Monday, June 15, 2009

Want a Tip?

Morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! We did...peaceful! I got this list of nifty little tips that I thought I'd share with you, in an email from my friend, Ellani. Have a great day!!

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.
Update: New post on my RANT blog


Jeanette said...

I must print out this post and keep it for further reference. I definitely will try the toothpaste as a burn salve. Thanks for posting these!

Lynn said...

I'm printing out as I simple home remedies. Thanks so much for posting. :D

Sally said...

Some GREAT tips! Thanks to you and your friend! Have a wonderful day. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

Launi said...

Holy cow! This stuff is great! I'm going after those rotten yellow jacket right now!
thanks man...

Brenda said...

Whoa, makes you wonder; if 409 will kill bugs, what is it doing to us? Great tips Miz Donna!

Brit. (lille meg) said...

Thank you for sharing, again!
Yes, I think I got these tips on mail from you some times ago. But now you remind me once more. Thank yoy, Donna! Have a great day!:-)

Daniela said...

They all looked pretty cool except for the horseradish and oil. I'm pretty sure if I had the flu and was achy, I wouldn't want to smell like that..haha. Except maybe if I was eating some prime rib with it.

Trisha said...

This was a great post. Learned a lot!

Sandi McBride said...

Your Blog isn't just for fun anymore! Now if I didn't know...I

kimberly said...

great info....i need to print this off!!!! thanks miz donna!

Donna said...

Great tips! I use Simple Green to kill bugs on contact.

Faery said...

Thank you so much for these great tips but I won't keep them in mind...I'll print them...don't you have a tip for bad memory?
he he Donna I'll show you the trick with the eggs in a new post 8)

Joni said...

I've heard of some of these...always fun to have a few tricks up your sleeve, thanks for the tips!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh this is a great post i must save this off to print. Hugshugs xoxox

Jeannette StG said...

Hey thanks - some tips I didn't know of!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! Thanks for all these great tips!