Natural Sunburn Relief Remedies

Natural sunburn relief remediesYou go out for a fun filled day in the sun only to realize that night that you forgot to reapply or missed a spot when putting on your suntan lotion. Sunburns are no fun, not to mention, damaging to your skin. It may take up to five hours for the sunburn to show which has the possibility to cause the skin to blister or peel. Most importantly though, sunburns over time can lead to a deadly form of skin cancer called melanoma. After trial and error, I am here to share with you some natural sunburn relief remedies.

Prevent A Sunburn

  • The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Try your best to enjoy it before or after those powerful hours.
  • Make sure to apply a sunscreen that has a broad spectrum SPF (of at the very least) 30.
  • Reapply every 60 minutes or so, especially after going swimming….then reapply again!
  • Wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses. Yes, it is Natural sunburn relief remediesjust as important to protect your eyes from the sun as well. Find your perfect pair here. Also, there are clothes that actually have built in UV protection in them! This is a wonderful option for protection from the harmful sun rays. You can check them out here!
  • Seek shade when possible
  • Keep hydrated

Sunburn Relief Remedies

Okay, so you didn’t quite succeed in the prevention part….lesson learned….right? Now you need to ease the pain. Any of these remedies will do the trick.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a natural anti-inflammatory, therefore it has the ability to ease any swelling of the skin. Pour 2 cups of oatmeal into your a cool bath tub, mix and soak the affected areas of your body. Pat our body dry when finished soaking.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda will calm and soothe sunburned skin. Feel free to either bathe in 1 cup of thoroughly mix baking soda in cool water or make a paste of baking soda and water and apply directly on sunburned skin using a cotton pad. Leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes and gently wash off. Do this as often as needed until you feel relief from the burn.

Black Tea

Natural sunburn relief remediesBlack tea can do amazing things for your skin. It can reduce inflammation and protect your skin from UV radiation. Black tea, due to it’s antioxidants, can restore the skin’s pH balance. Brew about 3 or 4 tea bags in hot water until the water is black. Let the water cool before applying to your skin with a wash cloth that has been soaking in the black tea water. Leave the wash cloth on the affected skin long enough for the the wash cloth to become dry. Do this as often as needed.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera also has anti-infammatory and soothing benefits for sunburned skin. Place Aloe Vera gel in the fridge for about 20 minutes to make it cool to the touch. Gently apply to burned skin and let it air dry. Apply this as often as needed.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is another wonderful go-to for sunburned skin because it has the ability to repair damaged skin and reduce inflammed and swollen skin due to too much sun. Simply soak a cotton pad in Witch Hazel and apply to sunburned skin as often as desired. Any swelling should go down in no time. Witch Hazel is also a great relief for itchy skin.

Natural sunburne relief remediesApple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar can help calm inflammation and itchiness caused by a sunburn. There are two ways you can use Apple Cider Vinegar to ease a sunburn. 1. Soak in lukewarm water mixed with 1 cup of Apple Cider Viegar for about 25-30 minutes. 2. Mix equal amounts of Apple Cider Vinegar with cool water and soak a wash cloth in mixture then gently place on sunburned areas. Repeat as needed. The Apple Cider Vinegar could hurt skin with open wounds, cuts or blisters so skip this remedy if you have any skin abrasions.

Chilled Cucumber

Cucumber can soothe sunburned skin just by simply laying slices of the cucumber straight from the fridge to your hot, inflamed skin. Don’t forget to flip them once the coolness wears off.

Cold Milk

I know this one sounds weird but it truly works as well as all of the rest. Mix milk with water and ice cubes. Soak a wash cloth in the liquid mixture and apply to sunburned skin for instant relief. The fat in the milk has an anti-inflammatory effect on inflamed, sunburned skin.

Good To Know

Keep any gel or light lotion in the fridge. This way, you will get the benefits of both healing and cooling effects on your sunburn. Also, it is best to keep already sunburned skin out of the sun!

Check your medicine to make sure it does not make you super sensitive to the sun. Often antibiotics can cause this unfortunate side effect.

Make sure to always protect your skin, even on cloudy days. The UV rays can be a tricky thing.

Which remedy is your go to for sunburn relief?

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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How To Take A Detox Bath

How to take a detox bathSo you may be asking yourself, “why would I want to take a detox bath?” I know this because I once asked myself the same thing, only to find that I have seriously been missing out on something so relaxing and so beneficial to my personal well-being. We are exposed to toxins every day from processed foods, pesticides and pollution. It is important for our health to release (detox) these toxins.  Here is what you need to know on how to take a detox bath!

What It Can Do For You

Let me start off by telling you the many benefits of taking a detox bath.

First of all, a detox bath is known to reduce stress levels. Lay back, take a deep breath and let your troubles drift away.

Are you having a hard time falling asleep at the end of the day? Take your detox bath right before you crawl into bed after a strenuous day because the detox bath will not only relieve sore muscles and help improve muscle function, it will also improve how well you sleep.

Taking a detox bath will help relieve headaches and heal skin rashes. This is also something you can do when you are fighting a cold or the flu.

But one of my very favorite reasons for taking a detox bath is, it is a great way to flush toxins out of your body. Better yet, dry brush before your bath to fully reap the benefits!

How To Make Your Detox Bath

Fill your bathtub with hot water. It is preferred to have filtered water, but I know this is not a reality for everyone so don’t How to take a detox bathworry if you do not have a filter…you will still receive the benefits of this bath.

Add: Epsom salts, magnesium bath flakes, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, milk, honey, essential oils, ground ginger (FYI, ground ginger will raise your body’s temperature so start with a very small amount, if any at all) and/or green tea (for its powerful antioxidants and to increase energy.) Please know that you can pick and choose which ingredients are most desirable for you. You do not have to use them all.

Submerge your body in the hot water from the neck down for anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes. I suggest laying there until the water starts to get cool.

Once you are finished with your bath, slowly stand up as you may find yourself a bit weak and slightly dizzy. Please check with your doctor first if you are pregnant to make sure this bath is safe for you. It would also be wize to let someone know that you are about to take the bath, just to be on the safe side.

Rinse off in cold water before fully getting out of the bathtub.

Important To Know

Make sure you do not eat immediately before or immediately after you take your detox bath because it could cause you to feel nauseous.

Also, drink at least 2 full glasses of water (or more) after your bath to keep your body from becoming dehydrated. I like to keep a pitcher of ice water next to the tub for when I get thirsty.

How to take a detox bathI would also suggest keeping a towel close by to wipe the sweat off of your face…you will most definitely sweat (the sweat is your body releasing the toxins.)

To really set the scene, listen to your favorite relaxing music, light your favorite candle and dedicate your detox bath to “me” time. Everyone deserves a little “me” time 🙂

Enjoy your detox bath on a weekly basis.

Detox Bath Recipe

  • 2 Cups of magnesium bath flakes (you can purchase it here) or epsom salt (purchase it here)
  • 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice…lavender for relaxation, eucalyptus for any aches and pains, tea tree for a cold or the flu (feel free to mix them)… (this place has all of your essential oil needs.)
  • 1 cup of baking soda (for its anti-fungal and cleansing properties.)
  • 1/2 cup of apple cidar vinegar (this will alkalize your body.)
  • Stir it all together and get on in!

Will you be taking a detox bath this week!?

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Benefits Of Vitamin C Serum

Benefits of Vitamin C SerumThere comes a point in your life where the inevitable brown age spots appear. If it has yet to happen to you…they are coming. No worries though because there is actually something you can do for your skin to help prevent or reverse the dreaded signs of aging. This little ditty is called Vitamin C. I am very excited to let you in on the benefits of Vitain C serums and why you need it in your life!

Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C is extremely effective in increasing the skins collagen and elasticity.
  • It lightens age spots and fades hyperpigmentation.
  • Vitamin C has the ability to actually limit the damage enefits of Vitamin C serumfrom UV exposure caused by free radicals because of its antioxidant properties (know that this is NOT a sunscreen though).
  • It can fight against photodamage and repair already damaged skin.
  • Vitamin C plumps the outermost layers of cells in the skin (aka the epidermis).
  • This powerful vitamin can help heal wounds in the skin by using scar tissue to replace harmed skin tissue.
  • To enhance the effects of Vitamin C, exfoliate first. Once you remove the outermost layer of dead skin, gently rub the Vitamin C serum onto the skin in circular motions.
  • This is a good time to mention that it is more effective to apply Vitamin C directly on your skin opposed to taking it orally.

Information You Should Know

It is important to note that you should test a small amount of any Vitamin C serum on the skin, perhaps behind an ear to make sure you do not have any sensitivty to it. There is no need to go higher than a 20% Vitamin C solution because studies have shown that 20% is the max absorption. Oxidation can also happen quickly in Vitamin C topical solutions due to heat, light and air exposure so make sure to store in a cool, dry place. If you want to get the most out of your Vitamin C in order to aid in preventing photodamage, make sure to apply it topically combined with Vitain E.

A Few Popular Vitamin C Serums

*Russell Organics Vitamin C Serum – This is a beautifulyRussell Organics Vitamin C Serum - target light weight moisturizing serum for the skin. You can purchase it here.

Benefits of Vitamin C serum*eb5 – Uses 3 forms of revolutionary Vitamin C. This will take you to the place where you can learn more about it.

*Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum – This has Benefits of Vitamin C serumlight-reflecting pigments to make your skin look flawless and radiant. You can find more reviews on it here.

*This is another great place to visit where you will have your choice of which Vitamin C serum is best for you!

I have no doubt that you will love how much brighter, smoother and overall healthier your skin will look after adding Vitamin C to your daily skincare routine. Do you have a favorite Vitamin C serum that you just don’t want to live without?

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Daily Routine For Good Health

Daily routine for good healthI believe we all have something in common. All of us have experienced times in our life when we don’t feel 100%. We are sluggish in the morning, crave that mid afternoon nap and feel like gluing our butts to the couch in the evening. On top of it our bodies don’t feel quite right. Maybe not sick per say, but definitely not at our prime. Hopefully, those days for you are few and far between. After years….and I am talking years of speaking with people who live an ayurvedic lifestyle and personal experience, I have found a routine that not only works but will help get you out of any rut and make you want to scream “Watch Out For Me World!” So let’s get on with it…Your daily routine for good health.

A Healthy Day Could Look Like This:

  • Upon Waking – Rinse your face with cold water, Oil pull for 20 minutes then drink a warm glass of lemon water to give you energy . Try adding tumeric to your water to reduce inflammation.
  • Before You Get On With Your Day – Try a 5 to 10 minute meditation. This will help clear your head for the day ahead. Also, make a list (mentally) of all the things you are grateful for. By doing so, you will start the day on a positive note.
  • Do Not Skip Breakfast – Breakfast is such an important meal because it provides essential nutrients that keeps your energy going. It is best to eat within the hour you wake up. Make sure you eat enough so that you are able to get through until lunch.
  • Break A Sweat – Get your exercise in between 6-10 am or 5-6 pm. Add some yoga stretches to your daily routine. Your body will thank you for it!
  • Lunch – should be your biggest meal of the day. Aim to eat between 12-2 pm.
  • Don’t Neglect The Important Things In Life – I Daily routine for good healthknow everyone is busy with work and erronds but it is so important on so many levels to make time for the special people in your life. Spend time in nature or practice your favorite hobby.
  • Yes, It Is Okay To Snack – just do your best to keep it light and healthy, although…the occasional sweet treat won’t hurt you 😉
  • Dinner – should be light and easy to digest. It is best to eat before 7 pm, ideally between 5 and 7 pm.
  • Take A Walk – A brisk walk does amazing things for your body and mind. Walking after dinner will help you digest your meal and get your gastric juices flowing.
  • Get Enough Rest – Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

I hope you find this list helpful in guiding you to a daily routine for good health. Of course feel free to add or take away from this guidline as you see fit. Knowing you are making healthy changes in your daily life and experiencing first hand how amazing your body will feel (I promise you will feel better) will motivate you to keep up with it.Daily routine for good health

 

This is your life….live it in good health and with a happy heart 🙂

Rachel Grace

 

How To Practice Being Mindful

 

How to practice being mindfulWhat exactly does being mindful mean? Being mindful is living in the here and now, mind and body. Do not focus on the past or worry about the future. You are currently neither in the past, nor the future. Mindfulness means noticing your thoughts and feelings without judgement, but pausing before you act on them. Observe your life as it is happening and accept “your current world” as it is without judgement.

Mindfulness is simply

Being aware of what is happeing right now without wishing it were different.How to practice being mindful

Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes. (which it will)

Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way. (which it won’t)

~James Baraz

Tips On Practicing Mindfulness Daily

  • No one is perfect…always remember that. Forgive your mistakes, no matter how big.
  • Notice your breath. Read this post for breathing techniques. This will help you focus on being in the moment whether you are walking, eating, waiting or cleaning.
  • Be compassionate and empathetic. You will have more sincere relationships with others and more love for yourself.
  • Appreciate what you have and all of your abilities.
  • Be grateful for the good moments in life and show grace when life does not go as planned. Everything happens for a reason.
  • When you lose, don’t lose what you have learned from the situation.
  • Recognize your thoughts as simply thoughts. Thoughts are something you do not need to react on.
  • Be aware of every activity you are doing.
  • Learn to meditate. Here are other ways meditation will benefit you.
  • Sometimes being silent can be the best answer.

How to practice being mindfulLike anything else, the more you practice living life being mindful the more likely it will become second nature. In time your appreciation for your “mindful” actions and life in general will grow and prosper.

From here on out, react with your heart opposed to reacting without thinking. Be mindful, be happy. Sending well wishes your way!

Rachel Grace

Tips For Healthy Looking Skin

Tips for healthy looking skinWe all want that picture perfect, super smooth, supple, healthy glowing, blemish-free skin. You know, the “airbrush” skin we all see in the magazines. Unfortunately our hormones or daily habits of touching our face, even the foods we eat are causing annoying issues with our skin. So I have compiled a list of the most advised tricks and tips to get and keep our skin looking healthy and flawless.

  1. Probably the most important and commonly waterknown…Drink Water! Make sure to have at least eight 8-ounce glasses (about 2 liters or half a gallon) of water a day. Every day! Your skin will look more hydrated and clear instead of dull and dry. Water will also flush out toxins trapped in your body.
  2. Eat Leafy Greens. Eat at least 1 cup of spinach, kale and/or romaine lettuce daily.
  3. Get More Sleep. Lack of ZZZs will lead to stress which could lead to acne.
  4. Vitamin E. When you apply vitamin E topically you are minimizing the damage from the sun’s harmful rays. Vitamin E will also help calm inflammation of the skin.
  5. Eat Less Sugar. Too much sugar is never a good thing. It can clog your pores and overactivate your oil glads.
  6. Use Coconut Oil. I love, love, love coconut oil for so coconut oilmany reasons. When I was a teen a friend asked me if I was stranded on an island what is the one product I could not live without. My answer then was sadly mascara. Now it would be coconut oil, hands down! You can apply coconut oil all over your face (be careful near eyes), arms and legs. There are just so many uses of coconut oil!
  7. Exercise. When you exercise you help increase oxygen to the skins cells that carries cellular wastes away.
  8. Exfoliate Your Skin. Removing the dead skin will not only make your skin feel smooth but it will look like you have a healthy glow to your skin. Visit THIS post for some wonderful DIY sugar scrub recipes.
  9. Eat Foods With Omega-3s. Foods such as mackerel, salmonsalmon, walnuts, chia seeds, tuna and egg yolks can help reduces skin inflammation like acne.
  10. Switch To A Satin Pillow Case. Sleeping on satin will keep your skin looking youthful.
  11. Wash Your Face Twice A Day. It is so important to get into the habit of washing your face every night before you go to bed. Then rinse your face again in the morning before you start your day.
  12. Keep Germs Off Your Cell Phone. Wipe the surface of your cell phone daily to keep all of those germs from your fingers away from your face.

I hope this list helps you achieve the skin you desire. If you have any tips please share them with the rest of us! Be happy, stay healthy!

Rachel Grace

Health Benefits Of Eating Bananas and What To Do With The Peel

bananasI know there are people who have mixed feelings about eating bananas because they are considered a carbohydrate and can raise blood sugar levels, but I don’t believe they are aware of all of the amazing benefits of bananas.  It is important to know what bananas can do for the health of your body. So here we go…

Eat a banana when you are stressed

Bananas have a chemical called tryptophan that is released into the blood stream, which converts into serotonin. That is the hormone that makes your mood and stress levels balance out which makes you feel good.

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Potassium is a vital nutrient for our bodies because it helps regulate our blood pressure and keeps our hearts tip-top. Potassium is also important for our bones by reducing calcium excretion. So eat those bananas to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Rid and protect yourself of ulcers

Bananas can create a protective like barrier in the stomach that helps fight against hydrochloric acid that can do damage and turn into ulcers.

Relieve heartburn

Bananas are an alkaline fruit which will help neutralize any acid in the stomach. Eating bananas on a regular basis will help cure acid reflux and heartburn.

Keep your digestive tract running smoothly

By eating your bananas 1-3 times daily the fiber in the bananas will encourage regular bowl movements. Bananas are also rich in fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which is a prebiotic. This encourages good bacteria which will help regulate digestion, protect your immunity and aid in maintaining a healthy weight.

Bananas are rich in vitamins

Bananas contain Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Magnesium…all of which are extremely important for the health of our bodies and mind.

Bananas could contribute to weight loss

cinnamon and bananasBananas make a great snack choice. A small banana is approximately 100 calories and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Choose cinnamon sprinkled over bananas instead of candy and they will actually help you loose weight!

More reasons to eat bananas

  • Eat bananas to relieve muscle cramps
  • Reduce PMS symptoms
  • Protects agains type II diabetes
  • Delicious in smoothies: peel, cut and freeze. Add to smoothie in place of ice cubes for a thick, creamy consistency.
  • Gives your body a boost of energy
  • Can lower your body temperature on a hot day, or if you have a fever
  • Reduce nausea and hangovers
  • Debloat! The potassium in the banana helps regulate your body’s sodium intake.
  • Protect you from free radicals and chronic disease Health benefits of eating bananasbecause they are so high in antioxidants.
  • Reduce swelling
  • Strengthen the nervous system
  • Helps with production of white blood cells
  • Protects against heart attack and stroke
  • Relieve anemia due to the iron in bananas
  • Helps prevent kidney cancer
  • Protcts eyes from macular degeneration

I like to eat a banana before my workout to get me going and keep me from feeling empty. There are just so many reasons your body will thank you for eating bananas.

What you can do with a banana peel

Remove splinters – Wrap and tape the inner part of the banana peel around the area with the splinter. The enzymes should help the splinter slide out from the skin.

Use as a facial – Before you go to bed, rub the inner peel all over your face. Rinse face with warm water in the morning. This works as a great moisturizer.

Whiten Teeth  – Rub the inside of the banana peel on your teeth for 2-4 minutes daily before brushing. You will notice the difference in about two weeks or so.

Health benefits of bananas and what to do with the peel!Relieve skin irritations and remove warts – Rub the inner part of the peel on warts, poison ivy, bug bites, acne, scrapes, bruises, dry or itchy skin for a few minutes every night until issue goes away. It’s the fatty acids of the skin that is working its magic.

Use as mulch – Dry banana peels can be put in a food processor then scattered on the soil.

Get rid of aphids – If you have a plant in your garden that aphids have taken over, cut up small pieces of the banana peel and bury them in about 2 inches of the affected plants soil.

Shine leather – Yup! the peel of a banana can be used to shine your leather shoes and couch.

All the more reasons to eat bananas…Put those peels to good use! Isn’t it awesome to have a food that is inexpensive and beneficial in so many ways!

Rachel Grace

 

Tips For Living A Healthy Life

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I am at one doctors office or another practically once a week, if not more. I know…Seriously, I have so many random health ailments it is just comical at this point. I am waiting for the day my head rolls off my shoulders. Anyways, the point is that I have asked numerous doctors their tips on living a healthy life and they all gave me great advice, which I will happily pass on to you.

Health Tips To Live By

  • Eat Clean – Eat your fruit and veggies daily, choose fruit veggis and waterwhole foods, opt for organic, stay away from foods with chemicals, consume foods that say “NON-GMO”
  • Stay Hydrated – drink 6 – 8 glasses of water daily (try infused water with lemon, herbs or fruit)
  • Get Your ZZZ’s – In order for your body to be able to function at the best of its ability you must get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. *Fun fact: your body has the ability to heal itself when you are sleeping!
  • Exercise – Figure out what kind of workout empowers you and stick with it. Make a date with yourself to workout and write it down on your calendar to help you stick with it.
  • Clear Your Mind – Try meditating. I know this is not easy but with time it does get easier and will be something you’ll look forward to and your body will crave. I have some tips here on how to meditate.
  • gratitudeGive And Be Thankful – Say it out loud and often. “There is so much to be grateful for”. Notice it and appreciate it! As for giving…Karma baby! I absolutely, positively believe that what you put out there comes back to you. Help others and when the time comes when you need the help, others will be there for you. Life will be that much better! Plus it just feels really good to do nice things for other people.
  • Keep Positive – Train your mind to stay positive. In time it will become second nature to you.
  • Embrace Love – Open your heart. Let your family and friends know how much they mean to you. Let love in every day.

So there you have it. The basic list recommended to live your life with good health and happiness.

Here’s to you…Be happy, stay healthy

Rachel Grace

 

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Natural Cures With Honey And Cinnamon

Natural cures with honey and cinnamon

As you probably know by now, I am so passionate about turning to nature first when it comes to improving my health. That’s why honey and cinnamon is a definate go-to for my family when we feel a number of health ailments coming on.

First of all, the honey you use should be pure, organichoney and local. This is the honey that will be most effective in improving your allergies and overall health. You can find local honey at a farmers market near you or your local co-op.

As for the cinnamon, it is best to consume “true” cinnamon, aka Ceylon cinnamon. This is completely natural, non-toxic cinnamon from cinnamomum verum, “true cinnmon tree”.

honey cinnamon waterHoney Cinnamon Water

  • 1 Tbsp local, organic honey
  • 1 Tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup filtered warm water
  1. Add your cinnamon to the bottom of your tea cup
  2. Boil water
  3. Pour boiled water over the cinnamon
  4. Stir until fully mixed in
  5. Steep for 15 minutes
  6. Add honey to the cooled down water (do not heat the honey because it kills and destroys the very enzymes that balance the vitamins and minerals of the honey that benefit you)
  7. Stir
  8. Drink!

Okay, let me tell you the powerful benefits of honey and cinnamon and the natural cures it will provide you with now that you know how to make this magic drink (you can also mix the two and eat it right off the spoon)!

Common Cold – Add a dash of black pepper to your honey cinnamon water and drink 1 to 3 cups a day to clear your sinuses and cure your cold.

Arthritis – Drink your honey cinnamon water on an empty stomach 2x a day (perferably one in the am and one in the pm) to ease joint pain in the hands, knees and elbows.

Digestive Issues – Have a cup of honey cinnamon water every morning on an empty stomach to soothe your digestive tractbladder, eliminate ulcers and reduce bloating as well as the acidity in your stomach. Honey and cinnamon have the ability to protect your stomach wall by coating it. This drink cleanses the colon and heals infections by eliminating toxins and promoting good bacteria which means better digestion and less symptoms of bloating, gas and acid reflux.

Strengthen The Immune System – Being that honey and cinnamon have many vitamins and minerals such as iron, it is able to strengthen your white blood cell count and fight off infections in your body.

Lowers Choesterol – Drinking honey cinnamon water on a regular basis, at least 2 times a day, can reduce your cholesterol level in the body by more than 20%.

weight lossFor Weightloss – Drink one cup daily before breakfast and one cup before bed on a regular basis. By doing this you will stop the fat from accumulating in your body. (make sure you drink this on an empty stomach to aid in weight loss).

Good For The Heart – The powerful combination of honey and cinnamon will aid in clearing clogged arteries. It is so important to keep your heart healthy!

Bladder Infections/Bacterial Cystitis – The healing properties of honey and cinnamon together work to clean the bladder of infections. Use 2 tbsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. This will destroy germs in the blatter.

More Powers Of Honey And Cinnamon

This powerful mixture can also:cinnamon stick

  • Cure allergies
  • Is a gingivits remedy
  • Eliminate bad breath
  • Give you a boost of energy
  • Help fight off UTI’s
  • Enhance memory and mental alertness
  • Ward off diabetes
  • Clear up acne and skin infections because of its antimicrobial capacity

Some people claim the mixture of 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon for one month 3 times a day have reduced the risk and treated breast, colon, stomach and bone cancer partly because it has the power of eliminating free radicals.

Honey Cinnamon Paste

  • 1 Tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • A spoon and small bowl

Add all ingredients into your bowl and mix until it is a paste like consistancy (if it is too thick you can add water or extra virgin olive oil).

What To Do With Honey Cinnamon Paste

For Your Skin – Apply your mixture of honey and cinnamon to infected areas of the skin like eczema or pimples and leave on overnight. Wash off with warm water in the morning.

Maintain Healthy Gums – Smooth the paste over your teeth and gumsgums regularly to avoid tooth decay. Its anti-microbial properties will help keep gums healthy.

For Toothaches – Apply your honey cinnamon paste directly on the sore tooth. You can do this up to 3 times a day.

So now you see how the combination of honey and cinnamon work like medicine for many diseases. Have any more tips on honey and cinnamon? Share them with the rest of us in your comments below. Be happy, stay healthy!

Rachel Grace

 

 

Pucker Up Baby Lips

lip scrub It is no fun (nor does it look very good) when your lips look like they are peeling off of your face…am I right?! Whether it is the sun in the summer or the cold wind in the winter that is doing the damage I have the answer for you…a quick and easy lip scrub.

What You Needbrown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar…(raw, regular or brown sugar)
  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Honey…organic is best

Add all ingredients into your handy-dandy mixing bowl and stir away. If your scrub seems too watery for your liking, just add more sugar. Once you are happy with the consistancy apply to your lips with a Q-tip or mini-wooden spoon (to prevent contamination), then scrub…mmm, tastes so darn good! When you are finished take a face cloth and gently rub off (if you haven’t licked it all off already!)

*If you want to naturally plump your lips, just add a dash of cayenne powder or cinnamon powder to your lip scrub.

lid-1376563_640Make sure to store your lip scrub in a container with a tight lid. You have many to choose from here! The scrub should stay good for quite a while, as long as you don’t allow water (from your wet fingers) to mix into the scrub. Thats another great reason for the Q-tip or mini-wooden spoon! You will know when it turns bad by the scent.

I also want to mention, for my own piece of mind, please do not use if you know you have an allergy to any of the ingredients.

Wala! Now your lips are ready for kissing 🙂 If you enjoy making DIY sugar scrubs, you must check this out!

Have any of your own DIY sugar lip scrub recipes? Please share them with the rest of us…Get ready to fall in love with your baby soft lips!

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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