Juice Recipes for Seasonal Allergies

Humble Soul

Happy Wellness Wednesday Everyone! Juicing for allergies works best when consumed daily.Here are some juice combinations to help you get started.

Ginger Shots – Juice 1-2” of ginger with some pineapple or apple

Pineapple – Yellow Bell Pepper – Kale – Ginger – Lemon

Cucumber – Arugula – Parsley – Apple – Lemon

Cucumber – Celery – Red Leaf Lettuce – Apple – Jalapeno – Lemon

Romaine – Celery – Watercress – Cilantro – Apple – Lemon

Cucumber – Orange – Mustard Greens – Lemon

Pineapple – Kiwi – Kale – Ginger

Pineapple – Papaya – Ginger – Lemon

Environmental Wellness

Health and Wealth

Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of wellness. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Today we dive into Environmental Wellness. Environmental Wellness is creating or finding spaces where you live, work, and study that help you feel motivated to reach your goals. Environmental wellness refers to your sense of safety, comfort, and connection with your physical surroundings. Environmental wellness can be enhanced by living more in harmony with the planet and your community.

 Environmental Wellness is 

  • Conserving energy (shutting off unused lights)
  • Recycling paper, cans, and glass as much as possible
  • Enjoying and appreciating time outside in natural settings
  • Not polluting the air, water, or earth
  • Being respectful, inclusive, kind, and supportive to others. 
  • Being aware of risks in your surroundings.
  •  Being aware of the impact of your decisions. 
  • Taking personal responsibility for your actions.

Strategies to Enhance Your Environmental Wellness

Be cautious about your security when drinking and out with friends:

  • Be aware of who is around you and leave with the same people you came with
  • Buy your drinks and keep your drink in sight at all times
  • Keep condoms and other contraception with you when you go out
  • Get tested every 6 to 9 months if you have multiple partners or even in a relationship
  • Always use the buddy system 
  • Make sure your phone is charged before going out

Reduce your allergies:

  • Avoid outdoor allergens whenever possible. If pollen counts are high, stay inside with the windows closed and use the air conditioning.
  • Avoid bringing pollen indoors. If you go outside, wash your hair and clothing when you come inside. Pets can also bring in pollen, so clean them too.
  • Reduce indoor allergens. Keep humidity levels low in the home to keep dust mites and mold under control.
  • Avoid upholstered furniture and carpets because they harbor allergens.
  • Wash your bedding in hot water once a week.
  • Vacuum once a week 

Stay safe during hot weather:

  • Beat the sun and heat with an early morning or evening activity.
  • Use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, preferably 30, and reapply frequently.
  • Use sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB.
  • Try to stay in the shade when outdoors during peak sunlight.
  • Go to an air-conditioned gym, do water workouts, or use a fitness video at home.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise.
Environmental Wellness Apps:
  • Fill it Forward (iTunes / GooglePlay) – Use this app to track your environmental footprint, contribute to charitable projects, and join community groups.
  • JouleBug – organizes sustainability tips into Actions that you can put into JouleBug to make your everyday habits more sustainable.
  • Oroeco – This app automatically calculates your carbon footprint to track your climate impact.
  •  Recycle Coach – Helps you reduce contamination through reminders, material search, and drop-off information.

The core principle of environmental wellness is respect—respect for all nature and all species living in it. It does not mandate that you join a movement or organization, but it does encourage you to practice habits that promote a healthy environment. When you become environmentally aware, you will be able to realize how your daily habits affect the environment. Improving this dimension of wellness is simple and results in a more balanced lifestyle.

Check on with yourself:

  • Is your room a place that you feel comfortable, safe, and at ease in?
  • Do you have mementos of things that are important to you?
  • Do you find time to explore nature?
  • How often do you clean and sanitize your space?
  • Does my tribe support my health and wellness? 
  • Is my environment truly my own? 
  • Am I living in a dark environment? 
  • Am I in harmony with the earth? 
  • Which local community organization supports the earth?

Check back later this week for another post! I have a lot of exciting things coming up!

Peace and Love

Gabby ❤

Oils all around

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Hey, everyone! Welcome back for another post. Today, we are going to be talking about essential oils/carrier oils. From diffusers to mixing a number of other products, essential oils are used nationwide. Like herbs, always consult with a doctor before changing your diet or testing anything on ANY body part.

Essential oils: 

A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the plant’s characteristic fragrance or other sources is extracted.

Before using a new essential, always do a test patch to test for any irritation or swelling.

 WHAT are carrier oils:

Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources like the seeds, kernels, or nuts of plants. They have a neutral scent and dilute concentrated essential oils to be safely applied to the skin.

WHY use them:

Essential oils are harsh, which means they evaporate quickly and contain the plant’s natural scent and characteristics they’re derived from. This can make them too strong and result in skin irritation if applied undiluted. Carrier oils do not evaporate or have a strong scent, making them ideal for diluting essential oils, reducing the essential oil concentration without diminishing its properties. When you dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil, you can also control its attention before applying.

Jojoba Oil:
  • Slightly nutty aroma.
  • Medium consistency.
  • Superior, non-greasy absorption, similar to the skin’s natural oils.
  • Moisturizing for skin and hair.
  • Long shelf life.
  • Good for hair products 

Sweet Almond Oil:

  • Has a slightly sweet, nutty aroma.
  • Medium consistency.
  • It absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin.
  • Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid.

 *Caution: May cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.*

Coconut Oil:

  • Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature.
  • No noticeable aroma.
  • Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky and moisturized; non-greasy.
  • High in essential fatty acids.
  • Long shelf life.

Grapeseed Oil: 

  • Light, thin consistency.
  • Well suited for massages, it leaves a light glossy film over the skin.
  • Moisturizes skin.
  • High in linoleic acid.
  • Relatively short shelf life.
  • Mostly used in hair and skin products.

Other carrier oils include shea butter, olive oil, and cocoa butter. 

Carrier oils should typically be used within six months, but some oils can stay usable for up to one year. To maximize shelf life, store oils in their original air-tight containers in a cool, dark place.

Different Types of Oils:

Tea Tree:  Safe to use on skin, good for fungus, acne blemishes, and fungal skin infections like athlete’s foot. It also serves as a numbing agent for toothaches and eliminates the infection.

Lavender: Works on bruises, cuts, and skin irritation too. Good stress reliever also (Sleep/Depression).

Calendula: Used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. You can also put a drop in your bath water to soothe psoriasis.

Chamomile: Used for pain oil, anti-inflammation, can also be used for eczema and or rashes. 

Peppermint: Peppermint purifies and stimulates the mind. Apply oil to temples for headache/migraines. It also can increase mental alertness, Also suitable for indigestion in small doses. 

Frankincense: Used for relaxation, may heal bug bites, scars, may help with depression symptoms, inflammation, immunity-boosting, and awareness.

Oregano: This oil has naturally antibacterial qualities, which help to fight colds and other sicknesses.

Lemon: Lemon oil can be used not only to detox the body but it can also to help with acne. Useful for increasing focus and concentration. As a bonus, it can help keep fleas away when used on your pets.

Grapefruit: It’s a natural antiseptic, good for fatigue, and you can add it to your homemade household cleansers to keep your home safe and clean.

Eucalyptus: It has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system, helps with colds, allergies, and nasal congestion.

Lemongrass: Used as aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches, and internally to help your digestive system.

Thieves: Supports Healthy Immune System and great as a deodorant.

Olive leaf extract: Natural antiviral and immune booster.

Rosemary: Stimulates hair growth, may help with pain management, and repels specific bugs.

Orange:  Used for various applications that range from lifting mood and reducing stress to adding a fresh, citrusy aroma to a room. Some examples include antimicrobial activity, pain relief, and anticancer properties.

Cinnamon: Used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It can also be used in aromatherapy as a relaxant.

Clove: Used for easing digestive upset, relieving pain, and helping with respiratory conditions. 

Patchouli: Often used for things such as skin conditions, relieving stress, or controlling appetite. You can apply the diluted oil to your skin or use it for aromatherapy.

Clearly, Sage: Helps with stress reduction, has many antibacterial properties, and may be used as a natural antidepressant. 

Thyme: Commonly used as a preservative in foods, cosmetics, and toiletries. It can also be found as an ingredient in mouthwash.

Diffuser Blends: Feel free to experiment to find the one that works for you.

Tips:

  • Wear Gloves 
  • Always store in dark glass bottles. 
  • Write down the amounts of each oil used.
  • Sniff some coffee grounds to clear your olfactory senses
  • Mix oils in a small bottle and use from that
  • If you have children or pets around, use fewer total drops
  • Strong essential oil, use fewer drops (for example, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang).
  • In a large room, use more drops
  • For a strong aroma to fill the area, use more drops
  • For a gentle aroma, use fewer drops.

For Uplifting:

  • 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drops Cinnamon, 2 drops Rosemary

Energy: 

  • 2 drop Rosemary, 3 drop Peppermint, 2 drop Lemon
  • 3 drops Wild Orange, 3 drops Peppermint

Peace & Happiness:

  • 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Wild Orange, 1 drop Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Chamomile, 3 drops Siberian Fir, 2 drops Frankincense

Enhance Memory:

  • 3 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Sweet orange 
  • 3 drops Cypress, 2 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Black pepper, 3 drops Yuzu

Panic attack/Stress:

  • 2 drops Cleary sage, 3 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 1 drop Rose, 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Neroli, 4 drops Petitgrain
  • 1 drop Rose, 4 drops Frankincense

Confidence:

  • 3 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Mandarin
  • 3 drops Sweet orange, 2 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops Marjoram, 2 drops Cypress

Promotes Sleep:

  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile, 5 drops Clearly Sage, 5 drops Bergamot 
  • 5 drops Vetiver, 5 drops Patchouli, 5 drops Mandarin
  • 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Vetiver
  • 4 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops orange 

Nausea:

  • 2 drops Ginger, 3 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Spearmint, 2 drops Ginger, 2 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Ginger, 3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Basil, 3 drops Black pepper

Cleaning day:

  • 2 drops Pine, 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Eucalyptus

Oils can be found online on Etsy ( support small business), amazon, doTerra, and young living.

Leave any questions below! Check back tomorrow for another post!

30 Days of Juices and Smoothies: Peanut Butter Yummy & Sinus Flush

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to 30 days of Juice & Smoothies. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow, so you don’t miss a thing.  

Please remember that I am not a doctor, just a humble juicer trying to heal the world before trying any recipes; if you have any concerns consult with your doctor first. 

Today we will be making Peanut Butter yummy and Sinus Flush. Now I am not a big fan of peanut butter, but I’ve gotten good reviews. 

Day 9 ( October 2, 2020 )(Peanut Butter Yummy) 

Keto-Friendly

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter no added sugar, no added oil
  • 3 tablespoons monk fruit
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or canned coconut cream if dairy-free
  • 1 cup crushed ice or more for a frothy/icee smoothie
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Day 10 ( October 3, 2020 )(Sinus Flush) 

This juice is suitable for anyone with a cold, congestion, or anyone who needs a boost. If you want to make something with a more smoothie feel just juice the oranges and lemon. After you juice, these two adds them to the blender with everything else and 1/2 cup of water. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2lemon, peeled
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled
  • cayenne to taste 
  • pinch of salt