How To Avoid Getting Lice Naturally

With kids returning to school, I am starting to see posts popping up about lice letters coming home with their children. YIKES! Lice is one of my biggest fears because my daughter has thick, very curly hair and I feel like we would never get rid of them! I have done tons of research on how to naturally avoid getting lice without exposing my daughters to toxic chemical treatments.

  1. Don’t wash hair too often: In my research, I found that lice are more likely to be attracted to freshly washed/clean hair. While washing your hair daily may seem like a great way to keep lice at bay, the opposite is actually true. Try to keep hair washing to a minimum: 2-3 a week, max!
  2. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a natural lice deterrent. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil (per ounce of liquid). Shake well and spray on hair and rub/comb through before styling.
  3. Natural Lice Deterrent Spray: Lice Shield uses natural essential oils known to repel lice so you can react easy. There’s no need to spray your hair with toxic chemicals to keep lice at bay.
  4. Use Natural Hair Products: As mentioned above, lice prefer clean hair. Hair that is covered in product like gel or hair spray is less desirable for these critters. Most hair sprays and gels you buy at the pharmacy are filled with nasty, toxic ingredients, but there are a few more natural options out there.
  5. Keep hair up in a tight bun or braid: Hair that is loosely flowing is more likely to come into contact with something contaminated with lice. Keeping hair up and away from the shoulders will help prevent lice from getting to your hair.
  6. Use plastic backpacks: Lice can come home on your child’s fabric backpack. Using a plastic backpack makes it less likely for lice to lay eggs in your backpack fibers, because there aren’t any fabric fibers for them to get into.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Cheap, Effective Natural Oil To Reduce Wrinkles

Organic argan oil is one of my favorite natural products. I like to use it for my skin, hair and nails. It has so many great benefits and it’s fairly inexpensive. In my house it’s a must to have it on hand at all times.

Argan oil is very healing and has great uses for your skin. It is high in vitamin A and E, packed with anti-oxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. It can help to moisturize and reduce inflammation in your skin.

Not only can it be used to moisturize your skin and give it a healthy glow, but it can also be used to treat bug bites, minor infections and rashes. Argan oil is also great for preventing stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of your skin. It can also be used to heal razor burn after shaving – for both men and women. You can even apply it to your feet and heels to heal dry, cracked skin from wearing flip-flops.

When it comes to your hair, argan oil is a great non-greasy oil that can add extra moisture to dry, brittle hair without weighing it down and making it greasy. It can help to tone down frizz and fly-aways. Argan oil also helps to protect your hair against heat from hair dryers and curling irons. Rubbing the oil into your scalp can also help to promote hair growth.

For your nails, rubbing argan oil into your cuticles can help keep them moisturized and healthy. It can also help to avoid painful hangnails as well as dry, cracked and brittle nails.

You can easily find organic argan oil online. Here a few to check out on Amazon:

Aria Starr Beauty ORGANIC Argan Oil

Radha Beauty Moroccan Argan Oil

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Improve Your Health With Oil Pulling

Have you ever heard of oil pulling? It’s one of my favorite natural ways to improve your health naturally, not just in your mouth, but in your body overall. Oil pulling has been used in India for thousands of years to clean teeth, whiten teeth naturally, remove harmful bacteria from the mouth and improve overall health. It has only recently (in the past 20-30 years) made its way into the US.

When oil pulling, oil is swished in the mouth for a short time first thing in the morning before putting anything else into your mouth (including water). The oil is able to remove plaque and extract toxins without harming the teeth or gums.

When researching online, you can find testimonials from people who have experienced amazing health benefits from oil pulling, including improving skin conditions, headaches, arthritis, asthma, infections and even liver issues in addition to improved oral health.

I have been using oil pulling off and on for a few years now. I personally like using raw, organic first cold pressed coconut oil because it has natural antibacterial properties and I also like the taste. Some of the benefits I have personally experience include: less sinus congestion in the morning upon waking, less oral sensitivity, whiter teeth, better breath and less gum recession.

So now you’re wondering…what do I do?

  1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of  solid organic coconut oil into the mouth and let it melt.
  2. Swish for 20 minutes. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy, this amount of time is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out.
  3. Spit oil into the trash can. It will have gotten thicker and milky from mixing with saliva. Don’t spit it into the sink and definitely don’t swallow it. It is full of bacteria and it will wreak having on your septic system.
  4. Rinse your mouth with warm water by swishing a few times, then spitting. I like to swish then spit about 3-4 times after I spit out the oil, just to make sure I got it all out.
  5. Brush your teeth.

Oil pulling can be a great tool to add to your wellness regimen. There’s really no harm in incorporating it into your daily routine and you can see wonderful health benefits as a result.

Happy pulling!

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Oil Pulling…A Great Technique to Improve Health Naturally

Have you ever heard of oil pulling? It’s one of my favorite natural ways to improve your health naturally, not just in your mouth, but in your body overall. Oil pulling has been used in India for thousands of years to clean teeth, whiten teeth naturally, remove harmful bacteria from the mouth and improve overall health. It has only recently (in the past 20-30 years) made its way into the US.

When oil pulling, oil is swished in the mouth for a short time first thing in the morning before putting anything else into your mouth (including water). The oil is able to remove plaque and extract toxins without harming the teeth or gums.

When researching online, you can find testimonials from people who have experienced amazing health benefits from oil pulling, including improving skin conditions, headaches, arthritis, asthma, infections and even liver issues in addition to improved oral health.

I have been using oil pulling off and on for a few years now. I personally like using raw, organic first cold pressed coconut oil because it has natural antibacterial properties and I also like the taste. Some of the benefits I have personally experience include: less sinus congestion in the morning upon waking, less oral sensitivity, whiter teeth, better breath and less gum recession.

So now you’re wondering…what do I do?

  1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of  solid organic coconut oil into the mouth and let it melt.
  2. Swish for 20 minutes. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy, this amount of time is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out.
  3. Spit oil into the trash can. It will have gotten thicker and milky from mixing with saliva. Don’t spit it into the sink and definitely don’t swallow it. It is full of bacteria and it will wreak having on your septic system.
  4. Rinse your mouth with warm water by swishing a few times, then spitting. I like to swish then spit about 3-4 times after I spit out the oil, just to make sure I got it all out.
  5. Brush your teeth.

Oil pulling can be a great tool to add to your wellness regimen. There’s really no harm in incorporating it into your daily routine and you can see wonderful health benefits as a result.

Happy pulling!