The Best Natural Teeth Whiteners

Whiten your teeth the natural way. Oral care is high on the list of priorities when it comes to wellness. Strong, white teeth and healthy gums are a goal we try to attain from the moment we have teeth. Fortunately, whitening teeth doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor, and we don’t have to use harsh chemicals to get pearly whites. Try these six DIY hacks to be on your way to whiter teeth, the natural way.    Activated charcoal This is a messy method, but it’s incredibly easy to pull off. Dip your toothbrush straight into charcoal powder and brush the teeth with it—just remember to rinse well. Another option is to mix the charcoal with a little bit of water to create a mouth rinse, and swish around the mouth for a few minutes. Oil pulling Using coconut oil to practice oil-pulling may be time consuming, but it is a major player in most naturalistas’ oral care regimens. Simply take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around the mouth for 20 minutes daily. Over time, …

Coconut Oil Beauty Tips

One jar can have six different beauty benefits. A simple trip to the grocery store can solve a lot of your beauty problems. Just keep a tub of 100% pure coconut oil in your kitchen pantry and you’ll have a universal beauty product at your fingertips! Lovers of natural beauty products have long touted the incredible benefits of coconut oil, and because it’s a food-grade oil, it can be used on even the most sensitive skin types. Check out this list of six amazing benefits that will make you want to spring clean your beauty routine.   Use for healthy gums Oil-pulling is when you swirl coconut oil around in your mouth for about 20 minutes each day. The reported benefits of oil-pulling are numerous. Coconut oil is said to whiten teeth, and because of its antifungal nature, help prevent tooth decay and freshen breath.   Use as a makeup remover It’s super important to get makeup, sunscreen and pollution off your face before bed. Nothing breaks down makeup quite like oil does, and coconut oil …

The Best Fitness Trackers of 2021

Find the perfect fitness tracker for you. With so many fitness trackers on the market—and no shortage of reviews and opinions from people who own them—choosing just one can be hard. But the most important thing is to find a fitness tracker that works for you, because at the end of the day, the point of wearing one is to inspire you to get out there and get active. Michele Olson, also known as “The Exercise Doctor,” says fitness trackers are worthwhile if you have the right expectations. “People who are most likely to use fitness trackers are those who care about their health and those who care their workouts,” she explains. “While it would be great to track every calorie in even the smallest morsel of food or record exactly every single spin revolution in an indoor cycling class, fitness trackers are not that pinpoint precise. They can provide worthwhile estimates of calories in and out, or the amount of exercise done depending on the tracker’s options.” To determine which fitness tracker will work for you, think about what your end goal …

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

According to dermatologists, daily showers dry out the skin by stripping away natural essential oils. The skin that makes up the scalp is thicker than the skin on our bodies and has sebaceous glands that secrete oil which protects the hair. So what is more beneficial – washing your hair every day or less often. Should you wash your hair daily? When we wash our hair the main objective is to cleanse the scalp to prevent oil build up and dandruff. Hair experts say that the only reason to shampoo daily is if the scalp produces a lot of oil or to smell good (mmmmm….coconut scented tresses). I took an informal survey of fitness enthusiasts on social media to see how many people washed their hair everyday. Out of 250 responses, about 20 percent polled said that they washed their hair daily, but used a very mild shampoo. Should you wash your hair once a week? Hair texture can also determine how often hair should be washed as well. Those with curly, African American (natural …