Category Archives: Skin

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 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...

9 Holistic Remedies You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet

Concerned about overuse of prescription meds? Wary of ingredients in over-the-counter cold medicines? Pharmacy sections are being stocked with more and more natural remedies that can provide gentle yet effective relief for everyday ailments. The sheer number of holistic healthcare products that line your pharmacy’s shelves can be overwhelming! Stock your medicine cabinet with these holistic health remedies and rest assured that the next time you feel a cold coming on, your child falls off her bike or you have trouble sleeping, you’ll have just the thing on hand to ease your ills. You’ll find most of these products at Read More...

Skin Brushing

Skin Brushing & Cleansing Regular bathing and washing will not remove the layers of dead skin. It takes a gentle and light abrasion on the skin when it is dry to rid the body of the dead unwanted skin. The dead layers need to be peeled away so the skin will be able to breathe and live properly. This is what is referred to as dry skin brushing. Acne, pimples, excessive dryness or oiliness can all be greatly helped by this activity. It increases rapid cell production beneath the surface of the skin. It is considered the same body stimulation as Read More...

What is Vegetal Silica?

Miracle Choice Vegetal Silica is a unique blend that addresses and restores multiple functions of the body. Silica is a naturally occurring element in the body that is vital for maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails, and bones. It is needed in the production of collagen and contributes to thickness and elasticity of the skin. Silica also plays an important role in the health of arteries and the cardiovascular system. Miracle Choice Vegetal Silica is nature’s solution for symptoms of calcium depletion. Whatever our age, we all need silica. It is vital for ligaments, tendons and bones. Silica is regarded as one of nature’s building Read More...

How to Make & Use Non-Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly (commonly referred to by the brand name Vaseline) has been around since the 1870s and is an FDA-approved over-the-counter skin protectant, widely used in cosmetic skin care. However, some doctors believe this petroleum-based product is potentially harmful because it can be difficult for your body to eliminate, sometimes causing toxic buildup in various organs. (more…) Read More...