Monday, September 5, 2016

Being Well: On Water and Salt Scrubs

Carol Harper - ACN: In our session last week, you mentioned that I need to drink more water. First of all, how could you tell? And secondly, please tell/remind our readers about the importance of hydration.

Brandy- The Wellness Cottage: Most of us need more water - minimum half our body weight in ounces. However, other factors increase your hydration needs, such as medications, coffee consumption, smoking, fitness level and current health status.

Signs of dehydration I observed: 1. Dry skin, 2. There is a certain feel of rigidity in muscles, and 3. Dry sound when I coached you to take a deep breath in through your nose. I also know of some of your daily habits, such as extreme coffee consumption and stress levels that indicate the need for more water.

Scrub that stress right out...
Carol Harper - ACN: I never had a body scrub before, and in one word? Fantastic! You mentioned some of the beneficial elements during the session, could you expound a bit on the benefits of a salt scrub?

Brandy- The Wellness Cottage: Beyond exfoliating dead, dry skin...Body Scrubs made with high quality, high quality organic ingredients nourish and protect the skin and immune system.

Your blend was Epsom Salt, Himalayan Salt, Dead Sea Salt and Brown Sugar with sandalwood powder, plus argan oil, castor oil and evening primrose oil.

The Salts - all well known for reducing inflammation and muscle aches - contain magnesium, known for reducing stress and slowing the aging process in the skin. Magnesium also calms the nervous system and prevents fluid retention. Dead Sea salts contain calcium and potassium, that provides energy to the body and provides balance to skin moisture. They also contain other beneficial minerals, such as zinc, iodine and sulfur.

Brown Sugar is naturally rich in alpha-hydroxide, shown to support healthier, uniformly colored and smoother skin.

Sandlewood Powder is an antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and has disinfectant properties. The antiseptic quality of sandalwood benefits to treat rashes, acne, blackheads and other skin eruptions. Its germicidal quality inhibits the growth of bacteria. It is also a natural astringent, especially for oily skin and also helps in toning the skin.



Camp Out for Cancer - Saturday, September 10 from 11am to 8pm at the Healing Hands Massage Booth. 30 minute massages for just $25! 100% of the proceeds go to Amador STARS in the fight against cancer!

September Chamber Mixer - Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 pm at the Amador Community College Foundation, 525-6 Hwy 49 in Jackson (between CVS and Cost Less).


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