Sticking to healthy habits somehow feels easier in the spring and summer. The weather is nicer, you’re getting outside more, there’s a bevy of delicious fruits and vegetables in season … and then fall hits and you just want to get cozy and eat comfort food.
Don’t feel bad about that. It’s okay to slow things down before the craziness of the holiday season begins. It’s actually a great way to take care of yourself. There’s much you can do throughout the fall and winter to keep you on track in your wellness journey, even when you’re focused on getting cozy. Check out these six non toxic remedies for your winter wellness journey:
Remedy #1: Exercise
Okay. We just said it’s okay to slow things down, but let’s not come to a complete halt. It’s important to maintain your regular exercise schedule throughout the fall and winter. Get out for a walk, take time for the gym, or stream an exercise routine at home to boost your immune system. Yoga fan? Easy-peasy. Get your flow on with Pure Haven certified organic essential oils. Combine a few drops of be well or five defense with mom balm (an amazing non toxic combination of hydrating oils and beeswax) to create a chest rub that can enhance meditation and yoga practices. Rub a generous amount onto neck and chest and breathe deeply.
Remedy #2: Chest Rub
About that chest rub … It’s great for yoga and maybe even better when cold and flu symptoms settle in. Chase sore throat, cough, and congestion away with a soothing, non toxic chest rub massaged into your neck and chest. But not just any chest rub. Beware of petroleum, camphor, and turpentine, often used in store-bought chest rubs. Petroleum has been linked to breast cancer and other illnesses (check out our list of ingredients to avoid), while camphor is usually manufactured from turpentine oil and can cause skin irritation or reach toxic levels in the body when absorbed through broken skin (webmd.com). Combine a few drops of be well or five defense essential oil with mom balm to create a completely safe and effective rub for relieving sinus congestion, scratchy throat, and more.
Remedy #3: Essential Oils
Essential oils can become be your best friends during cold and flu season. Diffusing essential oils helps scent your home and can have amazing therapeutic effects. As aromatic essential oils diffuse through the air, they impart room-freshening and wellness-inducing benefits. Simply add 3-5 drops of be well, five defense, lavender, or cedarwood essential oil to 100ml of water in your diffuser. No diffuser, no problem — place a few drops on a tissue or cotton ball instead and inhale deeply.
Remedy #4: Comfort Oil
Tend to muscle aches and pains with Pure Haven comfort oil, made with rejuvenating frankincense, soothing lavender, and helichrysum, known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, and its remarkable effects on sensitive and inflamed skin. Apply liberally for ultimate comfort, and a great dose of moisturization, too.
Remedy #5: Headache Stick
Headaches are a common ailment throughout the year but tend to be even more troublesome as the holidays approach and life gets a little more hectic, or when you’ve got a cold or the flu. Pure Haven’s headache stick provides convenient non toxic relief. Simply rub on temples, neck, forehead, and even under your nose, and breathe in the soothing, therapeutic scent of peppermint essential oil to relieve your headaches naturally.
Remedy #6: Rest
One of the most important things to remember on your wellness journey is to rest when you need it. Be sure to get a full night’s sleep. To help you settle down, spritz your room or linens with monster spray. Its hints of lavender help calm, relax, and soothe you to sleep. You can also apply sleepy body oil, a relaxing body oil made with lavender and frankincense to help relieve anxiety. For an immunity boost, apply sleepy body oil to your feet before bed each night.
Follow these tips and you’re sure to find this cold and flu season a lot more bearable, especially when you have the peace of mind that comes with using products made with only non toxic ingredients. Contact your Pure Haven Consultant today for more about our nourishing non toxic products, including our winter wellness bundle (be well and five defense essential oils, mom balm, mom and baby body oil, and headache stick), available for a limited time only, while supplies last.