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Finding Calm at Home

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Home is where the heart is and should be the place that we find a sense a calm. But with so many of us with busy lifestyles it's hard to make time for ourselves. Here are 5 tips to create a peaceful nook in your home to destress, meditate, pray, read, or daydream.

 

1. Find a space in your home near a window or an area that attracts natural light.

2. Add some of your favorite fixtures like a comfortable chair and small side table.

3. Add plants such as Aloe, Bamboo, Golden Pothos, or Philodendron. They are all excellent houseplants and great for purifying the air in your home.

4. Spice up the space by adding a few eco-friendly decorative pillows. Our favorite eco-organic decorative throws are from brands, Coyuchi & Bambeco.

5. Once you've created your space make a promise to yourself to keep this area it tech free: no cellphone, no i-pad, no laptop (unless it's a reading tab).  Allow yourself to get lost in a great read or give yourself 20 minutes of relaxation meditation.

Follow these 5 tips and we promise your mind, body, and soul will thank you.

PSA: Save Your Skins

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PSA: Save your pineapple skins! They have good stuff in them. Lots of fruits hold a lot of their nutrients in their skins but who wants to chew on that?! But we've found the remedy and here are our top 3 reasons to save your pineapple skins and reduce waste! ❤

1. Organic Pineapple Skin Tea- boil skins in 1 liter of water for 15mins or until water turns yellow. Add raw local honey or drink plain. This tea is great for circulation, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, immune booster, & weight loss.

2. Pineapple Pot-Pourri- place skins in a food dehydrator or an oven at 200 degrees and leave until skins crisp. Add your favorite spices and dried flowers for a sweet aroma.

3. Pineapple Foot Scrub- place skins in blender and blend until you get a coarse paste. Apply paste to your feet and leave for 20min.

Going Crazy for Coco Oil

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Having a good day? Use coconut oil!

Having a bad day? Use coconut oil!

Coconut oil literally fixes everything! That's why we go crazy for the coco.

Here are 5 reasons we love coconut oil:

  1. Can be used in homemade soap for laundry. We are big fans of green cleaning our clothing and not using harsh detergents that can irritate the skin and can be bad for the environment. So we suggest using coconut oil as a laundry soap. Find out how to make your own laundry soap here.

  2. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health. Place 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and drop of oregano in your mouth and swish around for 20mins. Keep oil at the front of your mouth, do not gargle, and continue to swish. If you get tired of swishing, take a break and let oil sit in mouth, then continue for the remainder of the 20min.

  3. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking. Veggies taste best when cooked in coconut oil; it adds a flavorful zest to the food.

  4. Can help improve sleep when taken daily. Add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil melted in a cup of herbal tea per day to help give the body the building blocks to make sleep hormones.

  5. Use by itself as a natural deodorant. Sign me up!!

Enjoy!!

 

The journey of our food

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Living sustainable is not only in the products we purchase, but in the foods we eat as well. Most of the foods we eat travel up to 1500 miles before they land on our plates! Talk about a journey! Thats why we are all about eating local & supporting our local farmers market. ❤

Check out this amazing smoothie recipe from our friends at Clean Food Dirty City. Depending on what region of the world you live in, most of these ingredients can be found at your farmers market then you can opt for organic or natural products for the rest. Enjoy!

green mango spa smoothie (banana – free) 
-1 cup coconut water
-2 big handfuls greens
-½ cucumber
-½ avocado
-Few chunks of frozen mango
-Dash of cinnamon
-Dash of turmeric
-3 cubes of ice