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5 Benefits of Activated Charcoal

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5 Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal can be made from a variety of substances such as coal or wood. Some take charcoal to rid the body of unwanted toxins or drugs. However, activated charcoal has some skin benefits, as well.  1. Shrink Those Pores Pores get clogged with dirt and toxins throughout the day, making our pores look large and creating a foundation for acne. Activated charcoal helps to suck out the oil and impurities which make pores look larger.  2. Soothe Your Skin Activated charcoal is known to help soothe and heal bug bites, cuts, and other uncomfortable skin irritations. It absorbs nasty infection...

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My 5 Fave Medicinal Herbs

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My 5 Fave Medicinal Herbs

I'm sorry I've been gone for so long. I've been quite the busy bee, but promise to be more chatty from now on! It's pretty chilly outside, so I've been enjoying the herbs in my kitchen - patiently waiting for spring to come. I realized that I had way more peppermint than I needed and decided to make some Mint jelly (post coming soon). Mint is one of my favorite medicinal herbs. Medicinal herbs are plants that have been used for medicinal purposes. People have been using herbal medicine way before recorded history. Here are my 4 other favorite medicinal herbs.  Elderberry...

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Elderberry Honey

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Elderberry Honey

Elderberry Honey is a delicious way to sweeten teas in the winter. It can also be taken by the spoonful to prevent cold and flu. Honey has a great way of coating the throat relieving soreness. When adding the fantastic benefits of Elderberries, the combination is unbeatable. Elder Profile: Latine name: Sambucus The blackberries produces are considered toxic when eaten raw in large quantities -- to be safe, make sure they are dry before using! Feel free to use them in pies or jellies for a healthy, fruity treat. Elderberries are highly rich in vitamin A and vitamin C and...

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