Friday, March 16, 2007

Inexpensive Cure-Alls

A friend sent me the following information. I can't vouch for them since I haven't tried any yet. However, I do intend to try a few of these ideas. They make snese to me. Have any of you tried any of these home-made cures? If so, I would love to hear about it in my comment section.

Tape this inside your medicine cabinet!

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 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. 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 advertised for this use. ( Note : Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

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.

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 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.

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. Goodbye 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.

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.


Jackie said...

I have tried some of these, honey and vinegar for sore throat, honey on the face for blemishes, works great. Mix honey with cornmeal for a really nice face mask. You'll be glowing for days!

Kitty said...

These are neat ideas, I definitely plan to try them.

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog... I'm glad you did so I could find yours, and I have enjoyed it. I loved the joke about Hilary Clinton, hee, hee!! I've never too into politics, but that woman really scares me...

Have a lovely day!! :-)

Sis. Julie said...

This is really good info. I'm going to save this to my files for later reference. Thanks!!

Lyndy said...

Really great tips. I will especially try the eyeglass protection. I don’t wear glasses but I am always loosing screws in my sunglasses.

Penless Thoughts said...

Pam, thanks for the note on my Another About Me Meme making your niece very happy. Thrilled whenever we hear we've touched someones life.

Ashley said...

WOW!! Those are awesome!!! Haha the dog odor one is great! LOL

OOOOOOOOH thank you for posting the sore throat cure because I always get them and hate them so much! I'll have to try that next time!

Kim said...

I know that Coca Cola works on battery terminals. When the terminals are corroded, simply pour fresh Coke over them and it cleans them right up! The flat stuff won't work, I won't even drink that.

Jungle Mom said...

I have used the dawn detergent on the dogs and the Wesson oil for ear mites makes sense because the best way to get rid of head lice)Sorry, but it happens when you work with indians!= is to cover the head in cooking oil, slap on a shower cap for 24 hours. It smothers the live ones and softens the shells of the nits! WAALAAA no lice!
Also have used honey for skin infections.

Baptist Girl said...

these sound great. I am going to copy and sace them and try them out when one pops up.

One I use and I have to say it seems to work. When you cut yourself and your cut gets infected, I soak it in warm milk and crustless bread. I let the cut sit in the solution for about 3 minutes and I move my finger or whatever has a cut in it around.
It really seems to work *S*

Thanks for the great ideas!

RoseMary said...

What great tips. I have tried several of those that involve honey and vinegar and the dishwashing liquid does kill fleas! Thanks for a great post.