Therapeutic Touch Tuesdays

A few years ago,
it was a family tradition
to do Monday Night Massages. 

Well, it turns out that Mondays
can be kind of chaotic –
so that good idea 
sort of fell by the wayside. 

My intentions have reemerged
again in 2017 and we’ve now bumped
it up a day and relabeled it: 

Therapeutic Touch Tuesday

That way, it can encompass
all types of massage,
reflexology, shiatsu,
pressure points with acupressure,
healing stone work, reiki,
bodywork, and even,
good old fashion foot rubs. 

And that gives me an idea,
if we should forget all about
Therapeutic Touch Tuesday…
We will just follow up with a makeup day –
Foot Rub Friday!! 

Doesn’t that sound nice?

Make some new family traditions
for yourself and loved ones
this new year! 

Take care of each other!! 


Ps. Massage table from JCPenney lol 

d.i.y.friday ~ Make Natural Face Cream with vanilla bean & lavender!

This face cream should come with a warning
because it will smell so good!!!

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Lavender & Vanilla bean Face Cream
– 1 1/2 tbsp wax http://www.iherb.com/frontier-natural…
– 1/2 cup distilled water
– 10 drops lavender essential oil http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-essent…
– 1 tsp drops calendula oil
– 1 tsp vitamin e oil http://www.iherb.com/rexall-sundown-n…
– 3 tbsp coconut oil
– 6 tbsp almond or avocado oil http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-soluti…
– 1/2 vanilla pods beans

Melt the oils and wax together. Pour into a blender and allow to cool to room temperature -choose a cool place in the house to do this – then add vanilla beans and put the blender on high speed. Drip the water in slowly over a couple of minutes and then you will notice it thickens into a nice cream. Pour into clean dry jar/s and store in cool dry place X

Suggestions for Your Body Odor

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Disclaimer: I am sharing some of my herbal remedy notes with you – these are just ideas to get you started in your research! I am a good looking human being with a fantastic sense of humor, but I am not a doctor. Copy and paste the name of the suggestion and Google to find out more information!

Here are your suggestions for body odor:

– Arnica cream: use once a week to kill bacteria

– Parsley: eat and drink or take 500 mg a day

– Herbal deodorant recipe:

1 ounce witch hazel
1 ounce sage tincture

In a spray bottle add your liquids +20 drops of your choice of aromatherapy essential oils such as – Bergamont, Rosewood, Lavender, Sandalwood, Teatree, or Rosemary.

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d.i.y.friday ~ Lemon Sugar Body Scrub


Everyone usually preps their feet for summer [aka heavy duty exfoliation day]
And know it’s time to do an end of the season de-callousing!

Thank you feet for running us around for all this summer fun,
plowing along through hours of yard work, and putting in your time
being smothered in chlorine water. Prepare to be pampered!!

But let’s not stop at tootsies!!

Elbows, knees, thighs, booties & backs love a good sugar scrub too!
[just be cautious on your pretty face though if you have sensitive skin]

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At Home Barre Exercises BFF Recommended

Another great thing about my birthday –

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Yes, I am still talking endlessly about that day –

I got to chat it up with my long-dis BFF Liz 🙂 and she was RAVING about the exercise class she’s been going to that’s done wonders for her ahhh… Her ummm… Body part that rhymes with class???

Ding ding ding!!!
That’s right!!
Her ass!!

So in a nutshell – tiny movements equals big results!!

I like 🙂

Try this video & see!

d.i.y.friday ~ Oil Cleansing at Night to Clean Pores

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And soften skin.
And moisturize.
And balance your skin’s oil production.
And rid your face of blackheads and pimples.

Using oil to wash your face may sound odd BUT I have been LOVING it!!

I’ve found a couple videos to demonstrate how this is done, but basically:

– Rub oil on your face
– Steam with a hot washcloth
– Buff out with little gentle circles

These girls tell you to use a combo of castor & olive or almond oil.
I personally JUST USE olive oil and am totally satisfied with it.
Would coconut oil work? Probably so ~
Will I try castor oil soon? Umm yeah, of course!
I’m always curious 🙂

So try the oil cleansing method tonight
and let me know what you think!

Suggestions for Your Depression or The Blues

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Disclaimer: I am sharing some of my herbal remedy notes with you – these are just ideas to get you started in your research! I am a good looking human being with a fantastic sense of humor, but I am not a doctor. Copy and paste the name of the suggestion and Google to find out more information!

Here are your suggestions for the blues and depression:

– St. John’s wort: 300 mg capsules 3Xday, or 20 to 30 drops of tincture 2 to 3 times a day, or one cup of tea three times a day

– Green Oats: 1 teaspoon tincture in one cup of water two times a day

– Siberian ginseng: 15 drops of tincture or 400 mg in capsules two or three times a day before meals!

– Ginkgo: 80 mg three times a day

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d.i.y.friday ~ Spiced Exfoliation with 3 Simple ingredients

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Well it’s Friday, and even though I have a really big plans of sitting around in my homeless pajamas watching Girls on HBO – I feel like taking off a layer of dead skin is also important ESPECIALLY with a DIY as EASY as THIS.

Plus, this recipe is also identical to my favorite fat bomb recipe so after I’m done scrubbing my face, I can eat the leftovers.

 

d.i.y.friday ~ How to Remove Iron Buildup from Your Hair

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I absolutely love afternoons spent chit-chatting with a group of mama friends and today, we got talking about having iron in our water supply and the effects it’s having on the appliances, our pets, how it stains the toilet bowl, and just whether or not we should be drinking it at all.  Then, we ultimately touched on the most important topic – OUR HAIR.

And tonight, I was thinking back a decade ago, about a product we sold in the salon that removed build-up, and it dawned on me that THIS could be today’s DIY Friday using natural ingredients! (since it’s personally current and since I didn’t have anything else lined up to blog about lol)

Yeehaw!  So… Look what I found on good ol’ youtube!

A do-it-yourself
at-home
iron-removal
hair-treatment
using either
lemon juice or
baking soda.

You’re welcome!

What??
You need some motivation to take five minutes to pamper your hair?
Well then, take a look at this –


Don’t be scared, but –
if the iron in the water is doing THAT to the dishwasher…
It has to be doing something to your hair!

Spray on some baking soda or lemon juice & descale your hair!

Again, you’re welcome 😉

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