BEAT SUMMER BUMMERS
Summer is a time to get out and enjoy good weather, but sunburns, scrapes, bug bites, dehydration, and weight gain abound. Help keep yourself and your family healthy and happy with these seasonal tips and hacks.
WEAR LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHES
MAKE YOUR OWN POPSICLES
APPLY HONEY TO SCRAPES AND CUTS
Raw honey is a versatile natural medicine. Applying it to cuts and scrapes throughout the summer can protect from infection, inflammation, scarring, and odor. This seems to apply for all honeys, although the research has focused on manuka honey, which was approved for wound treatment by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007.
USE TIGER BALM FOR BEE STINGS
SET ACTIVITY REMINDERS
MAKE NATURAL BUG SPRAY
REPEL GNATS WITH A DRYER SHEET
MAKE WATER MORE EXCITING
KEEP BUGS AWAY WITH HOMEMADE CANDLES
SOOTHE BUG BITES WITH A SPOON
HUNT FOR FRESH HERBS AND GREENS
STOP HIKING BLISTERS
FIND WILD MUSHROOMS
MAKE COLD SOUPS WITH A BLENDER
FREEZE YOUR OWN FRUIT
SWAP FROZEN BANANAS FOR ICE CREAM
RELIEVE SUNBURN NATURALLY
COOK CORN IN THE HUSK
WORK A WALK INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
MAKE YOUR OWN VERSIONS OF PACKAGED SNACKS
Save money and calories on a summer road trip by fixing your own snacks for the ride. There are healthier homemade versions of almost all store-bought snacks. Some favorites you might try include sweet potato chips, chocolate granola bars, and puffy cheese crackers.