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Colloidal oatmeal is one of the easiest home remedies for eczema to make, and also super affordable. You can give yourself a DIY skin treatment with colloidal oatmeal for under $2! First, let’s cover the basics. What is Colloidal Oatmeal? Oats are a very old grain, cited in ancient Egyptian records as being used in skin treatments and anti-itch remedies. The Latin name is Avena sativa. The part of the oat commonly used for eating — whether feeding to livestock or baking in a cookie — is actually the kernel of the long, tall oat plant. Oats Benefit more than just your skin… As part of your regular diet, oats can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels Oatmeal is a healthy, low-fat meal that can help you lose weight An oatmeal mask can nourish your hair, restoring its shiny protective outer coating Colloidal oatmeal is a blend of finely milled oats with water. The…

The long list of coconut oil’s benefits are nothing short of a miracle. (Well, not the walk-on-water kind at least.) Coconut oil has been the focus of hundreds of medical studies in the past few years, receiving praise across the globe. The benefits of coconut oil include: Improving brain function Preventing liver damage Curing kidney & urinary tract infections Reducing inflammation & arthritis Treating & improving eczema, dermatitis, burns and psoriasis Don’t forget the figurative grain of salt: each of the medical studies consulted while writing this article had unique parameters. That means, the health benefits you might expect to see yourself aren’t guaranteed. Your lifestyle and emotional health play a larger role in maintaining your health and happiness. Also, the amount of coconut oil consumed by participants in these studies is a significant factor in the corresponding health benefits of coconut oil. Internal Benefits of Coconut Oil We don’t claim to be doctors. So before you start…

Hiding behind complicated words and snazzy marketing are harmful, toxic ingredients in body lotions and skincare products that you’re probably using right now. This article includes only the most popular brand name lotions and the harmful ingredients they include – it isn’t a complete list. If you know of more, please let us know by leaving a comment below! Warning: this only includes harmful ingredients, not all harmful substances, in body lotion Did you know that some popular, trusted and well-known body lotions and beauty products include known carcinogens and allergens? Those substances are not on the label, because they’re legally: Not an ingredient (instead classified as a ‘contaminant’) Not yet banned in the American market Hidden in long, scientific-sounding words Mislabeled as ‘colorants’ or ‘dyes’ A by-product made from mixing two other chemicals that are listed Mercury in mascara. Lead in lipstick. (This is real – check our sources.) Toxic…

Chaga mushrooms benefit humans, even though they hurt the Birch trees they grow upon. This unique mushroom can be found growing in the wild in North America, and is especially popular in Siberia and other parts of Russia. Here’s how you can prepare the coarse, raw chaga to best utilize its health benefits. Chaga Mushroom Benefits to Health are Currently Partially Known Although Chaga has been harvested and used medicinally for hundreds of years, not many studies have been carried out scientifically in the past few decades to find out more about its health benefits against cancer, diseases and other ailments. This is likely due to issues with monetization; pharmaceutical companies tend to invest large amounts of money into clinical studies for drugs they can patent rather than free and natural substances found in the wild. Chaga Mushroom Nutrition The composition of raw Chaga can be summarized approximately (due to…

The main benefit of Cedar tea is common knowledge among the woodsman in the North. When the Europeans first came to North America, they suffered during the wintertime from diseases resulting from a lack of Vitamin C. Cedar tea had enough Vitamin C to keep them healthy, and was easy to make. Cedar was very easy to find and harvest. Today, we know about the dangerous properties of Cedar which can be toxic and even deadly if too much Cedar tea is consumed. This article will cover the benefits of Cedar tea as well as overdose warnings and useage amounts. Read on to find out how and where to harvest this sacred tree. Where Do Cedar Trees Grow? There are different types of cedar trees: red, white, bay and dozens others (find them on Wikipedia here). They grow in hardiness zones 2 – 9, which is pretty much all of the United…

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