Friday, August 31, 2012

Clean Green: All-Purpose Disinfectant

All Natural Furniture Polish Enlightened Lotus Wellness

Clean Green Recipe

To continue our Clean Green series here are my recipes for all-purpose disinfectant and glass cleaner.

All-Purpose Disinfectant

  • 2 tsp. borax
  • 4 Tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid Castile soap
  • 3 cups water
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil (Adds to the disinfecting power but if you don't care for the scent, opt for lemon or lavender)
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle, water first, followed by the remaining ingredients. Shake well.
Directions for use: Spray area to be cleaned, let sit for a few minutes, wipe clean. Viola!

Glass Cleaner

  • 1/2 tsp. castile soap
  • 3 tbsp. white distilled vinegar
  • 2 cups water
Mix all ingredients in spray bottle. The castile soap is to help dissolve any buildup you may have on your glass from commercial cleaners, you can leave it out after the first bottle if you would like. Use as you would normal glass cleaner.

I hope you are enjoying the Clean Green series, we are going to discuss laundry next, all natural detergent and fabric softener, two of my favorite clean green products! Until then, Happy Cleaning!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clean Green: All Natural Furniture Polish

Clean Green Recipe

This is the first recipe in our Clean Green wellness challenge #4 series, All Natural Furniture Polish. If you have gathered your Clean Green supplies, all you will need to make this recipe is:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. white distilled vinegar
  • 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
Pour all ingredients into spray bottle, Shake well before using.

**Note: I have used this product on my dining room table made of rubber wood since I bought it without any problems, but I advise you test this out on your wood on an inconspicuous area first, since I am not going to replace your furniture if this does something funky to it. I do not foresee that happening but I have to put it out there.
Tomorrow will be the recipes for all-purpose disinfectant and window cleaner…Happy Cleaning!
Have you started wellness challenge #4 yet? You can start any of our wellness challenges, in any order, they are designed as easy ways to start incorporating more wellness into your life, Get Started! Be Well!
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Wellness Challenge #4: Clean Green!

Do You Clean Green?

Green cleaning has been gaining in popularity, and for good reason, it is good for your health & wellness, your wallet, and the environment. If you haven't jumped on the green cleaning bandwagon yet, let this awesome infographic give you some inspiration...
Switching to homemade green cleaning products may be somewhat overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it and settle into a routine, you can make an array of products with minimal time and effort. Once I ran out of my commercial cleaning products, I went green and never looked back! Thankfully all the products work wonderfully and with the use of essential oils you can customize the scent however you would like.
Whenever you are ready to Clean Green here is everything you will need:
With the above ingredients you can make your own laundry soap, all purpose disinfectant spray cleaner, dish soap, furniture polish, fruit & veggie spray, window cleaner, fabric softener, and a scouring cleaner (aka comet). So go get your supplies and meet me back here, it is time to CLEAN GREEN! I love to hear your feedback, leave a comment! If you have questions about your current cleaning products or you want a natural alternative to what you are using, let me know, I am here to help! :) 
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Infographic Source: (by Column Five Media.) Browse more Health infographics.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why You Need A Wellness Program

Are You Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired?

Wellness is a persons’ greatest asset.  We understand that illness, stress, poor nutrition, and lack of satisfaction directly affect wellness. We are passionate about providing exceptional service to our clients by promoting healthy lifestyles and inspiring change through awareness, education, and motivation. We leverage ancient wisdom with the latest science-based research to develop wellness programs that yield positive results.  Our wellness programs are available in a variety of formats so you can choose to engage online, by phone, or if you are in the Denver Metro area, face-to-face. So if your sick and tired of being sick and tired, Let us help!
Health & wellness are personal, so we don’t take a one size fits all approach. We offer wellness programs custom tailored to your individual needs and expectations. You work with your personal  Wellness Consultant to set personal wellness goals in the continued effort of facilitating positive lifestyle change. Our personal, multifaceted programs are designed to address the spectrum of needs our clients may have in their pursuit of wellness.

I feel fine, I don’t need a wellness program…

You may feel fine today, but research shows, only 1 in 20 adults consistently engages in the 5 most important wellness behaviors:
  1. Regular physical activity
  2. 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables
  3. Moderate drinking
  4. Non-smoking
  5. Healthy levels & types of fat intake
So if you feel fine now, but are not engaging in the above wellness behaviors, you are putting yourself at increased risk for health complications and disease. Learning your own personal risk factors and how you can minimize these risks is included in every one of our wellness programs.
Statistically it has been shown that for a sample of 100 working adults:
  1. 50 people will have a risk factor for moderate stress
  2. 35 people are at least 20% overweight
  3. 30 people will be smokers
  4. 25 of these people will have cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol
  5. 10 people will have high blood pressure
Most, if not all, of the above conditions can be reduced or prevented with lifestyle or behavior modification. In 2007, the US spent $2.26 trillion on healthcare, or $7,426 per person. In 2009, the US spent $8,047 per person on healthcare. Health insurance costs are rising faster than wages or inflation, and medical causes were cited by half of all bankruptcy filers in the US (2001).  Despite the fact that 75% of all healthcare costs are for the treatment of chronic conditions, many of which are preventable, the majority of healthcare spending goes to diagnosis and treatment of disease and only a very small percentage (5%) is spent on prevention.  Invest in your wellness now or spend money on your healthcare later, the decision is always up to you. You can avoid unnecessary health problems, let us show you how. You don’t need to learn how to live a new life, you need to learn how to incorporate simple healthy behaviors into your lifestyle, in a way that works for you and that you can continue for the rest of your life.
Research shows, two-thirds of the US population is overweight or obese, which increases the risk for diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood cholesterol, stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints), and sleep apnea or other breathing problems. Learning the basics of nutrition and eating a “real food” diet can make vast improvements to the way you feel and the level of your personal wellness. Health does not come in the shape of a pill. Enlightened Lotus Wellness does not sell supplements or advise our clients to take any kind of synthetic product. We are not trying to sell you a program that only works if you buy our product, we want to help you learn practical solutions for your life so that  you can live a happy, healthy and well life long into the future.  We focus on preventable conditions that will have the greatest impact on your personal wellness. Our assessments help recognize your  readiness to change the behaviors that impact your health and wellness while helping you explore the available options and what is meaningful and important to you.
Let us help you find your personal wellness. Often the path to improved health & wellness advances by small steps that build to bigger change.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Just in time for Back to School-Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe

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If you would like a healthy alternative to the popular frozen breakfast waffles, our whole wheat pancakes recipe is for you. My favorite feature of this recipe is that it freezes well and is a great breakfast for the mornings when you are pressed for time.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

6 Servings


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. unrefined sea salt
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 tbsp. grapeseed oil
1/2 tbsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground coriander seed
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg


pancake dry

Stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside
Pancakes wet mix

In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until well blended; add to dry ingredients
Stir mixture until blended, batter may be lumpy
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Cook in a preheated pan, I add 1 Tbsp. coconut oil but only initially, I do not add anymore.
Cook pancakes until bubbles form and edges start to dry. Flip and cook until lightly browned.
Serve with pure maple syrup or raw honey, accompanied by fresh fruit for a healthy start to the day.
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Nutritional Info:
1 Serving
Calories 259
Total fat 8.0 g
Saturated fat 2.0
Trans fat 0.0
Cholesterol 61mg
Sodium 444mg
Total Carbs 36.8
Fiber 1.2g
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 8.8g
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 18%
Iron 13%
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Mission

Our mission is to change the way the world approaches wellness by promoting healthy lifestyles and providing engaging personal experience of uncompromising quality and exceptional service at both the organizational and individual levels. We use a holistic approach in our commitment to helping clients attain and maintain extraordinary wellness, body, mind, and spirit. We believe in inspiring change through awareness, education, and motivation.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Juicing Inspiration

A-Z of Raw Indredients for Juicing Infographic

For all you juicers out there, I found this info-graphic to give you some inspiration. We all have our go-to favorites but eating a variety a fruits and veggies in all colors ensures that we are getting a wide array of vitamins and phytonutrients. Just like your muscles do not get as much benefit if you do not vary your routine, your body loves a variety of nutrients. Do you love juicing? How has juicing benefited your health? Have a story about juicing? Leave a comment! You never  know when sharing your knowledge may change someones life!