Home Remedy Tips: Using Items Around the House to Improve your Health
Posted Sep 22 2008 11:00am
Earlier this morning I received a really great email that contained some common and not so common homemade remedies for various ailments. It is a great way to use items around the house to cure just about any common health issue you may have. I thought these were helpful and thought you might too.
Arthritis Pain Relief 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.
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.
Blisters To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
Boils Cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste as a compress. The acid from the tomatoes soothes the pain and brings the boil to a head.
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.
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.
Burns Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
Dog Odor The next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe him down with Bounce, or any dryer sheet. Instantly makes your dog smell springtime fresh!
Ear Mites Eliminate Ear Mites with 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.
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.
Fleas Kill Fleas Instantly by adding a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid to your dog's bath. Shampoo thoroughly, then rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas!
Headache Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Sore Muscles Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore Throat Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. Vinegar kills bacteria.
Splinters Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, then peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the glue.
Stuffed Nose Before you buy 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.
Toenail Fungus Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Urinary Tract Infections To cure urinary tract infections just dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. It begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product has never been advertised for this use.
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