Discover the Secrets to Natural Self-Care Success with below tips:
Let’s begin with the mouth. Dental hygiene is the first and most important task to perform as soon as we wake up, along with evacuating our intestines. A thorough dental cleaning routine should include cleaning the teeth, tongue, and gums.
The Ayurveda tradition teaches that during the hours of rest at night, our internal organs actively remove toxins from the previous day. The mouth is one of the areas through which these toxins are expelled. If we consume food or liquids in the morning without first ceremoniously cleaning our teeth and mouth, the toxins will be sent back to our body.
To avoid this, it is advisable to avoid heavy meals at night, boiled vegetables, soups, or fruit. In general, it is highly recommended to consume more alkaline food, which helps the body cleanse itself more efficiently.
The tongue is an organ that expels a large amount of toxins, so it is essential to use a specific tongue cleaning instrument. A toothbrush is not sufficient for this task.
As we age, our gums weaken. To strengthen them, it is recommended to rinse with natural oils such as virgin coconut oil to which essential oils such as clove or mint can be added.
Toothpaste made from natural products or free of toxic components and harmful substances is recommended. Ayurvedic or natural stores have many options to choose from. After brushing, there should be no taste of toothpaste left in the mouth, as we must eat breakfast.
Rinsing with essential oils dissolved in water, such as peppermint, clove, turmeric, or other preferences, is also beneficial. Having a glass jar of the solution in the bathroom is a good solution for freshness throughout the day.
An alkaline diet helps maintain an infection-free mouth and overall good health. Maintaining a balance between alkaline and acidic foods is crucial. Consume more fruits, vegetables, and vegetable juices compared to flours, pastas, and processed foods.
For the eyes, it is recommended to use natural drops to keep them hydrated. Homeopathic drops made from Euphrasia and sea salt, or Ayurvedic drops, are good options. Apply the drops when the eyes feel dry or tired, or when waking up and before going to bed.
To keep the sinuses and respiratory passages clean, use a “neti pot” with a solution of water and 5% Himalayan salt. Neti pots or glasses can be obtained online or in yoga stores. Use the neti pot two or three times a week when waking up, always on an empty stomach. Those with allergies or respiratory infections should use it daily.
Gargling with warm water and a little Himalayan salt is essential to cleanse the throat of toxins. A few drops of essential oils, such as oregano or mint, can also be used in case of throat infections.
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