Being healthier can be simple. Which is great news in the summer, when our schedules are out of whack and we are trying to soak up as much travel and outdoor activity as possible. It is not the best time of the year for focusing on health goals, or adding new changes to our routines to improve our wellness. So, I compiled a list of my top 3, simple health practices to help you out. These ideas are easy to do, have great benefits and you probably already have the items needed in your home! Pick one or try all three!
Simple, Healthy Practices & DIY
This recipe is so easy to make, and only takes two basic ingredients: baking soda and coconut oil. Add some essential oils to boost the effectiveness, and you have a homemade, cost-effective toothpaste without the synthetic chemicals or flouride (which may be contributing to low thyroid function). If you are thinking about entering the world of diy personal care products, than my homemade toothpaste recipe is the perfect place to start. It is easy to make, and simple to store and use. I receive so many great reviews from it, and Chris and I have been using it and loving it for over five years now.
#2 Oil Pulling
This practice is also for a healthy mouth, but some believe that it has added blood cleansing properties too. Chris and I attribute our white teeth to oil pulling, and if you have some coconut oil, then you can start oil pulling today. My oil pulling article, explains the simple how to steps, and all the benefits of oil pulling. It is one of the simplest, cheapest things you can do to improve your overall health.
#3 Sole Recipe
What is it? It is sea salt and water. That is it. But, by saturating water with sea salt, we get an ionically charged drink that is great for our bodies. Sole can help balance blood sugar levels, balance blood pressure, balance hormones, detoxify the body, hydrate with necessary electrolytes and more. My sole recipe is as simple as combining water and sea salt, and yet the health benefits from this simple practice are huge.
I hope you give these recipes and practices a try this Self Care Sunday!