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The Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients for Your Beauty Routine

Although most people don’t realize it, their favorite skin care products can be significant contributors to their expose to harmful ingredients, toxins and chemicals. That's “the real price of beauty,” but you can avoid the chemical options for natural skin care ingredients instead. Fact is the majority of store-bought, commercially produced beauty products come packed…

Powerful Phytonutrients Reduce Blood Pressure, Inflammation and Cholesterol

Phytonutrients are nutrients found in plants that develop to protect the plant from damaging environments. Plants are exposed to excess ultraviolet radiation, predator pests, toxins and pollution, resulting in the generation of dangerous free radicals within their cells. These free radicals can then bind and damage proteins, cell membranes and DNA of the plant. Fortunately, phytonutrients…

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits and Uses (30!)

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? It sure is. Even before its recent surge in popularity, the extensive list of apple cider vinegar benefits has been well-known for centuries. It's been shown to keep blood sugar in check, amp up weight loss, and even improve the appearance of acne and scarring, among other apple…

Best Sunscreens & Toxic Ones to Avoid

It's no secret that the sun (in moderate doses) provides all sorts of health benefits, including helping our bodies manufacture vital vitamin D. With warmer weather right around the corner, though, many people are looking for the best sunscreens to cut their risk of sun overexposure, sunburns and possibly skin cancer. Environmental Working Group's 16th annual…

DIY Retinol Facial Serum

Although the skin is subject to acne, other skin conditions and aging, as the body's largest organ, it also has the potential to soak up a lot of healthy vitamins. One of the main vitamins our skin soaks up is vitamin D, which it absorbs from sunlight. The skin can also absorb vitamins from face…

12 Neroli Oil Uses, Including for Pain, Inflammation and the Skin

What precious botanical oil requires around 1,000 pounds of handpicked flowers to be produced? I’ll give you a hint — its fragrance can be described as a deep, intoxicating mix of citrus and floral aromas. Its scent isn’t the only reason you’ll want to read on. This essential oil is excellent at soothing agitated nerves and…

Mango Butter for Skin Repair, Healthier Hair & More

When you think of mango, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the sweet yellow-orange flesh of the fruit that instantly brings you to the tropics. You may be surprised to learn that there's more to mango than that. The woody kernel in the center of the fruit is jam-packed with healthy fats…

Hay Fever: Natural Ways to Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

What makes spring so beautiful for many people leads to misery for those who suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms. Fresh-cut grass, blooming trees and flowers, and weeds release pollen, causing seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever) in an estimated 40 million to 60 million people each year, or up to 20 percent of people…

Does Lettuce Water for Sleep Really Work?

First, celery juice became a trend for its potential digestive benefits. Now lettuce water is the new craze. What is lettuce water good for, if anything? Lettuces — whether romaine, iceberg, red lettuce or less common types — contain compounds that are known to have anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, lettuce seed oil (made from Lactuca…