Subject: Fw: Handy tips..... very interesting ! Hard to believe some of them
Some helpful hints and who woulda thunk.....
* Murphys Oil Soap is really good for
removing the cigaette smell..and the old standby of seal the doll in a box with fresh newspapers(Cover the doll with a white
cotton cloth).. leave several days to a week...the chemicals in the ink work as a deodorizer...learned form antique dealer
* Budweiser beer conditions the hair
* Pam cooking spray will dry
finger nail polish
* Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min
* Mayonnaise will KILL LICE
, it will also condition your hair
* Spike your hair with Close-up tooth paste, it will also give it a
* Elmers Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads
* Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea
* Sunburn -empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath
* Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste
* Burn your tongue? put sugar on it!
* Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kills insect stings too
* Bee stings - meat tenderizer
Chigger bite - Preparation H
* Puffy eyes - Preparation H
* Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick
(glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
* Sore nipples - (Nursing Mothers) chap stick - or
a wet Lipton tea bag
* Stinky feet - Jello!!
* Athletes feet - cornstarch
on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub
My sister tried this, she said she put it on morning and night for a month, and
* Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and
run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.
* Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also
aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
* Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper
* Sticking bicycle
chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
* Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can
in your garage for your hubby
* Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
* When the
doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
* Heavy dandruff - pour
on the vinegar!
* Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour
into a empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
* Tie Dye T-Shirt - mix a solution
of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak
* Preserving a newspaper
clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many
* A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
* To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste.
Works in the car in the winter also, just wipe off when you have rubbed it on, so
you can see out.
* Stay-Free Maxi Pads- clean window, floors, just stick to the palm of your
hands and work! Can also be used as a knee pad.
* Pampers as an absorbent! Remove stains from the carpet with
club soda, and a pamper to absorb. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the
* To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
* Remove labels off glassware and gum from hair, etc. rub with peanut butter!
* Baked on food -fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the
baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight.
Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!
on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
* Dirty grout - Listerine
* Stains on clothes -
* Grass stains - Karo Syrup
* Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains
from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from batteries!
* Sweat Stains - Efferdent, or vinegar
Use a Maxi-Pad in your cap as a sweat band (Of course I think I would staple this or pin it in.... you wouldn't want this
to drop on the ground) Ha!
*Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for
24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
*To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox,
or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water
Want to make a Flower bloom quickly. Put a penny in the water
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.
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 been
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.
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
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 rem over...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
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.
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
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.
When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest,
so you "squeeze" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red, Friday = White and Saturday = Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which
is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday.
Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different
twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh
bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping
Heat up leftover
pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, Set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No
soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it Really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks
in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all Broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up Mixing
thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into Egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it With your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in
size You Get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place Them in a microwave with a cup of water.
The increased moisture will Keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Newspaper weeds away
in your plants,work the nutrients in your soil. Wet Newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover With
mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of Glass- the fibers catch ones you can't see!
keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with Cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant
and the Squirrels won't come near it.
Easier Thank You's
When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank
you cards For the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one.
When the bride/new mom sends The thank you's, they're all addressed!
If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
Inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is Stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is
your proof who owns the bike.
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge, add an empty paper towel roll
or empty gift wrap roll to your vacumn. It can be bent or flattened to get into narrow openings.
Reducing Static Cling
a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that
cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - Voila - static is gone.
Before you pour sticky
substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add Your ingredient,
such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes out.
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard
eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the clean eraser! Works better
than a cloth!
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place
your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.
your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also
a great way to use up the conditioner you bought, but didn't like..
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a
small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix Well.
You will find those flies
drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat
it, take it "home," & can't digest it, so it kills them. It may take a
week or so, especially if it rains, but it
works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed by it!
Take baby powder to the beach
a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When your ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with
powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.
I wanted to share this marvelous information in case you may be experiencing the same problem around your home/garden....
A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough to get stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden. My
arm swelled up so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine. The
next day the swelling was getting progressively worse so off to
my regular doctor I went. The infected arm needed
** The interesting thing is what the Doctor told me...."The
next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes."
my niece got stung by two bees. When she came over to swim I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell.
So off I went to get my money and taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a
bite. We were very surprised but figured perhaps she just wasn't allergic to the sting. Then guess
what? I got stung again - by a hornet - twice - on my left hand. I was so distressed, thinking I would have to
go to the doctor for yet another antibiotic. I promptly went into the house, got my money out, and
taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the sting out of the bite
immediately. I still wasn't sure what was going to happen.
In the meantime the hornets were
attacking my niece and she got stung on the thumb. Out came another penny. The next morning I could only see a
micro spot where I had been stung... No redness, no swelling. I went to see my niece and hers was the same.
I couldn't even see where she got stung!
The Doctor said that somehow the copper
in the penny counteracts the bite. I would never have believed it. But it DEFINITELY WORKS!
So remember this little bit of wisdom, keep a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home, and pass this on
to your friends, children, grandchildren,
VICKS VAPORUB...TRY IT, IT WORKS
When we had a lecture on Essential
Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can
'taste' it. Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts
in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada
Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.
To stop night time coughing in a child
(or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with
socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.
Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it
is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.
I heard the head of the Canada Research
Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of
prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. Just happened to tune in AM.
Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup
of these strong drugs so,I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for
children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.
Polly tried it on herself when she
had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket
had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds
uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it.
If you have grandchildren, pass it
on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.
I just received an email
from another lady who had tried this suggestion on her husband's nagging cough. She said it cleared it right up, and
no more cough medicine for them. It worked like a dream...
You just never know how
simple it can be.
Subject: Fw: (Hydrogen Peroxide
and Healthier than Bleach)
>This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's wife), and I
to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled
>the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and countertops.
This is what
>she told me...
>I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle
3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does
>bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical
field for over 36 years,
>and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you ever smelled
>bleach in a doctor's
office? NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not
>healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask
>if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!
>Did you also know bleach was invented
in the late 40's? It's chlorine,
>Folks! And it was used to kill our troops. Peroxide was Invented during
in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our
>troops and hospitals. Please think about this.
Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
>hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then
spit it out. (I do it when
>I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without
Use it instead of mouthwash.
>2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of
Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and
>leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your
dishcloth when you
>wipe, or spray it on the counters.
>4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board,
pour peroxide on it to
>kill salmonella and bacteria.
>5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed
a 50/50 mixture of
>peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let
Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
>several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene
that would not heal
>with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
>7. Fill a spray bottle
with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and
>keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
>8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50
>whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill
>the bacteria. Hold for a few
minutes, and then blow your nose into a
>9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to
a dentist right
>away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
>minutes several times
a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
>10. And of course, if You like a natural look to your hair, spray the
solution on you r wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
>will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like
the hair dye packages
>but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, fading, or
>dirty blonde. It
also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
>11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help
>fungus, or other skin infections.
>12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach
to a load of
>whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,
>pour it directly on the soiled
spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub
>it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
>13. I use
peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is
>why I love it so much for this.
go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be
>without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad
there a way to
>save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!
Subject: LISTERINE FOR
The best way of getting rid of mosquitoes is Listerine, the original medicinal type. The Dollar Store-type works, too.
I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and
deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around
my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around
the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....Pass
OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it killed
them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1 .89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle,
too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will
last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around
the window frames and even inside the dog house if you have one. Also can be used to dab any bites you receive. It will stop
the itching quicker and go away faster
Very Important ....especially for those who love to cook
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that
the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very
healthy. When the doctor asked
what the farmer was doing that was different
the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the
of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't
believe it and asked if he could have one of the
onions and place it under
the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu
the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping
the family healthy.
Now, I heard
this story from my hairdresser in NZ. She said that several
years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu
and so were
many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions
around in her shop. To her surprise,
none of her staff got sick. It must
work. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is,
buy some onions and place them in bowls around
your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under
desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it
last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps
you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If
you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case.
what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it
to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this
interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do
that I contracted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill...I came
across an article that said to cut both ends off
an onion, put one end on a
fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next
to the sick patient
at night. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from the germs... sure enough it happened just like that...the
was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around
room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful
antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
is the other important side to remember.
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
I have used an onion which
has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I
don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.
with this info, I have changed my mind.....will buy smaller onions in
I had the wonderful privilege
of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of
mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters
Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.
Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted
to share what I learned
from a chemist.
The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers Ed is
chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula..
He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's.
in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone
asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise...
People are always
worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said
that all commercially-
made Mayo is completely safe.
"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but
really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at
a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment.
He then talked
about the quint-essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad
sitting on the table and how everyone
blames the mayonnaise when someone
Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the
look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came
from (in the potato salad?). Ed
says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as
it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the
and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked
You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion. He says
it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and
put it in your
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,
it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you
put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)
says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll
probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion
and put on your
sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in
a potato salad, will attract
and grow bacteria faster than any commercial
mayonnaise will even begin to break down.
So, how's that for news?
Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going
to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see
of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of
pounds of mayonnaise every year.'
dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions
Please remember it is dangerous
to cut onions and try to use it to cook the
next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates
bacteria which may cause Adverse Stomach infections because of excess
Bile secretions and even Food poisoning.
pass it on to all you love and care.