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Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema

Is your skin red, dry, scaly and extremely itchy? Have you been diagnosed with eczema? The skin condition eczema is believed to affect over 30 million Americans. So, what is eczema? In fact, eczema isn’t a single condition; it is actually a group of skin conditions that includes atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand…

What Are Eczema Symptoms? Plus 5 Natural Treatments

Eczema symptoms, which commonly include skin dryness and itchiness, affect about 20 percent of children (roughly one in five) and up to 4 percent of adults. Eczema, along with related skin conditions like dermatitis and allergies, tends to develop most often among people who already have very dry, sensitive skin or a rundown immune system. In…

Make Your Own Eczema Cream

The word eczema itself just doesn't sound good. It comes from a Greek word that means to effervesce, bubble or boil over. And for the 30 million (!), according to the Eczema Foundation, people who suffer from it, they know it doesn't look or feel good, either. There's got to be some effective home remedies for eczema rather…

Top Tea Tree Oil Uses and Benefits

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds, which is why it's one of the top antibacterial essential oils. Tea tree is a volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. It's been widely used throughout Australia for at least…

Essential Oils: 11 Main Benefits and 101 Uses

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties, they continue to gain popularity as natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns. There's no wonder why considering the high cost of health…

Vitamin B5 / Pantothenic Acid Deficiency & How to Get Enough!

There are plenty of ways to get proper amounts of vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid) into your diet, and because many people consume B5 vitamin foods frequently, luckily today we don’t see a large percentage of adults suffering from dangerous B5 vitamin deficiency. What does pantothenic acid do to your body? Studies have…

Homemade Bug Spray (and All-Natural!)

Bug bites can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. It’s important to keep the bugs away, but instead of using conventional recipes and showering your body in harmful chemicals, try this homemade bug spray recipe. Most store-bought bug sprays contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), which has received mixed reviews during research. According to Scientific American: Duke University pharmacologist…

Sunflower Lecithin Benefits for the Brain, Skin, Gut & More

Flip over just about any of your favorite food or beauty products and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll spot soy, egg or sunflower lecithin on the ingredients label. Commonly used as an emulsifier and emollient in both processed foods and cosmetics alike, sunflower lecithin has also begun gaining traction in the supplement world thanks…

Cook with Cumin Seeds to Help Digestion & Immune System

You are probably familiar with the earthy, nutty and spicy flavor of cumin seeds or ground cumin. After all, humans have been using cumin in culinary dishes since ancient times — but did you know that cumin seeds have also been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, from digestive issues to respiratory conditions? In…

Burdock Root Detoxes Blood, Lymph System and Skin

What if I told you that a certain plant's roots could detoxify your blood, lymphatic system and skin? Would you be interested? If so, you should know about burdock root. Burdock root has been valued across continents for thousands of years for its ability to purify blood and cool internal heat. Internally and externally, it…