home remedies that will actually work for you

Use common cooking oils to moisturize cuticles

Olive oil, coconut oil, and safflower oil are versatile moisturizers for dry skin and chapped lips

Brew ginger tea to settle upset stomachs

Ginger has well-established anti-nausea properties, and it's especially comforting when brewed into a tea. 

Use Epsom salts to soothe sore muscles

If you've wrenched your back at work or gone too hard at the gym, a cheap bag of Epsom salts can bring relief

Buy an aloe vera plant for an instant burn remedy

Both a hardy plant and versatile for home remedies, aloe is a must for handling minor burns, scrapes, and bug bites

Eat local honey or bee pollen to combat allergies

Consuming local honey has been shown to combat seasonal allergies. That's especially true for raw, organic, and hyper-local varieties

Use colloidal oatmeal to soothe itchy, inflamed skin

Oatmeal has long been used in products to soothe skin conditions like eczema and poison ivy, along with run-of-the-mill dry skin

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. Make sure to wear gloves

Use tea tree oil to combat bacterial and fungal infections

tea tree oil can be used to add an antibacterial boost to household cleaners, DIY nail fungus treatments

Make a DIY elderberry syrup for an immune boost

This folk remedy has been around for years, thanks to the antioxidants and vitamins that dark purple elderberries contain

Make your own yogurt for a DIY probiotic supplement

Probiotics are an important way to regulate gut health, but supplements can be pricey. Making your own yogurt

Mix honey and black pepper to quiet a cough

honey is a great remedy for soothing a cough. Add a few cracks of black pepper to really ramp up the healing effects

Use a tennis ball as a DIY acupressure tool

sit at a desk all day or engage in tough physical labor, sore muscles are a given. Fortunately, a tennis ball is an easy way to help work out