You feel perfectly fine, everything is great and all of a sudden your throat starts nagging you or your feet blister from those new fancy sandals you just wore last night. Bummer! You go running to the pharmacy to buy some quick fix that usually doesn’t do anything and you end up having to deal with some small annoying problem for days in a row. But, instead of running to the pharmacy why don’t you look in your cabinet, you can find a natural and simple solution to almost every little issue you come across, you just need to know what to use.
Here are the best home remedies for those small annoying problems that threaten to ruin your week:
Baking Soda for Foot Aches
After a long day at work, especially if you’re standing, your feet probably ache like crazy. The best thing you can do in such a situation is to prepare yourself a warm foot bath with some baking soda. Add 3tbsp. od baking soda in the bath and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes, it will soothe the pain and relax your feet.
Listerine against Foot Fungus
Your favorite mouthwash, Listerine, has some pretty amazing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which make it an excellent remedy against foot fungus. Add a quarter cup of Listerine in a warm foot bath and soak your feet for 15 minutes.
Tea against sunburns
If you have nasty sunburn you can use ice cold black tea to alleviate the inflammation. Boil a batch of strong black tea (3 bags) and let it cool down at room temperature. Transfer it in to the fridge and leave it for a few hours. Take it out, soak a towel in the cold tea and apply it on the burnt areas. Repeat it for a few times to alleviate the sunburn.
Cool Out a Burn
Working around the kitchen often leaves us with burns and aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy against such problems. Apply it on the burnt area and let it work its magic.
Repair chapped lips
Olive oil is a great remedy for chapped lips, just rub it on your lips a few times a day to moisturize and soften them and repeat the process a few times a day for a week. Olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will hydrate your lips and help them regenerate faster.
Baking soda is the ultimate remedy against heartburn. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it to neutralize the acids which are causing the heartburn.
Cherries or some fresh cherry juice can help you sleep better. They’re loaded with melatonin a hormone that induces sleep so if you’re struggling with insomnia snack on those cherries right before you go to bed.
Revive Puffy Eyes
Black tea can come to your rescue when your face gets puffy and swollen for whatever reason and you need a quick fix. Boil some strong black tea and let it cool down. Soak some cotton pads in the cooled black tea and apply them on your eyes. Thanks to the astringent qualities in black tea your eye bags will subside and you’ll look fresh and radiant.
Soothe A Sore throat
The best remedy for sore throat is gargling but if you want to make it even more effective gargle with garlic water. Crush a few garlic cloves and mix them with some warm water. Let the water soak the nutrients from the garlic and use the mixture to gargle. Do this twice a day for a couple of days and you’ll notice significant improvement.
Whiten Your Teeth
You can use strawberries to whiten your teeth naturally and save tons of money. Crush a few strawberries and add some baking soda and a bit of water until you get a thick paste. Use this paste to brush your teeth once a day for 3-4 months. It will remove any stains and whiten your teeth naturally.