Worried about your bad breath and smelly feet? Embarrassed by
your stained teeth? Self-conscious because of stretch marks? These
conditions affect most individuals at certain point, although no one
likes to admit!
Check out how to solve these common conditions and boost your confidence!
1. Bad breath
In addition to maintaining proper oral hygiene, you can chew a
handful of aniseed, fennel seeds, parsley, or mint to neutralize odors.
Another option is to rinse the mouth with a mouthwash made with a cup
of water, a teaspoon of baking soda, and a few drops of peppermint oil.
2. Stained teeth
Smoking, tea, coffee, and red wine are some of the major culprits for
stained teeth. To restore their natural color, apply activated charcoal
to your teeth or try our oil pulling, preferably with coconut oil.
Belching can be quite embarrassing! To avoid uncomfortable
situations, sip on ginger after meals and change the way you eat. This
means slow and thorough chewing as well as avoiding drinking through a
To solve flatulence and belching, eat more fermented foods or take
probiotics in order to keep gas-producing bugs in check. In addition,
drink herbal teas to improve digestion and reduce flatulence and
5. Cold sores
These small blisters are both ugly and painful, aren’t they? To
shorten their duration, apply coconut oil a few times daily.
Alternatively, apply zinc oxide cream which accelerates healing time and
eat zinc-rich foods to boost your immunity.
6. Body odor
To get rid of strong bad odor, avoid foods like onion, garlic, and
processed foods, all of which increase sweat and body odor. Drink
plenty of water; eat more parsley, mint, and sage; apply witch hazel,
which lowers skin`s pH; and detox your pits.
7. Smelly feet
Combine 3 parts water with a part vinegar and essential oils of
choice. Soak the feet for about twenty minutes. Alternatively, make your
own deodorizing foot using essential oils, arrowroot powder, and kaolin
8. Nail fungus
Crumbling and thickening toenails are quite embarrassing and
oftentimes even painful. To treat this condition at home, supplement
with olive leaf extract, which is a great antifungal and antiviral agent
and apply undiluted tea tree oil to the affected nails on a daily
9. Stretch marks
To reduce the appearance of these hair-line scars, use aloe vera gela
or apply a homemade body butter made with ingredients like Shea butte,
vanilla oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E.
10. Varicose veins
Varicose veins are not only ugly, but they can lead to development of
serious health conditions. Exercise, particularly low-impact exercise
like swimming and walking, is the best way to reduce varicose veins. It
has been scientifically shown that horse chestnut extract is also very
effective in reducing the appearance of twisted and enlarged veins.
Pain, sensitivity and swelling are some of the most common symptoms
of this condition. Limiting your alcohol intake or cutting it out
completely is one of the most effective ways to reduce outbreaks.
Essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, rosemary, and chamomile
have been also shown to combat inflammation associated with rosacea.
Applying castor oil to the affected area a few times daily helps
accelerate the healing process due to its anti-inflammatory and
antimicrobial properties. Apple cider vinegar is also very effective
remedy, so consider using it on until the wart eventually falls off.
13. Facial hair
It has been scientifically shown that lavender and tea tree oil
provide amazing results if used regularly for three months. Turmeric
mask, made of oil of choice, yogurt, and turmeric, make the facial hair
finer and less coarse.
To get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp, use apple cider vinegar
topically, which kills off the bacteria and fungus responsible for the
condition. Adding essential oils to your shampoo, such as lavender,
rosemary, thyme, and chamomile, also helps!
15. Keratosis Pilaris
To get rid of the bumps on the thighs, buttocks, and arms, try dry brushing and increase your vitamin C intake.