Did you know......

Quick tips for on the road and about town. Those little strange uses for random thingies.... Post it here!

Moderators: Ms Minx, dirtyrottenlove

Did you know......

Postby rosen84 on Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:36 pm

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 dishwashing 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.
The good die young but pricks live forever!
- Lewis Black
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:10 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: Did you know......

Postby FauxCoffee on Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:09 am

ooh nice thank you:) , some of these i have never heard of before...
DIY Demon
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Rivercide, California

Re: Did you know......

Postby bacteriadance on Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:54 am

These are going to be great for college!!! Thank you so much!!!
User avatar
PRD Professor!
Posts: 1969
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:47 am
Location: Galveston, TX

Re: Did you know......

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:06 pm

these are pretty good.
User avatar
PRD Professor!
Posts: 2186
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:10 pm
Location: Bayonne, New Jersey.

Re: Did you know......

Postby hell_kitten on Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:23 pm

yes, these are great! especially the one about fleas.... my dog's incredibly allergic to them, if he even gets one he gets sooooo irritated!
Who sent me a turd in the mail?
User avatar
PRD Professor!
Posts: 1446
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:37 am
Location: Kentucky

Re: Did you know......

Postby Wolfmoon on Thu May 07, 2009 8:42 pm

I've tried the dawn thing for fleas and it doesn't actually work. But it will degrease an animal in no time!
Oh dios mio!
Matado El Pollo Loco!

The truth about PETA
User avatar
You deserve an award......
Posts: 289
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:36 pm
Location: Alvin, Tx

Re: Did you know......

Postby sycho in the saddle on Thu May 07, 2009 8:54 pm

I like the splinter tip!
User avatar
sycho in the saddle
PRD Professor!
Posts: 1041
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:34 pm
Location: Sin City, NV

Re: Did you know......

Postby Brutus on Thu May 07, 2009 10:28 pm

as a person who gets multiple splinters on a daily basis due to work... I say just cut them bitches out with a knife. quicker and makes yer hands look tougher.
User avatar
PRD Professor!
Posts: 1796
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:14 pm
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Re: Did you know......

Postby hollyccam on Sun May 31, 2009 10:36 pm

i dunno about the UTI thing, it sounds good for the treating it but not curing it
DIY Demon
Posts: 84
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 8:05 pm

Return to On the lam...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest