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Natural Summertime Remedies

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Now that summer is in full swing and many of you are out and about with the little ones, sunburn, bug bites, and heat rash are bound to happen. Unfortunately, I have experienced all three of these within the past month and can’t say that I was too happy about it!Instead of using products that are full of different ingredients and not to mention, having to go out and stock my bathroom with extra unwanted bottles, I turned to coconut oil for relief of these symptoms.I can’t even begin to explain how well coconut oil works for relief of itchiness, […]

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Stopping Sunburn Skin Peeling

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which should really make us reflect on how important it is to protect ourselves from prolonged sun exposure. Living in Florida, this is something that I deal with on a daily basis, especially on the weekends when at the beach or taking outdoor trips. About 3 weeks ago, I was out fishing for the day and did wear a good SPF 50 sunblock; however I did miss a spot on my arm and shoulder. Needless to say, I was left with a pretty bad sunburn that was lobster red – yikes! I’m a big […]

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Top Coconut Oil Uses of 2014

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Reflecting on 2014, I have found so many uses for coconut oil that I always try to share with all my family and friends. For those of you who are not familiar with coconut oil, it’s used as a replacement for butter or oil in a 1:1 ratio when cooking and baking. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, the most recognizable of them being lauric acid. Just like coconut oil, lauric acid is also found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides may help the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, as well as […]

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