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7 Natural Alternatives of Beauty Products

7 Natural Alternatives of Beauty Products

In some ways, the outer beauty reflects what’s within. For instance, if you’re healthy and fit, it shows in the skin, hair, and face. It’s just sad that some individuals resort to commercial beauty products to boost and flaunt that outer beauty. Of course, it is totally wrong. Most of these commercial products only contain hazardous chemicals, which instead of improving your looks, may only cause damage.

Thankfully, plenty of natural alternatives to commercial beauty products have been discovered. Plus, the results are just the same. When paired with a healthy diet and exercise, you’ll go a long way. Here are 7 natural alternatives you can find at home. Promise, they work so well that you’ll wish you knew about them sooner.

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Vacation Benefits: The Power of a Day at the Beach

Vacation Benefits The Power of a Day at the Beach

A trip to the coast is the ideal summer vacation for most Americans.  People are willing to fly or drive to the nearest sandy beach, even if it’s days away, all for a dose of that sweet “vitamin sea.”  Instinctively, we know a relaxing vacation benefits the body and spirit. But now, actual scientific research backs up those feelings. Sure, almost any vacation is going to make a person feel more relaxed. However, studies have shown that  people who live near the ocean—even with all the normal stresses of work and daily life—tend to experience better mental and physical health. Of course, most Americans don’t live within view of a coastline and have to make the best of those occasional opportunities to put their feet in the sand.

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Coconut Oil for Pet Tear Stains: Goodbye Ugly Red Streaks!

Coconut Oil for Pet Tear Stains Goodbye Ugly Red Streaks

Those red, rusty tear stains are like blemishes on your sweet puppy’s face. Tear stains aren’t harmful to your pet, but they look unattractive and can emit an unpleasant odor. There are several  products on the market claiming they can remove staining. Some may work, but not all of them are as safe as they claim. Not long ago, products using the antibiotic tylosin tartrate were taken off the market because they were not approved by the FDA for use on or around your pet’s eyes. Using coconut oil for pet tear stains is a safe and simple remedy you may not have heard of—until now!

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Coconut Oil for Keratosis Pilaris: Caring for Skin the Natural Way

Coconut Oil for Keratosis Pilaris Caring for Skin the Natural Way

Smooth skin is always in season, but anyone with less-than-perfect skin knows summer is the worst time to have outbreaks of chronic skin issues. All those shorts, tank tops and sleeveless dresses hang in the closet mocking you as you cover up bumps and red patches with long sleeves and pants. And it’s not just about vanity. Higher temperatures and sweaty skin can make conditions like acne, pityriasis rosea and keratosis pilaris look and feel worse. Using coconut oil for keratosis pilaris and similar types of skin irritations can help clear your skin, creating more comfort and more confidence all year long.

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6 Things You Should Know About Organic Coconut Sugar

6 Things You Should Know About Organic Coconut Sugar

Sure, organic coconut sugar may not  be new to most of you, but it’s still a trending topic because of the many rumors attached to it. Well, let us clear things one at a time.  

First off, this sugar is not from the fruit of the coconut palm itself. Instead, it comes from the sap of the blossoms of the tree, which is placed under controlled heat to let the water evaporate. Because of its brown color and sweet taste, it is often confused with brown sugar.

Yet, even if we know how and where organic coconut sugar comes from, there are still things we need to know about it. We’ve listed some of them below.

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