We all have wounds, and cuts, and illnesses or other ailments from time to time, and sometimes all you need is a good rest or maybe a few lozenges, but other times you need something more. That is why, most people are currently turning towards do it yourself (DIY) home remedies to treat common ailments.

DIY home remedies are great because they are cost effective, easy to make and, you typically only need natural items such as lemons, honey, and herbs that can be found in your pantry. Home remedies can help with a wide array of common conditions such as headaches, colds, the flu, skin conditions, digestive disorders and more. We will explore some of the best DIY home remedies that are effective in treating common ailments.

  • Headaches

Headaches can be a terrible issue for the afflicted and it is caused for a variety of different reasons, including stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, and even eye strain. There are DIY home remedies that can help you find some relief and one of the easiest is to simply massage peppermint oil onto your temples or massage lavender or eucalyptus oil on your neck. You can also seek comfort using icy water or make a paste using ginger and water. Another popular remedy is to make a cup of chamomile tea and drink it slowly. Chamomile tea has been found to have significant relaxing effects.

  • Colds & the Flu

The common cold and the flu are both illnesses that can leave you feeling weak, fatigued, and congested. While the effects of colds and flu can be devastating, there are natural remedies that can help ease the symptoms and speed up your recovery. Our first recommendation is to drink plenty of fluids, such as water, juice, tea, and other unsweetened fluids which are great for keeping your throat moist and helping to loosen up mucus.

You may also find relief by drinking a mixture of honey, lemon, and ginger. Drinking this homemade tea multiple times, a day can help reduce inflammation and help ease the pain of a sore throat. In addition, you can make a steam inhalant by boiling water and adding herbs like thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary, or mint. When you inhale the steam, it can help reduce nasal congestion and sinus pressure.

  • Skin Conditions

Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and even sunburn can be incredibly irritating, and can erode one’s confidence.  While there are a variety of topical creams on the market for these conditions, natural remedies are often more effective. A simple and well known remedy for skin problems is to create a mask using clay and honey, ingredients which have been known to help reduce inflammation and redness, as well as absorb excess oil. Lemon juice can also be employed as a facial cleanser which can help reduce excess oil, kills bacteria, and brightens your skin. Also, sunburn can be treated with a mix of aloe vera and peppermint oil, which may help to mitigate inflammation and cool one’s skin.

Most people are known to suffer from digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, heartburn and indigestion, and these digestive issues can be very uncomfortable and annoying. Although there are a variety of medications available to treat these issues, DIY methods may be more effective and healthier for those seeking a natural relief. For people who are feeling bloated, drinking peppermint tea or simmering fresh ginger in boiling water can help bring relief. Additionally, drinking a cup of warm lemon water with honey will soothe your stomach and promote better digestion.

Also, if you’re facing heartburn or indigestion, try drinking some apple cider vinegar, where the acetic acid in the vinegar can help neutralize the stomach acid and provide relief. You can also make a concoction of fennel, ginger, and honey and drink it throughout the day.

While we do not recommend DIY home remedies as the ultimate solution for all ailments or medical conditions, it is a great way to treat common ailments without having to inundate our system with medications. They are very simple and easy to make, but they are also typically cost effective and can be made with items you more than likely already have in your kitchen.

While we have only perused a few of the most common DIY remedies, there are numerous more remedies out there that can help address a variety of different conditions that may affect you. Also, ensure you always talk to your doctor or other qualified medical practitioner before trying any new remedies, especially if you have underlying conditions.

So, what are you waiting for? Discover effective and efficient DIY home remedies which with a little experimentation, determination, and knowledge, you will be shocked at the natural relief available in your own kitchen.