More Home Remedies

If you have been following my posts and have kept a copy of my home and kitchen remedy lists, here are more do-it-yourself treatments I found that you can add to the list.

HEAT RASH. Mix cornstarch or oatmeal with water to make a thick paste. If you are using oatmeal use the regular oatmeal and not the instant. Both oatmeal and cornstarch help reduce irritation and swelling and they provide relief for itch. Apply the paste to affected area, let it dry, and leave on until it flakes off on its own. Re-apply only if it starts to itch again.

ATHLETE'S FOOT. Drop a few freshly minced cloves of garlic into a cotton sock and wear it overnight. Make sure you wash your feet with something that has a more pleasant smell in the morning. Do the treatment nightly until the fungus disappears, usually within 7 to 10 days. This treatment works because garlic kills all sorts of fungi.

SORE MUSCLE. Apple cider vinegar is a muscle reliever, it helps to draw the acid that causes soreness out of your muscles after exercise. Saturate a clean cloth with apple cider vinegar and wrap it around the muscle for 20 minutes, the pain should disappear within a few hours. For continued relief reapply every 3 to 4 hours until the pain is gone for good.

BLISTER. Apply lavender oil, just enough to fully cover blister. Do not deflate it. The oil will help deflate the blister and dry out faster. Reapply every few hours for 3 to 5 days or until the blister heals completely. Lavender is a proven anti-inflammatory that speeds up healing of skin irritations. Plus, the scent of lavender is incredibly soothing.

DOG BITE TREATMENT. I used to hear from my grandmother that garlic works well for dog bites. Applying a slice of garlic to the wound will kill germs, do it as a first aid before going to a doctor. A bite or scratch from a dog that breaks the skin poses the skin for infection.

I also got a comment last time asking about home remedy for lice. Back here I hear people use kerosene to get rid of lice. They say it's really effective but I will never recommend it and I wouldn't try that if I were you. That is not only harmful to the hair and scalp but is very dangerous, it's absurd. Medicated shampoos are still the best and the safest, but if you know of something, please let us know through the comment section. Thanks.

source: Health Magazine, article by Bethany Lye


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8 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

Thanks for these! I will give them a shot. I love how you find this stuff!

TrinaB said...

These are great tips especially the sore muscle one. I'm definitely going to try it on my boyfriend. I'm sick of massaging his sore muscles.

Carol said...

Loved the tips. Not too sure about the kerosone. Haha. Good thing we don't have lice.

Irene said...

Thanks for these tips....I just love using homemade remedies for things.

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Mummy SHENG said...

thanks for posting these! we can learn a lot!

Nessa said...

unfortunately we seem to know alot about lice here. My nieces kept getting it from their step sister when she'd come to visit and they'd give it to my daughter. The two fool proof methods i found were A: if the person is old enough....dye their hair. You don't even have to worry about nits with this method. it kills everything and the nits rinse out. B: put mayonnaise on the hair, cover with a shower cap for a few hours, rinse the hair with any type of vinegar, then use a nit comb or the prickly side of velcro strips to pull the nits out. The velcro gets them out MUCH faster

Liza said...

Nessa,

thank you so much for sharing these with us ;)

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