Simple home DIY projects could make your home a haven for good health.

I’m not sure if the original inventor of this painkiller drink knew what they were doing, but it’s working well for me. 

I was once in a bad accident and couldn’t find relief from any medication.

Someone told me to try something natural, and I gave it a shot.

I found out last week that this recipe has been circulating all over the internet.

Everyone who tries it loves how quickly their pain goes away, and their appetite comes back. 

It all started with two common plants: mint and parsley, which can both be grown in your backyard.

Humankind has turned to mother nature throughout history to help us cure all sorts of ailments.

They are often using common house plants as the key ingredients in DIY medicines. 

For centuries it’s been common practice worldwide for people to use their surroundings to care for both themselves and their animals. 

Read more about how to make them for yourself below. 

Keep a Plant in Your Living Room to Increase Air Quality and Clean the Air

Inhaling the fresh and alive smell of a plant can give you a calming feeling and reduce stress and anxiety. 

Group of senior people resting on sofa in the living room and watching news on TV together
Add a plant in your living room. Plants are natural air purifiers.

Stress causes uneasiness and sometimes headaches.

If you care for your plant correctly, then it will also improve your living environment. 

Many people think this is just an urban legend with no scientific support. 

The latter half of the 20th century saw companies such as NASA trying to understand how plants affected humans psychologically in closed environments such as space shuttles. 

NASA wanted to know whether their astronauts would be able to relax on long missions using houseplants, so they started researching which flowers were most beneficial. 

We have studies saying that plants positively affect the air quality, make your house look better, improve mood, and act as natural air purifiers. 

Plant Some Lavender Around Your Garden for a Natural Mosquito Repellant

While the medical industry pumps billions into products to combat mosquitoes, many cheap DIY mosquito repellants work just as well. 

Malaria is not a joke, and you may want to avoid it, especially if you have small children.

For example, plant some lavender around your garden for a natural mosquito repellant. 

Lavender plant
Lavender acts as natural mosquito repellant

Mosquitoes hate the smell of lavender and will avoid any lavender-scented areas. 

Installing lavender plants in your garden is also much cheaper than buying expensive bug sprays every summer.

Lavender Flowers DIY Painkiller

Lavender flowers have for centuries worked as a natural remedy for headaches and migraines. 

Lavender plant flowers bunch used to make DIY painkillers
lavender flowers

To relieve pain from these ailments, add two tablespoons of lavender flower heads into a cup of boiling water.

Let it steep for ten minutes, then strain well before applying the DIY produce onto the area that hurts.

Be careful not to spill any on yourself. DIY lavender has a very distinct smell that can stain clothing.

Sew Some Eucalyptus Leaves into Your Pillow for DIY Anti-snoring

The vibration of soft tissue causes snoring as you breathe.

Snoring is not healthy for you as it can cause throat pain or sore throat. 

The eucalyptus leaf has a unique structure.

Beautiful eucalyptus plant twigs on white background
The perfect anti-snoring DIY

When sewn into a pillowcase, it will decrease snoring noise and keep your nasal passages clear.

You won’t have to resort to buying an expensive mouth guard or another device.

Cut Up Some Avocado with A Spoon and Make a DIY Face Mask

Avocado has high levels of vitamin E in it, which can soothe skin irritations and speed up wound healing time. 

Cut an avocado in half and scoop out the middle, mix it with a spoonful of honey and some water to make a DIY face mask.

Beauty, personal care, spa and skincare concept DIY
Treat your skin with face masks

Brew Some Indian Tobacco Leaves to Make DIY Painkillers 

Indian tobacco leaves are not actually from India. They’re from South America. 

The plant is related to the deadly nightshade family of plants and contains a range of toxic alkaloids.

They work as DIY painkillers—Indigenous tribes use them medicinally. 

They relieve pain from toothaches, stomach aches, headaches, and swelling from bites.

Make DIY painkiller mixtures using dried Indian tobacco leaves readily available in most garden centers and DIY shops. 


All you need to do is grind them down until they resemble DIY coffee grounds.

Vintage tobacco pipe, tobacco leaf and pipe tobacco
Tobacco leaves

Then mix one tablespoon of DIY painkiller with half a cup of boiling water. 

You can add honey or lemon juice, but it’s not necessary. 

DIY Painkillers tend to be very bitter, so it’s unlikely that anyone would drink enough of them to make sweeteners necessary.

That is unless they’re determined to kill the taste!

When ready, strain the DIY painkiller in a glass, then drink it.

Too much DIY Painkiller isn’t good for you.

The dose contained within one cup of natural DIY Painkillers is unlikely to be dangerous unless mixed with other medications or alcohol.

Use lemon and Mint to Create an All-Natural Ice Pack for Sore Muscles and Joints.

Make DIY painkillers by extracting the juice of fresh lemons mixed with mint.

This painkiller is so effective because lemon has antiseptic properties which help prevent infections.

Mint has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce swelling. 

Lemon and mint lemonade DIY in dark glass and jug serving with copper straw.
lemon and mint lemonade

As well as this, the combination of lemon and mint makes a highly refreshing DIY painkiller.

To make DIY painkillers from lemon and mint, cut a lemon in half and discard as much flesh as possible. 

Cut up fresh mint leaves and place inside the lemon half. Use as many or as few as you like depending on how strong you want your DIY painkiller to be. 

The amount of DIY painkillers made per lemon will depend on how large it is, but they can usually create between 3-4 DIY painkillers. 

Once filled, place the DIY painkillers into a freezer for at least 2 hours before using. 

You can then take one out when required and allow it to thaw until soft enough to apply where needed.

Massage in circular motions until absorbed fully.

Drink Peppermint Tea When You Have a Headache or Stomach Ache

It’s soothing and pain-relieving!

Peppermint tea has a high concentration of Caffeine.

Caffeine relieves headaches, as well as many other pains.

Peppermint tea is easy to make and has many benefits. 

Hot peppermint Tea DIY with fresh mint leaves and sugar candy
Peppermint tea!

What you need:

– Two teaspoons of dried peppermint or three teaspoons of fresh mint.

If you are using fresh mint, remove the leaves from their stems

– A saucepan for boiling water

– A cup to contain your DIY painkiller. Preferably glass if you plan on putting it on your skin.


Boil two cups of water in the saucepan. 

Once boiled, add in 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint or 3 of fresh mint. 

If using fresh mint, leave the pan uncovered and allow it to simmer for five minutes. 

If using dried peppermint, gently cover your saucepan and boil their leaves for two minutes.

Remove the liquid from the heat and strain it into your cup. 

Allow your DIY painkiller to cool slightly before drinking.

Be careful not to burn yourself!

Create a Potpourri by Mixing Dried Flowers, Spices, Herbs, and Essential Oils in a Bowl

Don’t throw out those dried flowers, spices, herbs, and essential oils. Save them up. Dried plants don’t rot. 

Mix them to form DIY Potpourri – it’s simple!

Do not suffer from headaches due to bad smells!

First, gather your dried plants. 

You can mix most types of plants to make DIY Potpourri.

However, some work better than others.

Composition with aroma oil diffuser lamp and décor details. Aromatherapy and health care concept.
Let’s talk about aroma!

An excellent DIY potpourri includes:

– Dried lavender flowers 

– Dried rosemary leaves 

– Cinnamon sticks

– Bay leaves

– Whole cloves

The next step is to find a bowl you’d like to use as the DIY potpourri bowl. 

If you want something more decorative, you can buy one.

After you’ve gathered the DIY potpourri ingredients together into a single bowl, it’s time to prepare DIY Potpourri for use by mixing in aromatic spices, herbs, and essential oils.

– 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers 

– 2 tablespoons dried bay leaves 

– 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Mix all of the ingredients well. Make sure to distribute everything evenly throughout the DIY Potpourri. 

You can now place DIY Potpourri where it will be most fragrant.

It could be near an open window, inside wardrobes, or dresser drawers sprinkle some between each layer of clothing.

You could also place it at the front door, etc. 

DIY Potpourri is not just for decoration.

It is also a natural DIY air freshener that you can use daily to keep your home smelling clean and fresh all year round!

Aloe Vera DIY painkiller method

Aloe Vera is the number one DIY painkiller creating plant because it has many uses outside DIY painkiller purposes.

That means you will never waste it. 

It is important to note that DIY painkillers are for short-term use only, as they can be dangerous if kept up over a long time.

Aloe Vera acts as an antibiotic in small amounts when applied topically, helping to prolong the DIY painkiller’s overall effect.

Use Aloe Vera as a traditional treatment for burns and sunburns.

That is because it helps to reduce redness and swelling while speeding up the healing process. 

Some also turn aloe into a cream by mixing it with oil or shea butter to make a painkiller to massage into joints for arthritis relief.

Aloe Vera plant
Aloe Vera!


– Cut off a leaf from the aloe plant.

Make sure leaves are mature enough to avoid any discomfort when using Aloe Vera DIY painkiller dressing on the cut.

– Clean the area around the cut with water and pat dry with a paper towel or cloth. 

That is necessary so that your Aloe Vera DIY painkiller will stick properly.

– Place aloe Vera painkiller dressing onto the clean area.

– Leave aloe Vera DIY painkiller dressing on for around 30 minutes, then remove the dressing and clean the area with water.

Apply a light layer of petroleum jelly to stop infection.

Chew Ginger or Suck On a Lemon or Lime Instead of Ibuprofen for Headaches

Because DIY painkillers are essentially sugar, they don’t cause stomach irritation.

That is why more and more people are opting for these DIY options over store-bought chemical medications that only act as painkillers for a limited amount of time. 

You can customize DIY painkillers to your tastes.

If you’re tired of chewing on a raw ginger root or sucking on limes, here are some DIY painkiller recipes you can try at home.

Ginger Root Tea

Cup of ginger tea with ginger root around DIY
Ginger root tea

-Steam one cup of water

-Add several slices of fresh ginger root (or even better-ginger powder)

-Steep until the tea is cooled enough to drink.

Drinking ginger tea several times a day can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Lime DIY Painkiller

-Slice one lime into thin wedges

-Suck on a piece to reduce pain for up to an hour. 

Lime slices
Suck on lime to reduce pain

The DIY painkiller also has some antibacterial properties that alleviate symptoms of colds and flu. 

Use DIY painkillers when they are still fresh because they lose their potency over time.

Notes: One study showed that limes contain ten times the amount of vitamin C found in lemons.

Sucking on a lime can be just as effective as popping a pill.

DIY Painkiller from Tree Oil that Reduces Pain from Bites

You can use tree oil or essential oils to create DIY painkillers to relieve insect bites like mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and hornets. 

To alleviate itching, dab a drop of tea tree oil on mosquito bites.

It helps in reducing swelling and prevents infection. 

The same approach could also ease the irritation caused by other common insects like lice and fleas. 

Also, place a couple of drops of lavender oil on your pillow before going off to sleep at night.

Inhale its sweet scent when you wake up the following day for instant relief from discomforting bug bites.

pouring oil from bottle into glass bowl, olive tree leaves and olive on wooden surface
Tree Oil

How to make DIY Painkillers using Tree Oil?

Tree oil DIY painkillers can be concocted at home using ingredients readily available around you. 

Here are a few recipes.

For bee stings:

Mix witch hazel or tea tree oil with calamine lotion, then dab onto wounds immediately after being stung by bees before the wound swells up. 

You can also apply calendula ointment or aloe Vera gel to soothe the affected area further.

To relieve pain from mosquito bites: 

You need to mix witch hazel, lemon oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil equally. 

Witch hazel
Witch hazel plant!

Apply the solution on mosquito bite wounds before it starts itching. 

One more DIY painkiller option is to mix coconut oil, baking soda, and lavender oil, then apply it directly to the affected areas using a cotton bud. 

You could also use calamine lotion mixed with lemon juice to reduce itchiness caused by insect bites.

Dab it on the affected area after mixing with water.

Chamomile Sleep Aid DIY Painkiller 

When you have a painful headache, the last thing you want to do is go out in search of medicine. 

DIY painkillers are common alternatives for those who wish to avoid harmful chemicals and additives. 

Chamomile DIY painkillers are an excellent example, using chamomile tea bags for their effectiveness.

You will need

– 1 cup of boiling water

– 3 chamomile dried herbs

– 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)


Cup of chamomile tea
Chamomile DIY Sleep aid painkiller

Brew your chamomile tea by heating your water then pouring it into an empty mug with the dried herbs inside.

Cover with a saucer or small plate to keep the heat locked in. 

Allow it to sit for five minutes before removing the chamomile tea bag and enjoying it! 

The DIY painkiller has a long-lasting effect that will calm you and allow you to drift into a peaceful night’s sleep.

If you feel like getting creative, try adding honey for an extra kick of flavor and nourishment. 

It also gives it a pale yellow color that may be aesthetically pleasing.

Make sure not to add too much to avoid the DIY painkiller from losing its effectiveness.

Fresh Ginger Juice Mixed with Honey DIY Painkiller for Nausea

If you’re feeling nauseous after eating something that disagrees with you, drink some fresh ginger juice mixed with honey to settle your stomach. 

Ginger’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties make it an excellent remedy for nausea of all kinds.

Since honey has mild antibiotic properties of its own, it may help keep your illness from developing into something worse. 

honey with ginger
honey ginger for tea on a table

It’ll also give you a dose of healthy energy to let you focus on getting better.

Add some raw garlic to ginger juice if the smell is too strong for you.

It’ll also boost your body’s natural defenses by strengthening your immune system. 

Plus, the combination will have a slightly more powerful effect on reducing nausea than either solution would have on its own.

Puerto Rican bay tree (Cordia Sebesta) DIY painkiller method

Puerto Rican tree DIY painkiller method works by encouraging blood flow and also has a numbing effect.

It, therefore, causes a stop in the ache. It is especially effective on headaches!

– Cut off leaves from the plant and place them in a saucepan. Please make sure they are mature enough to be soft enough for this process.

If they are not soft, your DIY painkiller will not work 

– Fill the saucepan with water.

 – Put the pan on the stove and wait until it is boiling. Let it steam for around two minutes. 

DIY painkillers are now ready to be applied to a wound or cut 3-5 times a day for temporary relief from aches and pains.


Did you know that you can make painkillers at home? 

Make these medications from common house plants, so they’re easy to find and easy on the wallet. 

The best part is that these DIY painkillers work just as well as store-bought versions!

I know these DIYs are amazing! But don’t take my word for it. 

Try them out yourself, and let us know what has worked best for you in the comments below! 

What other natural remedies have helped with pain relief before? We’re always looking to add new ones!

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