Amazing Cloves and Clove Oil

It’s the weekend (or, like me, you are on vacation in the middle of the ocean) and your tooth starts to hurt. The pain has become so bad you can not eat, can not concentrate and whoa! you can not even enjoy yourself and have fun. What’s a gal or guy to do?

Let me let you in on a secret: you can temporarily mitigate the pain and suffering with oil of clove, an inexpensive and readily available essential oil. Here is what you do: Read more…

How To: Make Your Own Oatmeal Glycerin Soap

Glycerin soap is loved by people with sensitive skin, skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and mothers (for her baby’s ultra-sensitive skin). Glycerin soap has a lower pH than other soaps which is more in balance with the skin’s natural pH levels, helping the skin maintain its natural moisture. It is also hypoallergenic as well as hygroscopic (honey is also hygroscopic). Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. So, you see how this would be beneficial for dry skin.

It can more than handle full body application in the shower, and is also gentle enough for a face wash. Make your own all-natural soap– trust me, you’ll be glad you did!


Read on for recipe…

Body Detoxification: Tips and Top Ten Foods

Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body or cleaning the blood. It does this mainly by the liver removing impurities from the blood, where toxins are processed for elimination. By giving your body nutrients found in natural, healthy (they’re called healthy for a reason) foods,  you can help your liver out by giving it what it needs, and help your other organs clean themselves and flush the toxins out of your body.

Once you begin a detox diet, you will start feeling better all over, you will have more energy, your skin will clear up, your digestion will be normal, and your mind will be sharper among many, many other things. You might even notice some medical conditions caused by diet clearing up (you’d be surprised to know just how much your diet affects you).

When starting a detox, if these foods are not a big part of your normal diet, then work them in gradually to avoid feeling a little worse before you feel better, as your body would have a chance to acclimate to all the changes taking place in it. Make sure to drink lots of water to flush the toxins out as they are removed from your tissues by the enzymes and vitamins in the detox foods. It is recommended that you stick to a regimen of mainly fruits and vegetables. If you are having a hard time staying away from meat, fish and lean chicken in small amounts are ideal choices. Stay away from processed foods and sugar completely, and no alcohol…unless it is one glass of red wine a day.

Below is a list of the top ten foods or food groups that are essential to a successful detoxification.

Read on for top 10 foods…

Coconut Oil is Great for Anything!!!

Coconut oil is one of natures most generous gifts to humans. It has so many different benefits for so many different parts of the body. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, etc.

You can take coconut oil both internally and externally to relieve and cure a large variety of ailments. You can also use this to cook with without losing any nutritional or medicinal value due to its high heat tolerance.

  • When taking coconut oil, the best and most effective kind to get is organic extra virgin coconut oil. It will be in the supplements section at any superstore or health food store.

Lots of research has been done on the subject of Fatty Acids and Monogycerides. Read on for proven cures…

How To: Make Your Own Strawberry, Oatmeal and Honey Facial Mask

Combine these natural foods to make a great, natural, gently-exfoliating, antibacterial facial mask.

  • Strawberries contain alphahydroxy acids witch are used for exfoliating. Also, the seeds act as tiny smooth exfoliators.
  • Honey has antibacterial properties and also helps the skin retain natural moisture.
  • Extra virgin olive oil is used on the skin for moisturizing and removing free radicals.
  • Coconut oil can also be used in the place of the olive oil, and it has antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and moisturizes the skin just as well.
  • Oatmeal has gentle exfoliating and moisturizing properties, and in this recipe, acts as a gelling agent.
  • Read on for instructions…

Witch Hazel Skin Care

Witch hazel is known for its massive skin healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties.

It is a natural astringent made from the witch hazel shrub, and was traditionally used in Native American medicine.

Because of its properties, it’s a good remedy for acne, bug bites, sunburn, and can even be used as a deodorant!
Read on for uses…

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