I actually created this Mantra at 12:01 on 1/1/14, so I choose to share with you today:
I am Changing FEAR to FIERCE: False Experiences Appearing Real to Fabulous Intentions Experienced as Real & Creative Excellence!
Happy New Year! Live The Dream in 2014!
I add today’s post as a bonus to My Kwanzaa 2013 Inspired Gift Series. Every technique that I have given in this Series is a “recipe” for Self-Care and Love: what I term, “Love Me Recipes.”
Before I offer some more of My Love Me Recipes, I am going to recap the gifts I’ve already shared:
Day 1, Umoja, Unity: My contribution for Umoja and strengthening Unity with the worthy people in My Life are 2 posts about 2 Universal Principles: Forgiveness and Practicing Gratitude.
Day 2, Kujichagulia, Self-Determination: Tips to choose how you want to evolve to BEing Better than you’ve ever been before by ACCEPTING YOURSELF.
Day 3, Ujima, Collective Work & Responsibility: Tips for creating smooth cooperation with back-up.
Day 4, Ujamaa, Collective Economics: I offer examples of ventures I’ve introduced for The Community to inspire you to in your efforts.
Day 5, Nia, Purpose: Tips and step-by-step resources to find your purpose and create your happiness.
Day 6, Kuumba, Creativity: Tips to fight boredom and stay focused and inspired.
Day 7: Imani, Faith: Tips to remind you that YOU are the Creatrix (or Creator) of YOUR REALITY by CHOICE. Therefore, the greatest faith you can have is in yourself.
I believe that it is Our duty to be as beautiful and as pleasant as possible in the Way We Present Ourselves to The World. This is best achieved through Self-Love & Care. So, below are some of My Physical Love-Me Recipes that help Me to feel fabulous and look it, too! These recipes are quick, easy, cost-effective, and excellent for everyone, so, gentlemen, make Us happy to see (and touch) you, too!
EVERY recipe I’ve listed below is part of My regular, Love Me Pleasure Regimen.
Baking Soda Magic
The benefits of baking soda are incredible! From hair and body care to a myriad of home care and improvement uses, baking soda is one of the most cost-effective and beneficial products you can keep in your home. A brand name, baking soda is not necessary to achieve the benefits.
Tooth Whitener, Gum Toner & Bad Breath Cure
One of the things I find most disgusting is bad oral hygiene and revolting, stink breath. I immediately dismiss people from My presence for these offenses not just because they offend My olfactory system, but because there is always a guarantee that their lack of attention to their bodies will offend Me in the future. Smells trigger memory and cognition actually influences perception, so there’s one good point for the notion that first impressions are lasting. This recipe not only fights gum disease, it safely whitens teeth and freshens breath. Your smile is one of the nicest and first things that people notice about you, so have a white & pearly one! Twice a day:
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 5-10 drops of hydrogen peroxide
Form a thick paste and brush your gums and the gum line with a soft toothbrush (to prevent scraping tooth enamel), rinse. Also, gently brush your tongue. See Top 10 ways to fight bad breath.
Soft Facial (& Body) Scrub
Depending upon the season, I combine a variety of ingredients with baking soda to make body scrubs and bath recipes. Here are a few of My favorites:
Gentle Exfoliating Scrub for bath and shower: Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1/2 part salt (for example, 3 cups baking soda with 1/2 cup salt) and store in a water-proof container (plastic soup containers work great). Soap up your body (I recommend using a glycerine soap), pour a palm-full of mixture into your hand and mix with a few drops of water to make a medium-textured paste. GENTLY rub your body from head to toe. Rinse, dry, and apply moisturizer. During the winter months, I may add a drop of virgin olive oil for extra moisturizing and to slough off extra-dry skin cells. Use 1-3 times weekly. You can also use this recipe as a daily foot scrub — and by all means, get pedicures and take care of your feet!
Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of salt (regular salt is fine) to a warm bath of water. Soak for 15 minutes (or more) and gently wash from head to toe with a bath sponge (or scrungie). Rinse, dry, and moisturize. I soak in the tub with candles and lovely music (classical, jazz) playing and I make this MY TIME FOR ME. You can also add herbal teas (I often use teabags to avoid extra clean-up) for desired affects, e.g., chamomile and/or lavender for relaxation before bed for better sleep; vanilla for instant mood boost; lemon for an energy pick-up, etc.
Baking Soda Face Wash:
For a glowing complexion and healthy skin, My favorite facial wash is with a thin paste of baking soda. I cleanse first and do an extremely gentle scrub with approximately 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with enough water to make a fine-textured, thin paste. Using circular motions and avoiding the delicate skin around the eyes, I use only the fingertips of My middle and ring fingers (which are designed to perfectly fit the contours of your face without stretching your skin) to GENTLY massage My face. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize. Repeat 1 – 2 times a week. If you notice a burning sensation, you are probably rubbing your skin too hard. However, see tips in the article below.
Baking Soda Facial:
This article is quite excellent in explaining the how-tos and the why they work:
Using Baking Soda As A Facial Skin Cleanser by Beth Janicek
Learn How To Use and Apply A Facial Mask and try 15 Easy Homemade Face Mask Recipes That Work.
Lately, people seem to be experiencing a lot more stress… So, here is something natural, wonderful, safe – and you can even use it for your pets: Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower Remedies). This mix was created to deal with emergencies and crises. It can be used to help us get through any stressful situations, from last-minute exam or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. Rescue Remedy helps us relax, get focused and get the needed calmness. While you’re on the site, definitely take a look at the full line of 38 remedies.
The Tapping Solution
Please NOTE that I swear by this technique for Myself and it totally works for Me and everyone who chooses to work it. It is a physiological-neurolinguistic technique that you can learn in less than 4 minutes (see video). There is an accompanying book and a movie, both of which I found value in, but you don’t need them to get started and achieve immediate results. This technique interrupts psycho-kinetic patterns (conscious/subconscious-physical) that create chemical responses in Our bodies which We interpret as stress, fear, panic, confusion, depression, etc. The technique then permits you to re-pattern your response by identifying and acknowledging your process that triggers the negative responses. With practice and choice, you can trigger positive chemistry, emotions, and responses.
So, check out The Tapping Solution. There is a link to a YouTube video where a lovely, young lady walks you through the technique in under 4 minutes. You should notice immediate results.
Now you can really enjoy your Self-Love Reflection practice!
Remember, Pleasure is the key to creating with joy and ease. When you feel good, you look good, and do good works!
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Here’s to BEing Your Best!
Always MY Pleasure,
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