Throw away any unused or out of date medicines so your cabinet contains only what it should. Organise them in clear baskets, ideally labelled according to categories: painkillers, antiseptics, cold/flu, vitamins and so on, so that all are easy to access; ensuring that they are out of reach of little children. You should never put your medicine cupboard over the oven or anything else that radiates heat!
Shannon added to Valerie’s medicines by giving her: a jar of vegemite; good for drawing out splinters as the yeast makes the skin swell. Just smear some vegemite on the skin the splinter is under and cover with a band aid and leave on overnight. Next morning the splinter will just slip out. Paw Paw cream; which is like a first aid balm - is great for skin problems, anything from rashes and grazes to swelling and bruises. Tea Tree Oil - an anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal and Lavender oil which when rubbed into temples or the base of your thumb is effective for headaches as well as reducing anxiety. It also acts as an insect repellent – simply mixing one drop in a litre of water, spray it lightly over your skin and rub it in.
For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here