1. Cleaning Toothbrushes
Sometimes I find myself grimacing at the sight of a toothbrush…all the germs and bacteria from our mouths that just sit and fester…ew.
This is why every so often I set all of our toothbrushes into a glass of hydrogen peroxide to give them a good cleaning! I just pour enough peroxide into the glass to cover the bristles, and then let them sit for at least an hour to kill off those nasty little critters.
2. Garlic for Blemishes
A little trick I learned a while back is if you feel a blemish coming on, rub it with a slice of fresh garlic.
For those of you in public job, you may not want to go around smelling of the potent bulb, so just rub it on before you go to bed at night. It works wonders at reducing inflammation and redness!
3. Calm Child
I worked at a health food store for about five years, and it was interesting for me to see what people bought and what worked for them. One of the items that consistently sold was Planetary Formulas Calm Child.
While most parents bought it for their child’s hyperactivity, I find that it works wonders at putting my two-year-old back to sleep if she wakes up in the middle of the night. It is gentle, only takes about 10 minutes to kick in, and keeps her asleep for the remainder of the night.
4. Eczema Cream
My oldest daughter, Jade, has been having a very difficult time lately with her eczema. It’s actually a very depressing situation for me because nothing has been giving her any relief, and it seems every time she eats, she gets more itchy and more red.
We were so desperate that we even resorted to trying some of the larger name brands from the drug store, but she reacted horribly to them.
This cream by derma e has been the only thing that she has tolerated, and it (thankfully) has a much more natural base of ingredients.
Though we are still working with her diet to find the cause(s), it’s nice to provide her some relief in the meantime!
If you’re highly allergic or just interested in healthy food, the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest from the allergy-friendly magazine Living Without is hitting various spots in the country as I write.
With sponsors like Udi’s and Enjoy Life, this is a convention you might want to consider.
I’ll be attending the San Diego show in early May, so if any of you are in the neighborhood, drop by and say hi!
What’s something new you’ve discovered recently?