Are you about to go camping in the near future? Before heading into the woods, you should visit with your Waterbury ENT to update your prescription for allergy medication and maybe get another inhaler or two. Or if you’re suffering from a foot or ankle injury, visiting your Seaview Ortho makes sense before you go traipsing around in the great outdoors.
But what about ailments that are a lot more common? What about conditions like bug bites, first-aid salves and sunscreen? Do you prefer buying premade options loaded with chemicals and other harmful substances from the local pharmacy or supermarket? Or would you prefer to have natural DIY camping remedies to help with certain conditions?
Some people would rather go the DIY route because the over-the-counter products are often made with unhealthy ingredients that really shouldn’t even exist in nature. They prefer to use essential oils and other important ingredients that are all natural, healthy, and will not damage their health and vitality.
“Make natural DIY camping
remedies to help with certain conditions
using essential oils and other important
ingredients that will not damage
your health and vitality.”
If anything mentioned resonates with you, we recommend sticking around a little longer. We’ll share our top DIY camping remedies with you below so keep reading to learn more.
1. Using Essential Oils to Make a First Aid Ointment
Using essential oils is definitely a good idea when creating a powerful first aid ointment. And having it on hand is crucial to your health. If you used tips to keep bedbugs out of your camping gear but still managed to get bitten by these nasty critters, you’ll want to use your essential oils first aid ointment to treat the bug bites. Or you could potentially get cuts, scrapes, and bruises running or walking around the woods.
This recipe consists of a half a cup of coconut oil, a tablespoon of witch hazel, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 4 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles, and 15 drops of Melaleuca essential oil.
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together however you see fit and then add the essential oils to the concoction and stir thoroughly so that everything combines together well. The consistency should be smooth after blending the mixture with a hand mixer or high-speed blender for about 30 seconds or more.
2. Using Essential Oils to Create Bug Spray
Believe it or not, many well-read parents recognize the value in avoiding many of the over-the-counter bug sprays. These sprays contain a chemical known as DEET, which is very harmful for young children and adults. But particularly with children, this chemical can create negative behavioral changes and it even defuses brain cells.
The ingredients include 40 drops of a combination of the following essential oils: citronella, rosemary, tea tree, lemongrass, or eucalyptus; a half a cup of apple cider vinegar, a half a cup of witch hazel, and a spray bottle.
Combine the mixture together and put it in an 8-ounce spray bottle. You can then spray it on your body and your clothes to repel bugs and other little critters while enjoying a fun trip camping in the woods.
3. Using Essential Oils to Create Sunscreen
Everyone loves spending time in the sun but too much of it can lead to sunburn, skin blemishes, or even skin cancer. Instead of avoiding the outside while the sun is the hottest, you can cover your skin in sunscreen to protect and preserve your health.
Our DIY sunscreen includes zinc oxide, eucalyptus oil, your choice of sesame oil, sunflower oil, or jojoba oil; shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil.
Heat up the oils and combine them together and remember to add the zinc oxide. In fact, the zinc is responsible for protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. If you want SPF 5, make sure zinc oxide makes up 5% of the mixture. And follow the same script for SPF 10, SPF 15, and SPF 20.
“Bringing DIY sunscreen,
first-aid ointment, and bug spray
along for the camping trip will make
your experience a lot better, safer,
and definitely more fun.”
You have to be prepared whenever you plan to go camping in the woods. In many cases, you will be far from civilization, convenience stores, and emergency rooms. So bringing DIY sunscreen, first-aid ointment, and bug spray along for the camping trip will make your experience a lot better, safer, and definitely more fun.
What are your favorite DIY camping remedies?
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