sand and stones

Starting a new year is like opening a beautiful book filled with blank pages. It’s a great time to reflect on what you want to keep in your life and what you need to get rid of. Here’s a New Year challenge: Clean up your act. Purge – your mind, your cupboards, your diet, your emotions and your life. Get rid of stuff, simplify, pare down.

I am not just talking about excess clothes, furniture, trinkets and junk, I am also referring to the intangible nonsense we all tend to accumulate that clutters up our lives. If you think about it, decluttering is the secret to a happier, healthier life. You can look at just about any area, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual and see the value of getting rid of the dross that weighs you down.

Dump the toxins

Our bodies are great at detoxification but there’s a limit to what they can handle. Skip the chemicals in personal care products like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and make up and in cleaning materials. Making your own natural alternatives is surprisingly easy, cheap and very rewarding.

Avoid toxins in food like preservatives, additives, colourants, flavourings, MSG, tartrazine, GMOs and anything you can’t even pronounce. Bin all those refined oils and replace them with coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil and macadamia oil – your brain and body will love you for it.

Get rid of toxins like criticism, judgement (of self and others), regret, anxieties, worries, guilt and even toxic people – none of these things are helpful, so clear them out. Anything or anybody that does not bring you joy has no place in your life.

At Marvel Oils, we embrace the simple, the natural and the healthy – so here’s to a New Year of more with less.