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Homemade Scented Hand Sanitizer

Making homemade hand sanitizer is easy, cheap, fun, and can be a great way to create a great scent that makes you excited to keep your hands clean! Learn how to make homemade scented hand sanitizer (leave out scent if you just want your hand sanitizer plain) for healthy hands and germ-free environment! You can make this hand sanitizer either as a spritz or as a pump bottle- just simply choose the kind of empty bottle you want to use (around a 12 ounce bottle will do- […]

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Alternative Medicine First Aid Kit

Creating an alternative medicine first aid kit for home and travel is an easy and affordable way to obtain adequate treatment for minor injuries, scrapes, bruises, burns and bumps. Many over-the-counter remedies are not intended for use on children under the age of twelve. Several interact with prescription medications or can cause problems with the intestinal tract and liver. The following natural remedies are must-have products for your alternative medicine first aid kit. In addition to these items, first aid kits should also include an assortment of […]

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Make Your Own Cooling Aloe Lotion

Sooths Sun-Soaked Skin Skin is easily damaged by the sun, and oftentimes we forget to protect our faces when we are working in the yard rather than playing or relaxing. I tend to get the most sun-affected skin in the early spring, fall and winter when I spend the most time outdoors doing some serious labor. Gardening, raking leaves, mowing the lawn and shoveling snow are all activities that bring us out into the sun, but during which sun protection is not high on our priorities. These […]

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Rinsing and Gargling with a Homemade Mouthwash

Canker sores are one of the most painful oral problems you can experience. Canker sores develop if you are stressed, not eating properly, don’t use proper dental hygiene, or, in some instances, if you have a compromised immune system. I ended up with a canker sore recently because I brushed my teeth a bit too vigorously. Canker sores will usually take at least two weeks to heal by themselves, but you can help them along by using a mouthwash. You can buy an over-the-counter mouthwash (one that […]

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Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

Want soft, luscious lips? Be irresistibly kissable with your own homemade lip balm. Below is a list of lip balm recipes with various ingredients, all of which are totally natural. Know exactly what your putting on your lips and know they’re getting the best care and moisture possible. From basic recipes to more complex ones there’s something suited to everyone. You may have to buy the ingredients but in the long run you’ll save on the cost of your lip care. You can add colouring and/or flavouring […]

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Aloe Vera: The Ancient Healing Plant

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant resembling a cactus but is in fact a member of the lily family. Its medical benefits have been recorded as long ago as 2,200 BC. The clear aloe gel that is found in the leaves is used for external applications and the base of the dried leaf has a yellow sap that is known as bitter aloes. This is taken internally for many ailments. Where did this plant come from? It seems to have had its beginnings in the eastern and […]

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Aloe Vera Plant Beneficial for Your Skin Problems

Many may not be familiar with the benefits and importance of Aloe Vera even though it has been around for a very long time. They are desert lilies and belong to the same family. It grows wild in Madagascar and in parts of Africa. As it so useful and beneficial you can find it world over, packed and sealed. There are more than 300 varieties of Aloe Vera plant with many different medicinal benefits. With very high water content nearly 96% it has been leisurely used by […]

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Aloe Vera a Wonder Herb for Skin

Aloe is grown mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Because of its many therapeutic uses, it is now commercially cultivated in the United States, Japan, and countries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. However, in many places you can grown your own Aloe Vera plant quite happy in a pot as a household plant. Despite its very cactus-like characteristics, Aloe belongs to the lily family, which also includes asparagus, onions, leeks and garlic. The Aloe plant contains over thirty enzymes, including lipase and […]

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Aloe Vera an Effective Medicine

Aloe vera is a very useful plant. It is very often used as a medicine to treat skin conditions such as burns and eczema, where it can help to stop the pain and reduce swelling. It is also very pleasant and soothing in its smell, which is likely why you will have heard of it: it is very often used in soaps, shampoos, and similar products. This is not the only way to buy aloe vera, however. It is also available in capsule and gel form, as […]

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Aloe Vera and Its Natural Skin Care and Health Benefits

Aloe vera plants, particularly aloe barbadensis miller plants, have been used for centuries to help burns, cuts, and other skin ailments. Perhaps your grandparents always had one of these unique, cactus-like plants nearby, just in case of an emergency. If someone got a cut or burn, they would break an aloe leaf apart to extract gel from inside the leaf. The aloe gel inside the leaf is used as a natural healing salve. With the onset of commercialism and the recent boom in all-natural products, aloe has […]

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