My Resources page is a labor of love which began the first day of Empowered Sustenance. While I’ve edited and expanded this page over the years, a few items have been there since nearly day one. I’m discussing those wellness essentials today, and giving them away as well!
Radiant Life is the longest sponsor of Empowered Sustenance, as I’ve worked with them for almost four years now. Their website offered many of the tools which helped me start my journey to health. This giveaway is generously sponsored by them. As always, it is my strict policy to only share content that reflects my genuine experience and I only recommend products from companies that meet my high standards for integrity.
Today, I’m sharing a giveaway with three of my favorite wellness products from Radiant Life.
What it is: Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel, a highly-absorbable topical magnesium supplement.
Why I love it: Did you know that many individuals are highly deficient in this crucial mineral? Some alternative health practitioners believe up to 90% of the American population lacks adequate magnesium. That’s not surprising, given sugar and stress quickly deplete magnesium. Unfortunately, most oral magnesium supplements are not well absorbed due to compromised digestion, the form of the magnesium, and the resulting side effect of loose stools (source). Magnesium gel delivers the mineral directly into your bloodstream.
I recently converted from magnesium oil to this magnesium gel, due to the ease of application. It doesn’t drip, I don’t waste any product, and I can be more precise with application.
Magnesium gel uses:
- Use once or twice daily.
- If you have sensitive skin, apply magnesium gel to areas of more adipose tissue. I experience a slight tingling when I apply magnesium gel to the inside of my knees and elbows. I prefer to apply it to areas such as thighs, hips and belly where the skin isn’t as thin. However, many people have no tingling wherever they apply it.
Don’t apply magnesium gel to legs after shaving – you’ll definitely get an unpleasant tingling sensation.
Dry brushing makes the skin more sensitive to magnesium gel. (Dry brushing is a practice to simulate the lymphatic system and improve skin tone). I avoid dry brushing immediately before using magnesium gel.
Wait at least 30 minutes before showering or bathing after applying magnesium gel, to ensure that the magnesium has absorbed into the skin and will not be rinsed off.
Muscle cramps? Immediately reach for your magnesium gel! Frequent muscle cramps often disappear with long-term magnesium gel use. But immediate application of magnesium gel can help instantly reduce a muscle cramp.
- Many people find magnesium gel to be an effective deodorant. Let me warn you from experience, however, not to apply it right after shaving your armpits… it will sting.
What it is: The Earthing™ Mat, a super lightweight, travel-friendly rubber mat that plugs into an outlet. It generates the same electromagnetic charge as the earth.
Why I love it: Imagine the last time you kicked off your shoes and walked barefoot on a sandy beach or plush meadow. Do you remember that deep sense of rejuvenation that permeated your body? You can largely credit the earth’s electromagnetic energy for that feeling. Skin-to-earth contact allows the beneficial negative ions generated from the earth to flow into our bodies, and this skin-to-earth connection has been shown to reduce stress hormones.
As someone who is tied to my computer for a large portion of the day, I believe my earthing mat prevents (or at least greatly reduces) my computer burnout. I notice a deeper grounded energy when using it, and am less susceptible to computer-fried-brain.
How to use it: Your earthing mat (with or without the included cloth cover) must be in contact with bare skin. I place my earthing mat under my feet while working at my standing desk. I often sleep on it, as well.
Chlorine Shower Filter
What it is: The New Century Shower Filter, an attachment to your shower head which eliminates 90% of chlorine from your bathing water.
Why I love it: Did you know that chlorine in your shower water is absorbed via inhalation and the skin? Chlorine is a poison to human beings. But also a widespread disinfecting agent used in tap water. While disinfecting tap water is necessary to reduce disease, I do not believe it should be necessary to dose myself on a daily basis with this toxin. Along with filtering my drinking water, I use a New Century shower filter to remove it from my bathing water.
While I’m protecting my health with this filter, I’m also improving my skin and hair! As soon as I began using a shower filter, I noticed a significant different in the softness and shine of my hair. Further, my skin didn’t feel as moisture-stripped after showering.
How to use it: It fits almost all shower heads and screws on between the pipe and the shower head. It’s that easy!
Wellness Essentials Giveaway – 3 winners!
3 winners will each receive the following, a $160 value:
- Earthing Mat with removable cover ($59)
- Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel, 8 0z ($39)
- New Century Shower Filter ($62)
Use the widget below to enter the giveaway, which is open through February 25th.
I’ve been absolutely dying to try earthing mats but I could not afford one right at the moment I’d also adore to own a chlorine filter and the magnesium shower gel!
Thank you, Lauren, for a wonderful giveaway. I would love an earthing mat – I bought one for my parents and would like to own one, too!
I am one of those people who is very deficient in Magnesium. I take daily supplements, but have never tried the gel so I am very interested in this product.
The magnesium gel sounds awesome! I can’t wait to try it! I’m definitely going to leave my shoes behind when I garden, too! The mat would be great for working indoors.
I’ve heard of earthing mats but haven’t tried one. I would love to have one! The chlorine filter would also be great for me because I have fibromyalgia and I’ve heard that chlorine can make symptoms worse. I use magnesium oil daily, but would be interested in trying the gel too. This is the perfect giveaway for me!
LOVE these! And love Radiant Life! I teach yoga and one of my students has an earthing yoga mat! I would love to get any kind of earthing product as I notice a huge shift in my mood and overall wellness when I have spent time outside. I don’t do it barefoot as often as I might like since I live in the heat of the Arizona desert with all kinds of lovely pokey and bitey things every where! Thanks for all you do Lauren!
I’m very excited about the magnesium gel. I’ve tried the oil before and loved it.
Lauren, you are such an inspiration to me in living a holistic lifestyle. I would love to win the shower filter.
I honestly want to try all these products but I think my first pick is the shower filter. I’ve been wanting to find a product that works and I completely trust all your recommendations! Thanks!
I’m so thankful you and Radiant life are willing to give away these amazing products! I have always fancied myself a chlorine filter, although I have to admit I also adore the other products too!