June, 2017
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  • 5 Tips for a Healthy Summer Eating

    Summer can bring some challenges to our ‘Healthy Eating Habits’. There are so many activities and changes to our otherwise routine schedule, that those little things we routinely do can go by the wayside. Knowing this, if we just keep a few things up front and consistent, we can have a fun filled and healthy summer eating.

    5 Tips for a Healthy Summer Eating

    • Stay Hydrated If you are feeling thirsty then you are already dehydrated! If you are feeling “hungry” you could be getting dehydrated. First drink 8 oz. of water and wait a few minutes. If you are still hungry then go ahead and eat something.  12 Reasons You’ll Want to Drink More Water 

    Tired of drinking plain old water? Click HERE for some tips.

    • Eat BEFORE you leave home, unless you are going to a cookout 😊 This way you have control over what you are eating. You’ll also have more control over those items that look so tempting when you aren’t even hungry AND you will save money!
    • Be Prepared with some emergency snack. Preferably ones that can stand the heat like nuts, jerky or protein bars without the melty toppings. I like to bring a little cooler with me where ever I go. I put a frozen freezer pack to keep everything cool like veggies, fruit or even a protein shake meal that I froze the night before.
    • Stay Active. Relaxing is great (and important) but too much inactivity increases the likelihood of drinking and munching more than you should. Even healthy snacks add calories, moderation is key. Summer Activities to Burn 100 Calories 
    • Trade Out Empty High Carbs. Swap the hamburger or hot dog bun for a lettuce leaf, the chips for roasted chickpeas, crunchy veggies or popcorn.
    • Be Consistent with Your Protein & Fiber. Making sure you get both protein and fiber in every meal and snack will do wonders for your body and energy level.

    Learn more about Plant Protein

    Learn more about Fiber

    What do you do to help yourself stay with Healthy Summer Eating?

    June 17, 2017 • Essential Oils, Healthy Hints • Views: 262

  • DIY – Natural Body Wash with Essential Oils

    I really enjoy a good fragrant & lathering shower. But after reading the ingredients on most store bought body washes, I decided it was time to make my own.

    Below is a basic recipe followed by some essential oil suggestions.

    Natural Body Wash

    What you’ll Need:

    • 8 oz. container*  

    • 1/2 cup unscented Castile soap (Buy it HERE)

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable glycerin* (Buy it HERE)

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

    • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil* (Purchase @www.EssentialOilsKathy )

    Directions:

    1. Combine ingredients into container.

    2. Add desired essential oil(s)

    3. Put on the top securely

    4. Shake to combine.

      You’re done! Make sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients will separate.

    Notes:

    • *Since the oils are pretty diluted plastic has been working for me, I use a Flip-top bottle (like up-cycling a Castile soap bottle) 

    • *You can find vegetable glycerin at most health section of most stores. Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash be thicker, creamier, and lather better.

    • **For my anti-aging body wash I use: 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Geranium, 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 2 drops Rosemary 

    • **For help clearing up skin blemishes uses this combination: 4 drops Melaleauca, 4 drops Lavender, 1 drop Rosemary, 1 drop Bergamot

    • For an uplifting body wash try these essential oils: Citrus Bliss, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lime, or Eucalyptus.

    • For a relaxing body wash try these: Lavender, Serenity, Bergamot, Geranium, or Roman Chamomile.

    I would love to hear what combination of essential oils you like to use 🙂

    June 4, 2017 • Essential Oils, Recipes • Views: 299