Clove oil, an essential oil extracted from the clove plant found in India, is truly an essential addition to your medicine cabinet and home. One of its most popular uses is for relieving a toothache, which can be done by adding a few drops of clove oil to a cotton ball and applying it directly to the affected area.
If you are like most people and spend most of your day hunched over a computer, you may be experiencing soreness and pain in your neck muscles. Before you schedule an appointment with a chiropractor or massage therapist, try some of the DIY home remedies below to alleviate the pain.
Coconut oil can prevent grass from sticking onto your lawn mower blades and revive your old leather goods. It can also provide sunburn relief, heal cracked heels, remedy chapped lips, and remove eye makeup.
Now that we are in the thick of flip-flop and sandal weather, it is important to make sure that you are taking good care of your feet. Specifically, to treat the bottom of your heels if they are starting to get cracked and dry.
While you can go to the doctor to have an unsightly mole professionally removed, there is a good chance that a DIY home remedy can reduce or completely eliminate the appearance of your mole using items found in your kitchen or medicine cabinet for a much cheaper price.
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of nursing a painful toothache, you can easily find many DIY home remedies in your kitchen or medicine cabinet before your next scheduled dentist appointment.
Having trouble falling asleep? Using coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and essential oils, you can easily concoct your own DIY, nice-smelling sleep salve that will help you drift off to slumber with minimal effort.
Want to prevent future wrinkles with minimal effort? Sleep on your back. Studies show that sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on your cheek and chin, and sleeping facedown gives you a furrowed brow.
Ayurvedic medicine is a 5,000-year-old system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition and is now a widespread form of alternative medicine and natural holistic healing.
Have you come down with the dreaded common cold during the holiday season? While it is always recommended to rest your body, drink a lot of water and eat chicken soup, some of the less common home remedies listed below may also help expedite the recovery process.
Eczema, which affects about 35 million adults living in the United States, is a chronic allergic condition in which the skin develops extremely itchy, scaly rashes and most commonly occurs on the face, scalp, inside of elbows, knees, ankles and hands.
Getting constant dark circles under your eyes? In addition to applying witch hazel or vitamin E oil to the area beneath your eyes, you can also elevate your head with two or three pillows while you sleep so that the blood doesn't pool beneath your eyes.
If you have an earache, look no further than your kitchen or medicine cabinet. For a non-intrusive remedy, simply rub a little Vicks VapoRub along the outer part of your ear (never inside the ear canal) and place a heating pad over the affected ear.
Witch hazel is a type of shrub with fragrant yellow flowers, and its bark and leaves are extracted and used for many medicinal uses.
Need an instant headache cure? Grab a pencil from your drawer of office supplies and bite down on it (but not too hard). Tension headaches commonly occur from overexerting your jaw muscles, and biting down on a pencil is a quick way to relax them.
Got a stubborn splinter lodged into your finger? There are a number of ways you can remove it easily using materials found around your home. Elmer's glue, banana peels, eggshells, potatoes, and baking soda are all great at painlessly extracting those tiny pieces of wood, glass, or other material.
You can buy salves and creams from the drugstore created specifically for relieving itchy mosquito bites, but it's far less expensive and more convenient to use a home remedy that can probably be found in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.
Are you feeling flu-like symptoms that involve fever, headache, muscle pains, vomiting, and a skin rash? Take a glass cup and press the glass surface against your skin. If the rash doesn't fade under pressure like a normal skin rash, then you are suffering from meningitis and you need to seek medical attention right away.
Want to give your face a natural glow while reducing wrinkles, improving blood circulation, removing toxins and dead skin cells, and improving your mood? With a little face lotion and about five minutes of your time every day, you can give yourself a DIY facial massage that will work wonders for your face in the long run.
Washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner in the shower should be a pretty straightforward process, but there's a good possibility that you've been doing it wrong all these years.
Most of you probably know that carrots are great for eye vision, but what other foods should you eat to help keep your eyes healthy and decrease your risk of suffering from cataracts or retinal diseases in the future?
Also known as shower soothers or vapor shower tablets, vapor shower disks are circular tablets you place at the bottom of your warm to hot shower to release effervescent vapors into the steam, which you then breathe in to relieve your cold congestion, allergy-induced stuffiness, or simply stress.
If you are susceptible to annoying allergy symptoms during the spring season when pollen count is high, eat raw local honey on a daily basis. Though not scientifically proven, some people believe that by exposing yourself through the local allergens in your regional environment in the form of honey, it helps build your tolerance for the pollen in the air.
Is your throat feeling a little sore? Think you may be coming down with a cold? Mix together milk and a teaspoon of turmeric in a pot and heat until it's hot, then pour into a cup to drink. Heated milk and turmeric is a common Indian home remedy for colds, as turmeric contains many anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
The next time you're feeling tired and stressed out, pull down on your earlobes firmly for a few seconds, or apply firm pressure to the indentation on your nose bridge between your eyebrows using your thumb for several minutes while breathing deeply. Sometimes a little acupressure is all you need to give an extra lift to your mental and physical health.
If people are constantly asking you why you look so tired, then maybe it's time to get rid of the puffy dark circles under your eyes.
Most bouts of hiccups tend to go away on their own, but every so often there's that stubborn hiccuping fit that seems to last for hours. In these cases, you have to get creative and nip them in the bud by trying a few simple home remedies.
If your shoulders are starting to look like a white Christmas in the summertime, then you might have a chronic dandruff problem. Thankfully, there are numerous DIY home remedies at your disposal, which use cheap and common household products that are probably already in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Commonly used for aromatherapy purposes, essential oils can also be used to remove sticker gunk, make your room smell nice while vacuuming, concoct DIY toothpaste, deter rodents from hanging out in your house, and more.
Removing a stubborn splinter from your finger or foot is never fun, especially if it involves digging into your skin with a needle or tweezers. But if you use common household or food items around the house, you can remove splinters from your skin very easily and quite painlessly.
Is your face shriveling up from the dry winter air? Do your hands feel all scaly and gross? Are the heels of your feet shedding skin flakes? If moving to Hawaii for the winter season is out of the question, you can relieve your dry winter skin with some quick and cheap DIY home remedies.
The next time you find yourself with a stuffy nose and the beginnings of a sore throat, breathe in warm air through your nose while holding a hair dryer blowing 18 inches away from your face. (Be sure the hair dryer is set to "warm" and not "hot.")
As the weather gets colder, you may be experiencing more irritating dryness on your lips. Thankfully, if you've misplaced your favorite lip balm stick and don't like using Vaseline, you can use many common household items to relieve your kissers to make them feel soft and smooth once more.
Keep your smile pearly white without buying a teeth-whitening kit or making an expensive visit to the doctor's office. One popular home remedy is to add a little bit of baking soda to your tooth paste on a weekly basis when you brush your teeth. (Do not do this more than once a week, as too much baking soda can permanently erode the enamel on your teeth).
Itchy bee stings, sore throats, swelling muscles, minor scraps, splinters... all of these common ailments can easily be fixed with things you've probably got lying around at home in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Honey, ginger, castor oil, garlic, baking soda, aloe vera, white vinegar, and chamomile tea are all great natural remedies for your next minor medical need. No drugstore trips required (except for maybe some Elmer's glue).
What can you do when you're suffering from a pounding headache and you're in too much pain to drive to the nearest drugstore? Fill a large plastic bowl with hot water, add one tablespoon of dry mustard powder, and soak your feet for twenty minutes.
Got an achy back that won't go away? Not all of us have the money to splurge on a massage therapist, but there are several DIY techniques that may help alleviate your back pain and muscle discomfort without completely breaking the bank. Thank goodness for those spare socks with missing pairs and old tennis balls.
Who would have thought that dryer sheets can be a quick remedy for super-staticky flyaway hair? But it's true. It's all about the positive charges in the sheets and their ability to neutralize electron buildup. And that's not the only surprising quick fix for hair problems that you can easily find in your home.
Acne medication can get expensive, but there are many common household items lying around your kitchen and bathroom that are perfect to use as a facial, face wash, or on-the-spot zit treatment to decrease the redness of acne and, more importantly, prevent future pimples from cropping up on your beautiful face.
Too much partying and lounging under the mid-day sun? If your attempt at a toasty caramel tan has instead resulted in a bright red sunburn, you fortunately have many common household items at your disposal to relieve the discomfort and speed up the recovery of your burnt skin.