Summer Beauty

Rather than a strict detox that's hard to stick to, follow some natural cleansing guidelines ' you may want to make some of them into permanent lifestyle practices. 
Removing toxins from the body is almost as important as eating a diet full of nutrients. It's also important to replace toxic thoughts with enriching good one's. 
  1. Do a morning meditation with the purpose of cleaning out your thoughts. Concentrate on letting go of limitations, restrictions, doubts, fears and worries and make mental images of amazing things to replace negative thoughts. 
  2. Before you think of a morning tea or coffee, first have an alkalinizing cup of hot lemon water. You will immediately gear your body up for a day of healthy habits. 
  3. Fill up 2, one litre bottles of water and put one in your car and one on your desk or wherever you spend most of your day. 
  4. Buy a beautiful teapot, one you absolutely love. Keep a pot of green, Rooibos, Burdock, Echinacea or any other detox tea filled up and ready to drink. Consider getting a teapot warmer and a tea cosy. 
  5. Buy replacements for all your weaknesses. If it's coffee, get some Chai Tea, if it's sugar get some stevia or Xylitol, if carbs are your downfall try having protein rich quinoa to feel satiated. If you can't resist bread, fall in love with Essene bread instead. 
  6. Every time you want something that's not part of your new cleansing programme, breathe the craving or desire away with some deep inhales and exhales. 
  7. Get a yoga or exercise app on your phone to motivate you or call up five friends you haven't seen for ages and schedule a walking date for the next five days with each one of them. However you do it, make sure you get some form of exercise into your schedule.  
  8. Be kind to your liver by taking a detox supplement. Choose something like Milk Thistle, Licorice, Ginger, Garlic, Chlorella, Dandelion root or ask your health practitioner what's best for you. 
  9. Add at least one fibre rich food to your daily intake. Chia seeds, flaxseed, beans, broccoli, almonds are all good options. 
  10. Limit something from your diet ' removing refined sugar will definitely benefit you but you may also want to try a diary free or wheat free week and see how you feel. 
did you know? Activated charcoal is making a come-back as a beauty aid. It's used as a teeth whitener and also to draw out impurities from the face.  FEET FIRST Surveys show most men look at women's feet when assessing a potential attraction. Something about the arches and natural curves in feet give them built-in appeal that exudes femininity. Women too, look at men's feet, both for cleanliness and sex appeal. Neuro-researchers have pointed out that the neurons in the brain that have to do with sensations in the foot are close to the neurons that have to do with sensations in sexual areas. Whether this has any relevance, we don't actually know. What is certain though is that feet get more attention than most people realise and keeping them in top condition is a great grooming practice to cultivate. The best way to do that is give them a little massage after your bath or shower. Here are some fabulous balms, oils and creams you can make up and use to keep your feet soft and well moisturized. Olive-oil & lemon juice Make your own hydrating cracked-heel lotion by mixing one tablespoon of olive oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Whip them up into a smooth milky solution. Apply generously all over your feet and massage in well. This will prevent dryness and remove dead skin. Sesame oil Sesame oil is often used in foot creams and scrubs. Besides being great for cracked heels it also has a balancing effect on the body. Use it to massage into your feet for as long as you can.  Rice flour Rice flour makes a great exfoliant for dry and cracked heels. Mix one tablespoon of rice flour with two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix together well and use this to scrub your feet gently, try and keep going for five minutes per foot. If your feet are seriously cracked, first soak them in warm water for 15 minutes.   Honey Honey is one of the best moisturising products you will find in your kitchen. Mix half a cup of honey in two litres of luke-warm water. Soak your feet in this mixture for 20 minutes. After soaking, use a pumice stone to scrub your feet before rinsing with water. Your feet will transform and become soft and supple. Repeat this once a week for maintenance.  Glycerin & Rose water Mix 3-4 drops of glycerin in one tablespoon of rose water. Put this on your feet before going to bed. You may want to wear socks to seal in the moisture overnight. Apply this treatment every night for a week and see the results. 

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