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Suzanne DeRosa says ...
I would love to know if any one has tried (with success) a nautral mosquito repellant safe for children. I'm afraid of West Nile enough to keep them inside :(
06/15/2008 8:29:05 PM CDT
Helen says ...
Thanks for sharing- these suggestions. I to plan on adding some of these to my camping camping kit.
06/15/2008 8:43:08 PM CDT
Jen says ...
Thank you for creating this series. I have been a shopper in your stores for years, and it is nice to have more information about the products, and ideas for their use.
06/16/2008 7:51:52 AM CDT
Jen says ...
When I was 12 years old, we went on a family vacation on a house boat. I had the worst sunburn you can imagine. That night the local marina turned my parents onto a remedy called "fish oil". I'm not sure if that was a brand name, or if it was literally fish oil, it certainly smelled strongly of fish. The next morning the sunburn was gone, and turned to tan. Do you know anything about a product like this?
06/16/2008 8:03:28 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Terri I contacted our Private Label Customer Questions on your behalf and apparently, while there are no immediate plans for a 365 sunscreen or toner, we are looking into the possibility of a sunscreen. We'll keep you posted!
06/16/2008 3:00:17 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Jen Both Maila and I were unsuccessful in finding any real research about the use of raw eggs on sunburns. Sorry!
06/17/2008 3:41:35 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Suzanne I've traveled extensively through India and Thailand and I found that the best mosquito repellents were the ones that were lemongrass and eucalyptus based. The natural alternatives smell a thousand times better than DEET and work just as well in my opinion.
06/17/2008 3:54:09 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Jen I haven't been successful in figuring out what the 'fish oil' is - but if you ever get a chance to go back to that marina, let us know what it is!
06/17/2008 3:55:25 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Ashley I know arnica is generally not recommended for internal use - If I were you, I'd consult with a physician or pharmacist to see if it would be okay in any dosage internally.
06/17/2008 4:08:59 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Hey let me know about that fish oil too, I have a horrific burn at the moment. Not sure my co-workers will enjoy the smell :)
06/18/2008 4:26:51 AM CDT
Heather says ...
I really enjoyed the link Winnie posted above, it has this info in a print format! For those that missed it in the roll: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wholebody/begood/index.html
06/18/2008 7:59:50 AM CDT
mod*mom says ...
my husband has a terrible allergic reaction to sunblock right now. I gave him some fleurasone cream from whole foods instead of cortizone. what else can he use? he has large itchy swollen bumps that are lighter than the rest of his skin. the itching is intense + he can't sleep
06/18/2008 7:56:10 PM CDT
mod*mom says ...
i meant cortisone
06/18/2008 7:56:31 PM CDT
Michelle North of the 49 says ...
My mom always kept an aloe vera plant in her bedroom. Anytime we had a burn or cut, she would break a piece off and squirt the juice on the wound. I really liked the piece they did on bug bites. I am allergic to bug repellents and also to the mosquito bites themselves. (When bitten by mosquitoes, our family swells up much worse than most people, to the point that the skin will crack open and ooze.) For this reason, I am very interested in natural repellents to ward off bugs. Thanks for sharing this. michelle
06/19/2008 8:44:55 AM CDT
Bobby Bailey says ...
Hi, I enjoyed the podcast! I am always ready to learn something new especially if it's natural. When I was growing up and got a bee sting, my parents would put a past of baking soda and water on it and it always felt better soon after! I am glad to hear the hints about mosquito bite relief and prevention that does not require using products with strong cemicals! Thanks for the great, informative podcast!
06/19/2008 8:47:02 AM CDT
Anulla says ...
Interesting podcast. My favorite natural rememdy, believe it or not, is plain old mud. Yep, mud. You can get almost total relief from a hornet, wasp, or bee sting by slapping some mud directly on the sting. It relieves the pain, swelling and redness. And, as I learned while tramping through a Scottish field and stepping in the wrong place, mud works on stinging nettles, too.
06/19/2008 9:31:05 AM CDT
Fangirl says ...
I know it's a popular one, but I have to agree that Aloe is wonderful. I once got sooooo incredibly sunburned that I was sick. A friend brought me some big juicy aloe leaves and they were the only thing that eased my pain. I am convinced it is the best solution for sunburn.
06/19/2008 9:33:31 AM CDT
Rory says ...
Mud mud mud! If you can find it indeed it works wonders. I believe the history of the facial "mark" stems from the natural qualities of mud and clay.
06/19/2008 12:28:25 PM CDT
mom2gabnnat says ...
My daughter recently had a bout of lice and we've used peppermint oil shampoo to kill them and a tea tree/olive oil/shampoo mixture to repel them. Aloe for burns is also a must have.
06/20/2008 1:33:23 AM CDT
Deborah Stinson says ...
vitamin e for cuts and to prevent scarring. you have to put it on more than once for it to work but I fell off my bike once and put it on my bruised and scraped knee for about a week and it healed better than it would have from first aid cream. it helps heal many things
06/20/2008 1:34:39 AM CDT
Renee says ...
baking soda for bug bites! I learned this trick in Girl Scouts as a kid. I still remember the tiny bag of baking soda in my bandaid box first aid kit! our kits had bandaids, a few gause pads, some first aid tape, the baking soda & a quarter(because back then, that's how much it costs to call for help - before 911!)
06/20/2008 1:37:04 AM CDT
Cataroo says ...
I keep a large aloe plant in my house for burns of all kinds!
06/20/2008 1:38:48 AM CDT
weeblet says ...
tamanu oil for burns and scars- try it!!
06/20/2008 1:40:03 AM CDT
bebemiqui says ...
I keep meaning to get an aloe vera plant...that was one of my mom's favorite tricks. I loved the feel of it on a burn.
06/20/2008 1:41:19 AM CDT
Uniquely Yours says ...
I don't know if this works or not, but my great grandfather always wanted to put chewing tobacco on everything like a bee sting. Whether it works or not I don't know.
06/20/2008 1:43:57 AM CDT

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