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If you aren't making ginger a part of your everyday routine, you should be!

 

(11/28)

 

People who ingest ginger have lower levels of intestine and colon inflammation. The compound in ginger, called gingerol, makes it a beneficial tool in combating health conditions related to cell inflammation, such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes muscular pains, and Alzheimer’s. Some cases have compared certain ginger compounds with acid drug blockers. They found that the ginger compounds worked 6x better to those prescribed drugs without the side effects related to taking acid blocker drugs. 

Many women with morning sickness find relief with ginger, with less vomiting and nausea. Adding ginger to warm water or tea has also been a homemade remedy throughout history to aid in sore throats and coughs.

My personal favorite use of ginger is a trick I learned from an Ayurveda practitioner, and it is super simple! I take a good size of ginger root, wash it, slice it thin, place it in a glass container with a lid, cover it with a fresh squeezed lemon or two, and sprinkle a tiny bit of Himalayan salt on top. Then, I cover the container with a lid, shake it and keep it in the fridge. I eat a slice before every meal and love it! This is a great way to wake up your metabolism, build your immunity, and it is a beneficial tool to battle health concerns that come your way. The lemon softens the ginger and also helps in the fermentation along with the salt. Try this out today!

 


All-Natural Oven Cleaner

(posted 11/21)

Time to get ready for your holiday guests! Everyone always seems to gather in the kitchen this time of year. Let’s get that oven clean without using harsh chemicals. 

What you need:
1 box baking soda
Liquid castile soap

Directions:
Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven and cover with baking soda, avoiding heating coils. Sprinkle more water over the soda. Let it sit overnight. Wipe up in the AM, using a scrub pad.
To remove residue, put a bit of castile soap on a damp cloth and wipe clean. Then voila!

All ingredients found at either Green Valley location!

 


Juicing Greens

 

(posted 11/7)

 

Juicing fresh greens is a fantastic way to boost your antioxidant levels! Greens are loaded with minerals, enzymes, and vitamins to support your body’s natural healing abilities.

In order to keep sugar content low, it is best to keep sweeter fruits and vegetables to a minimum. For example, you should not add more than one small apple or at the most five carrots into a single serving of fresh juice.

Enjoy combining low-glycemic fruits, hydrating vegetables, dark greens and bitter herbs for a powerful super green juice. Here is a popular combination that I frequently juice: 

Lemon/Ginger:

1 lemon, diced
1 small Granny Smith apple, diced
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 handful of dandelion greens (sometimes I sub in wheatgrass) 
1 handful of cilantro
1 cucumber, diced
1 inch of ginger root

 


Mountain Rose Organic Hydrosols

 

(posted 11/6)

 

Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, have similar properties to essential oils but are much less concentrated.

They can cool us down, lifts our spirts up and even set our makeup. They also hydrate and tighten our skin!

Mineral water is also said to be good for our skin. Its high silica content strengthens the spongy cells in between collagen and elastin fibers, plumbs the skin and slows the formation of wrinkles.

Both are great for your skin and amazing to use before your moisturizer ritual. I took both ideas, putting my love of essential oils and my love of crystals together as one. Crystals are made of minerals and other properties that are good for your skin. They make you feel good and there are mental health benefits in that.

Minerals + flower water =awesome

I personally add a few rose quartz to my Mountain Rose Herbs Rose Hydrosols. Rose quartz is the most commonly associated stone with skin care benefits and it is known for its energy in circulation and self-love.

You can find Mountain Rose Organic Hydrosols and authentic crystals, cut to fit in bottles as well as rollerballs at both our Green Valley locations!

 


DIY Lotion Bars

 

(posted 10/27)

 

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three)
• 1 tablespoon beeswax
• Optional: 3 drops Vitamin E oil, 15 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)

Instructions:
• Combine in a quart size glass mason jar with a lid and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted.

• Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth:
• Remove from heat and add the essential oils.
• Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.
• Carefully pour into molds.
• Allow the lotion bars to cool completely on countertop or fridge before attempting to pop out of molds. These are great to use after the shower, on the go or before bed! *All ingredients found at both Green Valley locations!*

 

 

 

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