).
To make a traditional hot toddy, add a half shot of brandy to that mix, wrap yourself up warmly and get to sleep!
1. For six days straight, drink a glass (6 ounces) of pure organic cherry juice (choose a brand with no added sugars). Scientists have discovered that cherries are jam-packed with melatonin, the same hormone created by your body to regulate sleep patterns.
2. Lavender essential oils are incredible for improving sleep disorders as well. Keep a small bottle of lavender essential oils by your bedside and sprinkle drops on your pillow each night. Not only will your pillow smell lovely, this will increase relaxation in your neurotransmitters to rest more soundly.
After a busy work week, a late night event, or eating too many carbs, your eyes may need some added attention to reduce any puffiness!
Black tea hosts amazing astringent compounds called tannins that help deflate and tighten the bags under your eyes. Activate the tannins in the tea bag by dipping them in a cup of hot water for several minutes.
Cool the bags in the fridge for a few minutes, then apply the damp bag as a compress to the closed eye for 10 minutes.
Enjoy your relaxation and when you’re done pampering your eyes, add some ice to a glass and drink the tea that was previously steeping! A little caffeine from the black tea will do your metabolism good~
Try magnesium (200 to 400 mg) to reduce the muscle tension and spasms that can cause your brain to throb. Make sure the supplement contains at least 200 mg of active elemental magnesium.
Because magnesium is more preventive than curative, the treatment works best on premenstrual headaches because you can predict when they’re coming and take a dose a day in advance. If you have an occurrence of headaches, this may also pertain to your diet, especially if you eat a lot of bread and gluten.
B’s to Beat a Hangover!
Because excess alcohol depletes the body of essential B vitamins (they help break down alcohol in the body), take a B-50 complex supplement, which will ensure that the metabolism of alcohol continues apace. Also, re hydrate by drinking plenty of coconut water, replenishing electrolytes.
Relieve Menstrual Cramps
Take 1 teaspoon of cramp bark tincture (buy online) every 2 hours on the days of your cramps. Hot herbal rice compresses will always help with cramps, and especially good while resting with a good book and a cup of tea!
Skin Rash Bath
Bathe in your breakfast!
Oatmeal is a centuries-old skin soother, and has a tendency to calm inflamed, itchy skin. Put whole oats in a clean, paint strainer bag (sold at all hardware stores), tie the open end, and then drop into a hot bath. Soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes. Towel off, and apply coconut oil.
Rosemary Bathing + Thyroid Health
Bathing in fresh rosemary from your garden or the market sounds odd right? Well, it’s a great remedy for those who have low-thyroid function!
The amazing aroma will relax you, and this incredible bath will activate the thyroid gland. Many women experience hypothyroid issues during perimenopause, just as some do during adolescence or pregnancy, the two other stages in our lives of tremendous hormonal flux.
Baking soda goes beyond baking! Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, taking baths is a quick way to get detoxing results.
Drop 1 box of baking soda into your steamy hot bath. Add some essential oils if you’re into that and enjoy this incredibly balance bath. Baking soda bathing is great for maintaining alkaline PH levels in the skin, reducing acidity detoxifying the liver. Be sure to shower with cold water and rest for ten minutes lying down after the bath. You will feel BRAND NEW!
Since everyone loves the topic of ELIMINATION, I saved the best for last! 🙂
First thing in the morning, drink this cleansing tonic. Add 1 T raw apple cider vinegar + 1 teaspoon of honey + a squeeze of lemon to 6 ounces of warm- hot water. Drink up, and this will surely set you straight! If that doesn’t work quickly enough, make a concoction of 8 ounces of warm water mixed with 2 teaspoons of Himalayan sea salt. Plug your nose and drink it down!
You should be good to go by now, and remember to stay hydrated, most constipation is related to dehydration and a diet high in processed foods.