The MIGHTY Benefits of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Health Edition

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There are some things that are a must have in life and raw apple cider vinegar is one of those things. When we go back to nature, we find mighty items full of power to fuel the Warrior of Earth. This simple (not really simple) liquid can do a trillion things and solve problems. There are health benefits, beauty benefits, home benefits, the list goes on. Although it can be used in many ways, the bottom line is that you must have this in your life. Always.

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I LOVE Bentonite Clay Masks!

Bentonite Clay Mask

Hellllloooooooo, favorite mask!

One of my most favorite home-spa treatments is the bentonite clay mask (also known as “Indian Healing Clay”).

As you know, I am into resources that are the closest to or in its natural state. Our indigenous ancestors were in a better position of obtaining natural items in comparison to today. But, it can be done!

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Fuel the Day: Get on the Good Foot!

As James Brown said, “Get on the Good Foot!”

I believe that fueling our day through healthy food is getting on the good foot.

Look at the word, “breakfast.” I read, “break” “fast.” The first meal of the day is to break the fast that you begin after dinner and while you are asleep. Providing your body with nutritional essentials is imperative for a Warrior’s mind, body, and spirit. Mind, because a Warrior is unable to function at their highest mental capacity without healthy food, thus being sluggish, not processing properly, and sometimes getting frustrated. Body, because a Warrior’s body requires physical substance to heal, prepare, and function. Spirit, because when one is not feeling healthy/well, it can dampen a Warrior’s spirits.

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Home Spa, Warrior-Style: 8 Benefits of Detox Soaking

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Who doesn’t love the spa?!

We’d all like to be able to go the spa often, but that isn’t always possible. However, the spa can be created in our own home just for each of us. Also, what if I told you that the home spa will help alkalize the body and remove toxins?

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The Wonders of African Black Soap

IMAG3669_1There are so many wonderful gifts that nature provides us with and African Black Soap is one of the best!

It is imperative to use products that heal and protect our skin, rather than damage it. African Black Soap provides so many magnificent benefits to the skin and body that both heals and protects. The soap has the power to…

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Deodorant, please. Hold the Aluminum.

Deodorant: the beholder of freshness, fighter of funk.

It sounds like a superhero, and that is because it is. We all (almost, all) use it. We rely on it. We appreciate it. However, a large majority of us use what is now considered, traditional/conventional deodorant. One of the main ingredients of traditional deodorant is aluminum, as it is used as anti-prepersiperant. Continue reading

Insomnia, Meet Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil, the Warrior of insomnia.

In today’s time, sleep (read: good, quality sleep) is hard to come by. Some days, sleep is great. Other days, it eludes us. This is often due to many different factors within our life such as stress, lack of sleep pattern (not going to bed at the same time), staying up too late, viewing our phones/computers/television late into the night, chronic pain, bad diet, lack of exercise, etc. However, sleep is essential to our livelihood. No one wants to feel like a walking zombie on autopilot. It is easy to fall into the pattern of terrible sleep and relying on an endless amount of coffee. However, there are some things that we can implement in our lives to ensure that we get the sleep that we need that will allow our bodies and minds to heal and recuperate as we rest.

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Coming Soon

Viola’s Garden will feature recipes, gardening information, and benefits of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Named after my great-grandmother who has always gardened since she was a child. My great-grandmother ensured that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren learned how to feed themselves, to gently care for the earth, her love for her garden, and her love for us. She is the catalyst of our ways and she passed her fuel and love to my mother who does the same.