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Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin

Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin
All of us get ‘boo-boos’. Right? Some of us get them more often than others. Having something at home at all times to take care of all the minor boo-boos (minor cuts, scrapes, & minor burns) can be a real life saver. I use this for all the standard boo-boos – minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns. (note: please do not use this on severed fingers, broken or protruding bones, or other extreme boo-boos. And, don’t hold this exclusively for the boo-boos. Another great thing – it’s not hard to make at all. All of these ingredients work together to create a really powerful healing salve. You can purchase the herbs from my Etsy store already measured out for this recipe, if you like In a medium saucepan – combine the coconut oil, olive oil, comfrey, & calendula. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth (my favorite method) or coffee filter. Toss the herbs & wipe out any remaining herbs from your saucepan. Next is to add the beeswax. Stir in the essential oil, if using, at this point. Ingredients

Homemade Calamine Lotion A couple of weeks ago, my daughter suddenly and mysteriously broke out in hives. So, of course, the first thing I did was to go to our Facebook page and asked for the sage advice of all the mamas there. (Thank you, mamas!) And secondly, I reached for the bottle of calamine lotion that’s always waiting in the back of the first aid closet. Except that it was nearly empty…. now what? I did what I usually do. Now, I ended up concocting two different recipes. For great step-by-step photos, check out the post Everyday Roots put up when they tried our recipe. Homemade Calamine Lotion N.B. Recipe #1 1/4 cup zinc oxide 1/2 teaspoon iron oxide – I also use this in homemade crayons 4 teaspoons bentonite clay 4 teaspoons baking soda or 2 teaspoons calcium hydroxide (“cal” can also be found in Latino groceries) 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon glycerin (optional) 3-4 drops lavender essential oil or other antibacterial essential oil (optional) Recipe #2 Method: The Ingredients

12 Home Remedies for Sore Muscles Whether from overwork or under use, most of have had to deal with muscle aches and pains at one point or another. These home remedies for sore muscles will give you a variety of options to sooth everything from an aching back to a bruised shin. What causes muscle soreness, cramps, sprains and strains? General soreness after exertion (Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)) is typically cause by micro tears in the muscle. Exercise, injury or overuse Blood flow problems Lack of minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium Dehydration Certain medication You can read more at WebWD “Muscle Cramps”. A muscle sprain is “an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). Always remember, if pain is severe or incapacitating, please see your health care professional. Home Remedy for Sore Muscles #1 – Epsom Salts Tried and true, a cup or two of Epsom salt dissolved in a warm tub of water works wonders for aching muscles. How do Epsom salts work? Switchel Recipe

7 Natural Skincare Foods in Your Kitchen Did you know your kitchen is stocked with natural skincare products? Try these seven foods you can use for natural skincare: Rub a fresh lemon wedge into your skin to soften, lighten and remove blackheads. Remove makeup by massaging olive oil into your skin for 1-2 minutes. Wash away with hot water and a washcloth (use soap if desired, but it’s not necessary). Reapply a tiny amount of olive oil if your skin needs extra moisture, focusing around the eyes and mouth. Grind oats in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder. Yogurt makes a wonderful facial mask all by itself! A honey face mask is another soothing mask for your skin. Eggs are for facials, too! Sugar isn’t so bad for your skin! Click +1 Below: PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

Pain Relieving Coconut Oil Arnica Salve Recipe Photo by Jessica Espinoza by Jessica Espinoza One of my goals for health and wellness is to avoid using anything that contains petroleum products. Once you start paying close attention to the ingredients in many common hair and skin care products, you will find that there is almost always some form of petroleum product listed. Petroleum products are refined from crude oil – a crude oil that is very toxic nonetheless. Petroleum products harm your skin and your body, because they: Coat the skin like plastic wrap, disrupting the delicate acid mantle and the good bacteria that protect our skin from germs.Hinder the skin’s exposure to oxygen and other nutrients needed for proper detoxification and repair.Are not water soluble, so they attach to your cells and build up in your body. In addition, the 1,4-dioxane (which is not listed on ingredient labels), is a petroleum-derived chemical that is often found in sudsing items like body wash, bubble bath, and shampoos. Coconut Oil Arnica Salve Whisk

Top 10 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Dry Skin Top 10 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Dry Skin Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Photo – © Marco Mayer – What is Dry Skin? Dry skin is a very common condition where your skin loses its natural moisture. There are other possible causes: Vitamin deficiencies in A and D may also trigger your skin to get dry. Well, there is good news. 10 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Dry Skin 1. Dab a small amount of olive oil in the driest areas of your face and body, paying more attention to the knees, elbows, hands, feet and thighs. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. References [1] “Dry Skin.” [2] Grufferman, Barbara Hannah. [3] Cowell, Tanya. [4] Tao, David. [5] Shaigany, Sheila. [6] “Bathing Milk: A Timeless Beauty Ritual.” [7] Robock, Karen. [8] Adams, Mike.