5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges can be used in their entirety. In fact, the peels may carry more nutritional benefits than the juicy pulp inside. For instance, a tablespoon of orange peel has thrice more vitamin C than the fruit, and four times more fiber. With so much food waste, there are … Continue reading 5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

A new study warned that more than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Researchers found that 52 percent of the cosmetic products they analyzed, which included concealers, lip products and foundations, contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Earlier studies have linked PFAS to health issues such as cancer, hypertension and … Continue reading Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

Celebrate, but not with glitter: Glitter is a toxic pollutant that should be banned, warn scientists

Glitter is tiny, sparkly and festive, but these minuscule particles are harmful to the environment. According to experts, glitter should be banned to protect oceans and marine life. Why is glitter bad for the environment? Glitter particles are very small, and marine animals often mistake them for food. This is bad because microplastics like glitter can damage … Continue reading Celebrate, but not with glitter: Glitter is a toxic pollutant that should be banned, warn scientists

Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Neem oil is a versatile substance used in traditional medicine. This incredible natural remedy has many uses, including the ability to relieve common skin conditions like acne and eczema. Neem oil, an antioxidant-rich natural cure Neem oil is a natural product that comes from the neem tree. In Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines, neem oil is … Continue reading Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays

The outdoor season is upon us, and the joys of getting outside are literally on our doorstep. What a wonderful time to bask in the glory that is mother nature, and revel in her relentless beauty and ability to nurture the body and mind. That is, until the insects show up, then the beauty of being outside … Continue reading Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays

More than a beauty product: 10 Survival uses for lip balm

Many people use lip balm daily to prevent dry and chapped lips. It’s small, lightweight and extremely easy to stow in pockets, hygiene kits or purses. But lip balm can do so much more than just moisturize lips. This inconspicuous object can also be used as a survival tool due to its versatility. If you … Continue reading More than a beauty product: 10 Survival uses for lip balm

Exfoliate and moisturize: 6 Natural and effective remedies for dry skin on your face

Not everyone has flawless skin, especially on the face. Some people are more prone to having dry skin on the face than others. There are many reasons why dry facial skin occurs, such as changes in temperature or humidity; using soaps with harsh chemicals; and skin problems like eczema. The skin naturally produces an oil … Continue reading Exfoliate and moisturize: 6 Natural and effective remedies for dry skin on your face

Careful what you share! If it goes on or in your body, you may be sharing bacteria, fungi, and viruses

Good hygiene is not just about cleaning and disinfecting yourself regularly. It also involves preventing the spread of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses. That is why people need to avoid sharing towels, toiletries, toothbrushes, and other items. The practice of sharing lip balms, lipsticks, and pots of cream increases the risk of picking up contagious diseases. … Continue reading Careful what you share! If it goes on or in your body, you may be sharing bacteria, fungi, and viruses

Glitter sunscreen is this summer’s biggest beauty trend, but experts warn it is harmful to the environment

Chemical-based sunscreens are unsafe enough on their own. But the glitter sunscreen that came out this summer of 2018 might pollute the environment on top of the existing detrimental effects on human health, an article in Harper’s Bazaar reported. Glitter is highly popular among women and children. Makeup, nail polish, and lip gloss are just some of the common … Continue reading Glitter sunscreen is this summer’s biggest beauty trend, but experts warn it is harmful to the environment

Chemical-free sunscreens and sunburn treatments

When shopping for sunscreen, options are often limited to those that are easy to apply but are full of harmful chemicals or natural variants that are thick and too sticky. But you can stop worrying about what kind of sunscreen or after-sun skin treatments to buy because listed below are several chemical-free options. (h/t to OutsideOnline.com) … Continue reading Chemical-free sunscreens and sunburn treatments