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.

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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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Natural Household Cleaners Part One

Here is the start of a list of natural household cleaners that are cheaper and easier to use than traditional chemical cleaners.  These alternatives won’t burn your skin or leave you sneezing after cleaning house.

White Vinegar

10% strength is better, but the standard vinegar will work fine too.  Use to clean showers, toilets, sinks, mirrors, windows, floors, counter tops, microwaves, refrigerators, as a disinfectant, or on any surface other than wood.

Baking Soda

Walmart usually sells bulk bags in the pool cleaning section.  Much like white vinegar, it can be used on most surfaces to clean and disinfect.

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”.

Homemade All Natural Toothpaste

The typical store bough toothpaste contains numerous harmful chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients.  Including saccharin (unnatural sweetener), sodium lauryl sulfate (a foaming agent used in soaps), and artificial flavor to cover up the terrible taste that the chemicals create.  Below is a recipe for natural homemade toothpaste that is easy to make and more effective than any store bought toothpastes.

6 tablespoons coconut oil , 6 tablespoons baking soda, cinnamon or other natural ingredient for flavor, and 1/4 teaspoon of stevia (more if you like it sweeter).

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and pour into a container.  Use like regular toothpaste.

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

Ingredient Breakdown on Doritos

Below is a breakdown of nacho cheese flavored Doritos. There are comments next to most of the ingredients.  This product contains a handful of inorganic chemical compounds that are derived from labs.

Whole corn (a grain), vegetable oil (corn, soybean, and/or sunflower oil) (polyunsaturated oils), salt (highly processed table salt), cheddar cheese (milk (dairy), cheese cultures, salt (processed salt), enzymes), maltodextrin (derived from corn and also a form of MSG), wheat flour (a grain and form of gluten), whey, monosodium glutamate (responsible for migraines and other health problems), buttermilk solids (highly processed dairy), romano cheese (part skim cow’s milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes) (more processed cheese), whey protein concentrate, onion powder, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil (highly processed polyunsaturated oils), corn flour (more corn!), disodium phosphate (an inorganic compound), lactose, natural and artificial flavor (created in a lab!), dextrose (absorbed directly into the bloodstream), tomato powder (processed), spices (usually consists of MSG), lactic acid, artificial color (including Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40) (banned many other countries), citric acid (can be a form of MSG and derived from corn), sugar (very bad!), garlic powder, red and green bell pepper powder, sodium caseinate (biochemical), disodium inosinate (chemical compound), disodium guanylate (chemical additive), nonfat milk solids, whey protein isolate, corn syrup solids (more corn and sugar!).