Top Natural Products To Ease Inflammation Inside And Out
Self Care isn’t just about tox-free skin care and an abundance of whole food nutrition.
It's also about taking care of your body from the inside out so that you can live your best life possible.
There are practically endless numbers of tools and tricks out there that claim to promote self-care, but here we've narrowed it down to seven natural products and categories that should be at the top of your list.
They live up to the hype and will actually help you take care of yourself by reducing inflammation internally and externally so that you look and feel your best.
Keep reading to learn more...
1. Essential Oils
If essential oils aren’t yet part of your daily self-care routine, they should be.
Besides whole plant foods, there's probably no more beneficial Self Care tool that pure, plant essential oils. Truthfully, they are nature's best medicines because they are non-toxic and they don't cause "side-effects" like synthetic drugs do.
These potent little jars can soothe everything from headaches to stress and even support restful sleep and reduce body pain and bruising.
There are many different types of essential oils, but the doTERRA line gives you the most pure, natural ingredients and therapeutic-grade quality oils available.
What makes dōTERRA unique is that the oils are sourced and cultivated in the natural habitats that they grow and thrive in, bringing you the most potent essential oils available.
You can diffuse essential oils into the air for relaxation and serenity, apply them with a carrier oil topically to your skin for a variety of uses, or responsibly ingest them by adding a few drops of certain 'edible' oils to clean water to support healthy digestive function.
Some essential oil favourites are:
- Lavender for sleep and headaches
- Peppermint for focus and soothing sore muscles
- Lemon for purifying and cleansing your body and environment
- Tea tree for fighting infections and bad bacteria
- Helichrysum for cuts, bruises, inflammation, and join pain
Learn more in Health Benefits & Healing Properties of Essential Oils.
2. Bath Salts
Salt Baths are a Self Care staple because they are so powerful for soothing physical, mental and emotional stress.
Detox baths take it one fantastic step further, by using salts infused with essential oils, therapeutic herbs and plant extracts, that relieve body inflammation, restore tired muscles and restore the mind.
If you have the ingredients, it's easy for you to make your own Detox Bath Salts at home. Alternatively, if it's convenience you're looking for, get your hands on our handcrafted Detox Bath Salts with Pure Magnesium Flakes, which are a specific blend of Epsom salts, Celtic salt, Magnesium flakes, and essential oils to create a luxurious detox bath experience unlike any other.
You’ll simply melt into the tub and want to stay long after the water’s gone cold, especially once you get a whiff of the three delectable scents. Whether you’ve had a long day or a rough workout, a bath with these salts will ease your mind, body, and soul faster than you can say “Ahh…”.
Tip: the longer you soak, the more time your body has to reap the benefits, from restoring mineral balance to releasing tension. Grab a good book or put on some calming tunes, light a candle and settle in.
3. Immunity Booster
Protecting our bodies from illness is the ultimate form of Self Care. After all, when we become sick too often, we can’t perform well, make healthy choices, and generally be our best selves.
So protecting our health is key this year, which is why Nature’s Silver Bullet Immunity Booster makes the list of best Self Care products.
Don’t let the jar size fool you: this little powerhouse is bursting with two of mother nature's most powerful, protective-inhibitor ingredients, Colloidal Silver and Fulvic Acid.
You can use Nature's Silver Bullet both topically and internally, protecting you from viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. It can be a regular 'preventative' measure that you include as part of your general self care routine, or have handy to help knock out bugs or viruses when travelling or during flu season when they're lurking around.
4. Colon Cleanse Cleanse
Taking care of our body doesn’t just mean externally; it also involves taking care of yourself internally.
It's no secret that digestive health is one of the most vital functions of all when it comes to avoiding inflammation and a host of ailments and diseases.
This is why we recommend, either as a periodic protocol (say every couple of months), or as part of a concentrated detoxification program, that you do a clay and seed fibre colon cleanse. Our two-part Cleanse Me Natural Colon Cleanse program makes it as easy as possible to do this yourself at home and we'll include a set of instructions that explain how to approach your cleanse when you're ready to do it.
Whether you’re suffering from digestive issues or you’re just feeling sluggish, "Cleanse Me" can restore the natural balance in your digestive system by removing toxic waste and heavy metals that have accumulated and are stored in your digestive tract.
Cleanse Me is a mix of Australian Food-Grade Bentonite Clay, Psyllium Husk, Ground Flax Seeds, Dried Cinnamon, Ginger and Apple.
All of these ingredients work together effectively to help bind and release unwanted material from your digestive system, so that you can feel clearer, brighter and ready for anything.
5. Muscle & Joint Pain Relief
We all experience niggling muscular or joint pain from time to time, particularly a we age.
It's best to avoid chemical products, which may provide short term relief, but ultimately do little to penetrate into the cells and correct the underlying cause.
Natural products that are derived from plant oils have an intelligence that your body recognises by finding its way directly to the cell site that is causing pain, to do its healing work.
A specific proprietary that we've put together using such oils is our Golden Re-Leaf Muscle & Joint Pain Natural Pain Relief Oil which is an absolute must for any home-based, natural medicine cabinet, because it delivers quick and effective relief when those niggles unexpectedly arise.
This golden oil is prepared from pure essential oils, seed and flower extracts and 24 Karat medicinal gold flakes to help take care of joint or muscle inflammation and pain. It is also a great aid for relieving an upset stomach and promoting lymphatic drainage when applied topically to an affected area, as well as a great relief for motion sickness...and more.
The Golden Re-Leaf oil is a top product, not just because it’s effective and reliable, but also because of how versatile it is and how many ways you can use it every single day.
6. Raw Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of those 'must-have' Self Care products for every day use.
Its versatility means you can use it for cooking, skin care, sun care and different parts of your personal care routine.
It can be used as a natural skin moisturiser, a hair oil, during oil pulling, and as a toothpaste combined with charcoal powder.
Coconut oil infuses your skin and body with powerful nutrients; try a spoonful to stop snacking, to fuel workouts, to rehydrate the skin after too long in the sun, as a leave-in hair conditioner, blended into smoothies, and in place of unhealthier oils for cooking and baking.
Learn more in The Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Just like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar is a tried and true self care staple that's been around for hundreds of years.
In case you’ve forgotten how fantastic ACV is, some of its benefits include:
- Speeds digestion
- Boosting healthy gut bacteria
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Helps you lose body fat
- Improves heart health
- Supports immune function
Learn more in The Self Care Powers of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Wherever you're at on your Self Care journey, you can always add another step of two to your daily routine to take things up a notch.
Remember, Self Care is a holistic approach, that starts with the 7 Principles of Health (Air, Water, Sunshine, Walking, Whole foods, Non-Toxic Relationships & Passion) as the base and then the idea is to add little layers from there to be the best and brightest version of you.
Tolman Self Care.