Natural Medicine Cabinet: 5 Healthy DIY Balms & Salves

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If you've moved toward more natural products everywhere but your medicine cabinet, it might be time for an overhaul. Make a few of these all-natural DIY balms and salves, and you'll be prepared for everything from burns to insomnia.

  1. Help burns heal faster with this calendula- and echinacea- filled balm from The Militant Baker.
  2. Get ready for gardening season and make a big batch of hand salve for you and your favorite gardeners. From Crunchy Betty.
  3. Banish insomnia and finally get a full night's rest with the help of this scented balm from Oak Hill Homestead.
  4. Did you scrape yourself while working on your new place? Prevent infection with a healthy, DIY antibacterial cream. From Popsugar.
  5. Why use a chemical-laden bug spray for summer hikes and barbecues, when you could make this coconut oil based bug repellent balm instead? From Health Impact News Daily.

(Image credits: The Militant Baker; Crunchy Betty; Oak Hill Homestead; Popsugar; Health Impact News Daily)

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.