Folk Remedies

Using what you should have in your pantry

 

ACHING FEET
To soothe & refresh your feet, simply fill a basin with enough warm water to cover your feet. Add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar & 2 handfuls of marbles in the water. Roll the marbles around under your feet.

ANTI-STRESS BATH
Add 3 cups of white or apple cider vinegar to the bath & soak for at least 20 mins. The potassium in the vinegar is energising & will be absorbed into the skin. For lating results, do not shower vinegar off so vinegar can fully absorb.

ANTISEPTIC WASH
For a multi purpose antiseptic wash, use full strength white vinegar in a liquid soap pump bottle.

BLOCKED NOSE
Boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan then add 3tsp of whate vinegar. Put a towel over your head & saucepan & breathe the vapours until your nose clears.

COLDS & FLU
This very unusual remedy works a treat. Soak a mens size cloth handkerchief in full strength apple cider vinegar & wring till damp. Lay the handkerchief out flat & liberally shake black pepper all over it. Lay down on your back & place the handkerchief on your chest pepper side down. Wrap a towel around your chest to bind in place & leave it there for 30 – 40 mins. Repeat day & night until relieved.

CONSTIPATION
Mix 1tsp of honey & 1tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water. For best results, do this every morning before breakfast.

DEEP SKIN CLEANSER
This is an oldie but a goodiewhich will make your skin feel really clean.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 eg yolk
1tsp apple cider vinegar
1tsp baking soda
1tsp lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together adding the baking soda last stirring well. Apply mixture to the skin & rub in well. Rinse with tepid water.

HEADLICE
First wash hair with a good headlice shampoo which should eradicate most of them. To catch the rest of the lice & eggs, soak hair thoroughly in 50/50 white vinegar & hot water solution. Carefully comb through with a nit comb. For best results, treat all clothing & bedding as well.

INSECT BITES
This is to prevent swelling & to draw out the poisons from spider, mozzie & other insect bites. put 2Tbsp of cornstarch in a cup. Slowly add vinegar while stirring. When it gets to a paste consistancy, apply to effected area & allow to dry. Repeat if necessary. Welts, stings & hives may also be relieved by this.

ITCHY SCALP
Mix 1Tbsp white vinegar to a tall glass of water. Then dip a fine tooth comb into solution & combe through hair until hair & scalp are throughly wet. Let dry naturally & leave until your next shampoo.

MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
Run a hot bath & add 2 – 3 cups of apple cider vinegar & soak for 15-20 mins.

MORNING SICKNESS
1tsp apple cider vinegar & 1 Tbsp honey added to a glass of warm water. Drink twice a day.

PIMPLES & ACNE
This does not dry your skin – just the pimples. Wash the pimple affected area throughly & rinse clean with suds free water. Then apply this mixture several times a dayuntil cleared up.

VINEGAR FACIAL
Mix 3tbsp apple cider vinegar with 3tbsp water. Mash 3 large strawberries & add to the mix. Blend together & liberally wipe over your face – avoiding the eyes & nostrils. Then let dry without rinsing for at least 1 hour.

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