Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms

In order to be the best mom that you can be, you need to think about how you can take care of yourself and find the time to do so. There are phrases like ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ and it really can be true when it comes to being a parent; it is near impossible to look after others when you are running on empty. We can feel lethargic and lacking in energy, as well as feeling mentally drained from time to time. So it is really important to make sure that we are doing all we can to look after ourselves as well as our children. Make some intentional choices about your health and well-being and it will make a difference.

So if you are looking to live life with more of a self-care mindset, then here are some of the things that you should be focusing on each day, so that you are able to make yourself much more of a priority.

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Become a Natural Deodorant Overachiever

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I can’t remember the last time I used regular deodorant or antiperspirant.  It’s been at least six years, if not more. I chose to make the switch to natural deodorant for two reasons. The first being health and the second because the deodorants I was using weren’t working.

Making the Natural Deodorant Switch

I’m not sure how or why, but my regular antiperspirants began to fail me. They didn’t stop odor. In fact, they seemed to make my armpits smell worse. It was the strangest thing. I would put on deodorant and within about 10 minutes I stunk. This is what initially sent me on a hunt for something different. I thought natural deodorants, with their cleaner ingredient list, might not cause the same reaction.

Additionally, like most people, I’d also began to hear whisperings about the possibility of aluminum in antiperspirants causing breast cancer, and possibly Alzheimer’s. Of course, this concerned me. While studies have shown there is no scientific link between antiperspirants and breast cancer, I still prefer to use more natural products underneath my arms.

Becoming an Overachiever

Type:A. Natural Deodorant Tubes

Since making the switch, I’ve become slightly obsessed with trying out almost every natural deodorant available. From the drugstore to online, I get a thrill out of putting these products to the test. Some of my trials are successful, some not so much.

One of the most important things I’ve learned from all this trial and error is to rotate my natural deodorants. For me, this means having at least two products open at a time and wearing them on different days. It might sound silly, but it really does help ensure I’m getting the odor protection I need and want.

One of the newest deodorants in my rotation comes from Type:A.. After seeing the brand pop up in my Instagram feed, I was even more excited to have them offer up their products for review.

Type:A. Deodorant

I was intrigued by the Type:A. name, sweat-activated technology, and packaging. It is available in two scents, Visionary, a crisp, clean citrus blend with herbal notes, and The Minimalist, which is fragrance and essential oil-free. Unlike most natural deodorants, which come in a jar or stick, Type:A. comes in a squeezy tube.

The tube makes application of their patent-pending formula easy and less messy to apply. I just squeeze the tube until the product comes out, then swipe it on my underarms, and I’m good to go all day. But the packaging isn’t the only Type:A. attribute that works for me.

I also find their formula to be non-irritating, long-lasting, and clothing friendly. In other words, while it’s preventing my pits from stinking, it doesn’t stain my clothes. It’s exactly what I want out of my deodorant.

Did I also mention it’s sweat activated? If you’ve ever used a natural deodorant, you know they may prevent odor but fall short on sweat prevention. Of course, this is because they lack the sweat-reducing aluminum found in antiperspirants. Type:A. was specifically designed to activate whenever wetness appears. This means you stay dry and odor free.

And just when you think this deodorant couldn’t get any better…you’ll also discover it’s also Cruelty-free and made in the USA. (They do use Beeswax in their formula, so it isn’t vegan.) If you’re looking to try something new or make the natural deodorant switch, I highly recommend giving Type:A. a try. Your pits will thank you.

Have you tried Type:A.? Have you ever used deodorant in a tube?

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Restore Healthy Hair To Its Fullest

Restore Healthy Hair To Its Fullest

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When I was a teenager I used to think that my hair was indestructible, I’d dye it whenever the whim hit me and not think twice. I never knew the damage I was causing, much less care. Well, now that I’m turning Thirty next year I’m suffering some major hair hazards and breakage. Now my hair is breaking and falling out in the clump fulls, to the point where I have some hair in the front that has broken off so short it’s less than an inch long. When that happened I decided to start doing research and find out what is going on and how I can fix it and restore healthy hair.

What are the causes of thinning hair and hair loss?

 

Hair Damage

 

Pregnancy and vitamin deficiency is one of the most common reasons for hair damage and hair loss. I’ve had four children in seven years, which means my body has been under almost constant strain or stress from either pregnancy or nursing. Both of which will drain your body of its most important needs. Your growing baby is going to take what it needs to grow and flourish from your body, even though it doesn’t mean too. This is why it’s so important to find the perfect multivitamin or prenatal/postnatal vitamins. The perfect vitamins will help restore healthy hair.

Another common problem causing broken and damaged hair is often an undiagnosed underlying medical condition. One of the most common medical conditions, when I first started mentioning my hair loss to friends was a problem with the thyroid. After learning this tended to be a common denominator in a lot of people that I knew I decided to visit my doctor and have her run a full thyroid panel on me to check my labs. While everything was ok, it was one thing I could cross off my list of possible reasons for my major hair loss.

Stress and Anxiety are another reason for damaged and broken hair. I suffer from chronic anxiety, sometimes it’s crippling. This puts my body in crisis mode almost constantly, meaning things don’t quite work the way they are supposed too. As hair has four different growing phases, and basically stress causes hair to get stuck in the “shedding phase” ( also known as exogen phase ) and this basically means that it could fall out at any time.  Cobb, Cynthia ( 2018 January 25 ) Does Stress Cause Hair Loss https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/stress-hair-loss

JuveTress Hairwash and Conditioner

Additionally, a lot of damage can come from the way you treat your hair in general such as coloring and heat damage. I know my hair has taken a beating over the years for sure. So finding a great shampoo and conditioning treatment has been hard but I finally realized that I had to do something to restore healthy hair. I found the JuveTress products on my search for help! These products help to protect and restore healthy hair. When I first started using the JuveTress Hair Wash and Conditioners the first thing I noticed is the difference in the feel of the products. Where other shampoos and conditioners were very thin and light the JuveTress actually felt thick and like it was actually working in my hair vs washing right off. Pairing with the Revitalizing Hair Therapy, to restore your hair health all the way to the root level. This is the perfect system to help fix those years of damage. Now that I’ve been using it for a little over a month I can tell my hair is a lot shinier and less brittle.

Revitalizing Hair Therapy

Healthier Hair

All in all, there are so many things that can cause hair damage and loss. Be sure to consult with a doctor if you start to notice a major hair loss so you can try and nail down the problem. I hope these suggestions will help you restore healthy hair.

Restore healthy hair to its fullest!

Alternative Health and Healing With CBD Products

Alternative Health and Healing With CBD Products

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Two years ago was one of the worst moments of my life when I woke up in one of the biggest hospitals in the state after being hit head-on by a drunk driver. This resulted in massive injuries for me as I took the brunt of the damage. I suffered three out of my four limbs broken. I left arm broke so bad that I now have a plate and eight screws in it, my right wrist has a pin in it and my right heel was crushed and then reconstructed with cadaver bone. I was in a wheelchair for over 6 months before learning to rewalk. So pain is something that I’ve come to live with on a daily basis. Unfortunately, conventional methods of pain control don’t help that much and I didn’t want to get addicted to painkillers. So I’ve started to research alternative health ideas and options to help ease the pain.

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Gift Giving For The Person That’s Difficult To Shop For

Gift Giving For The Person That's Difficult To Shop For

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The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gift giving! For me, I enjoy finding gifts my family and friends will love. I think it’s really  fun to see the smiles on their faces…. [read more]

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee And Tea

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee and Tea--Community Coffee-Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee-Dunkin Donuts-Wendigo Tea Co.

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It’s that time again, back to school! For our family, that means picking up the pace! My son will be starting 1st grade this year, which is a big milestone for him. He’s excited to see his old friends, but a little scared of what kind of teacher he’ll receive this school year…. [read more]

Natural Fragrance For Your Home

Natural Fragrance For Your Home

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It’s such a great feeling when you can find products that can naturally clean and fragrance your home effectively. With asthma and eczema both being a reality in our household, we have to choose our products very carefully. We have found that plant and essential oil based products seem to work best for us…. [read more]

My Journey To Wellness

My Journey to Wellness -- Plexus Wheel - Gurunanda Essential Oils

 

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I’m going to be honest with you. Swimsuit season completely snuck up on me this year. After I’d bought our family’s membership to the local water park, I realized in horror that my body was totally unprepared.

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Natural Health For A Busy Lifestyle

Natural Health For A Busy Lifestyle

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I’ve been a single mom since mid-November, since then, it’s been quite a lifestyle change. I am a full time stay at home mom/caregiver to my son with Autism/Special Needs. I no longer have any help. The only time I have to myself is when my son is at school.

Are you a mom always on-the-go? Are you in search of natural health for a busy lifestyle?

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Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

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As moms, we tend to forget about our own wants and needs. Actually, we tend to take care of our needs instead of our wants. We also focus on our families and their needs before our own.

Moms: it doesn’t have to be that way. It is okay to take time for yourself and focus on your own wants, especially when it comes to your health and beauty.

It is never too late to treat yourself to a bit of luxury! It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. There are easy ways to do it.

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