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Free Summer Recipe Makeovers

Summertime provides the perfect setting for spending time with friends and family while enjoying great food.

This summer, upgrade those boring and bland summer recipes by putting a new twist on your longtime favorites!

We are so excited to bring you FREE Summer Recipe Makeovers!

You’ll find a variety of recipes to put a new delicious spin on those summer classics including scrumptious summer salads, hotdogs and burgers, sizzling sides and more!

Just download our free Summer Recipe Makeovers below!

But first, here are some additional easy natural wellness tips to make your summer even more enjoyable!

Fight Heartburn the Natural Way

We all know the feeling…you’re at an amazing BBQ celebration and suddenly heartburn strikes!

This time plan ahead by stocking up on homeopathic heartburn relief that’s easy to throw into your purse or summer activities bag.

Acidil’s meltaway tablets are made with plant-based active ingredients and melt easily in the mouth to relieve acid indigestion, bloating, and upset stomach.

Easy to take without water, Acidil can be used anytime so you don’t miss out on the fun! Make sure to grab your $2 off coupon!

 

Get an Amazing Sunscreen

Since we first started the Natural Products Network more than a decade ago, natural sunscreen has come a LONG way!

What was once essentially white messy paste, has transformed into advanced formulas that really work. Our absolute favorite brand in this space is Coola.

At Coola, you will find technology mixed with organic goodness. Yes, most products are NOT 100% natural and organic, but Coola is dedicated to making effective products that are as clean and healthy as possible!

Essentially, Coola represents a huge advancement in the sunscreen space and we continue to love their products as the brand grows and evolves.

Plus, you can easily navigate their website to find formulas that work best for your individual needs. Yes, we wish that everything they offered was 100 percent organic, but understand that products also have to perform.

Don’t forget the Scalp and Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30% to protect your head as well!

Best Natural Sunscreen

Keep Bugs at Bay, Naturally

Natural bug spray is another category that has really struggled in the natural space, but there are still some natural standouts.

At the top of the Natural Bug Repellents we’ve tested, we definitely recommend Quantum Buzz Away Extreme Insect Repellent! This is one of the oldies, but goodies in natural bug repellents. This product uses three powerhouse essential oils that drives bugs away: geranium oil, cedarwood oil and citronella oil to offer a DEET-free solution that you can feel good about. DEET is linked to a variety of adverse affects including skin reactions, brain malfunctions and even cancer.

One thing to note, we have found that in order to get the desired results we apply this natural bug repellent every two hours. While that might be a tad more often than we would like, we love the smell and feel of this product on the skin more than other natural bug repellents that we’ve tried.

For another natural fix to help keep mosquitos away, try simply adding a high-quality and portable outdoor fan! Mosquitos are horrible flyers and thus a well-placed outdoor fan can really help prevent them from coming around!

Best Natural Bug Repellent

Drink Hot Tea to Cool Down

During the summer, there is such an emphasis on making every drink ice cold! Thus, you have probably never considered sipping on hot tea during a sweltering day…to actually cool down!

Come to find out that there are taste receptors in our tongues that actually trigger a cooling down effect when we drink something that is hot.

Therefore, don’t put away your helpful hot tea blends this summer for a sugary cold soda! Instead, try sipping on a hot herbal tea on a warm morning and enjoy the sensation.

So many people enjoy their tea ritual in the winter and find that it protects their health. Why not take this positive experience into your summer?

Also, consider adding some local raw honey to your tea blends to get even more benefits. Honey is known to be a natural “wound healer” so it can be especially soothing when combined with your morning tea!

Our very favorite go-to hot tea for summer has to be Organic Peppermint Tea. Peppermint boast a myriad of health benefits from promoting good digestion to soothing sinus congestion and even upping your energy level! All great things for summer!

Organic Peppermint Tea

Summer Recipes Makeover Guide

Enjoy delicious summer recipe makeovers that help you turn the bland to brilliant and the sub-par to superb!

Best of all, all of our summer recipes are easy to make! There’s no exotic or hard to find ingredients…just delicious recipes that we think you’ll love!

AND you’ll get a $2 off coupon offer to use on a summer essential for BBQ fun! Simply enter your info below and we will email you FREE Summer Recipes Makeovers! After you’re done, head here to learn another powerful healing tool for summer!

Download the Summer Recipe Guide Here

 

 

Natural products to fight summer bug bites

Fabulous warm weather can mean more than your share of summer bug bites. Good thing there are a variety of chemical-free options that can keep bugs at bay and soothe the bites that you already have. Take a look at some of our favorites and check us out this Thursday on Daybreak to see us chat about them.

Natural Products to Prevent Bug Bites
Most conventional bug-killing products contain powerful chemical insecticides. The most popular, DEET, comes with a warning that you should wash it off your skin immediately when you return home and avoid breathing it into your lungs. Think about it: if the synthetic chemical kills mosquitoes, do you really want it on your skin? Worse yet, studies show that DEET causes brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats after frequent and prolonged use (Duke University Medical Center).

Thankfully, there are natural solutions that feature a combination of essential oils to keep bugs away.  Buzz Away Extreme is one of the most powerful natural mosquito repellent available. This DEET-free formula, in the spray bottle or handy towelette wipe, combines essential plant oils with soy bean and geranium oil for the longest lasting natural protection available. It works for up to 4 hours against mosquitoes, up to 2.5 hours on ticks, and also repels fleas, gnats and flies.

Natural Products to Soothe Bug Bites
If you already have summer bug bites, you can use some natural products to help fight the itchiness and swelling. If your bites are severe, make sure to contact your health care physician to make sure that you don’t have anything serious going on. For minor bug bites you can utilize homeopathic remedies to help them to feel better faster. Apis Mellifica is a well-known remedy that helps to eases pain from red, swollen bites.

Also, there is something you might already have on hand that can help your bug bites. Good ol’ Vitamin C is great to help fight inflammation, swelling and redness due to minor bug bites.

Make sure to consult your doctor before taking any new supplement. Also, some bites can be very dangerous including those in the mouth. Make sure to seek emergency help if needed!