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Best herbal and essential oil remedies for sore muscles

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My husband and I, along with two of our sons, have been hitting the gym to lift weights. With the sun up a good hour before we are, we're still able to get to the gym by 6:30 a.m. I love the summer for this morning wake-up call that pours light into the bedroom. A good workout can result in sore muscles. Here's what you should be aware of before you treat it: sore muscles could be a sign of dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water. you might be lacking magnesium if you're getting leg cramps... eat more foods that...

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3 Uses for Calendula this summer (eat it, infuse it, make lotion with it)

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Calendula is an amazing flower with many benefits.

Use #1: use fresh calendula petals on your summer salad! Make sure you know the source of the flowers. 

Use #2: infuse dried calendula flowers in oil

Use #3: make lotion bars with the infused calendula oil

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The best natural treatment for sunburn

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Aloe vera plants are the perfect sunburn relief to have on hand when a sunburn happens. Take it a step further with this after burn spray recipe.

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Why use a hydrosol instead of an essential oil?

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Why use a hydrosol instead of an essential oil?

Why use a hydrosol instead of essential oil? When plant matter is steam distilled, both essential oils (oil-soluble constituents), and hydrosols (water-soluble constituents) are produced.

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Exfoliating? We're here to answer your questions

Posted by Renee Harris on

The best way to exfoliate the skin is with raw silk - but not silky cloth that you're used to thinking of when you think of silk. This raw silk has little slubs that help exfoliate as you gently wash the skin.

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