Natural Health: How to Make Matcha Green Tea

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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

Prevent Blisters NaturallyYOUR TWO FEET + POTENTIALLY TOXIC DEODORANT = A VERY BAD IDEA

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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Lavender Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade natural beauty is where it’s at!  Not only are homemade natural beauty products great for your skin, but they’re easy on the wallet too.  I know you can easily go out and purchase wonderful sugar scrubs made with all-natural organic ingredients, but those are ridiculously expensive!  Why spend a fortune for somethings that’s easy to make with ingredients you probably already have sitting in your kitchen pantry?

Below you’ll find my favorite sugar scrub recipe.  For an added aromatherapy kick, try varying this recipe with 1 or 2 drops lemongrass essential oil in addition to the lavender.  I made the lavender + lemongrass version for a dear friend’s 21st birthday, and it was a hit with all the women at the party!

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