Let's talk about skin care for just a minute! What do lotions and body creams have to do with health and wellness and why is it so important that we use products that are natural and homemade?
Almost everybody has a toxic overload in their systems, and any food or hygiene product that contains harmful chemicals or toxins can feed the bacteria in your body and make you sick. Your skin is your largest detox system in your body. This means that we detox A LOT of chemicals out of our skin everyday, but if we're constantly clogging our pores with harmful chemicals, it slows that detox process. This also means that whatever we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our blood stream, and travels throughout our body, wreaking havoc on our body systems if we don't stick to healthy and natural products.
I learned this difficult lesson when I was first diagnosed and was constantly using store bought lotions, perfumes, deodorants, and other products. When I gave these products up, my symptoms decreased, and as we learn to use more natural beauty products, our bodies will be happier and healthier!
I've been experimenting with lotion recipes for years now, and THIS ONE is my keeper! It's so hard to find homemade lotions that aren't overly greasy and absorb into your skin easily. But this recipe my friends is perfect! I use this lotion on my face in the morning and at night. And I use it for dry skin and skin lesions brought on by Lyme. It's very gentle on your skin, and it smells SO GOOD you'll be tempted to eat it!
Orange-Chocolate Body Butter
Pull our your measuring scales ladies! It's super important in this recipe that you measure your ingredients EXACTLY so that your lotion is the correct consistency when you're finished. It's also important to make sure that all of your pans, jars, bowls, and spoons that you use are thoroughly cleaned and don't have any residue from leftover recipes in them.
When you are ready to use your lotion, you do not have to store it in the fridge. Just store your lotion in a dry, cool place. I keep mine on my bathroom counter and it's fine.
*As you get used to this recipe feel free to experiment with different oils and scents.
**It's really important that you use organic ingredients in this recipe to avoid harmful toxins that could be absorbed into your skin.
*This recipe has been adapted from Maria Noel Groves' book, Body into Balance. Her book is amazing and I would highly recommend it!
Welcome to the Journey!
Health is not a destination, it is a journey! And for Chronic Illness warriors like myself, it's been one long, painful journey! I've learned so much about health and wellness along the way, and my hope is to share my experience with those who are so desperately seeking for answers to the mystery that is chronic illness. My goal is to raise awareness for debilitating illness all over the world, and then share a worldwide message of hope and healing ahead. I hope to bust some myths about illness, and spread my passion for truth into the hearts of those who need it. Most importantly, I hope to build a community of chronically beautiful people who need to know that they are never alone in their suffering. Together, we can knit hearts together, and fight a good fight knowing that there is a source of rescue and happiness ahead.