Do you have a headache? Or maybe feel like you ate something sketchy? Feel gassy or bloated? Maybe a bit of itching or experiencing some muscle soreness? Here are a few of my favorite go-to items to have on hand to help with these common health complaints.
What is it? Magnesium oil is a transdermal magnesium supplement, designed to deliver magnesium through the skin, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract for convenient, rapid absorption into the cells. Magnesium oil in its composition is actually a highly concentrated solution of magnesium chloride in water.
Magnesium supplementation is considered essential by leading nutrition experts due to the prevalence of magnesium deficiency in the modern diet and magnesium’s crucial role in over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions. Symptoms of poor magnesium intake can include muscle cramps, facial tics, poor sleep, and chronic pain. It pays to ensure that you get adequate magnesium before signs of deficiency occur. Consider getting a Hair Tissue Test to find out what your magnesium status is. Here’s a link for even more information Magnesium and how vital it is for our health.
When do use it? We keep this on hand for headaches, muscle cramps, stress or for sleeplessness. It’s highly absorbable and kid-friendly. You can try making your own magnesium oil.
What is it? Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that can capture, bind, and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s weight in toxins. The porous surface has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged toxins and gas to be carried easily out of the body.
I prefer Upgraded Coconut Charcoal since it is ultra fine, highly purified and made from pure coconut shells. Other brands are often made from substandard or unidentified materials.
When to use it? We keep this on hand for those times when you may have gotten food poisoning or having some other adverse reaction to a meal. It’s also helpful for gas and bloating. It can be an extremely effective tool in aiding detoxification of heavy metals and other pathogens from your body. I have used this as part of my protocol for my clients and for myself with positive results.
It can also be used as a teeth whitener (really it works) and also is helpful as a paste for bug bites and bee stings.
Tea Tree Oil
What is it? Tea-tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is a yellowish colored essential oil that is made from the leaves of the plant Melaleuca alternifolia (native to Australia). It is antifungal and antibacterial and may reduce allergic skin reactions.
When to use it? Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, , recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.
I like to add a drop to my toothbrush between uses and also find it helpful for relief of cracked or dry cuticles or heels.
P2 i Soothe & Protect Your Skin
What is it? P2 Probiotics eat away the microscopic film in which disease-causing bacteria thrive on your skin’s surface. Safe for Skin and Inhalation. No Chemicals. No Dyes. No Parabens. No Phthalates. Non-Flammable. Biodegradable. Non-Allergenic. Safe for Babies. No SLS.
When to use it? Use this spray for cuts, rashes, burns, bug bites or skin diseases like eczema or psoriasis. This spray will coat your skin, providing protection and a fresh clean feeling of relief all day long. This company makes several amazing products worth looking into. Read my review.
What is it? Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.
Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
When to use it? For relaxing the nervous system, easing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs or muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom salt (or try a foot bath if full body bathing in not an option).
I hope you found these this post useful. Stay tuned for some of my favorite food remedies to have on hand. Do you have any favorite home remedies to recommend. Please do share!