WHO KNEW? 13 Old wives tales easy fixes + 5 BONUS fixes

Thank you Janet and Megan for resurrecting it!
  1. Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's or dog'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.
  2. Kills 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. Good-bye fleas.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
  6. 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.
  7. 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 for aching muscles.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 has never been advertised for this use.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Easy eyeglass protection... to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Balm for broken blisters... to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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Janet said...

How do you soak your toes?

CountryDew said...

Wow. Great list. Was not aware that Alka Seltzer could cure UTI. That is very helpful!

Brenda ND said...

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to try the vingar and honey next time I get a sore throat.

Adelle Laudan said...

Some really kewl tips here. I want to try a few of them. Thanks! Happy T13!

jillconyers said...

Cool tips! I'm going to try the Gatorade for headaches. A huge thank you if it works :)

I am Harriet said...

I once took a science class and we had to test Listerine. That stuff can do a whole lot! I always have some on hand.

Have a great day!

Karen said...

Wow what a great list and so many useful tips! Had no idea Alka Seltzer could be used for UTIs and the honey/blemish thing I'm sure I'll try. Awesome post!

Sue said...

Wow I didn't know most of these. These could really come in handy.

Thanks for sharing. Happy TT! :)

Grandma said...

Interesting list. I'm going to bookmark this one.

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Forgetfulone said...

Listerine scares me! It's so powerful! I had heard that about Colgate and about using bounce sheets on the dog. Unfortunately, that doesn't work on my husband's dog. Neither does mouth wash. He just stinks! LOL

Americanising Desi said...

truly terrific! I love the list but what about a remedy for sore muscles from aerobics?

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