A long time ago, in the days before modern science and medicine, treating ailments and injuries, as well as home care and cleaning, was all accomplished using natural products.
Then slowly but surely, over the years, things began to change. It has been reported that since the 1950s, over 72,000 synthetic chemicals have entered our food supply and our homes; and most of them have never been tested for human safety. The average person is exposed to over 6,000 of these chemicals on a regular basis and babies are now born with hundreds of them already detectable in their blood. It’s no wonder that we are seeing increasing rates of chronic diseases!
When you see terms like “natural, organic and hypoallergenic” on labels, what does that mean? These buzz words are often used to promote products to consumers, when in fact those products often contain petrochemicals, nonorganic ingredients, and chemicals that have only been assumed to be safe. Products certified as organic can contain as little as 10% organic ingredients by weight or volume. Many marketing claims are unregulated, and companies are rarely if ever, required to back them up, even for children’s products.
Nevertheless, in spite of all this, I have some good news that I am thrilled to share with you! You don’t need a closet full of toxic chemicals to have a clean home, beautiful garden, healthy pets, and most of all, a happy and healthy family.
Most of the ingredients you require are already in your kitchen cupboards and you simply need to learn how to use them for purposes other than cooking.
Yes, there truly are many time-tested solutions that are not only healthier but will save you money, while contributing to your own and your family’s well-being and happiness. You don’t have to choose between a clean house, beautiful personal appearance, great-looking yard, and your health. You can have it all!
The tips and formulas I will share with you in the coming weeks are as effective, or better than the chemical-laden products you are currently using. Isn’t your health and happiness worth investing a little time to learn how to make and use these natural products?
Beauty Tips #1
Adding a little coconut oil to your bath water will soften your skin. Coconut oil has a lovely aroma and naturally coats your skin, leaving it smooth and healthy. Your skin will absorb some of the oil as well, so you won‘t require moisturizer after the bath.
Do you suffer from cracked, dry, heels? Coconut oil is a super moisturizer to help soften and smooth dry skin. Use a pumice stone first to remove excess build-up of cells, then get a little bit of coconut oil on your fingertips. Massage it into your heels well. Repeat twice a day, as long as needed.
Disclaimer: I am offering a safe and natural alternative to conventional treatment, but these recipes, ideas and treatment should not be misconstrued or substituted for medical advice. Please always proceed with caution and test it first on a small area, or in small quantities, if you are uncertain. Should you suspect that you or your animal have a medical problem, I urge you to seek professional advice.