How to Use Oatmeal To Make Your Beautiful

Oats – or Avena sativa – have enjoyed a long history of use as a safe and effective topical treatment for a wide array of skin conditions. First used medicinally in ancient Rome, oatmeal carries both dermatological and cosmetic benefits: it cleanses, moisturizes, soothes, and protects the skin. Setting itself apart from other cereal grains, oatmeal is especially rich in proteins, complex carbohydrates, lipids, vitamin E, and a wealth of antioxidants. Colloidal oatmeal is derived from finely ground whole dehulled oat grain. When combined with water, honey, oils, yogurt, lotion, or other liquids, colloidal…

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How To Get Rid Of Head Lice

Just the thought of lice makes most people shiver. Head lice are teeny tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts where they dine on blood. Nearly ten million school children are diagnosed with lice each year. Lice can be contracted by coming in contact with an infected person through play, sports, school or wearing clothing of someone who has the parasite. You can even get head lice by lying on bedding that an infected person was lying on. It is thought that poor hygiene precipitates a lice…

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How To Wash Your Hair Naturally Without Using Shampoo

You might be surprised to learn that many people are giving up their habit of shampooing every day or even forgoing it altogether, but the reality is, hair shampoos have only been around for 75 years or so. Before the 1930s, bar soaps like Castile were used to wash hair, or people used alternatives like vinegar rinses, teas, and herbs to clean their locks. When modern shampoo was introduced, women initially used it only once a week to wash their hair. With the advent of styling tools like hair dryers,…

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How to Cure Your Warts

Warts are often associated with witches and frogs. After all, you’ve probably seen more than a few witches depicted with a wart on the tip of their noses, and you’ve heard about that old wive’s tale that claims warts develop after you touch a toad or a frog. But people don’t get warts from frogs or toads, whether they’re a witch or the average Joe, or Jane, as the case may be. The root cause of all warts is the human papillomavirus, or HPV, of which there are more than…

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Reasons Why You Should Put Mango Butter On Your Skin & Hair

If you’ve ever eaten a mango, you know how delicious and juicy this fruit is – and, while you probably toss the seed out, those seeds are actually what’s used to make mango butter. Mango butter is a soft, creamy butter that has a very mild scent. It’s extracted from the de-shelled fruit kernels of the mango tree, and then heated and boiled in order to achieve the ideal consistency. While mango butter shares many of the same uses as those butters you’re probably more familiar with, like shea butter and cocoa butter,…

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