From burns and scrapes to sniffles and fevers, I’ve compiled a list of home remedy favorites by our very own Scottsdale Mom’s Blog Contributors. It’s sometimes surprising to know that what you have in your pantry just might prevent a trip to the local pharmacy.
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Lavender Oil – Kallie Burkett
Kallie uses lavender oil to take the burn out of burns and bug bites. Lavender oil also helps to relieve the pain of bee stings. Massage a few drops of the essential oil with a carrier oil on to the bottoms of your little’s feet for a calm night’s rest.
Peppermint Oil – Andrea Laughlin
Used to treat nausea, digestive problems and fatigue, peppermint oil is a must have for mommies. When I was pregnant I dabbed a few drops of peppermint oil on my temples and used a cold wet towel with several drops for my neck when I felt nauseous. Nursing mommas beware…Peppermint decreases milk supply. Ready to wean? Rub a few drops with coconut oil onto your breast to aid in lowering supply.
Lemon Oil – Jenny Donnell
Jenny swears by lemon oil to kill a sore throat. Place a few drops of lemon oil into your water to purify it. Lemon oil is great for aiding an upset stomach, relieving stress, and fighting fatigue. Lemon oil can also be used to make a household disinfectant.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Angela Barako
If you can get your kiddos to tolerate it, try Apple Cider Vinegar to banish hiccups. Other uses include mixing 1 cup of ACV to your child’s bath to ease a low grade fever.
Have a child with athlete’s foot? ACV can kill that too! Just mix 1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar into a foot bath. Let soak for 15 mins.
Turmeric – Rudri Patel
Along with many other benefits of turmeric, Rudri suggests using the spice to stop bleeding from a minor cut. Turmeric is also used widely as an anti-inflammatory agent. Check out this website for easy recipes to begun infusing the ingredient into your diet.
Honorable Mentions (Because, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already use these)
From whipping up delicious desserts to preventing and relieving diaper rash, coconut oil is an all-in-one household item every momma should always have stocked. I have used coconut oil as an all over moisturizer for years. Use it on your face to diminish under eye circles and prevent aging lines. It’s also great to have right after delivery. Just lather baby’s bottom with it to make cleaning sticky meconium poop a breeze.
An excellent exfoliant, sea salt can be used to scrub away dead skin cells when mixed with your favorite food grade oil. Pour some in your bath to relieve sore muscles. Or add a little in your coconut water to make a natural electrolyte drink for your baby. Sea salt contains so many minerals, therefore making it the perfect balancing ingredient. Check out this website for more ways to use sea salt.
With kids back in school – germs are sure to start spreading again! keep our guest post handy on natural ingredients moms need to fight cold and flu season, written by a local pediatrician.
We enjoyed sharing with you our favorite remedies, now tell us yours!