What's the paleo-solution?
Sunburns right now I use Aloe Vera direct from the plant. I take Vitamin D daily and have a good tan, but get burned some days when I don't pay attention to how long I've been outside.
Bugbites... I eat Garlic daily. Virtually all our cooking includes garlic. I get devoured by Mosquitos in the afternoon. What else can I do to neutralize the bites and prevent future ones.
asked byStephen_Aegis (22913)
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on June 06, 2010
at 10:05 PM
The only things I have used in the field outside of deet (because I didn't know any better) that seemed to actually work were: rubbing the garlic, rosemary, and basil over my skin. Its easy to carry, and light weight.
And, this is a bit controversial and probably not paleo/primal, but when you drink whiskey your skin emits unfavorable smells that the bugs avoid.
on June 07, 2010
at 02:55 AM
I've heard coconut oil (and other saturated fats, probably) are good for sunburn, both taken internally and applied topically, and for both prevention and healing.
I think I heard that ash prevents bug bites, too, but I can't remember where. And I'm too new to Paleo to have had a chance to test these yet.