Spring is finally here! Along with this wonderful season of warm weather, new life, and reinvigorated health and wellness goals comes another annual practice: Spring Cleaning! That’s right, time to dust down the cobwebs, de-clutter your desk, and throw away all that extra baggage – and that includes your conventional chemical cleaners! When you’re cleaning your house this Spring, think of it as your second skin: would you put chemicals on your skin? Why “clean” with a product that isn’t clean to start with? The chemicals and ingredients in conventional cleaning products might kill germs, but what else are they killing?
This year, commit to cleaning green. For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be featuring some easy and fun ways to upgrade your regular cleaning supplies for cleaner, more natural versions. And we’re not just going to be talking about house cleansers, either. If you’re cleansing your home life, why not cleanse your body, too? Take part in a day or week-long detox to rid the toxins from your body, re-energize yourself, and cleanse your liver – your body will thank you. You can get plenty of detox tips from any Goodness Me! location, or refer to our article section at our website here.
A great way to cleanse your body is to cleanse your home of chemical-laden personal care and beauty products. Did you know that on average, women put 515 synthetic chemicals on their bodies each day? In fact, there are 10,500 unique chemical ingredients used in personal care products – what chemicals did you use this morning? Now is the time to stop the madness! Make the switch to natural or organic beauty and personal care products and save yourself from a lifetime of chemical use. We’re going to help you make the switch, starting today.
Though we’ll delve into cleaner cleaning products, body lotions, detox tips, and other strategies to “Spring Clean” your home and body this Spring, today we’re going to start with a simple, relaxing recipe for a face mask. Instead of spending money on a face mask at a spa or picking up a chemical-laden face mask at your local drugstore, try whipping up this Nourishing Coconut Mask – the results will amaze you, and it’ll get you in the right mindset to start all your cleaning. Get ready for a whole Spring free of clutter and chemicals: it’s time to start cleansing!
Nourishing Coconut Mask
2 tbsp. coconut milk (not light)
1 heaping tbsp. quick cook oats
3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix well so that oats absorb some of the liquid before applying to your face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. To remove, add water and gently massage off. Once completely removed, moisturize with a natural lotion. Use every 3-4 weeks. Makes 1 mask.
This decadent coconut mask will nourish your skin like nothing else. The coconut milk base will not only soften the surface of your skin but will also protect against damage, giving your skin a youthful glow. Unlike other masks, this nourishing coconut recipe concentrates on healing and rejuvenation.