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6 Subscription Boxes For Health Nuts

6 Subscription Boxes For Health Nuts

Unless you’ve been running cross country non-stop for the past few years, you’ve likely heard of the latest mail-order fad: subscription boxes. Hobbyists can now have a box of related goodies shipped right to their door on a monthly basis. Subscription boxes take all the guesswork out of shopping around, as they offer samples of products related to a specific interest for the receiver to try out in small doses.

Those looking to start the new year with a healthy kick are in luck. There are many subscription boxes available online that come with a variety of items aimed at building a happier and healthier you. With each one focusing on a different area of health and wellness, there’s something for everyone hidden in each of these boxes.

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Healthy Surprise

Healthy Surprise offers subscription boxes related to snack foods, as well as personal care items. From dried fruits and veggie chips to perfume oil and lip balm, Healthy Surprise’s products are all-natural and don’t contain GMOs or gluten. As the company says on its website, the people at Healthy Surprise “read the labels for you.” All you have to do is enjoy.

Blissmo Breakbox

Blissmo offers GMO-free snacks (along with the option to go gluten-free) that promote healthy choices throughout the day. The snacks in the Breakbox are much healthier alternatives to the donuts and candy bars that plague your office breakroom. Blissmo offers Breakboxes not only for individuals, but also for groups and teams as large as 30 people. The only downside is you won’t be able to convince your boss to let you run to the convenience store down the road for a snack anymore.

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JackedPack

Now for something a little more rugged. The JackedPack offers sustenance for the gym rat in all of us. The snacks offered are filled with vitamins and proteins meant to keep up your strength as you work out, and the accompanying energy drinks help your body recover from an intense session at the gym. Not only will the JackedPack help whip you into shape, but your purchase will also help others in need: portions of proceeds are donated directly to Vitamin Angels, a charity for undernourished children.

Bestowed

Bestowed offers an ongoing supply of healthy snacks and beverages, along with various lifestyle items delivered to your door throughout the month. In addition to snacks and drinks, you’ll receive shampoos, lotions, and balms to help your body feel healthy and clean inside and out. Though rarely offered, you may also find a workout or Yoga DVD in your Bestowed box, as well.

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Craft Coffee

Believe it or not, coffee has some incredible health benefits. The coffee bean is a source of many essential nutrients, including potassium and Vitamin B. Of course, you want to make sure the coffee you’re drinking is the real deal. This is where Craft Coffee comes in. This subscription box allows you to match your preferences and tastes with up to three specific blends each month, and provides instructions for preparations of each separate blend. Just don’t drink up your entire month’s supply in one day…

Yogi Surprise

For those looking to fully embrace the Yoga lifestyle, there’s Yogi Surprise. Like the other boxes on this list, Yogi Surprise offers healthy snacks that won’t bog you down throughout the day. But it also offers tonics, lotions, and facial mists to keep you centered and focused, as well. While most items on this list are consumable, Yogi Surprise offers products such as beads and bracelets that add to the overall mindset of a Yogi. Become one with yourself, and get healthier while doing so!

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Last Updated on January 11, 2021

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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2. Stress Relief

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

3. Improved Sleep

Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

4. Appetite Control

Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

7. Mosquito Repellant

Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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8. Pain Relief

While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

9. The New Anti-Viral

Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

10. Improved Cognitive Function

Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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11. Money Saving

With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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