Medical

The Safety Net

Healthcare costs can really add up when you have more than one prescription. Many people don’t realise until it’s too late how much a family’s worth of prescriptions can add up to. That being said, there is assistance available. Safety Net is a catch...

Spicy Cough Syrup

  2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (preferably Bragg’s, if available) 2 tablespoons honey (raw honey is best, if available) 2 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger   Place all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to...

Wet Sock Treatment

  Okay it sounds weird, but give it a try before you make fun of it…When we get sick around here one of the first things we give a try (at least on the kiddos) is this Wet Sock Treatment. I had a lady teach me this method a few years ago. She said it was considered to...

Homemade Ice Pack

  2  cups of water 1/3 cup (80%) alcohol- rubbing alcohol or vodka, etc. Zipper- top plastic bag Combine water and alcohol in a zip lock bag. Seal top and freeze. The alcohol keeps it from freezing solid and creates a gel-like ice pack.I like to put this in another...

Nighttime Cold Remedy

  This remedy will help you sleep soundly when you have a cold. Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup hot water 2-tablespoons brandy Mix lemon juice with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. Then add 1/4 cup hot water, and 2 tablespoons of brandy.    ...

Hand Sanitiser

  1- cup Aloe Vera gel (or you can make your own) 1- teaspoon Isocol (Isopropyl Alcohol) 2- teaspoons vegetable glycerin 8-10- drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil Simply blend all of the ingredients together and store in a pump bottle.    ...

Homemade Cough Syrup

  Ingredients 1½ cups pure honey ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1-5  lemons, juiced (the more the better) Instructions Add honey, olive oil and lemon juice to a small saucepan Stir over medium heat just until steaming Remove from heat and let cool completely Place into...