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Turmeric

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Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.

These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound, increases the antioxidant capacity of the body, lowers risk of brain disease, lowers the risk of heart disease, can help prevent cancer, may help prevent and treat alzheimers,  ease arthritis, incredible benefits against depression, help delay aging along with many others.

We LOVE to use turmeric in our cooking, just add it to any of your meals.  Beware of the yellow staining though!!  However, by far our most favourite way is to create a smoothie with it!!!  We make our own turmeric paste (see below) & add it to everything! You can of course make a turmeric latte, mix one teaspoon along with some honey if you choose & top with your favourite warmed milk.

Turmeric Paste

Quick, easy, simple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Steve - Mindful Tribe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 tbs coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Mix the water, turmeric and black pepper over heat until it forms a paste, remove from the heat and mix in the coconut oil.


Recipe Notes

Store in the fridge for 1 month. www.mindfultribe.com.au

If you would like to watch a video of the paste being made, here is a video of Steve creating our turmeric paste

 

Magnesium Body Butter

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I am a huge fan of magnesium because it is so critical to our overall health. While minerals are very important for our health, magnesium stands a bit above the rest just because it is required for SO many bodily functions.

Magnesium is one of the six macro-minerals essential for our bodies and supports our nerve function, production of energy from food and helps builds bones, we can see what other benefits come from getting more magnesium into our bodies.

It helps with sleep, relaxes your muscles – hence being great for cramps, supports stronger, healthier bones, relieves constipation, supports heart health, decreases blood pressure, decreases the risk of diabetes, helps to alleviate anxiety and helps with depression.

One of my favorite ways to get more magnesium into my body is via transdermal application. When we supplement internally, the amount our body absorbs greatly depends on our digestive health. Most of us are dealing with some sort of digestive dysfunction from minor to severe. So there is a strong likelihood that you are absorbing very little of the magnesium you take internally.

That is why transdermal (via the skin) application can be so helpful — it bypasses the digestive system.

Magnesium oil sprays are one of the most common ways to use magnesium transdermally. But, many people don’t like this method because it can sometimes make your skin sting or feel itchy. My kids can’t stand the itchy skin feeling as you can imagine.

Lotions and body butters are a great alternative because they reduce or completely prevent that stinging, itching sensation. You can buy these lotions and butters pre-made, but they can often be expensive, which is why I love this body butter that I create with doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter.

Out of one jar of doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter you will end up with 2 jars of whipped Magnesium Body Butter. Plus I add Vetiver, Cedarwood & Copaiba, 4 drops of each.

Some other oils that would be beautiful are

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Litsea
  • Balance
  • Lavender Peace
  • Lemongrass and I know many others.

So let’s create our Magnesium oil so we can make our body butter. Firstly you will need some quality Magnesium Flakes. Simply mix a 1:1 ratio. 1 cup boiling water to 1 cup of Magnesium Flakes. Stir until dissolved and that’s it. Store in a plastic or glass bottle for future use as we won’t use it all in our body butter.

Our next step is the body butter.

Magnesium Body Butter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Lee - Mindful Tribe

Ingredients

  • 1 tub doTERRA's Replenishing Body Butter
  • 5 tbsp Magnesium Oil recipe above
  • Essential Oils of your Choice Vetiver, Cedarwood, Copaiba

Instructions

  1. Place your doTERRA Replenishing Body Butter in a small bowl.

  2. Add your magnesium Oil.

  3. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the oil into the butter until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).
  4. Add any essential oils that you are using and mix thoroughly.
  5. Scrape into a bottle or jar (the container it came in works great) and store at room temperature.
  6. If it ever separates, you can easily stir to re-mix, but I have found that if the butter is whipped well when made that it does not separate.

Recipe Notes

I love to start using this on the feet, as your body absorbs the Magnesium, I find the itchiness goes away. With the itchy sensations going, it means you are more likely to be able to apply on other body parts, legs, arms, tummy etc. If not just roll with gifting yourself or your loved ones with foot massages.

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You will need:

1 tub doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter

5 tbsp Magnesium Oil – recipe above Essential oils of your choice – suggestions above

Place your doTerra body butter in a small bowl. Add your magnesium oil.

Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the oil into the butter until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).

Add any essential oils that you are using and mix thoroughly.

Scrape into a bottle or jar (the container it came in works great) and store at room temperature.

If it ever separates, you can easily stir to re-mix, but I have found that if the butter is whipped well when made that it does not separate.

I love to start using this on the feet, as your body absorbs the Magnesium, I find the itchiness goes away. With the itchy sensations going, it means you are more likely to be able to apply on other body parts, legs, arms, tummy etc. If not just roll with gifting yourself or your loved ones with foot massages.

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Enjoy

Blessings

Lee