Natural Home Remedies Made Simple

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Make sure you keep these 10 natural home remedies around the house. Whether it’s a scrape, ache, pain, skin ailment, bug bite, or ill feeling – you name it, you will have the remedy! Embrace your favorite remedy from the following natural alternatives for the home. 

Coconut Oil

You may have heard about the benefits of coconut oil, which is the latest skincare and natural healing remedy to go mainstream. Here are some of its amazing health benefits:

• Hair, skin and dental care
• Aids weight loss and digestion
• Regulates metabolism
• Maintains cholesterol
• Boosts immune system
• Natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial
• Soothes sunburn and cools eczema

Aloe Vera

This wonderfully soothing and super mosturizing gel has been used in ancient traditional medicine for years. Its benefits are numerous:

• Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory treatment
• Antiseptic dressing
• Heals skin infections, insect bites, eczema, cuts, burns, scars and rashes
• Very effective in the treatment of psoriasis which causes itchy, red patches on the skin and scalp

Arnica

This herb has many wonderful uses. Joint and muscle pain and keep creams, gels, and oil around to massage into areas of your body that are tender or painful.

• Strong analgesic (pain reliever)
• Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory characteristics
• Great for healing skin abrasions, insect bites, and joint or muscle pain
• Heals wounds from trauma and surgery
• It feels great to massage arnica gel which has been cooled in the fridge into sore areas of your body

Calendula flower (Marigold)

Used throughout the ages for relief from burns, bruises, skin infections, cuts, rashes, and skin ulcers. The creams which I find most useful are those which can be found in Natural Food Stores. This is great for dry rough patches of skin and rashes.

Neem

Neem is used in Ayurveda because of its effectiveness in dealing with imbalances. To moisturize cuticles, comfort bug bites, as a scalp treatment, boost my immune system, improve digestion, support nutrition, and protect against viruses when I travel and you can take it as a supplement.

• Traditionally used to purify the blood, cleanse the liver, and support the immune system.
• Commonly used to support healthy skin and to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Used in beauty and skin care products.
• Neem oil soothes bug bites, moistens dry skin patches, minor abrasions, cuts, and more. 

Chamomile

Chamomile is wonderfully calming. It soothes everything and anything. Upset stomach? Can’t sleep? Feeling stressed? Drink chamomile tea. Topically, Chamomile tea treats mild skin problems, such as itchiness, hives, and sunburn. Chamomile also has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. It effectively prevents and cures yeast infections and other skin infections, and this luscious cream soothes and heals burns.

Concentrated chamomile creams are also very handy to keep around. Did you know you can lighten your hair with chamomile tea? Always keep dried chamomile or chamomile tea around as well as chamomile cream. From an eye infection, upset stomach, toothache, skin infection, or soreness anywhere on your body to heal cuts and wounds.

Tea Tree Oil

Yet another plant with antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities, effectively cures acne, pimples, and scars. The oil from the leaves is harvested and treats cuts, insect bites, and other common skin problems.

10 drops in your aromatherapy oil will warm, cleanse, and revitalize the air while helping to eliminate odor and mildew! Tea tree oil goes on your body every time you have a bug bite, in an essential oil diffuser to clean and freshen the air and on any bodily infections.

Eucalyptus Oil

Its natural antifungal and antibacterial qualities effectively cure acne, pimples, and scars left on the skin. One of the main ingredients for natural, home-made insect repellents. But more importantly, it helps to cure MRSA, jock itch, and impetigo (contagious bacterial skin infections common among preschool children). Add it to your homemade insect repellent and use it in your essential oil diffuser to repel insects on a hot summer night.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil provides warming, peace-inducing comfort. It’s great during the colder months and is traditionally used for oil pulling, soothing, and relaxing tired muscles and joints. It is also wonderful for self-massage.

On cooler days you can use sesame oil to massage your tired feet. Dab it in your nostrils and sinuses to relieve dryness and prevent sinus infections and also use it for oil pulling.

Lavender Oil

We tend to think of lavender oil as an aromatherapy essence that helps us to relax, release, and eliminate nervous tension, yet few of us know that it also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities, along with many other benefits: 

• Bug repellent
• Calms the nervous system and helps you sleep
• Treats acne by inhibiting the bacteria which cause the initial infection
• Pain reliever for sore and tense muscles
• Helps with respiratory disorders and hormonal imbalances
• Improve blood circulation
• Increases digestion
• Boosts immunity
• Great for skin and hair care

It is a vital ingredient in all of your body sprays as well as in your essential oil warmers. Add it to any homemade bug repellent and apply it to minor skin infections as needed. The skin often craves a heavier layer of protection, especially during the dry, cold winter months.

Anytime you are heading to a cooler climate, and when you wear heavy clothes, cover yourself in a beautiful body butter. If you have any questions on how to use any of these herbal remedies, get in touch by visiting https://www.yogitimes.com/