Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Trade and Some Tips

It all started when I posted this picture of my Sweet Annie, a while back.

I got an email from my sister Joan saying.....dump the Sweet Annie out of that red pitcher, I want it! She said she had some things for me.
She said are these prim enough for you?

Does she Know me or what? I also gave her another red and white pitcher I had.

Speaking of my are some tips she sent me in an email:

*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 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.

*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.

*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.

*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 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 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

*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 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.

Thanks Sister Joan!


  1. What a great swap!! I have seen that list before but I have heard vets say skip that dryer sheet tip. The chemicals can be toxic to animals.

    Have a great day!

  2. Looks like a great trade to me! And I love the helpful hints. Not sure I would put listerine on an open blister though! OUCH! Can you imagine? That would be like pouring alcohol in it!

  3. great tips!! we have been using the dawn detergent for flea baths for a long time and it works!!

  4. Love all the tips your sister gave you, I am a "natural girl" myself-So I really enjoyed these!
    Hope you are having a great week!

  5. I think you all had a great trade....although I love the sweet annie too! :)

    I had seen those remedies before and lost thanks for posting it...I'll print it out! And the dawn liquid thing works like a charm...I know...we used it on our dog we had (Liberty) and those tics would just release and fall off!

    Have a great Weds, Beth!

  6. Great tips!! I have a list somewhere--maybe I should print this one and put it where I will know where it is!!LOL julie

  7. wow! I love your that in your shop or your home..either way..I love it...hope you are dong well..:)

  8. Wow - what a great sister! I love your goodies - you're right - she knows you so well!

  9. Those are some interesting tips- I wonder how many of them really work? Could save me lots of trips to the drugstore!


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