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

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

5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil as it is sometimes called, is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree endemic to Australia. Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree oil for centuries. These native people crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, then inhale it to treat coughs and colds. It could … Continue reading 5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow

Source: Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow by Dr. Edward Group In some ways, your skin is like a road map of your life. The chin scar from when you fell off your bike in second grade, the crinkles around your eyes from decades of laughter, the crease that appears when you’re … Continue reading Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow

Chemicals in regular sunscreen can accumulate in the blood over time, warn scientists

Sun protection is important to keep the skin healthy, that’s why sunscreen is a common component of any everyday kit. But a study conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that chemicals in sunscreen can be absorbed into people’s bloodstreams. The absorption happens so quickly that the FDA wants to continue testing … Continue reading Chemicals in regular sunscreen can accumulate in the blood over time, warn scientists

More than a natural pest repellent: Use neem oil to boost your hair and dental health

You may know and use neem oil as a natural pesticide and insecticide. In addition to repelling pesky insects, the extract also supports healthy hair and teeth. Neem comes from the neem tree (Azadirachta indica). Also called Indian lilac, the seeds of the tree contain a natural oil with numerous uses. One of the most common … Continue reading More than a natural pest repellent: Use neem oil to boost your hair and dental health

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

Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema

Who says you have to put up with eczema for the rest of your life? Or, for that matter, use expensive and potentially harmful chemicals to get rid of it? An article in Homeo-Pathic demonstrates how to make home remedies for the skin condition using good old apple cider vinegar. Also called dermatitis, eczema is rooted in a number … Continue reading Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema

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

Hawaii bans sunscreen chemicals that destroy coral reefs

Just how toxic is your sunscreen? Many of the chemicals used to “protect” you from the sun are so hazardous that they actually threaten the well-being of some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, like coral reefs. In fact, the state of Hawaii just passed a bill banning the sale of sunscreens that contain … Continue reading Hawaii bans sunscreen chemicals that destroy coral reefs