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After-Sun Care: Tips for healthy skin

Who doesn’t love soaking up the sun? And while we all know the importance of applying sun screen and practicing sun-safety, many people don’t realize that after-sun care is important even if you don’t get a burn. While a tanned summer glow is often deemed healthy and beautiful the truth is skin colour obtained from

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Keeping Mosquitoes Away, Naturally

While mosquitoes have a role to play in the circle of life, serving as a food source to many other insects, birds and even fish, to us personally, they are quite the irritation. Female mosquitoes need protein for their eggs and a blood meal in order to reproduce, and that is why we become their main

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Treating Bee and Wasp Stings, Naturally

We are wired to know that bee and wasp stings hurt, but until you’ve actually had one, you have no idea just how painful they truly are. I had my very first wasp sting recently and being new to this experience, I didn’t really know what to do other than put ice on it but

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Bees vs. Wasps: what you need to know

Save the Bees

We are all familiar with the swarms of wasps flying around fairs, festivals and our own backyard BBQ’s. We also know these little pests are more than willing to sting us should we swat at them or get too close. Yet, we always lump the poor bees right in with them – even though they

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5 Natural (and Affordable) Ways to Achieve Radiant Skin

Most of us long for a glowing, healthy complexion and some of us may even be willing to fork out cash on products that promise to make our skin glow, but did you know that a beautiful, radiant complexion goes a lot deeper than merely what you apply on the outside? Have you ever overindulged

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Soothing Sore Muscles, Naturally

Sore, tired, strained and overworked muscles don’t need to cause the pain they used to. With the warm weather comes more time spent outdoors, more activities, and more reports of tired, aching and sore muscles. The good news is, you don’t have to let them slow you down, and you don’t have to take a

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Harmful Ingredients In Your Conditioner

Hair can be a polarizing subject. Everyone has a specific way to care for their hair and everyone thinks their way is the best. They could be right, as everyone’s hair is different. But at the basic level, all hair has the same basic elements and there are things that damage hair that everyone should

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Does Your Garden Include Native Species?

No matter how you feel about gardening – it’s a favourite past time, a burden or you fall somewhere in between – every garden, yard, balcony or hanging basket should include at least some native plants. Why is this? And does it really hold up for those who spend hours a day nurturing their garden?

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The Benefits of Going Natural

  What is the difference between natural and commercial personal care products? While some people may say they do the same thing – technically true, I mean shampoo cleanses the hair, body wash cleans the body, moisturizer moisturizes and so on – there are a number of differences that really add up. But the impact

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Common Paw Problems and How to Avoid Them

The pads on the bottom of your pet’s feet are there to provide cushioning and protection. They also insulate against extreme weather conditions, make it easier for them to walk over rough terrain and protect tissues deep within the paw. However, in order to do all this effectively, they need extra TLC. Throughout the warmer spring

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