We have all suffered various ailments and resorted to prescription or shop bought medications full of chemicals. But what if you could have a natural, cheap remedy using everyday products from your kitchen cupboards?? Here are a few homemade remedies I’ve put together for your use, each targets specific areas of infection/after affect of infection, helping you get back on your feet and feeling fabulous in no time!
1) ‘Lung Fever’ (pneumonia) – Amish Recipe
2 oz. – camphor
3 oz. – beeswax
3 oz. – rosin (powdered)
Heat the above in a double boiler. Take off heat, then add….2 teaspoons raw linseed oil, 20 ml. turpentine bottle up the substance, used for colds and pneumonia, rub on the chest and the back and it will last you for years!
2) Night time Cold Remedy (reminiscent of Nyquil)
The type of remedy that lets you sleep very sound all night,
1/4-cup maple syrup
1/4-cup hot water
Squeeze all the juice out of the lemon, mix the lemon juice with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. Then add 1/4th-cup of hot water and 2 tablespoons of brandy (or more if you want)
3) Lice Remover Shampoo
Are you or a member of family suffering with head lice? No need to be wasting all your money on the expensive stuff when you can make you own at home!
6-drops tea tree oil
6-drops rosemary oil
4-drops oregano oil
Apply the lice remover, then run your fingers through the hair to make the shampoo penetrates to the scalp, leave on the hair for 30 minutes. (Repeat twice a day until lice is removed)
4) Natural Mosquito And Tick Repellent
1- cup of spring water
1/2- cup lemon juice
15- drops of peppermint oil
1 shot of Vodka
10- drops of lavender oil After you have all your ingredients place all the items you have in a clean spray bottle and store it in the refrigerator, before each use make sure you shake well!
5) Homemade Hand Warmer Recipe
25g- iron powder (filings or grindings)
1- gram sodium chloride (table salt)
Combine all ingredients into a plastic bag then shake well to mix together. Then add into the bag, 1- tablespoon of vermiculite (or charcoal or sawdust) Shake to mix, Store it in a air tight jar until ready to use.
add 1- teaspoon (5 ml) water, seal the bag tight then, squeeze and shake. Also a fine steel wool could be used instead of iron filings.
6) Anti-Fungal / Anti-Yeast Treatment
Some yeast infections can be treated at home with over the counter or prescription medication and can clear up within a week. It just depends on how bad the infection is. If some other disease has weakened the immune system, the person should consult a doctor straight away and tell them about any new symptoms before attempting self-treatment and the risk of infection.
2-tablespoons boric acid.
Place in a large salt shaker. Shake on any of the area on your skin were you have the fungal rash, some skin rashes are severe enough to take two weeks to heal. Also works great on athletes’ foot!
7) Homemade Hand Sanitizer
1- cup Aloe Vera gel (or you can make your own)
1- teaspoon rubbing alcohol
2- teaspoons vegetable glycerine
8-10- drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil
Simply just blend all of the ingredients you have together and then store.
8) Herbal Remedy for Pink Eye
The herb Eye bright has astringent and antibacterial properties to draw out infections such as pink eye and soothe eyes.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried eye bright herb. Steep for 10 minutes; stain and allow to cool down, now you can use this infusion in a few different ways:
You can use the eyewash 3-4 times a day. You can also use as a warm compress:
Take a soft cloth and dip into infusion while still warm, gently rinse out the cloth and apply to the eyes. Repeat this as the cloth cools. (You may need to reheat your infusion) Leave the compress on the eyes for at least 10 minutes.
You can also purchase eyebright tincture from the herbal shop it’s already made.Put three drops of eyebright tincture in a tablespoon of boiled water. When cool, use as an eyewash. Wash your hands REALLY good after handling your eyes to stop the spread of pink eye! Then use the herbal hand sanitizer recipe for your hands afterward.
All you have to do now is head into the kitchen and start making your natural homemade remedies. If you have any other remedies that can help people’s infections or help their skin feeling fabulous please share with us all and help people do it the natural way!