5 Hot Mess Home Remedies

Home Remedies

“I just want to wrap someone in foil! Who has pain?” I announced to my 2 sons and husband who were sitting on the sofa, watching football. They looked at me as if I had well….said I wanted to wrap someone in foil. Apparently, if you wrap a pain spot in foil, it regulates that area or something. I don’t know and I’m too busy to research it. Here’s an article regarding this remedy: Aluminum Foil Treatment. It got me thinking about additional home remedies I use that I thought I would share with you. Some may be familiar while others may not. Try it out and tell me if it works for you!


Currently I am out of my chapstick. Like Napoleon Dynamite, I cannot function without it. It’s currently 16 degrees and I’m not going out. My backup? Honey. It’s a good moisturizer. Olive oil is another great home remedy for lips

Apple Cider Vinegar

Full disclosure, I tried this for the first time tonight and I have high hopes for it. If you have a breakout as I’ve openly discussed, you can dip a cotton ball in the vinegar and apply to the zits. I’ve likened my breakout to the Hawaiian Islands in my post, Adult Acne, WTF? and called it Mount Pussmore on Twitter. It left the affected areas very clean feeling and I can’t wait to see what it looks like tomorrow morning.

Vegetable Oil

If I have cracked heels or dry feet, I apply vegetable oil to them and put socks on. It acts like a natural moisturizer.

Pressure Point

I get horrible toe cramps almost daily. It’s so bad I’ve seen my doctor and had a million tests ran to find nothing. At home, I’ve tried to walk the cramps out, a heating pad, hot water, ice, medicine, massage, breathing….everything. The only thing that comes close to working is a pressure point. There is a pressure point between your nose and top lip. Apply pressure there for 1-2 minutes with your index finger. Repeat if necessary.


So getting back to the foil thing. It’s supposed to help with aching backs and joint pain. If you show signs of fatigue, you can cut small pieces to fit under your eyes, throw the foil in the freezer for a few hours then apply under the eyes. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and can help with burns. Surprised? Me too!

I’d be interested to find additional home remedies, especially pressure points. I think I’m most interested in pressure points because of the success I’ve had with the one mentioned above. It also fascinates me how certain parts of our bodies are connected to other places. So what remedies do you have? Would love to hear, especially some unusual ones!


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