Category Archives: Skin Remedies

Sunburn, Insect Bites and Stings Treatment – Enjoy you Summer!

Q.  I know preventing sunburn is preferable, but I am wondering if you can recommend treatment for sunburn with natural ingredients?

A. We can recommend the following for sunburn and also have a few suggestions for treatment of insect bites and stings.

Aloe Vera gel is cooling and soothing for sunburn and helps healing. Tannic acid powder dissolved in cool bath water soothes sunburn.

Insect repellants
Orange peel may be rubbed across exposed skin to serve as an insect repellant; lavender and cedar oil are also effective in repelling insects.

Insect bites and sunburn
Aloe Vera is beneficial in treating bites and burns. You can use the gel of an Aloe Vera plant from your home or purchase a gel product (100% organic gel is recommended) from a health food store or pharmacy. Chilled witch hazel, white or apple cider (organic with the mother in it is recommended) may be used to decrease the itching of bites.

Insect bites and stings
Activated charcoal is an effective treatment for spider or other bites and stings. First, remove any stingers. Use clean water to make a paste of the charcoal and apply it to the affected area. A piece of plastic wrap covered with a bandage will keep the charcoal paste in place. (This is also an excellent remedy for boils or pimples.) A paste of baking soda and cool water is an excellent antidote for stings.

Note: If an insect bite or sting creates an allergic reaction resulting in abnormal swelling, welts, difficulty in breathing or signs of shock, obtain emergency medical assistance.
Excerpt from Handbook for Healers


Skin Care Remedies

Spring is here and dandelions are popping up everywhere. Read our question and answer below for one simple home remedy that uses dandelions.

Q. How do I get rid of warts, moles and skin tags?

exceptionalchild_1024x1024A. I have found great success by using “Thieves Oil”, a Young Living Oils* product, applied twice a day, on moles and skin tags. It can also assist with warts, though some seem more stubborn than others. It is also very beneficial to apply dandelion juice twice a day. To get the juice, break the stem and you’ll see a milky-white liquid – you can read the full directions in How To Raise an Exceptional Child here.  If this does not fully remove them, you can visit a doctor’s office to have them removed. A dermatologist is recommend; they are specialists in dealing with skin conditions. If the doctor is not properly equipped to deal with such specialized treatment, it may not be successful – we have seen this happen on numerous occasions.

*Young Living Oils may be purchased through our Spiritual Journeys office at 877-552-5646, toll free in the US or contact Jan