Category: Health Tips

Relief for Irritated Skin

Relief for Irritated Skin

| 2 July 2014

Oatmeal can work wonders for skin that has been treated roughly. Boil some oats in water, and then let it cool down, until it is lukewarm. The quantity of the oats depends on the skin area that you have to cover. Take a damp cloth or damp gauze and spread some boiled oatmeal on it. […]

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Cinnamon against Acne

Cinnamon against Acne

| 19 February 2014

Cinnamon is much more than the sweet smelling spice we use in our cooking and baking. Did you know that cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory? Cinnamon sticks, powder and cinnamon oil have so many uses, you will be surprised. Cinnamon can relieve acne owing to its antiseptic properties. It can kill […]

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Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for Hangnails

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for Hangnails

| 3 February 2014

Hangnails are painful and can easily get infected. Many people bite them or pull them off. They usually come off attached to a piece of healthy skin, and this small wound is an open door to harmful bacteria. Hangnails usually form when the skin is allowed to dry, and you can prevent this by keeping […]

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Cinnamon against Diabetes Type II

Cinnamon against Diabetes Type II

| 15 January 2014

Cinnamon is used mainly to flavor various dishes and desserts. It is also available in the form of essential oil, and it is also used in the preparation of a beverage. Studies have shown that a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes as it contains […]

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Stop craving sweets

Stop craving sweets

| 4 November 2013

Do you have a very active sweet tooth and your waistline seems to be expanding accordingly? Here is a trick that may help you conquer this craving. Put one teaspoon baking soda in a glass of warm water. Stir until the soda dissolves. Rinse your mouth with the soda-water. You mustn’t swallow the mixture, just […]

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Throat infections

Throat infections

| 21 October 2013

A sore throat can be dealth with, with this simple yet effective way. In half a glass of water, add 5 drops essential oil of geranium. Gargle for 5  – 6 minutes taking care not to swallow the mixture. You can gargle with the mixture up to three times a day. The anti-microbial, astringent and […]

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Blocked nose

Blocked nose

| 23 September 2013

You have a nasty cold and your nose is blocked? In 2 tablespoonfuls of  almond oil, add 3 drops essential oil of eucalyptus, 3 drops essential oil of lavender and two drops essential oil of mint. Fill your bathtub with hot water and add the mixture of almond oil and essential oils. Soak in the […]

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Sprains

Sprains

| 19 August 2013

Have you sprained your foot?  Put ice-cold water in a bowl and add 3 drops essential oil of mint and 2 drops essential oil of lavender. Soak a piece of cotton wool or a compress, wring it well and place on the sprain, repeating the process every so often  so that the compress is always […]

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Sleep better at night

Sleep better at night

| 5 August 2013

If you want to sleep better at night you can turn to essential oils for help. Two drops of essential oils at one corner of your pillowcase or on a piece of cotton wool that you will put inside your pillowcase will do the trick. If you suffer from insomnia, use essential oil of lavender. […]

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A few tips on how to help lower LDL Cholesterol

A few tips on how to help lower LDL Cholesterol

| 22 July 2013

So many people have high cholesterol and triglycerides and are either on very strict diets or take medicine prescribed by their doctor. There are some foodstuffs that help lower cholesterol, so why not give them a try to help things along? A healthy diet and a daily walk never did anyone any harm.  On the […]

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