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Natural remedies for period pain

Natural Remedies for Period Pain

Period pain is one of the various annoying things us women have to endure in our lives. If you're lucky, you hardly feel much discomfort. For others, it's sheer hell involving cold sweats, fainting and nausea. I'm unfortunately one that has for several years enjoyed the latter! Thankfully I have found several natural remedies for period pain to combat serious dysmenorrhea. My Personal Experience with Period Pain During my teens I had no issues at all, every month came and went without a fuss. I thought I had ingeniously outwitted PMS. Out of nowhere, one month at the age of [...]
5 Raw Honey Recipes To Heal Acne Naturally | aprillilyrose.com

6 Raw Honey Acne Remedies

Raw honey is the most effective, most powerful and safest natural remedy I have found to help treat and heal my cystic acne. Six months ago I switched from my prescription antibiotic topical lotion from my GP which I had been using for 2 years, to simply a jar of raw honey. Since then, I have not looked back and I thoroughly recommend anyone having trouble with acne to try this side-effect free option! The Side-Effects of Conventional Acne Treatments Before researching natural solutions, I tried in vain several different options from both high street beauty brands and the pharmacy. [...]
Bees and natural honeycomb

The Benefits of Raw Honey

Highly treasured throughout ancient history, golden honey has been utilised as a medicinal aid in many cultures all over the world. Historical scholars and researchers such as those with published works within the Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences have found that the Chinese, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all used honey to treat skin wounds, inflammation and intestinal disease amongst other ailments. An article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1989 wrote that "honey has had a valued place in traditional medicine for centuries. The prescription for a standard wound salve discovered in the Smith papyrus (an [...]
Some February Favs!

February Favourites

First of all, yes this is a week late! Second, yay my first favourites post wooo! I've been trying out a few new bits in February that I actually bought back in 2014 but I tend to trial products for a couple of months to decide whether it's working for me, especially in terms of skincare products. Also in the mix I have a film I have really enjoyed and jewellery I have been obsessed with... 1. Opalite Earrings - these are my favourite favourite favourite earrings of all time multiplied by one thousand and fifty nine twenty. They're beautiful. They're sparkly. [...]
Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream

The Benefits of Calendula ft. Lyonsleaf

The vibrant golden sunset yellow-orange petals of marigold or Mary's gold (Calendula officinalis) are both lovely to admire and beneficial for treating numerous ailments. An ancient plant that has been used since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs, the daisy-like herbaceous perennial flower is native from southern Europe to the Middle East and North Africa; and widely used in herbal remedies due to its abundant medicinal properties, as well as an edible adornment in salads and cooked dishes. A rich source (argued as one of the richest) of antioxidant phytochemicals including carotenoids, lycopine and lutein, calendula presents itself as a must-have in [...]
DIY arrowroot & lemongrass deodorant

DIY Arrowroot and Grapefruit Deodorant

Ok so this is my 4th deodorant recipe... It's been a bit of a mission! I was very happy with the homemade witch hazel deodorant I was using but I fancied having something else that had an alternate scent (witch hazel has quite a strong scent that is difficult to mask/mix with essential oils). I did have a rather embarrassing moment when someone commented near me one day in a supermarket that something smelled very 'herby' like rosemary. It was actually me. There were no herbs around... And I probably used too much juniper, not rosemary. Awks. Anyway, I read [...]
Clove acne oil - April Lily Rose

DIY Clove Acne Treatment

Since reading about the skin benefits of clove oil, I have been testing it out in all sorts of DIY home remedies and skincare products including in a coffee sugar scrub and even bath bombs. Clove and cinnamon essential oils both have incredible medicinal properties including; naturally antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and clove oil is analgesic (powerful pain-reliever) - the perfect oils to create an acne treatment. My Acne Problems Before I began to use natural products, I had a problem with cystic acne mainly around my mouth, chin and mildly across my forehead. In conjunction with these red, inflamed [...]
Natural Witch Hazel Deodorant

DIY Witch Hazel Deodorant

Yes... another deodorant! I've been very determined this past month to create and test as many natural homemade deodorants to find something with that extra endurance power. The biggest problem has been with creating something that lasts all through the day - my magnesium and lavender deodorant is great for days when I'm not doing very much as it is water-based, but for days I am at work for eight hours, or if I am out all day, it doesn't really get me through. After trying this recipe for 2 weeks now, it is my latest and favourite aluminium and chemical-free deodorant! [...]