Old Home Remedies-tips...from your household supplies...
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects
caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an
excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced
inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of
curiously strong Altoid Peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon
of Horseradish in a cup of Olive Oil. Let the mixture sit for
30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching
Sore Throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with
1/4 cup of honey and take 1tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar
kills the bacteria.
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer.
Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of
the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract
infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never been
advertised for this use.
Eliminate puffiness under your eyes..... All you need
is a dab of Preparation H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding
the eyes. The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the
Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish
with a dab of honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills
the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid
of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine
mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy
Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in
eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear
Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those
expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola
and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets
the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If
menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you
can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop
to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover... just pour a drop of
Elmer's Glue all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off
the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... cover the boil
with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress The acids from the tomatoes soothes
the pain and brings the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken
blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.
Heinz Vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton
ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar
reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn Dish Washing Liquid
does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal
thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog
comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or
any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of
Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a
cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin,
smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Vaseline cure for hair balls..... To prevent
troublesome hair balls, apply a dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly to your
cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its
stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief.... It's not
for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a
bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the
mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.