Use common cooking oils to moisturize cuticles, hair, and skin. Olive oil, coconut oil, and safflower oil are versatile moisturizers for dry skin and chapped lips.
Brew ginger tea to settle upset stomachs.
Use Epsom salts to soothe sore muscles. Pour a cup or two into a steaming hot bath, then soak for 20-30 minutes to soothe tired, achy muscles.
Buy an aloe vera plant for an instant burn remedy. aloe is a must for handling minor burns, scrapes, and bug bites. Cut off a leaf, slice it open, and scoop out the gel-like pulp inside for instant cooling relief.
Eat local honey or bee pollen to combat allergies
Use colloidal oatmeal to soothe itchy, inflamed skin. Grab some rolled oats out of the pantry, then grind to a fine powder in a blender to create colloidal oatmeal. Add the powder to a warm bath to soothe the itch.
Make a DIY capsaicin cream for aches and pains. Make your own with coconut oil, cayenne, and other easy-to-find ingredients using this recipe.
Use tea tree oil to combat bacterial and fungal infections
Make a DIY elderberry syrup for an immune boost
Make your own yogurt for a DIY probiotic supplement