Natural Remedies To Help Start The New Year Right
Health and Wellness

Natural Remedies To Help Start The New Year Right

These practices can help improve your skin and overall health when used frequently.

Lisa Hobbs

The start of a new year is a time where we feel like we can reset ourselves and begin a new chapter of our lives. Some people strive to meet massive resolutions and other people, such as myself, like to strive to fix smaller things in their life. In my opinion, this method increases your chances of success. Sometimes achieving little successes can have a ripple effect, improving greater problems that you have. My goal this year, especially during this upcoming semester, is to do what I can to better take care of myself. Just recently I learned about some natural remedies that not only can make you feel more pampered and healthy, but also save you money and from creating unnecessary waste.

For starters, my skin is always crying out for help. Maybe I wash my hands too much or something, but they are always dry. Apparently, avocados are not just tasty but are great for moisturizing your skin. I have used this trick quite a few times now as I often overestimate how long my avocado needs to ripen. Instead of throwing it out, I mash up my avocado and slather it on for like 20 minutes. It's a little messy, but I feel a thousand times better afterward.

Additionally, coconut oil seems to have the capability to be used for anything. You literally could be cooking with the coconut oil one minute and use it to hydrate your hair the next. Coconut oil can even be used to get rid of lice. That's crazy, right? Personally, I use it as another way to take care of my skin. Just a little scoop is plenty to sooth my scaly hands.

Now the next natural remedy goes out to all the ladies. Don't underestimate the power of the cranberry because you can prevent UTIs by ingesting them. They contain the glorious chemical called proanthocyanidins, which prevent bacteria from accumulating on the lining of your bladder. While its recommended to drink unsweetened cranberry juice, I say that you should add them whenever you can to your diet. It doesn't hurt to be a little extra with your cranberries because it can save you a lot of pain and money in the future.

While the next remedy is often known for its digestive benefits, when it contains "live active cultures", yogurt can even decrease your chances of getting sick. Just make sure that it contains if it contains Lacobacillus reuteri, otherwise, your yogurt will only taste delicious. All I know is that when it comes to exam time, I will definitely be eating more yogurt to make sure that I am on my A game.

Of course, there are many other natural remedies out there that I didn't even touch on. I have just had the best experiences with these and find them the easiest to make a habit. Nature has so much to offer us and all we have to do is put the effort into researching what simple remedies will impact our lives the best. As long as you are making smart choices for your own personal health and are paying attention to any precautions that may exist, why not give some natural remedies a go?
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

10 Etsy Father's Day Gifts Under $40 To Support Your Dad And Small Businesses

Stores may still be closed, but the internet is still wide open. So, while you're already shopping online check out Etsy for your Father's Day needs and support small creators.

As June approaches, Father's Day is coming up quickly with it. While they may not ask for much, it's always a nice gesture to give your dad something special to share your appreciation. Although, at the same time, it might be difficult to find the perfect gift either for their humor or that will be practical.

On a normal occasion, it's simple to find a gift for your father figures in stores, but for the times we're currently in our access has become very limited. Small and independent businesses need help now more than ever, so what better time than now to support them? If you're still stuck on what to give for Father's Day, look to this list for some inspiration that won't hurt your wallet too much.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Helpful, Effective Mental Health Resources Specifically For The Black Community

These organizations are qualified, caring, and acknowledging the mental trauma individuals are experiencing.

On May 25, George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. In the last week, protests have sprung up across the nation, demanding justice for Floyd and accountability for police brutality. Social media has also seen widespread conversation regarding Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter, and racism in the United States. Today is #BlackoutTuesday, where many are sharing a single black square to represent unity and support for Black voices.

In light of the heavy climate that our country is facing, it is a safe assumption that many individuals' mental health may be suffering. We wanted to highlight mental health resources and organizations that are Black-owned and prepared to assist in whatever you're going through.

Keep Reading... Show less

15 Black-Owned Haircare Brands That Cater As Much To Inclusivity As They Do To Your Locks

Championing Black entrepreneurs who make some of our hair favorites.

The haircare industry is vast. With the rise of social media came hundreds of thousands of empowered, niche brands. Single entrepreneurs came out of the woodwork with hair brands that now, years later, have dedicated cult followings.

Of those multitudes of brands, few cater to all hair types, most made without regard for curly or coily hair. These brands, however, are different.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Women Of Color Share How Racism Affects Their Dating Lives, And Everyone Needs To Listen

"My race is typically a factor in almost everything I do, and with dating, it's no different."

Racism affects the daily lives of people of color in the United States, and other parts of the world, in some capacity every day. When it comes to dating and relationships, this is unfortunately no different.

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Movies And Shows On Netflix Directed By Black Men And Women You Need To Watch Now

Take the time right now to watch these fantastic films and TV shows directed by Black men and women.


Netflix is notorious for getting us insanely addicted to watching TV and films. From documentaries, true crime, reality, and fiction, we get very sucked in.

Right now the American people are fighting for the lives of our Black brothers and sisters, so instead of watching "The Office" for the 30th time, take the time to watch these 13 films and TV shows directed by Black men and women.

Keep Reading... Show less

I love working out, it makes me feel great. It helps my mood, sleep schedule and I just feel overall healthier. Recently I wanted to focus more on my glutes than I previously had been. At the gym, I would just go to the squat bar to do my thing and call it a day. But since we have been home in quarantine I feel like squats just aren't doing it for me but even if I love doing them. Doing squats I always have felt does more for banging my thighs than it ever did for my butt. It made them so big, which I didn't mind except I felt it made my butt look pretty much the same. Straying from squats, and the fact that gyms will probably remain closed for a while, sent me on a fitness journey to see what other exercises I could do at home with no or very little equipment needed. Hopefully, these exercises will help keep your booty banging.

1. Diamond Leg Lifts

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Podcasts On Race Everyone Should Listen To In Order To Be A Better Ally

Listen and learn, because knowledge is power.

Podcasts are such an integral part of some of our everyday lives that it can be hard to recall a time at which they didn't exist. Podcasts exist on about every single topic, from dating to celebrity gossip and Harry Potter.

Now more than ever, it's likely you're reeling from the news, and (hopefully) wanting to do something about it in order to educate yourself. Podcasts are one of the best ways to get the most up-to-date information in a conversational, personal way from some of today's top educators, scholars, and theorists.

Keep Reading... Show less

Stop Pitying Me Because I'm Single, I'm Very Happy With My Relationship With Myself

I don't need your opinions on why I'm single and you're not. We are two different people.

I'm so happy for my friends when they get into relationships, but that doesn't mean they get to have control over my love life, and that is what bothers me. For the record, I've been in four relationships, one lasting for three years, so I do understand relationships.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments