Thursday, May 21, 2009

Welcome Warm Weather

The last couple days have been so nice. Warm but not too warm and low humidity. Mother nature is just calling for us to go outside and play.
Which means it's also time for the warm weather bummers .... Sun Burn and Bug Bites. So here are a couple of natural remedies to help keep your out door time fun.
Lets start with those pesky bugs. Try this natural bug repellent instead of the chemical stuff they sell in the stores.

Bug Repellent
Take 1 ounce olive oil and add
15-20 drops lemon oil
15-20 drops citronella oil
15-20 drops eucalyptus oil
15-20 drops lemon grass oil.
Mix well and put into a spray bottle and use as need.

Did the bugs already get you then try these
This first one my mom used when my brother and I decided to start an ant farm and catch our own ants.
Baking Soda Paste to relieve itching:
Take 1/4 tsp baking soda and mixt it with a little ice water to make a paste then spread over the bug bite. Repeat if necessary.
Take 10 - 20 drops of lavender oil, tea tree oil, Chamomile, cedarwood oil and eucalyptus oil and mix into 1 oz aloe vera gel. Smooth over itchy area. Store extra in a cool dark place.

Now for that nasty sunburn. The best thing is of course to keep from getting a sunburn in the first place. You know the drill sunscreen, hat, Seek shelter at the hottest part of the day. If for some reason you still get too much of a good thing then seek relief from your ice tea.
Take 2 or three tea bags or Three tablespoons loose tea Place in a bowl with 2 cups boiling water. Let seep for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups Ice to cool it off. Take a wash cloth and dab tea onto sunburn. Do Not rub it will irritate the burn.


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stacie said...

I really like your Bug Repellent Remedy! Great post! Stopping by from Harriet's Comment Challenge!

Angela said...

I'm definitely going to have to try the repellent recipe. Now to find all the oils...