Here I will share some DIY remedy hacks that keep swelling to a minimum so you can get on with healing. So here it is…It’s almost like a Gel Pack if you will. You can whip these up with ease with minimal ingredients.
RECIPIE FOR ICE PACK:
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Rubbing Alcohol
- Food Coloring (optional)
- 2 Ziploc Freezer Bags
Mix the ingredients together and pour into a Ziploc baggie, you can use blue food colouring if you want it to look like a regular ice pack. Make sure it’s airtight, and insert one baggie inside the other baggie. This is what it looks like frozen..I love the way it feels.
This literally takes a minute to make with stuff you already have on hand and pop it in the freezer and it is ready to go in about 20 minutes. It stays frozen for about 30 minutes or so and it molds perfectly to the injury. You could also use them to keep food cold for lunch boxes and picnics! Be sure to double bag just in case of any leaks.
FROZEN ALOE GEL CUBES FOR SKIN:
- Your favourite brand of aloe vera gel
- Ice cube trays
Of course we all know about the benefits of Aloe Vera for all kinds of burns be they from the sun, the stove or laser hair removal. This is a great little treat for the skin when its hurting. I like to purchase my Aloe gel from the Super Store because its clear and has less ingredients. Simply freeze and apply to your burns (unbroken skin).
TIRED PUFFY MORNING EYE’S
If there is one thing that will make you look old it is puffiness underneath your eyes. Contrary to popular belief they are not just caused by lack of sleep the previous night, which is normally the biggest cause. Thankfully, you can get rid of puffy eyes with the use of some natural remedies.
The skin under your eyes is sensitive and soft with numerous small blood vessels present. The appearance of eye bags is usually due to the entrapment of excess fluids in the skin around the eyes.
There are some of the main causes for puffy eyes;
- Not getting enough sleep
- Consuming excessive amounts of caffeine
- Respiratory problems
- Regularly sleeping on your stomach
The first step would be to correct or counteract any of the above issues so that your eyes do not get any worse and your body has a chance to heal. For the mean time keeping a couple of teaspoons in your freezer is a great way to help ease the puffiness in the morning before you start your day.