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Peppermint contains monoterpenes that are not tolerated by rodents and other pests. Prolonged exposure to pesticides can be very harmful to health. Therefore, it's best to use safer alternatives like peppermint to get rid of pests. You can either use it mixed with water as a spray or you can place cotton balls soaked with the essential oil in the corners of your house. With regular application, you can put an end to troubling pests at home.
Hickeys are temporary bruises on your skin, caused by kissing or sucking. Using aloe vera, cold compress, and cocoa butter are effective ways of getting rid of hickeys. Vitamin K aids blood clotting and can help to remove the bruise by healing the damaged capillaries. Massaging the affected area with a tooth brush reduces the bruise mark by increasing blood circulation.
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Some foods act as anti-aphrodisiacs if consumed pre-lovemaking. These include gas-causing foods like French fries, broccoli, and canned foods. A number of foods lower sex drive and testosterone levels like hot dogs, peppermint, and tofu. The liquids aren’t left behind. Alcohol, tonic water, and energy drinks are best avoided before sex, too.
The practice of foot soaking is hundreds of years old. Even today, people use it worldwide for its numerous benefits. The homemade peppermint and lemon foot soak can help relax your nerves, improve sleep quality, energize you in the morning, and reduce stress. It is also helpful for detoxifying the body.
The foods you eat and changes in lifestyle can help reduce the symptoms of gastritis. Oily fish like salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory property. Similarly, whole grains like oats, fruits like apples, ginger, and garlic have anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce stomach inflammation. Yogurt contains probiotics that protect the lining of the stomach. Peppermint can reduce symptoms of gastritis like nausea, indigestion, and heartburn. Lifestyle changes include avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, eating healthy proteins, eliminating spicy and fried foods, and sleeping enough hours.
Made exclusively with vegetable oils, castile soap is oft-touted for its versatility and eco-friendliness. It not only offers you a nourishing body wash from head-to-toe, but can be a fuss-free replacement for your laundry and dish soap too. You can also use castile soap (unscented!) as a pet shampoo, and to help clear congestion when mixed to a bowl of steamy hot water.
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Whoever said being a mom is the easiest job on earth? When it comes to self-care, essential oils must be your choice. Enjoy your motherhood with these blends. Ditch all the expensive, harmful perfumes and body care products and substitute it with essential oils. Add them to your essential oil bracelets or necklace, add them to a relaxing bath, and diffuse them aromatically.
Hair loss is a distressing condition that is associated with a multitude of natural, medical, or nutritional conditions. Could Peppermint oil be a cure?
Peppermint tea is known for its ability to relieve symptoms of cold and flu. It can alleviate menstrual cramps, keep liver in top shape and cancer at bay. Having peppermint tea is excellent for digestion. Though other types of tea, including green tea, are not recommended during pregnancy, peppermint tea is good during this period, especially if you are suffering from gastric refluxes. Have it in moderation so it doesn’t affect the health adversely.
Gardening tips to get started - Garlic Chives: This anti-microbial herb likes full sun, moderate watering and a well-drained soil (any type). Oregano: It does well in full sun/partial shade and dry, well-drained soil. Do a deep watering once every week or two. Peppermint: It likes rich soil and some sun, but in hot climates, make sure it gets some afternoon shade.
A few sips of fresh ginger-infused hot water or a spoonful of honey can soothe an itchy throat. 3-4 cups of green tea a day can expel the flu virus. Garlic tea and vit C-rich lemonade and lemon tea reduces phlegm buildup and boosts immunity. A cup of peppermint tea, a saline water gargle, and steam inhalation can clear out a nasty congestion by helping you cough up mucous.
Add 1 cup of non-dairy milk (almond or coconut), 1 drop of peppermint oil or 2-3 mint leaves, 2 tsp of matcha powder, 2-4 drops of liquid stevia or sweetener. Optionally add 1 tsp coconut oil. Add all ingredients, except oil and mint leaves to a saucepan and boil. If choosing mint leaves and oil, blend them with the warmed liquid in a blender for 30 seconds. Serve hot!
Drinking excessive peppermint tea can cause skin irritation, flushing, headache, irritated mucous membrane and heartburn. Menthol in peppermint can cause throat closure in small children and adults. Other side effects include heartburn, mouth sores, throat closing, skin irritations like inflammation, hives or rashes or breathing problems.