10. Peppermint Leaves
Peppermint has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is great for treating skin rashes, especially if caused by insect bites. Peppermint provides a cooling effect, taking the sting and itch out of a rash, as well as helping to reduce the inflammation and speed the healing. The quickest way to use peppermint is to pick some fresh leaves, rinse them well and crush them. Apply the crushed leaves to the affected skin for relief. Try freezing the crushed leaves to increase the cooling effect. Alternatively, you can buy peppermint ointments from your local drugstore or health shop.