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A Detox Regimen for the Mind and Body

Our daily activities can really weaken our immune system and drain our mind and body of vitality. Toxins enter our body through the use of beauty products, eating processed foods, pollution, germs, and many other ways. There’s also stress we face each day, whether it’s sitting gridlocked in traffic, work demands, family life, or even our own negative thoughts. It’s important to take time to detox and here are some options listed below:

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7 Reasons to Switch to Organic Handmade Soap

The demand for healthier alternatives is at an all-time high, and there’s no better time to start using products that are safer, eco-friendly, and full of luscious botanicals and natural oils.

There are many harmful ingredients in soap and beauty bars that most people buy at their local supermarket or grocery store.  Sure it’s cheaper and more convenient to buy, but at what cost?  Here is a list of some of the negative factors involved in buying commercial soap:

  1. Synthetic Fragrance is a No-Go -The sweet perfume fragrance may be enticing but can cause severe irritation of the skin, worsen acne symptoms, cause allergies, and many other issues.  Fragrance in commercial soap has also been linked to carcinogens, which is a substance that promotes the formation of cancer. This belief may be disputed, but sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  2. Sulfates are irritants- Sulfates are anionic detergents that are often included in shampoos and soaps to generate bubbles and produce a foaming effect.  Sulfates can irritate the eyes, scalp, and cause dryness and flakiness.  This chemical is also a frequently used pesticide.  Who wants dry and itchy skin?  I sure as hell don’t.

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Why We All Should Choose a Mantra

“When you recite a mantra, you make yourself positive, pure and your vibration is very penetrating.”

-Yogi Bhajan

Life can be hard at times and we all have different ways to cope with stress and problems that arise, but what about the mind? Sometimes negative thoughts enter that can make us unhappy.  It can be something someone said to us that wasn’t very nice or it could be our own perception of the event that manifests into negativity.

A mantra is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots, man meaning mind; and tra meaning instrument or tool, is a sacred utterance, sound, or word, that is said to give power to the person who chants or recites it.  This results in a higher level of consciousness and shifts negativity into positive, food for the soul.

Mantras can also be positive affirmations you say to yourself for encouragement.

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