Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Combat Stress and Winter Blahs, Recipes for Health

Relaxation is as fundamental for good health as the food you eat. It is important not to neglect relaxation, regardless of how busy you are.

Attitude and emotion have a significant influence on our health. We live in a stressed out world—just driving to work or reading the newspaper can cause stress. And although we cannot always control what causes us stress, we can control how we deal with stress.

Be proactive. Reacting to stress typically causes more stress. Negative thoughts and worry accumulate in the body, which can lead to aches and pains, dysfunction, and premature aging. What to do? Let go of stress. Aromatherapy is an easy-to-use, at-home technique for stress relief. A few moments of daily Me Time will help you to be your best at all other times.

CLICK HERE for quick and easy aromatherapy suggestions.

Combat your Stress and Winter Blahs with this bath salts recipe—a treat for you and a simple, natural gift for friends and family.

Winter Blahs Bath Salts (more recipes available HERE)

Mix together in a bowl and sift. Add 4T to one full bath.

1c or 8oz Epsom Salts
1/2c or 4oz Sea or Mineral Salts
1/8c or 1oz White Clay
3 drops Essential Oil of Geranium
3 drops Essential Oil of Lavender
2 drops Essential Oil of Lemon
2 drops Essential Oil of Sandalwood

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