How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

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  Naturally soothe leg cramps, growing pains, and restless legs with this DIY herb-infused magnesium lotion recipe. This lotion recipe first came about as a solution to the growing pains my kids develop from time to time. My son had been experiencing some back pain during a growth spurt (he was 13 and already 5’10”) and my daughter had nightly leg cramps, so our naturopath suggested magnesium oil. It worked wonders on them after only a few applications! (They routinely take supplemental magnesium too.) However, magnesium oil can be a skin irritant and they both have ultra-sensitive skin, so I wanted to cushion the magnesium oil in a skin soothing lotion or cream containing aloe. I infused oil with arnica, which is helpful for inflammation and joint pain, and comfrey,…
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Green Tea Eye Cream to Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles

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Green Tea Eye Cream Ingredients 2 tablespoons green tea infused apricot oil 1 tablespoon shea butter ¾ teaspoon beeswax 5 drops vitamin E oil Directions In a double boiler melt together the apricot oil, shea butter, and beeswax over medium heat. Be sure not to heat on too high of heat or the shea butter can turn grainy. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the vitamin E. Pour into small airtight containers. Alternatively to the double boiler, fill a small saucepan with water and place a glass jar in the water. Add your ingredients to the glass jar and melt the ingredients that way.
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How To Plant A Lemon In A Cup: Make Your Home Smell Fresh And Boost Your Mood

How To Plant A Lemon In A Cup: Make Your Home Smell Fresh And Boost Your Mood

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Summer is a great time to enjoy the refreshing citrus flavor of lemon. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own tree that you can pick from whenever you like? Fortunately, lemon trees are among the easiest citrus fruits to grow in your yard. With a bit of planning and patience, you can be plucking your own lemons in a matter of months. Ready to get your lemon tree started? You should start with a seed from an organic lemon because non-organic lemons generally have non-germinating seeds which mean your seed will never sprout. You will also need a seedling pot, planting pot, and fertile soil. Make sure that you have an indoor, but sunny space and a bit of plastic. Now you are all set to start planting! Step…
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11 Ways to Train Your Cat to Be More Snuggly

11 Ways to Train Your Cat to Be More Snuggly

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Don’t have quite the cuddliest cat in the world? Were hoping to have a nice snuggle with your feline friend here or there but are finding it’s just not happening? Wish your pet liked to be petted more? While it’s not always possible, it’s likely that you can turn your cat into at least a little more snuggly version of him or herself. Just use some of the ideas below, which are all easy to do, and your cat will hopefully begin to be more happy with petting and cuddles in no time. Picture from Post Spending Time with Sammy Your ultimate goal is to help your cat associate “happy” and “good” with being pet. This takes time, especially if you have a particularly grumpy/non-affectionate, or even standoffish cat, but…
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Traveling with Cats in a Car Long Distance

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When we became travel therapists, the thought of traveling long distance with cats was daunting. We debated leaving them with our parents but of course, that was never an option because we love our boys and we would never leave them behind. Luckily, we didn’t have to tackle any air or boat travel since all of our jobs have been in the US. But we still had to figure out how we were going to survive a cat road trip. So before hitting the open road we did A LOT of internet searching for any helpful tips on taking cats on road trips thinking we would get a very simple answer. That was not the case. Cats are very different from dogs and mostly the internet gave the advice “don’t…
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