How to Naturally Protect yourself from Corona Virus

According to the Center for Disease Control, there is currently no vaccine to prevent corona virus; however the best way to prevent yourself from catching this virus is to avoid exposure and to practice preemptive actions to prevent the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria. Below is a list of natural ways to protect yourself from Corona Virus.

1- Be vigilant in public places.

To stop any pandemic, the trick is to avoid exposure. When you are in public, be vigilant of using public items like water fountains, handrails and door knobs.

2- Wash your hands.

Proper hygiene is essential to the prevention of germs, virus and pathogens. It is important to wash your hands after touching any public surfaces and before you eat.

3- Don’t touch your face, eyes, mouth with unclean hands.

Germs can stay on your fingertips and hands hours after being exposed to certain viruses and pathogens. This is why it is important to avoid rubbing your eyes, nose and face without washing your hands first.

4- Use natural remedies.

Diffusing essential oils such as lemon and eucalyptus can actually sanitize the air and provide a natural, clean scent instead of using toxic chemical aerosol sprays. You can also utilize things such as Himalayan salt lamps to naturally detoxify the air in your home.

5- Don’t share personal items.

It is important to keep your personal items to yourself and not to share items such as hairbrushes, make-up items, and toiletries. It is also helpful if you remove your shoes before entering your house and not to wear clothes you’ve worn in dirty public places in your home.

Home Remedies for Relaxation

Home Remedies for Relaxation

 

Relaxation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But it can be difficult to achieve if you are a high-stress person or have a very busy lifestyle. There are many natural substances and practices that can help you achieve calm and serenity. Below is a list of things you can try to bring some calm into your life.

 

DO NOT START ANY SUPPLEMENT, TREATMENT OR MEDICATION WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

1- Chamomile.  This herb has been used for centuries to naturally induce feelings of calm and relaxation.It is a caffeine free herb that is filled with anti-oxidants. Research studies have also shown that it can help manage insomnia and help promote healthy sleeping habits.

2- Meditation. Mindfulness and focusing on positive is a necessary step in finding peace. Spending a few minutes of each day meditating and clearing your mind may help you stay calmer and feel more relaxed. Sitting in silence and mentally focusing on happy thoughts, spending time in nature or praying to a deity are great ways to meditate.

3- Essential Oils. There are hundreds of essential oil options, blends and remedies for just about every ailment. A holistic health practitioner or aromatherapist can help guide you to oils to improve your well-being. Essential oils can be applied in various different ways and some can even be taken internally for medicinal purposes.

(Do not ingest any essential oil without first checking with your physician, as some essential oils can interact with medications or certain conditions. Secondly, be sure you are using a bio-friendly, 100% therapeutic grade oil. Do not ingest a low quality oil, as they may be filled with other products and not 100% pure.)

 

Ways to use Essential Oils-

Aromatic-  Using essential oils in a diffusor or wax burner is a great way to promote wellness and improve the air quality in your home, car or office. Diffused essential oils can be used to treat a wide variety of issue such as: reducing anxiety, creating focus or increasing libido just to name a few!

Application- Applying essential oils to tense or painful areas or using products such as creams or soaps infused with your choice blend is a great way to enjoy the benefits of various oils. Many holistic practitioners and massage therapists apply essential oils to pressure points during treatment; creating a healing effect for their patients.

Baths- Soaking in essential oils is a great way to achieve maximum benefits from the natural healing power of various herbs, flowers and plants!  There are many wonderful products such as essential oil infused bath bombs, soaks and body washes that can help you incorporate better wellness in your personal hygiene.

Compression- Essential oils added to a warm, wet washcloth can be used as a compress when applied to painful or swollen areas of the body. Essential oil compresses have been widely used to treat menstrual cramps, tense muscles, headaches and post-exercise soreness.

 

 

 

 

Natural remedies can be a great benefit to your life. White Naturals is happy to offer not only premium products, but also wellness and lifestyle tips to help you live YOUR BEST LIFE!

 

 

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Stress is a common problem with most people. With all the problems of life such as work, personal problems, health issues and other responsibilities it is easy to get overwhelmed. Below is a list of natural ways to reduce stress and help you live calmer life.

1- Prioritize

As humans, we tend to take on more than we can handle. It is important to prioritize your life so you do not get overwhelmed. Life can require a lot from you but you do not have to run yourself ragged trying to complete everything at once.

Make a list of all the things that are required of you and number them according to importance. Then determine how much time to a lot to each task. Are there things on your list that you could eliminate? Are you spreading yourself too thin? Carefully review the items on your list and eliminate anything that is not necessary or beneficial.

2- Delegate

Once you have written your list of tasks, review it to see if there is anything you can delegate to someone else. Are there some tasks you could ask for help with?  For example, could you ask a family member to help you fold laundry? Could you ask for help on an assignment at work?  Delegating tasks is a great way to prevent being overwhelmed.

3- Use Essential Oils

Using essential oils can help you feel less stressed and have been utilized to help naturally induce a calmer atmosphere. Suggested practices for natural stress relief is to diffuse or topically apply essential oils such as lavender, rose or jasmine.

4- Breathing Exercises

Breathing is something that we all do, but how many of us are truly aware of how we are breathing. A helpful tip for reducing stress is to practice breathing exercises. There are many free youtube videos and internet resources you can watch to show you how to use breathing as a relaxation technique.

5- Spend Time with Loved Ones

A great way to reduce stress is to surround yourself with people you can enjoy life with.Spend time with people who encourage you, listen to you and make you laugh can help you heal when you feel like you’re at wit’s end. Call a friend, send a text or email.There is no shame in reaching out if you need a good friend’s company!

 

If you are truly stressed, it is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. We here at White Naturals want all our clients to experience the best life possible! Please reach out if you are feeling overwhelmed.

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.