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Who is ready to get their dip on? You, that's who! Bust out the dehydrated crackers and dive in, or eat this dip as is because it's that good!

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If this doesn’t scream summer flavors, we don’t know what does. Watermelon is a classic summer fruit that can actually help you stay hydrated. The cucumber in this recipe also contributes to improved hydration levels. When you chop up all the ingredients and let them intensify for about 30 minutes, the first bite is like wow. This dip has the perfect balance of sweet and heat.

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DIY Anti-Itch Bug Bite Balm With Essential Oils https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-anti-itch-bug-bite-balm-with-essential-oils/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:10:00 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113580

Some people get excited about the warmer summer months, while others dread the inevitable presence of mosquitos. If you live in a humid area, you can bank on mosquitos arriving if they haven’t already. Those pesky mosquitos...

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Some people get excited about the warmer summer months, while others dread the inevitable presence of mosquitos. If you live in a humid area, you can bank on mosquitos arriving if they haven’t already. Those pesky mosquitos attack some more than others, but nobody should suffer from the red, swollen bites. That’s why we found an all-natural balm that provides relief from itchy bug bites.

The ingredients in this balm help to take that irritating itch away from bug bites, while simultaneously accelerating recovery time. The last thing you want in the summer is the persistent itch from a mosquito bite. You may wash the area, apply aloe vera, or use a concoction of lotions and creams to soothe the itch, but seldom do these efforts provide long-term relief. You don’t deserve that; rather, you deserve to be soothed by the following natural ingredients.

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is one of the most famous essential oils because it has a wide range of health benefits. The antiseptic, anti-itching, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties help to reduce swelling and pain, in addition to reducing your risk of bacterial infection. Whether you get bit by mosquitos, bees, fleas, bed bugs, spiders, fire ants, or ticks, tea tree oil is your go-to bug bite relief essential oil. Keep in mind that you should mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil before applying it on the skin.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy to help promote a calmer mind and healthier sleep. One of the more unknown abilities of lavender is that it can help relieve the pain and itchiness of bug bites. Unlike most essential oils, lavender essential oil can be applied directly to bug bites. One 2012 study found that lavender essential oil had anti-inflammatory effects at a cellular level. This helps accelerate the healing of spider bites, bee stings, and mosquito bites.

Peppermint Essential Oil:

Note that you should not apply peppermint essential oil directly to the skin. Please use a carrier oil with this essential oil. According to a 2013 review, peppermint essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the pain and itchiness of intense bug bites, like the ones from fire ants. Another benefit is that peppermint essential oil has a cooling effect on the skin. Finally, the scent of the oil helps repel insects, which can help you avoid future bug bites.

DIY Bug Bite Balm

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons beeswax, grated
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shea butter
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 7 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 empty lip balm tubes, or 2 (1 oz.) tins with lids

Instructions:

  • Put a 16-ounce mason jar in a medium saucepan and pour about two inches of water into the pot. Turn the flame on to medium heat and allow the water to come to a subtle boil.
  • When the water begins to bubble, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the beeswax, coconut oil, and Shea butter to the mason jar. Once these items have liquefied, give the mixture a stir and remove from heat.
  • Remove the jar form the water with a potholder or oven mitts and place it on a heat-resistant surface.
  • Add the essential oils to the jar and stir to combine.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the lip balm tubes or tins and let it solidify for about an hour and a half. Place caps on and store in a cool, dry place.
  • Apply the balm to bug bites to relieve itchiness.

Sources:

https://helloglow.co/natural-bug-bite-balm/
https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/essential-oils-for-itching/
http://northwesttourist.com/diy-bug-bite-balm/
https://www.healthline.com/health/essential-oil-for-bug-bites#best-essential-oils

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Can Psoriasis Be Remedied By Cleansing The Body? https://www.dherbs.com/articles/can-psoriasis-be-remedied-by-cleansing-the-body/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113496

People with psoriasis are asked to keep tabs on stress levels or triggers, but they should really pay attention to what’s on their plate.

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects about 2.6% of the American population. Yes, psoriasis is an annoying autoimmune skin disease that results in inflamed and scaly patches of skin, but it can worsen. In fact, about 30% of people with psoriasis experience psoriatic arthritis, which is characterized by joint inflammation. People explore conventional treatment options to “bandage the condition,” so to speak, but rarely do they address the real problem.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Dermatologists believe that psoriasis beings with an immune abnormality, involving a white blood cell known as T-cell. The reason that inflamed, red, itchy patches occur on the body is because people with psoriasis have skin cells that rise to the skin’s surface too quickly. Normally, healthy skin experiences cell turnover once a month. When underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, the volume of cells causes the raised, itchy plaques that characterize the condition.


How The Foods You Eat Affect Psoriasis:

Many studies have found that diet plays a significant role in the development and treatment of psoriasis. A small 200-person study concluded that the people with psoriasis had high levels of oxidative stress and reduced levels of antioxidants. Because antioxidants work to reduce oxidative stress, the researchers conducting the study determined that antioxidant-rich foods may play a role in combating the condition.

Another study with 1,206 psoriasis patients showed that different dietary changes improved symptoms in most people. Eliminating nightshades, reducing alcohol and gluten intake, supplementing with vitamin D, and eating more vegetables proved effective. Some diet modifications worked for some, while others experienced no improvement. An elimination diet, however, did seem to work for most people in the study.

The Benefits Of Cleansing To Reduce Psoriasis Symptoms:

Cleansing is a great way to rid the body of built-up toxins and waste, especially any pollutants that reside in the liver or kidneys. In the modern world of chemicals, environmental pollutants, and processed ingredients, the body easily becomes overwhelmed. According to research studies, psoriasis can be caused by toxemia, which results in cellular breakdown. This occurs when too many toxins accumulate in the body.

How Does A Cleanse Remove Toxins?

When you consider the Dherbs Full Body Cleanse, for example, the herbs in the different supplements help to cleanse and nourish the various organs and systems in the body. The raw vegan diet supplies the body with essential nutrients and aids with the cleansing process. While cleansing, people drink more water than they usually do and eliminate all the foods that are common sensitivities. Dairy products, meats, poultry, processed foods, gluten, alcohol, and fried foods contain ingredients that cause mild reactions, or worsen symptoms of psoriasis. Removing these foods and cleansing the body can not only contribute to healthier skin, but also improve digestion, energy levels, and mental clarity.

Choose Foods That Fight Inflammation:

During your cleanse, it is wise to consume foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties. By eliminating trigger foods, inflammation naturally reduces, but you can enhance this step by consuming inflammation-fighting foods. Click here to learn about anti-inflammatory alkaline foods. As mentioned earlier in the article, antioxidant-rich foods may positively influence the condition. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, and vitamin E are excellent antioxidants to focus on. You can find them in olive oil, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, berries, cherries, leafy greens, and fruits.

While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are things that you can do to improve your condition. A cleanse won’t work for everyone, but ridding the body of built-up toxins may help clear up your skin.

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/psoriasis-avoid-foods
https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/detox-diet-help-symptoms/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/psoriasis-detox-diet
https://draxe.com/health/psoriasis-diet-5-natural-cures/

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Almond Tomato Red Pepper Gazpacho https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/almond-tomato-red-pepper-gazpacho/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:44:19 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=113597

Most gazpachos do not contain almonds, but the almonds in this recipe provide much needed body and texture. Plus, they help to fill you up!

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Making gazpacho is like making a smoothie, only gazpacho is a cold soup and much more savory. It’s a beautiful light meal for warm summer days, and this recipe contains tons of heart-healthy fats. This gazpacho has just the right amount of kick with the cayenne pepper! Don’t forget that you can blend it for a few extra minutes to naturally warm up the soup.

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This Yoga Sequence Can Improve Lymphatic Flow https://www.dherbs.com/articles/this-yoga-sequence-can-improve-lymphatic-flow/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:02:00 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113518

A healthy lymphatic system is necessary for optimal immune function. This simple yoga routine can eliminate toxins and improve immunity.

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People associate yoga with relaxation, decreased stress levels, Los Angeles moms, and improved flexibility. The lymphatic system isn’t typically discussed in relation to yoga, but proper lymphatic health is crucial for immune function. You may be familiar with lymph nodes, but the lymphatic system travels throughout the entire body. Engaging in specific yoga poses to boost lymphatic health is much more affordable than fancy products.

What Is The Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is in constant communication with the immune system. In addition to eliminating toxins and waste from bodily tissues, the lymphatic system signals an immune response within those tissues. If it detects foreign invaders or harmful microorganisms, the immune system is notified to send an inflammatory response. This communication helps ward off infections, potential threats, and even certain cancers.

How Can Yoga Support Lymphatic Health?

The lymphatic system does not have a pump to promote waste elimination; rather, you are the pump. This means that any movement can help you avoid toxin accumulation in the lymphatic system. Certain yoga poses, combined with regulated breathing, can help stimulate the circulation of lymphatic fluid, while simultaneously decreasing stress levels. Inverted poses, in particular, allow improved lymphatic flow to the extremities and torso. Aside from the poses, controlled breathing (specifically pranayama) promotes the circulation of beneficial fluids. Try the following poses to improve lymphatic flow.

Extended Triangle Pose:

Stand sideways on your yoga mat and extend your feet out as far as you comfortably can. You should ideally take up the majority of the mat. Point your left foot towards the front of the room and your right foot should point out to the side. Engage your abdominal muscles as you reach toward your left ankle with your left hand. If you can’t make it that far down, rest your left hand on your shin or above your knee. Extend your right arm up and hold this pose for three deep breaths. Repeat with your right leg as the front leg. 

Legs Up The Wall:

Passive inversion helps to improve circulation to the upper body, helping to relieve tension in the legs and lower back. Start by sitting on the floor with your right shoulder, hip, and thigh against the wall. Slowly lay your torso on the floor and pivot your body to swing your legs up the wall. Your butt should be near the wall and your legs resting on the wall. Extend the arms to a “T” position and rest here for five minutes, breathing deeply.

Bridge Pose:

Bridge pose works to stimulate lymphatic movement in the torso, and the slight inversion gently compresses the lymph nodes in the neck. To begin, lie flat on your back and bend your knees so that the heels of your feet are near your butt. Make sure your feet are at least shoulder-width apart. Place your arms by your sides for support, engage your gluteus muscles, and press up. Your feet, shoulders, arms, head, and neck should be the only body parts on the mat. Squeeze your gluteus muscles to keep the body steady in the apex of the pose. Remain in the pose for five deep breaths before lowering your hips to the mat.

Supine Reclined Twist:

Twists help to stimulate lymphatic flow via mild compression. Through the twisting motion, the connective tissues become more liquid, breaking up the viscosity from sedentary lifestyles. The more liquid in the tissues, the easier it is for lymphatic fluid to flow. From the starting point of Bridge pose, extend your arms out to the sides to form a “T,” and let your knees fall to the right side. Your left knee should be on top of your right. Take 5 deep breaths and then repeat on the left side.

Bow Pose:

This pose helps to strengthen the abdominal and lower back muscles, but it also works to rejuvenate areas of the lymphatic system near your chest. If you experience post-nasal drip, this is an excellent pose. Lie facedown on your mat with your arms by your sides. Take a few breaths in this position before lifting your arms and legs off the mat, engaging your glutes and lower back muscles. Bend your right leg toward your right hand and grab the outside your shin. Do the same with your left leg. Lift your chest and arch up like a bow. Hold for three deep breaths and then relax. Repeat two more times.

Sources:

https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/yoga-sequence-keep-healthy-winter#gid=ci0207568e400d2620&pid=hp_216_newopener
https://draxe.com/fitness/yoga-for-lymph/
https://www.gaia.com/article/yoga-lymphatic-circulation

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How To Safely Celebrate Fourth of July During COVID-19 https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-safely-celebrate-fourth-of-july-during-covid-19/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:37:55 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113558

It’s tempting to gather in large groups and be merry for Independence Day, but better to be safe with these tips to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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We all know that Independence Day is going to be different this year. Some cities have cancelled firework shows and beach access to limit the congregation of the masses. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, large social gatherings, outdoor festivities, and Independence Day block parties and parades are not going to happen. You don’t have to be sad about social distancing and isolating because there are festive ways to celebrate America’s birthday safely.

It’s tricky to navigate your way through the pandemic, especially when it comes to celebrating a classic holiday that brings people together. Some people aren’t worried and want to have cookouts, pool parties, and big beach day gatherings. Others worry about recent businesses that closed in response to rising COVID-19 cases. You can’t force a gathering if people want to act responsibly and be safe, and you shouldn’t shame them for that either. The beauty of modern society is that we have technology to bring us together while we are apart.

Attend A Block Party From Home:

Grand Park and the Music Center in Los Angeles, CA puts on an annual block party downtown for the Fourth of July. This year, Angelenos can tune in to the event from home via Grand Park’s website and Facebook page. The entire event will feature comedy sketches, poetry readings, musical performances, and more. You can tune in to Bloomberg Radio or Bloomberg Television to watch the Boston Pops Orchesta performance. Philadelphia, PA will televise a weeklong virtual “Welcome America” festival that features workout sessions, children’s and cultural programming, and a performance by Jason Derulo and Cynthia Erivo to close the celebration at the end of the week.

Celebrate With Food:

Your menu doesn’t need to be patriotic, but it doesn’t have to include hotdogs, burgers, and cases of beer either. If you want to be cute and festive, then get some foods that correspond with the patriotic color scheme. Anyone interested in blue corn tortilla chips and red salsa? How about some beet and purple potato chips with a cashew cheese sauce to complete the red, white, and blue color trio? Treat yourself to refreshing summer berries by mixing strawberries and blueberries with coconut whipped cream.

Backyard Festivities For The Win:

Most counties allow family/friend gatherings as long as they do not exceed ten people. Get in touch with your decorative side and set up cute individual tables for two so that people can social distance. If you have family over, set up a slip ‘n’ side, kiddie pools, and fill up water balloons to cool off in the heat. Perhaps you can set up outdoor games! Great ones to play include corn hole, horseshoes, and big Jenga.

Celebrate By Yourself:

Just because the Fourth of July typically involves large celebrations, don’t feel pressured to show up if you get invited. If you are not ready to occupy a space with others in close quarters, then don’t do it. You can always respond to your friends or family and tell them that you are not ready for gatherings, and that you prefer to wait to meet up. There is nothing wrong with celebrating alone or with your significant other. Only do what you feel comfortable doing.

Use Technology To Your Advantage:

Zoom culture is a thing now, but it is an amazing tool to bring people together while they are apart. Plan to get together online, show what dishes you are making, and virtually toast to a healthier future. Play some virtual trivia, too!

COVID-19 is still here, so please be safe as you enter Independence Day Weekend. Make sure to keep your distance, practice proper hand hygiene, and don’t forget to wear facial coverings if you are around strangers.

Sources:

https://www.lmh.org/news/2020-news/safely-celebrate-the-fourth-of-july-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
https://www.rd.com/list/ideas-for-4th-of-july/
https://www.marthastewart.com/7843394/how-celebrate-fourth-of-july-social-distancing-coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/at-home/celebrate-fourth-of-july-coronavirus.html

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Not Sure If You Have COVID-19? Here’s How To Tell https://www.dherbs.com/articles/not-sure-if-you-have-covid-19-heres-how-to-tell/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:35:18 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113555

Some symptoms of COVID-19 overlap allergy, cold, or flu symptoms, but body aches and fatigue are not often accompanied by shortness of breath.

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With an increasing number of recent coronavirus cases in the United States, panic has set in once again for most Americans. The constant worry and stress about catching COVID-19 can make you panic after experiencing the subtlest tickle in your throat or nasal drip. Since COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, can be life threatening, this fear is understandable.

According to scientific research and testing statistics, most people who contract COVID-19 experience a mild version with little to no symptoms. What makes coronavirus tricky to self-diagnose is the fact that many symptoms overlap with symptoms of the common cold, flu, and allergies. If you have a runny nose or itchy eyes, you may not have COVID-19. If you have a cough and fever accompanied by fatigue, you may have COVID-19. Take a gander at the chart below to find out the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and related symptoms of other conditions.

Key Symptoms Of COVID-19:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have put together a list of 11 primary symptoms of COVID-19. It’s also possible for people who become infected to remain asymptomatic. The primary symptoms are as follows:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting

COVID-19 Compared To Other Common Conditions

SymptomCOVID-19Common ColdFluAllergies
FeverCommonRareCommonSometimes
Dry CoughCommonMildCommonSometimes
Loss of smell and tasteSometimesCommonCommonCommon
Shortness of breathSometimesXXCommon
HeadachesSometimesRareCommonSometimes
Muscle and body achesSometimesMildCommonX
Sore throatSometimesCommonSometimesX
SneezingXCommonSometimesCommon
FatigueSometimesSometimesCommonSometimes
Diarrhea and vomitingSometimesXSometimesX
Runny noseRareCommonSometimesCommon
Chills or repeated shaking  Sometimes  RareCommonX
Swollen toesRareXXX

What If You’re Sneezing?

According to health experts, you probably don’t have COVID-19 if you are sneezing. Runny nose and sneezing are more closely related to colds or allergies. Research highlights that only 4.8% of coronavirus cases experience congestion. The WHO report of 56,000 Chinese patients found that 87.9% of cases included fever, 67.7% of cases had dry cough, and 38.1% of cases had fatigue.

Despite the overlap of symptoms, COVID-19 is not the flu, common cold, or allergies. Ultimately, the only way to confirm whether or not you have COVID-19 is to take a test. Most cities offer free testing in the form or nasal or throat swabs. It is important that you should only go get tested if you really feel that you have a combination of COVID-19 symptoms.

Sources:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/allergies-common-cold-flu-or-covid-19-2020040919492
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/flu-allergies-coronavirus-different-symptoms#Despite-symptoms,-its-not-the-flu
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-symptoms-compared-to-flu-common-cold-and-allergies-2020-3

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Ginger Peach Detox Smoothie https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/ginger-peach-detox-smoothie/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:42:52 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=113531

Get ready to blend a bunch of health ingredients into one tasty smoothie. If you have digestive troubles or need energy, this is the smoothie for you.

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If you consume one smoothie per day, then you are a champion in our book. Smoothies help to revive the body, delivering essential nutrients that boost your overall health. Since summer is here, you should use summer produce items like peaches. Peaches are juicy, sweet, and are freshest during summer months. Get your hands on them before they are out of season.

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Experts Say Your Blood Type May Determine Your COVID-19 Risk https://www.dherbs.com/articles/experts-say-your-blood-type-may-determine-your-covid-19-risk/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:15:00 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113493

New research suggests that certain blood types have an increased risk of COVID-19. From infection to severity, experts explain how this is possible.

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Previous research demonstrated a link between blood types and certain health conditions. With this information, researchers started assessing a person’s risk and severity of COVID-19 infection based on blood types. Experts agree that people with blood type O may have a reduced risk of COVID-19, while people with blood type A have a higher risk.

Preliminary results from a study in China, which examined 2,173 people with COVID-19, identified a link between contraction and blood type. People with blood type O had a lower risk of contraction, and people with blood type A or AB had a higher risk. An April 2020 study conducted by Columbia University had similar results to the Chinese study. People with blood type A were 33% more likely to contract COVID-19 than people with blood type O.

The Four Main Blood Groups:

Blood Group A: This group has A antigens on red blood cells that have anti-B antibodies in plasma.

Blood Group B: This group has B antigens and anti-A antibodies in plasma.

Blood Group AB: This group has both A and B antigens without antibodies in plasma.

Blood Group O: This group has no antigens, but it has both anti-A and anti-B antibodies in plasma.

Certain antibody tests revealed that people with blood type O had an easier time fighting off the SARS virus, when compared to people with blood type A. Experts believe that this was attributed to the presence of anti-A and anti-B antibodies in people with blood type O. In fact, a Hong Kong hospital stated that people with anti-A antibodies inhibited and occasionally blocked the virus form attaching to a host cell.

What Makes Blood Types Unique?

According to Nicholas Tatonetti, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia Initiative for Systems Biology, different blood types present different features. For instance, different blood types posses certain proteins that influence blood circulation. It is also possible that people who share your blood type have something in common that increases or decreases your risk of contracting a virus. Unfortunately, experts haven’t pinpointed what that shared common factor is.

Should You Worry If You Have Blood Type A?

First and foremost, all of the aforementioned research is strictly preliminary, and not all of it is specific to coronavirus. No tests demonstrate that people with blood type O are 100% protected against coronavirus, and no tests reveal that people with blood type A are 100% susceptible. Many other factors, including underlying health conditions, physical condition, sleep schedules, and diet, contribute to protection and susceptibility rates. These studies simply open new doors that can enhance medical research for future diseases, viruses, or illnesses.

People with blood type A do not need to panic, and people with blood type O shouldn’t relax. You should enforce social distancing, regular hand washing, and wear facial coverings when out in public, no matter what blood type you are. The guidelines presented by health authorities are for everyone, not just people with certain blood types.

How Do You Find Out Your Blood Type?

If you don’t know your blood type, there’s no reason to feel ashamed. Many people are unaware of their blood type. You can ask your doctor about your blood type, but he/she will only be able to give you that information if a sample of your blood was taken and tested. You can go get a blood test or contact your local blood bank to see what your options are.

Health experts, infectious disease specialists, and scientists continue to learn more about the coronavirus every day. With studies like these, experts hope to understand the biology of COVID-19. Finally, wash your hands, keep a physical distance from others, and follow public health guidelines to stay safe.

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https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-blood-type.html
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Homemade Natural Juniper Spice Beard Balm https://www.dherbs.com/articles/homemade-natural-juniper-spice-beard-balm/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:33:00 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=113490

The skin and hair care industry is saturated with beard products. From oils to balms and shampoos to scrubs, it can be difficult to pick which products are best for you beard. The biggest question about beard...

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The skin and hair care industry is saturated with beard products. From oils to balms and shampoos to scrubs, it can be difficult to pick which products are best for you beard. The biggest question about beard care is: What is the difference between beard oil and beard balm? Both moisturize the beard, but the answer to this question depends on personal preference.

Why Should You Use A Beard Balm?

If you want to look like Scruffy McScruffins with an unkempt wiry beard, don’t use beard balm. If you rock a medium-length or large bushy beard, beard balm is going to become your new best friend. Because balm is more viscous than oil, it sits on your beard and skin for a lot longer. Since your skin doesn’t absorb it right away, this creates for long-lasting moisture and extra shine. It also encourages a healthier beard.

Juniper Berries For Your Skin:

The juniper tree produces berries that contain potent antioxidants and plant compounds. One ounce of juniper berries delivers 10% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin C, which helps protect cells from free radical damage. The natural antibacterial properties also help to moisturize skin and fight any irritations or dryness. Men with dry skin under their beards (commonly known as beardruff) can rejoice because juniper berries help to condition and soften the skin.

Cinnamon For Your Skin:

Does the skin under your beard lack moisture? Time to use the beard balm in this article because it has the one-two moisturizing punch of juniper berries and cinnamon. Cinnamon works to moisturize the skin by improving blood flow to the skin’s surface. Additionally, it works to remove dead skin cells, which can accumulate under the beard and cause dryness.

Cloves For Your Skin:

Cloves are commonly used in holiday recipes because they offer a rich, aromatic flavor. They also have a long history of medicinal use in various cultures. The antimicrobial properties of cloves may be effective at combatting the growth of several bacterial strains on the skin. According to several studies, clove oil helped inhibit the growth of Escherichia coil, which is a clinical bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics.

Juniper Spice Beard Balm

Ingredients For Juniper Infused Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons dried juniper berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • juniper twigs
  • 1 cup carrier oil of choice (jojoba oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, or coconut oil)

Ingredients For Beard Balm:

  • ½ cup juniper infused oil
  • ¾ ounce beeswax
  • ½ ounce refined Shea butter
  • 8 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 8 drops fir needle essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 4 drops clove bud essential oil

Instructions For The Juniper Infused Oil:

  • Add the juniper berries, cinnamon stick, cloves, and oil to a pint-sized glass jar with a lid.
  • Before you screw on the lid, fill the jar with juniper or conifer twigs, but make sure to leave an inch of space at the top of the jar.
  • Place the jar in a cool, dry place for 4-6 weeks to allow the infusion to happen. Once this time passes, stain the solids through a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve. Store the infused oil in a glass jar.

Instructions For The Beard Balm:

  • Add the infused oil and beeswax to the top of a double boiler. Stir until the beeswax melts and then add the Shea butter. Mix gently until it melts and then remove from the heat.
  • While the heated mixture is cooling, stir in the essential oils.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into jars or tins. Allow the mixture to harden for several hours.
  • Use once a day after washing your beard.

Sources:

https://explorers.zizira.com/5-surprising-benefits-of-cinnamon-for-skin/
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-clove-oil/
https://www.growforagecookferment.com/juniper-spice-beard-balm/

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