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ACTIVATED CHARCOAL - HEALTHY BODY FEATURE
Activated charcoal is one of the hottest items to enter the healthcare market in recent times. Essentially it is coal – often made from wood, coconut shells or peat – which is then treated through heat and thereby creating internal pores. These pores are what give activated charcoal its supreme ability to draw out and trap toxins and chemicals. Also, the pores have a negative charge that magnetically attracts toxins which are positively charged to stick to it.
Medicinally this has been used orally for treatment of poisoning and overdoses. Other uses include water filters and toothpastes.
We are concerned with its use in soap and creams. The powerful trapping effect with its porous structure makes activated charcoal a supreme product in cleansing and exfoliating (one of the best to remove blackheads). Now found in products such as bath soap, face wash, face masks and even make up remover.
ROSE QUARTZ - POWER CRYSTAL FEATURE
Rose quartz works primarily on your heart centre dealing with emotions and relationships. Helping you to forgive your self and others for all the events of the past. Why hold on to grudges from the past? You can never visit the past physically, you can never change what happened. Let it all go. Rose Quartz is excellent for transmuting negative thoughts and energies to higher vibrating positivity. It helps you to understand the importance of acceptance of all that is. The sooner you can accept what has happened. Accept that you are here now. Regardless of what you have experienced in the past, you have survived haven’t you? It is time to look forward and do what you can do today to achieve your goals. Work with Rose quartz to energise your heart centre and attract love. Physically this power crystal benefits the heart, blood circulation, lungs and much more. Also, it is excellent for skin health which is why it has been used in Ocean in a Drop range of soaps and body butters.
THYROID - BODY SIGNAL FEATURE
A classic example of a body disorder occurring because of a mental block. The thyroid gland being located in the throat area, it is directly affected by disturbances in communication. If you or someone you know has hyper or hypo thyroid, check how well you or they communicate. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and ask yourself how freely you express yourself. Can you speak openly to everyone? Maybe there is someone with whom you feel you are not able to speak to? Also check how well you listen to others. Communication has to work both ways. Do you genuinely listen to others or just waiting for your turn to speak?
Another reason could be self worth and self belief. We all start off life believing that we can be whatever we choose to be. Unfortunately, life wants to teach us lessons so we invariably hit a few stumbling blocks here and there. We come across people who put us down, telling us we can’t do things. Eventually these experiences can get the better of us and we lose belief in our selves. It is time to realise that we are all capable of achieving what we want to. We just need to believe in ourselves and have faith in the universal consciousness to support us. It is time to begin expressing what we feel, sincerely and honestly. Why should we have to suppress our thoughts deep down in ourselves? They will only resurface at a later date and catch you by surprise.
FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN - HEALTHY BODY FEATURE
We are becoming increasingly conscious of what we eat and drink these days. Becoming selective through numerous diets, preferring fresh ingredients, opting for superfoods, minimising junk foods, ultimately optimising the nutritional benefits for our bodies. When food enters our body, it is processed through an elaborate digestive system which filters out unwanted toxins and elements which we don't need. Unfortunately, our skin does not have a similar level of filtering. What we apply on our skin directly enters our bloodstream. What's worse is with a growing usage of cosmetics among both women and men, we are consuming a cocktail of chemicals on a daily basis!
The average woman uses 12 products consisting of 168 ingredients daily. Most of the ingredients are chemicals including toxins and carcinogens with a multitude of dangers for the human body. Products such as lotions, soaps, shampoos, makeup, deodorant, sunscreens and hair products are typically laden with harmful ingredients which enter your bloodstream - unfiltered.
Nature has provided us with everything we need to look after ourselves. We have just forgotten the recipes along the way! Be good to your body and cut out the junk from your skin care regime. Scrutinise the ingredients and opt for natural as much as possible.
One of the most popular and trusted crystals is Tourmaline. While it comes in an array of attractive colours, the black form is the most widely available. This mysterious stone has the ability to absorb negative energy from any space where it is kept. Large pieces are often kept in houses either in the foyer or living room where guests are likely to be present. Tourmaline is reputed as the crystal of choice to protect the wearer against negative thoughts, beliefs, behaviour patterns and also environmental radiation in the form of electromagnetic waves and geopathic stress. For the physical body, this stone resonates with the spine working to maintain its alignment. As it is deeply connected with the earth element and root chakra, tourmaline is an excellent stone for grounding. It helps you to realign your mind with your physical body and its existence on this planet. As it works on balancing the root chakra, it can encourage a feeling of safety and security while warding off fears and anxiety. As with most crystals you can buy tourmaline in many forms from bracelets and pendants to wear to rough forms to place in the house or meditate with.