In our modern society, wellness is equal parts easy and hard. Sound confusing? Think about it: we have fast food on every corner, processed foods are often less expensive than fresh, unprocessed food, we have electronics like smart phones and tablets that encourage us to be sedentary, but on the flip side, we have so much more information about the importance of wellness, with new companies popping up every day, selling products to help us along our wellness journeys. Today, we want to share a few of our favorite new items that help us stay fit and healthy. Be sure to tune into our Facebook Live video event (or watch the replay later on) to learn more and see the products in real life – and scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win something from each of these amazing companies!
We have all been there, you smell something funky, and soon enough realize it’s coming from you and your adorable flats that you wear everyday. There is nothing worse than stinky feet and stinky shoes. The embarrassing feeling that everyone around you can smell your stench. Luckily, there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is a way to rid those smells coming from your shoes for once and all. You could simply toss out your stink shoes and get new ones OR you could try our 3 natural ways to de-stink your shoes!
Fido is not feeling 100%, but you want to wait it out before you take him to the veterinary hospital. We have all been there at one point or another. Luckily, some minor sicknesses can be treated at home with medicines or kitchen essentials you may already have. Here are a few at-home solutions for puppy’s little ailments.
Whether your baby sprouts his first tooth at 4 months or 12 months, teething can be difficult not just for your baby but your entire household. Teething pain can keep some babies up at night and leave them super-cranky during the day, while some babies aren’t phased at all. What’s more, depending on the specific tooth coming through, your baby may have relatively more trouble tolerating the pain (first year molars, anyone?). We’ve rounded up 25 ways to help your baby (and you!) cope. We begin with a look at teething symptoms and then round up 25 options to treat this pain, from traditional treatments to all-natural remedies.
We are still deep in cold and flu season, yet the temperatures are starting to warm up and kids are venturing outside more. This puts them at risk for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, sore muscles from playing hard, and all manner of germs. While you’re tackling your Spring cleaning, take a few moments to purge old and expired items from your medicine cabinet, (be sure to properly dispose of any drugs or supplements!) and re-stock with a few of these essentials for taking care of those scrapes and sniffles. Many of these remedies can probably be found right in your kitchen, the rest are readily available at natural grocery stores or easily ordered online.
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We’ve all been there. You’re feeling adventurous and try a new moisturizer, or primer, or foundation, and have a horrible allergic reaction on your skin. Or for some unknown reason, you wake up and your skin is puffy, red, blotchy, and itchy. Trying to cover it with makeup only further irritates it, and then you’re left with an even bigger mess. Many drug store moisturizers, washes, and toners contain chemicals which will make your skin even angrier, so this is a great time to seek out natural remedies that will get your skin calmed quickly.
Try our favorite three skin-calming steps in succession, or try one or two separately, depending on the severity of your symptoms. You’ll be feeling fresh, de-puffed, de-itched, and redness-free in no time!
Try these creams or use our home made remedies below