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All Natural Home Remedies

Updated on March 25, 2016
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One of Jaynie's many hobbies is home improvement on a budget and another is sharing great ideas with readers.

Natural Home Remedies for Health and Cost Conscious People

Home Remedies

Home remedies are becoming more and more popular as people try to save money, protect the environment and find ways to correct a number of physical and household misfortunes. If you need a quick fix that doesn’t cost a lot of money, and may just be able to be found using common household products, give some of the following remedies a try. Best of luck!

Blood Stains

  • Sponge area immediately with cold water or club soda and dry with a clean, absorbent towel. Repeat as needed. If blood is already dried on, mix 1 tsp. mild laundry detergent with a cup of ice cold water.
  • Try mixing 1 tbsp. of household ammonia with ½ cup of ice cold water. After applying your chosen solution, blot area with a clean towel, and finish by blotting once more with ice cold water.

Ink Stains

  • Apply hairspray to a patch of thick, clean white towel and use it to blot the stain. Use a clean dry towel to blot at the same time.
  • Try using isopropyl rubbing alcohol instead of hairspray and following by blotting with a clean, dry towel.

Pantyhose Runs

Apply a thin layer of clear nail polish to the edge of the run in order to stop it from spreading further.


Pet Stains

Blot area first with a clean dry towel so that the towel absorbs the urine instead of the carpet absorbing it. To neutralize the stain, create a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water. Mix well and dispense using a spray bottle. Spray affected area lightly and then blot. Because pet urine has a very strong odor, you may wish to allow the treated to stain to fully dry before sprinkling on a coat of baking soda. Allow the baking soda to sit on the affected area overnight and then vacuum it up in the morning.

Tomato Based Stains

  • Mix 1 tsp. of mild detergent with a cup of lukewarm water and then blot the affected area.
  • Try mixing household ammonia with ½ cup of water and blotting the area.

Puffy Eyes

  • Wash your face with cold water.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid drinking caffeinated products.
  • Place two teabags in water to moisten and then chill them in the refrigerator. Place one chilled tea bag over each eye.

Wrinkles

  • Mix 2 tbsp. plain yogurt, ½ tsp. honey, ½ tsp. lemon juice and the contents of 3 vitamin e capsules. Apply to face using cotton ball. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Massage wrinkle-prone areas with coconut oil each night before bed.
  • Rub pineapple core on face and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
  • Mix juice of green apples and green pineapples and apply for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
  • Apply castor oil to affected areas.
  • Apply egg whites to skin under your eyes, where crow’s feet tend to form.

Damaged Hair

  • Heat ½ cup of mayo in your microwave until oily. Apply to dry, unwashed hair. Cover hair with plastic bag and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo thoroughly.
  • Mash one very over-ripe, blackened banana with a mushy, rotten avocado. Massage into your hair and leave for 15 minutes before washing hair.
  • Use a spray bottle to spritz cold beer onto your hair before blowing it dry. The odor will dissipate soon after application, leaving hair shiny.
  • Separate one egg yolk from the whites and whip the whites thoroughly. Add 1 tbsp. water to yolk and mix until creamy. Combine the white and yolk. Wet hair with warm water and wring out excess moisture. Massage egg mixture into scalp and rinse with cool water.

Dry Skin

  • Mix a handful of cornstarch into a warm bath and soak in it. You may also try sprinkling baking soda or instant oatmeal into your bath.
  • Massage salt onto your skin after your bath.
  • You might also rub yourself with a mild coating of vegetable oil.
  • Apply vinegar to dry hands and apply soft gloves overnight.
  • To cut down on the formation of dry skin, take lukewarm or cool showers instead of hot showers. Apply lotion to damp skin rather than dry skin.

Diaper Rash

  • Apply cornstarch to affected areas on dry skin.
  • Apply olive oil to the skin using a cotton ball. Be sure to get into the folds of skin as well.
  • For extremely irritated areas, apply either shark liver oil or cod liver oil.

Congestion

  • Place eucalyptus oil in an inhaler or dehumidifier before use.
  • Drink herbal teas make with coltsfoot.
  • Place essential oil droplets in a vaporizer or aroma therapy diffuser. Eucalyptus based oils work well.
  • Place boiling water in a glass bowl. Sit over bowl with a warm towel over your head to prevent steam from escaping. Inhale steam from the boiling water.

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      Jaynie2000 

      7 years ago

      My pleasure.

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      Joan King 

      7 years ago

      Very helpful hints. Thank you.

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