Natural remedies for summer that really work

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Are you about to leave and are you looking for natural remedies for the usual little unexpected holidays? We will try to satisfy you with some suggestions on how to act in case of burns, insect bites, irritation and more, in a completely natural and environmentally friendly way.

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You are about to leave and you are looking for natural remedies for the usual small unexpected events holidays? We will try to accommodate you with some suggestions on how to act in case of sunburn, insect bites, irritations and more, in a completely natural and environmentally friendly way.

Sodium bicarbonate in case of erythema

Erythema is really annoying. It comes in the form of redness detailed skin, with bubbles on which crusts tend to form. It often causes an annoying itch. The erythema, typical of summer, can be caused by the sweat or come on sunrays, especially in the case of particularly sensitive skin. If the erythema is very extensive, we advise you to add a few tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate to the bathtub water. If the rash affects a small area, apply one to it solution of water and bicarbonate with the help of a cotton swab and being careful not to rub.

Eucalyptus essential oil against insect bites

Eucalyptus essential oil is very useful for both keep away insects, especially the mosquitoes, Both for relieve irritation caused by their stings. Its smell, very pleasant for us, is badly tolerated by insects, which will stay away from you if you massage a few drops on the skin. The best way is to dilute a few drops of essential oil withvegetable oil (for example sweet almonds, jojoba or wheat germ) and pour everything into a dark glass bottle to keep tightly closed, so that you can keep it and take with you on the go. If you happen to be stung, apply the mixture directly to the sting.

Aloe Vera for sunburn

The best way to avoid sunburn is to use a good sunscreen, preferably organic and with mineral filters, and to stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day. But sunburns are always lurking. A convenient remedy from lead directly at the beach is the aloe vera gel, with calming and soothing effects. You can buy it for replace the classic after-sun, which often includes substances derived from petroleum among the ingredients. It will be simple to apply and will have an immediate calming effect. It is also suitable for children. Once at home you can then use the classic grandmother's remedies, such as that of applying on the sunburn potato skins or slices, which will soothe pain thanks to the high content of starch.

Water and sugar packs in case of red eyes

If your eyes or those of your children are red from Sun, wind, chlorinethe sea ​​water, unexpected help comes from XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add a few teaspoons of sugar, stir and wait for the water to boil again. At this point, let everything cool and then soak in the liquid obtained some gauze that you will apply on the eyes to relieve the redness.

Coarse salt against swollen legs and feet

To relieve swelling in the lower limbs caused by high summer temperatures, the most immediate remedy is to use coarse salt. In the evening, which is usually the time when the swelling occurs most intensely, immerse your feet in a basin of warm water, to which you will have added some coarse salt. If the problem also affects the legs, add a few tablespoons of salt to the bath water. If you have an essential oil available, such as lavender, lemon or mint, you can add two or three drops to the salt itself, before pouring it into the water, to obtain a anti-fatigue effect.

Vinegar if you've been stung by a jellyfish

THEvinegar is recommended as a natural remedy against jellyfish stings by the doctors themselves. If a jellyfish has chosen you as its victim, get out of the water immediately and gently pour on the irritated area of ​​thesea ​​water. When you arrive home, you can continue to treat the area by applying a cotton cloth to it that you have soaked in water that is not too cold and white vinegar. Repeat the operation several times, which will help you to relieve burning. In case of more severe symptoms, however, it is good that you consult your doctor.

Parsley against bruises

To make the small bruises, in addition to applying ice immediately, help comes directly fromgarden. It is the parsley, known for its calming properties. You can apply chopped parsley leaves directly on the affected part or make a brew that you will rub on the hematoma with the help of a cotton swab. Grandmothers recommend cooking in wine parsley leaves before applying them directly to the barrel.

Ginger and lemon balm to stop nausea

Ginger is traditionally used by the Ayurvedic medicine for its many beneficial properties. It is particularly useful in the case of nausea, even for those who suffer from it during a journey by plane, car or ferry. Ginger would act by causing a relaxation of the gastrointestinal tract, stopping the contractions of nausea. It is therefore advisable to drink one ginger-based drink before setting off.

From the ginger root you can prepare yourself a decoction. Peel a small piece and cut it into cubes. Leave it to infuse in boiling water for five minutes. Filter everything and sweeten with some honey. The drink thus obtained can be consumed both hot and cold. It might be a good idea to bring a small bottle to sip some while traveling if you know you are nauseous. Ginger works against nausea without the side effects of common medicines. If the taste of ginger is unpleasant for the little ones, you can prepare them a brew a basis of melissa.

Marta Albè

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