Under $5 and 5 minutes, Gorgeous Gift, Elegant & Useful, DIY Spa Salt Scrub Massage

 Many people have emailed that they’d like to make this Spa Scrub as a  Gift – GREAT IDEA:
 
YOU can make this Gorgeous GIFT sanitizer, hand wash, hand healing, or spa moment? YES!  This is the perfect economical  fun solution to gels and soap at every sink, etc. it is easy, fun, and luxurious! There doesn’t seem to be a shelf life, the oil protects the salt, the salt is a preservative, so the only downside is the scent may need to be refreshed:)
 
Salt is a natural cleanser (cleanses the ocean afterall), certainly kills bacteria, and salt is very alkaline, the oil is softening, the scent  refreshing, and all the rest, well, it’s heavenly! Your perfect scrub for cold weather, dry skin, or simply to treat yourself. Especially good if your hands are in and out of water all day, no dryness.  Great for home or office, anywhere really.

Well here you go, (Dollar Store) container with lid and ingredients are simple, oil, salt, and essential oils for fragrance – best of all, make it in 5 minutes for incredible  gift giving! Everyone loves this, men, kids, and of course women. I keep a bowl at every sink – no more soap in my house!

DIY SPA SCRUB for less than $5.00 (much less depending on ingredients), including container! Pictured is sea salt, grape seed oil, drops of essential oil, in a (dollar store) candy dish, all sitting nicely in my guest bathroom. Guests use it dry to wash their hands (massage themselves), rinse and not only is it anti-bacterial, it leaves your skin ooh la la soft and supple

With dry hands, scoop about 1/2 tsp into your palm, rub all over hands and wrists and be careful, I find myself standing thre for minutes on end before rinsing – simply rinse with water. Your hands are soft, clean, and you feel great!

As Pictured, my scrub is scooped into a $1 (candy dish  I believe, but filled with salt scrub, in this case, cut off chop sticks from a Chinese restaruant, and scotch tape wrapped to join top and bottom, makes it perfect to wrap in cellophane with a bow, or a bag with a fragile sign) you can see my glass dish with a lid.

NOTE:  I’ve placed in every bathroom, plus one at the kitchen sink ~ everyone looks forward to washing  their hands!

ALSO…..Not just for hands, but makes a great body scrub before a shower, foot scrub at the end of a hard day, just remember apply dry, then rinse!

My calculated cost:  $1 – $5 (I used Grapeseed Oil, WO Essential Oil Blend, Salt, and purchase containers at my local Dollar Store or department store).

Today I made 6 containerful  in one bowl, then scooped, sealed, and wrapped in clear saran wrap with a bow and Instructions “rolled as a scroll, attached with a ribbon“,  as follows:

1 Minute Spa Massage &  Hand Cleanser

Directions: Scoop 1/2 tsp (depending on the size of your hands), dry rub for 1 minute, rinse and dry!

Salt is anti bacterial, oil is softening, & together the perfect cleanser & spa massage!

NOW, ENJOY AND MAKE IT YOUR MOMENT!

LOVE, Maraline (your name of course goes here:)Clean Hands, Soft Hands

Maraline’s DIY Spa Massage ScrubDIY 1 minute spa scrub (and cleanser) softens, massages, and cleanses your hands & arms, great for the whole family, my son loves it! Everyone Loves My DIY Spa Scrub! 

Keep in mind when you read the ingredients that you can improvise, that’s how the best recipes are found! So if you already have a massage oil that’s scented, or maybe some salts that are already infused, you can change this up. The basic ingredients, salt, oil, scented essential oil, in whatever combination you like.ENJOY!You will need:Salt  (use inexpensive salt, not your unbleached sea salt,this may be the only time you want to buy bleached LOL)Grape Seed Oil or Massage Oil (cold pressed Grape Seed Oil is light and has no scent (it also can be used as a high heat cooking oil); can be found at your grocery store, and it’s also sometimes sold as a massage oil)Essential Oil Drops (any that you have on hand; lavender, peppermint essential oil drops work well – my personal favorite is Lemon with Spearmint, and I crush a few spearmint leaves in the mix)

NOW MAKE IT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES: Directions: Pour about 1/4 cup of oil into a bowl, add salt until it mushes up like a white snow cone (see photo), add 20 – 30 essential drops in any combination, stir until it smells the way you would like it to smell. That’s it. You can adjust to the size of containers.

EAT, DRINK, BREATHE  the BEST! ~ Everything in my health world all comes back to what our body is made of, the minerals of the earth, a little oil is needed, and plenty of salt water, i.e. best remedies are:  Living Clay, Unbleached Sea Salt, Pure Water, and Cold Pressed Oils, see “Which Oil, and Why” article.

Why McDonalds Burgers Have Not Decomposed since 1989 – believe it!

See Video Below "Big Macs Looking Great, Purchased in the 1980's" - BELEIVE IT!

As another data point to our ongoing McDonald’s Burger series (and don’t think for a minute this is ONLY about McDonald’s or just Big Mac’s and Happy Meals), you’ll be surprised to learn at least one guy has been collecting McDonald’s burgers since the 1980’s, AND STILL HAS THEM!

Here is a great vid plus an excerpt from Natural News, they posted the original news story years ago on the McDonald’s Burgers bought in the 1980’s – watch the vid.

From Natural News….No normal animal will perceive a McDonald’s hamburger bun as food, and as it turns out, neither will bacteria or fungi. To their senses, it’s just not edible stuff. That’s why these bionic burger buns just won’t decompose.

Which brings me to my final point about this whole laughable distraction: There is only one species on planet Earth that’s stupid enough to think a McDonald’s hamburger is food. This species is suffering from skyrocketing rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and obesity. This species claims to be the most intelligent species on the planet, and yet it behaves in such a moronic way that it feeds its own children poisonous chemicals and such atrocious non-foods that even fungi won’t eat it (and fungi will eat cow manure, just FYI).

THE WORLD’S FIRST IMMORTAL OR BIONIC HAMBURGER (/Even if you think you know the ingredients, reading the list is worth watching this video.)

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U.S. foods that are illegal in Europe, for health reasons!

Excerpt from article below….”Numerous studies have shown the link between behavioral problems in children and the laundry list of most common food colorings, including Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, Red 3 and Yellow 6.”

Did you know that in the U.S., land of plenty and pretty, that our bakers prefer bleached flour,  but not for health because flour is bleached using food additives (chemicals) including chlorine, bromates and peroxides? No? Well read on that’s just one little tidbit…wait until you read about macaroni and cheese! The following article was copied directly from nakedlaw.com

BIG PS: Here’s what Pillsbury says about their bleaching process – nothing!:

Pillsbury BEST® Flour
Frequently Asked Questions

What is bleached flour?
It is a natural whitening process important for obtaining high quality baked products. Bleaching agents are added to obtain the same effect on flour as natural aging only with faster results. The process does not affect the nutritional value of the flour. (Really? Then explain the “bleaching agents” and the “process”  on FAQ’s please.)

It’s important to note that our body requires certain levels of nutrition, when we believe we are ingesting nutrition, and we are not because of chemicals, additives, and processing (synthetic food), then there are consequences. The consequences are (child or adult) deficiencies and deficiencies cause our body to react with  symptoms, those symptoms become chronic, and chronic symptoms worsen to a diagnosis or dis-ease.  Maraline

Article: 5 Foods Americans Love That Are Banned in Europe

October 5, 2010 Consumer protection, Government, Healthcare

While it’s getting easier to tell what’s really in those packages on the supermarket shelves — if you care to read the label — those ingredients can still be pretty confusing. Here in the US, we chow down on foods that are actually illegal in the European Union and many other countries.

While public outcry over food almost always revolves around health, politics plays a big role when it comes to deciding whether to ban a food.

Milk, Cheese and Ice Cream

Actually, Europeans love dairy products and the EU countries together are the number one dairy producers in the world. Back in 1999, the EU banned milk and dairy products from cows treated with synthetic growth hormones, which are also banned in Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Since 1993, the Food and Drug Administration has maintained that the hormones, which make cows produce more milk, pose no threat to humans. The FDA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Health all agree that they can’t tell the difference between milk from treated and untreated cattle.

However, advocates, including some physicians, say the effects of bovine growth (more…)

McDonald’s Everlasting Mickey D’s Happy Meal, 6 months old and still looks Happy!

As a follow-up to our 14-year-old hamburger from McDonalds (this blog, photos, and literally unchanged in 14 years), I couldn’t resist this quick upbeat  follow-up demo video.

Becki A sent this in from ND, and I know there are others, because according to the people who have done the experiment ANYONE CAN DO THIS. Simply buy an unadorned burger (fries if you like, they also seem to have a very long life span), then either lose it in your car for months like one guy did, or stage it on a white china plate like Sally Davies and take photos each day. Add a little music and you have yourself a YouTube vid:) Hey, the Morning Show or another show may feature you, and who knows, McDonald’s may answer!

Sally Davies bought a McDonald’s Happy Meal on April 26, 2010. She placed it on her coffee table, uncovered, and took photos every day for six months. This video shows the results, which are quite scary.  McDonald’s response posted below video.

Link to Good Morning America Interview with Sally Davies

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Do you have these symptoms, or know someone that does? Aspartame Symptoms

Do you know how many products have Aspartame (many more than I thought)?

More importantly, do you know anyone having issues as described below, especially with vision, blurred or otherwise, dizziness, headaches, or ringing in ears? These are some of the more common symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning.

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Buying non-gmo and organic food on a budget.

So here we are knowing a lot of our produce is genetically modified, that our conventional produce is filled with chemicals and pesticides. That our meat and poultry is for the most part today, very inhumanely raised and given hormones, antibiotics, and degraded food…… BUT we have limited funds for food.  

Click for guide to buy produce

 

Organic is so expensive, how do we make the best choices on our budget?  

Choices should start with the understanding you may have to eat less to get more, however once you get that part, no matter what you buy, you’ll be looking for quality and not quantity. You’ll also become more aware of which companies are delivering food for your HEALTH, and which are delivering food for PROFIT, regardless of how they do it, and how you may suffer from the degraded foods.  

Let’s keep in mind our body “REQUIRES” a minimum level of nutrition to FUNCTION, without it there are deficits, as the deficits grow, physical symptoms and dis-ease do as well. If you want to become empowered about your health you’re going to need to discern your food and water choices.  

Poultry & Meat Eaters: Eating less meat and poultry may help you take care of yourself: For example first thing on your list is to make sure you buy clean poultry and meat, meaning NO hormones, antibiotics, and that the livestock had a natural life, rather than be caged or in a pen, i.e., grown bigger, faster, yet fed inferior food, (more…)

McDonald’s Challenge “Can you pick out the burger that’s 14 years old?” Really.

Can you tell the difference? McDonald's hamburger on right is from 2008; one on left is from 1996.

The McDonald’s hamburger on the right is from 2008; the one on the left is from 1996. And they both look fairly edible. 

Karen Hanarhan, photographer, keeper of the burgers, and nutritionist says, “Aside from drying out and bit and having “the oddest smell,” it apparently hasn’t changed much in the past 12 years (now 14 years)”. 

Maraline: “If you Google McDonald’s Hamburgers you’ll find lots of pictures of burgers 100 days to 14 years old, probably more. And there are some gruesome videos about the chicken patties you won’t want to miss either” Arghhhhh! If you are so inclined, simply Google “Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.” 

Karen Hanarhan further states (and Maraline and I’m sure you will agree):  

McDonalds fills an empty space in your belly. It does nothing to nourish the cells, it is not a nutritious food.  

It is not a treat. 

 I marvel at how McDonalds has infiltrated our entire world. A hamburger here tastes exactly the same in China or some around the world place. 

 It’s cloned. 

 Makes you wonder doesn’t it? 

 Do me a favor and share this. 

 Author and Food Activist Michael Pollan says this about food: 

“Eat Food…Not Too Much…Mostly Plants” 

 

And just to reinforce all of that, a guy lost a hamburger in his vehicle and found it 145 days later, taking the photo below to share his disbelief: 

145 day old McDonald Burger

Dr. Manny, Fox News, Speaks Out About Alkaline Water, Maraline Responds.

Dr. Manny of Fox News says…”If it (ionizing) sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” Watch his video on ionizers.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News

Because his response to ionizers was very brief, I felt compelled to respond to Dr. Manny. And, not that I felt he was unfair, I emailed Dr. Manny simply because without specific and extensive research, alkalizing can be misunderstood.

Below is my email to him.

Dr. Manny,

Please don’t underestimate the power of pH balance – It is exactly as you said, our bodies are too acidic, however I personally (having been in the field 10 years) don’t believe diet alone can correct the imbalance. And as enhancements go, electric ionizers are great, but most people today cannot afford them, and they don’t address the purity of the water. I was happy to hear you speak with some authority on this subject, so many from the medical community don’t, and I’d like to add to your research.

Everyone needs higher levels of whole food nutrition, clean, pure water, and to shortstop eating processed and fast foods (to start).

Yes our body regulates our pH, but it can only do what it can with what it’s got to work with – if there is more acid rain coming in than it can resolve then there is trouble, and today there is trouble with 1 in 3 people (children and adults).

So for most people today, their body regulates at the expense of stealing calcium (12pH) or potassium (14pH), but that’s not the whole story, and it may be interesting to look past electric ionizers and into what caused the issue, because only then can we educate people to change. We only need to go as far as looking at our food to know the system is broken, we have degraded food today. We also have degraded water and cities are struggling to maintain government regulations let alone health levels.

Water:

  • Tap water – Cities are adding tons more chemicals than they ever had to before. Water is unpredictable including well water. Gov’t. and health levels are different.
  • Bottled water is not the answer for a number of reasons, but most important to the consumer is that it is basically unregulated, and unless marked “spring”, most is reverse osmosis which strips the water of the bad granted, but also strips vital minerals, leaving the water dead and acidic (probably a 6 pH which will have an adverse health affect longterm).
  • Ionizing does more than raise the pH of the water (and today there is an alternative to electric ionizers, an inexpensive water powered system which also filters to purify as well as alkalize and ionize tap or well water into something that more reasonably resembles pure water.  
    • Ionizing breaks down the molecular structure of the water, making it smaller so it can hydrate the 20 different cell sizes and hydrate or re-hydrate us more easily.
    • Whether due to degraded water or acidic bodies, I find tap water runs right through people. We have to find ways to make it wetter.
      • An inexpensive way to help hydrate cells and bodies, is to add nutrition to the water, i.e., the phytochemical nutrition found in lemons and limes works great (pre-digestively acidic while post digestively alkaline)–
        • Wanting to extract nutrition will give the body more time to breakdown the molecular structure for hydration or re-hydration.

 

The truth is our body is intended to receive nutrition and hydration from food and water – whole foods and pure water.

While electric countertop ionizers are becoming popular, for a long time they were high end alternative response to degraded water and a remedy for an acidic body (for many reasons, not just the pH factor).

  • Pure water is optimal and the first priority. Pure water is clean, has minerals and carries a neutral pH. There is no pure water sources left in the world today, so the best we can do is filter it and enhance our tap water as naturally as possible, until we can get it as pure as we can, for drinking, bathing, cooking.

 

Best: Whole House system using state of the art medias like KDF 55, 85, etc., coconut carbon, and then further purify drinking water, enhancing with alkalizing filter

Good: Drinking/cooking water and shower/bath water.

Note:  If you still want an ionizer, then run pure water through it for best results.

Dr. Manny, Please, as an example of cleaning up drinking/cooking water for a family (instead of buying bottled water),  take a look at this 13 stage countertop or undersink $225 – NEW! Alkalizing, Ionizing, Infrared Undersink

Warmly,

Maraline

 

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“What’s Wrong With Our Food?” Plenty, says 11 year old Birke Baehr, TedxTalks

TEDxTalks Features 11-year-old Birke Baehr “What’s Wrong With Our Food”, Contributed by Raw Food Chef, Nandi Moore

He’s only been on the planet 11 years, and this child knows our food system is broken. He demonstrates that our children will not be fooled. This is a brilliant expose through a child’s eyes, so much so, I think many adults will open their eyes and “see reality” through Birke’s thought-provoking research and presentation. 

Growing bigger, faster, and with a longer shelf life, has become what our food industry coins “successful and profitable”. Our degraded food and broken food system, is the elephant in the room that we all need to start talking about, moreover, do something about!

Please SHARE the information, and SHOP, PREPARE, AND EAT with food integrity in mind.
 You’ll need to ignore the audience laugh track, it sometimes occurs at inappropriate moments, however, does not in the least, dilute the impact of this message. Maraline

Processed foods, Excitotoxins, GMO, Chemicals, Pesticides, inhumane treatment, inferior food, antibiotics, hormones, grow bigger and faster mentality of livestock, poultry, and fish, and overall negligence about human health in general, is FLAT OUT WRONG!  

The impact of this message should be clear to us, there is so much wrong with our food system and it happened silently, decision making obviously slanted in the best financial interest of business, negligent of human health, negligent of being good stewards of our animals, land, and water. Mostly, we didn’t know it was happening and we cannot ignore the ramifications any longer, because to do so, effectively destroys any chance of good health for our children.

Let’s not start  impact by bringing back “organic”, that which was commonplace before WWII. We owe it to ourselves, our children, our parents, and the animals, to hold these companies accountable.

Reality check:  20 years ago how many children did you know who suffered from allergies, asthma, sleep issues, weight issues, diabetes, and worse? Today, the healthy, slim, and vibrant person is the exception instead of the rule.

Please, let’s “listen” to the children. It begins with facing some raw truths, education, and looking beyond the pretty packaging.