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Natural Homemade Pink Eye Remedy

Below is the easiest and fastest home remedy to cure pink eye in humans and animals.

Take a black tea bag (with no additives) and put it in 1/4 cup of very hot water. Let steep until the tea is strong. Apply the tea bag to your eye and hold there for about 2 minutes. Use some of the remaining tea as eye drops (only a few drops). Repeat twice a day and results should quickly follow.

*Note: The remedy works better when you put the tea bag on your eye at the hottest temperature you can stand without burning yourself.

Chocolate Covered Bananas W/Nuts

Easy paleo chocolate covered bananas! Can be eaten frozen or just chilled.

3 bananas cut in half
3/4 cup cocoa powder (pure cacao is better)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
honey or stevia
Chopped Nuts (Optional)

Directions:

Mix cocoa powder, coconut milk, and oil in a small bowl. Add honey or stevia to taste. Put in freezer for about 20 minutes to thicken. Dip bananas in mixture and put on a plate. Cover with chopped nuts and put in freezer for 1 hour. Ready to eat.
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Lotion Replacement

Although eating a paleo diet and staying hydrated should keep your skin from needing lotion, here is an alternative to store bough lotion.  The average store bought lotion contains glycerin.  Glycerin is the by product of lye (sodium hydroxide).  While lye is perfectly good used in soap, since it gets deactivated by the oil, glycerin does not get deactivated by anything and has a drying effect on the skin.  By putting glycerin in the lotion it makes it to where your skin will never be satisfied by the lotion and keep getting dryer so you have to use more.

Here is the average lotion ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Glycol Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Stearamide Amp, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Titanium Dioxide.

Most of the ingredients are unpronounceable and having a drying effect on the skin.

Instead opt for coconut oil, the cheaper and more natural lotion, instead of a bottle full of chemicals. Coconut oil is great for sunburns and dry skin.  Try it and see if you don’t like it better than “modern lotion”.

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Filled Cupcakes

The biggest problem with paleo desserts is that they turn out dry and crumbly. These cupcakes solve the problem by incorporating pudding into the center of the cupcake.

2 cups coconut flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup chocolate
1 cup milk or coconut milk
6 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons molasses (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup butter or coconut oil

One batch of chocolate pudding (find recipe under desserts)

Directions

Combine all dry ingredients then add wet ingredients. Mix well until there are no clumps. Scoop batter into a greased or lined muffin pan, leaving a little space at the top. Take a spoon make a little crater in the cupcake. Fill the hole with pudding. Cover with another layer of cupcake. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the tops are firm.IMG_20140921_191814_355 IMG_20140921_192340_377

Cost Effective Homemade Shampoo And Conditioner

Store bought shampoo and conditioner (even the natural stuff) contains an endless list of unpronounceable ingredients that are proven to be harmful to our health.  Essentially shampoo and conditioner acts as a base and an acid. Instead of using simple natural bases and acidic compounds they use a long list of chemicals that don’t do anymore than the simple way.  The base cleans and removes oil and the acid balances it back out to make your hair softer.  The natural and effective way to wash your hair is with baking soda and apple cider vinegar.  The baking soda acts as a simple base and the vinegar acts as a simple acid.  To make the shampoo and conditioner get two large squeeze bottles (can be found at a kitchen store or online), baking soda, and apple cider vinegar (the cheap brands work fine.)  Fill a squeeze bottle with 1/3 baking soda and 2/3 water.  Fill the other squeeze bottle with 1/3 ACV and 2/3 water.  Use the baking soda as a replacement for shampoo and the apple cider vinegar as a replacement for conditioner.  Amounts might need to be adjusted depending on hair types and the amount of hair you have.

*Note: If rinsed out all the way the vinegar should not leave a vinegary smell in your hair.*

Link

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More reason to grow or raise your own food or reach for products from animals raised naturally.