Bug repellent made from coconut oil works better than DEET, government study says

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Summer nights, sunsets, and… bug spray. Many of you can relate to the seemingly unavoidable mouthful of insect repellent on a beautiful warm evening. Fortunately, there may be a natural alternative according to scientists. For those of you who would rather not spray the artificial chemical laden insect repellents, often containing DEET, you can once…

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Botched Microblading Procedure Leaves Woman with Four Eyebrows

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Long gone are the days of over-tweezing, waxing, and threading. It’s the late 2010’s, baby, and having your eyebrows on fleek means keeping them full and well-shaped. While many women opt to color in their brows with eyebrow pencils on a daily basis, microblading is also a popular choice. But as one Kansas City woman…

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The Ultimate Room-By-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring-cleaning is one of the most relaxing ways to blow off steam. This activity one way to purge your home of negative energies and to let in positive vibes… and it will be clean too, which is helpful for the neat freak in us. All the dirt, dust, specks and lint that may have gotten…

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Natural Homemade Magnesium “Chill Pill” Gummies Great For Insomnia, Anxiety, And Stress

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Experiencing anxiety is more than just feeling butterflies in your stomach. Anxiety can have a direct impact on your overall health, from causing complications in digestion to worsening symptoms of chronic illnesses, and even increasing your chance of dying from a serious disease! (1) It’s understandable to experience anxiety during temporary stressful or overwhelming seasons…

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Natural Evidence-Based Ways to Clear Excess Throat Mucus, Fast

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A feeling excess of mucus in your throat is a highly unfavorable sensation. A buildup can have you feeling as if something is stuck, and the urge to clear your throat can be both persistent and frustrating. In many cases, an infection in the upper respiratory tract may be the cause, however, conditions like allergies,…

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Hydrogen Peroxide Can Help Clear Ear Wax, but what about Ear Infections?

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Hydrogen peroxide is a common disinfectant in the household first-aid kits. It’s widely used in homes to clean floors, toilets, sinks, wash-hand basins and door handles. Mild, 3% concentrations of it can be used to clean cuts and wounds. Due to its powerful antimicrobial properties, hydrogen peroxide is used as a bleaching agent. It’s also…

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Life-changing: Here’s How To Perfectly Freeze Your Avocados

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Avocados are one of those fruits you generally don’t just put in the freezer. They tend to lose their texture very quickly and go miserably soft, just like bananas. And like apples, you can’t cut avocados open and leave them lying around for a few minutes, or put them smack in the freezer like that….

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Top 8 Natural Alternatives For Bleach and DIY Household Cleaner Recipes

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It’s really easy and convenient to just tip the bottle and pour some bleach into cleaning buckets, toilets, tubs, and wash-hand basins, and even on the kitchen counter. Bleach is the general name given to chemical products that whiten and disinfect fabrics and surfaces, removing stains and killing microbial germs. Bleach is super-fast and hassle-free,…

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Cannabis Oil vs CBD Oil: Scientific Differences You Need to Know Before Trying It

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The topic of cannabis (marijuana) has become far less taboo in recent years, but there are still many misconceptions—and fears—about its use as a medicinal plant. Cannabis is still an illegal product in most countries and can be difficult to obtain. More importantly, it is challenging to study. Still, an increasing amount of evidence has…

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How to Use Frozen Lemons: An Easier Way to Harness the Health Benefits

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Most people say ‘When life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. In this post we’ll tell you why we prefer to say ‘When life gives you lemons – freeze them’! Lemons are probably the most versatile and popular type of citrus fruit. There is an incredible amount of hype around this fruit, while a lot…

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Homemade Turmeric & Ginger Iced Tea for Your Heart, Brain, and Cells

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Love iced tea and want to do something great for your health? You can support your heart, brain and each cell in your body with this delicious and refreshing beverage. This is a fantastic way to ensure that your body is getting enough liquids and helps to battle dehydration. If you allow yourself to become dehydrated, which…

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This 6-Ingredient Elixir Can Kill Infections in the Body and Destroy Viruses

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As the temperature drops, the rate of colds and flu skyrockets. You will most likely be a victim of an attack by these pesky germs this cold season. Rather than instantly reaching for store bought cough syrup (make your own instead!), over-the-counter cold pills, or prescription antibiotics, how about downing something a little closer to…

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This 6-Ingredient Elixir Can Kill Infections in the Body and Destroy Viruses

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As the temperature drops, the rate of colds and flu skyrockets. You will most likely be a victim of an attack by these pesky germs this cold season. Rather than instantly reaching for store bought cough syrup (make your own instead!), over-the-counter cold pills, or prescription antibiotics, how about downing something a little closer to…

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Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

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new study from the University of Helsinki showed that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter period of time. Moreover, the study showed that antibiotics used by mothers increased the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are everywhere — including…

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These 10 Essential Oils Can Kill Persistent Lyme Disease

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Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Some essential oils have strong antibacterial properties. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Lyme disease is the most prevalent…

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How to Eliminate Almost All the Plastic and Garbage from Your Shopping Trips

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Imagine if every business had zero waste initiatives? Bring your own mug. Bring your own straw. Bring your own bags. Bring your own jars. Bring your own everything. This may sound tedious, if you’re not used to these habits. However imagine a world where being wasteful was not an option. You always have to bring…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

Pierre Van ZylCancer, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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10 Natural Remedies to Soothe Chronic Pain in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Back

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I’ve had two major surgeries (knee and breast cancer), two wisdom teeth extracted, and one broken rib (mountain biking), so I’ve been given my share of prescription opioids to help with pain management. I don’t like how I feel on opioids, so I always take one dose after surgery, then drop the remainder off at…

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4 Health Benefits of Drinking Okra Water and How to Make Your Own at Home

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Do you like ladyfingers? No, not the delicious and light ones used in make mouth-watering Tiramisu. We’re talking about okra, the nightshade vegetable with the weird texture and finger-like appearance – but don’t judge a book by its cover! Not only is okra an excellent addition to your diet, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for…

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Coconut Oil Pulling: How to Wash Away Plaque and Fight Gum Disease in 7 Days

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Oil pulling is an Indian health remedy that has been claimed to whiten your teeth, improve your oral hygiene, and provide other health benefits. In recent years, as natural remedies have become more widely used, coconut oil pulling has become more popular. In this article, we’re taking a look at how oil pulling works and…

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A Homemade Ghee Recipe That Can Fight Heart Disease, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Inflammation

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Who thought butter could get any butter, I mean better! The vibrant healing fat known as ghee is not only loaded with nutritional properties and health benefits, to top things off, it also has outstanding flavor. Thanks to the ancient healing practice of oleation, you can even use this healthy fat to detox. Yes, that’s…

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How to Make Non-Toxic, Organic Deodorant That Lasts All Day Long

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I’m not questioning your hygiene by writing a post about deodorant. I’m sure you smell lovely! But do you know what isn’t lovely? Endocrine disruptors, potential carcinogens, and a horde of other toxins; many of which are unlisted and hidden behind the “fragranceâ€� ingredient on the label. While there are plenty of conventional personal-care products with man-made…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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You Can Make This Anti-Snoring Jelly in 7 Minutes

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Keep this 4-ingredient Snore Relief Gel near your bedside to open up your sinuses and give you a better night’s sleep. Snoring plagues millions of people and can disrupt sleep for those who share a bedroom with them. While it’s often considered a common annoyance, snoring can be indicative of an underlying sleeping disorder associated…

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How A Dietary Change Became One Woman’s Long Searched For Eczema Cure

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Living with a chronic skin condition isn’t easy and it affects every facet of your life. But just because you were born with a certain condition doesn’t mean you have no control over it. In fact, you have much more control than you may think. One woman with eczema discovered just that after completely transforming…

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your House this Summer (8 Natural Methods)

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Summer is here! That means warm weather, longer days and unfortunately bugs. No one wants to see creepy crawlers running about in their home or have to use harsh pesticides to get rid of them. Pesticides are packed full of chemicals that can harm both bugs and people! They have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s…

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7 Best Health Supplements for Skin

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There are plenty of ways to approach being healthy, from eating right to exercising to reducing stress, there’s no one way that is better than the other and they all compliment each other. These three approaches also affect skin health and we should strive to practice them, but we’re always looking for that extra edge…

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Science Proves This Cabbage Leaf Wrap Will Bring Joint Pain Relief

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I’ll be the first to admit that there are some strange natural remedies out there. Whether it be coconut oil under-eye cream or healing turmeric body scrub, it can sometimes be hard to recognize the good remedy from the bad. That’s why it’s always encouraging to see that research is being done to scientifically prove…

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4 Super Powders You Should to Every Smoothie for Maximal Weight Loss

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Weight loss is something it seems most of the western world is constantly charging after.  There are many tools people use to lose weight, and the effective ones have something to do with nutrition. It has been said before but it is worth repeating – you cannot out-work a bad diet. This is extremely true…

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Get Rid of Ants In Your Home With This All Natural Ant Killer

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Ants may be small but when they start finding their way into your home they can become a big issue. It’s okay to find a few ants in your home every so often but if you begin to see them in swarms, you probably have an ant problem. Before calling pest control it’s wise to…

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How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites

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No one likes mosquito bites, but they come with the territory as summer embarks, especially near areas that contain stagnant water and swamp-like conditions. The simple yet constant itch is annoying enough, but there have been concerns, and for good reason, about much more serious conditions that can occur from mosquito bites. If only there were ways to…

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Lady’s Mantle for Menstrual, Gastrointestinal Relief, and Other Benefits

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Lady’s mantle — it’s such an interesting name for an herb that has so many possible health benefits. What is lady’s mantle used for? Given its namesake, it’s probably not surprising that women use it to help with painful or heavy menstrual periods and menopause symptoms. But this herb is also highly acclaimed for its use in…

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4 Methods to Remove Skin Tags – The Pros and Cons

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Our skin is our largest organ, and it’s the one the outside world gets to see. All of us have dealt with skin issues in our lives, from acne to rashes. There is one skin problem, however, that most of us will inevitably have to deal with as we age – skin tags. Skin tags…

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How to Make a 3 Ingredient Anti-Aging Eye Cream in 1 Minute

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Not enough sleep, allergies and stress will give you tired looking eyes. The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs nightly TLC. Most commercial eye creams are full of fillers and, most of the time, don’t really get the job done. Instead of spending a small fortune on special anti-aging eye creams, make your own…

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