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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. As it happens, Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and keep sickness at bay. Once you hear about the benefits, you’ll have even more motivation to step onto your mat!

  • Increases flexibility.
  • Increases muscle strength and tone.
  • Improves respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Helps maintain a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Improves cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improves athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.
  • Improves posture.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Improves digestion.

Our Yoga 3 Pack was created to enhance your session from start to finish. These three amazing essential oil blends were created to help guide you in your yoga journey.

Balance Essential Oil Blend: Formulated with essential oils known for their ability to harmonize and balance the mind and body. A perfect blend for those suffering from hormonal issues. Especially helpful for PMS and Menopause symptoms.

Focus Essential Oil Blend: Stay focused with this 100% pure blend of essential oils known to stimulate brain activity, concentration and memory. Good for mental fatigue, depression, stress and forgetfulness. Helpful for high demand situations.

Meditate Essential Oil Blend: Enhance inner awareness and create an aromatic sanctuary with this blend of pure essential oils. Use during meditation, yoga, massage or for those who seek peace of mind, rest and spirituality.

 

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Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation

Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation

With the increasing amount of stress in today’s world, many people are turning to outlets like Yoga and meditation to unwind and relax the body. But did you know it is also a perfect time to incorporate essential oils? With their therapeutic benefits, essential oils can help assist in focusing and centering your mind body and spirit during these activities as well as relax and unwind before and after! Read on to find a few great recipes to help enhance your well-being!

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Relieve: Natural Pain Therapy using Arnica

Relieve: Natural Pain Therapy using Arnica

Aches? Pains? Have we got a product for you! Introducing Relieve; a new all natural pain management line that is specially formulated using Arnica Montana and Essential Oils to target issues like muscle and joint pain, muscle strain, swelling, muscle stiffness, and bruising. Relieve is chemical free, non-greasy, and long lasting. It deeply penetrates and quickly absorbs to provide effective, fast relief.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Plantlife Products of 2010

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Plantlife Products of 2010

Happy Holidays! We thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of our “Most Popular Products” of 2010. But how do we determine what a best product is? Do we look at the number of products sold… or do we care more about the feedback that we get from our customers?

Since we’re also very popular amongst retail stores like Whole Foods, Mothers Market, Vitamin Cottage, HEB and Ricky’s, is a top product based on what’s sold in stores?

So we took a look at all of these aspects to come up with the best products list.

What’s interesting is that as we began to look at these “top” lists, we realized the Plantlife community really likes a wide range of stuff. So take a look at the “Best Plantlife Products of 2010” list:

1. Lemongrass Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

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Lemongrass Aromatherapy Soap

Enriched with organic calendula extract for silky, healing suds, this soap deep cleans, tones and revitalizes. Useful for oily or acne prone skin. Also a great soap for the kitchen!
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

2. Patchouli Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

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Patchouli Aromatherapy Soap

The perfect soap to use before meditation or romance. Its lingering aroma stays on the skin and is excellent for dry, cracked, chapped, inflamed or aged skin.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

3. Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree can be used to clear abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, dandruff and infected wounds. It wards off bacteria, fungi and viruses.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial and disinfecting properties. Can be used for coughs, sinusitis, respiratory infections, sores and wounds. Add a few drops to laundry to kill mites.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

5. Stress Relief Bath Salt

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Stress Relief Bath Salt

Melt away the stresses of the day with this synergistic formula specially combined to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

6. Sore Muscle Bath Salt

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Sore Muscle Bath Salts

Release body tension with this complex formula intended to aid in relaxing sore, tired, overworked muscles and reducing pain and inflammation.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

7. Stress Relief Massage Oil

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Stress Relief Massage Oil

Melt away the stresses of the day with this synergistic formula specially combined to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

8. Relax Massage Oil

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Relax Massage Oil

A fresh, warming aroma to soothe and calm the body and mind for total relaxation. Perfect for every day use for the whole family.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

9. Herbal Lip Balm

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Herb-P Lip Balm

Customers have told us that nothing compares to this lip balm! Soothing protection for lips, cuticles and even minor first aid for cuts! A top seller since 1994.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

10. Lemongrass Body Oil

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Lemongrass Body Oil

Perk up your spirits with the fresh, citrus aroma of Lemongrass. Makes the skin smell so clean! A great deodorizing oil, especially during the summer months.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

Top 3 Scents in Body Wash and Body Lotion

1. Vanilla Orange

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Vanilla Orange Body Wash

Soothing, healing and inviting, the gentle aroma of pure vanilla blended with fragrant orange blossoms is reminiscent of a 50/50 ice cream bar. Yummy for all ages.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Vanilla Orange scent.

2. Lemongrass

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Lemongrass Body Wash

Lemongrass is a fresh smelling oil that can be used for fighting jet lag, cellulite, revitalizing a tired body and mind, as well as keeping the family pet free of fleas and ticks.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Lemongrass scent.

3. Lavender

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Lavender Body Wash

Lavender is well known for its many healing properties and is recommended by most natural practitioners to calm, soothe and relax the mind and body.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Lavender  scent.

 

 

 

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How many of our top 10s have you tried?

We’d love to hear what your favorite Plantlife product is this year?

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Got Sore Muscles?

Got Sore Muscles?

I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I feel every ache and pain in my body (especially as the colder weather sets in)! Understanding what causes muscle pain and how to prevent it will save you from downing those pain killers and sleepless nights.

Pain always delivers a very effective message and when it comes to muscles, it usually means overuse!

This could be caused from a great workout, playing a sport, using a muscle you haven’t used in awhile or just sitting at your desk all day.

Overuse of the muscle just means that the muscle has been used beyond what it is “normally” used to doing.

The pain is caused when the muscle fibers tear. This tearing when healed, causes a building or strengthening of the muscle so it can handle a greater demand.

But not all muscle pain is due to overuse.

Muscle pain can also be caused from illnesses such as Fibromyalgia (pain in the fibrous muscle tissue), arthritis, thyroid conditions, stress, the flu, a reaction to medication (always check medications side effects) or a sedentary and immobile lifestyle (causes muscle tension).

Today, our lifestyle has changed so dramatically compared to even 50 years ago. Historically, people were very physically active.

Their lifestyle dictated it as they didn’t have all the modern day conveniences that we do today. The body was designed to be active…think about it…man used to chase down dinner!

In some countries, running is still a way to get from village to village. Today we sit in a car, sit behind a computer and sit in front of a TV putting stress on certain muscle groupings, like the neck, shoulders and back!

We have poor circulation from sitting to much! I wonder how many hours a day the average person sits.

Here are a few things that I’ve found that REALLY work to strengthen my body and prevent muscle pain…and in my opinion, it’s worth it!

  1. Exercise (no, don’t stop reading…)! Exercise is not a bad word; it’s a requirement for health and wellness. Being physically active is necessary to keep the body conditioned and prevent muscle strain. Remember the saying “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, well today the word apple should be replaced with exercise!Even the smallest amount daily will benefit. Take a walk, walk up or down the stairs 10 times, do anything that requires the body to work for at least 15 minutes a day. Exercise increases oxygen to the muscles and boosts endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers and “feel good” hormones).Yoga is the best thing to do for stretching the muscles, releasing tension and increasing circulation, especially as we age.Get active, get moving…you will feel so much better. Your energy level will increase and your muscles will say, thank you! Yes, you can do it!
  2. Eat to live, don’t live to eat! Watch what goes into your mouth. You are feeding your body so it can restore itself. Over eating and eating foods that have little to no nutritional value harm the body and cause disease and illness.Shows like the Biggest Loser are awesome…what does this show tell us? Exercise and eating right is what the body needs to feel good, look good and be healthy!Eating whole, fresh foods such as fruit and vegetables (not canned or frozen), proteins (poultry, beef, fish) and whole grains (brown rice, etc.) will give your body the necessary nutrients it needs to survive.Eating foods out of a box, bag, bottle, can or tube should be avoided as much as possible…and don’t forget to drink water!
  3. Get a Massage! Everyone should get a massage at least monthly. Massage is an excellent way to improve circulation, relax muscles, relieve pain, reduce swelling, eliminate toxins and speed healing after strains and sprains.Massage has been used for centuries for the holistic healing effects on the body.Want to heighten the effect of a massage? Use Plantlife’s Sore Muscle Massage Oil (a specially formulated product that aids in relieving muscle aches and pains). I severed my calf muscle and was in excruciating pain and on crutches for 3 months.I put Plantlife’s Sore Muscle massage oil on my calf every time I wrapped my leg. It was a pain saver!
  4. Take a Bath! Bathing is a lost science…no one has time to take a bath anymore but you can’t beat a warm bath for soothing the body. Bathing in warm water improves circulation, helps cart off lactic acid (muscle waste that builds up in overused muscles and contributes to pain).Bathing relaxes and calms the body, enabling a better night’s sleep.If you have sore muscles, add some Plantlife Therapeutic Bath Salt to your next bath! This salt is rich in over 84 vital minerals and is free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical residues. This pure salt nourishes these fluids as it contains the necessary and primary minerals our bodies require for optimum health.Salt also naturally neutralizes chlorine found in water.
  5. Sleep! Now who doesn’t want to do that! But when the body is over stressed (high demand lifestyle, lack of exercise, too much caffeine) it’s difficult to fall into that deep sleep and stay asleep. Restful sleep allows the body to restore itself and promotes healing, keeping the body strong.To get a good night’s sleep avoid alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals (don’t eat after 6:00 pm for the best rest). Stay away from strenuous exercise six hours before bedtime and unwind the mind by taking a bath, reading a book or listening to music.My favorite way to relax is to burn an Aromatherapy Lavender Candle or burn some Lavender Essential Oil in a diffuser, while reading. Lavender is so soothing and reading gets my mind off the day! To stay asleep, keep your bedroom cool, dark and quite! And remember, that regular (3 times a week, 30 or more minutes) aerobic exercise helps promote sound sleep!

Have a muscle strain? Remember to put your muscles on RICE. Anyone who has ever been in a sport knows the RICE rules (rest, ice, compression and elevation) but it’s always an important reminder.

When overused muscle pain occurs, rest your sore muscles for at least 48 hours so they can begin to repair. While resting, apply ice (an effective anti-inflammatory). Wrap some ice cubes in a thin cloth and apply the pack to the sore area for 20 minutes at a time.

Plantlife has an essential oil blend called Sports Relief. It’s a powerful blend that aids in relieving muscle pain. Great to use with compression.
So the bottom line? Treat yourself well, you’re worth it!

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