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Hydrating Salve

image depicts 4oz jars with 2oz in it, yours will be full 🙂

I am making and shipping orders of my hydrating salve. This salve is super moisturizing, naturally healing for your skin, and a little goes a VERY, VERY long way. The base is grapeseed oil, beeswax and coconut oil I add vitamin E and customize with essential oils. (i.e. you may want lavender, tea tree and geranium for a mild case of eczema or eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender for osteoarthritis, eucalyptus and lavender to sooth muscles etc) The salve is $18 for a 4 oz jar. I just started offering this in my shop. I hope you enjoy. 

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Diatomaceous Earth

Some of my family members have been taking Diatomaceous Earth (DE) internally for years now.  I have used this several times throughout the years as a detox, or cleanse.  My father drinks it with acv and water almost daily.  My sister gives it to her family in smoothies fairly regularly.  I have an uncle who has been drinking it several times a week.  So, what is Diatomaceous Earth and why add it to my diet?

What it is:

Basically, it is fossilized diatoms, or algae. It has a talc like consistency and doesn’t dissolve in liquid, nor is it fully digested or absorbed into your body, however some of the trace minerals with it are. There are different grades of DE, in this post I will generally be referring to food grade. DE was discovered in the 1830s, by a peasant thinking he had found a lime deposit.

Uses:

There are many uses for DE.  It has been used as an health aid, a mild abrasive, a filter medium, an insecticide, an absorption medium, a thermal insulator, DNA purification, an anti-caking agent, a hydroponic growing medium and more. DE should not be inhaled.

There are many claims to what DE can do for you when taken internally. From what I’ve read about it, DE works physically (not chemically) by actually moving through your system attracting bacteria, viruses, etc and exiting your body with them.  There are lots of sites with information about DE if you care to look into it to see if it is right for you as an added supplement to your diet. Here are some of the health benefits people have claimed came from adding DE to their diet:

Lower blood pressure

Lower cholesterol

Removal of intestinal parasites

Laxative

Detox

Weight loss accelerator

Anti-Aging

Joint pain relief

Slows tissue degeneration

Cough suppressant

Menopausal symptom relief

Disclaimer for FDA:

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Discussion of Diatomaceous Earth health benefits is based solely on personal experience and testimony shared by individual DE users and this company cannot market or label DE as a human health supplement with specific medical claims.

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References:

^http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

^http://www.earthworkshealth.com/human-use.php

^http://diatomaceous.org/

^http://howtousediatomaceousearth.com/


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Homemade Mouthwash

   

      Homemade Mouthwash

  • 1 c distilled water
  • 1 c vodka
  • 10 drops mint essential oil of your choice (peppermint, spearmint etc)
  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or glass jar of your choice.  Shake before each use, gargle and swish like normal mouthwash.  


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Homemade Natural Dandruff Shampoo

We have one family member with eczema on the scalp and one family member with dandruff.  THIS shampoo works well for BOTH.

     Dandruff Shampoo

Combine all ingredients and put in the dispenser of your choice.  I use a pump because it is easier to use in the shower for the boys.  It only takes a small amount, just enough to cover and wash the scalp with.


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Natural Homemade Insect Repellent Spray

     Insect Repellent Spray

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. spray on skin before going outdoors.  You can also spritz on your outdoor furniture and other things in the area you are going to be hanging around in.

 


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Homemade Natural Toothpaste

Yep, I made that plunge.  😉 Your’e Welcome.

     Toothpaste

  • 4 T Coconut Oil (I used organic, virgin)
  • 6 T Baking Soda
  • 1 packet Stevia Powder
  • 30-50 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (start low and add to your liking)

Mix all ingredients together.  Store in sealed container on your counter.  You can experiment with other flavors etc.  I have heard of people using other mint oils in place of the peppermint.  Make it your own.

 


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Honey Sugar Scrub

Honey Sugar Scrub

  • 2 c sugar (I use raw cane)
  • 20-30 drops essential oil (don’t use photosensitive oil if going in the sun after using)
  • 1.5-2 T vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 t  Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil (I use organic)

Combine all ingredients, store in a lidded container in bathroom, or better yet right in the shower where you can reach lol.

 

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