• How To Treat, Soothe & Bring Boils To A Head

    How To Treat, Soothe & Bring Boils To A Head Boils are skin abscesses that can develop for a number of reasons but common culprits are an ingrown hair and plugged sweat glands (armpits and groin area especially). They start out somewhat sore when touched but if allowed to flourish,…

  • Four Thieves Vinegar: Legendary Cure Or Fable?

    Four Thieves Vinegar: Legendary Cure Or Fable? There’s quite a distance between us and those who lived hundreds of years ago during times of the plague. It was a dark, terrible period and the plague was considered a sure sign of God’s displeasure. It attacked both young…

  • Fight Menstrual Cramps With Oils, Herbal Teas & More

    Fight Menstrual Cramps With Oils, Herbal Teas & More Well ladies, we all know “that time of the month” is no fun and though many of us only occasionally suffer mild discomfort while we’re menstruating, others battle painful cramps each and every month. There are several things you can…

  • Suffer With Mild Or Tension Headaches? All-Natural Helpers

    Suffer With Mild Or Tension Headaches? All-Natural Helpers For migraine sufferers: You may find a trick or two in this list that could provide some relief but this is a much more complicated ailment and requires the expertise and direction of your doctor. If you haven’t looked into…

  • Black Nail Polish Trick For Chemo Patients

    Black Nail Polish Trick For Chemo Patients Up until recently I’ve been visiting a family member in the hospital fairly regularly and one day while waiting for the elevator, I happened to notice an older woman who was sporting black fingernail polish. This struck me as unusual…

  • Chickenpox Symptoms, Treatments & Tips

    Chickenpox Symptoms, Treatments & Tips This is a common childhood ailment and isn’t considered a serious health risk that needs professional medical attention (in most cases). Keep in mind that it’s more severe for adults (especially men who are twice as likely to die from…

  • Cranky Babies & Teething Blues: Help Is Here!

    Cranky Babies & Teething Blues: Help Is Here! It’s a natural part of life and we all go through it, but teething isn’t something toddlers deal with very well. Every parent braces themselves for when “it’s time” since sleepless nights and “irritated” days have arrived. It’s usually quite…

  • Have The Bad Breath Blues? Good To Know Simple Cures

    Have The Bad Breath Blues? Good To Know Simple Cures It happens to the best of us: the dreaded Bad Breath Blues when there’s no mint in sight and it’s impossible to sneak off for a quick brushing of the teeth. Also known as Halitosis, the culprit could be anything…maybe…

  • Nasty Nail Fungus: What To Do If You Have It

    Nasty Nail Fungus: What To Do If You Have It Sounds awful doesn’t it: fungus. Yuck! This is an infection along the lines of athlete’s foot in that it can happen to anyone, no matter how particular they are about personal cleanliness and grooming. It’s caused by organisms that find…

  • Tend To Aches By Using A Compress: Comforting The Unwell

    Tend To Aches By Using A Compress: Comforting The Unwell Many times you’ll watch a scene in period movies with an ill or wounded person in bed and a nurse or caretaker sitting at their side. Oftentimes the nurse is laying on a folded cloth that she’s first dunked into…

  • Gin Soaked Raisins Might Be Used To Manage Arthritis Pain?

    Gin Soaked Raisins Might Be Used To Manage Arthritis Pain? Arthritis is a condition that can affect either an isolated spot or several places on your body and is sometimes quite disabling for those who suffer from it. The discomfort is caused by swelling/inflammation in the joints resulting in stiffness…

  • Tricks For Ticks: Dental Floss / Drinking Straw / Plastic Card

    Tricks For Ticks: Dental Floss / Drinking Straw / Plastic Card The nature of this arachnid is to bury its head deep into a person’s flesh and feast until quite engorged with blood. Although it will likely fall off once it’s had its fill (after a few days), quick removal is…

  • Try Banishing Cold Sores With These DIY Healing Methods

    Try Banishing Cold Sores With These DIY Healing Methods Cold sores are painful blisters that appear on the lips and surrounding facial area (including the nose, ouch!). They can be triggered by dehydration, stress, sunburn, fever, a cold or flu…but the main cause of them is the herpes simplex…

  • 12 Ways To Self-Treat Dandruff With Commonplace Items

    12 Ways To Self-Treat Dandruff With Commonplace Items Anyone else embarrassed when scattered bunches of bitty white flecks cling to the shoulders of clothing and outerwear? This is such a common human experience and it happens to most of us from time to time. If your head is…

  • Simply Amazing Ways To Perk Up Swollen & Puffy Eyes!

    Simply Amazing Ways To Perk Up Swollen & Puffy Eyes! I’m one of the lucky ones…I don’t normally suffer from bags under my eyes. When I do, it’s usually because I’m having some sort of reaction/environmental allergy or am overtired and sleep deprived. When they do appear out of the…

  • 12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea & A Sore, Upset Stomach

    12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea & A Sore, Upset Stomach Do you have the sore tummy blues? If you’re nauseous due to morning sickness (pregnancy), please don’t ingest any home remedy until your doctor okays it (though I personally found nibbling on saltines or animal crackers beneficial during my pregnancy…a…

  • Tend To Minor Kitchen Burns With These 6 Handy Items

    Tend To Minor Kitchen Burns With These 6 Handy Items No matter how cautious we are in the kitchen, there are occasions you may accidentally grab a hot pot, get splashed with bubbling sauce or take a hit of steam when pouring off boiling liquid. Here are six common healing…

  • Green Tea Info Page: Benefits, Varieties, Storage & More

    Green Tea Info Page: Benefits, Varieties, Storage & More Did you know that when tea was first discovered, it was mainly used for medicinal purposes? Over time it became better known as a daily beverage (it’s second only to water), but we’re now rediscovering its health benefits. I’m a…

  • Calm A Sore Throat With These Simple & Natural Remedies

    Calm A Sore Throat With These Simple & Natural Remedies Is a nagging sore throat dragging you down? I’ve put together more than 15 home remedies that I’ve organized from years of note taking, personal experience and research…each promises to soothe and help get rid of things fast! These are…

  • Hoping To Stop A Bad Cough? 10 Options That Can Help

    Hoping To Stop A Bad Cough? 10 Options That Can Help Coughing is the body’s way of breaking up mucus, clearing airways and getting rid of irritants. As irksome as it may be, it’s actually best to let our body take care of itself and do what it needs to do.…

  • 12 Heartburn Aids Plus Causes, Symptoms & Prevention Tips

    12 Heartburn Aids Plus Causes, Symptoms & Prevention Tips Heartburn or pyrosis is a painful sensation in the esophagus just below the breastbone and is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of…

  • 20+ Toothache Remedies For Pain Relief

    20+ Toothache Remedies For Pain Relief If there’s one list to keep handy–this is the one. It never fails that a major toothache hits when it’s late at night and the dentist’s office is closed. Although only a doctor can definitively determine and cure the source…

  • Check Your Cupboard! 50+ Options That Help Battle Warts

    Check Your Cupboard! 50+ Options That Help Battle Warts Warts are pretty common and aren’t indicative of a serious health problem but they are a nuisance, sometimes painful and may cause embarrassment. They are most common on hands and feet, may also appear across eyelids, the face and elsewhere…

  • Wasp Attack Victim? 20+ Remedies To Alleviate Discomfort

    Wasp Attack Victim? 20+ Remedies To Alleviate Discomfort There’s no getting around it, wasp stings hurt! If you’re reading this article, I know you’re anxious to get right to the goods and find some pain relief quickly. I’m confident there’s a solution here. Before Getting Started: Check to…

  • 15 Comforting Remedies To Help Ease Painful Bee Stings

    15 Comforting Remedies To Help Ease Painful Bee Stings Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the discomfort can be an initial smart pinch that dissipates quickly or pain can increase and linger on for a few hours. Here is a bunch of household applications that should…

  • Old-Timer’s Cure-All For Cough & Cold: A Mustard Plaster

    Old-Timer’s Cure-All For Cough & Cold: A Mustard Plaster For centuries mustard plasters were the tried and true home remedy for the flu, coughs, colds, pneumonia and many other ailments. It was used regularly up until the not too distant past since this poultice was thought to sweat out…

  • How To Alleviate Dreadful Canker Sores & Quicken Healing

    How To Alleviate Dreadful Canker Sores & Quicken Healing These dreadful little sores located around gums, lining the inner cheeks and lips and surrounding the tongue area are also known as Aphthous ulcers. It’s unknown exactly what causes cankers though it’s suspected that stress and diet may play a…

  • Multiple Methods Of Care For Contact With Poison Ivy

    Multiple Methods Of Care For Contact With Poison Ivy Poison ivy may trigger an allergic reaction that isn’t a serious risk for most but can be terribly itchy, produce blisters and red, painful swelling. Some react more strongly to it than others with a lucky few not affected by…

  • Stop Bleeding With Black Pepper & Cold Keys? {Interesting}

    Stop Bleeding With Black Pepper & Cold Keys? {Interesting} Here’s a neat tip I found in my notes (loose page from an old community cookbook): When accidentally cutting your finger or hand, cover with a generous amount of ground black pepper. Contrary to ones thinking this will not burn,…

  • Using Aloe Vera Plants For Healing Wounds & Ailments

    Using Aloe Vera Plants For Healing Wounds & Ailments Thinking about introducing a new houseplant to your abode? The Aloe Vera succulent offers a wealth of benefits since it gives and gives, then gives some more! Here is a large list of notes for first aid and home remedies…

  • Athlete’s Foot: Treating The Fungal Infection At Home

    Athlete’s Foot: Treating The Fungal Infection At Home Did you know athlete’s foot is caused by the ringworm fungus? It’s typically quite itchy with a scaly skin rash/discoloration, some burning and yes, unfortunately it’s contagious. If involved with swimming, team sports or work outs at the gym (hence…

  • Hiccups Annoying You? Here’s How To Stop Them

    Hiccups Annoying You? Here’s How To Stop Them Suffering from a bad case of the hiccups? They don’t do any physical damage and are more annoying than anything (though I suppose if you have a chronic case, that may be cause for concern). Sure enough, it never fails…

  • Herbal Decongestant Steam & Homemade Saline Solution

    Herbal Decongestant Steam & Homemade Saline Solution Winter is definitely here where I live, very frigid with a couple more months of it stretching out before us. It’s common in this weather to develop a deep cold with a congested head, nose and chest. It sneaks up…

  • Save That Finger! Help Getting Off A “Stuck Tight” Ring

    Save That Finger! Help Getting Off A “Stuck Tight” Ring Maybe some weight was gained or the hot summer heat is making your hands swell…whatever the reason, now your ring is stuck and pulling it off seems impossible. Don’t panic! Take a deep breath and calmly try one of the…

  • Healthier Habits: How To Beat The Soda Pop Addiction

    Healthier Habits: How To Beat The Soda Pop Addiction I used to be a heavy cola drinker (somewhere between 2 to 4 cans a day) and I decided for me, pop’s ok in moderation but consuming it daily in the amounts I was could never be defined as a…

  • Step-by-Step Instructions for Tending to Calluses & Corns

    Step-by-Step Instructions for Tending to Calluses & Corns What’s the difference between the two? Calluses are a buildup of rough, thick patches of skin on the feet (hands/fingers too) and typically don’t cause any discomfort. Corns (heloma) are similar, yet the buildup is more concentrated in a small…

  • Contending With Gingivitis & Ways You Can Help Beat It

    Contending With Gingivitis & Ways You Can Help Beat It Although I have quite a fear of dentists, something that’s changed for me as I’ve gotten older is a sincere desire to have healthy teeth that will last for as long as possible. Before, my phobia ruled and that meant…

  • Nourishing Dry & Chapped Hands, Elbows & Heels

    Nourishing Dry & Chapped Hands, Elbows & Heels Here’s an assortment of recipes and tips to try for nourishing dry and chapped skin (including notes for getting rid of dark patches), and other trouble spots you may have. Homemade Balm: 1 C. Cocoa Butter 1 C. Shea Butter…

  • Sunburn Relief Remedies – Over 50 Soothing Treatments

    Sunburn Relief Remedies – Over 50 Soothing Treatments This is a large collection of home remedies I’ve compiled to care for sunburns, there are over 50 treatments to review so there should be something in this list that you have on hand to help. There are no quick…

  • Scram Skeeters! How to Fight Off & Drive Away Mosquitoes

    Scram Skeeters! How to Fight Off & Drive Away Mosquitoes As promised from yesterday’s article about relief for itching bites, I’ve compiled a big list of recommendations for ways to deter and drive away mosquitoes (including some homemade insect repellent recipes). A few things to note first: You pretty much…

  • Scritch-Scratch: Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips

    Scritch-Scratch: Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips It’s mosquito season and I have buffalo sized ones zipping around the backyard as I type this. Thanks to their first feast on my ankles tonight and an earlier comment from Kim, I was inspired to dig through every tip…

  • Foot Odor Busters: Easy DIY Deodorant Powders (& A Spray)

    Foot Odor Busters: Easy DIY Deodorant Powders (& A Spray) Can there be anything more embarrassing than smelly feet (medically known as Bromodosis)? The problem can be camouflaged while wearing shoes, but once they have to be slipped off…there’s no hiding the source. If you’re looking for helpful methods to…

  • No Need To Panic! Here’s What To Do If A Child Has Head Lice

    No Need To Panic! Here’s What To Do If A Child Has Head Lice There’s such a negative stigma associated with head lice that an infestation can be oh-so embarrassing…but it happens. It doesn’t mean a kiddo is unkempt or uncared for and it certainly doesn’t mean you have a dirty home. One of…