Healthy Inside and Out
One of the best things that starts happening when we add more raw foods to our diet is our body starts to clean out. No longer bombarded by the added chemicals in processed food, or the altered chemicals in cooked food, we start to feel cleaner, lighter and have more energy. The desire for more raw food kicks in and we are well on our way to better health.
Your outside deserves the same treatment that your inside is getting. We are becoming aware that many of the cosmetics and lotions that we put on our bodies are filled with chemicals. Our skin is our largest organ. It is very permeable. Take a minute and think about how the patch works. You need a medicine, they put it in a patch, you put that patch on your skin and you adsorb the medicine that is in the patch. The point? The chemicals go right through your skin. Conclusion? You are adsorbing the chemicals in the lotions you put on your body!
As the weather changes and my skin starts to dry out, my favorite shower companion is a salt oil rub. I use it at the very end of my shower and it leaves my skin beautifully smooth, polished and moisturized. You can buy these over the counter but once again, they are filled with fragrance, etc. And they are expensive! Why not make your own. It is simple and inexpensive! All you need is a little coarse sea salt, some oil (almond is my favorite) and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This makes a wonderful gift, too.
- 1 small glass jar*
- coarse sea salt to fill
- almond oil*
- favorite essential oil (make sure it is non-irritating to the skin.)
- Fill the jar with the salt to about 1″ from the top.
- Slowly pour in the oil until the salt is completely saturated. You can poke around a bit to help speed the process up. Add a few drops of essential oil and stir carefully.
- To Use: After you have washed, scrub your skin with the rub. Rinse off and dry. I normally don’t use right after shaving as it can sting a bit.