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Home Remedies

There is something incredibly empowering about solving a problem on your own—and that’s the glory of home remedies! These time-tested solutions to common health problems are easy, safe, and affordable to make at home.

Why should I start making home remedies?

Here are some of the reasons why we love a good home remedy:

  • You can have complete control over what is in the products your family uses
  • You can save tons of money by making your own remedies at home
  • Most of the time a home remedy works as well, if not better, than a store-bought version
  • Home remedies make thoughtful homemade gifts

How do I get started making remedies?

One of the best ways to get started making remedies at home is by addressing one problem at a time. Instead of diving in and making everything at once, find high-quality solutions for each problem as it arises. Have poison ivy? That’s the time to make some healing salve. Dealing with a nasty cold? Try your hand at some soothing herbal teas. Mosquitos bad where you live? Make a batch of natural bug repellent. Focusing on just one problem at a time is a great way to make sure you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Are home remedies safe?

People have been safely using home remedies for as long as we’ve existed! Not all remedies are created equal, but you can be sure that we only share well-tested, science-backed remedies you can feel good about using with your family.

Should I chat with my health care professional before using a home remedy?

It’s always a good idea to keep your trusted health care professional in the loop on anything that can impact your health—and that includes using a new home remedy. While we only post natural remedies that are generally considered safe, there is no way for us to know your specific medical history. Better safe than sorry!

Our most popular home remedies:

Check out some of our most popular, well-tested, safe home remedies. We bet you’ll be hooked after your first remedy!

Grid of eight different home remedies.

Start with these posts:

  • Bug Repellent Spray  →
    Woman holding an amber bottle of bug spray.
    Enjoy summer again with our natural bug repellent made from essential oils. It smells great and really works against mosquitos, ticks, and other insects.
  • Hand Sanitizer  →
    Homemade Hand Sanitizer
    Proper and frequent handwashing is the very best way to prevent the spread of illness. When a sink isn't nearby, use this homemade hand sanitizer.
  • Poison Ivy Salve  →
    Homemade All-Natural Poison Ivy Salve in a jar, surrounded by plantain and jewelweed leaves
    Calm the pain and itch of a poison ivy rash with this easy-to-make home remedy.
  • Elderberry Syrup  →
    A hand holds a swing-top bottle labeled "elderberry syrup" over a white dish towel and extra ingredients.
    Elderberry is a powerhouse herb for immune boosting. Take your dose of elderberry by making this delicious, easy syrup at home!
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