When you opt to live a more natural lifestyle, it doesn’t mean roughing it in the woods, eating bark and roots or foregoing showers in favor of the au naturel scent. It means reducing the amount of toxins in your life and eating whole foods that are as close to the earth as possible. Let me give you an example of my day and how I implement a natural lifestyle.
In the morning, I shower using an Invigorating Scrub that exfoliates and polishes my skin with essential oils. I wash my hair with Salon Essentials that treats my hair gently and also infuses it with the scent of wild orange and lime essential oils. Because my hair is dryer than it used to be, I use a Smoothing Conditioner which also protects my hair and repairs damage – all without harsh chemical and all natural botanicals and essential oils. Then while I let the conditioner work its magic on my hair, I use a Facial Cleanser that not only has a blend of essential oils but also has cruciferous vegetable extracts that keep my skin tone clear.
After drying off, I make certain to use the Pore Reducing Toner which helps to keep the appearance of my skin firm. Because as we age, our skin loses elasticity, I make certain to use the Anti-Aging Moisturizer. Who doesn’t want younger looking skin? It seems like a lot of products to use but since I am a loyalty customer, I actually got all of those products I use in my morning routine free. Now that’s a deal I can’t refuse. I now have a regular skin care routine that includes five free products – I haven’t even told you about the one that I use at the end of the day! Before dressing, I make certain to use the Natural Deodorant to stay fresh all day.
Then it’s time to start the day with breakfast and my natural supplements. Even though I eat well, I still take supplements to round out any nutritional deficiencies. It’s almost impossible to eat the exact amount of nutrients each and every day that our bodies needs. That’s why I supplement with the Lifelong Vitality Pack (LLV). This is another set that I get free because I am a loyalty customer and use my rewards points to redeem them for the items that can only be gotten on LRP (Loyalty Rewards Program). Additionally, I like the extra boost I get from the Mito2Max. Since I don’t drink caffeinated drinks, I get my energy boost from this supplement. I recommend that my clients take the the LLV over the course of the day rather than all at one time. Taking too large of a dose of any supplement will just cause you to have expensive pee! I take one dose of each supplement with each of my meals and one before bed. That way the goodness is spread throughout the day!
We make our own meals once a week. Our produce comes from two CSAs – Clark’s and Gorman’s – in which we participate. Then we round out our meals by opting for organic or the highest quality proteins available. We don’t purchase any package or prepared food so our budget has never increased by going to a whole foods/organic diet.
At bedtime, my ritual is pretty simple but effective. I do coconut oil pulling before I brush my teeth. I use virgin coconut oil and swish it in my mouth while I go through my evening ritual. Then I make sure I brush my teeth with the Natural Toothpaste (didn’t mention that in the morning routine, but it’s there too). I prefer the taste of essential oils to the cloying, overly sweet taste of regular toothpastes that have so many chemicals in them. Then after washing my face with the cleanser, I use the Hydrating Cream from the loyalty pack (this is the fifth item in the loyalty package). I love how luxurious it feels so I coat my face, neck and clavicle area. Then it’s time for bed.
I always give myself a mini foot rub before bed to relax and begin the wind down cycle and set myself up for a relaxing night of sleep. I take a small dollop of the Hand & Body Lotion and add a single drop of Vetiver essential oil to it and then massage the bottoms of my feet. By using a single drop for each foot, the essential oil goes a long way. It only costs me about $0.14 per drop and the bottle last almost 2 and a half months! I put socks on after I have lotioned my feet and legs. Then I cover my hands and arms with the lotion and wear a thin pair of cotton gloves to more deeply moisturize the skin on my hands. And the last thing that I do is add three drops of the Respiratory Blend to my diffuser. I run my diffuser for 8 hours overnight to help keep my airways stay open. Plus, if I wake up at night, I can use the night light on the diffuser for a bit of brightness without turn on the lights. I use three drops of the Respiratory Blend every night. It costs me about $0.24 per night and a bottle lasts 83 days!
Now you’re thinking how expensive this all is – but it’s not. I have replaced all of the other synthetic products I used to buy with natural ones and they last longer and have no harmful ingredients. The links to the products I talk about are all retail costs but as I told you I am a loyalty customer so I pay 25% less than those costs (wholesale prices), so my savings are significant. I no longer have to look for sales of the cheapest personal product in the store and hope that it will be safe for my family. I know that all the products I use are the highest quality that I can buy and with the safest ingredients. Since I already am an essential oil user, it wasn’t difficult to naturally change over to a whole line of natural products. I know where the products are sourced and how they are made. There is great transparency in the science behind these products and I believe that I am getting more than my money’s worth.
There are many other ways that I use natural products – replace traditional cleaning products with essential oils or blends that are antibacterial or antimicrobial, replace toxic laundry detergents with a solution that is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins and so many more.
Contact me if you’re interested in learning how you too can change over to a more natural lifestyle and get the highest quality with certified pure therapeutic essential oils. It’s not difficult and you will thank me for the way you start to feel when you eliminate unnecessary chemicals which can be toxic and harzadous to your health.