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How to get relief from Hayfever and Summer Allergies

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Everyone welcomes the long, warm sunny days but if you suffer from hay fever or seasonal allergies then there is always a note of hesitancy at this time of year. Runny nose, streaming and itchy eyes can herald the spring and summer for many people who suffer from seasonal allergies and this can make what […]

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How to treat sunburn


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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How to stop itching: homemade relief and ointments for that itch

Featured image: Washington University in St. Louis   Itching, whatever the cause, is a really unpleasant condition to have to manage.  It is uncomfortable and a nagging irritation which if you are not able to relieve can become chronic and distressing, disrupting sleep and causing real anxiety and agitation. What causes itching? Itchy skin or […]

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Essential oils and blends for sleep

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There isn’t anyone who hasn’t experienced poor sleep or broken nights and it is the most miserable of experiences.  Waking frequently throughout the night or not being able to get off to sleep at all will leave you feeling wrung out and shattered the following day.  If sleeplessness carries on over a period of days […]

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Home remedies for dandruff

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Dandruff, those telltale white flakes, are the sign of an itchy scalp the net result of which are mini snowstorms of dead skin littering your shoulders.  Unsightly and embarrassing, it’s not the most serious thing ever but dandruff can be stubbornly persistent and very difficult to treat effectively. What causes dandruff? Human skin is in […]