One thing that I like to have in the garden is the Aloe Vera plant. It comes in quite handy to sooth and heal stings, slight burns, cuts and so on. And it not only works well on humans, but my animals have benefited from the plant as well.
One of the larger plants has started to bloom, as you can see in the photo. As this is actually the first time I have experienced an aloe blooming, I will be watching and photographing.
It is worth mentioning that, if for some reason you cannot grow or do not want to grow an aloe plant, you can purchase pure aloe gel in health food stores. In fact, I usually keep a bottle in the fridge when I need more than what my plant could supply. And, storing in the fridge makes the gel even more soothing, especially for irritated areas, sunburn, insect bites, etc.