Enjoy Sunburn Relief Using This Homemade Lotion

Summer is a time that everyone looks forward to especially because of the exciting activities that come with the great weather. Spending time outdoors can be fun, but if you are not careful with our skin exposure, you are bound to get a few sunburns. In some cases, even with sunscreen you still get burnt and you might need something to soothe off the sun burns. This homemade soothing lotion will ease the pain of sunburns and also the discomfort and will also help faster healing for the same.

The homemade lotion is made up of effective natural ingredients that will only cost you very little but offer you so much relief. Apart from taking care of your sunburns, you can also use this lotion as a natural skin moisturizer meaning you can use it even without the burns. It has a soothing effect you will easily become hooked too and the benefits make it worthwhile even with summer gone. The ingredients selected for the lotion are all helpful in soothing sunburns as they are largely anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation and pain associated with sunburns providing relief and promoting healing.

The ingredients

Aloe Vera gel – It is an anti-inflammatory and soothes as well as cool the skin offering you relief from the discomfort and pain of sunburns. It is also a lightweight moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling smooth, refreshed and soft. It is best that you get the fresh gel from the plants if you can to enjoy the full benefits of the wonder plant.

Peppermint essential oil – It fits into this sunburn lotion recipe because of its soothing and cooling properties.

Witch hazel extract – This ingredient is a natural astringent that heals and tightens the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, but you would need to get the best quality and purity to enjoy the full benefits.

Beeswax – It is what emulsifies the lotion, but it at the same time also offers a protective layer on your skin.

Coconut and avocado oils – They are very good skin moisturizers and are very gentle on damaged skin. They have anti-inflammatories, minerals, antioxidants and fats that are good for the skin.

Method

Melt 2 tablespoons avocado oil and 1 heaping tablespoon beeswax in double boiler and allow the two to combine completely. Transfer the melted combined mixture into a bowl and allow cooling for a few minutes.

In a separate container, mix ¼ cup of aloe Vera gel, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 10 drops of peppermint essential oils and blend well.

Once oil mixture is cool enough, use a hand mixer to whisk and slowly pour in your aloe mix until the two mixtures combine well. Whip for an extra 30 seconds or until you have reached a texture you desire most with the lotion.

Transfer the lotion into airtight container and then keep in cool dry place.

To use, simply apply a reasonable amount of the lotion onto the sunburns to enjoy relief and aid healing.

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Soothe Hemorrhoids With An Essential Oil Homemade Cream

A good percent of adults suffer from hemorrhoids and treatment usually relies on how severe they are. There are so many ways of relieving the pain, itchiness and discomfort that comes with hemorrhoids and sometimes this is all you need instead of costly surgical procedures or stapling. The anal protrusions can get really uncomfortable and sometimes they interfere with bowel movements. Sitz baths are most recommended for soothing them, but they may not always work.

To soothe the piles, there is also the option of going for over the counter pain-relief suppositories and drugs. You can also create your own effective hemorrhoid cream at home to enjoy relief from the uncomfortable protrusions when they start becoming problematic. The good thing about the homemade cream is that it contains natural ingredients that are safe and effective enough and they include the best essential oils with properties that will soothe the piles.

Cream ingredients

Lavender essential oil – It has powerful antioxidants that work by reducing inflammation, thus relieving the pain and itchiness of the hemorrhoids. It is one of the most popular essential oils thanks to the numerous properties that it has.

Tea tree essential oil – The antiseptic properties of this essential oil are what makes it perfect for the hemorrhoids. It reduces irritation and offers quick relief from the discomfort caused by the piles.

Turmeric essential oil – It works by soothing the inflamed skin and also hastens the healing process of the fissures. It is a great pain relief and will work great for this hemorrhoid cream, especially for those who have painful piles.

Shea butter – It has Vitamin A and E which fights inflammation and reduce itching and dryness that could be worsening the condition.

Aloe Vera gel – reduces itching and also reduces inflammation soothing the piles.

Apple cider vinegar and witch hazel – They both fight inflammation, irritations and swellings that are very common with hemorrhoids.

Coconut Oil – Helps fight infections and keeps the skin moisturized and comfortable.

Method

  • Place 2 ounces of Shea butter in a double boiler and heat till it softens, then add 2 ounces of coconut oil and 1 ounce of aloe Vera gel and blend well.
  • Once blended, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of witch hazel, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of tea tree essential oil and 5 drops of turmeric essential oil and blend thoroughly again.
  • Place the cream in a glass jar and tightly replace the rid. You can then rub onto the affected area at least twice daily, preferably morning and night until you enjoy desired results.

This simple recipe will make at least 6 ounces of the cream and it should last you a considerable time before the need to make another. It is important that you use the cream when the discomfort begins to feel problematic and give it a rest when the situation has improved. Combine the homemade cream with good food choices and you will have fewer troubles with the hemorrhoids.

 

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Homemade Lotion Bars To Keep Your Skin Moisturized And Soft

Soft, smooth and moisturized skin is what women yearn for. A good number of men also wish to have such beautiful looking skin and fortunately with the right kind of lotion, it is not that hard to achieve the results. Homemade care products now seem to be the most preferred simply because apart from being effective in fetching the desired results, they are safe from side effects.

Lotion bars made from some of the best skin care essential oils are rich and moisturizing and will come with other added benefits such as relaxing and calming your nerves every time you use them. The other advantage you have with homemade lotion bars is cost. The ingredients are inexpensive and using a few directions you will be able to create a favorite bar that you can use to achieve soft and smooth skin.

Essential oils for lotion bars

Lavender essential oil is one of the best you can choose for the lotion bars you make at home. It has so many values and properties that boost healthy looking skin and keep it smelling good and feeling soft. However, if you are not a fan of lavender essential oils, there are so many other essential oils that are also perfect for the lotion bars. They include chamomile and calendula for baby lotion, almond oil and rosewater, wintergreen, ginger and peppermint to soothe sore muscles, calendula and coconut for face lotion, and green tea and mint. The choice is usually a matter of preference, but you should ensure that you choose less potent essential oils, considering that you will be applying the lotion directly on your skin.

Other ingredients

Now that you already know the essential oils that you wish to use for the lotion bars, next is to get every other ingredient ready. The others that you will need for the homemade lotion bars include:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba; you can also go for the apricot, almond or grapeseed oil
  • Vitamin E soft gels
  • 25 drops of selected essential oil
  • Medicine syringe
  • Silicone mold; you can get them in shapes that you love for your lotion bars

Remember you can alter the ingredient amounts depending on the number of bars you wish to make in one go.

Method

  • Place a non-stick pan over low heat and melt the beeswax then add shea butter and the coconut oil stirring until all is melted and combined properly.
  • Add the jojoba oil or any other option you have settled for and squeeze out the liquid from the Vitamin E gels and add then stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Add the essential oil drops into the mixture and stir. You can then use the syringe to squirt the mixture into the molds.
  • Allow the lotion to sit and harden to create the lotion bars that you can use as you wish. Keep any bars you are not using in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to enjoy for long.

Homemade care products using essential oils are very safe and effective. With so many essential oil options, you will find an option that best suits your personal preferences depending on the product that you want to make at home.

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Homemade Eye Firming Gel To Reduce Puffiness

Puffy eyes can result from a number of things, but the fact is that they are not always as attractive. Puffed eyes indicate lack of sleep, but they could also be interpreted to mean that the individual is stressed out or overslept. When you wake up with puffy eyes, there are a number of remedies you can try out to enjoy a quick fix like placing ice cubes under the eyes for a few minutes to constrict blood vessels.

Another good approach to firm up those eyes to save you from the puffy, tired and old look is to use a homemade eye firming gel. Essential oils work great improving the appearance of the eyes and the face in general and when you mix them up with the relevant ingredients, you will be able to create an effective firming gel you can apply every time the need arises.

The ingredients

Aloe Vera – It has anti-inflammatory properties, which work in reducing skin inflammation. It is also a growth hormone that will stimulate new cell growth. This ingredient also has beta carotene, antioxidants and Vitamins E and C to improve natural firmness of the skin and also keep it hydrated. Using this ingredient gives the gel ability to retain elasticity and will therefore minimize puffiness and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Caffeine – It is a diuretic and will hydrate the fatty cells clearing the water from the skin surface. This ingredient is also a vasodilator that tightens the skin and it is also full of antioxidants and it reduces redness of the eyes as well as the dark circles that form under the eyes.

Witch hazel – It balances pH of the skin and is therefore commonly used as a toner. It is also an astringent that tones and tightens the skin, making it a good ingredient for the eye firming gel.

Cypress essential oil – The tightening abilities of this essential oil are what makes it the best choice for the gel. It helps broken capillaries, aids circulation and soothing to delicate skin.

Method

Mix 1.5 tablespoons of aloe Vera gel and 1 tablespoon of strongly brewed coffee, then add a tablespoon of witch hazel. After mixing thoroughly, add 2 drops of cypress essential oil and stir to mix until you have a consistent paste. Pour it out into 1 ounce bottles and cover.

Use directions

Apply the gel in the morning by dabbing it on using your fingertips. You can also use a cotton ball gently round the eyes.

Ensure your face is clean before applying the firming gel and avoid moisturizing over applied areas. You can, however apply your normal makeup after the gem is well-soaked in.

Since the coffee used in the gel as caffeine goes bad fast, even though it is great for firming up and de-puffing, make small batches of the gel so you can use while still fresh and effective. It would be a good idea to be keen with smell and appearance

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Homemade Acne Cream To Balance And Calm Acne Prone Skin

Acne is a bothersome skin issue that most people with oily skin face. But with proper skin care you can improve the condition and actually free yourself of it. Homemade face creams are some of the best for caring for the acne prone skin. This is because the creams contain natural ingredients that are safe and effective and soothing to the skin too. Essential oils like ylang ylang, bergamot and lavender are some of the best in balancing skin oil production and cleansing the skin.

These essential oils together with other ingredients reduce scarring that results from acne outbreaks. A cream that contains aloe Vera and Vitamin E soothes and aids healing of irritated and red skin. The homemade essential oil cream has sweet floral scents that will also balance out emotions, soothe the nerves and promote better and peaceful night sleep when you use the night cream to deal with the acne. Adding oil to the cream is essential in replacing skin oils that are stripped during the cleansing process. To reduce oil production and tighten the pores grape seed oil can be included in the cream.

What you need

  • 1 tablespoon aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon emulsifying wax
  • 4 teaspoons grape seed oil
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E
  • 1/3 cup distilled water or witch hazel
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops bergamot or lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop of cedar wood essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon stearic acid

Method

Add emulsifying wax, stearic acid and grape seed oil in a glass measuring cup, then place the cup in water pot and heat slowly stirring to melt and mix.

Remove the cup from the heat and add Vitamin E.

Pour in aloe Vera gel and witch hazel into another measuring cup and stir to combine, then warm the mixture in a similar manner till lukewarm.

Now pour the first oil mixture into the aloe Vera and witch hazel mixture and stir with a whisk to ensure the complete combination so the mixture does not end up separating once cooled.

Add in essential oils and mix well before pouring the cream into sterile plastic jars then allow cooling before capping. It is important to stir during the cooling process to prevent separation of the ingredients.

Additional tips

  • In case the cream turns out thicker than expected, make a new batch this time reducing the wax, then mix the two batches to enjoy some consistency.
  • If it turns to be too thin, make a mini batch and increase the amount of wax, add stearic acid and oil then pour into the old batch and stir well.
  • To reduce scent strength of the acne cream, use fewer drops of the essential oils; never increase the amount of essential oils.
  • If you have sensitive skin, replace aloe Vera gel with water.
  • Keep your cream in a cool, dark place and apply every night to start enjoying some good results with your acne and scars.

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Keep Your Hair Looking Amazing With A Homemade Hair Detangler Spray

If you are after good health, then you know that there is so much more to it that eating healthy foods. To achieve optimum results with your health, you would also need to make valuable lifestyle changes, adopt an exercise regime and use products that are as natural as possible. With their so many properties and natural ingredients, essential oils can go a long way in saving you from harmful beauty and health products.

The essential oils are pure and natural oils extracted from plants and seeds as well as flowers. They are numerous and they come with different properties, making them ideal for specific uses. One of the products you can make at home using the natural essential oils is hair detangler spray. If you have long hair, then you know how stressful it can be to have tangled hair. Such hair is not only tedious to comb, but can also be painful to put it together. With a homemade detangler spray using the appropriate essential oils and ingredients, you will say goodbye to such painful hair sessions no matter how long or thick your hair is.

What you need

Aloe Vera – The oil softens and smoothes the hair, making it very easy to comb out. It also has other compounds that are beneficial to the hair and will improve the health of your hair with regular use.

Lavender oil – The essential oil of lavender does not only leave the hair detangler spray with a pleasant aroma but also offers a more relaxed, calm and peaceful aura as you do your hair. It is also one of the most gentle essential oils you can choose to use. When you use it, then you can be sure that the spray can be used by all members of the family without any issues on scalp and hair for that matter.

Apricot Oil – It is amazing carrier oil and is very powerful. You will only need a small amount of the oil to get the results and you do not have to worry about interfering with the smell of the hair spray because the oil has almost no smell. You can choose any other carrier oil of your choice but ensuring that you use moderately so you do not end with a spray that makes hair greasy and heavy.

Directions

  • Get a spray bottle, 2 ounces in size and mix 10 teaspoons of distilled water, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 drops of apricot oil, then swirl the bottle to ensure everything gets combined effectively.
  • When done, simply spray to the hair and brush gently and smoothly to separate any tangled hair strands. Add just enough spray depending on the extent of the tangling; the hair ends tend to tangle more.
  • Store the hair spray in a dark, cool place away from sunlight, so you can enjoy for a few weeks before making a fresh spray.

There is so much you can do when you have essential oils handy. Find out more about homemade products that can add quality to your life.

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Keep Your Hands Germ Free With Natural Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer

There is nothing more beneficial than being able to use the most natural ingredients for your beauty and health products at home. There are so many recipes you can use to create homemade products that are safe and effective in what they do. Essential oils are some of the most important items you can have at home. Because of their many natural properties, you will find them handy in different given areas of your life.

Fighting germs is one of the ways you can use essential oils at home. Considering how harmful germs can be especially among children hand sanitizers are very important. If you do not trust the hand sanitizers that contain chemical ingredients on the little delicate hands, then by all means you can feel more comfortable with homemade sanitizer with the help of essential oils. The essential oils are not only powerful in fighting germs but they also have very pleasant smells.

Ingredients

Tea tree essential oil – It is very powerful antibacterial oil that makes it very good for the hand sanitizer.

Lavender essential oil – It has lots of beneficial properties, but is used in the hand sanitizer mostly to round out strong tea tree oil scent. In case you do not find lavender essential oil pleasant, you can use other antibacterial oils like sandalwood, sage, peppermint or rosemary.

Vitamin E oil – This ingredient is important for the hand sanitizer because it works as a natural preservative to increase shelf life of the sanitizer. The oil is also very helpful in the sanitizer because it has hand softening properties.

Other ingredients that you will need for the sanitizer are witch hazel extracts and aloe Vera gel. They both have antibacterial and antifungal properties that add to the effectiveness of the hand sanitizer.

Method

  • Add the essential oils in a small glass bowl; you can also use a container. Add vitamin E oil, then swirl to mix before adding witch hazel and swirling again to mix completely. If you do not have witch hazel, then you can also replace it with alcohol. When the mixture is thoroughly mixed, add to aloe Vera gel and mix well and you have the sanitizer ready to be used.
  • When using, make sure you shake well to mix the constituents. With Vitamin E as a preservative, the sanitizer should be able to also several months.

The benefit of using the homemade hand sanitizer is that it does not contain any harmful ingredients as most commercial sanitizers do. Unlike the chemicals, essential oils do not cause bacterial resistance and hence they effectively kill bacteria strains even where the man-made chemicals and medicines have failed. Essential oils have so many other uses and you can use them to make other products at home. Considering how important beauty products are and health boosting products, essential oils come in handy in helping you stay away from commercial products that could contain harmful ingredients; the more natural the products the better.

Natural products are safer and more effective compared with those made with artificial products. Essential oils are pure and natural and carry lots of benefits in whatever application.

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Deodorize Your Shoes With This Simple Lavender Essential Oil Recipe

Smelly shoes and feet are quite an embarrassment. When you have this issue, it becomes very hard for you to fit in especially in areas where you need to remove your shoes. Your home will also become unbearable for others every time you remove your shoes and you might need to leave them and your socks outside to give everyone peace. There are so many reasons behind smelly shoes and some of the most obvious are poor cleaning care for the shoes and wearing the same pair of shoes over and over.

With this said, there are simple remedies to keep your shoes smelling fresh such as alternating between several pairs in a week and ensuring that your shoes remain dry and air out whenever it is possible. You also should wear clean socks and keep your feet dry and clean when wearing your shoes to enjoy better results. But for those people who have to wear the same shoe day in a day out and are already suffering from shoe odor, a simple homemade shoe deodorizing powder can rescue you from the embarrassing situation.

Lavender is one of the most commonly used essential oil and in this case it is the preferred essential oil of use. It has properties that fight the root cause of the odor and the pleasant scent of the oil makes it an even better remedy for the situation. Used together with other suitable ingredients, you will love what the lavender shoe deodorizer will do for you.

Method

In a bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of non-GMO cornstarch and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

After mixing properly, gradually start adding 6 drops of lavender essential oil and stir to incorporate the oil.

Put in a powder sifter container that is airtight for use later or immediately.

Directions of use

Now that you have your shoe deodorizing powder ready, your next step is to start using it to eliminate the unpleasant odors you have been dealing with.

Sprinkle a reasonable amount of the powder lightly into your shoes preferably in the evenings or during those times that you are not wearing the shoes for several hours.

When it is time to wear your shoes, take them outside and carefully turn them upside down and tap the soles gently to remove the powder from the interior parts of the shoes.

If your shoes have outer surfaces that are sensitive and fragile, be careful not to get the powder onto the surfaces when putting or removing the powder from your shoes. The essential oils are potent and could be harmful to certain surfaces.

Use the powder on a regular basis to naturally deodorize shoes that seem to have the odor issue. You should see a gradual change with the shoe odor, giving you confidence even when you are in situations where you are required to remove your shoes, especially in public. It is one of the simplest and most beneficial fixes for unpleasant shoe odors experienced by many.

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Homemade Cleaning Products Using Essential Oils

Essential oils are pure and highly concentrated and they are used in aromatherapy, in making perfumes and even for beauty treatments. The essential oils also make very good ingredients in cleaning products and you can follow simple recipes to make effective cleaning products for use around your home.

There are a number of reasons as to why the essential oils make some of the best ingredients for the home cleaning products. One is their highly concentrated scents of the plants they are derived from that add lovely aroma to the cleaning products without the use of chemicals or any other artificial interference. Their cleaning properties are the next major reason as to why you should consider using them for your cleaning needs. The chemical structure of essential oils such as those of orange and lemon makes them great natural cleaning agents and they are actually added to most cleaning products you buy in the market. Their antibacterial properties are the last major reason for suitability of cleaning products. The properties found in oils such as tea tree essential oil make them great for disinfecting your surfaces and items too.

Best essential oils for cleaning products

Lemon – the essential oil of lemon fruit rind is a natural stain remover and brightener. It is very common in laundry detergents to brighten clothes, but it also makes a great ingredient for products meant for cleaning floors, mirrors and other reflective surfaces.

Tea tree – It has antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties making it ideal in tackling different issues around your home including mold.

Peppermint – It is a natural antibacterial agent and makes a reliable, safe cleaner for different purposes around the home.

Simple recipes you can try

Window cleaner

Mix 4 tablespoons white vinegar with 12 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Add water and shake vigorously to mix. Use the refreshing blend to wipe your windows, then dry with a crumpled newspaper. It is a great recipe for degreasing and energizing.

Herbal disinfectant

Combine 2 cups hot water, ¼ cup washing soda and 10 drops of thyme essential oil in spray bottle. Shake thoroughly and then spray in surfaces and wipe using a clean cloth to disinfect.

Carpet deodorizing powder

In a bowl mix 1 cup baking soda and 18 drops of bergamot essential oil. Transfer this to a jar with a holed lid and sprinkle the powder to your carpet. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then vacuum the carpet as usual. This is a simple recipe to purify and get rid of odors from your carpet.

Dishwashing liquid

Fill a 22 oz. spray bottle with liquid castile soap and add 20 drops lime essential oil, 10 drops sweet orange essential oil and 5 drops citrus seed extract and shake well to mix. Add a little amount in your dish water and wash as usual to degrease and fight bacteria.

Toilet bowl cleaner

Mix 18 oz. water, 4 drops lemon essential oil, 4 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops tea tree essential oil and ¼ cup liquid castile soap in spray bottle and shake. Purify and refresh your toilet bowl by spraying directly and then scrubbing with a brush before flushing away.
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Homemade Eczema Lotion Bars To Keep The Pain And Itches Away

Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. It can be uncomfortably itchy and even painful at times. What’s more, eczema can leave your skin looking scarred and unsightly especially for those who care about beauty. Addressing diet is among the best ways of effectively dealing with the skin condition, but at times you need something to soothe it off and clear your skin.

Topical solutions are some of the other options you have to offer relief from eczema. Using essential oils, you can make effective lotion bars that are effective in relieving the skin condition. The bars are made of basic ingredients known to be skin friendly and regular use can help you achieve better looking skin that is free from eczema. The best ingredients you need for the lotion bars are Shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter because they all have SPF that naturally nourishes the skin. Beeswax is also an important ingredient as it creates a coat and thereby keeps the skin protected from drying.

As for the essential oils that are best for these lotion bars, basil and grapefruit, make very good choices because of their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can however still combine two of your best essential oils; make sure however that you select essential oils that are not harsh to the skin to enjoy good results with the eczema.

Method

Add 1/3 cup of unrefined mango butter, cocoa butter or Shea butter; whatever you prefer here will work just as well. Add the butter in a double boiler together with 3 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles then add a pint of water at the bottom of the boiler and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and stir carefully until the ingredients have melted and mixed thoroughly before removing from heat.

Add at least 20 drops of basil essential oil and 20 of grapefruit essential oil, then stir and pour the mixture out carefully into plastic deodorant molds.

Allow cooling on the counter for several hours or hasten the process by placing the molds in your fridge.

How to use

Once cooled and hardened, you can start using the lotion bars on your skin. It is important that you use them on dried skin and not in the shower or when taking a bath.

Rub a thin layer of the lotion over the skin as many times as you feel you need depending on the extent of the eczema.

Remember, they are not sunscreens, even though they have a natural SPF to keep your skin protected from mild sun exposure. If you are going to be out in the sun for long therefore, ensure that you use a good sunscreen.

The tubes make the application process quite smooth and because the lotion bars are child friendly, you should have an easier time applying for them too.

Store the lotion bars in a cool and dry place to maintain their quality and effectiveness. With proper handling, this recipe can last you for a considerable length of time.

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