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Category: Home Remedies

  • How to Detoxify your Personal Lubricant, Find Healthier Options, and Make Your Own Organic Lube

      It’s gross: we add some of the most researched toxins to our personal lubricants including known irritants, cancer-causers, and even an ingredient in anti-freeze. None of these ingredients help the health of a woman and some can significantly harm fertility or make a woman more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In particular watch…
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  • DIY Deodorants: Safer, healthier, nontoxic alternatives

    How to make safer, healthier, nontoxic deodorants If you are learning how to make your own deodorants, than you probably already know a few things about the many toxins found in many of our skincare products, including deodorants. (You may still like to learn more about the Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry or 14…
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  • Healing Baking Soda Drink Recipe

    How to use baking soda for healing infections and staving off disease One of the cheapest and easiest ways to oxygenate your body is with baking soda.  (I adapted this recipe from the Healthy, Wild, and Free blog and I’ve been using it for awhile.)  ½ tsp of baking soda (I recommend diminishing to 1/4…
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  • Eat Your Sunscreen: How to protect your skin with food

    Foods high in carotenoids provide natural sun protection. These include many fruits and vegetables, especially leafy dark greens and those that are yellow-orange like apricots, carrots, and yams. Other good sources include eggs, spirulina, and algae. The red pigment found in salmon, trout, and shrimp is another potent carotenoid. Get your Vitamin D. Vitamin D…
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  • Curing warts naturally

    Years ago, when I went off to college, I didn’t go alone. I took with me three warts on the tip of my left index finger. I had worked for years trying to get rid of them: over the counter creams, that weird freezing thing the doctor does, and I had even chewed it off…
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  • DIY Lice Treatment Spray & Salve

    Read the related article for all the Green Mama secrets on dealing with this pesty nuisance.   Natural Lice Spray Use this on dry hair for a preventative spray or on wet hair followed–by nit combing–to help  effectively treat lice. 4 cups apple cider vinegar 20 drops Tea Tree Oil 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil…
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  • Belly, Body, Breast, and Baby Balm

    This recipe has changed and morphed over the years – but it is basically the simplest and best skin hydration I’ve found. Not only do I make it to use at home, I make extra when I blend a batch to share with new mamas in my community. No photos will be shared of this…
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  • Cure Athlete’s Foot at Home

    Athlete’s Foot: Yuck. However, if you are an athlete or the mother to one, this nasty little foot fungus might very well be all to familiar. One look at those over the counter anti-fungul creams and their BIG warnings: DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING and I, at least, thought: “There must be a…
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