Monsoon. Sigh. The ideal season for the right-out-of-a-Bollywood-movie hot steaming cup of chai and those irresistible pakodas.
In equal measure, it is the season that brings along pesky pests, squelchy footwear and a home full of half dried clothes.
So, here are a few things to keep the home and the herd (family) moisture-free this monsoon.
Natural remedies work wonders to keep away the dampness from your home.
#1 Use neem to naturally cleanse the home of that musty smell. Place a bunch of neem leaves inside wardrobes to ward off the moist smell and keep pests away too!
#2 Use camphor to absorb moisture from wardrobes and places that tend to get damp in the monsoon.
#3 Make sure no moist or wet clothes make their way to the wardrobe. And it might be time to wash those smelly socks after all?
Medicinal plants like Tulsi keep mosquitoes at bay.
Tips for your family
Seasonal changes often come with their own share of health concerns but they need not dampen the spirits (pun intended) of the household.
#1 Water-borne diseases are in action this season, so preferably use only filtered and/or boiled water for consumption.
#2 Avoid raw foods, especially when going out. Keep the menu for the season full of warm food such as soups.
#3 Liberally lather mosquito repellent onto the little ones when they go out to play. Give them a nice warm bath after they come back drenched. Boil neem leaves in water and use that for giving the kids’ a bath. It is known to keep away fungal infections that are common during the rains.
#4 If you you or your kids tend to get cold and cough, follow natural remedies for quick relief.
#5 If your children are getting bored indoors, read to them! Check out these books 9 Must Reads For Your Kid To Feel The Monsoon Magic!, Boost Your Immunity During Monsoons
Get wet in the rains and enjoy the monsoons!
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