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Coconut Oil – A conditioner alternative June 9, 2014

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Coconut Oil has many benefits for your health, skin, and hair, and is becoming more widespread for its use and more acknoledged as a must have in homes everywhere. I bought my first tub of organic coconut oil mostly for the hair benefits, to be used as a conditioner, but since I have boughten it, I have used it for many uses, including cooking.

I have red hair naturally, and while my hair is thick, I have a thin type of hair, I just have alot of it. My hair responds well to leave in conditioners, and anything that doesn’t weigh it down and lets it flow.  My first try with coconut oil I must say was very frustrating. I put too much in the top (and I still only used a couple drops), And it held down my hair like a grease monkey. The water does not really wash it out where you put it, so I had to wait a day or so for it to work its way out. All hair types are different, which makes looking for organic shampoo and conditioner that much harder, but i decided not to give up on coconut oil. After all, it did leave my hair with a really nice shine afterwards.

So the next time I tried it, things went much better. I poured only a drop in my hand and started at the tips, and worked my way into my hair with never really touching the top of my head at all, to only have the bottom taken care of. It worked very well, my hair was left with a wonderful shine and was not a grease ball, instead my hair had the same bounce but with the added shine and luster of coconut oil.

Now this was with me still using my regular Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner, I have not switched over to organic as of yet, as I need to find a way to make my own that works everytime.

So I consider me using the coconut oil only as a last leave in conditioner treatment, but I will still wash it out a bit to ensure my hair doesn’t absorb too much of it.

I do not use this treatment everyday, as my hair is fine and will not take too much to hold it down. All hair types vary, and if you have thicker, drier hair this might work very well for you.

My experience with the coconut oil is one I wanted to share so all will know that it is such a healthy oil that we need to use more often. I have used it in replace of cooking oil, have used it to make scars less visable, including strech marks, used it as tanning oil before going into the sun, etc. Everytime I find a new use for it I am excited to try it and use the organic ways of life. One more transition on my way to living an organic life.

 

 

 

 

Wheat Bread vs. White Bread September 13, 2012

 

Alot of people would never notice the difference between wheat and white bread, besides maybe the taste. Most prefer white bread because of the texture and taste with a sandwich. I prefer wheat only because of its healthy benefits. The difference on how they are processed makes a huge difference in our bodies. White bread has been bleached and reprocessed many times, while wheat is somewhat in its natural state. You can see the grains and berries they use to make the bread. Just switching over the only wheat, especially for your children can mean great things. Your blood pressure can go down dramatically, cutting down those pills most of us take, and for your kids it can help with brain function and development. Try it!

 

Coconut Oil for Soft and Shiny Hair August 28, 2012

I have been doing more research of olive oil and coconut oil for the hair.

Coconut oil revitalizes your hair with an abundance of shiny

and healthy!! I have yet to try it, but i am positive it will make a difference to my hair!!

 So excited!!

 

 

Mean Green Machine! Green Juice that keeps you healthy! August 8, 2012

This juice is amazing!! At first, I thought it looked green and that it might taste bad, but was I wrong!! It is so yummy and healthy! It has a blend of kiwi, apples, pineapple, many green and delicious fruits!! It also has a kick of other ingredients that aren’t in our daily diet, but are necessary for healthy functioning of our bodies.

 Spirulina, chollera, broccoli, garlic, blue green algae, barley grass the list goes on.

I would love to post the importance of each of these items, because we americans seriously lack vitamins and minerals in our diets. One cup is a serving, so this big bottle comes with a couple days worth of yumminess. It is made by Boathouse farms, which is just as good as the same type of thing made by Naked Juices. There is also a million other flavors, with different types of fruit and combos. This green one is definetly the most power packed with minerals. I bought it at my local Stater Bros Grocery Store, and should be available any where near you. =]

 

Saying Farwell to Soda, and hello to good health!! August 1, 2012

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I have officially stopped drinking soda!! For many reasons, but the most important is the overload of sugar and the ability it has to slow me down. I was always tired around 2 pm and still have four hours left to work. Once I stopped my body felt a change, first bad then very good. The first couple days I felt like I had a constant headache and I wanted to sleep all day. Once I got over the hump I immediatly felt lighter and quicker at my day to day activites. It has only been a week and a half, so I cannot say much, but I do know that there are healthier alternatives, and will be sharing them for all.

 

My first secondary choice was Green Tea, not Black tea, green. Green has powerful antioxidants that help relieve stress, and it even has a trivial amount of caffeine in it. I really enjoy it, because I can drink it hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon. No more coffee for me!! =] I found this excerpt from wiki, and I wanted to share.

Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates in China[1] and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where they are grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture,[2] production processing, and harvesting time.

Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease[3] and certain types of cancer.[4] Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate

I officially would love to never drink soda or coffee again, but i know it is hard. But certaintly green tea is much healthier!!

 

Treehugger!! May 24, 2012

I love this site so much. It really gives you the feel of that community share of greenness. If you haven’t checked it out lately, it defiantly is worth it!! Loads of information from reports on global warming, to handmade items. I cant get enough!!

 

Also, there will be more recipes to come!! =] summer yumm!

 

A Simple Life August 8, 2011

Lately Life has been pretty hectic, and sometimes I just want to believe that life really is simpler than we make it. I have been taking the time to relax and simplify my life to help keep my focus on becoming greener. Being green means understanding the life around you and how you affect it. Once you think of being green as an act of good for all, then you got the right idea about what it means to be green.

Just a couple ideas to make your days easier

Take a trip to the library

This is good to keep your brain moving, and its free. Not many things in life are free anymore, and we should embrace that!

Use Organic cleaning products.

Products like seventh generation, and simple green work well against all messes, and is better for you and your families health, and the environment. Many companies are starting to use 100% recycled plastic bottles, which also is helping with the earth.

Need more energy??

The foods you eat every day have an affect on your energy level and mood. Eating red meats such as ground beef can leave you feeling sleepy, while fish which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids can help you feel more energized. The same goes for vegetables. Veggies that have been cooked have less nutrients, therefore leaving you feeling less energzed and full of vitamins, so always try to eat them raw or uncooked. Eating more whole grains instead of white breads will help as well. The healthier you eat the more you feel energized. Another important component of feeling more energized every day is your sleep pattern. If you are sleeping too much, or not enough, or don’t go to bed and wake up at a consistent time and schedule it can affect your daytime hours. It is important to know when to sleep and for how long. Teens tend to sleep more than adults because of their growing stages. All in all, it is imporant to feel your best, so treat your body and mind well.

 

 
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