I usually get up at the crack of dawn when my two year old decides it’s time to wake up. I sleepily look over to my night table and pick up my water bottle. It is a 20 oz bottle of room temperature goodness which I quickly drink down so I can go and see my little morning boy. I started this habit when I was breast feeding and continued it on after because it really felt good. This is the first awesome thing you can do for your body in the morning.
Drinking water first thing rehydrates the body after many hours of rest. The fact that the water is room temperature is another plus because it kick starts the digestive tract and keeps it functioning optimally. It also improves blood circulation and flushes toxins from the body. All before you even get outta bed!
When we come downstairs for breakfast, I put on our essential oil diffuser with some lemon to invigorate and help us wake up while we prepare for the day. My kids get a vitamin D drop every day of 600 IU and I take 1000 IU. We do this year round. We all take 1/4 tsp of a probiotic containing 15 million bacteria to help strengthen our gut bacteria. We also drink kombucha throughout the day as it is a fermented drink brimming with gut friendly bacteria. With all the research coming out tying poor gut health to many health problems, I feel it is vital to support ours. We have lemon water with real unpasturized honey about 2x week. The lemon water is excellent for pH balancing the body and the real honey has minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are good for the body while tasting nice.
After I have dropped my daughter off at school and put my son down for his nap, it’s time to focus on me! Yay! Lol. I do my yoga practice for about 1.5 hours. In preparation for it, I like to use a few essential oils. I put sacred frankincense in my diffuser. It is very grounding and calming. I am able to get into my breath and into a meditative state with my practice, love this oil! I rub Valor essential oil over my heart and it gives me feelings of strength, positivity and calmness. My practice is divine and I really relish the time I have to spend each day. Another 20 oz of water!
Hair Care & Skin Care
When I shower, I use my own products which are infused with essential oils. I really enjoy using them because I know that I have removed toxins from my home and from entering my body while I wash. I have some recipes below for shampoo and a face cream and body butter! I use a face cream or serum for my skin and a body butter as well. Easy to make and use! Check them out:)
We make lunch with vegetable soups, chili soups, wraps, tons of fruit all cut up and water or almond milk to drink. We also have almonds, cashews and mulberries, raisins, oat balls and banana chips to switch it up and enjoy different foods. As many whole foods with as little added sugar as possible is my goal for lunch.
Essential Oil Body Spray Is My Perfume…
I wear a body spray with metabolic and hormone balancing oils which are blended for women. Instead of wearing perfumes which are filled with chemicals and synthetic fragrance, I love the natural aroma of my body spray and how it works with my chemistry to make a lasting and natural perfume. I have the recipe below as well. I have had some personal issues surrounding my monthly cycle and have found these oils to have created natural balance within my body. Win!! I also use a roller bottle with Thieves blend essential oil and place some on my feet twice a day to support my immune system. I don’t have any health concerns, but if it helps me fight off a flu or cold than it’s work is done.
Dinner is usually a lighter meal. Eating as early as possible is best for digestion. Tonight we had rice pasta with a vegan pesto sauce and a vegan caesar salad. I let my kids have real fruit popsicles for dessert.
My kids get a lavender roller bottle on their feet at bedtime to help soothe them for sleep. I put a diffuser recipe on for myself in my room and let it stay on after I drift off to sleepy land. I have included my favourite one below. And then I call it a day:)
Hope some of the tips and ideas I have included here are helpful. Basically the idea is to hydrate, nourish, move your body and use toxin-free products whenever you are able. I do my best and that’s the best I can do!