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Lemon Lime Detox Water

Lemon and lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed. Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Refreshing way to detox our bodies and stay hydrated. Ingredients 2 liters of water 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced 2 limes, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh mint leaves ice Instructions Put mint, fruits and vegetables into a large glass container with a spout Read More...

Fruit for Breakfast Can Completely Transform Your Health

Waking up to half a watermelon drizzled with lime juice is one of the best ways to start your morning. Eating fruit for breakfast will not only make you think clearer, it will help you lose weight and stimulate the digestive tract to energize the body. Eating a clean and light breakfast in the morning is a great way to transition the body from a fasting state to an eating state. Studies have found that consuming a heavy breakfast inhibits fat oxidation throughout the day – these heavy meals often include animal products like eggs and bacon or sausages. A protein-heavy Read More...

Homemade Healing Boo-Boo Cream

Like Homemade Neosporin Ingredients ½ cup olive oil ½ cup coconut oil ⅓ cup dried lavender ⅓ cup dried calendula 4 TB beeswax 1 TB raw honey 10 drops tea tree oil 5 drops lavender essential oil glass jars Step One: In a large pan, combine the coconut oil and olive oil. Allow the coconut oil to melt over low heat. Once melted, add in the dried lavender and calendula. Keeping the heat on low, allow the herbs to infuse for 30 minutes. Step Two: After 30 minutes, prepare a small bowl with a coffee filter (or cheesecloth). Pour the mixture through the filter, filtering out the herbs. With the infused oil in Read More...

10 Benefits of Baking Soda

There is one ingredient in nearly every kitchen cupboard that can do wonders for your hair, skin and body. This inexpensive, multitasking item is nothing but baking soda! In fact, baking soda can help you look your best from head to toe. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. This alkaline substance has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a powerful medical tool effective at combating everything from colds to oral problems to skin issues. Baking soda is effective when used for short periods. However, excessive use Read More...

Sunburn Relief

Symptoms of a sunburn may begin 1 hour to 24 hours after sun exposure and usually reach their peak in 2 to 3 days. Dehydration often accompanies sunburn. Be sure to stay hydrated. Relief: Aloe Vera Gel: a remarkable effective treatment for any kind of burn. Aloe relieves discomfort, speeds healing and also helps to moisturize the skin and relieve dryness. Gently apply a thin layer of Aloe Vera Gel to the sunburned area. Reapply it every hour until the pain is gone. Calendula & St. John’s Wort Salve: apply salve to badly burned areas. These two herbs have antiseptic properties, act as a pain Read More...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

  Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipe Ingredients: 6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops of Lemongrass essential oil 3 Tbsp vodka 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and add water to fill up the bottle. Spray away!! Please make sure you are using therapeutic grade oils. Read More...

Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Many sunscreens are loaded with some seriously questionable ingredients that can induce adverse effects on your skin and body, (i.e., allergic reactions, hormone disruption, and premature aging), and might even increase your cancer risk. There are 17 individual sunscreen ingredients that are FDA approved: 15 of these are clear chemicals that absorb UV light and two are made of minerals that reflect UV light. Of these 15, nine are known endocrine disruptors. Chemical sunscreens don’t sit on the surface of the skin – they soak into it and quickly find their way into the bloodstream. They scatter all over the body without being Read More...