Natural Home Remedies
If you’re like me, you’re scared to death of the chemicals that are in our products these days. Sunscreen is at the top of this list. Oxybenzone is one of the chemicals widely used and has been tested to reveal it affects hormones. It can cause delayed Puberty and even Fertility issues.
Yes, even products you apply to your skin are a problem because they are absorbed. That is why I always seek natural alternatives whenever I can. Home Remedies really work.
Summer is my favorite time of year! The warm weather and sunshine just makes your feel happy.
With summer also comes those pesky health annoyances like sunburn, heat rash, athletes foot, swimmer’s ear.
I found some homemade natural remedies that really work.
Peppermint Oil repels bugs in the first place. (mice also, in case you were wondering) . It also speeds the healing of bites by increasing circulation.
There is nothing worse than a bee sting. I am allergic myself so this doesn’t work for me. If you mix Meat Tenderizer and water into a paste it will destroy the insect venom.
Baking Soda and Oatmeal go a long way to fight itching.
One of the best things about summer is swimming in a pool. The amount of chlorine usually present can cause problems, especially for children.
Swimmer’s Ear is probably one of the most irritating and painful side effects of swimming in a pool. My daughter can’t go in a pool without getting it. Ear plugs help but are no guarantee that some water won’t creep in.
A capful of Rubbing Alcohol works but can cause other problems. Try Garlic Oil. You can buy it in oil form or make your own by soaking garlic in olive oil overnight and them straining out the garlic.
Only use 3 drops per ear.
Another common problem with Chlorine is your hair turning colors especially for blonds I’ve noticed. You can reverse this by applying warm water with aspirin in it for two hours.
The summer heat can cause some monster headaches. Maybe you don’t think about it but lack of hydration can cause headaches at any time of the year. Dehydration is serious and can creep up on you. That is why it is wise to stay away from flavored drinks in the summer. If you are a coffee drinker like me, experts suggest drinking a full glass of water for every cup of coffee.
What also helps is Ginger Tea. Ginger is known for its painkilling effects and great for the tummy. You can buy it but what I do is boil fresh ginger root and steep for 20 minutes and then strain the ginger.
Being in the heat with socks and shoes can resulting an itchy rash known as Athlete’s Foot. It happens because your feet are hot and sweaty which causes bacteria to grow. You can alleviate this by keeping your feet dry by changing your socks and putting baking soda in your socks. Be sure to soak your feet in Epsom Salts and Apple Cider Vinegar (raw).
We all love a tan and the beach. I don’t need to tell you the harmful effects of the sun, so I won’t. It is advised to limit your time in the sun and apply sunscreen often. However, if you do get burnt, Aloe is amazing for soothing the skin. It is also good for your hair and your stomach.
Here is a natural recipe for sunscreen via Dr. Axe
10 drops of Lavender Oil
1 tsp Pomegranate Oil
3 fourths cup of Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Zinc Oxide
2 tbsp Shea Butter
Combine all the ingredients except the Zinc Oxide
Place in a saucepan with 2 inches of water on low heat
Place glass jar in a saucepan, and stir ingredients until melted.
Add Zinc and stir well.
Store in a dry, cool place
Enjoy The Summer!