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					                               Silvia Br esso n
  Spring/Summer 2008           Esthetician and Massage Practitioner
  Volume 1, Issue 2            www.silviabr esso n.com
                               330.466.1067



                       Cleaning Green
                       Cleaning products are the leading source of toxic indoor air pollution, according to the
                       Consumers Guide to Effective Environmental Choices, published by the nonprofit Union of
                       Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org). This pollution in your home can lead to a host of problems
                       including difficulty breathing, headaches, dizziness and skin rashes. If you answer yes to even
                       one of the following questions, you may be spreading toxic petrochemicals, which are isolated
                       and derived from petroleum or natural gas, throughout your home. Do you:
My ap olo gi es        Spray surfaces with a chemical antibacterial spray?
for any
incon veni en ce       Use a bleach disc in your toilet?
in con tact in g       Use a dishwashing detergent or multi-purpose cleanser with “bleaching action”?
me. I can b e
rea ch ed by           Use bleach and/or commercial laundry detergents?
em ail at              Spray wet areas with a mildew retardant?
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om                     Use scouring powder to clean sinks?

or                     If you do use any of the above methods to clean your home, you may want to consider some
330.466.1067           natural and effective alternatives that are healthier for your family.

I ho pe th e           For naturally clean laundry, try the following options separately or combined
warm weath er          1 cup Borax or Arm & Hammer Washing Soda to deodorize and enhance cleaning power
is fi llin g you
with joy an d          1 cup plain white vinegar to remove soap residue
optim is m. Let        1 cup hydrogen peroxide for whitening and disinfecting
the
transf orma tion       Wood floors:    cup vinegar and     tsp citrus essential oil with 1 gallon distilled water
of spr in g brin g     Traditional floors: 1 cup vinegar and   tsp essential oil with 1 gallon distilled water
posit ive gr owth
to your lif e.         Grout stains: sprinkle baking soda or Borax on the stain and set with water. Leave over night and
                       then scrub.
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                       Toilets and sinks: Sprinkle with baking soda, spray with vinegar to create foam and scrub.

                       Surface disinfectant: Spray surfaces with hydrogen peroxide then with vinegar and wipe clean
                       (the combination of acid in the vinegar and oxidation of the peroxide disinfects surfaces). Add
                       antibacterial tea tree oil or your favorite essential oil to the solution.

                       Windows and shiny surfaces: Spritz with vinegar and buff dry with a lint-free cloth diaper.

                       Cleaning your home naturally will improve your well-being and probably save you money.
                       To learn more about the dangers of common household cleaners, log onto
                       www.householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov. You can also find nontoxic cleaning and laundry products
                       at www.ecover.com, www.seventhgeneration.com, www.simplegreen.com, and
                       www.citrus2.com.
          With the approach of summer comes sandals, shorts and swimsuits!
 Schedule your essential pedicure to make feet happy using organic and toxin
free products. Waxing services remove hair to get you smooth and worry free
    skin with organic milk and honey. During the months of June, July and
     August evening hours will be limited so schedule your appointment in
                                   advance!



      Horses, a Different Kind of Therapy
As a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the organization NARHA, North American Riding for the
Handicapped Association, I have witnessed the healing power of animals, especially horses, first hand.
Therapeutic riding uses equine oriented activities for the purpose of cognitive, physical, emotional and
social well being of people with disabilities. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of therapy,
education, sport, and recreation and leisure. The 3-dimensional gait of the horse closely simulates the
movement of the human pelvis and is a valuable therapeutic tool. This movement and the warmth of the
horse promote many physical benefits such as increased circulation, relaxation of tight muscles,
strengthening of weak muscles, increase in pelvic & trunk mobility, development of balance &
coordination and improvement in posture. Riding benefits people in physical, psychological and social
ways that are still being explored by the medical field. The bond between horse and rider helps many
individuals overcome challenges in their personal life. To learn more about therapeutic riding visit
www.narha.org . Interested in riding lessons for yourself or a family member? Contact me and my horse.


                                             Let Me Teach You
                                               by Willis Lamm
                               When you are tense, let me teach you to relax.
                        When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient.
                            When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see.
                       When you are quick to react, let me teach you to be thoughtful.
                             When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene.
                          When you feel superior, let me teach you to be respectful.
                    When you are self absorbed, let me teach you to think of greater things.
                             When you are arrogant, let me teach you humility.
                              When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
                                 When you are tired, let me carry the load.
                                 When you need to learn, let me teach you.
                                          After all, I am your horse.
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