Warm Therapy Wraps For Children (and Adults)

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Good for ages 1 to 101. Designed to microwave for a warm pack or freeze for a cold pack! They smell good too, with natural ingredients of cinnamon and clove. We invite you to meet our warm n’ cool friends! Thera-Bear, Teddy Pac, Bunny Wrap, Dolphin Wrap, Warm-Me-Turtle, Hot Lobsta, Kitty Kuddles, Puppy Hugs and our Moose Masseuse!

*Also great to use on children/and or adults with Sensory Integration Challenges.

Therapeutic Hot and Cold packs are a natural remedy for joint aches and muscle pain relief for children and adults, including sore joints and inflammation and swelling in the knees, ankles, back and neck. Aromatherapy combined with cold or heat is a natural treatment for headaches, stomach aches, leg pain, and earaches in children. Cold packs reduce muscle and joint inflammation and swelling in the foot, knee, ankle, hands, and wrists.

JUICING your way to better HEALTH

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Last week I declared it is time to really take my health to a better place,  and  I decided to do a Juicing regime full tilt and here is what happened:
 
At first I felt some detox symptoms:  headaches, body aches and I was way too grouchy.
When the detox symptoms passed, Voila!
I have found juicing is a wonderful way to get super energy and lose weight. SERIOUSLY it does work!!
 
I adore Kris Carr and her health message, check out what she has to say about juicing!
 
“Juicing gives you a great way to get your vitamins, minerals, enzymes and oxygen, and phytonutrients – oh and don’t forget chlorophyll, the blood of the plant that cleanses our blood.  But juicing gives your body a rest. By removing the fiber your body gets a greater amount of nutrients instantly. Think about it, you can juice way more vegetables than you can consume in their whole form. Plus, alkaline juices help to detoxify your body.  They raise your pH and help pull out old waste from your colon and tissues. Digesting food is a very complicated process that takes hours and requires lots of energy and enzymes, especially when you’re eating cooked foods or dense animal proteins.  Juicing allows your body to take a break in order to focus on renewal and repair.  If you’re eating a wide variety of raw and living foods you get plenty of fiber. Add juicing to your routine and you will see a HUGE difference in your energy and overall health. Good bye colds, hello health.”  Written by Kris Carr:    Crazy Sexy Diet
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Green Juice Recipe: Wash Your Veggies Well, before Juicing.

2 cups Romaine

1 cup Spinach

3 stalks of Celery (Organic)

1 Green Apple (peeled if not organic)

1 Cucumber (peeled if not organic)

1/2 Cup of Sprouts

Dash of Cinnamon, or a 1/4 Tsp of Ginger (raw)

* For the newbie juicers: add more apple or some extra pear or a favorite fruit.

Go ahead and try it! You might just love it!

Be Well,

Jacqui

 

 

 

 

 

Warm Paws

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 Warm Paws Pet Bed

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The Pet Therapy Bed provides relaxing warmth or refreshing coolness for your pet. The inner pack is microwaveable for a heat pack to warm and soothe your pet on those cold winter nights. Or, it can be placed in the freezer for a cold pack to cool your best friend on hot summer days. Use as a regular plush bed anytime. Filled with 100%% natural ingredients. Machine washable bed. 18″ diameter.

Cat Napper Mat

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A very cozy and comfortable mat for your favorite feline. This unique mat comes with a  4×4 inch all natural cat nip pillow that can be inserted in a side pocket of the mat. Made with kitty friendly durable cottons and polyester fabrics, the mat is machine washable after removing pillow. Measures 19.5″ x 12″. Now available in leopard print, too. Non-heatable.

Cat Nip Pillow

Filled with 100% pure catnip Grampa’Image 1s Garden Cat Nip Pillow is a treat for your feline friend. Your kitty will go purrfectly crazy over our catnip pillow. 3.5″ x 3.5″. Choose from garden cat or leopard fabric.

Simply Cool Wrap

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Simply Cool Wrap

 

We have the solution for the HEAT WAVE! Our Simply Cool,  Cool Wrap provides cooling relief on hot days!

All you need to do is to  SOAK IT in water, WRING IT, and SNAP IT to activate its unique cooling properties.

Wear during or after sports, on hot summer days, to relieve hot flashes, or to help cool sunburns and bug bites. The Cool Wrap is light weight and provides cool comfort when you are warm. 10″x36″ Or 5″ x 36″

 

Essential Oils~Method of Applications

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The most popular way essential oils are used is through massage. Mix your single oil or blend of oils into your choice of carrier oil. (Olive, coconut, almond, sunflower, and apricot kernel oils are just a few good choices). Warm hands and a gentle touch using long sweeping strokes can relax tensions and relieve anxiety.
Massage is not the only way to use the healing gifts of aromatherapy. From a scientific stand point, the path the oils take to affect our bodies is through the olfactory system. It is by inhaling the aromatic chemicals in these natural oils that they affect our central nervous system, and cross the “blood-brain” barrier. The issue of whether the oils are absorbed through the skin is often hotly contested. Traditionally, aromatherapists believed and taught that the oils enter the skin during massage, but modern testing indicates this may well be inaccurate. Using essential oils in ways that allow you to inhale the volatile aromatics may be very effective. The choice of delivery method often depends on the intended goal.

Essential Oil use for Skin Care
Facial Steam:
For skin care as part of a deep cleansing routine add 5 or 6 drops in a facial steamer.

Facial Masque:
Add 3 to 5 drops to moistened clay, honey, mashed avocado, egg white, etc. and apply to skin.
Facial Oil Blend:
Use up to 15 drops of essential oil to your chosen carrier oil, unscented cream, or lotion.

Dry Brushing:
To stimulate the skin and the lymphatic system,use a natural-bristle bath brush with two or three drops of a stimulating essential oil to the bristles (rosemary or pink grapefruit are good choices) and brush your skin, from the toes up to the heart, from the fingers to the heart, always working from the extremities toward the heart.  Brush lightly but cover your whole body.  This is effective either before or after your morning shower.
For sinus or bronchial problems

Inhalation:
Add 5 to 7 drops to a bowl of steaming hot water. Put a ‘towel tent’ over the head to capture the steam. Close your eyes and inhale until water cools or until you stop smelling the oil. Repeat, if necessary, every four or five hours.

Micro diffusion:
Use a nebulizing diffuser that will break the oil into millions of micro-particles. In case of illness, inhale near the “mouth” of the nebulizer. Only four or five minutes should be sufficient. Repeat every few hours.

Humidifier:
Add 3 to 9 drops of your chosen oil to the water of the humidifier. Run overnight. Add the essential oils two or three times a day if running continuously. This is an effective method if using the essential oils with a sick child, since there is no risk of danger from hot water, etc.  Please note- the essential oils can conceivably damage a humidifier

General use for colds, flu, sore muscles, relaxation
Bath:
Fill tub, add 5 to 10 drops of oils, swish to disperse in the water. You might try adding the oils to a spoonful of honey, a small cup of milk or cream, or to your favorite carrier oil, and then adding to the water.
Compress:
Add 4 to 7 drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm water. Swish the surface of the water with a cloth, wring out, and apply to area. Repeat when cloth cools. You may cover the warm cloth with a sheet of plastic and a towel to keep the warmth in longer. Excellent for topical application to ease pain from strained muscles, menstrual cramps, etc.
Spritzer:
The amount of essential oil used depends on the purpose of the spritzer. To 4 ounces of distilled water add:
·    8 to 10 drops for the face
·    30 to 50 drops for an all over body spritzer
·    80 to 100 drops for a room spray/air freshener
This mixture will require a lot of shaking since the essential oils do not dissolve in water. If you add them to water without first “solubilizing” them they will float to the top of the bottle and just sit there (possibly dissolving the bottle if it is plastic).
It may be easier to first dissolve the essential oils in the same quantity of either high proof vodka or grain alcohol, then add to distilled water and fill your bottle.
Shake well, spray. May be used as facial toner, to moisten a body wrap or as an all-over freshener, or as a room spray.
Jacuzzi:
Add three drops of essential oil per person. This may be repeated every 30 minutes. Be aware that some sources warn that the oils may do damage to plastic plumbing.

Shower:
After a shower, apply 5 to 7 drops to a damp wash clothe. Rub briskly all over the body. Preferably allow to air dry.
Bath Salts:
Use a blend of Epsom salts (good for sore, aching muscles), Sea Salt, and Baking Soda. Add 6 to 10 drops of your chosen oil blend. Either add to warm bath or use as a ‘salt glow’ rub before the bath. Adding a spoonful of your favorite carrier oil to the salt glow leaves your skin feeling soft and silky, but makes the tub harder to clean.
Household Use
Laundry:
Essential Oils may be added to the washing machine, or a few drops put on a cotton cloth and added to the dryer. If using in the washer, the warnings above about possible damage to plastic or hard rubber parts would apply.
·    Adding a teaspoon of lemon oil to the washer will remove greasy/oily smells. (A great trick for Massage .therapists!)
·    Research indicates that adding eucalyptus to the washing machine MAY kill dust mites in bedding.
·    Lavender oil in the dryer can scent bed linens
·    To really preserve the scent of essential oils used in the dryer, add them at the end of the drying cycle and run on a ‘no heat’ cycle for a few minutes.
General Cleaning:
Use lemon or grapefruit oil, possibly with a touch of tea tree oil added, to the water your cleaning water. Wipe down kitchen counters and your bathroom with these cleansing, germicidal oils. Lemon oil in water does a wonderful job cleaning the bathroom mirror, as well as all the fixtures.
Washing Dishes:
Lemon Oil is a great grease cutter- add a few drops to the dish water.

Flavoring:
Either add a drop or two of a citrus, spice, or floral essential oil to a cup of honey. Mix well and let stand, or put a couple of drops of the same oilon a scrap of paper towel, lay on top of a jar of sugar, seal tightly and let stand for a week. This adds the flavor of the fresh plant to sugar for tea, baking, etc.
Pure essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. The method of application can affect the results. Remember that almost no essential oil should be applied undiluted to the skin. “Normal dilution” is 2.5%, ie, 15 drops of the essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil. Less is more when we speak of these powerful healing essences.
Because we are so often asked “how to dilute”…”how many drops” etc., here is a handy dilution and measurement chart.

How to achieve a specific dilution:
For one fluid ounce (600 drops) of carrier oil:
1% of 600
=
6
drops

2% of 600
=
12
drops

2.5% of 600
=
15
drops

5% of 600
=
30
drops OR
1.5 ml

10% of one oz
=
60
drops OR
3 ml

Measurements/conversions (volume)
30 ml
1 fl oz
600 drops
2 tablespoonful

15 ml
1/2 oz
300 drops
1 tablespoonfull

5 ml
1/6 oz
100 drops
1 teaspoon

1 ml
1/30th oz
20 drops
1/5  teaspoon

Sensory Integration Products and There Benefits

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Weighted Washable products to help calm and relax your child. (Also very helpful to Hospice clients.)

NON HEATABLE

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Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID, also called sensory processing disorder) is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five classic senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception).

The weighted products help the processing of information by giving the central nervous system a way to relax!

Grampa’s Garden makes up to 10 various weighted products from Shawls to Blankets, and weighted neck wraps in cozy whimsical animal designs.

Simply Cool Fabric

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Simply Cool™ fabric feels cool but not wet and provides cooling therapy without chemicals. The fabric is comfortable against the skin, conforms to all extremities of the body, can be worn for prolonged periods of time and can be reactivated time and time again.

Only water is needed to activate Simply Cool™ products. Soak the fabric in water, Wring out the excess moisture and Snap the fabric a few times. It will be cool for hours. To reactivate the fabric simply re-snap, or repeat the 3 steps of activation.

Available in the Chill Tube,  Sports Towel and Compression Wrap.

 

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