Article Newsletter Green Community Newsletter - October 2017

Green Community Newsletter - October 2017

In the hustle and bustle of our daily activities, we often neglect the importance of having a quality sleep! Not only it is highly beneficial to increase our level of energy and focus for our activities, quality sleeps also entails important health benefits.

This month, we are exploring healthy and natural way to maximize our shut-eye times! Check out these following articles and recipes:

Articles

  1. How to prep yourself for a quality snooze time
  2. Why is sleep important?
  3. What happens to our body when we sleep?
  4. What causes Insomnia?

 

Recipes of the month

Lavender Infused Water

Because drinking water before bed is key to a quality sleep!

What we need:

  • 2 cups of dried lavender flowers
  • 8 cups of water

* Serves ½ gallon

Steps, steps, steps:

  1. Place your choice of infusing ingredients in a large container with a lid. Top off with the water, secure the lid, and give the contents a good shake.
  2. For intensely flavored infused water, place the container of water in full sun for 5 to 8 hours, depending on how robust a flavor you wish to achieve. The longer you let the ingredients steep, the more intense the flavor. (A glass container is ideal for doing a sun infusion, as the sun’s rays can best penetrate and warm such a vessel. Be warned that the water may take on some of the color of the infusing ingredient.) For mildly flavored infused water, place the container of water in the refrigerator for 5 to 8 hours, depending on how robust a flavor you wish to achieve. The longer you let the ingredients steep, the more intense the flavor.

 

Homemade relaxing lavender handsoap

Perfect addition to your bathroom!

What we need:

  • Container to hold your soap (an old glass jar/mason jar)
  • 6 tbs of unscented liquid Castille soap
  • 2 tbs of vegetable glycerine
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oils
  • 2 drops of sweet orange essential oils (optional)
  • 2 cups of water

* Serves 2 cups

Steps, steps, steps:

  1. In the container, combine the Castile soap, glycerin, and essential oil.
  2. Top with the water and gently mix. Keep at room temperature. You may need to stir to recombine prior to using and when scrubbing messy pots and pans you may need to use a touch more soap.