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How to identify and treat a spider bite

Featured image: phys.org Identifying and treating a non-venomous spider bite (and when to seek medical attention!) Most spider bites are harmless but sometimes it can be difficult to tell exactly what it was that bit you because sometimes the bite doesn’t appear until a few hours later and the culprit is long gone. Telltale signs […]

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How to treat sunburn

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Featured image: Harvard Health   The dangers of unlimited and unprotected exposure to the sun couldn’t be more well-known but it is easy to get caught out on a day when there is less direct sunlight and perhaps just glare combined with a strong breeze. Even when the sun isn’t shining, up to 80% of […]

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Poison Ivy Rash: What does it look like and how do I treat it?

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Feature image: Gardenista   Poison ivy is incredibly prevalent throughout the US, in fact, there are hardly any locations where this plant doesn’t grow, just Hawaii and Alaska and some desert locations. Poison ivy produces oil called Urushiol that gives most people who come into contact with it, a very uncomfortable rash.  Urushiol is a […]

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How to make your own aftershave with essential oils

DIY Aftershave with essential oils

Many men are already coming round to the idea of employing essential oils to make a shaving oil so how much more logical is it to consider using a blend of warm, spicy, and aromatic fragrances to create an aftershave that doesn’t sting or upset sensitive skin after shaving? What are the benefits of using […]

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Bed Bug Mattress Covers – Which are the best?

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Feature image: greatergood.berkeley.edu   Waking up with unexplained bites on your body is something that no one wants to deal with. But for many people across the globe, it’s something that happens all too often. If this sounds familiar, then there’s a strong chance that you could have bed bugs on your mattress. But to […]