Monday, September 10, 2012

Who Knew?

With the exception of Elmer's Glue, I haven't tried these so I don't know if they work. I did try the glue on a splinter and it worked.If you've tried any of these in the past and they've worked for you or haven't, let us know.
I'm curious about the Wesson oil, but I'm hesitant to try it on the kitties. Maybe, I'll run it by my buddy the vet tech.

Who knew? 

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops ofWesson 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. 
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. 
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
Gatoradecan 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 foraching 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 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 unsightlytoenail fungusby soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.  Vicks Vapor Rub does it too, put it under the nails.
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 ofFormula 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.

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 fastpain 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.


  1. I haven't tried any of these, but some of them make sense. Honey has a natural antiseptic.

  2. Some of these really work! Toothepaste is good for mosquitoe bites too!

  3. Shelley, Jennifer, I didn't know that. Thanks.

  4. Yeah, I knew quite a few of those. The thing is we choose to forget the simple stuff when faced with the over priced crap sold to us by celebrities