During the summer months we all spend a lot more time outdoors, soaking up the sun on warm evenings, al fresco dining in the garden and taking long walks in the park. However Mother Nature isn\u2019t always so kind to us, there are more bees and wasps about, meaning we\u2019re more susceptible to getting stung, along with other unfortunate accidents that can happen. To make sure you know what to do next time you\u2019re picked on by nature, our health expert and Colonic Hydrotherapist Victoria Cooper gives you her health tips for summer! Bee & wasp stings Have you been stung by a wasp drunk on ripe fruit from the bushes and trees whilst on a summer picnic? The best thing to do is take some white vinegar and cotton pads along in a small container in the picnic basket, and dab it on the sting. \u00a0This works to help minimise the pain and swelling. If it\u2019s a bee that has come along and stung you then the best thing to do is dab some bicarbonate of soda on a damp cotton pad and place over the sting. The reason for this is that wasp stings are alkaline and require acid to soothe them, whereas bee stings are acid, and therefore need to be counteracted with alkaline. Blackberry bush splinters If you\u2019ve been taking a leisurely walk through fields and been pricked by a blackberry bush then there is a much simpler and effective cure over the \u201cburning match with needle\u201d trick. We recommend using clove oil. Let a few drops fall onto where the splinter entered the skin. After a few minutes re-apply and soon enough the splinter will fall out on its own. Oven burns This is one tip that can be used all year round, but can be especially helpful during summer if you\u2019re having company over for dinner. If you\u2019ve slightly burnt yourself whilst taking a hot tray or dish out the oven then the best thing you can do is slather some runny honey over the burn. This prevents oxygen from reaching the wound (helping to keep it sterile), and reduces the pain. However please note if the burn is more serious, it may need urgent medical attention. Keep smelly feet at bay\u00a0 When it\u2019s hot outside you will often find yourself perspiring, especially your feet if you\u2019re doing lots of walking. But if you want to keep your feet smelling sweet during the warmer months then put a few drops of peppermint oil onto your shoes and sandals to help keep any bad smells from surfacing. Thank you Victoria, for giving us some great tips on natural remedies. If you\u2019re interested in your inner health and want to find out more about our health and well being treatments, including our Colonic Hydrotherapy at Chelsea & St Johns Wood then call us on 020 3135 0246 or book a complimentary consultation here.