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Green Your Medicine Chest | Care2 Healthy Living

Green Your Medicine Chest | Care2 Healthy Living

Tea Tree Oil instead of Neosporin: Tea Tree oil is naturally antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. I use it for cuts, abrasions and pimples. (See more great uses for Tea Tree oil .) Fresh aloe for sunburn and menstrual cramps: Truth be told, this is either in the fridge or on the plant, not in my bath, but fresh aloe is the best remedy for sunburn (trust me, I know from a decade in the tropics and my wintering-friends’ white skin). Aloe is also the best remedy I’ve used for menstrual cramps, and I am often prone to severe cramping. Swallow a teaspoon down with some water and you’ll have relief in about 20 minutes. For either remedy, slice a leaf of the plant, slice off the pointy sides, and then carefully slice off one side of the wider part of the outer leaf. You can use your thumb or a spoon to scrape out the rest. Cut the skin off only the part of the lea...

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