Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars Tired of Takeout? YOU can cook real food simply and easily with meal plans! Meal planning has now been revolutionized! 71.2K 130Google +465 110K 328 Make your own non-toxic homemade sunscreen lotion bars with this easy homemade sunscreen lotion bar recipe. Why a Non-toxic Homemade Bar? If you didn’t already know, commercial lotions can be toxic due to potential endocrine disruptors and other nasty chemicals. However, I live in Texas and the sun can get pretty brutal during the summer. I was inspired by Robin Konie of Thank Your Body to make non-toxic homemade lotion bars after reading her eBook, Toxic Free. What I love about this bar is that it is goes on easily and soaks right in without being overly greasy. Non-Toxic Homemade Lotion Bars Homemade Ingredients Homemade Lotion Bar Directions Combine the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl placed over a hot pot of water or use a double boiler. Homemade Notes These homemade sunscreen lotion bars will melt in the hot sun.
The Amazing Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis (Marijuana) Leaves Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that “stoners” use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle “superfood” capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses. Though you may not have heard much about it, the CBD found in the marijuana plant — marijuana is technically just a vegetable, by the way — is a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. Since the human body already contains a built-in endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with cannabinoid receptors, inputting CBD from marijuana can help normalize the body’s functional systems, including cell communication and proper immune function. By Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com - Sources for this article include: washingtonpost.com Related:
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Bug Repellent Lotion Bars Want all of your favorite DIY Beauty Recipes in one place? My NEW eBook, Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials, will give you the tips you need to avoid commercial toxins and make your own therapeutic personal care products! Get your copy here! 48Google + I know DEET is the active ingredient in bug repellent that has been proven to work the best, however, DEET is not my favorite thing to put on my body or my daughter’s body on a regular basis. So unless I am camping, I choose to make my own non-toxic bug repellent. I really like essential oil blends for this bug repellent bar because it makes my life easier. There is an additional benefit to having Purification oil on hand: you can dab a drop onto any bite or sting and it will take the itch out. Bug Repellent Lotion Bars Ingredients Directions Using a glass bowl set over a simmering pot of water, gently melt beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa or shea butter. Love these? Further Reading from Around the Web More Essential Oil recipes here!
Five health benefits of limes: They can reverse the signs of aging (Photo by Masterfile) The lime is the sweeter cousin of the lemon with a distinctive flavour that’s reminiscent of the Caribbean. Have you ever wondered why a person, especially a sailor from Britain, used to be called a Limey? In 1493, the passion for this fruit began to spread. Here are five other amazing feats these green superheros can perform for you: 1. 3. 4. 5. (Photo by Julie Daniluk) Detox lentil-lime soup recipeThe trick of a truly amazing lime soup is to use fresh lime juice and add it right at the end to preserve its incredible flavour. Ingredients 6 cups (1.5 L) broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 bay leaf 3 cups (750 mL) dried organic red lentils 3 tbsp (45 mL) water 2 cups (500 mL) onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp (45 mL) whole cumin seed 1 tbsp (15 mL) turmeric 2 cups (500 mL) kale, finely chopped 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil 1 cup (250 mL) fresh lime juice Sea salt to taste Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Try this easy chili-lime pork recipe
52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments!>> Really? 52 different ways to use coconut oil? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative.
Top 10 Natural Homemade Shampoos New Here? LIKE Natural Health Beauty on Facebook to get daily updates about health & beauty recipes using the most natural ingredients. Follow our board on Pinterest (beautynhb) too. It’s fun and exciting! Homemade shampoo has become more popular these days due to the rise in cost of shampoos and the much different confusion over which shampoo to use. You can get what you need out of your shampoo without the hassle of trying many different ones just to find out they were not right for you. Shampoos are meant to strip your hair of all the unwanted grease and daily grind and replace it with mineralizing concoctions that will make it look healthy and radiant again. 1. 2. This all natural ingredient shampoo contains rosemary, sage leaf, lavender, and Nettle leaf to get your hair shiny and clean. Read the full ingredients and step-by-step how to make it: Homemade Herbal Shampoo (Countrymommacooks.com). 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. What homemade shampoo you’re using right now?
Master Tonic 101 Also check out Whole Food Probiotics 101! LOVE the "Master Tonic" recipe? Pin it on Pinterest! Master Tonic looks like it cures everything and is easy to make and have on hand. [I did not peel my garlic this time --- MUCH EASIER!!] (photo credit: Simi Amiet) Master Tonic Ingredients 1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitical) 1 part fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic) 1 part fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities) 1 part fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head) 1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros, African bird peppers....any combination of the hottest peppers available Preparation · Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts of the fresh chopped or grated ingredients. · Close and shake vigorously and then top off the vinegar if necessary. · Shake the tonic daily a couple of times. I was brave. P.S.
122 Uses for Coconut Oil - Even More of the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd - Delicious Obsessions Many of you have seen my post 52 Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! Well, when I created that post, I was shocked that I could come up with 52 ways to use coconut oil. Lo and behold, there are many more ways than that! You can read the Original 52 Uses for Coconut Oil (in case you missed them) Check out my NEW printable versions of the 122 Uses of Coconut Oil here. Check out these fun graphics with various uses of coconut oil on them here. The following uses are all suggestions from readers – both from comments on the post and from emails I received or discussions with friends and family. So, instead of forcing everyone to read through 400+ comments, I have pulled out the new uses and compiled them in this post. DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Some uses are were covered in the original 52 uses, but readers have elaborated on some of them and I thought their tips were helpful. 53. 54. 55. 56.
Homemade Bug Repellent Bug Repellent...another thing with way too many scary chemicals in it! And I don't know about you, but I think the reason the bugs stay away isn't because of what's in the repellent, it's because of how smelly it is! Here are some essential oil buy spray recipes to try that won't leave your nose burning! Lemon Repellent Peppermint Repellent Citronella Repellent I found the little spray bottle pictured above at Target for less than $1 in the travel section. Since these recipes contain citrus oils this spray is best used on your clothing or around the area you are in instead of on your skin. Do you make homemade bug spray? Get even more great articles! Get a free ebook, Fast Breakfasts! Keep in touch by signing up for our weekly newsletters and get my free mini ebook, Fast Breakfasts with recipes and inspiration for quick, from-scratch breakfasts! Tagged as: Green Living, Make Your Own Disclaimer: This post may contain a link to an affiliate.
Free herb information - NETTLE > Herb Info. > Nettle F. Urticaceae (name derived from ‘noedi’ meaning needle) Description Over 500 species of nettle grow worldwide, some more obnoxious than others for their powerful sting. A species native to Java can inflict a sting that may last many months. Nettle Urtica Dioica The species name, ‘dioica’, indicates that the male and female flowers usually form on different plants. Lesser Nettle (Urtica urens) Dog nettle, Devil’s herb. Ramie or False Nettle (Boehmeria nivea) (p265) Chuma, White nettle. ... ... see How can I use HERBS in my daily life? Serotonin occurs in nettle, and is found to be of great benefit to many people who suffer from depression. Nettle is a rich source of antioxidants.