Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Compost Daily - A green first aid kit

Summer fun is sometimes filled with bites, burns, and bugs so make sure you have these five ingredients on hand for your eco-first-aid kit.

  1. Pick up an aloe plant and snap off a meaty leaf to cool sunburns or irritated skin.
  2. Citronella keeps the biting bugs at bay and repels when used on skin or if burned in a candle or oil diffuser. 
  3. Witch hazel is your magic all healer for bites, bruises, and pimples too.
  4. Making a baking soda paste will soothe the pain of stings.
  5. Oatmeal in a bath is super keeping burnt skin from blistering and peeling as well as soothing for poison ivy and bites.
Source: Mother Nature Network

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