Be Well - April 2021 Wellness Newsletter

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Be Well

The Common Market’s Wellness Newsletter


APRIL 2021

As the weather warms and the sun shines, we all dream of ways to maximize our time outdoors! Check out the Common Market’s Wellness Department to help make your before, during, and after outdoor playtime more enjoyable! Sunscreen While we all crave that natural dose of Vitamin D that the sun provides, it is important to also protect your delicate skin from the harmful UV rays lurking in the atmosphere. While many companies and advocate groups are pushing ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) clothing to minimize the amount of skin exposed, sunscreen continues to remain an important way to prevent sunburn. Did you know that there are two types of sunscreen? Chemical sunscreens work beneath the skin, while barrier sunscreens work on the surface of the skin. Barrier sunscreens are zinc oxide based and are the cleanest and safest options because they are not absorbed by the body. Common Market carries both non-nano zinc oxide, as well as clear zinc, which

Badger Sport SPF 35 Sunscreen & Thinksport Sunscreen SPF 50+

doesn’t leave a white cast to the skin. Our zinc oxide sunscreens are considered reef safe as well. What’s that about the reefs? In July of 2018, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two common chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, which many researchers worldwide have deemed potentially harmful to aquatic life. Officials in Key West, FL recently voted to bar the sale of sunscreens with those ingredients as well. Both laws will go into effect in 2021. Sunburn What if I do get too much of a good thing? While 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure can get you your daily dose of Vitamin D; if you do get a sunburn, aloe is one of the best herbs to help soothe and heal the skin. It’s also important to keep the skin hydrated while it’s healing. Badger’s After Sun Balm is a great compliment to aloe to help soothe and hydrate the skin after a sunburn.

Badger Aloe Vera Gel & Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly

Badger Anti-Bug Balm & Indian Meadow Herbals Bite Balm

Ancient Secrets Breathe Again Nasal Spray

Emerald Allergy Health VCaps & Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid Vcaps

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This advice is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Pest Control Nothing can ruin a lovely day outdoors more than pesky biting and stinging insects. As the weather warms up however these menaces begin to emerge. While we can’t do anything about the 17 year cicadas this year, Common Market can help you protect yourself from biting insects with all natural bug repellent. Our bug sprays are all essential oil based and do not contain harmful chemicals such as DEET.

Aura Cacia Lavender Pure Essential Oil

Get creative and make your own custom blended bug repellent using essential oils such as rose geranium, citronella, eucalyptus citradora, and lavender. Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, and clove can also be used to soothe the itch of bug bites as can plants such as calendula, plantain, jewel weed, and colloidal oatmeal. (See back page for recipe!) Natural First Aid If you do find yourself suffering from bites, cuts or scrapes as you frolic in the garden, at the beach or on the trail, be prepared. Keep wounds clean and help heal damaged skin with Common Market’s antiseptic salves which contain natural remedies such as Tea Tree, St. Johns Wort, Comfrey and Calendula.

Tea Tree Therapy Tea Tree Antiseptic Ointment

Boiron Histaminum Hydrochloricum 30

Nasopure Nasal Wash System Kit

Tea Tree: has been shown to have antiseptic properties. It may help increase white blood cell count which may help fight germs.

St. Johns Wort: has been shown to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars. It may also help keep open wounds clean, soothe burns and scrapes, and reduce inflammation

Comfrey: can be used topically to help ease and soothe the tenderness associated with bruising, sprains, skin ulcers, wound healing

Calendula: is often used for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can be helpful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash.

Seasonal Allergies If Mother Nature’s beautiful spring blooms and buds wreak havoc on your sinuses, herbs can be a great way to help keep seasonal allergies in check while still being gentle on the system. ◊

Freeze Dried Nettles: are a classic herb for helping with seasonal allergies. Nettles are often combined with quercetin and NAC to help with overall histamine response.

Homeopathic Remedies: may also be helpful for relieving allergy symptoms. Some common remedies are histaminum hydrochloricum and allium cepa.

Nasal Washes such as neti pots and nasal sprays can help flush mucus out of the nasal passages which might help with congestion and sinus pressure.

Recycling: The Basics & Beyond [Online] Tuesday, April 6 | 6:30 - 8PM FREE

Common Market Tree Planting with StreamLink Education

Saturday, April 10 | 9 - 11AM VOLUNTEER, FREE

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms! [Offsite] Sunday, April 11 | 1PM - 3PM $65

Cooperative Conversations Book Club Wednesday, April 21 | 6PM - 7:30PM

We are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World by Valentina Giannella

Bring A Broom Downtown Frederick Clean Up! Volunteer Opportunity Saturday, April 24 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Farmer for a Day at House in the Woods Farm! Saturday, April 17 | 10AM - 1PM FREE

Fruit Tree Grafting [Offsite]

Sunday, April 18 | 1PM - 2:30PM $75

Electronics Recycling at the Common Market Tuesday, April 20 | 3PM - 6PM $5 for LCD Monitors $15 for CRT Monitors $15 for LCD/Plasma TVs $30 for CRT TVs

10% OFF Coupon valid 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021. Coupon must be present to receive discount. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount.

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