Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HELPFUL "House Work" HINTS: Natural Remedies

  1. Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers OR take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
  2. Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
  3. Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
  4. Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish in ½ cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 min, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
  5. Sore Throat?? Just mix ¼ cup of vinegar with ¼ cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon  six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 asoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly (remember to avoid getting in the eyes).
  8. 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 again.
  9. Balm for broken blisters. To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
  10. Easy eyeglass protection.. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  11. Coca-Cola cure for rust. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with coca cola & scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
  12. Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer. If bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
  13. Smart splinter remover ..... just pour a drop of elmers glue all over the splinter, let dry, & peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue. This works so well with children.
  14. Or when You get a splinter, reach for scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly & easily.
  15. Hunt's tomato paste "boil" cure. Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
  16. White vinegar to heal bruises. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for one hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
  17. Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath & shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Vaseline cure for hairballs. To prevent troublesome hairballs, 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.

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