Pain Relief Slime: a Soothing Recipe for Hand Pain

Pain Relief Slime: a Soothing Recipe for Hand Pain

Do you ever get tired achy hands or do hand exercises for your arthritis or carpal tunnel? If so, you need to try my Pain Relief Slime. 

Have you ever played with a batch of slime? We have a young kiddo in our house, so slime is a regular craft project on the weekend agenda. We have several batches in tubs sitting around at any given time and I really enjoy playing with it.

It took me about two minutes of rolling the cool, smooth blob through my hands before I connected the slime with a soothing, potentially therapeutic experience, which is how I came up with the idea for Pain Relief Slime. You will find the printable recipe below.

If you know someone who loves making slime, have them make this for you, or make your own- it’s super easy and pain relief slime provides a great, calming hand exercise experience when you’re done.

 

You can create your own batch of pain relief slime with just a few ingredients:

I found this fun kit online, too. 

 

 

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Soothing Pain Relief Slime
You don’t have to leave the slime making fun to the kids. Learn how to make this simple, squishy soothing, pain relief slime with just a few ingredients. It’s a great, calming hand exercise experience. The possibilities are endless- just switch out colors and oils.
Servings
slime ball
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces Clear Glue Non-Toxic Washable Elmer’s School Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Food Coloring and Glitter optional and based on preference
  • 5-7 Drops Essential Oil for this recipe I used RMO Pain Relief
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Saline Solution Active ingredients should read sodium borate and boric acid. Add slowly. Use only enough to bring the slime together.
  • 1/2 squirt coconut oil just to coat hands for first knead
Servings
slime ball
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces Clear Glue Non-Toxic Washable Elmer’s School Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Food Coloring and Glitter optional and based on preference
  • 5-7 Drops Essential Oil for this recipe I used RMO Pain Relief
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Saline Solution Active ingredients should read sodium borate and boric acid. Add slowly. Use only enough to bring the slime together.
  • 1/2 squirt coconut oil just to coat hands for first knead
Instructions
  1. Add glue to mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda into mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Add essential oils. I use 5-7 drops.
  4. Add food coloring and glitter as desired
  5. Add saline solution very slowly a little bit at a time and stir quickly to form the slime! 
  6. Stir until the slime comes away from the bowl and sticks to itself.
  7. Add a little coconut oil to your hands for when you first pull it from the bowl. This will keep it from sticking.
  8. Now, work the slime through your hands for a pain relieving, soothing, aromatic experience.
Recipe Notes

Make sure to really stir your slime and do not add too much saline- it will make your slime tough! Once the slime pulls away from the sides and bottom of the bowl, it's ready to pick up and knead.

The essential oil is pretty strong at first, just so you know. Click here to get access to my FREE Resource Library and a list of additional slime recipes.

TIP: Add a few drops of oil to your hands (we use this gel form) before picking up the slime. This will help with the initial stickiness of the slime. As you knead it will become less and less sticky. As you slowly knead it and roll it through your hands you will experience the additional soothing benefits of the pain-relieving essential oils. You can store your slime in a reusable container!

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See how easy it is to make Pain Relief Slime? You can make it as plain or as fancy as you’d like.

You can store your pain relief slime in a sealable container, just be sure to wash your hands before each use. I add a couple drops of pain relief with each subsequent use for added effect.

It feels amazing if you refrigerate it a bit before wrapping it around your hands. AMAZING!

Let me know if you give this a try. I would love to see pictures, too! Be sure to share them on my Facebook Page!

 

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Detox your Beauty Routine: 5 Easy Changes to Make Today

Detox your Beauty Routine: 5 Easy Changes to Make Today

The average woman puts anywhere from 200 to 500 synthetic ingredients on her body every day! I’ll show you how to detox your beauty routine by ditching the chemicals with 5 quick, simple changes.

I wasn’t really aware of just how toxic these chemicals are until recently. I have spent the past few years scrutinizing my food labels and made the switch to organic cleaning products, all the while slathering on dangerous chemicals from head to toe: chemicals that cause cancer and interfere with hormone production and immunity (like I need any more problems with immunity). If you detox your beauty routine you’ll be doing yourself and your immune system a tremendous service.

We are exposed to toxins all day long. They are in everything from our tap water to food, to our furniture and flooring. It’s impossible to escape them all.

So why bother with a beauty detox?

60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. If you detox your beauty routine by ditching the chemicals in your beauty products, you can significantly limit your daily exposure.

Like me, many people are very aware of the chemicals in foods and strive to improve their diets in an effort to limit chemical exposure (which is awesome!), but the majority are unaware of dangerous chemicals they use in their daily routines each day.

The FDA doesn’t require any pre-market testing or approval before products hit the shelves. Many of the ingredients in U.S. products have been banned in Europe and other countries.

The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics. The FDA (in the U.S.) has only banned eight and restricted three. Isn’t that crazy?? It’s a free market and no safety testing is required until a problem is identified. By then the damage has been done, It seems they would rather pay for lawsuits than for testing trials. This is a $60 billion dollar industry, where these powerful corporations enjoy this freedom. We are basically human guinea pigs for these products containing ingredients that scientific studies indicate could be linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and neurotoxicity.

You can use the Skin Deep database to search ingredients you’re curious about and detox your beauty routine today

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You may worry that a beauty detox will be expensive, but it can actually save you money.

This is especially true if you are interested in making your own products, but even if you’re not you can make some significant changes without breaking the bank. As with any products, some are more expensive than others, of course!

Detox your Beauty Routine in Five Quick Steps 

1.  Replace your face wash with an oil.

Yes, an oil. This will also replace your makeup remover, as the oil easily dissolves cosmetics, even mascara.  My skin has never looked better since I made this change. Fractionated Coconut oil is the perfect choice for this. It is odorless, non-greasy, won’t stain, has a long shelf life, and remains liquid at room temperature.

It is extremely versatile as well. I also use it as my go-to carrier oil for diluting essential oils, for taming crazy flyaway curls, and in my DIY beauty recipes.

 

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2.  Replace your chemical laden toothpaste with a natural alternative.

There are so many natural pastes out there, but I really love tooth powders that incorporate clay. I have read that the clays can actually remineralize teeth, which seems like a stretch, but I figure it can’t hurt, anyway. If you are worried about the mouthfeel or taste bad at all. In fact, the one I am currently in love with contains peppermint essential oil, so it is minty and fresh like you would expect.

 

If you are worried about losing the whitening properties of your current toothpaste, I’ve got you covered! I am obsessed with my charcoal whitening powder! It works immediately and better than any whitening toothpaste or gel strips I have tried over the years. You have to be careful when using it because it can stain surfaces and clothing, and it is super gross looking mid brush, but the results are worth it. I use it three times per week. it’s a great way to avoid chemical whiteners and detox your beauty routine.

3. Swap an essential oil or an organic product for your current moisturizer. 

I have mature skin, so I am all about the anti-aging products! This made me worry that I would be missing out somehow if I switched from my chemical-laden favorites, but this proved to be an easy detox.

Thankfully I found that I didn’t have to give up the anti-aging properties of my past favorite products. Evening Primrose oil has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties, and is very affordable, and companies like BeautyCounter make some of my new favorite, all-natural products. I am currently obsessed with my brightening facial oil and eye cream.

 

4 . Use a chemical-free sunscreen.

If you haven’t seen recent articles, it turns out many of the most popular brands of commercial sunscreens contain chemicals that break down into toxic compounds when exposed to light and especially chlorine. Ironically, the chemicals cause skin cancer. Isn’t that we are trying to prevent? I use sunscreen every day (my meds make me extra sensitive) and am one of those moms who hoses my kid down with sunscreen before swimming or running around outdoors, so this information really freaks me out! Again, thankfully there are safe alternatives. I just wish I had sought them out sooner.

5. Upgrade your body Lotion.

 

I saved this one for last as it really is the most important if you consider how much surface area you cover with your moisturizer. I have super dry skin and am a moisturizer addict, so I shudder to think of the number of toxins I have absorbed over the years. Even the baby lotion I used on my daughter contains questionable ingredients. There are many natural options out there, but I am currently in love with Naked Bee Lotion. The lavender is my favorite!! I first discovered it at my sister in law’s house and was delighted when my husband found it at our local hardware store. I wanted to try the different scents, so I was happy to find it on Amazon as well.  They have an entire skin-care line, so I am sure I will be branching out to those products soon.

I am also loving my new citrus mimosa body butter! I have incredibly dry skin and this body butter is divine!

 

So as you can see, it’s pretty easy to detox your daily beauty routine by replacing the products you use most often with natural alternatives.

I hope you will find these tips helpful and easy to implement into your current routine.

Interested in learning more? Join my safer skincare and better beauty facebook group!  

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What are your favorite natural products and companies? Be sure to reach out or share with me in the comment section below.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Fall Asleep Faster Tonight: Five Natural Ways to Make it Happen

Fall Asleep Faster Tonight: Five Natural Ways to Make it Happen

Are you in desperate need of more ZZZs? Fall asleep faster tonight with my top five natural methods.

One of the most frustrating symptoms of RA for me is the bone-crushing daytime fatigue followed up by restless evenings. It’s a cruel combination. I often want to crawl under my desk at work for a little nap, but when bedtime rolls around I am wide-awake! The worst.

Thankfully, I have found a few tricks that help me combat this most nights and enable me to fall asleep faster.

 

Fall asleep faster with my top five tips:

1- Step away from technology! 

Power off your computer, phone, and iPad an hour before hitting the hay (I know- this is tough! I love checking out Pinterest and Facebook before I go to bed, too). It’s just one of the best ways to help yourself drift off more quickly. Or try these glasses to block the sleep-disrupting effects of blue light. They aren’t the sexiest fashion accessory but you really should try them if you tend to work, scroll, or pin up until bedtime, I bet you will notice a difference immediately.

2Relax.

Try magnesium oil. In addition to its relaxing properties, the oil also has pain-relieving benefits, so I rub some on the bottom of my feet and into my shoulders and lower back each night for extra relaxation. Magnesium oil also helps relieve my restless legs- BONUS!

3- Have a five-minute spa experience every night!

Yes, seriously.

All you need is a little coconut and lavender essential oil.

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4 – Set the tone for sleep. 

Keep the spa experience going by diffusing oils in your bedroom. I diffuse lavender and chamomile in our rooms each night for extra relaxation. Make sure your room is dark. I even face my alarm clock away from me.

5–  Cool Down.

60 to 68 degrees is the best sleeping temp for most. Air-conditioners and fans can help during warm weather, and you can also check out chilling pillows with cooling gel inserts like this one, and or sheet-cooling devices like these to make sleep more comfortable (especially if you are prone to hot flashes).  I have not tried the sheet cooling system, but I included it because the reviews are intriguing and I plan on trying it out eventually!

Give these 5 tips a try and make sleep a priority. Aim for 7-9 hours per night (more if you are struggling with active disease activity).

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I hope you will sleep easily soon. Let me know how it goes!

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