5 Holistic Health DIY’s

homemade vitamin water

5 Holistic Health DIY’s

Holistic health may sound like something you need help from a professional to achieve but that just isn’t true. Holistic health is actually all about home remedies and using the only power of your body to heal and balance itself to find a sense of well-being. Here are 5 of the most refreshing, tasty, and relaxing holistic health DIY’s that may just become a part of your daily routine!

Homemade Vitamin Water

Buying vitamin water at the grocery store seems like a good idea but it can be loaded with sugar and artificial flavoring with little to no nutritional benefit at all. Luckily with this holistic health DIY, you can save some money and find a much healthier alternative with homemade vitamin water. Depending on what you want your vitamin water to do depends on what you put in it. Most of the homemade vitamin waters include fruits and veggies and maybe a hint of herbs and spice. You grind some of it up, throw it in some water and let it refrigerate for 4-6 hours and TaDa! You have vitamin water. Here are some of the best recipes for recovery and detox.  Follow the link for more homemade vitamin water recipes. http://www.zainsaraswatijamal.com/site/recipes/zains-signature-vitamin-water-five-flavours/



1/2 Pomegranate Seeds

1/2 Cup Blackberries

1 Cup Cherries (pitted)

5ml Glutamine Powder

Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt

750ml – 1 liter Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice)


1. Muddle blackberries, cherries and pomegranate in a small bowl and add to a large 1 liter glass or Mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir

2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours



1 Cup Fresh Young Coconut Water

1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut Meat

1/4 Cucumber (sliced)

1/2 Cup Raspberries

1/2 Cup Blueberries

5-10 Drops Milk Thistle Extract

Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt

750ml – 1 liter Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice)


1. Muddle blueberries and raspberries in a small bowl and add to a large 1 liter glass or Mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir

2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours

Taking a detox bath

Believe it or not but getting a spa experience in your own tub is easier than you may think and cheaper too! Buy Epsom salts. Epsom salts are one of the greatest holistic health chemicals out there today. The skin is the biggest detoxification organ because so much of the toxins in your body leave through your sweat. A detox bath with Epsom salts which is also known as magnesium sulfate, not only pulls out the toxins but it also has tons of benefits of its own. For more information on detox baths and detoxification through foods follow this link http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2012/01/detoxification-part-i-healing-waters.html

Here are the steps to taking a detox bath:

1. Add 2 cups Epsom salt to a standard tub full of water. If your tub is bigger, add more salt.

2. Ideally, you want the water as hot as you can stand it. We are looking to create a nice sweat.

3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increases mineral absorption.

4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.

5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed; this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.

6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.

7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.

8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.

9. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.

10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

Skin Moisturizer

Honey. Yes, honey. Honey is a natural moisturizer. So if you are looking for an extra boost to your already amazing skin, honey is your thing. Here is the way to use honey as a skin moisturizer:

Just mix a pea-sized dollop of honey with your regular moisturizer and then you spread it all around your face like normal. That’s it.

Teeth Whitening

Believe it or not but your diet can help with whitening your teeth. This is a definite holistic health DIY. Here are some things you can eat to naturally whiten your teeth. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/natural-teeth-whitening-solutions

  • Strawberries which contain astringent and vitamin C.
  • Apples act as toothbrushes when you chew them and scrub away surface stains
  • Raisins help to keep your teeth white because they are catalysts for saliva production

Homemade Body Wash

This holistic health DIY can save you some money and improve the state of your skin at the same time. DIY body wash is also meant to help with eczema. http://www.littleseedfarm.com/to-be-a-farmer-blog/homemade-body-wash-keep-scary-out-of-your-shower.html/

  • 1 Tbsp steel cut oats (optional – to infuse)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional – to infuse)
  • 1 c. distilled water
  • 1 Tsp. citric acid (to prevent bacterial growth in your body wash)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (can swap out with olive, grapeseed, almond, jojoba, apricot kernel or any other oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1-1/2 c. liquid castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s)
  • 1 tsp. guar gum (you can find it in most markets that carry natural foods with the Bob’s Red Mill grains)
  • 30 drops essential oils (your preference – I used a blend of lavender, chamomile, and lemongrass)

1. Boil water in a kettle and once boiling pour over the oats and rosemary (or whatever you decide to infuse). Cover and let sit for an hour, then strain to remove oats and rosemary bits from your infusion.

2. In a bowl whisk your oil, honey, infusion, and citric acid together.

3. Sprinkle in the guar gum, whisking to combine, and then immediately afterward whisk in the castile soap (if you wait too long the guar gum will thicken and you’ll have clumps) until blended and smooth.

4. Drop in your essential oils and fold in with a spoon or spatula. Store the mixture in a bottle that you have sterilized (opaque is best) out of direct sunlight and shake before each use.

There are tons of holistic health DIY’s out there for you to start living the best you yet! Holistic health is all about you and what better way to capture that than by creating your own remedies and relaxation techniques. It sounds so good; I think I am taking an Epsom salt bath tonight! Stay healthy, stay  holistic, stay happy!

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