This week was the first week we had snow and I’m not very excited. We’re not big snow lovers in the Smith household. We enjoy being warm and dry. If I can sit on the couch, drink a big cup of hot chocolate (this recipe is da bomb!), cuddle up with a blanket, read a good book, then I’m fine with the snow.
Along with the cold and wet weather usually comes sickness. Unfortunately a lot of people also go straight to their MD who dutifully prescribes some sort of antibiotic. Antibiotics are certainly necessary for some things, but for the most part they should be saved until a last resort to save your gut health.
My Pinterest feed nowadays is popping up with all sorts of natural home remedies. Everything from the flu to wrinkles. I thought that I would take the most popular natural remedies from my fellow bloggers and compile them into a massive list. I even put them in alphabetical order so you can find the one you’re looking for easier.
You’re welcome. 🙂
1. Acid Reflux – 37 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acid Reflux via Feminiya
I never had acid reflux until I was in my third trimester. Let me tell ya… it’s TERRIBLE! You’re laying in bed then all of a sudden your bolted awake with your entire chest en fuego (aka on fire)! I had many nights trying to sleep sitting up straight. Shoulda tried some of these!
2. Acne – 22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples via Every Day Roots
I’m definitely going to have to check this one out because yours truly has always had some acne issues (and even more so since quitting Proactiv). Oil pulling and raw honey has been my best remedies so far. I’ve got 20 others to try apparently.
3. Anxiety – Natural Remedies For Anxiety via Natural HQ
I know some people who suffer from anxiety and it can be debilitating. Unfortunately, these people are often put on drugs they’re supposed to take the rest of their lives – which is super depressing. I’ve read lots of information about how anxiety starts with your gut health, which is very interesting.
4. Arthritis – Powerful Home Remedy for Arthritis via Life Saving Natural Cures and Natural Remedies
I dislocated my knee about 7 years ago and it definitely has some arthritis going on. My knee creaks, hurts, pops, and everything else a joint isn’t supposed to do. After I did a juice cleanse though I can honestly say the pain was 100% gone. It felt amazing and this particular remedy is part of our juicing regimen.
5. Bad Breath – Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash for Bad Breath via Everyday Roots
Commercial mouthwash is full of chemicals and artificial flavors and colors. Most of that stuff will only help your breath for a short time and some chemicals have been linked to oral cancer. Ditch the fake stuff and make your own at home.
6. Blackheads – DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask via Body Unburdened
Cameron definitely needs this natural remedy! He hardly ever gets big red pimples like me but blackheads are a different story. If I had to have one or the other though I would rather have blackheads! This blackhead mask works wonders.
7. Bloating – Feeling Bloated? Drink Apple Cider Vinegar via Betsy Life
Anyone who has eaten crap in their life knows what bloating and gas feels like. Sometimes you just want to curl up into a ball and cry yourself to sleep. Then there’s the fact that sometimes your pants don’t fit anymore either.
8. Bruises – How to Fade Bruises Faster via Budget Savvy Diva
If you get smacked in the eye with a softball the day before prom you’re going to want to have something to help heal that bruise FAST right? Course sometimes I use my bruises to show off battle wounds like when you dive for the volleyball and win the game. Check out this natural remedy for making bruises heal faster.
9. Bug Bites – DIY Bug Bite Relief Roll On via Simply Healthy Home
There’s almost nothing more annoying than that constant itching from that stupid bug that got you while you were camping, or just sleeping in your bed. Check out this roll on recipe and ditch the nasty chemicals from store bought stuff. Also try this all natural bug repellent from Wellness Mama.
10. Chapped Lips – All-Natural DIY Lip Balm via One Good Thing By Jillee
Chapped lips are the worst especially in winter! I have found that when I get chapped lips it’s usually because I’m dehydrated. While my body is rehydrating I like to scrub my lips with some baking soda then put on some homemade lip balm. Check out this awesome recipe.
11. Cold – Natural Cold and Flu Remedies for Sick Kids via One Good Thing by Jillee
This is one of my favorite posts I’m sharing today. When it comes to the common cold the best thing for you is a lot of rest, fluids, and homemade nourishing chicken noodle soup. Check out some other remedies that Jillee shares with us.
12. Cold Sores – How to Prevent Cold Sores the Natural Home Remedy Way via The 36th Avenue
I had one roommate who got cold sores and she wouldn’t leave the house because it looked so bad. Check out what Desiree does to get rid of her cold sores! It’ll be a lifesaver for those of you suffering from this.
13. Constipation – Constipation Candy via Mommypotamus
I’ll have to make these next time I have a baby. These things are much more healthy for you than the prescription drugs the doctor gave me.
14. Cough Syrup – All Natural DIY Pineapple Cough Syrup via The View From Great Island
If you have ever tried Dr. Christopher’s cough syrup you’ll know that most of this stuff tastes TERRIBLE! I made my own herbal recipe that also tastes terrible but they both work extremely well. This one works just as well and most certainly will taste better.
15. Dandruff – Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo via Freebie Finding Mom
My poor dad has suffered from bad dandruff for as long as I can remember. He’s always having to brush off flakes from his shoulders. He’s tried many different shampoos over the years but I don’t think he’s tried coconut milk shampoo. I’ll have to show him this recipe!
16. Depression – 10 Nutritional Deficiencies that May Cause Depression via Everyday Health
I love articles like this one that spell out that sometimes, if not most of the time, the diseases we have are caused by nutritional deficiencies. Our food should be our medicine, not the pills in the bottom of the bottle. I know sometimes we do need those pills to get us back on track, but in most cases they shouldn’t be the long-term answer. Everyday Health can help those of you suffering from depression and hopefully be able to cut back on pills (but talk to your doctor first).
17. Diarrhea – Diarrhea Fighting Smoothie for Toddlers via Bluebird Kisses
This recipe looks awesome and rather tasty for helping fight diarrhea. I remember one time the little man had some diarrhea and I started doing the brat diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and bread) but he had lost his appetite too and wouldn’t eat a thing. I’ll have to definitely try this smoothie next time!
18. Ear Ache – An Unbelievable Natural Ear Infection Remedy via Whole New Mom
When I was little I had several ear infections and I think it was mainly because I had microscopic ears! Little man inherited my tiny ears and fortunately he has only had one ear infection that we know of. This remedy really is pretty unbelievable… but it might be a little too gross for me to try it!
19. Eczema – Toddlers and Eczema: 6 Tips for Healing Breakouts via To The Moon and Back Blog
Little man started having an eczema breakout all over his legs. I took him to the doctor and asked him what was causing this and I suggested some sort of food intolerance. The doctor said maybe but we would just have to live with it. I did some elimination trials and found out he was allergic to milk and eggs. We cleared his allergies and now he can eat whatever he wants. These are some good tips to help relieve the breakouts he did have.
20. Fever – 7 Ways to Treat A Fever Naturally via Mommypotamus
Having a mild fever is nothing to really worry about because your immune system is functioning optimally at around 101 degrees. You can find comfort in that your body is fighting the infection which is why some people don’t even treat fevers. When they do spike to questionable levels you can check this post out for ways to treat it naturally without taking any drugs.
21. Flu – Flu Fighting Tea Recipe via Thank Your Body
One of the most important things to do while you’re sick with the flu is to stay hydrated. Why not stay hydrated with some herbal tea that can help you fight the flu too?
22. Headache – Top 10 Headache Remedies via Dr. Axe
The only time I have ever had bad headaches was while I was pregnant with little man. A good chiropractic adjustment and plenty of water fixed all of that. Cameron however has debilitating migraines every once in a while. They have been fewer and farther between since we switched to eating real food. Check out these other remedies and say goodbye to that headache without the drugs.
23. High Blood Pressure – Herbs for High Blood Pressure via Joybilee Farm
One of the most common ailments in the U.S. is high blood pressure! The best way to prevent it is definitely a healthy diet, but some people have problems with this regardless. Check out these natural ways to lower blood pressure.
24. Immune Boost – Immune Boosting Honey Infused Garlic via Don’t Waste the Crumbs
We all need a little immune boost every once in a while. Especially during the holidays when we tend to eat a little more sugar and it’s cold and wet outside. Check out Tiffany’s simple yet effective solution!
25. Infertility – The Growing Infertility Problem and How to Fight it Naturally via Eat Real Stay Sane
Cameron and I had fertility problems for 2 years before we were blessed with our little man. This post is our story about what we did and the changes we made to get pregnant.
26. Insomnia – 10 Home Remedies for Sleeplessness via Search Home Remedy
Try turning down the lights and not watching TV or reading your tablet before going to bed. Before you reach for the Ambien try these natural remedies that you aren’t going to get addicted to and won’t make you hallucinate!
27. Itching – Natural Itch Remedies via Pop Sugar
Nothing is more annoying that having a constant itch! Especially when that itch is some place you can’t reach or on the bottom of your foot so it tickles at the same time. Before grabbing the calamine lotion try some of these natural remedies.
28. Kidney Infection – How to Treat Kidney Infections Naturally via Growing Up Triplets
Kidney infections would be one of those things we get that I would consider taking antibiotics for. However, if I can avoid it, I would love to cure the infection naturally. Check out this post and find out how Jennifer cured her kidney infection while taking care of her triplet babies!
29. Morning Sickness – Tips for Managing Morning Sickness via Clark’s Condensed
I hate to admit it but I never got morning sickness when I was pregnant. I got extremely mild nausea if you can even call it that. Cameron tells me that I’m made to be pregnant. I attribute my lack of morning sickness to my pregnant diet and good genetics. If you do suffer from morning sickness check out some of these remedies!
30. Motion Sickness – How to Make Deliciously Healthy Ginger Chews via Growing Up Herbal
Ginger has many uses but one that it is famous for is settling stomachs. Cameron and little man both have motion sickness issues. Fortunately Cameron can actually tell me before he launches all over the car. You can try taking some Gripe water too!
31. Pain – Warming Ginger Cayenne Salve For Natural Pain Relief via Herbal Academy of NE
Having muscles that are sore and aching can be annoying. My quads have never been more sore than after my first tryouts for volleyball. I could hardly get out of bed the next day! I wish I had some of this salve to rub on those muscles.
32. Rashes – Home Remedies for Rashes via Top 10 Home Remedies
The rashes that are happening in my life right now are diaper rashes. Little man actually hardly ever gets diaper rashes but busting out the home remedies always seems to bring him relief and I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting on his body. Check out these natural remedies for rashes!
33. Runny Nose – How to Clear a Stuffy or Runny Nose In 1 Minute via Healthy and Natural World
This post is about acupuncture which is very interesting and I’m excited to try it next time I have a runny nose. I have very little experience with acupuncture but every time it’s been successful and I find it fascinating. This natural remedy is much safer than taking drugs.
34. Scars – Get Rid of Face and Body Scars With This 100% Natural Recipe via We Love Beauty
I don’t know about you but these before and after pictures are pretty amazing… almost too amazing right? I wonder what they will do to my stretch mark scars? I tried everything to prevent them but apparently I was doomed to have stretch marks. Check out this easy recipe and start fading your scars.
35. Sinus Infection – The Knockout Remedy via Food L’amor
This natural remedy sounds potent and the name is perfect for it. I can’t imagine anything sticking around after taking this stuff. I’ve also found that breathing in peppermint essential oil helps relieve sinus pressure because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
36. Smoking – Six Foods That Can Help You Stop Smoking via American Athletic Institute
I have no idea what it’s like to try and quit smoking but I would think that if you can replace the urge with something good, like these foods, it will be much easier. Having a support group/person to keep you strong (not just with smoking) will help too! See if these foods will help you as much as that nicotine patch.
37. Sore Throat – 22 Natural Sore Throat Remedies via Everyday Roots
When you have a sore throat, all of sudden you realize just how often you actually swallow. Try out these natural remedies and start getting some sore throat relief!
38. Stress – 9 Natural Remedies for Reducing Stress via Health Positive Info
We all suffer from stress from time to time and we all deal with it in different ways – both good and bad. Try these natural remedies to help you deal with stress in good ways.
39. Thyroid – How to Support Thyroid Function Through Gentle Detox via Rubies and Radishes
Your thyroid is a very important gland for your body because it’s the director of your hormones which effect everything in your body. Check out this tea recipe to help support your thyroid.
40. Tooth Abscess – 19 Home Remedies For Abscessed Tooth via Home Remedies For Life
I remember when Cameron drove to the local grocery store for some pain reliever at 4 in the morning because his tooth hurt so bad. Come to find out he had an abscess. I haven’t had the confidence to use home remedies to resolve teeth problems but with some more research like this article I will see what I can do next time a tooth emergency pops up.
41. Vomiting – 10 Effective Home Remedies To Stop Vomiting via Style Craze
Vomiting is one way our body gets rid of bad stuff in our body but sometimes you need to let your body calm down before you get dehydrated and get even sicker. Try out these natural remedies to help ease your non-stop vomiting so you can actually lay on the couch and rest instead of running to the toilet every 5 minutes.
42. Warts – 50+ Wart Remedies and Treatments via Tip Nut
This is a pretty comprehensive list of natural remedies for warts. I’ve only had a wart once in my life and it was a LONG time ago and I don’t remember what I did to get rid of it. I’m a lot of help huh? The only thing that is not on this list that I have seen as a remedy is urine. Yep, totally gross right? I would try this list out first!
43. Weight Loss – Home Remedies for Weight Loss via DIY Home Remedies
Everyone seems to obsessed with weight loss and finding the perfect easy diet. Funny thing is that just eating a balanced real food diet and exercising regularly will usually do the trick. While I don’t 100% agree with all the points, there are definitely some great ideas here from DIY Home Remedies!
44. Wound Healing – Home Remedies for Wound Healing via Remedies Corner
We all get some bumps and brusies during our sojourn in life. Before you reach for the Neosporin though, try some of these natural remedies for wound healing first.
45. Wrinkles – Better Than Botox Facial Scrub via Kula Mama
Who doesn’t want to look younger and get rid of wrinkles? Instead of shooting your skin up with toxic botox, you can try out this natural face scrub!
And there you have it! 45 Natural Remedies for all sorts of different ailments. What natural remedy did I miss that you would like to see added here?
One of our favorite natural remedies in the Eat Real Stay Sane household is doing a juice cleanse. We do a juice cleanse once or twice a year to help our bodies detox and heal. Check out our post The Top 4 Reasons to Start a Juice Cleanse Immediately.
We know that juice cleansing isn’t always a popular thing to do so we also wrote a quick PDF that you can download called the Debunking the 10 Great Juicing Myths.
Hope you found these natural remedies helpful!