Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A different kind of food for thought....

A few random tips....

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. (I hope I never have ear mites and need to know this)

Kills fleas instantly... Dawn Dishwashing 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. (I hope I never have flees either! But my cat sometimes gets them, even though she's an indoor cat.)

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.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers? (I always forget to try this when I get a headache. I just reach for the Motrin. I need to pin this to the bottle of Motrin as a reminder to try before I take the Motrin.)

Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns? (LOL...OK, the first time I read this I thought it said, "Chocolate toothpaste" and my initial reaction was "ewwwww.")

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. (I use my inhaler way too often, I need to try this.)

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon 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. (OK...I'll let someone else try this one first! Let me know if anyone knows if this works or not.)

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria. (Silver, didn't you mention this one before?)

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.

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 again. (I've heard of using Listerine as a mosquito repellant. I got some at the store today to try and I'll let you guys know if it works.)

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.

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.

Balm for broken blisters... to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful anti septic.

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.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... it's not for breakfast any more! 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.

This has been a publc service announcement...LOL

Do you have any tips to share?

Have a great day!!
Peace and Love,


Liza said...

I've heard that Vick's vaper rub will also clear up a toenail fungus. In fact, I have a friend who always uses it since her insurance doesn't cover the actual meds that will cure it. My grandmother also swears by it.

Alannah Lynne said...

Hmmmmm....makes me think twice about swiping that stuff under my nose (on my upper lip) when I have a cold!!! LOL