Tips for Better Sleep

Tips for Better Sleep

 

Sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep and get the recommended eight hours of rest.  Below is a list of great tips to help you get better sleep.

Set a Sleep Schedule-

Our bodies get used to routines and setting a sleep schedule will help stimulate our body’s natural circadian rhythm to function properly. Setting a set bed time where you lay down at the same time every night will help you create healthy sleep patterns.

Avoid Electronics an Hour before Bed-

How many nights do we stay up way too late because we were scrolling through social media on our phones? A helpful tip to get more rest is to plug your phone up on the other side of the room before bed and leave it there until morning. This will limit the temptation to spend unnecessary time on social media and promote relaxation.

Dim the Lights in the Evening-

Our bodies naturally respond to light stimulation, so by dimming the lights a few hours before bed you send a signal to your brain that sleep is coming. This teaches your body to wind down and can help you fall asleep easier.  Natural light sources such as Himalayan salt lamps can provide a natural glow that will not keep you awake.  Using these in the evenings instead of traditional incandescent bulbs promotes wellness.

Drink an Herbal Tea-

There are many natural teas that can assist you in relaxing before bedtime. Teas such as chamomile and lavender mixed with honey have been used for centuries to promote calmness after a rough day.  Drinking a warm tea before bed is a great way to help you relax.

(Disclaimer- Do not start any herbal remedy without first speaking to your doctor. This is not a suggestion for medical care.)

Take a Warm Bath-

Heat is a natural muscle relaxant. Taking a warm bath before bed can help ease you into a more relaxed state. You can also add comforting elements such as bath soaks, essential oils or epsom salt into your bath water for extra pampering.

Listen to Calming Music-

Enjoying instrumental piano music or listening to your favorite band before bed can help you de-stress and fall asleep faster. A good practice is to listen to calming music for at least 15 minutes as you lay down for bed. This can help you unwind and fall asleep easier. There are also audio options created for inducing sleep such as guided imagery, biblical meditation or binaural beats.  

Create a Comforting Sleep Space-

Trying to fall asleep in a messy, chaotic space can inhibit your ability to rest. A helpful sleeping tip is to create a calming space that will allow you to drift into sleep easily.  You can do this by organizing your bedroom, having a comfortable mattress and pillow and also making sure your room is a nice, cool temperature.

 

At White Naturals, we are dedicated to making sure our clients can live their best life possible. We hope these tips help you find better, more restful sleep!

 

DIY Natural Sunscreen

DIY Natural Sunscreen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the carrier oil and vitamin E oil.
  3. Stir until blended.
  4. Carefully mix in the zinc oxide powder. (It is recommended you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to avoid breathing in the powder)
  5. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients have blended.
  6. Allow to mixture to cool.
  7. Pour mixture into glass container.
  8. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

Apply a generous amount to areas which will be exposed to sunlight. Careful to avoid getting into eyes or mouth. Reapply as needed after swimming or excess sweating.

Summer Skin Care Secrets

Summer Skin Care Secrets

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and enjoying warm temperatures outside! But summer activities such as exposure to excess sunlight and chemicals in pool water can damage your skin.

Below is a list of skin care secrets to help you keep beautiful looking skin no matter what the season!

Be Smart with Sun Exposure-

We all love to soak up the sun, but excessive sun exposure raises the risk of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. It is important to apply sunscreen and utilize shading devices such as hats, sun-visors and umbrellas when you will be in direct sunlight for long periods of time. The sun’s rays are the hottest during midday, so you might consider planning your outdoor activities for the late afternoon or evening.

 

Wear Summer Appropriate Clothing-

Certain fabrics such as flannel and polyester are not heat friendly and should be avoided during the summer time. When your body becomes overheated, you sweat and these fabrics do not allow your skin to “breathe.” This can cause a build up of bacteria on the skin and lead to break outs.  During summer, fabrics such as cotton should be worn. Cotton is a light, breathable fabric choice that will not harbor heat like polyester and flannel fabrics do.

Use Summer Specific Make-Up-

Certain cosmetic items do not withstand summer stressors and can end up making you look like a melted wax figure. It is important to choose makeup products that not only withstand things such as sweat and water exposure, but also offer healthy benefits to your skin. There are many options such as natural mineral powders that will give you flawless coverage while also nurturing your skin. You can also wear foundation that contains sunscreen for added protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Establish a Daily Purifying Routine

Sunscreen, makeup and sweat can build up in your skin’s pores and cause you to break out and look older. It is important to establish a daily routine to cleanse your skin. Products such as our natural, organic exfoliating scrubs and cleansing charcoal facial mask are premium options that will help you keep your skin fresh and clean. For optimal, clear skin, always wash your face before bed and never go to sleep without washing off makeup or sunscreen.

Stay Hydrated-

Your skin contains 64% water, so without proper hydration, it will not look it’s best.  It is recommended that adults drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Drinking appropriate amounts of water while you enjoy the summer heat will not only make your skin look better, but will also prevent harmful things such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Take a thermos or bottle of water with you as you enjoy summer activities and remember to stay hydrated!

Pick the Right Sunscreen-

Choose a sunscreen product with an SPF of at least 15 or higher. It is also important to choose a sunscreen with as little chemicals in it as possible. There are options for making your own DIY, natural sunscreen as well. Remember to apply sunscreen thoroughly to all sun exposed areas. Areas such as the ears, nose, face, arms and back typically are the most exposed, so be sure you are covering these areas with appropriate amounts of sunscreen. Re-apply as needed after water exposure and sweating.

 

Remembering these tips will help you achieve the great summer skin. Don’t forget to take care of your skin this summer!

Natural Sinus Relief Recipe

Natural Sinus Relief Recipe

Ingredients

10 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

1/8 cup (1oz)  beeswax

1/2 cup olive oil

 

Instructions

1- Melt beeswax in double boiler on stove top.

2- Once melted, combine beeswax, oil and essential oils.

3- Stir until all ingredients are blended.

4- Allow to cool.

5- Store in airtight container away from kids and pets.

 

To Use

Apply to chest as needed for natural, decongestant relief for colds, allergies and sinus pressure.  Careful to avoid getting into eyes or mouth. Not safe for human consumption. External use only.

Natural DIY Dusting Spray

Natural DIY Dusting Spray

Ingredients

1/4 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Vinegar

10 drops Lemon essential oil

5 drops Orange essential oil

Empty Spray Bottle

 

Instructions

  1. Fill empty spray bottle with water.
  2. Add vinegar into spray bottle.
  3. Add oil and essential oils.
  4. Shake Well and mix all ingredients
  5. Store in cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

 

 

To Use

Apply to clean cloth and wipe dust, dirt and grime away from surfaces such as wood, tile and counter tops.

Do not get into eyes or mouth.

Benefits of our Luscious Lavender Scrub

Lavender has been a favorite herb used in natural health for centuries. It has been recorded to be used in ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures. The use of lavender has continued throughout the ages and is still one of the most popular holistic options for aromatherapy, relaxation, anxiety relief and insomnia.

Lavender is one of the main ingredients in our natural body scrub. It is wonderful organic addition to your beauty routine.  White Natural’s is proud to offer a premium, affordable lavender scrub product.

Benefits of our Lavender Scrub-

Moisturize your Skin.

Dry skin appears rough and can add years to your appearance. Our lavender scrub is filled with gentle exfoliating beads that removes dead skin cells and can help you look younger.

Rejuvenate your whole body.

Our lavender scrub is fortified with natural ingredients that are safe to use on your entire body. If you are struggling with rough skin on your knees and elbows, you can gently exfoliate these areas.  You can also use this scrub to treat body acne breakouts on your back, chest and arms.

Treat Cellulite.

No one likes to feel self conscious in their own skin and cellulite can make even the most confident person feel insecure. Using our lavender scrub on areas such as thighs, hips and buttocks can promote blood flow and help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Relax with an Herbal Scent.

Lavender has long been a favorite scent and has been scientifically proven to promote relaxation and stress relief. This herb is a main ingredient in our natural scrub and will leave a soft, relaxing scent on your skin after use.

White Natural’s lavender exfoliating scrub is made with natural ingredients specially formulated to replenish and rejuvenate your skin!

 

Natural “Play-dough” Alternative

Natural “Play-dough” Alternative

 

Ingredients

4 ounces of beeswax
1 teaspoon Lanolin
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Optional- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for added scent.

 

Instructions

  1. Heat Beeswax in double boiler on stove-top.
  2. Once melted, slowly stir in lanolin and olive oil. (and essential oils if preferred)
  3. Mix until all ingredients are blended.
  4. Once mixture cools, pour onto clean surface and lightly knead to form a dough like consistency.
  5. Store in air tight container.

To Use

Allow children to play with mixture by molding dough in their hands. You can use cookie cutters or other toys to create fun shapes.  Ensure children do not ingest the dough and avoid sensitive areas such as eyes and face.

NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

Recommended for use by children age 8 and up.

Reasons You Should Exfoliate Your Skin

Reasons to Exfoliate your Skin!

You don’t have to spend thousands on expensive skin care products or cosmetic procedures to get more youthful skin.  You can easily exfoliate your way to better looking skin! Below is a list of a few of the amazing benefits you can get from adding exfoliation to your beauty routine!

 

Look Younger!

 

When you exfoliate regularly, this helps to stimulate collagen, which is the main structural protein found in your skin.  Collagen helps to improve the skin’s texture and tightness. So, when you promote your skin’s collagen production by exfoliating, your skin can have a more youthful appearance.

Have a Healthier Lymphatic System!

The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that transport a clear fluid called lymph.  It is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system. Exfoliating stimulates lymphatic drainage and promotes blood flow, which can help the body release built up lymph fluid. This helps the body remove toxins and promotes healthy blood flow.

Prevent Acne!

Acne breakouts are one of the last things anyone wants to deal with. It is not just a problem for teenagers, adults can get breakouts too.  A gentle exfoliant used daily can help cleanse your pores and prevent breakouts, no matter what your age is.

Improve Skin’s Moisture!

Dry skin can appear flakey and make you look older. Exfoliating can get rid of dead skin cells and allow healthier skin cells to replace them. Gently exfoliating your skin then applying a moisturizing, natural cream can renew even the driest of skin!

 

White Naturals is proud to offer a line of premium, natural exfoliating products such as our pink salt scrub, charcoal detox scrub and our 24K gold scrub!

Natural Anti-Aging Eye Serum Recipe

  • 1/2 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 1 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 oz. Rose water
  • 1/2 oz. Beeswax
  • 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  1. Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a double-boiler on stove-top.
  2. Remove from heat once ingredients are fully melted.
  3. Pour into a heat resistant bowl.
  4. Allow to stand until it begins to thicken.
  5. Add in essential oils and rose water.
  6. Use beaters or whisk to whip the mixture as it finishes cooling.
  7. Place in sealed container and store away from kids and pets.

To Use

  1. Apply a dime sized amount to eyelids twice a day for a youthful appearance, careful NOT to get it into eyes.

Natural Hair Conditioner Recipe

Natural Hair Conditioner

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter in microwave or double boiling pot
  2. Once melted, mix in the olive oil and mayonnaise
  3. Stir until blended
  4. Let mixture cool

To Use

Wet hair and shampoo as you normally would. Then apply a generous amount of natural conditioner to dry, damaged hair. Let set for 15 minutes for a deep conditioning experience. Rinse with water.

 

Organization Tips

Organization Tips

Staying organized can be difficult when you have multiple responsibilities. A busy life with tasks such as working, taking care of family members and managing a social life can get overwhelming. Organization is a key part of having a healthy life. Below is a list of tips to help simplify your life and keep you organized.

1-  Use a Calendar.

Keeping track of all your appointments, work schedule and family events on a calendar is a great way to add organization to your life. A great tip is to buy a dry erase calendar and keep it in a central location in your home. Instruct your family members to write any important dates on the calendar. This way, you can plan ahead!

2- Have a Family Meeting.

If you live with family members, a spouse or roommates, it is important to communicate with them to stay organized.  Having a meeting once a week to discuss important details such as chores, events or responsibilities that must be completed is a great way to eliminate some chaos in your life.

3- Make a Chore Chart.

Just like the old saying says, “Many hands make light work.”  Life is easier when you have people to help you. One way to simplify your life is to delegate responsibilities with your loved ones. Making a chore chart is a great way to make sure everyone knows what specific tasks they need to accomplish. In a busy household, it can be difficult for one person to share all the responsibilities such as laundry, cooking meals, grocery shopping, and cleaning. Giving each person in the household an assigned task will help the household run smoother.

4- Plan Your Meals.

Though it is convenient, eating fast food because you ran out of time isn’t good for your health. Scrambling to feed yourself or your family every night after work only adds to your frustration. Planning your meals ahead of time will not only help you eat healthier but will minimize stress. There are many resources for healthy recipes such as pinterest. You can even download free cookbooks on kindle or get free recipes online.  One day a week, take time to  plan your meals, create a shopping list and go to the grocery store. This way, you take the guess work out of what you are going to eat for an entire week!

5- Leave Reminders.

When you live a busy life, it can be easy to forget details. Leaving yourself or your family members post-it notes reminders is an easy way to stay organized. You can also utilize technology to help you with time management. Need to exercise? Set an alarm on your phone and label it “Time to exercise.”  Need to remind your husband to pickup your daughter from dance class? Leave him a post-it note in his car.  It can be easy to forget things and leaving reminders can help you get more organized.

6- Prepare your Clothes.

Mornings are stressful enough without having to go through your entire closet to find something that looks right! Picking out your outfits the night before can help you eliminate some morning stress. If you have a work uniform, you can make sure it is ironed and ready to wear the night before so you are not scrambling before you have to clock in. If you have children, it is a great exercise in helping them learn independence and organization by having them pick out their clothes for the week. This will help simplify mornings and make sure everyone in your household looks their best!

6- Set a Schedule.

Staying organized can be difficult when you don’t have a routine. Setting a schedule will help you eliminate stress and stick with your goals. Researchers claim it takes 21 days to create a habit. Sticking to a schedule of when you eat, sleep, exercise and attend social activities is important to live the best life possible.

7- Limit your screen time.

How much time do we waste scrolling through social media? We can be much more productive when we accomplish tasks instead of wasting time. Limiting our time on social media sites can provide us with extra time to spend with loved ones, complete housework, and do healthy activities such as exercise. So plug up your phone, leave it in another room and don’t let it distract you.

 

8- Prioritize.

As humans, we can do a lot but we can’t do everything. No human can complete everything all at once! This is why prioritizing in life is incredibly important. A great way to prioritize your life is to write down all your responsibilities, activities and goals on paper, then number them in order of importance.  This way you can make sure your most important tasks get completed first. It is also a good idea to see if there are any unnecessary tasks you can eliminate. Stretching yourself too thin can create chaos in your life. Making an itemized list by order of importance will help you gain control of your life and not get overwhelmed!

9- Designate Areas for Items.

If you are constantly looking for things, it is a good idea to delegate specific places to put things such as car keys, reading glasses and important other items.

Are you always looking for the TV remote when you get home from work when all you want to do is sit down and relax? Instead, you can delegate a special place for it such as purchasing a TV tray and making it a habit to always place it there when you’re done watching TV. When you put things in the same place consistently, you create habits and are less likely to lose them.

10- Clean Up.

A messy and unorganized space can add to the stress in your life. Make it a habit to be aware of your work area, home and car. A good habit is to straighten up these areas a little each day. Don’t let trash pile up. Don’t leave a ton of dishes in the sink. Don’t let laundry overflow in your hamper. Make conscious efforts to not let the mess accumulate. If you do a little each day, it won’t overwhelm you and you won’t have a massive mess to clean up at the end of the week!

 

Organization is essential to living the best life possible. White Naturals is proud to offer safe, natural products and lifestyle tips to improve your life!

Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

According to the CDC, Americans should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day as part of a healthy diet.  Salt is an essential part of nutrition because it contains vital minerals and trace elements. Sodium is required by the body to maintain healthy levels of fluids and regulates electrolytes and blood pressure. Sodium also aids in keeping muscles and nerves running smoothly.

There are many different types of salt, but one of the most beneficial types is Himalayan Pink Salt.

Containing 84 minerals and trace elements, Himalayan pink salt is one of the most beneficial salts to add to your diet. This salt contains sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. When used in moderation it can benefit your health in many ways!

Because this salt contains trace elements and electrolytes, it has a direct effect on the pH of your blood. PH means “potential of hydrogen”  and is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of our body’s fluids and tissues. Most doctors agree the healthiest pH level for the human body is an alkaline state with an optimal pH of 7.365. Ingesting Himalayan pink salt in appropriate amounts can help your body become more alkaline.

Himalayan pink salt is not only great for your health, but it benefits your skin too! Daily exposure to chemicals in make-up and elements such as sun and wind exposure can make your skin be dry and rough. Healthy skin benefits greatly from gentle exfoliation!

Himalayan salt makes a great exfoliation ingredient because of it’s high mineral content. When used gently on the skin, the trace minerals are infused into your pores and help create a youthful appearance. Our organic Himalayan salt scrub is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine. It not only moisturizes dry skin but also helps treat acne and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used on sensitive skin areas such as your face and can also be used to reduce the look of cellulite on thighs and hips. This relaxing scrub is sure to improve your beauty regiment!

Just like the ocean, human beings need salt and we are proud to offer a premium, natural product to improve your skin!

Orange Romance Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (226 grams) Cocoa Butter
  • 10 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 8 Drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Directions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil.
  2. Add cocoa butter into heat resistant container (Such as a mason jar).
  3. Place heat resistant container into water. (Be sure it is not actively boiling, be careful not to burn yourself)
  4. Allow cocoa butter to melt completely.
  5. Remove cocoa butter from heat once it has melted.
  6. Add Essential Oils
  7. Stir mixture until it is cooled but still warm
  8. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  9. Allow to cool 12 hours. Label and store away from kids or pets.
  10. To Use: Apply to body to naturally moisturize your skin with a romantic, energizing scent.

Lavender Shea Butter Soap Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Shea Butter
  • Optional- 1 teaspoon Purple Mica Powder
  • 20 Drops Lavender essential oil
  • 6oz glycerin soap base

Directions

  1. Place the glycerin soap in microwave and melt for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat if necessary until mixture is completely melted
  2. Slowly add shea butter and stir until melted. If needed, microwave for 30 additional seconds to melt mixture completely.
  3. Add 20 drops of lavender essential oil and mica powder. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the soap mixture into the silicone molds and set aside to cool for 24 hours.
  5. After 24 hours, remove soap from the mold and store in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

Beeswax- Skin Care Secret

Beeswax- Skin Care Secret

 

Beeswax is a natural substance made by honeybees that has been used since ancient times for its incredible benefits. Ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures used beeswax in their natural skin and beauty products. Today, it is a relatively unknown beauty secret that can improve your skin care routine!

Beeswax is naturally moisturizing and contains vitamin A, which hydrates the skin without clogging pores. It is also used in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, diaper rash, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is a great ingredient to add to natural salves and lotions. Just combine beeswax with a carrier oil such as olive or almond oil to treat dry skin!

Beeswax also has anti-aging properties. It has been researched to help the body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein in your body that makes up your connective tissues. As we age, this protein naturally weakens. Beeswax, with it’s high content of vitamin A, helps the skin retain is youthful appearance. Applying beeswax to stretch marks and scars can also improve the appearance of these blemishes.

Other Benefits of Beeswax-

 

1-      Natural Remedies. The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine performed a 24 week study that revealed beeswax  normalized liver function and improved symptoms of fatty liver in the test subjects. When mixed with honey it has also been used as a treatment for candida. Beeswax can be used to naturally lower cholesterol levels as well. (Do not start or stop any substance without first contacting your medical provider) 

2-      Anti-inflammatory. Beeswax has been researched to help ease inflammation and joint pain in patients with arthritis and joint stiffness/pain. It is an added ingredient in many topical creams to ease pain and discomfort.

3-      Acne Treatment.  Due to its rich vitamin A content and anti-septic properties, beeswax is an amazing natural treatment for acne. It moisturizes the skin without clogging pores and allows skin to “breathe.”

 

Whether you are 25 or 95, our premium beeswax product can be a great addition to your skincare routine for healthy, youthful and moisturized skin!

Relaxation Salve Recipe

Relaxation Salve Recipe

Use this salve to induce natural relaxation with natural ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 20 Drops Lavender essential Oil
  • 15 Drops  Jasmine Essential Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 Empty Bottle

Method

  1. Pour almond oil into empty lotion bottle.
  2. Add 20 drops of Lavender essential oil.
  3. Add 15 drops of Jasmine essential oil.
  4. Shake well until ingredients are mixed.
  5. To use: Apply to neck, wrists and chest to naturally relax.
  6. Label the bottle and store in a cool place away from kids and pets.

Citrus Soap Recipe

Citrus Soap Recipe

 

Ingredients

·         2 Cups Melt & Pour Castile Soap

·        10 Drops Orange Essential Oil

·         15 Drops  Lemon Essential Oil

·         10 Teaspoons Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil

·         (Optional) 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mica Powder

·         1 Sauce Pan

·         1 Heat Resistant container (such as Mason Jar)

·         1 Soap Mold

Method

1.     Cut the castile soap into cubes.

2.     Add cubes into heat resistant container such as mason jar.

3.     Add water to sauce pan place on medium/high heat.

4.     Once water is boiling, place heat resistant container with soap in it into water carefully.

5.     Let the soap melt.

6.     Once melted, stir carefully and remove from stove top.

7.     Quickly add 1 tablespoon of yellow mica powder and the essential oils and 10 Teaspoons of Sweet Almond or Jojoba Oil.

8.     Stir quickly before mixture hardens.

9.     Carefully transfer to soap mold.

10.   Let dry for 24 hours in a cool, dry place.

11.   Enjoy your citrus scented soap!

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Great Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

 

Fathers are an important part of our lives. They were the people who taught us how to ride a bike, helped us with our homework and guided us into adulthood. This is why we celebrate Father’s Day! But, finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be difficult. Below is a list of great gift ideas sure to put a smile on any dad’s face!

 

  • Home baked goodies. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!  Making your dad’s favorite dessert or meal is great way to show him you care in a loving, inexpensive way.  Baking a pie, cake or even a main dish is a wonderful gift you and your dad can enjoy together!

 

  • Basic Essentials. Every dad could always use a new pair of socks or shoes.  Find out what your dad needs and give him some basic essentials. Does he need a new pair of work boots? Are all his socks filled with holes?  Could he use a new coat?  Find out and treat your dad to a new necessity!

 

 

  • Sponsor a Hobby. Does your dad have a hobby he enjoys? For example, if he is a golfer, he may enjoy a new set of golf clubs. If he collects stamps, a great gift would be some new pieces for his collection. Simply offering to spend time with him doing something he enjoys is a wonderful Father’s day gift!

 

  • Men’s Care Products. Beauty products aren’t just for women. Items like aftershave, cologne, soaps, and other care items such as our line of beard grooming products make great Father’s Day gifts!

 

 

  • In this day and age, even the older population uses technology.  Does your dad need an upgrade on his phone, tablet, computer or TV?  Upgrading your father to a newer model is another gift idea sure to please even the pickiest of parents!

 

 

 

Father’s Day isn’t about the gifts, it’s about appreciating a very important man in your life. Take some time this Father’s Day to let your dad know how much he means to you.

Happy Father’s Day from White Naturals!

Herbs for Migraines

Herbs for Migraines

 

With the rising prices of pharmaceutical medications, a great deal of people are searching for natural solutions to treat their migraines. Below is a list of herbs thought to be beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches.

 

Disclaimer: This list is not to be used to diagnose, treat or manage any condition. Do not start or stop any treatment without first consulting with your healthcare provider.

 

  • Ginger is naturally an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial substance. It has been used to treat the onset of migraine headaches. Phytotherapy Research released a study that showed that ginger treated headaches in some patients as well as the medication, sumatriptan. To read the study click here- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23657930

 

  • Basil isn’t just for seasoning your traditional Italian dishes! When used as a tonic, basil has analgesic and warming effects on the body, which may help inflammation and pain caused by migraines. It can also be used as a natural muscle relaxant, which may help soothe fibromyalgia  pain and ease menstrual cramping.

 

  • The herb Butterbur has natural anti-inflammatory processes which relax the blood vessels in the brain and works as a natural beta-blocker to encourage normal blood flow. It has been used as a  natural migraine preventative. Use caution if you are on any blood thinning medications with this herb as it may cause additional issues.

 

  • Also known as medieval aspirin or Wild chamomile, this herb has been used to treat migraine headaches since the dark ages. It has natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and is a mild tranquilizer.

 

  • Ancient Greek and Roman cultures used Valerian to treat headaches and insomnia. It has a natural calming effect on the body and is useful in treating tension and stress related headaches. Valerian can be used as a tincture, taken in capsule form or diffused as an essential oil.

 

Herbal remedies can  sometimes be a great alternative to pharmaceutical medications, but also be advised that just because a substance is natural does not mean it is harmless and will not cause side effects.  Always research anything you put into your body, this includes medications, herbs and natural remedies.