Don’t let itching or scratching cast a shadow over your summer -- your kitchen may hold the cure to whatever ails you! From home remedies for soothing sunburns and itch relief, to homemade beauty treatments, you can solve your own problems naturally without ever leaving home.
Mosquitoes, gnats, and chiggers are just a few common summer bugs that can be a big pain.
Quick relief can be found in your kitchen:
- A cool, damp green tea bag will soothe the itch and reduce inflammation.
- Rub a basil leaf on the bite; basil has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Peppermint -- a dab of toothpaste, a drop of essential oil, or a fresh leaf straight from the plant can all do the trick.
- Pinching; your brain can only focus on one type of pain at a time so a quick pinch will take your mind off the itch.