Today we shared more home remedy tips from the Who Knew? book from Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

STRESS: Many people hold stress in the area between their eyebrows, and in time, vertical stress lines will develop there. When you feel your brow knit together with concentration or stress, take a moment to pinch the muscle there, working from the center of the brow along the brow line in each direction with a thumb and a bent forefinger.

SLEEP: If you’re having trouble sleeping, there’s an all-natural insomnia cure. At bedtime, drink a glass of water, then let a pinch of salt dissolve on your tongue. Just make sure the salt doesn’t touch the roof of your mouth. Studies show the combination of salt and water can induce a deep sleep. The essential oil lavender is also good for this.

CANKER SORES: Hydrogen peroxide can help reduce and relieve canker sores. Simply mix one part peroxide with one part water, then dab on any affected area several times a day…or swish around in your mouth for as long as possible. If you feel a canker sore coming on but it hasn’t erupted yet, hold a slice of fresh garlic to the spot for 10 minutes. It’ll make your breath stink, but it will also stop the sore from forming.

RICE HEAT? Here’s a tip for a homemade heating pad. Add uncooked long grain rice to a sock and tie it shut. Whenever you need a little heat after a long day, stick it in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes and you’ll have soothing warmth. You can also add a little scent to the pillow by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the rice.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe