Household Remedies (*Needs Indexing)

Spirit Keeper
Joined: 13 Mar 2002, 04:15

20 Apr 2010, 18:27 #1

A friend sent me this
information and I thought I’d post it in here just for reference if anyone’s


Who knew? 

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?

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 Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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 soothe the
pain and bring the boil to a head.

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

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.

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