Everyone hates being annoyed by mosquitoes, flies and other insects. I don’t know about you, but I hate spraying things on my skin that I don’t know what the ingredients are.
I’m an avid organic gardener, I love the beach and I live in South Australia – we’re currently experiencing 40+ degrees C all this week (that’s 104+ F) and I choose not to even wear sunscreen. This is because our skin in the largest and most absorbent organ of our body and I choose not to deliberately poisen myself or my family members.
Of course I pick my times when I’m outside in such extreme temperatures. I water my garden in the evening and do all other outside chores in the early morning, so I can get away with just wearing a hat for protection from the sun. However, this doesn’t protect me from flies or mosquitoes and if you’ve ever visited South Australia in the summer you’ll understand just how bad the flies can be!! And unfortunately that lovely time of the day (dusk) when the flies dissappear, the mozzies take over!
So I found myself looking for a cheap, effective alternative to shop bought bottles or sprays of chemicals to combat these pesky, flying annoyances. I wanted a natural fly repellent that is easy and cheap to make.
This video has been created by a podiatrist and gives a very clear view of what causes an ingrown toenail and how to treat it. He also shows you the best way to prevent it in the first place. It really does seem quite simple to avoid once you know how.
I’ve never really suffered from an ingrown toenail, but I know plenty of people who have, so it seems pretty common. An ex employer of mine even had one so bad he had to have it fixed with surgery. After that he learned how to look after his toenails much better and hasn’t had the problem since.
I like how my toes and toenails look, so I never cut them really short (which is one of the potential causes of an ingrown toenail).
I hope you find this video helpful and it gives you enough information to treat your own ingrown toenail. If you’re not sure, or it’s quite painful or infected it might be a good idea to visit your doctor.
What a great way to start the New Year (or any time you want to get organized). This collection of essential oils can help deal with many health related issues.
This gives you a natural medicine cabinet of powerful essential oils that you have right in your own home. It also includes information on ways to optimize the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Whether they are inhaled, diffused, applied topically, added to bathwater or used in body massage these powerful essential oils can bring life-enhancing qualities to everyday.
Just for example, the essential oils of the four thieves blend have properties including: antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. They stimulate the immune system, circulation and respiratory system, which helps protect against flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and more.
It’s folklore that this blend of essential oils was used in the 15th Century by grave robbers and thieves during the time of the black plague to prevent these people from contracting this disease, while great numbers of people were dying around them – this is where it got its name – Four Thieves.
So I think that this collection of essential oil is a must for every home if you want to be able to provide your family with natural home remedies available immediately you need them.
Adolescents have been suffering with acne for a very long time. You’re not first, and you sure won’t be last. Acne is the bane of teenagers everywhere. And it’s not just teenagers. Some people suffer with acne for many years of their lives.
The first inclination is to rush to see a dermatologist and get some of that magic skin stuff that will make the acne go away, and the sooner the better. And it’s true. There are some very, very good and effective acne medications on the market today, both by prescription and over the counter. But those are not the only choices available.
It doesn’t really matter what your grandma told you – food does NOT cause acne. Chocolate doesn’t cause acne. Fast food doesn’t cause acne. However, the lack of certain nutrients CAN contribute to the problem. It’s not what you DO eat, but it is possible that what you DON’T eat that’s adding to your acne problem.
The average Western diet is appalling. The average American teenager’s diet is far worse than atrocious. Now I’m not saying that you have to give up chocolate, pizza, hamburgers, and French fries, but you really need to include fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and whole grains to your diet. You’ll be surprised what these foods can do for your skin (and overall health).
Then there are natural treatments for acne that really do work. Tea tree oil is one of them. Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is mixed with carrier oil and applied directly to the lesions. Tea tree oil is an antibiotic provided by nature. It doesn’t burn, and it doesn’t make you itch. It just heals your zits.
Also, zinc has been shown to be somewhat effective in preventing acne. Add a zinc dietary supplement – just don’t use too much as it can upset your stomach.
As most people already know thorough, but gentle, twice-daily facial cleaning is the first line of defence. You really need to practice good hygiene. And try to avoid touching the acne area. This adds more bacteria to an area already trying to heal.
I’ve recently read a very interesting book on healing acne naturally and within a month or two. I know that may sound like forever, but if you don’t start, you won’t ever see great results.