Cold season is upon us but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with a runny nose and congestion. Naturally build your immune system with vitamins and minerals from whole food sources to prevent colds. Lentils and quinoa: A good source of … Continue reading
Saying goodbye to summer only means that your produce options start to heat up. Transition in to Fall with these 10 health foods because buying in season yields the most nutritionally dense, flavorful and unique varieties. Apples This fiber-rich fruit … Continue reading
1/2 cup cucumber 1/2 cup watermelon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1 cup filtered water Blend until smooth
Hydration is important to keep our bodies healthy and functioning at its peak. A well-hydrated body aids in beautiful hair, skin, and nails. Here are three ways to stay hydrated this summer: Eat More Raw Fruits and Vegetables … Continue reading
So I’ve been getting a ton load of questions about maca root. Here are some frequently asked questions: How long will it take to see results? You will see results within 3-4 weeks Should I exercise while taking maca root? … Continue reading
Sarah Fit is awesome. Here she has a 5 minute HIIT express workout which is a perfect way to start your day.
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For Naturals When Coconut Oil Isn’t Enuff
If it seems like every product you’ve tried doesn’t give you the results you want then it’s time to look at your diet. Here are 3 vitamins for healthier, longer, shinier hair.
For softer, more manageable hair:
MSM has been linked to healthy, soft hair. Some have reported that this sulfur compound loosened their curl pattern. Foods rich in MSM include broccoli, cabbage, and kale.
For healthier, longer hair:
Biotin helps to promote healthy hair growth. Foods rich in biotin include swiss chard, almonds, and bananas.
For shinier hair:
You can find omega fatty acids in flax seeds, hemp milk, and walnuts. Try hemp milk in your smoothies to get more omega fatty acids in your diet. As a bonus if you suffer from dry scalp omega fatty acids will help to keep your scalp moisturized.
I prefer getting my vitamins and minerals from whole foods but if you prefer supplements the brand I trust is MegaFood Skin, Nails & Hair. There are plenty of hair vitamins on the market but you have to be wise about the supplements you choose to consume.
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I’m back with more DIY. This time I’m coming with some lovely, natural toothpaste. Why make toothpaste when we can buy it in stores? Well because DIY is fun, it’s cheaper, and healthier. The thing is that the toothpaste we buy in stores are filled with chemicals like sulfates and fluoride. Although there are natural toothpastes out on the market they may be a bit pricier that what we wish to pay. So I’ve created an all natural toothpaste using 3 inexpensive ingredients.
What You Will Need
1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of unrefined coconut or sesame oil
3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil (or see here for other essential oil choices)
A bowl or container of some sort
Spoon for combining mixture
- Combine ingredients until a paste forms
- Brush your teeth with the mixture
That’s it. Two steps. How easy was that? So why did I choose the ingredients I did?
Baking Soda: Cleans and whitens teeth
Coconut or Sesame Oil: Antibacterial oils that help to pull toxins from your mouth
Peppermint essential oil: My DIY isn’t complete until I add an essential oil. I chose peppermint because of the refreshing, minty taste. The essential oil is also an antibacterial that will help to keep your mouth fresher longer.
I love this toothpaste because it polishes my teeth so well and I feel good about using it.
I make a new batch each time I brush my teeth. I’m at the point where I eyeball the ingredient amounts. This is a preservative free mixture and if it comes in contact with water it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. If you can make your paste and keep it away from water you may be able to make small batches ahead of time.
That’s all folks!