Happy New Year everyone! As I am sure we are all listing off our new year’s resolutions and going into 2017 ready to live a healthier life, we cannot forget our pets. They also want to be fit and healthy and rely on us to provide that for them. The top tips I give my clients for getting their pets to lose weight and be in their best shape is:
- Cut out the treats
- Feed them according to the recommended amount for their ideal body weight not what they currently weigh
- Increase their exercise
Stay tuned for more information and details on getting your pet at their healthiest body weight on Forever Freckled.
Parents are always asking me for natural ways to fight nighttime cough and congestion. A quick and easy all natural DIY vapor rub is to combine an ounce of coconut oil with 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Make sure to mix well. Apply a small amount to chest before your child goes to sleep. Eucalyptus oil is a powerful all natural decongestant that has been used since ancient times to help cure sinusitis and nasal congestion. However, it should never be used directly on the skin in its concentrated form. Make when using eucalyptus oil to always combined it with an oil or dilute into water and keep it out of reach of infants and toddlers.
Everyone is busy making their new year resolutions today. Along with the many I have written down, I also like to take a step in to my wardrobe and purge out the old stuff. When cleaning out your wardrobe here are a couple tips to follow:
- If you haven’t worn it in a year JUST get rid of it.
- If you know it doesn’t fit then JUST get rid of it. I can’t tell you how many items I have kept things in my closet after convincing myself that one day it will fit again. Remove it from your view and buy something else that you really love.
- Try your best to keep everything organized once you start removing items. By keeping everything nice and clean it will help you find things easier when getting dressed in the morning.
- Any of your expensive items that you want to get rid of, make sure to bring them to a local consignment store. You may be surprised how much money you could make!