8 Tips to catching zzz’s

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8 tips to catching zzz's

Optimal rest is crucial for optimal health. ‘Im tired’ doesn’t have to be your excuse anymore.

Kristen Podcast On Sleep

Ready.. set.. catch those zzz’s!

1 Don’t overwhelm yourself now, change one thing at a time and track it! Find the best way for you to track and monitor your sleep, we’ve got modern gadgets and gismos a plenty, so find one that works for you. Fit-bits, Sleep Cycle App, pen and paper.

2 Get that butt in bed before 10:00pm. Why? Because the sun is going to bed too and thats reason enough, also tip 3.

3 Your adrenals renew themselves between 10:00pm – 12:00am. What are adrenals and why are they important to your health? Click here- Kristen’s Podcast On Balancing Adrenals 

4 Shoot for 7-9 hours of sleep then ask yourself “when do I feel the most rested?”. It is possible to feel rested, renewed, and energized with less sleep.

5 Magnesium, yeah we said it. It’s the chill pill mineral, so ask yourself  ‘are my magnesium levels up?’

6 Dark, dark, dark. You shouldn’t be able to see your hand in front of your face dark. If your room isn’t dark then you might not be producing melatonin which helps keep you asleep at night.

7 Beware the blue light. Turn off the laptop, phone and tablets. Blue-light glasses are pretty sexy, you might want to give them a try a couple hours before bed.

8 Try adding one of these into your routine. Some of you will need one and some might need all, but you wont know what does what if we don’t try it one at a time.

  • Coconut charcoal, take 2 hours before you go to sleep, it helps absorb agitating endo-toxins. Charcoal also absorbs EVERYTHING, so make sure to leave some space if you take medications. (try one week with tracking and keep taking if working)
  • A spoonful of local honey, the added glucose helps some people stay in a deeper sleep. Some need that little bit of energy to keep their body systems running smoothly and efficiently                 during nighttime. (track it 7 to 21 days)
  • MCT oil, medium chain triglycerides gives your brain a little boost of energy, some need that boost to quiet their brain down. (1 tsp – tbsp start slow)
  • Liquid Melatonin, find the cleanest source and use as directed.

happy sleepingzzzz

Coffee scrubbin’ benefits

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coffe scrubbin benefits

“I don’t want no scrub…” Wait, yes I really do! Blue Bossa body scrubs have benefits that your skin is going to fall in scrub with.

Your skin works pretty hard to protect you during weather changes and in all of your daily doings. It might be time to give it some needed attention. A little scrub-a-scrub could even help it continue to work just as hard while looking radiant and feeling baby soft.

  • exfoliation: removing dead or dry skin and residual dirt while giving way to hair follicles giving you a better shave and preventing ingrown hairs.
  • blood flow:  increasing blood flow while reducing the appearance of cellulite
  • skin texture: constricts blood vessels in the skin to make them tighter and firmer
  • anti-inflammatory: the caffeic acid in coffee aids anti-inflammatory activity and skin wound healing
  • aromatherapy: the scent of coffee is calming and antidepressant

toddorangewild orangeWild orange + coffee scrub smells like the perfect morning! Coffee beans roasted to their peak of fragrance combined with the sweet, pungent smell of freshly squeezed oranges. Sweet citrus notes combined with the deep, brown aroma of coffee is sure to make bath/shower time a good time. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.toddvanilla

vanilla bean: For all of the indulgent, sweet toothed people, this is the scrub for you! Sweet, creamy vanilla combined with toasty coffee beans. The guilt free version of the most indulgent brew! As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.

Cocoa coffee WBGdark cocoa: Can we just take a minute to celebrate the marriage between chocolate + coffee & how they’ve changed our lives forever?? P.s this scrub in entirely calorie free!! (please do not eat the scrub). Dark cocoa adds the richness and coffee adds the body of this delicious coupling of a scent. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.toddpeppermint

peppermint: Fresh, tingly, cooling peppermint combined with a deep, full bodied coffee bean is the ultimate combo to feel invigorated! Minty, fresh, and robust. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.

 

Up next.. The compelling tale between two siblings, body scrub and facial polish.

coffee scrubbin benefitsOnce upon a time in the land of Blue Bossa lived two beautiful and organic scrub siblings. These sisters were so similar that other products in the kingdom would mistake them for twins and frequently ask which is a better option. This was quite upsetting for these sisters for they had such different strengths, Body Scrub could not do what Facial Polish could do and vise versa . Yes, at the base these sisters were made of the same ingredients, as families usually are but each had unique add ins for their own individual purposes. Body scrub gave exfoliation and attention to the body as a whole while Facial Polish highlighted just the face with smaller more gentle coffee grounds. Facial Polish contained 3 extra facial specific oils to help protect, moisturize and rejuvenate delicate facial skin. Body scrub knew that her 4 sent options would bring joy from the shoulders down to the toes.

Not one scrub better then the other, they work together like sisters should to give attention and hydration to their intended areas. The end of this tale is in your hands, must you pit one sister against the other? Or use them according to their gifts? Its up to you. Personally I want Prince Charming to come riding in the story.

facial polish

coffee scrubbin benefitsred raspberry seed oil: natural sun protectant, high in linoleic acid, a fatty acid that helps regenerate cells and bring moisture to skin

borage seed oil: anti- inflammatory

cocoa absolute: high in natural antioxidants and elastin helping to nourish skin.