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19 Affordable DIY Home Remedies

Get Rid of Painful Symptoms with These Natural Home Remedies!

By: Eugenia Kang, Editor, DIYideaCenter.com
19 Affordable DIY Home Remedies

Whether you’re accident-prone or get seasonal colds, life always throws illnesses and injuries at us. Rather than dragging your feet to the store the next time you don’t feel well, try one of these 19 Affordable DIY Home Remedies to get a quick cure. You will be surprised by how you can use ingredients you already have at home to give your body the boost it needs to feel better. Even if you can’t go to a doctor or talk to your mom about what to do when you are sick, this collection has some of the best homemade remedies you can find. A lot of them are very simple and quick, so even if you’re sluggish and sniffling, you can easily make these recipes.

Who wants to go to the store and aimlessly roam the medicine aisles when you’re feeling gross? Making these natural home remedies instead will save you a tiring trip. Some of these DIY natural remedies are also gentle enough to give to children, too. This collection covers everything from soothing cough syrups to quick ear remedies to bug bite balms. You can have the effectiveness of store-bought medicines with the reassurance that you are using all-natural ingredients. Plus, they're all budget-friendly recipes to make! 

Cold and Cough Remedies

Homemade Shower Soothers

Got a pesky cough that just won’t go away? There’s nothing more frustrating than when you desperately need sleep to fight a cold, but you keep coughing yourself awake. These DIY remedies will soothe your sore throat, keep your coughs at a minimum, and open up your sinuses so that you can breathe easy—literally! There are even options for you to use in the bathroom so that you can take deep, clear breaths in the shower. Your body will fight back against your cold in no time.


If you struggle to convince your kids to eat cough drops when they are sick, then try these delicious, Soothing Peppermint Homemade Cough Drops

Natural Remedies for Irritated Skin

Home Remedy for Poison Ivy

Turn to this section if your skin is giving you a health dilemma! Whether you are trying to make an enormous bug bite calm down or you spent a little too long in the sun, there is a homemade remedy for you. After all, when your skin is as red as a tomato and not in an attractive way, who wants to run to the store for overpriced creams?

If you suffer from eczema, then you know that normal lotions sometimes just don’t cut the mustard. For some gentle but effective moisture, try this Natural Eczema and Psoriasis Balm

Unexpected Natural Home Remedies

Non-Greasy Essential Oil Muscle Rub

You will find remedies you never even thought of in this section. For example, did you know that you can make your own sunscreen free of toxic chemicals? Or did you know that if your spouse has a not-so-charming snoring problem, there is a homemade nasal decongestant he or she can use to minimize the snores? Don’t let the affordability and short ingredient lists of these recipes fool you—they definitely pack a punch.


Got a kink that seems like it’s here to stay? Tackle it with a good massage paired with this Non-Greasy Essential Oil Muscle Rub. It won’t stand a chance! 

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