The Naked Me

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Love Starts with a Long Look in the Mirror

They tell me Im pretty and my eyes glow in the dark…but I feel like a dud that never had a spark Im trying to gain momentum and pick myself up…like the starting running back who just cant get a touch…Down is my direction and I can’t seem to get up…I tried to make myself look happy with this tireless make-up…my hair is in a frenzy and my clothes are covered in dust…I need inspiration yet who can I trust…Im going to clean this mirror to get a clear view…if I can’t Love my self…how can I expect you…
Love Starts with A Long Look in The Mirror ~ A KaLon Writer

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Artist: @terbrwonder

DIY Mouth Wash via Oil Pulling

Do you have bad breath due to halitosis? Are you struggling with sinus and skin issues?

Oil Pulling is a natural inexpensive DIY regimen to help alleviate the issues mentioned above as well as several other health situations.

I would like to share the benefits of oil pulling for oral health. Oil pulling is also known as “Gundusha” and “Kavala” which is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that Indians used thousands of years ago to treat and prevent numerous health issues.

Benefits:

Oil pulling with Coconut Oil is known for skin improvement, teeth whitening, preventing cavities and gingivitis, minimizing morning breath, promotes stronger teeth, improves sinus issues, soothes headaches, and minimize hangovers. All of that and some just from oil pulling with Coconut Oil.

Oil pulling has been compared to chlorhexidine mouthwash and studies show oil pulling to have the same effect without the taste and oil pulling is less expensive and natural. Oil pulling with Coconut oil is my choice because it has a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial components that traps and dissolves bacteria living in our mouth and stomach.

We all have one main bacteria in our mouth, Streptococcus Mutans which is responsible for the plaque build up and tooth decay. I’ve been oil pulling for 1 week and my teeth are whiter and I do not have a lot of plaque build up by the end of the day. My teeth are shinier than ever as well as smoother.

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How to oil pull:

You must oil pull in the morning before brushing your teeth, eating and drinking.

1) Take 1 – 2 teaspoons of Coconut Oil and place it in your mouth. (There is no taste!)
2) Swish the oil around using your cheeks and pull the oil through your teeth. (Do not digest! Do not gargle!)
3) Swish the oil for at least 10 – 20 minutes (it will have a milky color as it has drawn in bacteria).
4) Spit the oil out in the trash or outside. (Do not spit out in any type of drain as Coconut oil does solidifies).
5) Rinse your mouth out with Sea Salt and water for additional cleansing and then brush your teeth as normal.

Personal Note:

I have Sarcoidosis which is a rare lung condition and I’m always congested and suffering from mucous drainage. However, since I’ve been oil pulling, I’ve had less drainage from my nose, my teeth are whiter and my tongue does not have plaque build up. My skin is clearing up and I have an overall fresh clean feeling in my mouth. I suggest Oil Pulling to see if you can benefit from it. It’s natural, inexpensive way to minimize bacteria and my favorite is whiting my teeth.

For further inquiries regarding my personal experience with oil pulling please feel free to leave a comment or email me: sadie@thewomensmotivationalboutique.com

Or refer to these well known references:

S Asokan, J Rathan, MS Muthu, PV Rathna, P Emmadi, Raghuraman, Chamundeswari.
Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus Mutans Count in Plaque and Saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. 26(1):12-7, 2008 MAR

HV Amith, Anil V Ankola, L Nagesh, Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis. Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry: 2007;1(1) pages 12-19

Do you have dry brittle hair? Do you like to save money and spend time?

Avocado, Raw Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask

DIY Avocado, Raw Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask is an affordable method to your dry brittle hair problem. Save your money and spend your time with a DIY Avocado hair mask. Its safe for all types of hair and it helps build strength, promotes a healthy scalp and retains moisture.

Benefits of a natural Avocado, Honey & Coconut Oil hair mask:

Avocado~is a natural moisturizer with vitamin B, C, E, Beta-Carotene, Copper and healthy fats. Raw Honey~has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Coconut Oil~also has the same benefits of raw honey and provides extra moisture which is great for treating Psoriasis, Dandruff and other skin issues.
Over-the-counter hair masks are a quick fix yet they also include harsh chemicals that cause your hair to be brittle and dry. Not mention they can be a bit expensive.

DIY Avocado Raw Honey Coconut Oil Hair Mask
DIY Avocado, Raw Honey & Coconut Oil Hair   Mask.

Your Cart:

1) Large Avocado. 2) 1 – tbsp of Raw Honey.

3) 2 – tbsp of Coconut Oil. 4) 1 – shower cap

Suggestions:
I suggest storing your avocado in a bag on top of your fridge for at least 2-3 days to get it very soft and easy to mash.

Preparing:
Using a fork, split your avocado open and clean out the contents (throwing away the big seed and skin). Using a small bowl add your honey and coconut oil and mix together until there are little to no lumps. A smooth paste.

Applying:
Part your hair and apply the mask to your roots and work towards your ends. You want to cover your whole entire head and then cover with a plastic cap. I normally treat my hair for at least 1- hour because I dye my hair often. I suggest leaving the mask on for at least 30 mins. Wash your hair with shampoo or a co-wash thoroughly and style as usual. Enjoy your strong shiny hair!

Feel free to leave a comment or ask me any questions by emailing me:
sadie@thewomensmotivationalboutique.com

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