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Most bee stings are just nuisances that cause temporary issues such as sharp pain, redness, and itching brought on by the toxin left behind by bees. If you've been stung, remove the stinger, wash the wound, and apply some ice. Use a natural remedy such as aloe vera, turmeric and sandalwood paste, calendula, comfrey, or onion to ease the discomfort. Some people may, however, suffer a severe allergic reaction and will need emergency medical help.
With their small size and an annoying penchant for hiding in nooks and crannies of our homes, controlling a bed bug infestation becomes very difficult. Bed bugs are hitchhikers. It is not difficult for them to hitch a ride from one place to another. If you find your bedroom smelling like an unclean locker room, it’s probably time for a bed bug inspection. Red, itchy bites on your arms, neck, legs, etc. and tiny specks of blood on your blankets and sheets are the first signs of a bed bug infestation. Fortunately, treating bed bug bites is easy and can be nipped in the bud before it goes out of hand. You could either visit a dermatologist if the bites are serious, or in mild cases, you may even treat the bites yourself.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a natural alternative to DEET. Most store-bought insect repellents contain this chemical, but it can cause allergic reactions. DEET even damages plastic! Why put it on your skin? When diluted with a carrier, eucalyptus essential oil can be used on the body. You can even make a spray with witch hazel or water. If you like aromatherapy, add eucalyptus oil to a diffuser or burner. The aroma will mask your odor and ward off mosquitoes.
You can use baking soda as a dry shampoo and sprinkle it on your dog's fur. You can clean your dog's toys and rug/carpet using this powder. You can remove pee stains and smell by pouring club soda over the stain and sprinkling baking soda after the soda has dried. Baking soda can also remove skunk stinks and heal bee stings.
Baking soda is one of the most versatile ingredients. Not only is it very useful in the kitchen, it can be substituted for many expensive products used in the house. It is a natural exfoliant, helps to get rid of acne and skin breakouts, and relieves skin irritation and itching. It can also be used to whiten your teeth and clean your hair. Baking soda can also be used to polish jewelry.
Tulsi aka holy basil has been used in Ayurveda for nearly 4000 years. It has immense healing powers. Ayurvedic scriptures reveal tulsi is great for relieving headaches and stress. There also studies that suggest tulsi can reduce diabetes, increase energy, improve eye health, reduce fever, and aids dental care. The healthiest way is to chew the leaves directly or make tea out of it.
After cleaning a cactus sting, it is best to use a natural remedy to prevent infection. Aloe vera, argan oil, coconut oil, and honey are excellent for wound healing. You can also use them as carriers for antibacterial essential oils like tea tree and lavender. These treatments can kill bacteria and heal the skin. Promote tissue growth by applying green tea, which has a wound-healing substance called epigallocatechin-3-gallate. To apply, use a cotton ball or make soothing green tea ice cubes.
Myrtle oil can be used to repel mosquitos and other insects. In the body, myrtle’s anti-microbial properties will fight bacterial vaginosis and protect wounds from infection. You can also use it on the skin to soothe skin irritation and joint inflammation. In aromatherapy, myrtle essential oil is respected for its sedative benefits. Inhaling this oil will also improve symptoms of respiratory problems like bronchitis or asthma. Because of these diverse benefits, myrtle doubles as a great multi-tasking oil.
Numbness in the hands is a fairly common issue and usually one we ignore. Your hand may be numb right after you wake up simply because you've put too much pressure on it while sleeping. Sometimes, however, numbness in the hands may be a symptom of chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetes. A host of other conditions such as systemic diseases and medication can also cause numbness in hands. It is important to find and address the underlying cause of the condition.
Cavorting around in the ocean is a right of passage especially during the summers, but getting stung by a jellyfish can put an abrupt...
What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are tiny, flat, tiny, oval shaped insects that can hide easily from our view during the day when they...
Nature cures have made a comeback as the go-to remedies to treat that rash, cold, and even more serious ailments. Besides being a quick-fix,...
Sick of overpriced beauty products that fall short? Looking for the right home remedy for your skin? Bentonite clay might just be the answer you're looking for. The clay, when mixed properly with water and applied consistently, can reduce those zits, give you a facial, remove sunburn irritants and insect bites, and clear up the hair buildup.
Like all other continents, North America has its share of dangerous insects. When humans cross their path, it often leads to disastrous consequences, sometimes...
If you suffer a heatstroke, drink plenty of water and cooling teas such as peppermint, raspberry leaf, or hibiscus. Apply citronella, tea tree, or eucalyptus essential oils topically to avoid mosquito bites. For a sunburn, add apple cider vinegar to cold bath water. Spray aloe vera juice on affected areas. Swipe left for more such effective natural remedies for 29 common complaints you face every summer.