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Eco-Friendly Tips

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The following tips are very simple and a great way to make your mind, your body and your home healthier. Many of the tips are low cost or free, and if applied correctly can reduce stress load and help the environment at the same time. I hope that these tips can be as useful to you as they have been for us.

The Nature Element

Take time to just stop and smell the flowers. So many people are in such a hurry these days that they even skip paid vacation time. Just stop and take in nature. Watch the sunrise or the sunset. Look at the stars and moon. See how awesome nature really is and don't let it pass you by. Time goes by way too quickly.

The Air Element

Much like Bees Wax Candles and moving water a natural salt glow lamp can make the air fresher where ever it is placed. A small watt bulb is placed inside. Just turn it on a reap the benefits...... plus it is a beautiful glowing light that will enhance your surroundings.

The Organic Element

Most people buy their food from a market, BUT as busy as your daily life can be, nurturing a plant that will produce organic raw food is the best thing you can do. Even if you grow one type that is a step in the right direction. My best friend Kim grows a whole garden of organic food. I wish that I could do the same, BUT an organic cucumber seed in a big terra cotta pot is a great start. Just start small and go from there. It is good for you and great for the planet.

The Lemon Element

Lemons are not just a healthy edition to a good recipe. The lemon is an indispensable item in so many ways. I have found so many uses for it that it would be a good thing to plant an organic lemon tree in the backyard. You can use it in recipes, BUT just putting lemon in water, especially upon rising in the morning is a great cleanser for the body. Though it is an acidic fruit it is very alkaline inside the human body. Today's diets are way too acidic and lemons help to replace balance to the body. Lemons make great skin applications too. It helps dissolve dead skin and blackheads, especially on the face. It also helps to lighten discoloration as well, BUT be careful of the sun after a lemon application since lemons make your skin photo~sensitive. People still use lemons to lighten their hair. If you have the patience why use chemical exfoliating scrubs and bleaches when a pure food is available in a local market or a neighbor's backyard? Natural is better for you and the planet....and it smells really nice too!

The Earth Eement

The best thing you can do for the air quality in your house, besides opening windows and installing fans for better circulation is having house plants. The more you have the better. Some plants are hard to take care of and others are very hardy. The plant above is a Dragon Tree. I barely water it and it gets very little sun, BUT I couldn't kill it if I tried. I also have orchids which are more finicky, BUT do well too. Plants make great decoration as well. Do something good for yourself and get a hardy plant or two. They clean the air naturally, so that the stagnant air in your home doesn't become more toxic then the air outside in a typical big city.

The Water Element

The Water Element Water is one of the most important things in life. Just like drinking 8 glasses of water a day is key to good health it is a source of negative ions when in movement. The ocean is full of energy and when you are near it things always seem to be better. In fact they are. And just like the ocean a water fountain has the same ability to generate smaller amounts of negative ions which is still an incredibly beneficial thing. I have a couple of fountains around my living space and just the sound is a very calming thing. Anything that lowers stress is a good thing.

The Fire Element

Candles always set a mood, but not all candles are created equal. Most candles are made of toxic materials that include chemical scents and lead wicks. There are now soy and palm wax candles which are a good substitute, but by far the best is a Bees Wax Candle. Much like the negative ions generated by water movement, the burning of Bees Wax does the same. Bees Wax candles in raw form also have a very subtle sweet honey scent which is far superior to a synthetic scent. It makes the space around you healthier and inviting.