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Epsom Salt and It's Many Health & Beauty Benefits

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Epsom Salt and It's Many Health & Beauty Benefits

Epsom salt, contrary to its name, is not actually a salt but an organic mineral compound (magnesium and sulfate). This compound contains many benefits of both magnesium and sulfate, which are utilized in health and beauty practices. In this week's post, I will be covering the amazing benefits Epsom salt can provide you! Health Benefits  Eases stress and relaxes the body Relieves pain and muscle cramps Helps muscles and nerves function properly Prevents the hardening of arteries and blood clots Helps make insulin more effective Eliminates toxins from the body Removes foot odor Relieves constipation Beauty Benefits Exfoliates and cleanses...

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Milk and Honey: Beauty Products Good for the Body and Soul

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Milk and honey have been used in beauty, skincare, and medicine for thousands of years. In the course of history, it has been noted that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra utilized the beauty benefits that came from taking milk baths (keep reading for a recipe for your own milk baths) and that honey has been used in Chinese medicine since 6th century BC!! In addition, in both the writings of the Bible and the Koran it is said that milk and honey are sustaining for the body and soul.   Honey is a humectant, and if you're anything like me you're...

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Activated Charcoal: An Unlikely Beauty Friend

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Activated Charcoal: An Unlikely Beauty Friend

It is safe to say, that among most of the population when you hear the word charcoal you think of grilling or starting a fire. However, you may be surprised to hear that there are numerous beauty benefits that come from the use of charcoal products.  Activated charcoal is a specific type of charcoal that is used in the beauty industry, medical industry, and in the purification process. In order for the charcoal be to classified as "activated" it must undergo an activation process. During this process, the charcoal is put under extremely high temperatures which then causes the charcoal to expand surface area. This in...

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