Natural First Aid Tips
There are literally thousands of over-the-counter drugs and ointments to choose from when treating life’s minor health issues. However, it seems like the moment one of my kids get hurt, I can’t seem to access a single one of them! There are quite a few natural first aid tips and tools you can employ in these instances with ingredients you likely already have in your home. Whether it’s a minor cut or a burn, there are natural first aid tips to keep your family healthy and happy.
Keep an Aloe Vera Plant in Your Home
An aloe vera plant can be your best friend. Not only is it great keeping your skin beautiful, but aloe vera is a natural treatment for burns. Whether it’s a sunburn or stove burn, applying aloe vera to the burn can immediately sooth the irritation. If you don’t have aloe vera in the house, yogurt can also be used to sooth burns.
Clean Minor Cuts with a Vinegar and Water Solution
If you have little ones in the house, it only makes sense to keep a spray bottle of half water and half white vinegar in your fridge. The mixture is not only good for cleaning your home naturally, but can naturally clean minor cuts as well.
Relieve Aches and Pains with Castor Oil
Muscle aches and pains can relieved by rubbing castor oil on the area. If you want to add additional power to the oil, you can mix in essential oils. For example, lavender oil relaxes the mind and can help relax your tense muscles as well.
Sooth an Upset Stomach with Ginger
Last, but not least, raw ginger is a great way to sooth an upset stomach. You can also steep it hot water to create tea, drink ginger ale, or eat a piece of candied ginger. Candied ginger is a natural remedy for motion sickness.