Summer Herbal First Aid Kit

By Sam Derbishire, Supplement Educator

SunburnWe all get so excited for summer in CNY, but with summer come some unpleasant health ailments like sunburns and bug bites. Here are my favorite herbal remedies for these summer-specific concerns.

Lavender Oil for Sunburns
Lavender essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it well-suited for natural skin-care use. Unlike many similar essential oils and plant extracts, it’s safe to apply directly to small areas of the skin without diluting it with water. Apart from the immediate cooling relief it provides, lavender oil also promotes new skin.

Repel and Kill Ticks with Geranium Essential Oil and Relieve the Bites with Thyme Essential Oil
Apply geranium oil before heading out into the woods. It can also be applied to the area where a tick embeds to get the tick to back out of the skin. Thyme essential oil applied topically provides relief after removal of ticks.

Remedies for Cuts, Scrapes, Bruises, and Stings
Use Ed’s Herbal Salve for cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Try Apis Homeopathic for stings. Both work wonderfully and are safe for children.

All of these products are available at Natur-Tyme so ask our friendly staff to help you find them on your next visit to the store.

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