Happy Monday ladies. I haven’t done a Monday Musings for a long time so I thought I would
ramble on share a few things that are on my mind.
First, I would like to thank all of you sweet ladies who wrote and shared your experiences and encouragement about your carpal tunnel. I have two appointments scheduled with top-notch hand surgeons next month so I’ll see what they say.
Ayurvedic Oil pulling
Have you heard of it? Have you tried it? I’ve heard of it many times and I’m fascinated. The theory is that it helps to draw nasty toxins out of your mouths and improve your health. At this stage of my life, I’m all for any natural remedy to help improve my health.
Here’s what Healthline has to say about oil pulling. I’m glad I read this before I started because I was going to just use my jar of solid coconut oil which would have been pretty nasty.
This one is intriguing because it includes clove oil (which also kills bacteria) and a tongue scraper. I used to use one of those all the time before we moved. Anywho, I have ordered this one and will let you know what I think.
More oil pulling blends
Face Setting Spray
With hotter weather on the way, I’m on the hunt for a product to “set” my tinted sunscreen and/or foundation so it doesn’t rub off on the collars of my linen shirts. I’ve been testing out more products from the Ilia brand I love so much and was intrigued to learn about this Blue Light Protect Filter + Setting Mist.
I bought the 0.4 oz size to test it out and love it! Here’s what they say about it:
This weightless, three-in-one formula hydrates with a burst of refreshing moisture, sets makeup for a fresh look and helps protect against the harmful effects of blue light from tech devices and everyday pollution. It feels like a veil and acts as a shield, with a natural lavender scent that soothes and calms.
More face setting sprays
I’ve been taking Ashwagandha for years. It’s an herbal treatment in Ayurvedic medicine that is believed to be an analgesic that soothes the nervous system, helps with stress that has sleep-inducing potential. You’d be surprised to see the number of herbs and minerals I take on a daily basis (all approved by my physician). My pill organizer is out of control so when I discovered this HUM Calm Sweet Calm L-Theanine & Ashwagandha stress relief Gummies, I decided to try them. One less pill to swallow is always a plus for me.
Most people discount the placebo effect. I’m not one of them. Whether the product or the strength of your own beliefs are at play to help you feel better, the fact is, you feel better! If the power of suggestion alone can make a difference, and studies show that it often does…who are we to disregard its importance?
I’ve started taking two each time I sit at my computer to work and am loving the relaxing feeling I get in an hour or so. Check with your doctor before you add any supplements to your routine because they can interact with prescription medications.
Are you trying anything new this month for your health?
Thanks for reading ladies and make it a great one.