Bath salts are a good way to sooth sore tired muscles, and by making the mixture yourself, you know that you are getting only good quality ingredients and no artificial fragrances. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a combination of sea salt, epsom salt and baking soda scented with lavender essential oil and it is just the thing to add to a bath to make it even more relaxing and beneficial to your body. Because there is nothing like a relaxing warm bath before bed. The aroma of lavender will relax your mind, and the salt will relax your muscles so that you can get a good nights sleep.
Winter can be tough on skin, it becomes rough and dry, and cracked. But there are things you can do to make it feel a little better. I like to use coconut oil to moisturize after washing, but it is good to get rid of dead skin first too, and that is where the coffee scrub I am sharing with you today comes in. Not only does it smell amazing, but it gets rid of dead skin, moisturizes thanks to the coconut oil, and helps to fight cellulite because of the coffee. It is easy to make, and keeps well in a jar for a long time. This is perfect for in the morning in the shower. You feel energized after using it and taking in the aroma.
Probiotics are important to keep our bodies healthy. Much of our immune system is in our gut, and healthy bacteria in the form of probiotics help to keep the good flora of bacteria in our gut at a good count. Although you can take probiotics in the form of pills, it is also beneficial to add them to your diet in the form of fermented foods. Home made sauerkraut is an easy way to get these good probiotics, plus it is satisfying knowing you made it yourself! It is fairly easy to make, and it keeps well in the fridge for a few months. I like to add it to my salads as a tangy topper, but you can also use it in sandwiches, or just as a side dish.
Conventional hand soup seems to chew up my hands in the winter, until I started making my own soap using natural products. In this hand soap, I added vegetable glycerine, a natural humectant, to attract moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated. Tea Tree oil is long associated with treating skin ailments, along with the common cold through aromatherapy. The two are great combo in harsh, cold winters.