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 Sister....here 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
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 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!

9 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!
    Robin~♥

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

    I had seen those remedies before and lost it...so 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!
    Tammy

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  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

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

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

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  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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