9 Ways Essential Oils Can Be Used For Radiant Hair And Skin

Essential oils possess great strength to improve our skin and hair growth. It contains plant extracts. It is a natural medicine given by to us by the earth. Proper research should be done before using any essential oil on your skin or hair. Oil should be first diluted to 1-3% for skin use. There are some essential oils mentioned below which enhance our beauty.

1. Rose Essential Oil: It is used to calm and moderate your skin. It is suitable for all skin types. It is the major element added in skin facials. It provides a strong base to the roots of hairs and prevents hair loss.

2. Geranium Essential Oil: It is less expensive and can be used as a substitute of rose essential oil. It balances skin tones, removes wrinkles and used in facial techniques. It is used for skin tightening. It balances the amount of oil in our scalp, and our hairs look healthy and smooth.

3. Neroli Essential Oil: It is responsible for flourishing our skin and helps to equalize skin’s dampness. It is made up of orange flowers which give a charming and blooming fragrance. It enhances the flexibility of skin. It increases production of new cells in the skin. It fades away all spots created by acne.

4. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil: It is used to eliminate reddish on our skin, soothe itching. It also protects us from sunburns, keeps our skin young, smooth and fresh. It is a natural conditioner as well as anti-dandruff means for hair which not only bring shining but also moisturizes our hair.

5. Yarrow Essential Oil: It is used for oily skin and hair and takes off burn skin. It brings contractions in blood vessels tissues, cells, and muscles. It protects our skin from dryness, dark marks on our face and helps skin wounds. It also reduces hair fall and nourishes hair growth.

6. Helichrysum Essential Oil: It is a remedy for skin eruptions due to its antimicrobic and antimycotic features. It helps in removing marks and blemishes. It is suitable for aged skin and helps to regenerate the skin.

7. Niaouli Essential Oil: It is an alternative to tea tree essential oil. It is anti-bacterial. It affects our brain and health. It reduces pimples, spots, scars on the skin. It can be used  as a good toner.

8. Peppermint Essential Oil: It is used as a Vaseline on lips. It acts as a stimulator, help muscles of hand, legs, and feet. Babies are not recommended to use it. It is durable. It hydrates burned skin and recovers sunburns. It is a tonic to activate the scalp and helps to remove flakes and lice from the hair. It also thickens and provides energy to damaged hair.

9. Rosemary Essential Oil: It is not widely used for the skin as it is used for hair treatment. It also gives a glowing effect to the skin. It increases our hair development. Its use is beneficial for hair growth and scalp. It is a solution to dandruff and decreases hair fall. It also relieves a person’s redness and swelling on skin or hair.

If you are ready to take charge of your health, schedule a complimentary Fresh Start Health Session with me to learn how to look younger and have brighter looking hair, learn how to use essential oils, and how you can receive some essential oil samples.

To your health and happiness,

Shaline


Apples: Crunch Your Way to Healthy Nutrition

There’s no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably first experienced its delightful flavor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it’s a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part of a healthy lifestyle. 

6 ways apples keep you healthy 

1. Helps to regulate your day.  

You don’t have to worry about staying regular anymore. Whether your problem is visiting the bathroom too often or not often enough, apples can help. 

A British researcher, Dr. D.P Burkitt, believes one of the easiest ways to prevent all sorts of illnesses, is to avoid constipation. He calls the diseases caused by chronic constipation “pressure diseases.” Appendicitis, diverticular diseases, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernias, and even varicose veins can all be caused by straining to pass small, hard stools. 

Just one apple with its skin contains 4 to 5 grams of fiber – the most important nutrient in keeping your bowels working like a well-oiled machine. Keeping yourself regular without relying on harmful laxatives could be as easy as replacing that afternoon snack of potato chips or cookies with a crisp, delicious apple. And think of the calories you’ll save. The average apple has about 80 calories while a serving of chips weighs in at 150 calories and you’ll get about 200 from just a few cookies. 

But that’s not all apples can do. They’re also good for diarrhea, thanks to an ingredient called pectin. This carbohydrate has a congealing effect in your intestines that helps firm things up and return you to normal. Applesauce is actually the best apple product for diarrhea, since it’s made without the high.-fiber skin. But watch out for extra sugar. Some brands of applesauce dump a truckload of sweeteners into an otherwise healthy food, and too much refined sugar could make your diarrhea worse. 

2. May Keep your body young.  

By now you know antioxidants can protect you from many of the diseases that seem to be a part of aging. In fact, so many people are taking supplements for antioxidant protection that it’s become a multibillion-dollar industry. But the evidence is mounting that whole foods can do more for you than pills. 

When scientists compared a 1,500-milligram vitamin C supplement to one small apple, the results were astounding – the antioxidant values were equal. That means a fresh apple has more than 15 times the antioxidant power of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. And that’s just for starters. The researchers also found an ordinary apple was able to stop the growth of colon and liver cancer cells in test tubes. Unpeeled apples were especially effective. The question you need to ask yourself: Why waste money on flavorless supplements when you can get better antioxidant firepower from a sweet, crunchy fruit? 

3. May cut your risk of heart disease.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember which food is good for which part of your body. The next time you pick up an apple, examine it carefully. It’s shaped a bit like a heart – and that should help you remember apples are good for your heart. 

It’s the magnesium and potassium in apples that help regulate your blood pressure and keep your heart beating steadily, and it’s the flavonoid quercetin, a naturally occurring antioxidant, that protects your artery walls from damage and keeps your blood flowing smoothly. 

In fact adding flavonoid-rich foods like apples to your diet has been scientifically confirmed to lower your risk of heart disease. There’s proof of this in a study of Japanese women who ate foods high in quercetin. They were less likely to get coronary heart disease than other women and they had lower levels of total and LDL, or bad, cholesterol. 

4. May lower your risk of strokes.  

Apples are even a smart choice to help lower risk of a stroke. Scientists aren’t sure which ingredient in this multi-talented fruit to credit, but the connection is clear – people who regularly eat apples are less likely to have strokes than people who don’t. 

5. May protect your joints.  

In areas of the world where fruits and vegetables make up a large part of the diet, very few people get arthritis. Compare this to modernized countries where fruits and vegetables have been replaced with fast, processed food and you’ll find up to 70 percent of the population suffers from some form of arthritis. Just a coincidence? Not according to nutrition experts. They link this trend in part to boron, a trace mineral many plants, including apples, absorb from the soil. 

If you eat like most people, you’ll get about 1 to 2 milligrams (mg) of boron a day, mostly from non-citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, and nuts. Experts believe, however, you need anywhere from 3 to 10 mg a day to affect your risk of arthritis. To boost your boron intake to this level, you’d have to eat more than nine apples a day. 

This is probably an unreasonable amount for most people, but don’t despair. Pair an apple with other boron-rich foods like a few tablespoons of peanut butter and a large handful of raisins, and you’ll not only have a delicious afternoon snack, but you’ll make your joint-saving quota of boron at the same time. 

6. Helps you breathe deeply.

Your lungs are assaulted every day by cigarette smoke, air pollution, pollen, and other indoor airborne chemicals. 

On top of that perhaps you suffer from asthma, emphysema, or similar lung condition. If all you want to do is take a deep breath, then grab an apple. 

A five-year study of more than 2,500 men from Wales found those who ate five or more apples per week were able to fill their lungs with more air than men who didn’t eat apples. Experts believe you might be getting some special protection from the antioxidant quercetin. Unfortunately, eating apples can’t reverse a lung condition you already have, but you just might add a new line of defense against further damage. 

Pantry pointers 

Buy apples that are not bruised, firm, and have good color. Take them out of their plastic bag and store them in your refrigerator – loose in the produce bin or in a paper bag is best. And since they will absorb odors, keep them away from strong-smelling foods like garlic and onions. 

Interested in learning more about how to start eating healthy and which foods to eat, check out my 14-Day Clean Eating program here.

Namaste,

Shaline

Yoga Poses That Burn More Fat

If you are looking to burn more fat with your workouts, just doing cardio and weight training might not get you to where you want to be. Another good option is to mix up your workouts and add in some yoga. Here are some of the best yoga poses for burning more fat and helping you to lose weight.

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Down Dog Split

This yoga pose is similar to a down dog pose, but it is going to have a slight variation called a split. You will start the yoga pose by getting into the downward dog position, then move one of your legs up, which helps to open your hip at the same time. Do this while inhaling a breath. Then when you let out the air by exhaling, you will round your knee close to your nose, pulling up your leg to your abdomen. Now release it and repeat with the other side. Keep doing this for about 10 reps on each leg and you will burn a lot of fat and calories from the movements.

Plank

A simple plank is a yoga pose that packs a lot of power and is great for burning more fat. Planks look simple when you see other people do them until you attempt them yourself. It really is a full-body workout that you can do just about anywhere. A plank is done by getting on your hands and knees on the ground, then lifting your body with your hands flat on the ground and your toes resting on the ground. The rest of your body is lifted off the ground, from your arms down to your legs. 

Wheel

The wheel yoga pose is more of an advanced pose but will also work out your entire body and help you to burn more fat. You will start this pose on your back laying on your yoga mat, bending your knees and keeping your feet off the ground similar to starting a sit-up. Your elbows should be bent, with your hands on the sides of your head. Now start moving your hands and feet at the same time while lifting your hips. This tuck motion looks like an abdominal crunch, but you are focusing on your breathing the entire time.

Try taking a yoga class like hot yoga to burn even more calories and lose weight while doing the poses.

Namaste,

Shaline

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Fruits and Veggies That Help to Burn Fat

For a well-balanced diet, you need to have plenty of fruits and veggies in addition to your lean protein and whole grains. Luckily, they are not only low in fat and nutritious, but many of them actually help to burn more fat.

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High Fiber Fruits

There are many fruits that are nutritious and good for, which most of them containing vitamins and minerals that will be good overall. However, not all fruits are equal in terms of how well they burn fat and help you lose weight. When you want to burn more fat with your fruit, look for ones that have a lot of fiber, as this is going to help fill you up, improve your digestion, plus burn more of your body fat. To start with, have more apples. These are low in sugar, high in flavor and high in fiber. 

You can also have your fill of berries, which are loaded with antioxidants and burn fat as well. These also happen to be low-carb approved, so if you are on a low carb diet, you can still enjoy them. Go for strawberries and blueberries first, then raspberries and other types. Avocadoes often get confused with being a vegetable, but they are actually fruit. They also boost your metabolism and are a good healthy fat to enjoy. Finally, add grapefruit to the list, which helps you to burn fat and has loads of vitamin C.

Nutrient Dense Vegetables

Now for the best fat burning vegetables. You definitely want to add as many veggies to your diet as you can, opting for frozen or fresh whenever possible. Try to avoid canned vegetables as they typically have a lot of sodium that you don’t want or need. 

The vegetables with the best fat burning abilities are those that contain the most nutrients. To start with, try adding more chili peppers and bell peppers to your diet. They have a high amount of fiber and plenty of vitamin C and vitamin A. Broccoli is also high in fiber and contains the same nutrients.

Kale is one of the best leafy greens to add to your diet, helping to burn fat and providing you with calcium, protein, and fiber. Don’t forget about lentils, which are going to help improve your digestion and improve weight loss at the same time. Luckily, all of these veggies are delicious and easy to add to your meals.

Namaste,

Shaline

Burn More Fat With These Smoothies 

Burning fat includes a good balance of diet and exercise. In terms of your nutrition, smoothies are a great place to burn fat. They often include fruits and other ingredients that help to give you energy and boost your metabolism. Give some of these smoothie recipes a try.

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Mango Smoothie

If you like mango fruit, then you will love this fun smoothie! It only uses a few simple ingredients and is very easy to make. Plus, it includes multiple ingredients that help to burn fat, including the mango, lime juice, and avocado. Don’t worry; it won’t taste like a vegetable. The sweetness of the fruit far outweighs the flavor of the avocado. Just get out your blender and add mango pieces, a mashed avocado, vanilla yogurt, and lime juice. You can add a little bit of sugar if you want, but it is not needed. Finish it off with some ice or half a frozen banana.

Citrus Smoothie

You can also use your favorite citrus fruits and combine them with ice and your choice of dairy product to make a sweet, creamy smoothie that helps you to lose weight. Some citrus fruits that usually go good are lemons, oranges, and grapefruit, but go ahead and use any combination of fruits you have at home. You want to make it creamy with a little bit of yogurt and some skim milk. You can use flavored yogurt like lemon, or just plain fat-free yogurt. Add some ice and a little flaxseed for added fat burning potential.

Berry Smoothie

Berries are at the top of the list for fruits that help to burn more fat and calories. Strawberries in particular contain a lot of antioxidants and are high in fiber, which helps you to increase your fat burning. And if you’re on a Ketogenic diet, berries are low in sugar! You can make a simple smoothie with strawberries and other berries, along with your choice of nut milk, yogurt, and flax seed oil. For a thicker smoothie, add some oats to it. I like adding in some raw cacao nibs.

Blueberry Smoothie

Another version of the berry smoothie is one that contains blueberries. This provides a slightly different flavor, but the same health benefits of a strawberry or mixed berry smoothie. Plus, blueberries contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that make it a popular super food. Blueberries taste great just with nut milk, yogurt and ice. Another option is to add in raw honey or frozen banana instead of ice. 

Try out your own combinations using these and other fruits.

Have fun experimenting.

Shaline

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Natural Ways to Give Your Immune System a Boost

Boosting your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent getting illnesses like the common cold and flu. There are many ways to improve your immunities, including some natural remedies that are very easy to accomplish.

Try out some of these easy and natural ways to boost your immune system.

Live a Healthier Lifestyle

In general, being a healthier person in general can help you fight off illnesses and infections, and give your immune system a natural boost. This means focusing on those daily habits that you might need to improve, such as eating a healthier diet with lots of vitamins and minerals, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water. Getting adequate sleep is also really important for your general health and wellness, which is easier to do when you are eating right and exercising. For your diet, try to focus on whole foods like fruits and vegetables, switch to whole grains and complex carbohydrates, and cook more meals at home.

Take Echinacea

In terms of herbs and other natural remedies for your immune system, echinacea is definitely high on the list. You will see this herb recommended a lot for the cold and flu, and similar immune system illnesses, because it is so beneficial. Echinacea has natural properties that help to boost your immune system and help you fight off bacterial and viral infections more sufficiently than if you were not taking it. There are many ways to get more echinacea, from supplements to using the actual herb.

Don’t Forget the Probiotics

Probiotics might seem just like a trend or a hot topic, but that is only because of how beneficial they can be for your body. Probiotics are often promoted to people who have digestive issues, especially with a leaky gut. However, they can also help with your immune system and ensure you have the best protection possible from the cold or flu. Probiotics provide bacteria for your body, but it is a good type of bacteria. This allows you to absorb more nutrients into your body and helps to support your immune system, so that you can fight off the bad bacteria. You can either take a probiotic supplement or eat a healthy diet to ensure you get enough of them through natural food sources. 

If you have any questions, talk to your doctor about the benefits of probiotics for your immune system.

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Namaste,

Shaline

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Herbs to Boost Your Immune System

Natural remedies for your immune system range from using essential oils to changing your daily habits. Another great way to give your immunities a nice boost is with certain herbs. Here are some of the top healing herbs that can help you fight off the cold and flu.

Echinacea

This recommendation is probably not that surprising, as echinacea has long since been associated with boosting your immune system and helping to prevent the cold and flu. Echinacea is a type of herb that contains natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is these properties that help you to fight viruses and illnesses, as they are able to boost the white blood cell production in your body. These blood cells are needed to help fight infections you come into contact with.

Elderberry

Another herb that can be really healing for your body and help to boost your immune system at the same time is elderberry. Elderberry is a unique herb that is very healing, helping to fight off different types of infections, including the influenza (flu) virus, bacterial infections, and viral infections. There have been numerous studies looking at its effectiveness for your immune system. You can use different parts of this herb, from the flowers to the leaves and even the bark.

Calendula

The next herb to be aware of is called calendula. This is one of those herbs where the name sounds familiar, but people aren’t fully aware of what it is or how it can be beneficial. Calendula is a type of plant with healing flower petals that look similar to marigold flowers. These have been used for many medicinal purposes, as they naturally reduce inflammation, fight bacteria, and contain natural antioxidants. This can help prevent your body from free radical damage, which can also in turn help to improve your immune system.

Green Tea

While not technically an herb, the leaves used in green tea are also amazing for your immunities and help to avoid the cold and flu. Green tea is also a good source of antioxidants, as well as boosting your immune system to keep away infections and viruses. Try to drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day. The good news here is that green tea has a lot of other health benefits as an added bonus, from aiding in your weight loss efforts, to improving your skin. 

Note: Consult a medical professional before adding in these herbs if you are taking any medication.

Namaste,

Shaline

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Daily Cold & Flu Prevention Tips

If you want to avoid getting the cold and/or flu, it all comes down to your lifestyle. There are a variety of things you can do or avoid doing each day that will reduce your risk as much as possible.

Wash Your Hands Regularly

This continues to be one of the best ways to prevent the cold, flu, and other viruses you get from human contact. If you wash your hands often enough, even minor contact with others who have the cold or flu won’t affect you. It is typically when you shake hands with someone who has the flu virus, then touch your nose or mouth, when you get the virus yourself. Wash your hands whenever you get the opportunity to do so, and use antibacterial soap each time if it is available to you.

Eat a Healthy Diet

You also want to keep getting enough nutrients and vitamins into your system to help build a barrier against bacteria and viruses that lead to the cold and flu. You can do this by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Try to go for fresh, whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. With this making up the bulk of your diet, you will be getting plenty of nutrients to help prevent the cold and flu.

Get Moderate Exercise

Don’t forget about exercise! This isn’t just good for weight loss and improving your heart health, but can actually boost your immune system. When you have a stronger immune system, you have a better resistance to colds and other similar illnesses. Try to walk a few days a week or get other forms of moderate exercise on a regular basis.

Have a Clean Workspace

Not only will washing your hands help to prevent the cold and flu, but having a clean workspace also helps tremendously. In the workplace, no matter where you work, there is a risk of germs and bacteria spreading between co-workers. Try to keep antibacterial wipes at your desk, wiping down surfaces as often as needed, from the edge of your desk, to your phone and keyboard.

Take Your Vitamins

Lastly, if you struggle with your diet, you might not be getting enough nutrients to help prevent the cold and flu viruses from affecting your body. Taking extra vitamins and supplements can ensure you have the proper vitamin E, echinacea, and other nutrients that help you to boost your immune system.

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Namaste,

Shaline

Workouts That Won’t Cost You Anything

Many people are under the misconception that they can’t workout because they don’t have money for a treadmill in their home or they can’t pay the monthly fee for a gym membership. However, there are plenty of ways to exercise without spending a dime. Assuming you have workout clothes that work fine, which can just be some comfortable pants, a t-shirt, and athletic shoes, the following workouts won’t cost you anything.

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Walking or Running

The basic type of workout you can do without spending any money is to go walking, jogging, or running. All you need is for the weather to be decent enough to head outdoors and burn some calories. Walking is good for most people, whether you are in shape, overweight, a senior with disabilities, or simply want to walk your dog. It is also something you can do with your kids, as a family, or with friends. Walking and running is also easy to fit into your schedule, whether you do it after dinner with your family or walk during your lunch break at work.

Swimming

Swimming is another great workout that shouldn’t require spending money. While you could spend money at a local gym or health center that has a swimming pool, that isn’t required. You also don’t need your own built-in pool in your backyard to swim. If it currently warm out, you could go swimming at the local beach, lake, or river. There are also some community pools that will be open to the public for free during the warm months of the year.

Dancing

The great thing about dancing for exercise is that you can do it anywhere and it turns into a fun family activity. If you are going out with your girlfriends, head somewhere that has a dance floor. You are enjoying quality time with your friends and getting in a good workout as well. However, you can also spend no money and dance at home. Turn on some music and dance while cooking, early in the morning before heading to work, or when your kids are home for the day. This can also be fun when it is raining or snowing out and your kids are looking for some fun.

Trampoline/Rebounder

If you have a trampoline in your backyard, it isn’t just for kids. Go out there and start jumping for 30-45 minutes, and you will be amazed by the excellent workout you can get from it. This is another way to turn exercise into a family activity. Or if you don’t have a trampoline, get a rebounder which is perfect for one person and it can be folded up so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

Have fun working out!

Namaste,

Shaline