I’m a vitamin fiend. If you tell me something is good for me, I will probably try it out sooner or later. I don’t find everything works for me but I hold on tight to the ones I believe in. Despite all appearances, this is a supplement. I was reading up on things that help with relaxation and sleep. Magnesium is apparently a very important factor – and one that we are usually quite lacking in. The problem is that we can absorb very little from taking an oral supplement. It is actually much easier for our bodies to absorb it transdermally.
Here are four reasons you should be adding this supplement to your list:
1) Sleep more easily at night. Apply before bedtime for the best results.
2) Cultivate your inner calm. Stress is a factor for nearly everyone and magnesium helps to keep it at bay.
3) Aids in Vitamin D absorption. Everyone in the Northern Hemisphere should be concerned about
their vitamin D levels right now and magnesium helps ward off the dreaded SAD.
4) Help to reduce with muscle pains, cramps and spasms.
I’ve been using this for a while so I take a tiny bit and rub it into my feet at night before bed. But be warned. Since it is a mineral it will sting like crazy if you happen to get it into even the smallest open cut. Since reading up on it again though, I’ve found that others use it in all sorts of ways. Some dilute it and spray it all over their bodies daily. Others use it as part of a foot soak and others even use it as a deodorant. I haven’t tried these but the body spray sounds intriguing.
A large bottle runs about $25 here in Canadia but I’m sure you can find better deals out there. Or try the gel version if you get the feelings about oils. Buy it here.
Sometimes even a habitual wearer of black (like myself) needs a switch up. Navy is one such suitable substitute that feels perfect at this time of year. I used to get confused by navy but now I just go ahead and mix it with black for the best results, especially for evening. I very much like how it is shown here, mixed in with everything concert tees and black turtlenecks. It’s beautiful but not too out there – the perfect choice for your fancy December parties.
My parents had a bunch of macrame wallhangings in the house when I grew up and I absolutely hated them. They were a leftover from the seventies and they were not up to my very discerning design sensibilities as a child (and yes I was a weird kid). But as they say everything old is new again and these days I am rather enraptured by the idea of wallhangings. And why not? I love texture and geometric patterns. Plus textiles offer something that something like a photograph does not: a sort of tactile warmth. Wallhangings are not yet mainstream though I bet that’s about to change. Will these spark an outbreak of macrame crafts like in the seventies? Hopefully not! That way these pretties will still seem unique and interesting for some time to come.
I don’t usually post full Boiler Room sessions on here because why….I don’t know. They’re too long maybe? Anyway. This one I find to be exceptional. The music and setting are both intensely gorgeous. Watch it, transport yourself to some beyond cool party on a rooftop in Brooklyn and dream of warm summer nights.