May 14, 2020

10 Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many areas has been having heavy rains these past couple of weeks. Any amount of rain results in puddles and other forms of standing water: breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes seem to multiply during the spring and summer. Just taking a half hour walk in the morning, you can wound up with multiple mosquito bites on your arms and other exposed areas. It’s a good idea to apply insect repellent but you may […]

5 Home Remedies for Cough that Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Coughing is a normal reflex that protects your lungs and windpipe – it is supposed to get rid of irritants like mucus, dust you inhaled or food that went the wrong way.  Coughs are commonly triggered by colds and flu, and that is the type of cough we are looking at today.  Everyone knows getting a bad cough can be tiring and unpleasant.  You can’t sleep well since the cough actually wakes you […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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