Our Best Kept Summer Secrets

Natural Remedies for Summer related Ailments… It is a Secret no more!

Between all of us (Jackie, Amanda, Zoe and Tara) we put our heads together to provide you with a list of common Summer Ailments and the best products, remedies, recipes and more! If you are here on our Blog you are likely passionate about living the most natural and healthful life much like us. These remedies are mainly natural and the products are all approved by Jackie (seeing as we sell most of them!). The list is in alphabetical order based on Ailment or Issue at hand. Links will take you to products on our online store or other articles that are also very helpful! As you go through you will see which items Jackie, Zoe, Amanda and Tara see as a Summer “must-have”.


Allergies/Hay Fever



Chapped Lips

Cuts, scrapes, and other wounds

Digestive System Upsetgut fx powder boyds alternative health

Includes; gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, belly pains.

ZOE’S PICK – “With how easily upset my tummy can get, I don’t go anywhere without Gut-FX. I can now enjoy the foods I want to during camping season too!” – Zoe Clein

Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion symptoms;

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Intense Thirst
  • Muscle Weakness/Cramps
  • Excessive sweating, cold clammy skin
  • Slow / weak heartbeat
  • Confusion, Anxiety, and/or dizziness

What to do?

  • Find a cooler area preferably with an air conditioner or fan
  • Drink water
  • Place a cold compress on the back of your neck, wrists and behind the knees or take a cool shower

Heat Stroke symptoms;

  • Body Temperature over 104°F
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Confusion or fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased sweating, warm, flush, dry skin
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Decreased urination
  • Green, violent diarrhea

What to do?

  • Call 911 immediately and try to cool the person by removing any hats, shoes or sweaters
  • Place cold compress on the back of the neck, wrists and behind the knees


  • A pinch of Real Salt in your water bottle each day

Infection, Fever, Inflammation

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AMANDA’S PICK – “Lavender Essential oil is so versatile! From bug bites, to allergies, to burns and scrapes. Lavender is my go to. Plus it helps calm the family when I need it to!” – Amanda Rempfer

Mosquito Repellent  

  • Amanda’s Bug Spray
  • Citronella essential oil
  • Mozi-Q
  • Purification Oil (diffuse or drops on back of chairs etc)

“Thyme/lemon/rosemary oils sprinkled on some wood chips that have been soaked in water, place this in tinfoil and let it “cook” on the edge of your bonfire to keep bugs away.”  – Jackie Boyd

 Rodents (deterring them from holiday trailers etc.)

Sprains, strains, and sporting injuries

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“If there is one thing from the office I be sure to have on hand, it would have to be Jackie’s extreme skin cream! It’s kind of like my Frank’s Hot Sauce if you’ve ever heard that token saying?! I put that ‘Stuff’ on everything!! The most soothing cream I have found for sunburn, bites, scrapes, rashes, eczema, dry patches but delicate enough I use it for a daily face moisturizer too.” – Tara Reed

Sun Protection

  • BLOG: Find the Best Natural Sunscreen with these Tips

Ticks & Fleas (pets)

Summer Essentials Mix n Match!

This year we have put a fun spin on the Summer Essentials Kit. You may have some leftover products from last year so, here is a great opportunity to get even more products for your kit at a great DISCOUNT! This 15% discount is only available for the month of May so don’t hesitate.

Summer Essentials Mix n Match Free Carry Bag 15% DiscountMix and Match a minimum of 5 of these 10 items and you will get 15% off AND a free carry bag.

  • Respiractin
  • Mozi-Q Chewable Tablets
  • Cross-Tape
  • Jackie’s Extreme Cream
  • Healing and Soothing Ointment
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Pranarom – Lavender Essential Oil
  • R1 – Infection, Fever, Inflammation
  • R55+ Cream
  • R30 Universal Ointment

To ensure you qualify for the Discount (15%) and the free carry bag, you must:

  • purchase minimum of 5 items to make the kit (for discount and free carry bag). 
  • purchase only one of each item in the kit
  • purchase only the items shown above (choice of 10)
  • purchase must be made instore, via email or phone. This is not available in the Online Store at this time. 

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Phone: 403-947-2389

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