6 Natural Health Supplements For Depression

Natural Health Supplements for Depression

Depression is more that just being sad. There is a huge part of the pharmaceutical industry that is dedicated to the reduction of depression symptoms. I have found several natural health supplements for depression, some work better than others for me and they all have extra benefits beyond anti-depressant qualities. Experiment with some of these and see how they effect you.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a great health supplement for depression. I notice a difference right away when I take it in the morning. The best form of vitamin D is the vitamin D3 supplement. This is a very important vitamin and many of us are deficient. There are few foods that contain it and the main source is from our skin when it is exposed to sunlight.


Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas. The leaves of the moringa tree are the most nutritious part and are commonly used to make powders, teas or oils for the use in natural health supplements. Moringa leaves contain, Protein, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and  Magnesium. The seed pods contain high levels of Vitamin C.


Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is a perennial shrub that grows natively in India, China, Nepal and Yeman. This herb is used in Ayurvedic medicine as natural health supplements to assist the body with healing wounds, reducing stress, depression and anxiety as well as relieving pain and helping with insomnia. Ashwagandha can be found in power/capsule form or as tea.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is also known as Indian Pennywort and is used to naturally treat a variety of disorders including hair loss, psoriasis, anxiety and depression. One of the most popular uses for Gotu Kola is increased brain function and cognition.

Ginger Root

Ginger root is known as a universal medicine in the Ayurvedic tradition. With high levels of vitamin C and amino acids, ginger root helps with digestion, relieving stress, improving circulation, reducing feelings of depression and cancer prevention.


Turmeric is made from the Curcuma longa plant and is a spice that is commonly used in Indian cooking. This spice has some amazing health benefits that include; relief from depression, helps to reduce inflammation, promotes healthy skin, reduces gastrointestinal disorder and helps to naturally treat cancer.

7 Best Supplements For Healthy Living

Why Take Supplements

I am getting to the age where I have to think a little more about my overall health. Vitamins are a great way to help my body get the nutrients that I need. I have found the 7 best vitamins for me. I am an average American male with a reasonably healthy diet and lifestyle so I wanted to find the best way to supplement my diet.

There are so many dietary supplements that it gets a little overwhelming when you start to look at what supplements to take. I found what seems to be the best supplements for average healthy people to take.

Vitamin D

The first one I found is Vitamin D. This is probably the most important supplement that you can take because it effects more than 1000 different genes and is essential for hormones like estrogen, human growth hormone and testosterone. Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins that our bodies can make and we make it using sunlight and cholesterol but most of us don’t get enough of it.

Vitamin D Benefits:

  • can help you sleep
  • increased immune system function
  • decreased inflammation
  • helps with calcium metabolism
  • assists with bone formation

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Magnesium is almost as important as Vitamin D for overall health. One of the reasons that we don’t get enough magnesium is that most available commercial produce is grown in soil that is deficient in magnesium. Magnesium oil spray is a great way to get your daily dose because it absorbs through your skin and it’s one less pill to take.

Magnesium benefits:

  • helps in reducing stress
  • improves heart health
  • can help prevent headaches
  • good for preventing muscle cramps

Vitamin C

The next one I found is Vitamin C. Everyone knows that Vitamin C is great for when you are sick or stressed but it is also a necessary vitamin supplement to take regularly because most of us don’t get enough from the foods that we eat.

Vitamin C Benefits:

  • helps form collagen and connective tissues
  • helps our bodies make antioxidants
  • enhances immune system function
  • can help prevent free radical damage


Vitamin K2

This vitamin is one that I had never heard much about. There is plenty of information about some of the other vitamins but not as much about the K vitamins. There are two types of K vitamins K1 and K2. K1 is found in leafy vegetables like kale and K2 is found in grass-fed animal products like milk or beef.

Vitamin K2 Benefits:

  • helps metabolize calcium
  • helps to prevent heart attacks
  • strengthens bones

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is yet another vitamin that we don’t get enough of unless we are eating lots of liver, hearts or kidneys. I don’t remember the last time I had a good helping of beef heart.

Vitamin A Benefits:

  • helps to form and maintain healthy skin
  • great for your teeth
  • promotes good vision
  • helps build skeletal and soft tissues


Vitamin B12 & Folate

This one I have heard quite a bit about because the typical vegan diet doesn’t supply nearly enough vitamin B12 or Folate and carnivores are typically deficient it in as well. B12 is found in many animal products such as meat, fish and dairy.

Vitamin B12 Benefits:

  • increases immune function
  • maintains nerves
  • helps to regenerates cells
  • protects against dementia


I would never have thought that I even need copper in my body but it turns out that copper is necessary for proper vascular and heart function. You can get this by consuming beef and lamb liver or by taking liver capsules. Copper is also found in dark chocolate, cashews, dark leafy greens and lobster.

Copper Supplement Benefits:

  • helps form red blood cells
  • aids in iron absorption
  • helps keep blood vessels and nerves healthy
  • helps with immune function


So there you have it our 7 best supplements to take for the average healthy person to stay healthy. We would love to know what supplements you take and why.

Bulletproof Coffee Experiment

New Experiment With Bulletproof Coffee

I just read the Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey  and learned a ton about nutrition and some of the food myths that we have been told for years. Basically this diet is about eating lots of good fat which used to be thought of as bad fats, add in some protein and a few carbs. You get to eat butter, red meat, lots of veggies and of course coffee. This is a variation of the Paleo Diet.

The drink that Dave Asprey developed is called Bulletproof Coffee and is a combination of coffee, butter from grass-fed cows and either coconut oil or a coconut extract called MCT which stands for medium-chain triglycerides.

This bulletproof coffee isn’t any ordinary coffee. Much of the big commercial coffee has mold and toxins in it and this can cause a drop in energy and mental clarity after the initial caffeine boost. Bulletproof coffee is a high quality lab-tested product that has no mold and therefore is not inflammatory and doesn’t give you that crash feeling after a couple of hours.

I have never been a fan of cream in my coffee but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this combination of coffee, grass-fed butter and coconut oil tasted really good. I end up adding some cocoa powder to my drink because I like the chocolate flavor.

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Eat Your Fat

I have been told for years by all the nutrition experts that I should limit my intake of fats, especially saturated fats like the ones found in butter if I want to be healthy. Saturated fats are supposed to be a key factor in causing heart disease so you can imagine my surprise when I read this book and was told that the main ingredient in the Bulletproof diet is saturated fat.

It turns out that saturated fat is a necessary element in producing hormones, stimulating the production of bile and building your cell walls. Seems like a pretty important part of a diet to me.

The Joys of Butter

I have always liked the taste of butter but I now know that all butter is not the same. Just like any animal product, the quality of butter depends on the health and wellness of the cow that it comes from. It seems obvious that if you eat butter from a sick cow the butter will have elements of the illness in it. This is why you should only eat butter and any animal product from healthy animals.

Cows only eat grass. If they eat anything else like grains or gummy bears they get sick. Grains and gummy bears are cheaper feed for the cattle and get them nice and fat so that has become the industry standard for cattle feed. Cattle ranchers will give the sick cattle antibiotics to keep them alive and of course the antibiotics are passed into the milk and respectively into the yummy dairy products like cream, butter and yogurt. This is why it is important to only consume grass-fed cow products.

Toxins in Our Food

One of the main concepts of this bulletproof coffee diet is that many of the foods that are commercially available today have molds and toxins in them. These toxins cause inflammation in our bodies which make our immune systems overworked and keep us tired and ineffective. The toxins also get into our brains and slow down the brain functions so you get a foggy feeling.

When you clear your diet of moldy and toxin filled foods you get a huge boost of energy and mental clarity as well as a boost in fat burning. This is the main reason that I am experimenting with the Bulletproof Diet. I would love to feel clear and have more energy every day.

There is much more to this diet than I can cover in a single article and the book has a lot of great information on the science of food and the way your body reacts to what is put in it.

I would love to hear what you think about the Bulletproof Diet and will keep you up to date on my progress.

Healthy Natural Sugar Substitutes

What Are Good Healthy Sugar Substitutes?

Sugar that is added to your has the potential to cause some pretty bad health problems. According to authoritynutrition.com some of these problems include: Tooth decay, liver problems, fatty liver disease, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cancer, weight gain and heart disease.

Don’t despair because there are several natural healthy sugar substitutes available. Real sugar is not bad taken in moderation but the more often you can use alternatives the better your health can be.

According to Dawn Combs, a certified herbalist and author. There are some great healthy sugar substitutes to add to your diet and some not so great.

Agave nectar has a low glycemic index and therefore is believed to help keep blood sugar levels in check and thusly prevent fluctuations in hormones. Worrying solely about the glycemic index of a food is not a good indicator of health. Unfortunately, agave syrup contains the highest fructose amount of any commercial sweetener, even worse than high fructose corn syrup. High levels of fructose create insulin resistance, an even bigger problem than a temporary spike due to sugar intake. Further, agave nectar is mostly produced from Agave americana.

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Some of the natural sugar alternatives that Dawn writes about are:

  • Maple syrup – Great for baking and we like to use it in our oatmeal as well as the lower gluten einkorn pancakes that we love to have for breakfast.
  • Honey – Find local raw honey for an excellent sugar substitute. We use it in our tea and it is great to bake with. Honey baked ham, honey dips and honey in bread is wonderful. I personally like honey for its extra antibacterial benefits.
  • Agave – This is a popular sugar substitute but not always the best choice for healthy eating as it contains the highest amount of fructose that any of the other alternatives. Not my favorite flavor.
  • Coconut sugar – You are probably aware of the benefits of coconut oils and coconut sugar is no exception because of the low fructose content. Make sure you get pure coconut sugar if you choose this alternative .
  • Brown rice syrup – Good if it is . This sugar substitute is mostly used in baking or cooking.

Some other natural sugar alternatives are products made from stevia which is an herb commonly found in Central and South America and is sweeter than sugar without the blood sugar spike. There is however a bitter aftertaste that is a bit like licorice but there are some good products out there like Sweetleaf and Truvia that are good sugar alternatives.

Another healthy sugar substitute is Xylitol. This is not one that I think of as a great alternative because of the way that it is processed. Xylitol is basically processed birch sap. Anything that is processed and hydrogenated I try to stay away from. Also the name makes it sound like a cough medicine.

I like to stick with honey, maple syrup and raw sugar for my sweet tooth because I know where they come from and that the process from nature to the store is very simple.

The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Remember the Chia Pet?

chia petRecently I have been learning more about Chia seeds and what great health benefits that they offer. The Chia seeds come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica and is originally found in South America. The Chia Pet was made with the chia seeds because the seeds sprout so quickly and look great!



Some of the nutrients that you can find in chia seeds are:

  • Vitamins A, C, and E – These vitamins help with skin health, eye health, general immune system function and the absorption of iron.
  • Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc – Your body needs these minerals to function properly. Minerals are important for things like building strong bones and healthy teeth, keeping blood healthy, clear skin, healthy hair, proper nerve function, strong muscle and for turning the food we eat into energy.
  • Chlorophyll, Amino Acids – Amino acids are building blocks for our bodies and are a big part of what makes up proteins.
  • Antioxidants – Antioxidants make our cells healthier by eliminating free radicals.
  • Protein: 20-25% – Proteins are what a large part of your body is made of.

 What to do With Chia Seeds

Juices: I put chia seeds in juices and they expand and have a strange texture like fish eggs. This is because they are mucilaginous. Mucilaginous means moist and sticky basically. When the seed gets wet it absorbs water and forms a little gel-sack around itself so it can be independent of surrounding conditions because it has all the moisture in needs to sprout. Pretty cool!

Baking: Chia flour that is made from the seeds is great to bake with. It can take the place of the gluten that is found in wheat or eggs as it is a great binding element. The whole seeds are excellent for baked goods that need some texture such as muffins, cookies and nutty breads.

Topping: I like to add chia seeds to my morning bowl of oatmeal or yogurt and granola. It gives it a nice texture and is a great start to a healthy day.

Smoothies: I use chia seeds in smoothies in the same way as I put them in juices but I don’t notice the fish eyeball texture as much because you have the fibrous parts of the smoothie ingredients.

 Sprouting Chia Seeds

Microgreens are incredibly good for you and chia is a very easy to grow and sprout. You can learn how to sprout chia seeds at The Happy Raw Kitchen blog. Microgreens are a great addition to salads, as a topping for your veggie burger or to add potent nutrients to a juice or smoothie.

I enjoy sprouting because the time it takes to see results is very short so you can use the sprouts right away. Some of the other microgreens that are great for sprouting are:

  • arugula
  • broccoli
  • buckwheat lettuce
  • flax
  • garlic chives
  • kale
  • mustard greens
  • sunflowers
  • turnips

Chia for Athletes

The secret ingredient for athletes, especially runners, was revealed in the book Born to Run. According to the book, chia seeds were a dietary staple of the Tarahumara Indians and gave them what appeared to be almost supernatural endurance.

Chia seeds can help with sustaining energy, reducing dehydration, inflammation reduction, joint pain, weight loss and exercise recovery acceleration. These are all important to both the professional and amateur athlete.


Adding chia seeds to your diet can help keep you healthy and give you energy and many of the nutrients that you need to have optimum health. We would love to know what you think about chia seeds and how you use them in your diet. Please leave your comments below.


VonShef Ice Cream Maker Review

Our New Ice Cream Maker

We recently purchased a VonShef ice cream maker model #13/049. I have wanted an ice cream maker for quite a while and had been doing research on them.

I was given an Amazon gift card in the amount of $25.00 for some project I had completed at my job so I was trying to stay within that low price range. I know you get what you pay for and was worried about the quality of buying an ice cream maker for less than $50 but I have been extremely happy with this little machine!

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It is a cinch to put together, take apart and clean with only 4 parts to deal with! This little machine is also just that… little. I was reluctant to purchase any of the bigger machines because I don’t have room for another big appliance. I do keep the machine out on my counter now and it takes up less space than a blender.

It comes with an easy to understand owners manual that gives great hints and some very good basic recipes to get you started. You can make ice cream with any type of milk or cream, frozen yogurt, gelato or sorbet.

Here are some pictures of a mixed berry coconut milk ice cream I made that was divine.

We use our machine at least 2 times a week now and I am pretty sure that the newness won’t wear off soon!


  • Removable double isolation bowl
  • 1.25 Quart capacity
  • Extra Large Ingredient Funnel
  • Detachable accessories for easy cleaning
  • Anti skid rubber on bottom of the unit
  • Motor with left and right motion
  • Reversible thermostat built in the unit


  • Small
  • Not great for parties

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Warning: One thing that I overlooked was the warning about not using a metal utensil to get the ice cream out. You will scrape it up if you use a metal spoon or scoop!


I love controlling what I put in my body. The ability to make treats that are healthy and gourmet sold me on this little VonShef ice cream maker!  If you are looking for a good quality inexpensive ice cream maker that is small this one is great!

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Coconut Oil For Your Life

Coconut Oil

The coconut oil benefits are many. Today I will explain how we use it in our lives and how you can too.

Coconut Oil Benefits For Your Mouth and Teeth

So the news going around lately is about coconut oil benefits and how great it is. I’m sure you have seen it. You see posts about coconut oil and oil pulling and how wonderful it is for your body. Well I jumped on the band wagon with the oil pulling and got results right away with a much healthier mouth.

With just a few swishes I was seeing results and so were others. Strangers were asking me where do you get your teeth whitened! My gums stopped bleeding when I flossed and this may sound strange but my tongue even felt different. It felt clean and hydrated. I wasn’t as worried about having bad breath when talking with someone up close, loving garlic too much for that fear to be completely eliminated though.

Reading up on coconut oil benefits became a past time for me since I was so enamored by the results it gave my mouth. I am doing an oil pull maybe two times a week for fifteen minutes, twenty minutes is recommended but I am working my way there. It all started with an oil pull for my teeth now I am seeing all the benefits and it makes me want to live where the coconut palm grows!

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Coconut Oil Diet for your Heart and Waist

Coconut oil is a gift of nature that I am taking another step into by ingesting it on a daily basis. I have cooked with coconut oil quite often over the years. Using it as a butter substitute in baking and sautéing vegetables. I use it in a tropical granola that’s out of this world, I just haven’t taken a spoon and eaten it raw, the thought never crossed my mind.

The heat from cooking changes the chemistry of the food, so it makes sense to have a little spoonful of raw coconut. The biggest concern that raw foodies have is killing the nutrients in food by heating it which makes sense to me. Some nutrients can not survive being cooked. I am not a food chemist or nutritionist, but I do stick to the oils that are cold pressed, raw, unrefined, virgin and organic. Look for these labels for the most healthy options.

Some people don’t like the raw coconut smell but I love it, it makes me feel like I am on a tropical vacation but there are some options out there with less aroma. A product I am really excited about is Health Supports Coconut Oil Diet supplement. I know it makes sense to have a teaspoon of oil but I am finding these soft gel capsules are a bit easier to take for me.

There is some developing research that shows that taking coconut oil 10ml three times daily could reduce waist size after 1-6 weeks of use. – Score! – Sleek waist for me. Belly fat is proven to be not healthy for your heart so I am all on board for this reason alone.

Dietary use of coconut oil is linked to increased high-density lipoprotein which is HDL or your “good “ cholesterol. Coconut oil also gives you a boost of energy which is great for your heart and waist.


Coconut Oil For Your Skin

Another one of the Coconut oil benefits is that it is a great moisturizer for your skin. How does it work? What makes it so beneficial for our skin?

If we look at the composition of coconut oil we see that it has saturated fats, which are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When you apply it to your skin these fats help retain the moisture content of the skin. It puts a protective layer that prevents loss of moisture through the pores but being a good fat it does not clog the pores or your arteries. Ingested regularly it puts a nice healthy layer of fat deposit under your skin, giving your skin a plump, smooth even tone and reduces the appearance of pores.

Another set of components of coconut oil are the three fatty acids capric, lauric, and caprylic acid. The abilities of this little trio is that they disinfect and are antimicrobial, so when applied to the skin it can protect against infections. Our skin is the biggest organ of our bodies and our first defense against microbial infections.

Coconut oil is rich in protein and skin needs protein for rejuvenation of cells and tissue repair. One of my favorite things to do other than just putting it on my skin straight up is to make some lovely homemade skin scrubs. Add some high quality sea salts to the oil and you can get a great exfoliation scrub that all skin needs. This keeps your skin hydrated, protected and the old cells sloughed off and gives your skin a healthy glow.

Coconut oil doesn’t go rancid which is a great property for any skin care product to have especially homemade beauty products. Over the last year I have been using a sea salt coconut oil scrub on my feet where I have had problem areas of cracks in my heals, followed up with coconut oil whipped cream after. My feet are so much healthier now, this is also how I discovered my doggie loves coconut oil too!


Coconut Oil Benefits for your Pets

Yes my dog was a pest when I started putting coconut oil on my feet. She wouldn’t leave me alone and desperately wanted to lick my feet. I don’t care for a dog that licks and I didn’t know if it was okay for her to ingest it so I would shoo her away from me. Her persistence made me find out whether or not coconut oil was okay for dogs. Come to find out it is great for pets! We actually include coconut oil in her diet now too!

Coconut oil does everything for our pets as it does for us. I still don’t let my dog lick my feet but she gets her daily dose mixed in with her food and she always picks around and eats that first! Her coat is softer and she sheds less now, it actually has deodorized her too. As she gets older it will give her more energy and keep her ligaments healthy.


Coconut Oil in Daily Life

You can find so many healthy uses for coconut oil. I believe that The Wellness Mama has a great article of 101 ways to use coconut oil, even the medical community at WebMD has information about coconut oil benefits in your life. These are just a few ways we have incorporated coconut oil into our happy healthy lives.

We at Happy Healthy Living really believe in what we share and hope it brings to those that read and visit us more potential for their happiness and health in their lives.

Happy Healthy Henna Hair

Henna Hair Color

Being the managing partner at Happy Healthy Living has been very rewarding  and looking happy and healthy is part of the adventure, that’s why I like henna hair color.

Before Henna

before henna

It all started last Hallowed Eve when I was throwing together some kind of costume for John & Cynthia’s bash. I was low on funds so I went and bought a very inexpensive long red hair wig. That evening at the party several of my good friends said that my hair should be that color.

I looked back at the posts of pictures and really liked seeing my hair red like that. I had been thinking seriously about going natural, I had been bleaching and putting chemicals in my hair for decades. Not the healthiest choice for sure, especially for a cancer survivor! There are chemicals in hair dyes that have proven to promote cancer. My hair before henna hair color was always up because it was unhealthy looking when I wore it down.

Then came the decision to stop using chemicals in my hair, it wasn’t overnight that is for sure. It’s funny how vanity plays a part in your decisions. I had never researched what hair dyes were doing to me as I happily plunked down into the salon chairs and spent a few hours looking and probably smelling like an alien! I didn’t really want to lose my young appearance (forever 49) by just letting the white hair show so I did research on Henna and made the jump to being a red head. It’s not just a stamped on color from a box either, the henna blends with my hair naturally giving me depth, highlights and my own personal hue of red and as my hair comes in more gray/white my hair takes on a beautiful highlighted look.

Henna Science

First I did some research and found out a lot about Henna and its benefits. Henna has been around thousands and thousands of years. It is a small flowering tree or bush and its Latin name is Lawsonia inermis. For over 6,000 years Henna has been used to dye hair.

This little bush or tree was used in ancient Egypt on the hair of mummies. The history of henna touched all humanities timeline going in and out of style. Famous painters in the 1800s painted their maidens with long flowing red hair. Closer to our times in the 50s the famous Lucille Ball was all a fire with her red locks. The 60s brought a interest in eastern culture and henna and Mehndi was popular with the young generation. Traditionally it has been used in ceremonies, healing arts and celebrations. Its health properties are not to be over looked either.

I found Henna Hair Color actually changes your hair when its applied. Unlike chemical dyes that can strip you hair like a bleach which makes it weaker, henna actually penetrates the hair and binds with the keratin (protein) gives it strength. I have also read other medical studies on the benefits of lawsonia inermis. I made a little drawing of how the henna works on a strand of hair, elementary for sure but it gives you an idea.

After Henna

Being red makes me extremely happy, it has changed my outlook most definitely. The joy I have from going red has made me very grateful. I am grateful for the lovely compliments I receive almost daily on the color of my hair. The health of my scalp and the strength of my hair is changing too and confidence seems to be rising in me as my hair is a shiny red now.

I feel more grounded and yes hippie comes to mind. My family and friends joke about my hippie ways but it resonates and reinstates me with me. I feel joy, happiness, beauty, love, abundance, grounded and healthy! I want to share what this has done for me and encourage you to make steps towards your  Happy Healthy Living too!

Here are the steps I took:

Gathered Ingredients

  • 2-100 ml boxes of Pure Henna (Depending on your hair length) Mine is a bit past my shoulders
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (organic)
  • 1/2 fresh juiced pineapple (organic)
  • 4 bags of Orange Vanilla Cream Rooibos organic tea
  • Warm filtered water approximately 2 cups
  • gloves
  • plastic bag or cap
  • knit beanie hat
  • old towel
  • news paper for your floor
  • bottle of inexpensive conditioner


First I gathered my hair from a brush, a good size ball. I did a test batch and dyed that ball of hair to see what it would do. This part should not be skipped! You should always do this a week before and watch the ball of hair oxidize to see if the color is what you are wanting. There is no going back, henna is permanent as you see from the diagram above your hair protein actually changes.

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Depending on the henna hair color you choose you don’t have to mix in all the extra ingredients. I had fun choosing mine and was very pleased with the result. I warmed the water and steeped the tea, mixed all the ingredients into a paste like consistency in a glass bowl and covered it. I found a warm place to set it over night to let the dye be released. The paste will be darker in color and you will see a red tint. You then give it a stir when you are ready to apply.henna paste

This will make a mess! For my first application I had my boyfriend apply it to my hair so there wouldn’t be any missed spots. We started from the bottom and worked to the ends of my hair covering each section with a heavy layer of paste and gently massaged it into each section. I piled it all on top of my head and put a plastic cap on then a trusty knit black hat. I went to bed and slept for a good 8 hours – by then the henna had been in my hair for about 10-11 hours.

I had read in other posts that a cheap bottle of conditioner really helps with washing out the henna. I found that to be true. That was definitely a helpful hint. I don’t need to use conditioner anymore unless I am putting henna throughout my whole head of hair, but when just doing the roots a nice long warm but tepid rinse works fine for my hair.

Long Term Henna Resultshenna red hair color

My hair is in much better condition now one year later. The color my hair has become is a lush deep red, with highlights of brighter reds probably from the gray and white hair. There really isn’t fading with henna, the sun will lighten the color though. l have seen faded red heads before from chemical hair dyes and it’s not attractive. Its been a year since my first application of henna and my hair has never faded or looked dull. I have happy, healthy and shiny henna hair now. Thank you for checking this out and I hope it was helpful.

I would love to hear what you think about henna hair color.

The Amazing Avocado a Healthy Choice

Avocado Uses and Health Benefits

Learn How To Prepare an Avocado Here!

Avocado Facts:

  • The avocado is part of the berry family.
  • Botanical name – Persea Americana
  • Also known as: Alligator pear, vegetable butter, butter pear
  • There are over 80 varieties of avocados.
  • 90% of US avocados are grown in California

Why are avocados so healthy?

  • High in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals
  • Lots of potassium, twice the amount of a banana.
  • They have very little sodium and are low in fructose
  • Provides good monounsaturated fats
  • Helps to maintain good cholesterol levels
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Helps you absorb fat soluble nutrients

Let us know if you like the Avocados as much as we do! Leave your comments below.


5 Home Grown Medicinal Plants

There are many medicinal plant that you can grow at home. We have chosen 5 that we like and that have multiple universal uses. Our Happy Healthy Living garden has all of these.

Top 5 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow At Home

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