Home Remedies


Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair.

Elmer's Glue - brush it on your skin (be careful to avoid eyes and tender parts), allow the glue to dry, peel it off and see the dead skin and blackheads come off too.

Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea on it.

Sunburn - empty a large jar of dry Nestea instant iced tea powder into your bath water and soak in it.

Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste

Burn your tongue - Put sugar on it!

Insect bites - WD-40 Spray and rub it in, takes the sting out.

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).

Stinky feet - Jell-O

Athlete's feet - cornstarch

Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub

Kool Aid to clean dishwasher pipes - Just put into the detergent section of your automatic dishwasher and run a cycle. It will also clean a toilet.

Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also.

Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint - your kids will love it and it won't hurt them to eat it.

Kool Aid to clean rust from concrete Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.

Kool Aid the US Navy uses large packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid to clean out drains! It is mixed with only about of the water to make it concentrated. The mixture is then dumped down the slow-running or grease-filled drain. In about an hour, the drain is rinsed out with clear water. The brass drain cover looks as though someone had spent hours scrubbing it with a metal brush. The drain is completely cleared of grease. The active drain-clearing material seems to be citric acid in a very concentrated form.

Kool Aid to make some tasty lip gloss for little girls playing dress-up. Let the girls pick their favorite presweetened Kool-Aid flavor. Blend a package of the drink mix with 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, then microwave for one minute. Transfer to a 35mm film canister and refrigerate overnight.

Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

Pam cooking spray will also dry finger nail polish

Pam will also remove paint and grease from your hands.

WD-40 will also remove grease and grime from your hands.

Peanut butter will get scratches out of CDs. Wipe off with a coffee filter paper.

Peanut butter will also remove ink from the face of dolls.

When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with dry corn starch and watch them slide on.

Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar.

Body paint - Use Crisco mixed with food coloring. (Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour into an 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 minutes and let dry. Will last for many years.

A slinky will hold toast and CDs.

To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste.

Wine stains - pour on regular table salt and watch the stain absorb into the salt.

To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain. The wax will absorb into the towel.

Remove labels off glassware, etc. - rub with peanut butter or with nail polish remover that contains acetate.

Baked on food - fill container with water, add 2 Efferdent tablets and soak overnight.

Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it.

Dirty grout - Listerine

Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste

Grass stains - Karo Syrup

Grease stains - Coca Cola. It will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. Will also remove corrosion from batteries and will loosen rust-frozen pipe joints.

Fleas in your carpet - Sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax and let stand for 24 hours.

To keep Fresh-Cut Flowers fresh longer, add a little Clorox or 2 Bayer aspirins or just use 7-up instead of water.

Fresh bread - 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 they use a different color twist-tie. They are: Monday - blue, Tuesday - green, Thursday - red, Friday - white, Saturday - Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would look for a red twist-tie - not white, which is Friday's (almost a week old!). The colors run alphabetically by color: blue - green - red - white - yellow for Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. Check the grocery store yourself and you'll see that the bread wrapper do have different colored twist ties and even the loaves with the plastic clips have different color clips.

Born on: May 11, 1997