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Ways to stay healthy this flu season

Hello everyone! Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses typically circulate in the autumn and winter months; during what’s known as  the flu season . The exact timing of the flu season varies, but it usually peaks between December and February.  Here’s what you can do to stay healthy... Image by Freepik These are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the flu: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser. Wear a mask in crowded spaces, such as public transport. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses and eating utensils. Regularly disinfect your home and belongings, such as doorknobs, light switches, etc. Stay home if you are unwell to prevent the spread of germs. Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever goes down unless you need medical care. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, sleeve or elbow. Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically

Eleven (11) ways to stop a toothache quickly

Hello everyone! This weekend I did not publish any blog posts or  YouTube  videos because I had a terrible migraine caused by wisdom tooth pain. The pain was unbearable, and I didn't do anything productive all weekend. A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. When you have a toothache, the  trigeminal nerve  can get irritated and trigger a  migraine headache . If the toothache is left untreated, it can cause other symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. If the pain lasts more than two days, it is best to see a dentist. Until then, the following  home remedies  may provide some relief from the discomfort.  1. Take painkillers Taking a painkiller can help to quiet tooth pain. Be careful and follow the recommended dosage. 2. Analgesic gel An analgesic gel can temporarily numb the gums around your affected tooth. This will relieve the pain and let you get some sleep before you can see a dentist. 3. Elevate your head When going to sleep, t

DIY: Pumpkin spice lip scrub

Hello everyone! If you like autumn and pumpkin spice, then you will love this  DIY pumpkin spice lip scrub . This homemade lip scrub is both vegan and budget-friendly.  Lip scrubs help remove dead skin cells and dry, flaky skin from your lips . They also give your lips a nice, smooth, and hydrated feel. Read this:  How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. So, if you want to know how to get soft lips, just follow this DIY recipe. This lip scrub is extremely easy to prepare and only requires four (4) ingredients. It will only take you a few minutes to make! Here are the straightforward ingredients for making this homemade lip scrub. You will not only enjoy making it, but you will love the extra soft lips it will give you. Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil  1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice  1 tbsp brown sugar  Method: Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix ingredients together. Place into a jar. How to use: Apply a small amount to your lips. Rub your

DIY: Head lice prevention

Hello everyone! It's back to school time again!   Back to school  can be an exciting time for both children and parents. Starting a new school year requires plenty of preparations, such as shopping for stationery, a new bag, shoes and clothes/uniform. One thing most parents do not prepare for when sending their little ones back to school is  head lice . As any reader of this blog will know, I believe in the power of natural ingredients, particularly  essential oils . When you do a simple  Google  search, you quickly find out what  essential oils  are good at  repelling lice , but the question is, what to do with that information? How can you use essential oils to repel head lice? The following essential oils have been shown to effectively repel lice: Lavender oil Tea tree oil Clove oil Rosemary oil Geranium oil Lemongrass oil These are other essential oils that can repel head lice but are not recommended for children under six (6) years: Peppermint oil   Anise seed oil Eucalyptus o

DIY: Natural whitening toothpaste

Hello everyone! In a previous post, I wrote about how I make my own  natural toothpaste  by mixing coconut oil and baking soda. I still use that DIY recipe, together with others I like. In another post, I also talked about the benefits of activated charcoal and included teeth whitening, among numerous other benefits. DIY: Natural toothpaste What are the benefits of activated charcoal? Today, I want to share a DIY recipe for an  all-natural turmeric whitening toothpaste .    Turmeric is a popular spice which has been used, as a healing and herbal remedy, for thousands of years. Turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herb, making it useful for home dental care. It is a natural product, which makes it a better alternative to commercial teeth whiteners.  In fact, turmeric lacks the side effects of many commercial teeth whiteners. These include   dental enamel damage, gum irritation, risk of tooth sensitivity, and more. Possible benefits you can get from turmeric tooth