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Friday, January 2, 2015

Fair Friday-Pink Bath Salts



Today's natural product is really simple and fast to put together.  You will need the following;

1 lb of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt- coarse
10 drops of fragrance or essential oil of your choice.
Pretty jars for packaging

I bought the sea salt on Amazon. Just do a search. If you are a Prime member like me, you can get free shipping on many items.

I also get my essential oils on Amazon.  Fragrance oils I get from Bramble Berry. You can also get fragrance oils from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Just make sure they are for cosmetic use.

Put a cup of the sea salts in a glass bowl.  Add the oil and mix. Package in jars. I used 2 ounce jars which is big enough for one bath. This size made great stocking stuffers.

The pink color is really pretty, no need to add color.  These would be great little Valentine Day gifts.

You can also just open the jar and set in a room to add a nice fragrance to an area.

I used orange and grapefruit essential oil for the ones I made for the holidays.  Sea salt condition the skin.. Citurs oils have an energing effect.

Essential oils also have health benefits. The benefit depends on the oil chosen. For instance lavender essential oil is known to have a calming and is great for a bath before sleep.

As I publish more Fair Friday articles I talk a bit more of the benefit of oils used in the products.

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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 158 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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