• 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 while many of us only occasionally suffer mild discomfort while we’re menstruating, others contend with painful cramps month after 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 was wearing black fingernail polish. This struck me as unusual since…

  • 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 have to go through it, but teething isn’t something toddlers deal with very well and every parent braces themselves for when “it’s time”. It can be quite painful with some suffering…

  • 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 you’re not at home to do a quick brushing of the teeth. Maybe you had a tasty garlic dish for lunch…

  • 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? This was sent in by three different readers over the past year or so but I was hesitant to publish it since it involves consuming a bit of alcohol and I’m extra cautious with those…but I finally got a chance…

  • How To Remove A Tick: {Instructions & Tips}

    How To Remove A Tick: {Instructions & Tips} A tick’s nature is to bury its head into your skin and feast until it’s quite engorged with blood. Although it will likely fall off on its own after a few days once it has had its fill, quick removal…

  • Try Banishing Cold Sores With These Helpful Methods

    Try Banishing Cold Sores With These Helpful Methods Cold sores are painful blisters that appear on the lips and surrounding 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 virus.…

  • 10 Ways To Treat Dandruff With Every-Day Products

    10 Ways To Treat Dandruff With Every-Day Products Here is my collection of remedies for dandruff, be careful to not get any of the solutions in your eyes since I’m sure it would sting a bit (just like with commercial products). If your scalp has a cut or…

  • Looking To Perk Up Swollen, Puffy Eyes? Here’s How!

    Looking To Perk Up Swollen, Puffy Eyes? Here’s How! 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 sleep deprived. When they do appear out of the blue, I’m on…

  • 12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea: Home Health

    12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea: Home Health Do you have the sore tummy blues? If the cause of nausea is from morning sickness due to pregnancy, please don’t try any of these home remedies until your doctor okays it (though I found nibbling on saltines or animal…

  • 6 Handy Items To Care For Minor Kitchen Burns

    6 Handy Items To Care For Minor Kitchen Burns No matter how careful we are in the kitchen, there are times you may accidentally grab a hot pot handle, splashed with bubbling sauce or get hit with steam when pouring off boiling water. Here are six common healing applications…

  • 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…

  • Cayenne Pepper Plus 11 More Helpers To Calm A Sore Throat

    Cayenne Pepper Plus 11 More Helpers To Calm A Sore Throat Does a sore throat have you down? Here are a dozen home remedies to soothe and help get rid of them. These are simple to whip up and treat yourself with–nothing too fancy for ingredients and you likely have many…

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

    Hoping To Stop A Bad Cough? 10 Options That Can Help Coughing is your body’s way of breaking up mucus, clearing airways and getting rid of irritants. As annoying as it can be, it’s actually best to let your 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 and burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone 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 your 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, but may also appear on eyelids, on the face…

  • Wasp Stings: Treatments & Home Remedies

    Wasp Stings: Treatments & Home Remedies Before trying a method below, check to see if the stinger remained in the skin. You can remove it by scraping it out (to prevent releasing more venom) before getting started. Items From The Kitchen That Soothe: Ice: Place an…

  • 15 Helpful Ways To Alleviate Painful Bee Stings

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

  • 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…

  • Dealing With Unpleasant Canker Sores: What Works

    Dealing With Unpleasant Canker Sores: What Works These are those painful little sores located inside the mouth around gums, inside of cheeks and lips and around the tongue area. They are also known as Aphthous ulcers. It’s unknown what exactly causes them though it’s suspected that stress…

  • Multiple Methods Of Care For Contact With Poison Ivy

    Multiple Methods Of Care For Contact With Poison Ivy Exposure to 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…

  • 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 your hand, cover with a generous amount of ground black pepper. Contrary to ones thinking this will not…

  • Using Aloe Vera Plants For Healing Wounds & Ailments

    Using Aloe Vera Plants For Healing Wounds & Ailments If you’re thinking about introducing a new houseplant to your home, the Aloe Vera plant 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…

  • When Athlete’s Foot Strikes: Fighting The Irritating Fungus

    When Athlete’s Foot Strikes: Fighting The Irritating Fungus Did you know athlete’s foot is caused by the ringworm fungus? It’s typically quite itchy with some burning and yes, it’s contagious. If involved with swimming, team sports or work out at the gym, it’s a good idea to wear…

  • 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 cold with a couple more months of it stretching out before us. Sometimes in this weather a deep cold with a congested head, nose and chest sneaks up on us and it’s…

  • Save Your Finger: Taking Off That “Stuck” Ring

    Save Your Finger: Taking Off That “Stuck” Ring Maybe you gained a bit of weight or that hot summer heat is making your hands swell…whatever the issue, now your ring is on too tight and you can’t get it off. Don’t panic! Take a deep breath and calmly…

  • 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 that for me, it was ok in moderation but drinking it daily in the amounts that I was just wasn’t a…

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

    Step-by-Step Instructions for Tending to Calluses & Corns Calluses are a buildup of rough, thick patches of skin on your feet (and sometimes hands). Corns are similar, yet the buildup is more concentrated in one area and can be deep at their core. They can be soft or…

  • 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 me 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 cup Cocoa Butter 1 cup 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 help with sunburn relief, 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…

  • How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

    How to Prevent Mosquito Bites As promised from yesterday’s article about relief for itching bites, I’ve compiled a big list of recommendations and home remedies for mosquito repellent suggestions (including some homemade bug spray recipes). A few things to note first: You pretty much have…

  • Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips

    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…

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

    Odor Busters: Easy Foot Powders (& A Spray) Looking for helpful methods to fight foot odor? I have a few different recipes below to try (including a DIY herbal spray). If you have a chronic problem and find shoes get ruined frequently because of the lingering smell, I…

  • Your Child Has Head Lice…Here’s What You Need To Do

    Your Child Has Head Lice…Here’s What You Need To Do Lice are nasty and have such a stigma, an infestation can be pretty embarrassing…but it happens. It doesn’t mean your child is unkempt or uncared for and it doesn’t mean you have a dirty home. Kids share hats, bump heads…