May 8, 2017

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our local news announced that statistics for the number of flu cases has spiked this week.  I’m not surprised.  I’ve noticed a lot of co-workers coming to work while sick.  The most common comment when asked about their condition is, “I’m so miserable, I don’t even know what I have.” How can you tell whether you have a cold or the flu?   (I am not a doctor; so this is not medical […]

Getting Started with Natural Remedies: Read Prepper’s Natural Medicine plus a Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If a disaster strikes and you or someone you know gets sick or injured, it may be difficult to get to a doctor or hospital right away.  The roads may be flooded, and the hospitals’ emergency departments may be overwhelmed with patients.  Knowledge of natural remedies to relieve minor illnesses and injuries is a valuable skill.  Prepper’s Natural Medicine by Cat Ellis is a great guide to get you started in learning about […]

10 Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I have shared previously, our area has been having a lot of rain these past two months. While I am grateful for an end to the drought, the enormous amounts of rain has resulted in flooding, and one other unwelcome effect: an explosion in the mosquito population. Everywhere I look there are puddles and other forms of standing water: breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Just taking a half hour walk in the morning, I […]

Insta Natural Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil Review

I received review samples of Insta Natural Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential oil. The first thing I noticed when I received the packages was the fragrance emanating from the boxes.  At first I thought the bottles may have leaked but upon close inspection, I found they were tightly packaged in plastic bubble wrap and there were no leaks at all.  These oils are just very concentrated and pure. I tried the Lavender essential oil for making a sea salt […]

10 Ways to Relieve Spring Allergies

By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in ReadyNutrition.com. Now that winter is behind us, the long-awaited season of spring brings with it rebirth, renewal – and allergies. When flowers, grasses and trees begin to set forth their blooms, our allergies show up. Congestion, sneezing and watery eyes are no way to enjoy the gifts that spring brings. Relieve Your Allergies Naturally For many, symptoms of allergies can be averted with a simple drive to the drugstore for over-the-counter meds. […]

Make Your Own Moisturizing Salve

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been looking for a homemade moisturizer recipe in a long time when I came across the recipe for Miracle Healing Salve over at Backdoor Survival. But I delayed in trying it out right away because I first had to gather up the ingredients (I’m on a budget) and I had a little mishap with essential oil that made me a bit shy about proceeding. After reading up on the proper ways […]

Tinctures, Salves, Poultices and More

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have not given much thought to tinctures, salves and poultices until I read the e-book Home Remedies by Alex Smith.   We will get back to what they are in a bit. First, let’s talk about the book. Home Remedies is exactly that:  a book that gives cures for common ailments using easy to find household items.  The conditions are listed in alphabetical order, making things easy to find.  One thing I did […]

What NOT to Do with Essential Oils

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As long time readers know, I always try things out before recommending them.  Most of the time they turn out well, such as the expiration date experiment, powdered milk experiment; I even know what expired coffee tastes like.  Sometimes I had mixed results as when I tried shampoo substitutes.   This time around, I had headache but thought I should try something different before I took a pain reliever.  I decided to try a […]

Home Remedy for Sinus Allergy Sufferers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My allergies have started bothering me, with itchy, watery eyes, early morning congestion, sneezing, signaling the start of the fall allergy season. At my last physical check-up my doctor asked me if I’ve had any health issues bothering me, and I did mention my sinuses bother me every fall and spring.  I can always tell the seasons by my chronic sinus congestion.  I told him I already take antihistamines, but sometimes they don’t […]

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