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Being that magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, you could say that it is kind of important. Magnesium has several functions in the body and brain. Most people, however, do not get enough of this mineral. While there are plant-based, magnesium-rich foods you can consume, we are bringing you a magnesium body butter to help replenish magnesium levels, which works to improve sleep and reduce anxiety.

 

The majority of magnesium in the body is found in bones, while the rest is found in soft tissues, fluids, and muscles. Magnesium is necessary for cells to function properly. Involved in more than 600 biochemical reactions in the body, magnesium aids with protein formation, gene maintenance, muscle movements, nervous system regulation, and energy creation. The bottom line is that magnesium is necessary for a healthy body, but most people don’t get the amount they require.

 

What Is A Magnesium Deficiency?

About 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium, but they don’t know it. Some people mistake symptoms of magnesium deficiency as part of natural life or other health conditions. General fatigue, poor sleep, regular headaches, digestive troubles, or feelings of stress or anxiety are common symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

 

Causes of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Consuming too much caffeine
  • Eating junk food (especially processed sugars)
  • Excess stress
  • Poor sleep patterns

Benefits of Magnesium:

  • Reduces stress
  • Increases energy
  • Soothes muscle cramps
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Calms nerves

 

Ingredients For Magnesium Body Butter:

  • ½ cup unrefined cocoa butter
  • ½ cup virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup magnesium oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • double boiler
  • 4oz glass jars for storing body butter

Instructions:

  • Using a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter. Once it is melted, add the coconut oil and melt.
  • Add the magnesium oil, mix well, remove from the heat, and allow the mixture to cool for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator. The mixture should be completely solid.
  • Remove the mixture from the fridge and add to a mixing bowl or cake mixer. Whip the mixture for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the essential oils and whip for an additional 5 minutes, or until you have a light and fluffy consistency like whipped cream.

 

How To Use

For Muscle Cramps: Massage one teaspoon of body butter on the affected area to relieve tension.

For Relaxing Sleep: Before bedtime, massage 1 teaspoon of body butter on the bottom of each foot, and rub a thumbnail size amount on the back of the neck.

For Stress & Headaches: Massage a small amount of the body butter on the back of your neck near the base of your skull. It is also beneficial to massage a small amount on the temples and forehead, but be careful to avoid getting the body butter in your eyes.

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-magnesium-benefits#section2

https://oneessentialcommunity.com/calming-magnesium-body-butter-essential-oils/

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DIY Antihistamine Balm For Allergy Relief https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-antihistamine-balm-for-allergy-relief/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-antihistamine-balm-for-allergy-relief/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:10:42 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=79486 A lot of people suffer from allergies or general congestion during springtime. Protect yourself by making this DIY antihistamine balm.

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Spring is in full swing and the flowers are in bloom. Those with intense pollen allergies, however, may not be rejoicing during this time. No need to fret because there are natural remedies that can help you get fight off allergies. If you want some quick relief, we found an all-natural antihistamine balm.

 

Rather than buying pharmaceutical antihistamines, it is better to use natural ingredients to provide allergy relief. This balm is always beneficial to have on hand, especially during spring when a lot of people are prone to sinus issues, congestion, throat irritation, itchy eyes, seasonal allergies, or allergies that involve stings or rashes. The active ingredients are powerful essential oils and we are going to give you some information as to how they benefit you.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil:

This oil contains antispasmodic properties and acts as an expectorant. Inhaling the aroma can help relieve a sore throat or clear up sinuses. Outside of using this oil in the DIY balm, you can add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser and leave it in your room. This will help relieve allergy symptoms and contribute to better breathing.

 

Frankincense Essential Oil:

While people may think of the three wise men when frankincense oil is mentioned, it should also be thought of as an essential oil that helps to relieve anxiety and reduce inflammation. Your frankincense inhalation should be done sparingly because it is very powerful. That is why there are two carrier oils in this DIY balm.

 

Lavender Essential Oil:

Rich in powerful anti-inflammatory properties, lavender is a natural antihistamine that is extremely beneficial to use during an allergic reaction. It has been commonly used with a carrier oil to help those suffering from skin irritations like insect bites, hives, or other reactions.

 

Lemon Essential Oil:

Supporting the lymphatic and immune systems, lemon essential oil helps to stimulate white blood cell production and aids with overall body detoxification. Lemon essential oil is commonly used around the home to get rid of airborne allergens. You can add some lemon essential oil to a diffuser and place it in common areas to help lessen allergies.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 small balm containers
  • 5 ounces beeswax, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil (you can also use another carrier oil like jojoba oil or olive oil)
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops frankincense essential oil

Instructions:

  • Fill the bottom half of a double boiler two-thirds of the way with water and place the whole thing over medium heat. Put the beeswax in the top of the double boiler and melt the wax. Make sure that you don’t burn it because that will destroy the benefits.
  • Once the beeswax is melted, stir in the coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Make sure that you stir this mixture well.
  • Remove from the heat and then add the essential oils in, drop by drop. Make sure to thoroughly mix these in so they are evenly distributed throughout the balm.
  • Pour the mixture in the little balm containers and let the mixture cool at room temperature. This should take about 45 minutes.
  • Once they are cooled, put the lids on and store them in a cool, dry place.

How To Use:

  • Take a thumbnail size amount of the balm and rub on the affected area. You can also rub it on the bottoms of your feet, your chest, neck, or below your nostrils to help with clearer breathing.

 

Sources:

https://www.happy-mothering.com/02/health-2/antihistamine-balm-natural-allergy-relief/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=302815332_8639268_346935

https://organicaromas.com/blogs/aromatherapy-and-essential-oils/5-essential-oils-for-allergy-relief

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/essential-oils-for-allergies/

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Chemical-Free Moisturizer For Healthier Skin https://www.dherbs.com/articles/chemical-free-moisturizer-for-healthier-skin/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/chemical-free-moisturizer-for-healthier-skin/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:10:46 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=78851 You’ll be thanking us once you start using this all-natural DIY facial moisturizer. It rejuvenates the skin and helps balance pH levels.

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Isn’t it great when something so simple works out much better than something you saw on an infomercial? That’s exactly why we are sharing this amazing chemical-free facial moisturizer with you. People get suckered into buying skincare products, which contain a plethora of chemicals, after seeing “miracle” photos in various advertisements. The reality is that these products can sometimes worsen the condition of your skin.

 

Products that claim to get rid of acne may have chemicals that irritate or dry out the skin. This occasionally causes the skin to produce more oils, resulting in imbalanced pH levels. Additionally, the skin absorbs whatever you put on it. Those chemicals in whatever cream, lotion, cleanser, or moisturizer you use enter the body and can ultimately harm your internal organs.

 

If you are looking to improve the health of your skin, become friends with extra virgin olive oil and castor oil. These help to balance the skin’s oil production on your face and they work to get rid of bacteria and clogged pores. We know it may sound counterintuitive to put more oil on your oily face. The truth is that these oils help dissolve the oils, which are naturally produced on your skin, and they wash away the impurities, helping your face feel moisturized.

 

Because everyone’s skin is different, you may need to experiment with different ratios to find what mixture is best for you. You may need to use more olive oil and less castor oil if you have dryer skin. Start off with small amounts at first so that you aren’t wasting these precious oils! If you have normal skin, the following recipe may be beneficial.

 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup castor oil
  • small soft washcloth
  • small container for storing oil mixture

Instructions:

  • It is recommended that you only apply this mixture once a day before bed to allow the oils to nurture your skin overnight.
  • Mix the oils together in a glass jar.
  • Pour about one teaspoon of the oil mixture in your hands, rub them together, and apply the mixture all over your face.
  • Take the washcloth and run it under hot water. Place this over your face and leave it on until it becomes cool.
  • Using the washcloth, wipe your face and then rinse the washcloth off.
  • If you feel that your skin is dry, apply a couple drops of olive oil on your skin.
  • Store the mixture in a cool, dry place.

Pro Tip:

  • It may be beneficial to add some essential oils to your oil mixture. Try adding a few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil.

 

Source:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/make-your-own-chemical-free-cleanser-and-moisturizer-for-healthy-skin/

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Avoid Chemical Air Fresheners With Natural Room Scents https://www.dherbs.com/articles/avoid-chemical-air-fresheners-with-natural-room-scents/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/avoid-chemical-air-fresheners-with-natural-room-scents/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:15:36 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=79226 Add fragrant aromas to your home using simple, natural ingredients. Keep the chemicals out and good smells inside with these natural scents.

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Americans buy air fresheners as if they are going out of style. With more scents and options than ever before, including solid, plug-in, and aerosol varieties, air freshener sales have doubled since 2003. Despite warnings from environmental groups, people continue to buy air fresheners, which contain an array of chemical pollutants that threaten their health.

 

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) conducted a study in 2007 to find out the effects of inhaling these chemical aromas. Across the board, 14 different air fresheners contained chemicals that could cause developmental and reproductive problems. This study helped to highlight the dangers of phthalates, which are chemicals that are used as plastic softeners or to hold fragrances. Even though the dangers of air fresheners were brought to light, they weren’t removed from the market. The only ones that were removed were three of the ones with the highest phthalates levels.

 

So How Do You Freshen Your Home?

There is an incredibly simple solution to this problem. You can avoid a stale smell in your home by using all-natural, fragrant spices, herbs, and fruit. Not only do these ingredients work to eliminate odors, but they also help you keep chemicals out of your home. To get ideas for different scents to use, we have listed the most fragrant ones below.

 

Herbs: You can use any herb that you enjoy, but ones that are sturdier on woody twigs last longer (think rosemary and thyme). You can also use sage.

Citrus: Using other fruits is a gamble because they can go bad quickly. Citrus fruits last for a while and they are particularly fragrant, especially lemons and oranges.

Spices: Just open your spice cabinet and see which aromas entice you with their scent. You can use whole spices or ground spices, but whole spices look more aesthetically pleasing. Cinnamon sticks, star anise, or whole cloves are great options.

Pine Or Cedar Needles: If you have pine or cedar trees in your area, grab some needles or twigs and you are good to go. They make your home smell like the wilderness!

 

How To Make Your Scented Mixtures:

The easiest way to make your natural scent combinations is to get a pint-size glass jar and fill it with your desired ingredients. Fill it up with water just to measure and then pour everything into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Make sure to keep an eye on the water because you don’t want it to boil off. After simmering for about 10 minutes, remove from the heat and let it cool before transferring it back to the pint-size jar. You can add more water to fill it to the brim. Set it where you want.

 

Great Scent Combinations

Scent #1: Orange slices, cinnamon, & cloves. This lasts for a while and you can reheat it to intensify the aromas.

Scent #2: Lemon slices, rosemary sprigs, and alcohol-free vanilla extract. This is refreshing and perfect for the bathroom.

Scent #3: Orange slices, ginger slices, and alcohol-free almond extract. It is sweet smelling and bold!

Scent #4: Pine or cedar twigs, bay leaves, and nutmeg. This is a complex aroma and may take some getting used to, like a fine wine.

Scent #5: Lime slices, thyme sprigs, and alcohol-free vanilla extract. This is a pleasant scent and you can add mint to it to kick it up a notch.

 

Play around with different ingredients and see which combination you like best.

 

Sources:

https://www.theyummylife.com/Natural_Room_Scents#EmbedRecipe_275

https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/air-freshener-dangers.htm

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Soothing DIY Bath Salts For Cold & Flu Season https://www.dherbs.com/articles/soothing-diy-bath-salts-for-cold-flu-season/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/soothing-diy-bath-salts-for-cold-flu-season/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:20:12 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=78935 Rather than using medications that can make you feel drowsy at work, it is better to soak in a bath with these bath salts to feel better.

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You can’t put life on hold when you get sick, even though the only thing you want to do is curl up in bed to sleep the sickness away. When you develop a cold or the flu, there’s nothing more comforting than relaxing in a soothing bath. Soaking in a hot bath helps to relieve achy muscles and almost acts as a mini steam room, which helps clear up your sinuses. Because the cold, flu, and allergy season is upon us, one of the best defenses is to be proactive by making cold and flu bath salts.

 

Sure, you can take a regular bath, but it is better to take a bath with added benefits. The recipes we found contain Epsom salt, which is loaded with magnesium and works to soothe sore muscles. Magnesium also works to combat stress hormones in the body and reduce overall inflammation. You can use sea salt in the recipes, below, but we recommend using Epsom salt.

 

You’ll also notice that both of these recipes contain eucalyptus essential oil. In addition to the antimicrobial properties that benefit the skin, eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used to relieve cold symptoms. It acts as an expectorant, which helps to naturally loosen phlegm and aid decongestion. Recent studies also indicate that eucalyptus extract can benefit those with respiratory tract infections.

 

Breathe Easy Bath Salt

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 drops alcohol-free vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to an airtight glass jar and mix well. Store this in a cool, dry place.
  • Use ¼-½ cup when you take a bath. Soak in this for at least 15 minutes to absorb the benefits.

 

Soothing Vapor Bath Salt

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to an airtight glass jar and mix well. Store this in a cool, dry place.
  • Use ½ cup or 1 cup of the mixture when you take a bath. Soak in this for at least 20 minutes for optimum results.

 

Sources:

https://www.yourbeautyblog.com/2016/08/bath-salts-for-cold-and-flu-recipe.html

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266580.php

https://www.thetaylor-house.com/soothing-vapor-bath-soak/

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Intensive DIY Eye Cream To Decrease Puffiness https://www.dherbs.com/articles/intensive-diy-eye-cream-to-decrease-puffiness/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/intensive-diy-eye-cream-to-decrease-puffiness/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:15:53 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=79128 Don't want to wake up with dark circles or puffy eyes? Apply this soothing eye cream before bed and wake up looking hydrated and refreshed.

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Lack of sleep or irregular sleep patterns can make the skin under your eyes look puffy, saggy, or incredibly dark. Sometimes your eyes can look this way even if you are sleeping like a log every night. Things like stress, poor diet, anxiety, and nutritional deficiencies can also contribute to the way your eye area looks. Lucky for you, we found an intensive eye care cream that works wonders.

 

Store bought eye creams can contain a lot of harmful ingredients that may damage your skin. Additionally, using eye creams, or any skincare products with chemicals, can negatively affect your internal organs. The chemicals are absorbed by your skin and enter your body, which only creates more toxic build-up in various organs and systems. This homemade eye cream contains natural ingredients that work to hydrate your skin and naturally decrease dark circles. Let’s explore two of the awesome ingredients.

 

Geranium Essential Oil:

Commonly used in aromatherapy, geranium essential oil has been used to promote healthy skin for thousands of years. In more recent years, people have used geranium oil to alleviate anxiety, reduce inflammation, and balance hormones. It contains astringent properties, which help to minimize wrinkles by tightening facial skin. Additionally, geranium oil works to stop bacteria from growing on the skin.

 

Shea Butter:

Dark circles under the eyes typically indicate that the skin lacks moisture and is in desperate need of hydration. High quality Shea butter contains essential fatty acids and vitamins that help to brighten the skin under the eyes, resulting in an even tone. Shea butter also contains a large amount of vitamin E, which helps to restore skin elasticity and works to repair any skin damage.

 

Ingredients For Eye Cream:

  • 2 tablespoons Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons rosehip oil
  • 4 drops geranium essential oil

Instructions:

  • Place all of the ingredients, except the rosehip and geranium oils, in a heat-safe glass measuring cup.
  • Fill a small saucepan with water and place the measuring cup containing the ingredients in the water. Make sure no water gets in the cup.
  • Warm this over medium heat for about six minutes, stirring the mixture occasionally until everything is melted.
  • Remove from the heat and carefully remove the cup from the water. Let this cool for about five minutes before adding the rosehip and geranium oils. Stir well.
  • Transfer this mixture into a glass jar with a lid and use a thumbnail size amount under each eye every night. Store with the lid on the jar in a cool, dry place.

 

Sources:

https://styletips101.com/skin-care/homemade-intensive-eye-cream.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

http://sheabutter.com/blog/under-eye-circles/

https://draxe.com/10-geranium-oils-benefits-healthy-skin-much/

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4 Reasons Why You Need Burdock Root In Your Life https://www.dherbs.com/articles/4-reasons-why-you-need-burdock-root-in-your-life/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/4-reasons-why-you-need-burdock-root-in-your-life/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:33 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=78834 Do you need help reducing blood pressure? Perhaps you need a digestive aid. Either way, turn to burdock root to naturally remedy these and more.

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Burdock root has been popular in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine because of its incredible healing properties. Some cultures have used it to make tinctures, while other cultures have used it for cooking. Burdock has gone by many names, including gobo (the Japanese name), jangli kuth (the Ayurvedic name), and niúbàng (the Chinese name), and it has been known to help with liver cleansing, blood detoxing, hair growth, and reducing acne.

 

Fun Fact: While returning home from a walk with his dog in Switzerland in 1948, George de Mestral noticed that burdock seeds stuck to his pants and his dog’s fur. Something compelled him to analyze the structure of the seeds under a microscope. He copied the design of the seeds and invented Velcro. He became filthy rich.

 

What Is Burdock?

Burdock root belongs to the same family as sunflowers and daisies and the leaves look like giant rhubarb leaves, but it has otherworldly purple flowers on the tops of the stalks. The roots, leaves, and stems are valued in the world of herbal remedies. The root is probably the most frequently used portion of the plant because it is rich in essential fibers. The leaves are typically used to make oil.

 

Helps Digestion:

Burdock is widely known for being a digestive aid because of its high fiber content. The fiber helps to move food through the digestive system and relieve constipation, cramping, and bloating. Burdock also contains inulin, which is a special fiber that can help reduce gut inflammation and rid the body of harmful gut bacteria.

 

Anti-Aging:

The extract of burdock leaves can have powerful anti-aging properties. By applying the extract on the skin, you help to inhibit elastase, which is an enzyme that breaks down elastic fibers. Continued application can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce visible wrinkles.

 

Regulates Blood Pressure

Recent studies have indicated that burdock can help regulate and even lower blood pressure. Because burdock is high in potassium, which helps to eliminate excess sodium in the body, it works to relieve cardiovascular tension by relaxing blood vessels and arteries. This can help reduce your risk of stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.

 

Cleanses The Lymphatic System:

Burdock is a natural diuretic and has cleansing abilities, and it helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage. The best way to aid this process is to drink three or four cups of burdock root tea a day for two consecutive weeks. This can help rid the lymphatic system of any congestion.

 

Sources:

https://www.superfoodly.com/burdock-root-benefits-gobo/

https://juicing-for-health.com/burdock-root

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/burdock.html

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Benefits of Dry Brushing And How To Do It Right https://www.dherbs.com/articles/benefits-of-dry-brushing-and-how-to-do-it-right/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/benefits-of-dry-brushing-and-how-to-do-it-right/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:10 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77941 What's all the hype around dry brushing? Try this popular Ayurveda practice to promote healthy lymphatic flow and decrease cellulite.

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In case you haven’t noticed, dry brushing has become incredibly popular; and it’s not something to just brush aside either! After that terrible pun, we have to back it up with some good reasoning as to why dry brushing is an amazing practice for keeping your lymphatic system healthy.

 

What Is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is a cleansing technique that belongs to Ayurveda. It takes less than five minutes to do and helps to soften your skin. One of the most important things to remember is to not wet your skin. Dry brushing, as the name suggests, is meant to be done without any moisture. It works to increase blood circulation, promote detoxification, strengthen the immune system, and reduce cellulite.

 

How To Dry Brush:

It is best to dry brush in the morning before you shower. You can do this once or twice a day to help exfoliate the skin and make it look healthier. Using a brush with firm bristles, start lightly brushing the soles of feet and then continue brushing upwards on your legs. Don’t brush too hard; rather, use a combination of light and firm strokes and avoid sensitive areas like scars or rashes. A great rule of thumb is to always brush towards your chest, where the lymphatic system drains; do this until you have brushed your entire body (you can use a long-handled brush to get your back). Don’t dry brush for longer than five minutes. In fact, two to three minutes is ideal. Shower when you are finished to wash away dead skin cells.

 

Note: Your skin should never be red after dry brushing. Slightly pink is acceptable, but don’t brush so hard that your skin is in pain.

 

Getting Rid Of Cellulite:

Dry brushing helps to increase circulation and break up cellulite. A great routine is to dry brush, rinse off, and then apply virgin coconut oil to the affected areas. The skin absorbs the natural properties of coconut oil and can help break up the toxins, which comprise the cellulite.

 

Exfoliate:

People who dry brush for the first time typically experience this as the first benefit. The entire process of dry brushing removes dead skin cells to naturally exfoliate the skin. After the first few days, you should notice that your skin feels softer and clearer. It is recommended to avoid the face, though.

 

Lymphatic Support:

The lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes, organs, ducts, and vessels, which help to transport lymph (a fluid containing white blood cells) throughout the body. Running just below the skin, lymph needs healthy flow in order to naturally detoxify. Dry brushing helps to stimulate lymphatic flow and keep the lymphatic system healthy.

 

Sources:

https://wellnessmama.com/26717/dry-brushing-skin/

http://theindianspot.com/dry-skin-brushing/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12675/a-stepbystep-guide-to-dry-skin-brushing.html

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5 Foods That Help Promote Hair Growth https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-foods-that-help-promote-hair-growth/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-foods-that-help-promote-hair-growth/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:15:06 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77807 Didn't know that there are foods that promote hair growth? Well, there are and we have some of our favorite ones listed in this article!

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When it comes to having healthy hair, there are several factors that come into play. Luscious locks are often due to great genetics, a great hair care routine, and a healthy diet. The weather, certain hair products, and unhealthy foods can damage your hair more than you realize. So how do you improve the health of your hair?

 

The foods you eat can cripple or benefit the body. Healthy hair requires a lot of essential nutrients, which most people don’t get in the Standard American Diet. They might think they are getting the nutrients, but overcooking foods or adding other refined carbs or sugars can negate those benefits. Just like the various organs and systems in your body, each strand of hair requires consistent nourishment.

 

Despite what people tell you, the nutrients you need for your hair are abundant in plant-based foods. Some of the primary nutrients that are necessary for hair growth include omega-3 fatty acids, protein, iron, vitamins A, C, & E, and biotin. Check out the following list with some of our favorite foods for healthy hair growth.

 

Flaxseeds:

Because flaxseeds are rich in omega-3s, which are essential for promoting hair growth, they are great to consume if you have thinner hair. They work to increase the hair’s elasticity and help to decrease breakage. Additionally, the oil from omega-3s helps to hydrate your scalp and omega-3s contain cells that actually line the scalp! Start adding them to smoothies, smoothie bowls, oatmeal, or homemade energy bars.

 

Beans:

Protein is necessary if you want to promote hair growth, and beans are excellent sources of plant-based proteins. Because the protein is plant-based, your body can easily process it! Beans are also rich in iron, zinc, and biotin, all of which help to keep your hair healthy. You can add them to veggie bowls, soups, curries, and stews.

 

Dark Leafy Greens:

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, chard, or collards are all rich in iron, a mineral that hair cells need. This is why people with iron deficiencies tend to experience hair loss. If the body doesn’t have enough iron, not enough oxygen and other nutrients adequately transported to the hair roots, ultimately making hair strands weak. There are many ways to get greens into your diet, smoothies and salads being the easiest ways.

 

Berries:

Speaking of iron, berries are rich in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron! Vitamin C also works to naturally strengthen hair follicles and helps with the production of collagen. Raspberries and cranberries are especially beneficial because they are rich in biotin, which works to increase hair volume and growth. Lacking in biotin can contribute to thinning hair or discoloration of hair. Add these berries to smoothies or just eat them fresh!

 

Sweet Potatoes:

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are abundant in beta-carotene! The vitamin A helps with the production of sebum, which is an oily substance that helps to moisturize the scalp and promote hair growth. Sweet potatoes are very easy to incorporate into your diet. You can boil them for a healthy mash, roast them in the oven, or you can even juice them if you are a juicer.

 

Sources:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/21-foods-for-healthy-hair/articleshow/22575168.cms

https://www.healthwithsuzi.com/top-7-foods-promote-hair-growth/

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/7-amazing-hair-growth-foods-you-should-be-eating-daily-1667364

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DIY Rosemary Pine Beard Balm To Keep Your Beard Healthy https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-rosemary-pine-beard-balm-to-keep-your-beard-healthy/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-rosemary-pine-beard-balm-to-keep-your-beard-healthy/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:00:15 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77715 When it comes to the health of your beard, it's important to practice good hygiene. Use this balm to make your beard feel & smell amazing.

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In case you haven’t noticed, the beard is popular and it is here to stay. If you have a beard, are you caring for it properly? It sounds like we are talking about a pet, but, in all seriousness, your beard is something that you need to maintain, unless you are going for that “I live with the wolves” look.

 

Washing your beard is a great first step, but using a beard balm or oil can help to moisturize and condition the beard and face. The best thing about this DIY beard balm is that it makes your beard smell like the wilderness, courage, and freedom (no scientific studies have been conducted in regards to smelling like courage and freedom).

 

Rosemary:

Rosemary has incredible anti-aging benefits, which can be reaped from both the essential oil and the plant itself. By applying the leaves or diluted essential oil topically, you can improve the quality of your skin. The properties of rosemary can help heal blemishes and give your skin a natural, healthy, and refreshed glow.

 

Pine:

When it comes to pine, the needles, cones, and bark all contain medicinal properties. The pine needles contain vitamin A, which helps to prevent oxidative stress on the skin. Additionally, pine helps to reduce blemishes and moisturize the skin.

 

If you have a beard, try making this beard balm and let us know how it works for you.

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rosemary & pine infused oil (instructions below)
  • ¾ ounce beeswax
  • ½ ounce refined Shea butter
  • 6 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 6 drops pine essential oil
  • 3 drops sweet orange essential oil

Instructions:

  • To make the rosemary & pine oil, gather fresh pine needles and a few sprigs of rosemary. Place them in a jar and cover them with the carrier oil of your choice (we recommend jojoba oil or olive oil). Let this sit in a dark place for two weeks.
  • Remove the rosemary sprigs and pine needles from the oil and set aside.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the beeswax and Shea butter. Pour in the rosemary pine oil and continue stirring until everything is melted. Remove from the heat once everything is melted.
  • Stir in the essential oils and carefully pour into little tins or glass jars with lids. Let them cool for several hours so that they harden.
  • Once they have hardened, you can use this to moisturize your beard and your hands! Rub a dime-size amount in your hands and apply to your beard and skin. You can do this once a day after you wash your beard.

 

Sources:

https://www.growforagecookferment.com/rosemary-pine-beard-balm/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=244595621_5426659_214505

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/pine.html

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