My Carbon Footprint: Oat baths and make-up for badgers

Kate Hughes can feel a dive into the world of natural remedies coming on – but she’s not about to eat a red thing she can’t identify

Wednesday 20 April 2022 21:30 BST
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<p>Like every other household in the UK containing a primary-aged small, it seems, chicken pox has arrived</p>

Like every other household in the UK containing a primary-aged small, it seems, chicken pox has arrived

If “try not to scratch” comes out of my mouth one more time, I’m going to explode, let alone the seven-year-old clenching her teeth in a bid to resist the urge to sink her nails into her own skin in search of the briefest respite.

Like every other household in the UK containing a primary-aged small, it seems, chicken pox has arrived.

A quick check in with the oracle – the WhatsApp mums’ group (and I’m afraid it sadly still is the mums and carers – precious few of the blokes get involved in ours) – has come up with a blinder of a natural remedy though – the oat bath.

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