During the summer months, we love to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  With that comes the bugs, the poison ivy, etc.  This year try to eliminate all the over-the-counter solutions for a more natural approach.

  • Bee stings can be treated by applying a paste of baking soda and water to the sting.
  • Poison Ivy can be treated with, of all things, rubbing the inside of a banana peel onto the affected area.
  • Mosquito bites can be treated with a cotton ball soaked with vinegar or alcohol.  You can also rub a little garlic on the bite to relieve the itching.
  • Sunburns can be treated with a vinegar-soaked cotton cloth laid directly on the sunburn to cool down the skin and relieve the stinging and pain.