5 Steps to Becoming a Healthier You

Healthier = Happier. There are many things you can do to make yourself a healthier and happier person. Eat a balanced diet, get regular exercise, cut down on sugar. These are things we’ve all heard before and most people strive to implement into their daily routines. However, health and well-being doesn’t stop there. Here are some of the latest trends in creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family.


Stock Up on Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used for anything and everything. Did you know a few drops of lavender oil in your bath can relax you and encourage your body to get a full night’s rest? If you have an outbreak of bugs in the home, whether it’s fleas, ants or anything else, a few drops of lemon oil in the area where they were found could make sure they don’t come back. You can also use essential oils to treat cuts and bruises. In fact, the list of uses for essential oils is endless. Take a look here for inspiration.


Make Your Own Soap

Sadly, we can’t always trust the ingredients in our shop bought soap. Recent studies suggest that the ingredients used in some soaps, shampoos and conditioners could be doing us more harm than good. By using your own home-made soap, you can be sure of what you’re putting on your skin. You can use a variety of different ingredients to make a scent that you love, including essential oils. You could even take it a step further and create your own face scrubs and moisturisers. Natural ingredients are much better for your body than toxins found in stores.

Go Organic

You probably already know that eating organic fruit and vegetables is good for you. However, there hasn’t really been a time where organic was as available as it is now. We’ve had to go out of our way to find organic produce but most supermarkets are adding more and more to their stocklist as time goes on. You can also find healthier options in stores, like smoothie packs, chia seeds, protein bars and organic juices. Going organic is easier than it ever has been, so start to make the changes bit by bit.

Natural Cleaners

People are starting to recognise the damage that using toxic domestic house hold cleaners can do. The amount of chemicals that we’re exposing ourselves to on a daily basis is catastrophic, but for years we’ve accepted it as the norm. As the western world starts to clock on to this, companies are cashing in on creating all natural cleaning solutions. You could stock up on some of these natural cleaners or, again, you could have a go at making your own. Lemon juice can do wonders for your kitchen tops!


Smoothies and Juices

There isn’t a city in America that doesn’t have a smoothie or juice bar. Why? Because it’s a trend that isn’t dying out any time soon. People have realised that there’s any easy way to get a good dose of fruit and veg on the go. If you haven’t got a smoothie maker yet, it’s time to invest.