Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has been a beauty and skin care secret used for thousands of years to achieve healthy, moisturized and younger looking skin. But what is this mysterious substance and how can it improve your beauty routine?

Shea butter is actually a fatty substance extracted from a type of shea tree native to West Africa. It is ivory-colored and used in skincare and beauty products as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is also edible and non toxic!

Our White Naturals Natural Shea butter is 100% pure and of natural origin. Our shea butter is extracted only fair trade Shea butter products.

There are Many Uses for White Naturals Shea Butter:

  • Soften Dry Feet
  • Moisturize Dry Skin
  • Nourish Cuticles
  • Apply as Lip Balm
  • Use as a shaving lotion
  • Naturally Treat Eczema
  • Soothe Razor Burn
  • Tame Frizzy Hair
  • Groom Eyebrows

Our Shea butter is a nourishing spot treatment created to soften even the driest skin. Use it on your elbows, lips, cuticles, feet, even your hair for the best, all natural results.

 

We are proud to offer you products you can trust!  Visit our shop today!

Natural Shea Butter 8 oz

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Men

 

Valentine’s day can be a wonderful celebration of love and affection, but it can be hard to decide what to get your man for Valentine’s Day.  Below is a list of some great ideas that will show him you care!

 

If your man has a beard, White Naturals has a line of beard care products which are pure, organic and will keep him looking masculine and groomed!

100% Natural Styling Beard Balm 2 oz

Beard Shaping Tool Guide

Premium Beard Oil

 

Complete Beard Styling Grooming KIT with 6 Top Quality Pcs

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!

 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!