Margie’s Favorite Holiday Finds

Margie’s Favorite Holiday Finds

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Margie’s Favorite Things

Our commitment to natural healing resonates with me this holiday season, I have found some fun finds this year.
Each gift thoughtfully reflects The Earth Heals’ mission of natural wellness.

Join me on a journey through my favorite finds—products that not only make wonderful presents but also will make you feel good about giving them. From nourishing self-care essentials to eco-conscious finds, each item encapsulates the spirit of nurturing well-being, both within and around us.

Let’s unwrap my top picks. 🌿🎁

Reusable Silicon Bags

The STASHER is endlessly reusable, resealable, silicone storage bag that eliminates single-use plastics.  I am replacing all of my single use storage bags. I love the idea of being able to use these for everyday and also for the freezer, They have a wide range of colors and lots of bundles too. Their locking seal is amazing for liquids. One side is smooth, and one side is matte finish. Great for labeling.
My favorite economy version is LERINE.

You will see these highlighted in my Meal Prep Series in January.

ONE BAG REPLACES 260 SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS EACH YEAR

BUDGET FRIENDLY FAVORITES

Electric Tea Kettle

The Cuisinart Electric kettle is our most used appliance. We used this multiple times a day!

  • Tea (morning, noon and nighttime)
  • Sanitizing kitchen sink and other items
  • French Press
  • Pour-over coffee
  • Reheating rice and pasta
  • Quick hot water for cooking
Vitamix Blender

This is a staple in our house. You first saw me use it in my Frozen Lemonade Tonic. I also shared with you one of my favorite soups, Tomato Soup.  I used this multiple times per day. I chose Vitamix because of its reputation of being handed down, not thrown away, which I love. It is powerful with it’s aircraft-grade stainless steel blades that breaks up even the toughest ingredients, it is a metal drive system that connects the container to the motor base—allowing better blends and a longer lifespan. And, it is self cleaning! Add warm water and a drop of soap and 30 seconds later, your blender is ready for it’s next task. 

  • Smoothies
  • Soups
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Nut Butters
  • Non Dairy Milks
  • Sauces
  • Baby Food
  • Dressings
  • Marinades
  • Flours
  • Food Prep
Mini Trampoline

If you are looking for something that will change the way YOU (and your loved ones) look at exercise, consider REBOUNDING. 

For MANY reasons, the mini trampoline is at the top of my list of favorite things this year! I feel like I have finally found the perfect exercise that I can stick with for the rest of my life. If you are looking for the perfect gift, you will never go wrong giving the gift of HEALTH.
Listed below are the long list of benefits. HERE ARE MINE:

  • Low Impact on my joints
  • 10 minutes of trampoline workout is the same as 40 minutes of running (See Report from NASA)
  • Convenient – At home and at any time, rain or shine!
  • It is FUN!!!! No, seriously! It.Is.Fun. You can keep your own pace during workouts. You can move without leaving the trampoline or you can jump high into the air –  Sign Up for the FREE Trial  It takes about 2 minutes of jumping to shake off a bad mood 😄
  • Lymphatic System Stimulations – this is the reason I tried this. I had my salivary gland removed a while back and some days I need to manually massage to reduce the swelling.
  • Weight Loss – The constant bouncing engages multiple muscle groups, revs up your metabolism, and aids in weight management. It strengthens every single cell of the body, both muscle and non-muscle.
  • I look forward to it – I don’t dread it. 200+ workouts accompanying this rebounder are incredibly fun. You can pick what you enjoy.
    Even rebounding while you watch the news or watch your YouTube in the morning will have dramatic benefits on your health.

1. Cardiovascular Fitness

Rebounding isn’t just about bouncing up and down; it’s a cardiovascular workout in disguise. The rhythmic bouncing engages large muscle groups and gets your heart pumping, improving blood circulation and enhancing your cardiovascular fitness. This low-impact exercise can be particularly beneficial for individuals who need a gentler option for their heart health.

2. Lymphatic System Boost

Your lymphatic system plays a vital role in removing toxins and waste from your body. Rebounding helps stimulate the lymphatic system, promoting detoxification and improving immune function. The up-and-down motion of bouncing helps to open and close lymphatic valves, allowing the lymph fluid to flow more efficiently. This can contribute to a healthier immune system and better overall well-being.

3. Bone Density Enhancement

As you bounce, the gravitational force changes with each jump, creating a light impact on your bones. This can be especially advantageous for those concerned about bone density loss. Rebounding is known to stimulate bone remodeling, promoting the growth of stronger bones. It’s a valuable exercise for individuals of all ages, especially older adults looking to prevent osteoporosis.

4. Core Strengthening

Maintaining balance and stability on the trampoline engages your core muscles. With consistent rebounding, you can tone and strengthen your abdominal and back muscles. A strong core not only helps with posture but also provides a solid foundation for other physical activities.

5. Stress Reduction

Exercise, in general, is a great stress reliever, and rebounding is no exception. The repetitive motion and the rush of endorphins that come with it can help alleviate stress and improve your mood. It’s a playful way to release tension and clear your mind after a long day.

6. Joint Health

Unlike high-impact exercises that can strain joints, rebounding offers a low-impact option that’s gentle on your joints. The cushioning effect of the trampoline reduces the risk of joint injuries, making it suitable for individuals with joint pain or arthritis. Regular rebounding can improve joint mobility and flexibility.

7. Weight Management

Rebounding is an effective calorie-burning activity. The constant bouncing engages multiple muscle groups, revs up your metabolism, and aids in weight management. It’s a versatile workout that can be tailored to different fitness levels and goals.

8. Improved Coordination and Balance

Maintaining stability while bouncing challenges your coordination and balance skills. Over time, these skills can improve, benefiting your overall physical performance and reducing the risk of falls, especially in older individuals.

9. Cognitive Enhancement

Believe it or not, rebounding can also have positive effects on your brain. The increased blood flow and oxygen delivery that come with cardiovascular exercise can enhance cognitive function, including memory and focus. Bouncing on a trampoline might just be the fun brain boost you didn’t know you needed.

10. Convenience and Enjoyment

Rebounding offers the convenience of being a home-based exercise. You don’t need a large space to set up a mini trampoline, and you can fit in a quick workout whenever you have a few spare minutes. The playful nature of bouncing can also make your workout sessions more enjoyable, encouraging consistency in your routine.

In a world where staying active is essential for overall health, rebounding presents itself as a versatile and enjoyable option. From cardiovascular fitness and bone density enhancement to stress reduction and cognitive enhancement, the benefits of rebounding are as diverse as they are impressive. Whether you’re seeking a low-impact exercise, a creative way to boost your lymphatic system, or an effective stress reliever, bouncing on a mini trampoline offers something for everyone.

Remember, as with any new exercise, it’s important to start slowly and listen to your body.
So, why not add a little bounce to your life and reap the rewards of this fun and effective workout?

Your health and well-being will thank you for it!

Use code EARTHHEALS for 10% off just in time for the holidays. They are currently running some amazing deals for the holidays as well. I just discovered their workouts to go with the trampolines.

I LOVE THE OPTIONS.

From the type of workout, to the duration, and the music, it is perfect!
And, I love the instructor, Sydney. She is friendly, fun-loving, and most important, Authentic. She has struggled with her weight after a gymnastics injury that led her to rebounding as a safe exercise for lower back pain. 

There are many rebounder options to choose from $129.00 – $649.00. This one is $129.99 + 10% Off with EARTHHEALS Discount Code. ONETWOFIT 48″ SILENT REBOUNDER
Regular price$129.99 USD ($116.99) + FREE Shipping.  I chose this one because of the size and their reputation. 

I highly recommend the workouts at Bounce N’ Burn . They offer 200 + workouts with 3 new ones released each week. They have a 5-day trial to see if this is for you. I just signed up for a year. They have a special at 50% off per month and per year.

CLICK FOR FREE 5 DAY FREE TRIAL

They have a Facebook Group, monthly challenges, and a variety of fun workouts with great music. That is what sold me.

Sign Up for the FREE Trial 

5 Days to take a look at their offerings. Here is a peak at their classes:

www.bouncenburn.com/home#learnmore

Use Discount Code MARGIEESPE2212 at checkout for 50% off!

 

Don’t Forget Our Very Own The Earth Heals Products

Perfect Stocking Stuffers

FAVORITE FREE GIFTS

Insight Timer

The World’s Largest Library of FREE Guided Meditations on Earth – with 150,000 tracks from psychologists, spiritual leaders and mindfulness teachers.
Meditation, Sleep, Breathwork, Yoga, Contemplation. Wellness means different things to different people. With a focus on personalization and choice, more time is spent on Insight Timer than all other meditation apps.

THE EARTH HEALS - Yuka

Yuka 

Yuka deciphers product labels and analyzes the health impact of food products and cosmetics. This FREE tool is invaluable when it comes to making healthy choices while at the store. It rates foods and cosmetics on a scale from 1 – 100. It has a community of almost 47 million subscribers. It is completely independent: no ads, no influencers, and responsible financing. This app is amazing. It is addicting once you start using it. You will be going through your pantry, the grocery stores and your medicine cabinets. 

Sustainable Gift Ideas

Sustainable Gift Ideas

Sustainable Gift Ideas

Sustainable Gift Ideas: Spreading Love and Healing for Thoughtful Gifts

Gift-giving becomes even more meaningful when we embrace sustainability and show love not just to our loved ones but also to our precious planet. In this blog, we’ll explore a heartwarming collection of sustainable gift ideas that promote environmental awareness and celebrate the healing of Mother Earth. From eco-friendly materials to nature-inspired creations, these gifts will leave a positive impact on both the recipient and the world around us. Let’s embark on a journey of conscious gifting, spreading love and healing in every thoughtful present we share.

Eco-Friendly Reusables: Gifts for Everyday Sustainability
Discover a world of eco-friendly reusables, from stainless steel water bottles to reusable shopping bags. These gifts will inspire your loved ones to reduce single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

Plant-Based Skincare Sets: Nourishing Gifts from Nature
Delight your friends and family with plant-based skincare sets made from organic, cruelty-free ingredients. These gifts not only pamper the skin but also honor the healing power of Mother Nature’s botanical wonders.

Natural Fiber Fashion: Sustainable Style Statements
Wrap your loved ones in sustainable style with clothing and accessories made from natural fibers like organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. These fashion gifts celebrate the Earth while promoting ethical and eco-conscious choices.

Earth-Kissed Art and Home Decor: Nature’s Inspired Gifts
Explore a collection of earth-kissed art and home decor that brings the beauty of nature indoors. From handmade wooden sculptures to botanical prints, these gifts infuse homes with a sense of serenity and appreciation for the environment.

Eco-Conscious Books and Journals: Words of Wisdom and Gratitude
Gift the joy of reading and journaling with eco-conscious books made from recycled materials. Choose journals with covers adorned with natural illustrations, inspiring your loved ones to pen their thoughts and gratitude for the Earth.

Green Gourmet Treats: Sustainable Delights for Foodies
Treat food enthusiasts with green gourmet delights, like organic chocolates, fair-trade coffee, or artisanal snacks. These sustainable indulgences celebrate the flavors of the Earth while supporting ethical food practices.

Nature Immersed Experiences: Memories to Treasure
Offer unforgettable experiences that immerse your loved ones in nature’s embrace. Gift hiking adventures, guided nature walks, or eco-friendly glamping trips, fostering a deeper connection with the healing power of the Earth.

Earth-Friendly Gardening Gifts: Nurturing the Green Thumb
Encourage a love for gardening with earth-friendly gifts like heirloom seeds, repotting mats, eco-friendly planters, or composting kits. These presents invite your loved ones to cultivate a green oasis while honoring the Earth’s healing abundance.

Choosing sustainable gifts is a beautiful way to spread love and healing, not only to our loved ones but also to our beloved planet. Each thoughtful present becomes a reflection of our shared commitment to protecting and nurturing the Earth. Let’s embrace conscious gifting as a powerful act of love and gratitude, celebrating the wonders of nature with every sustainable choice we make. Together, we can create a world of healing and harmony, one sustainable gift at a time.

 

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Candles

Candles

Who Doesn’t Love Candles? But, Do They Love You?

They set a mood and smell amazing! However, they can lead to unwanted health issues. For years I burned candles without even a thought that they were bad for me. How could something that smells so good be so bad?

When you light a candle have you ever noticed that black smoke that comes off the wick? That right there is emitting unhealthy chemicals into the air.

In this blog, I am going to break down what candles have in them and why it is bad. I will also direct you toward better options and what to look for.

Let’s start with what wax is the worst and what is the healthiest.

1. Paraffin wax- this is made with Petroleum. Petroleum is used to make gasoline, kerosene, plastic, and other byproducts. It contains many chemicals/ carcinogens such as:
Trichloroethane
Chlorobenzene
Carbon Disulfide
Butanone
Ethylebenzene
Cresol
Phenol
Xylene
Styrene
Trichloro
Acetone
Fluoromethane
Carbon Tetrachloride
Cyclopentene
Tetrachloroethene

That list alone would send me packing.

The health problems that can/could occur from everyday use of these are:

  • Allergies such as runny/stuffy nose and sneezing.
  • Asthma
  • The heavy hitter,  Cancer

The good news is there are healthier options out there that you can switch to and they are:

1. *Beeswax*- Beeswax is Non-GMO, slow-burning, natural and smokeless. This is the healthiest option!

2. *Coconut wax*- Natural, slow burning, and smokeless. This is another very natural eco-friendly choice.

3. Soy Wax– Plant-based, smokeless, and slow burning. Soy is a good choice however it must be 100% soy wax.

What to look for when purchasing candles:

1. Pure coconut, beeswax, or soy.
2. Pesticide-free soy base
3. Phthalate free
4. Essential oil fragrances

It is important to know that the wick of the candle is just as important as the wax. This is why you should purchase candles that either have an unbleached/pure wick or has a wooden wick. It is also important to watch out for keywords such as natural fragrances and parfum.

Do not let the word “natural” fool you.

I hope you enjoyed this article! Please join me over on our Community Area, where we can connect and share ideas and our personal journeys.

Candle Brands I Love:

Benevolence
Hemlock Park
Day Spa Body Basics
The Clever Mammoth

 

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