It’s summer!! As we adjust to this new normal of being home all the time, it seems we’re also spending more time outdoors, biking, running, walking, and being active. I don’t know about you, but our families have found the mosquitoes to be especially vicious this year and with all the activity, we’ve had more bug bites, sore muscles/joints and bruises than we’ve ever had before.
If you’re saying me too! Stay tuned, because we thought this would be a great time to share with you all the nifty, natural first aid remedies that we keep at home to deal will some of these pesky issues.
We love this complex homeopathic combination for prevention and treating symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
If you tend toward seasonal allergies in the spring and summer, this is an excellent remedy for you.
It helps to prevent watery eyes, itchy nose and throat, sneezing, stuffy and runny nose and mild breathing concerns due to allergies.
Take one tablet every 2 weeks prior to allergy season, or if you are in active symptoms take one tablet weekly or as needed but not more than one tablet per day.
It is a super convenient chewable tablet without the side effects of drowsiness or drying out the mucous membranes.
Got a new cut, scrape or rash? Our ultimate favourite cream for quick skin healing is Calendula cream.
Calendula is like nature’s polysporin, it has antimicrobial properties and it has been shown to actually increase skin cell turnover, meaning that you re-grow skin faster!
Use it on your bug bites, abrasions, and sunburns and you will see how quickly you recover.
Electrolytes are a must-have for summer exercisers. When it’s hot and dry outside, you may not realize how much you’re actually perspiring. Often, it is recommended to only use electrolytes if you’re active for over 1 hour, but in the summer or with more intense activities we may not realize that we have lost a lot of fluid.
When you’re sweating you lose a lot more minerals than you may think, this leads to quicker dehydration and simply drinking water will not allow you to recover as quickly compared to also drinking electrolytes.
We love the Electrolyte Synergy from Designs for Health, as this product contains all the essential minerals, plus 1784 mg of Vitamin C per serving, and it’s sweetened with stevia and not sugar (like Gatorade). Taking electolytes on a hot day with water may reduce your risk of heat exhaustion.
Are you looking for something that will help you heal quickly from all of your bruises, strains and muscle soreness? Look no further than Arnica 30CH. This homeopathic remedy has been shown to aid the healing response of the body and is the ultimate first aid remedy.
Take 5 pellets any time you want to heal faster from a bruise, strain, sprain, surgery, dental work, muscle soreness from a hard workout, a long hike or bike, gardening or landscaping, it works well. Repeat the dose multiple times a day at first, then once daily until symptoms persist.
A homeopathic remedy to combat the swelling, itching or inflammation from common bug bites.
These include mosquitoes, spiders, ants and other insects.
If you are someone who reacts badly to bug bites or your kids do, this is a great remedy to reduce the pain and swelling and aid healing.
Take 3 to 5 pellets before going outside for extended periods of time to prevent the intensity of symptoms or for treating an existing bite.