Heal your inflammation

Have you ever experienced joint pain? Stubborn weight gain or bloating that just won’t go away? Allergies and sinus issues? It is very likely that you may be suffering from an inflammatory response. More and more these days we are exposed to chemicals in our food, in the body products we use, and in our environment. We can’t always control the chemicals that we come into contact with, but we can choose what we put in and on our bodies.

Everyone experiences inflammation during an injury. This is the healthy inflammatory response which is built into our systems. Acute inflammation is the body’s way of protecting us in response to injury. However, when chronic inflammation starts to make a home in your body, disease will eventually ensue. Chronic inflammation can present as fatigue, rash, joint pain, weight gain, abdominal pain, mouth sores, even chest pain (I have experienced all of this and more due to inflammation). In fact, all autoimmune diseases have an inflammatory component. SCARY RIGHT? It can be very scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are so many things that we can do to minimize chronic inflammation.

Nature provides some awesome natural anti-inflammatories and my favorite is ‘Olena. Most people know it as turmeric which has a very long history in medicinal use; dating back nearly 4000 years. Turmeric originated in Southern India which continues to be the world’s largest producer.

My deep love for ‘Olena started over 5 years ago when I had become so ill that I was literally trying everything and anything to just feel better. It was during this time that my husband was gifted our very first ‘Olena plant. I soon found that ‘Olena would help with my chronic wide spread pain by way of decreasing the chronic inflammation that was occurring in my gut. I suffered from leaky gut syndrome (amongst other illnesses) which a complete change in my daily nutrition regimen and the addition of ‘Olena into my diet, helped turn me around.  My husband planted as much ‘Olena that he could get his hands on so that I would have it fresh all the time. I learned to juice it and drink it straight up (it’s rough but you’ll get used to it), I dehydrated it and made it into tea, or to use in soups and meals. We used it in poultices for numerous injuries and it soon found its place in our Natural Aloha products.

In 2014 when I was the sickest that I had ever been in my life, everything ached; including my muscles. It was then that our Homegrown Body Scrub and Salt Soak was born. This stuff has been called MAGIC by many who use it! IF you have achy muscles from working out, sore feet and legs from standing all day, or dry itchy and scaly skin…..Homegrown ‘Olena works FABULOUSLY! This is no joke! Every time I use it, I am once again AMAZED by how I feel after using it! You can use it as a body scrub to exfoliate, nourish, moisturize, and sooth your skin. Or you can use it as a salt soak to detoxify and rejuvenate your body, and reduce inflammation. Systemic inflammation starts from within, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet is always best! (For more information on an anti-inflammatory diet or for consultation, email naturalalohahi@gmail.com)

Today our ‘Olena can be found, not only in our Homegrown ‘Olena Body Scrub and Salt Soak, but also in our Olenalicious Lip Balm and our ‘Olena Love Lotion. From time to time we are able to provide small batches of our dehydrated ‘Olena for sale.
 

HI Vibration Nation

Natural Aloha was born from my passion to help heal people through natural products, lifestyle choices, and the power of community. All products and gear are close to my heart, designed and created with love.

 

Last year we introduced our Alohalicious Gear that was inspired by our pucker loving lip balm! Our Alohalicious clothing line was received with much love! We are so grateful and happy that we could put a smile on so many faces with our tees, tanks, towels, hats, and visors! Over the course of two years, Alohalicious has grown from the best lip balm, to our fun loving clothing line, into a lifestyle! Alohalicious has become a way of life for us! #bealohaliciousalways

 

Sharing Aloha is a high vibration act and we want to spread high vibrations far and wide! In an effort to share and spread loving vibrations throughout our Islands and beyond, we are debuting our HI Vibration Nation t-shirt brand!!! We are super excited to share this with all of you, and to announce that we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local programs which are in line with our mission to raise the vibrations for our universe! Please share your knowledge with us about any programs, charities, or businesses that provide services that help and nurture people, mother earth, and the universe! At the beginning of each month we will make a donation to our deserving recipient based on the previous months earnings. Please email us at naturalalohahi@gmail.com with your suggestion and include a reason why they are deserving of the donation.

 

Join my mission to live the Alohalicious way and spread Hi Vibrations throughout Hawaii and beyond! #HiVibrationNation

 

Why Should You Choose A Natural Deodorant?

Did you Know?


So many of you already know the benefits of Natural Aloha Pit Balm and have been long time users! We are super grateful for your support, but did you know that Pit Balm can be used for so much more?
You know how fabulous it works on tough armpit odor, but did you know that many use it on their feet and under their sports bra to battle tough odors there? 
Many of our customers write us and share their stories and successes of how they use Pit Balm. It brings us great joy and we are humbled to be able to bring you a clean, nontoxic product that WORKS
Did you know that regular deodorants and antiperspirants contain chemicals such as Aluminum, Steareths, Parabens, Triclosan, Propylene Glycol, and TEA/DEA. This may not scare you, but it should! Each one of these chemicals can cause serious damage to your body and disrupt your body's normal function; prohibiting your body's natural ability to heal. What are these? How do they affect you? 
 

  • Aluminum is a chemical that is used in antiperspirants. Aluminum stops the body from sweating and therefore prevents the body from releasing toxins. It is an estrogen mimicker which may cause hormone imbalance and lead to hypothyroidism, endometriosis, and has been linked to Alzheimers and cancer, as well. Aluminum is not excreted from the body (requires heavy metal detox) and continues to build up in the body over time. It is safe to say that ridding yourself of Aluminum from your deodorant, and other products that you use, is a good idea! 

  • Steareths are used as an emulsifier which keeps the ingredients in deodorants and other body care products from separating. This chemical causes endocrine disruption, developmental/reproductive toxicity & skin irritation. 

  • Parabens are a preservative added to cosmetics. It has many side effect ranging from skin irritation to endocrine disruption. It is linked to learning disabilities, immune system dysfunction, and developmental disorders. 

  • Triclosan is classified as a pesticide. It is used to kill bacteria on your skin. It is known to cause abnormal endocrine system/thyroid hormone signaling and weakening of the immune system. Children exposed to antibacterial products at an early age have an increased chance of developing allergies, asthma and eczema. 

  • Propylene Glycol is a known skin irritant at very low levels. This chemical can cause damage to your nervous system, heart, and liver.

  • TEA/DEA are known carcinogens which have been banned in Europe. They cause damage to liver and kidneys. 

    This is seriously scary stuff! Many, like me, have learned the hard way by getting sick and having to battle our way back to health. Lucky for you we make Pit Balm with just 4 ingredients, which are all safe for your body and in fact every ingredient is edible (but we don't recommend you eat Pit Balm :)) ! Every batch of Pit Balm is made small, hand poured, and aloha infused. 
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