Raw Honey Homemade Lip Balm


The Natural Beauty Benefits of Raw Honey

Raw honey is an excellent addition to any natural beauty routine.  It’s perhaps my all-time favorite natural beauty ingredient.  I frequently add it into my homemade facial cleansers, and mix it with plain organic yogurt to make a wonderfully hydrating face mask.

Honey’s use as a natural beauty treatment and cosmetic ingredient dates as far back as ancient Egypt.  Those ancient girls were definitely on to something.  Honey is a wonderful humectant, which means that it draws moisture to the skin and helps prevent that moisture from escaping.  (Who wants to look like a dried plumb?)  Plus, it’s loaded with all kinds of beneficial things like vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which make raw honey an excellent wound healer and skin beautifier. 

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Natural Health: How to Make Matcha Green Tea


Get all of the tremendous health benefits of Matcha green tea for a fraction of the price!

What is Match Green Tea?

Matcha green tea is made from very finely ground green tea leaves.  Matcha, in Japanese, literally means “powdered tea”.  All true teas (teas that are not made from herbs), come from the same plant, the evergreen Camellia sinensis.  The only difference between black, green, and oolong teas, are the way in which the leaves are processed after they have been harvested.  Green tea is lightly processed, giving it the highest amount of antioxidant polyphenols than other teas.  Basically, polyphenols are plant antioxidants, and antioxidants are substances that help our bodies ward off oxidative damage, keeping our bodies healthy in return.

Why is Matcha Tea Such an Awesome Superfood?

Matcha green tea takes all of the health benefits of traditional loose green tea, and increases those benefits exponentially.  When you consume green tea, especially Matcha, you’re getting a tremendous amount of health-boosting benefits with each sip.  Green tea has been shown to promote heart health, help prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, and is also a great anti-almost-everything.  (Green tea is know for it’s antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cavity properties.  It also has great anti-allergy benefits too.)

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How to Prevent Blisters Naturally


Do Not Try This at Home

Here’s a bad idea from the website Pure Wow. In their “No Brainers” email for October 18, 2014, they give their readers the following tip. Before wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time, they suggest rubbing your feet with clear deodorant in all of the places you expect those new shoes to rub. This is NOT a good idea. In fact, it could be potentially harmful to your health.

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