Achy muscles from a bout of the flu...
Mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish in a cup of olive oil.
Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil - for instant
relief for aching muscles.
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.
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
To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of
Listerine balm - a powerful antiseptic.
Soak a cotton ball in Heinz white vinegar
and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and
speeds up the healing process.
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
cleaning liquid. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve
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.
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
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.
Add a few drops of Dawn dish washing liquid
to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin
irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Hair balls from your cat...
To prevent troublesome hair balls, 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
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
headache pain almost immediately - without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional "pain relievers."
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 vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.
Forget those expensive rust removers - saturate an abrasive sponge with
Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The
phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
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.
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.
Pour a drop of Elmers Glue all over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to
the dried glue.
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
Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in
Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic
leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Urinary tract infection...
Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer 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
has never been advertised for this use.
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