6 Detox Baths for Kids to Help Boost Immunity

6 Detox Baths for Kids to Help Boost Immunity

 

Nothing compares to a warm bath at night to help kids wind down from a long day. Most parents are familiar with this process and is used frequently because of its ability to get out the last bit of energy and sooth kids during the night time routine. But, have you ever considered this a great opportunity to detox your kids? detox baths for kids detox baths for kids detox baths for kids detox baths for kids

Why is Detoxing Important?

 

Detoxing is an important part of our bodily functions. Naturally, we detox through our liver, kidneys, bowels, lymphatic system, spleen, lungs and skin to get rid of things our body considered toxic. Think about our breathing as an example. Carbon monoxide is toxic to our body and part of the reason we exhale is to get rid of this dangerous by-product. This is just one of many toxins that enter our body.

Toxins can come from all over the place from our food, our water, our air and ever the products we use on a daily basis. In the last 50 years, 84,000 chemicals have been introduced into production which means 84,000 chemicals are being put into our soaps, laundry detergent, mattresses, crayons, and even kids pajamas – the scary part….without any regulation.

With this onslaught of chemicals, our bodies are having a harder time functioning because of the toxin overload, also known as body burden.

Detoxing is important because it helps our body function properly and efficiently acting as a natural way to boost our immunity. The less toxins that stay in our system the more likely our bodies have an opportunity to do what it does best….keep us alive.

 

Why are detox baths so good?

 

Because children often find themselves in a bath for long periods of times and because most kids frequently take baths, this is a great opportunity to enhance the natural process of detoxification.

As I mentioned before, many toxic chemicals have entreated our society which makes the natural process of detoxification much harder these days. Margaret Jasinska,a natropath doctor, says when we are not careful of what we put on and in our bodies

“[their] ability to rid itself of toxins becomes poorer, and the toxins start to accumulate in our tissues.  This places an enormous stress on our immune system.  Immune disorders are one of the fastest growing group of diseases.  Allergies, food intolerances, autoimmune diseases and chronic infections are on a steep climb. They are also occurring in younger and younger people. Children are now developing diseases that were previously only seen in adulthood.”

Detox baths are a regular way to encourage, emphasizes and improve detoxification in our bodies. With everything we are fighting against, I want to do all I can to help my children’s body function the way they should. Those diseases and illnesses are not worthy of my children and I am sure you feel the same way.

 

Detox Baths for Kids Recipes

 

Now that we know why detox baths are so good. Here are some key ingredients to use in a detox bath and what makes them important:

  1. Epsom Salts – draw toxins out of the body, relives aches and pains
  2. Baking Soda – balances an overly acidic system , known for cleansing and anti-fungal properties
  3. Himalayan Sea Salt – composed of many minerals helping to replenishes  internal systems
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar – cleanses body of bacteria and helps boost immunity
  5. Essential Oils – various applications for soothing skin, calming negative emotions, detoxing your body, boosting your immunity & improving overall health

Health Benefits of Detox Baths for Kids

 

While your body naturally detoxes, encouraging your body and even helping your body can offer many health benefits. From reducing brain fog, fatigue, constipation, gut health, and more, detoxing can bring our body more in balance.

Doing daily detox baths isn’t necessary but I try to focus on getting 1-2 in a week for my kids and at least one in a week for myself even if it is just a little foot bath while typing emails, writing this blog post or watching the evening news.

Homework: Download this recipe guide and plan to do 1 detox bath this week for your kids and 1 detox bath this week for yourself.

 

10 Essential Oils Tips for Beginners + 8 Diffuser Blends

10 Essential Oils Tips for Beginners + 8 Diffuser Blends

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of how to incorporate essential oils? Do you feel lost in the world of wellness? Are you scared to try them and not have them work? If these fears resonate with you, then you are in the right place. Here are some of the top 10 essential oils tips for beginners.10 essential oils tips for beginners 10 essential oils tips for beginners 10 essential oils tips for beginners

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Almost everyone I talk to feels overwhelmed at some point in their essential oil journey. I have too. Where to start? How to use them? When to use them? Which ones to use? With over 600 essential oils products available, it becomes a lot of information to consume.

Even today, two years in, I have moments where I feel lost. When I am at that place, I often find myself coming back to these 10 simple essential oils tips to abide by:

 

10 Essential Oils Tips for Beginners

 

#1 Keep them in place where you can see them

My oils are in areas I frequent daily like my bathroom, my kitchen sink and my kids room. Having those reminders helps me incorporate them into my daily regime. Click here, here and here to see some of my favorite ways to store them.

 

#2 Move them away from the sun 

Have you ever wondered why all essential oils are in an amber bottle? It is because they are effected by light and more specifically direct sunlight. Put them in an area that is shaded BUT also in a place that isn’t hidden. For example, I put my oils in my bathroom drawer next to my makeup. This is a cool place direct out of sunlight.

 

#3 Experiment

Use oils in different ways on different areas of your body. Don’t get stuck doing the same thing over and over but allow yourself to explore new avenues of using the oil. If you rub Marjoram on your wrists every morning because it helps calm you, maybe try rubbing it behind your ears?

 

#4 Use daily

Oils should be included into your daily regime not just when you have an issue. This is more of a proactive rather than reactive regime. To help you incorporate them, I have created 8 days of diffuser blends to not only help you practice incorporating them into your daily regime but also to help you experiment with different recipes.

 

#5 Buy a reference guide

The best way to dive right in is to have something that you can reference all the time to help you better understand which ways you can incorporate essential oils. Here is the one I keep on hand at all times.

 

#6 Don’t blend blends

A blend is a combination of many single oils. For example, lemon, orange and tangerine are all considered single oils but you can mix them together to get a blend called Citrus Fresh. Blending blends together isn’t a best practice because often they don’t work synergistically. Instead, consider “Blend bumping” which means adding more of an essential oil single that is already used in the blend. Let’s say that I am going to put Stress Away into my diffuser. A way to bump that blend is to add a few more drops of Lavender because that essential oils single is already used in the Stress Away blend.

 

#7 1-2 drops per hour of diffusing

If your diffuser runs for 4 hours, then you should add 4-8 drops of oil. This is my favorite diffuser because it runs 12 hours at a time. I love mixing 6 drops of lemon and 6 drops of peppermint as a morning pick-me up.

 

#8 Buy a Starter Kit

Many essential oils companies, have created packages, at a discounted rate, to help you start your essential oil journey. Young Living’s Starter Kit includes the top 10 most popular essential oils which have hundreds of different applications making it a breeze to incorporate them into your life.

#9 Don’t touch the orface reducer (clear cap on top of bottle)

Your skin has dirt and other contaminants which can cause the oil, still left in the bottle, to go bad or rancid. Hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle and wait for a drop to come out. Even though oils don’t expire you can cause them to degrade by touching the orface reducer.

 

#10 Don’t be afraid

While oils are good for overall wellness, just putting oils on the bottom of your feet is a rookie mistake. If your shoulder isn’t feeling good, then putting it on your feet it isn’t going to work. My recommendation is to go slow which focus on one area to start using essential oils, master that area and then try something new. To hep you jump right in, make sure you download the 8 Days of Diffuser Recipes to help you master diffusing.

 

 

Getting Started

 

Overall, the themes are don’t be afraid, find different ways to incorporate them daily and have fun. The more you start using essential oils, the more familiar you will become with the way your body responds to them and their uses.

Click here for more information on how to get started!

 

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#5 Buy a reference guide

The best way to dive right in is to have something that you can reference all the time to help you better understand which ways you can incorporate essential oils. Here is the one I keep on hand at all times.

 

#6 Don’t blend blends

A blend is a combination of many single oils. For example, lemon, orange and tangerine are all considered single oils but you can mix them together to get a blend called Citrus Fresh. Blending blends together isn’t a best practice because often they don’t work synergistically. Instead, consider “Blend bumping” which means adding more of an essential oil single that is already used in the blend. Let’s say that I am going to put Stress Away into my diffuser. A way to bump that blend is to add a few more drops of Lavender because that essential oils single is already used in the Stress Away blend.

 

#7 1-2 drops per hour of diffusing

If your diffuser runs for 4 hours, then you should add 4-8 drops of oil. This is my favorite diffuser because it runs 12 hours at a time. I love mixing 6 drops of lemon and 6 drops of peppermint as a morning pick-me up.

 

#8 Buy a Starter Kit

Many essential oils companies, have created packages, at a discounted rate, to help you start your essential oil journey. Young Living’s Starter Kit includes the top 10 most popular essential oils which have hundreds of different applications making it a breeze to incorporate them into your life.

 

#9 Don’t touch the orface reducer (clear cap on top of bottle)

Your skin has dirt and other contaminants which can cause the oil, still left in the bottle, to go bad or rancid. Hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle and wait for a drop to come out. Even though oils don’t expire you can cause them to degrade by touching the orface reducer.

 

#10 Don’t be afraid

While oils are good for overall wellness, just putting oils on the bottom of your feet is a rookie mistake. If your shoulder isn’t feeling good, then putting it on your feet it isn’t going to work. My recommendation is to go slow which focus on one area to start using essential oils, master that area and then try something new. To hep you jump right in, make sure you download the 8 Days of Diffuser Recipes to help you master diffusing.

 

 

Getting Started

 

Overall, the themes are don’t be afraid, find different ways to incorporate them daily and have fun. The more you start using essential oils, the more familiar you will become with the way your body responds to them and their uses.

Click here for more information on how to get started!

 

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8 Easy Ways to Live a Greener Life

8 Easy Ways to Live a Greener Life

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with where to start? Confused by all the choices? Not sure which brands are okay to use? I have been there too – struggle to know which sunscreen to put on my kids and which cleaner to use for my toilets. Download this awesome “Green Living Checklist” to help jump start your journey into easy ways to live a greener life and ditching those toxic chemicals. easy ways to live a greener life  easy ways to live a greener life  easy ways to live a greener life
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the idea of start to live a greener life? If that’s the case, you are not alone. I often hear from people that they do not know where to start or get lost with all the information available to them. I get it because I was there and at times still feel a little lost.

 

When Did Going Green Become Popular?

 

While there is debate on when the green movement actually started, the modern movement became popular in the 1970’s with Rachel Carson’s best selling book Silent Spring. The green movement stems around the idea of environmentalism or being kind and protecting our earth. With the insurgent of chemicals into our products, global warming and increase in disease many are becoming more mindful about the products they use and come in contact with.

 

Taking the Next Steps

 

If you are new to this journey, I encourage you to not give up. An easy place to start is by focusing on one area in your home like your kitchen, your make-up or food. One mantra I keep in the back of my mind is “ditch and switch one product at a time”. There is not pressure to be perfect which is why I continually tell people the goal is to live life less toxic.

To make things even easier, I have created this checklist to help you get started. It is packed with over 40 different ways to jump start your green living journey focusing on cleaning, personal care products, your kitchen, things for your kids + so much more. This checklist will make going green a breeze.

Get your FREE copy by clicking below!

with 40+ ways to help you start your journey

8 Easy Ways to Live a Greener Life

Here are some of my favorite ways to get started:

#1 Make Your Own Cleaning Products
Vinegar, rubbing alcohol, baking soda and essential oils are some of my favorite ways to maintain a TOX FREE home (recipes here).

#2 Get Rid of Candles and Air Fresheners
A common staple in the home but loaded with toxic chemicals such as phthaltes and benzene.

#3 Avoid “Antibacterial” Labels
This scam to provide a cleaner home has lead to a massive increase in antibiotic resistance.

#4 Minimize Use of Plastic
Buy glass storage containers for your food, stainless steel water bottles and wooden toys for your kids.

#5 Shop eco-friendly products and look for green certification. 
Put your money where your mouth is and start supporting companies that support you and your health.

#6 Buy Energy Efficient Appliances
Using smarter technology can help reduce waste and save energy.

#7 Ditch Canned Food
Many canned food products contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), a common chemical known to be a hormone disrupting chemical linked to things like breast cancer.

#8 Reduce the number of product you put on your skin
By simply using less and avoiding contact with items can significantly reduce your body burden.

For more ways to kick chemicals to the curb, download this free “Green Living Checklist” with over 40 tips and tricks on getting started.

Easy Lunch Box Planner + $20 in Back-2-School Discounts

Easy Lunch Box Planner + $20 in Back-2-School Discounts

Finding the morning rush a bit tough to handle? Are you reaching for those prepackaged foods for on-the-go eating? This printable planner makes packing lunches easy! Ideas that include healthy, nutritious options with lunch box diagrams makes packing for school lunch a breeze! Download your copy today! easy lunch box planner easy lunch box planner

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As a mother of 3 young children, I understand the intensity of transitioning from the care-free summer days to those early morning wake-ups. Not only is it tough on the kids it is tough on me. Getting everyone  dressed, fed, looking half-way decent coupled with my desire to give them everything they need to be successful, I always feel like I am rushed, overwhelmed and lacking in many areas.

 

Summer is Almost Over

 

Because of this crazy morning rush, I find myself packing leftovers for lunches, buying prepacked snacks and other unhealthy items for my kids.  With every intention to pack their food with nutritious items like hummus, carrot sticks and flax seed I often find myself in slumps or running out of creative ideas.

That’s why I have partnered with Corinne Roth, of The Pragmatic Parent, to provide you with this “Back to School Lunch Planner” as you jump into the crazy aspects of school. Our goal is to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle by providing nourishing lunch ideas, minimizing stress, creating positive interactions and reducing the use of chemicals that overwhelm our bodies.

 

Easy Lunch Box Planner

 

This simple lunch box planner will make starting school a breeze with lunch box diagrams, nutritious recipes plus so much more. Here is what you get:

30 days of Meal Plans and Guides
Weekly Shopping Lists
Healthy, toxin free recipes
Printable Love notes to include in their lunch box
Make-ahead breakfast recipes
+ over $20 in discounts and coupons for toxin free lunch supplies

 

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

 

Back-2-School Discounts

 

Buying new supplies each year can get expensive! We get it! To help ease your spending and to support your kids health we have partnered with some amazing brands to offer you EXCLUSIVE discounts on lunch box supplies. From 25% OFF Yumbox Lunch Boxes and Bags to 15% OFF Mira Water Bottles and Thermos to 10% OFF PataBee Eco-Friendly Food Wraps (and so much more) we have got you covered!

Plus These FREE Bonuses

As an added bonus you will also:

  • Receive a FREE School Organizer download including a calendar to write down all the important dates, weekly to do lists, planner and key contact list to help keep you sane this school year
  • Be entered to win exclusive giveaways from our partners

Don’t delay, Click here and get your copy today!

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