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.

Natural Lavender Wax Melt

DIY Natural Lavender Wax Melts

Ingredients

  • 8 oz beeswax pellets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Silicone Mold
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top until it is completely liquid.
  2. While the beeswax is melting, prepare your silicone mold by placing 3 drops of essential oil in each slot.
  3. Once beeswax is completely melted, carefully pour it into silicone mold.
  4. Allow to cool 4 hours.
  5. Pop out of mold and store away from kids and pets.

To Use

Place wax melt into a wax melter and enjoy a natural, relaxing lavender scent.

Aromatherapy for Beginners

Aromatherapy for Beginners

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 used in aromatherapy can benefit your health in many ways! Below is a list of great aromatherapy options.

Using essential oils in a diffuser 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 issues such as: reducing anxiety, creating focus or increasing libido just to name a few!  So, the first step to aromatherapy for health benefits is to purchase a quality essential oil diffuser.

There are multiple types of diffusers:  ultrasonic, nebulizing, heat and evaporative.

Ultrasonic diffusers work by emitting oil particles into the air when added to water.

Nebulizing diffusers are waterless yet they work by emitting particles of essential oils into the air.

Evaporative diffusers typically disperse the essential oils by using a fan mechanism.

Heat diffusers transfer essential oils into the air by using high temperatures.

Choosing the right diffuser for you is a personal choice depending on the types of oils you diffuse, for what benefit and also the environment you are diffusing in. For example, heat diffusers may not be the best choice if you live in a hot climate and struggle to keep the temperature in your home comfortable.

Once you have purchased a diffuser, it is also important to choose high quality, therapeutic grade oils. Discount and low-quality oils are typically filled with additives that can clog or harm your diffuser. Before you purchase any essential oils, be sure that it is a high-quality product that is pure.

There are many essential oil blends that can benefit your health.

Basic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Remedies

Eucalyptus, Spearmint and Peppermint are the top essential oils recommended to provide relief of allergies.

Lemon has antibacterial properties and when diffused, actually purifies the air. It is recommended for use in cold/flu season.

Lavender is indicated for relief of anxiety, depression and insomnia. When placed in a diffuser at bedtime or during times of stress it can induce a more relaxed state.

Jasmine and Ylang Ylang essential oils are noted for having a romantic effect and can naturally increase libido when diffused or applied topically.

Orange essential oil has been shown to have an energizing effect and can help promote alertness when diffused.

Lemongrass essential oil is loved by people but hated by bugs and is a natural insect repellent. It is great for use at outdoor events and can prevent mosquito and other bug bites.

Finding essential oil options, blends and remedies to naturally treat ailments is a great way to benefit your life. Be sure to find a holistic health practitioner or aromatherapist that can help guide you to oils to improve your well-being or contact our staff here at White Naturals!.

 

 

 

DIY Summer Rescue Foot Cream

DIY Summer Rescue Foot Cream

Ingredients

  • 15 Teaspoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 10 Teaspoons of Shea Butter
  • 10 Drops of Clove Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Place heat resistant container onto stove top and add cocoa butter and shea butter.
  3. Allow the body butters to melt completely.
  4. Remove butters from heat once they have melted and stir.
  5. Add lemon and clove essential oils.
  6. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  7. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  8. Allow to cool before use.
  9. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to feet for 30 minutes to rescue summer damaged feet!

Natural Sunburn Remedies

Natural Sunburn Remedies

According to data from the CDC, 70% of people report experiencing sunburn. Over exposure to the sun can cause serious issues such as sun poisoning, skin damage and even dangerous cancers such as melanoma. This is why it is important to protect your skin and care for it properly.

Obviously, the first line treatment for sunburn is prevention.

Avoiding over-exposure to direct sunlight and wearing proper skin protection such as sunscreen should be the first steps you take to avoid sunburns. Avoiding sunlight during the hours where the UV rays are the most dangerous (such as midday-afternoon) is also beneficial. Staying in the shade and wearing appropriate clothing that shields your skin from damage will help you avoid sunburn.

People with fair skin should use extra caution in the sun and should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

If you do end up with sunburn, there are many natural remedies to treat it. 

1-  Aloe

Aloe gel is the liquid harvested from the aloe plant and is widely used as a natural remedy for sunburn, rashes and general skin care. Its naturally cooling effect makes it a perfect option to treat painful sunburns. Aloe gel also has properties that can treat bacteria and fungi.

 

2- Menthol

Menthol is made from various types of mint such as corn mint and peppermint. When mixed with a naturally calming base such as shea butter or cocoa butter, this blend will soothe even the harshest of sunburns.

3- Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that are beneficial in the treatment of sunburns such as: Lavender, Tea tree, Geranium, Chamomile and Eucalyptus.   To use these oils to treat sunburn, Apply 5-10 drops into 3oz of a carrier oil and apply a generous amount to sunburned areas, careful to avoid getting the oils into eyes, nose or mouth.

4- Cold Compress

One of the best natural remedies to soothe a sunburn is applying a cool cloth or ice compress to the affected area. Be sure to apply a fabric such as a washcloth or shirt in between your skin and the ice pack.

5- Baking Soda

As a natural PH balancer, baking soda can help restore balance to sunburned skin. To use this remedy to treat sunburn, create a paste with 1/4 cup of distilled, clean water mixed with 1/2 cup of baking soda and apply to affected areas. Allow mixture to set on skin for 15-30 minutes, then gently rinse.

 

While the sun is a wonderful part of summer it should be enjoyed in safe moderation with proper clothing, hydration and skin care!  We here at White Naturals wish you a safe and healthy summer!

 

DIY Natural Sleep Salve

DIY Natural Sleep Salve

 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz  Shea Butter
  • 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Beeswax
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan (Or double boiler)

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Place heat resistant container onto stove top and add beeswax and shea butter.
  3. Allow mixture to come to a boil and melt completely.
  4. Once completely melted remove from heat.
  5. Carefully stir until mixture has cooled.
  6. Add lavender essential oil.
  7. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  8. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  9. Allow to cool before use.
  10. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to chest, neck and wrists an hour before bedtime to naturally induce calm and sleep.

Get a Better Beard!

 

 

 

 

A masculine looking beard is a staple of manly appearance, but did you know that improper beard care can actually be a health hazard?

The Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic under the direction of Professor Andreas Gutzeit discovered that, “The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur.”  This study suggested that animal fur was actually cleaner than the average man’s beard.

Germs and bacteria can breed infection and disease so taking care of your beard is important.

White Naturals is proud to have a premium line of beard care products to help you have the best beard possible.

Beard Care Essentials-

Complete Beard Styling Grooming KIT with 6 Top Quality Pieces

 

The Ultimate Beard Kit contains 6 glorious pieces and everything you need all in one box. You get professional salon quality tools, oil, balm, brush, comb, and our special beard shaping tool that gives you expert results every time.

 

Wooden Natural Sandalwood Beard Comb for Men

This masterfully crafted, perfectly sized comb makes this beard comb one you can take with you in your pocket, briefcase, backpack, or shaving kit. Just right for touching up your beard throughout the day for attractive appearance and comfort. This comb will not break under the stress of daily use like cheap plastic combs. Step up to the premium quality of real Sandalwood!

Premium Beard Oil

100% Natural Styling Beard Balm 2 oz

All of our beard care products are created with natural, organic ingredients to improve your beard!

 

You are not a fake person, you don’t deserve fake products!

 

Try our line of beard care products today!

DIY Masculine Face Balm

DIY Masculine Face Balm

Ingredients

  • 10 Teaspoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 5 Teaspoons of Shea Butter
  • 10 Drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Place heat resistant container onto stove top and add cocoa butter and shea butter.
  3. Allow the body butters to melt completely.
  4. Remove butters from heat once they have melted and stir.
  5. Add sandalwood essential oil.
  6. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  7. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  8. Allow to cool 12 hours before use.
  9. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to face, arms, chest or legs for a masculine moisturizing experience.

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

 

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

Even though activated charcoal has been used since 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, it is still a great compound that can improve your skin in an organic, natural way!

Activated charcoal is formed from bamboo, wood or coconut shells. The process of creating activated charcoal happens when one of these substances is heated to a high temperature. These high temperatures change the chemical structure and create a “char” substance and “activates” the charcoal.

Activated charcoal can be used to provide many health benefits. It has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract toxins. As a main ingredient in our exfoliating detox scrub, activated charcoal can cleanse your skin in an intense yet gentle way. This pure charcoal scrub has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory propertie and is free of toxic chemicals. Using this scrub is a great way to cleanse your skin in an 100% natural and safe manner. We also offer a  Charcoal Face Mask  product designed to nourish and purify your skin. This mask is a great acne preventative and also treats blackheads.

Black Facial Mask, Peel off Charcoal Face Mask 2 oz

Adding activated charcoal to your beauty routine will help you naturally remove dirt, makeup, toxins and other environmental exposures from your skin!  We are proud to offer a line of organic skin care options to give our customers the chance to experience radiant, healthy skin!.

DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY Natural Deodorant

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil of choice
  • Empty jars
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the cornstarch, baking soda and vitamin E oil.
  3. Whisk ingredients briskly and thoroughly until completely blended.
  4. Add ten drops of essential oil of choice and stir.
  5. Allow to mixture to cool.
  6. Pour mixture into empty container.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

After bathing, apply a generous amount to underarms. Can even be applied to feet to reduce odor.

Independence Day Diffuser Blend Recipe

Independence Day Diffuser Blend Recipe

 

Items needed:

Essential Oil Diffuser

Water

Essential Oils

 

Essential Oils:

4 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil

3 drops Orange Essential Oil

 

Add to your diffuser for a celebratory scent that will also keep bugs away!

 

Natural Romance Candle Recipe

Natural Romance Candle Recipe

Ingredients

  • Candle Wicks
  • Beeswax
  • Glass Jars or Other Heat Resistant Containers for Candle Base
  • 1 Heat Resistant Bowl
  • 1 Sauce Pan  (or Double Boiler)
  • Water
  • Jasmine Essential Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • Mica Powder for coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your candle base.
  2. Clean candle base and ensure they are dry and ready for use
  3. Place a small amount of glue on the bottom of the wick to secure it to the bottom of the jar
  4. Using a stick, fork or pencil, carefully tape it to the top of the jar and wrap the wick around it to ensure it stays upright.
  5. Fill sauce pan halfway with water, heat on medium/high heat.
  6. Add beeswax into heat resistant container.
  7. Place heat resistant container filled with beeswax carefully into the heated water and stir slowly until completely melted.  (Or use a double boiler)
  8.  Add 4 drops of jasmine and ylang ylang essential oil  (Optional add Mica Powder for coloring)
  9. Use a toothpick or other small instrument to mix the wax and oil. Mix slowly to avoid burning yourself.
  10. While still warm, carefully pour the beeswax mixture into the glass jar or candle container, ensuring that the wick stays upright in the middle of the jar
  11. Let cool for 24 hours.
  12. After 24 hours, trim the wick and enjoy your natural romance candle!

 

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.

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.