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5 Indian Cures for Acne

Acne is a prevalent skin condition characterized by the formation of pimples, which might eventually turn into scars if left untreated. For the most part, acne is a mild skin condition that would appear and disappear on its own without external intervention. This is common among people of all ages, sexes, and races.

However, the condition is most prevalent among adolescents and pregnant mothers. It is brought about by the over-production of sebum, which ends up clogging the skin pores which, when combines with the bacteria that subsists on the skin, leads to an acne breakout. All this is as a result of a hormonal imbalance in the body during the transition from childhood to adulthood.

The good news is that there are natural cures for acne that have been used in India since time immemorial, and which are used today all over the world, to help cure and alleviate the problem, and hopefully thwart all the chances of a future recurrence. Some of the leading 5 Indian cures for acne include:

Lemon
Lemon is a readily available powerful and very effective cure for acne; one that has been used since time immemorial to get rid of acne and its unsightly scars. Lemon juice contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs, a citric acid that helps slough off dead skin cells, as well as boost skin elasticity, thus facilitating new skin cell growth. Lemon also flushes out harmful toxins from the body, and helps clear the clogged skin pores, thus keeping your skin bright and fresh.

You can squeeze off a lemon to get some juice and using a cotton ball apply on the affected areas while concentrated. The other alternative would be to rub a cut lemon, leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with cool distilled water. Repeat this twice a day for a week and you are sure to notice significant changes.

Cucumber
Cucumber is not only a healthy food choice for your salads but also a very effective cure for acne. Simply grate cucumber and apply it directly on the affected areas, leave for 15-20 minutes and you are sure to get tangible results if done twice a day for a week or so.

Coriander or Mint Juice and Turmeric Powder
This is yet another effective remedy for acne. Simply mix a teaspoon of coriander or mint juice with a pinch of turmeric powder to make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas each night for a period of one week.

Garlic
In addition to the many therapeutic properties of garlic, it is also known to help cure acne. Simply rub raw garlic on the affected areas thrice a day and you are sure to record tangible results after 7 days.

Fenugreek
This is equally an effective home remedy for acne. Make a paste by crushing the leaves of fenugreek and applying evenly on the affected areas at night before sleeping. Allow to dry and wash off in the morning. Repeat every day for two weeks.

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Heading back-to-school means starting those bedtime routines a bit earlier, such as taking a bath and brushing teeth! Enforce healthy habits by making the task of brushing teeth pleasurable with Nature’s Gate Cherry Gel Toothpaste. The taste of cherry will delight young children, and parents will love that Nature’s Gate offers their children a flouride-free, all-natural formula made with 7 oral health botanicals.

Why choose Nature’s Gate for your child?

  • Exclusive AntioxiDental Blend™ includes Cranberry, Pomegranate, White Tea, Grapeseed, Aloe, Ginger and Bisabolol.
  • Calcium, a strengthening component of teeth, protects tooth enamel against demineralization
  • Silica acts as a gentle polish to clean and refresh
  • Aloe, Ginger and Bisabolol help soothe irritation
  • Cranberry, Pomegranate, White Tea and Grapeseed are high in antioxidants known to support oral health

Mom” has found a new winner in the toothpaste category for her little one! With a cute little character holding a toothbrush on the tube and a light cherry taste that isn’t overpowering, this is one fabulous kid-friendly, all-natural toothpaste!

To see all of the all-natural toothpaste flavors offered by Nature’s Gate, visit www.natures-gate.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

 

The Original Spaghetti Scrubs

Cleaning has gone au naturel! How about using corn cobs and peach pits to scour and scrub sinks, dishes, pots, and pans? NO soap needed! Goodbye Detergent’s Original Spaghetti Scrubs are simple to use – just moisten with water and roll into a ball for all of your general cleaning around the kitchen. Due the naturally abrasive action of the corn cobs and peach pits, no soap is needed, but can be added sparingly for tackling items with heavy grease. The special shape of the Spaghetti Scrubs makes them conform easily to corners and hard-to-reach places, such as behind faucets. When finished cleaning, just rinse and hang to dry thoroughly – it leaves no odors like a smelly & germy sponge!

Plus – both green-minded & budget-conscious people will appreciate that Spaghetti Scrubs last for months!

Why Use Spaghetti Scrubs?

•Reusable scrubs last for months
•Unique pliable shape
•Great for peeling vegetables
•Lack of mold and bacteria
•No smell or rust
•Save money and the environment by reducing the need for soaps

To learn more about Goodbye Detergent’s various natural cleaning products, or to order your own set of Spaghetti Scrubs (sold in set of 2), visit GoodbyeDetergent.com.

Dinner just became a whole lot easier and more flavorful with the help of Sweetwater Spice Company’s all-natural, gluten-free and fat-free brines! Have you heard of brining? “Mom” was recently intoduced, and wow – what moist, mouth-watering meats, chicken, fish, and even vegetables can be made! Sweetwater Spice Company has created the only ready-to-use brine on the market. It’s simple – just soak the meat, chicken, fish, or vegetable in the measured amount of brine, and in 30 minutes or less, everything is ready to be grilled or roasted.

The brines are perfect for grilling and authentic slow smoked barbecue, but they also taste delicious roasted. The process of brining prevents overcooking, ensuring that the final product is moist and flavorful while infusing and locking in the natural juices. “Mom” is loving the Tres Chilies Fajita Bath on grilled shrimp. The brines are available in mouth-watering flavors like Apple Chipotle, Smoked Habanero, Lime Jalapeno and Citrus Herb – Turkey Bath.

From the Sweetwater Spice Company Kitchen:

APPLE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN BREAST

We love to show off the Apple Chipotle on boneless skinless chicken breasts – grilled or roasted. Whereas the most common problem with boneless/skinless breasts is dry, stringy meat, a 30 minute soak in BBQ BATH leaves the breast plump and moist while the apple juice and spices caramelize on the outside. You can also try this with fish filets (20 minutes) and shrimp (15 min).

SWEETWATER SEPHARDIC CHAROSET

Ingredients

2 Granny Smith Apples
1/2 Cup Dried Apricots (no sugar added)
1/4 Cup Dried Cherries (no sugar added)
2 cups Muscat wine
1/2 cup Raw Cashews
1/2 cup Raw Pistachios (shelled)
1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground green cardamom
1/4 t allspice
1/4 t ground clove

Preparation

Dice the Apricots and place in Muscat wine, along with cherries. Let the dried fruit reconstitute for while you prep the remainder of the recipe (15-20 min).

Lightly toast the cashews and pistachios – be careful not to burn.

Peel and dice the Apples.

Place reconstituted dried fruits, apple, toasted nuts, spices, and 1/4 cup ofthe left over wine into food processor and pulse (do not puree).

Add additional spices and wine as necessary for taste and desired texture.

The flavors in this recipe will meld together over time if it is allowed to sitin the fridge prior to serving.

MORE ABOUT BRINING:

Sweetwater Spice makes the brines in small batches with highly concentrated fruit juices, herbs and spices expertly blended and cooked to perfection. Thebrining process reduces cooking time, preserves the flavors and stop the juicesand sugars from caramelizing and helps retain the heat from the chilies. TheBBQ Bath brine concentrates are ready-to-use in the kitchen and you don’t even need a grill. The brine works just as well for roasting or frying as it does for smoking and grilling. All you need to do is smother the meat, fish or even veggies, with the BBQ Bath and equal parts water and let it soak for 30 minutes to flavor and protect from the perils of uneven heat and overcooking and then cook to perfection.

To learn more about the various brines available from Sweetwater Spice Company, or to order, visit www.sweetwaterspice.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Keeping pesky bugs and critters away from your home has never been safer or easier than with Orange Guard! “Mom” was sent Orange Guard to review, and wow – this powerful spray just continues to impress our household with its ability to kill insects on contact. Beware – cockroaches! Stay away you big, bad wolf spiders! Yes, these two pests were sprayed with Orange Guard when found in “Mom’s” home, and within seconds, each one was pronounced dead as a doornail.

What “Mom” loves about this all-natural, water-based, non-toxic spray is that it is safe to use around pets and humans, with the active ingredient d-Limonene (orange peel extract), which is found in citrus peels. It smells fantastic, as well! How does it kill on contact? When applied directly to an insect, d-Limonene destroys the wax coating of an insect’s respiratory system, so the insect suffocates. When Orange Guard is sprayed around the home as a preventative measure, the citrus fragrance of d-Limonene acts as a natural repellent. More questions? You can learn about Orange Guard and how it works here.

To locate a retailer near you, or to order Orange Guard online, please visit OrangeGuard.com.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

A purely natural, paraben-free sunscreen has just made its’ debut from Alba Botanica™ this summer – Pure Lavender SPF 45 Sunblock. This lightweight & fast-absorbing formula has quickly become “Mom’s” favorite, who has a secret love affair with all things lavender inspired! Made with organically grown lavender, this extremely emollient & moisturizing sunblock glides on without leaving a white film on the skin, and offers both UVA & UVB sun protection. Did we mention it smells incredible?

Chemical-free and infused with the health benefits of green tea, Skinfo’s Pure Protection SPF 30 protects you from both UVA & UVB sun damage while on-the-move outside this summer. What “Mom” loves about this sun protective lotion is its’ packaging – its slender size makes it easy to pop into a purse, beach bag or gym bag without bulk! Created by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Amy Taub, Skinfo’s Pure Protection SPF 30 includes green tea and vitamins to provide antioxidants in a broad spectrum protective lotion formulated with 17% zinc oxide that protects you from the sun’s damaging rays.

Who says one cream can’t do it all? Moisturize? Check! Reduce fine lines and wrinkles? Check! Added sun protection? Check! First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream is a daily moisturizer that also acts as a powerful sunblock with SPF 30 for UVA/UVB protection. Plus, it works to prevent and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with the First Aid Beauty Antioxidant Booster, this powerful cream does not contain parabens or harsh chemicals, either!

Integrity in skin care and sun protection! The new All-Natural Moisturizing Body Protection SPF 30 by Suntegrity ™ is a top Vegan, planet-friendly find this summer! It was featured in this year’s EWG 2011 Sunscreen Guide under “Best Sunscreens.” Eco-conscious gals will love that it comes packaged in a recyclable tube, is non-toxic and paraben-free, and does not contain any UV chemical blockers.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Chic, eco-conscious moms travel in style – to the Bahamas or just to the neighborhood pool! This sturdy, bohemian-esque Travel Bag from Danielle-Nicole is made from natural straw with a double top grip handle and additional shoulder strap for an extra heavy load! The roomy interior and drawstring closure is perfect for carrying a towel, sunscreen, magazines or book! In addition, a smart inside pocket helps to organize small essentials while a zippered off bottom compartment is idealfor storing sandy flip flops or children’s items!

The Travel Bag is part of the Natural Selection collection at Danielle-Nicole, and retails for $98.

*Company provided images and information for this review.*

Quiche – it never gets old around “Mom’s” house! This light and fresh recipe courtesy of Wholly Wholesome is especially tasty with the addition of feta cheese! Ready in 45 minutes – it also freezes well if you want to make a double recipe!

Vegetable Feta Quiche

Ingredients

1 Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell

1 Cup Diced Onion (1 medium onion)

5oz Package of Wegmans Organic Baby Spinach

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

1 1/4 Cup (6oz) of Organic Feta Cheese, crumbled

4 Wegmans Organic Eggs

1 Cup Organic Half & Half (“Mom” uses Silk Soymilk Plain Creamer)

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Black Pepper to taste

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 375°.

Thaw pie crust and keep in the refrigerator.

Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook diced onion on med-high heat 2 minutes, add diced red pepper, cook about 1 minute more until vegetable are soft. Remove from pan.

Add spinach to the hot pan and cook until wilted. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, and half & half.

In the pie shell spread out the vegetables and crumbled cheese. Sprinkle with pepper.

Place pie shell on baking sheet and pour egg mixture over the other ingredients.

Bake until filling is set, about 45 minutes.

*Recipe and image courtesy of whollywholesome.com*

Enter to win an OH-SO-YUMMY sample kit of Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods – delicious and healthy for the entire family! These all-natural, wholesome cookies are more than just a cookie – they are nutritious and provide healthy energy in the shape of a cookie, great for busy families! The cookies can be crumbled and used as a topping on yogurt or placed in a bowl, with organic milk or soymilk poured over the top for a twist on breakfast. Who said cookies aren’t good for you!? From May 9th – May 18th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

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Move over greasy, boring potato chips! All-natural and simply taste-tastic, Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips have now made their way to the mainland! Even if you are not vacationing on the islands of Hawaii this summer, your taste buds will not know the difference when crunchin’ and munchin’ on one of the four unique flavors offered!

Wasabi

Hot and spicy lovers will discover a new world of flavor when enjoying these bold tasting chips combined with the zest of wasabi root and a kick of horseradish on thickly sliced potato chips to create the ultimate island delight.

Sweet Maui Onion

For those who like onion flavor, but find onion rings to be too big for their liking, these crispy, golden chips are cooked to perfection, then seasoned with just the right amount of Sweet Maui onion flavor. Not too much, but not too little!

Luau BBQ

These were “Mom’s” favorite! The front of the bag says the chips are “Sweet and Spicy,” and yes – they do have quite a punch! If you like spicy fare, these chips are for you!

Original

For good, old-fashioned crunch! To capture the freshness and authenticity of the islands, this chip is slow cooked in the old Hawaiian tradition in a select blend of oils for a crispy, crunchy potato chip, finished with the just perfect pinch of salt to enhance the natural potato flavor. YUM!

To locate a retailer near you in time for your Hawaiian luau, visit www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com.

*Company geneorously provided samples and images for this review.*