8 Home Remedies with Two Ingredients or Less
Having simple-to-craft home remedies can really come in handy when in a bind.
Nothing is worse than having a sore throat or burn and lacking the required medication on-hand to solve it. The remedies highlighted here will provide you with a great framework of solutions that can be thrown together using ingredients found in most households.
Better yet, these remedies will require only two ingredients or less. How simple is that? Perfect remedies for even the most novice homemaker!
Apple Cider Vinegar Itch Remedy
When it comes to remedies you can’t go wrong with apple cider vinegar.
The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic nature of vinegar makes it a great remedy for itchy and irritated skin. You can easily apply it via a cotton swab or by using a washcloth. The only downside of using apple cider vinegar is that the smell can be a tad strong.
So you might want to spray some air freshener after using it!
Green Tea Zit Remover Remedy
Acne and zits can be a nightmare! Green tea is a great remedy to cure and prevent them from afflicting you.
What makes green tea so effective is that it possesses antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that are perfect at warding off zits and acne. The best part is that you can use this remedy as a wash for your face or by letting the wet bags rest on the area.
Considering how cheap green tea bags are, it’s well worth trying.
Honey Mosquito Bite Remedy
Honey is celebrated for its antibacterial properties and so too can it help with preventing bites from becoming infected.
This is especially the case when people continue to scratch their bites, opening them to the possibility of becoming infected. Speaking of scratching bites, scotch tape placed over mosquito bites can be used at night to deter sleep scratching.
It works well surprisingly!
Baking Soda Teeth Whitening Remedy
You can actually whiten your teeth without expensive whitening strips or sessions at your local dentist.
Using baking soda and water can just as easily accomplish that for almost no money spent. Just take a spoonful of baking soda and mix enough water until you get a paste-like consistency.
Use this remedy for 2 weeks at most, remember it’s a remedy not a replacement for toothpaste!
There are also a few other teeth whitening remedies that use different ingredients and can be used in a variety of ways.
Baking Soda Sore Throat Remedy
Many people fail to know that baking soda is also a great option for sore throats.
After mixing it with saltwater the remedy will kill bacteria and prevent the growth of fungi and yeast. Traditionally most people use tea and honey or saltwater remedies for a sore throat.
Both remain two feasible options that should also be explored.
Vinegar Foot Odor Remedy
Considering how strong vinegar smells you almost have a challenging time believing it would remove the odor of anything.
I suppose with foot odor you need to fight fire with fire. In the case of vinegar, the anti-fungal nature of vinegar makes it perfectly capable of warding off the effects of foot odor.
To accomplish this, you will need:
- 4 Ounces (1/2 Cup) Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1-2 Liter (5-8 Cups) Warm Water
- Something to soak your feet in.
Let your feet soak for at least 10 minutes and repeat frequently until the odor has been vanquished.
Olive Oil Stretch Mark
Olive Oil is known for its rich nutrients and antioxidants.
Where olive oil truly helps is increasing the blood circulation to the region its applied, and especially to scarred areas of the body. Throwing this remedy together is as easy as it comes. Just simply warm the oil and apply it to the scarred region.
Repeating the process should yield a noticeable reduction in scarring.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice Burn Remedy
What makes this remedy so effective is the Vitamin E found in the coconut oil and the scar reducing acids found in lemon juice.
The preparation for this remedy is quite simple. Mix a little coconut oil and lemon juice, 2-parts coconut oil and 1-part lemon juice. Cover the afflicted area for 10 or so minutes and wash it off with cool water.
Of course, with any serious burns you should seek medical attention immediately.
If you’re unsure about using a remedy it’s always wise you investigate ahead of time.
The remedies showcased above are designed to use ingredients that are derived from a natural source. Honey, for example, is well-known for its herbalist applications. The same can easily be said about apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and coconut oil.
Considering that many of these remedies are situational, it would be wise to keep the ingredients on-hand if you don’t currently have them. You never know when you’ll need a remedy for a burn or a sore throat.
This post is written and all photographs provided by Guest Blogger Cristina DeRemigis Chisholm. Crissy is the founder of Frugal Living for Life and is an experienced frugal lifestyle teacher. She can be contacted at Frugal Living for Life
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