October 25, 2016

Natural DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns

September 28, 2016 aptprepper 0

The crisp fall weather has not yet appeared where I live.  It still feels like summer and we are still seeing stinging bugs such as wasps.  I wrote about Apt Prepper son got stung before and it is not pleasant.  Back then I did not know about natural remedies or essential oils.  They really work! DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns Here’s a neat infographic from Fix.com (shared with permission) that gives some great tips.   Source: Fix.com […]

10 Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites

June 30, 2015 aptprepper 1

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 […]

Tinctures, Salves, Poultices and More

April 4, 2014 aptprepper 0

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 […]

Home Remedy for Sinus Allergy Sufferers

September 27, 2013 aptprepper 2

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 […]

Five Home Remedies that Really Work

December 5, 2012 aptprepper 1

Being a preparedness for emergencies, includes knowledge of common home remedies for simple ailments from hiccups to sore throats.   I am not a medical professional, but a mom who knows a few homemade cures that work.  Your results may vary, and if your problem persists, please consult a doctor. Nose or Chest Congestion  One of my kids recently had severe congestion and this remedy really helped. You will need:  Small pot with water  Bath Towel  Eucalyptus oil Bring the small […]