Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Healthy Makeover with these Natural Remedies
When was the last time you went into your bathroom and opened up your medicine cabinet? Hopefully, you haven’t needed to recently. But if you were to take a peek inside, would yours look like mine did a while back: like an antiquated mini apothecary with expired, discolored bottles half filled with questionable ingredients you don’t recognize and may even be harmful?
For your sake, I hope not! And I’ll bet most people don’t think about their medicine cabinet much.
But what if I asked you this question. If there was a safe, natural product that worked just as good, if not better, than a product with unrecognizable ingredients and so many scary side effects, which would you choose?
At Maty’s, we believe in having access to pure, simple and natural products to address life’s minor health issues. That is why we challenge you to rethink your medicine cabinet with whole food health alternatives.
We’re not asking you to throw away all drugs and medications in there, only your doctor can do that. We are merely asking you to revisit your medicine cabinet and rethink what is necessary to have on hand. Take a good look at the products you have in there and see if you recognize and can pronounce the ingredients. If not, more than likely those ingredients aren’t very good for you.
And just as important, take time to re-organize your products to create a safe-proof space for you and your loved ones.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’re here to help you with our Maty’s Mom Hack Medicine Cabinet Checklist and Shopping list:
Check expiration dates and discard anything that has expired.
Check ingredient lists and if the product is not absolutely necessary, throw away any containing petroleum, hydrogenated oils, parabens, phthalates, flavors (natural or artificial), fragrances, artificial preservatives, color additives or artificial sweeteners.
Check for any allergens in your products. Commonly allergic ingredients include corn, soy, wheat, and dairy.
Tip: print or save our lists onto your phone for future keeping!
Maty’s Organic Cough Syrups: They not only calm a cough but give a powerful immune boost if taken regularly.
Rescue Remedy: A flower essence that helps relieve stress, terror and panic in a natural way, with no side effects or drug interaction.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Used to shorten the duration of a cold. Here’s how.
Arnica Montana: A homeopathic remedy that brings healing to an injury and reduces bruising. Every family should have this on hand.
Benydryll: Helps ward off any allergic reaction. (Great to have on hand with kids visiting. You never know who has serious allergies and may need it in an emergency.)
Oil of Wild Oregano: Proven to be a powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and overall antimicrobial.
Turmeric Extract: In a clinical study, Turmeric extract outperformed drugs in the NSAIDs group, in reducing pain and inflammation relief.
While there’s no such thing as a completely childproof home, practicing our guidelines and welcoming whole food health alternatives can help to create a more safe space for your family. We hope this year you join us in taking the steps necessary to ensure a safer home. You, too, will benefit and rest easy knowing your kids are safe from harm’s way. Additionally, you’ll be prepared with all the essential remedies to keep your family happy and healthy this cough and cold season.