Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I have not tried these, but received this via e-mail and felt it was worth posting here.

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.

Kill 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.

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.

This also works on Human hair too! No time to wash your hair or just want your hair or clothes to be refreshed.

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 Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns? Works on zits too! It shrinks them overnight and reduces redness.

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.

Rinsing with Listerine daily prevents sore throats and colds.

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. This is very good to know!

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.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.

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.

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 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.


  1. You're amazing, Susan! Wow. What a great list. So, when I'm old and my children tell me, "Mom, stop playing in your oatmeal!" I can tell them that it's for my arthritis...(you know the arthritis I plan on NOT having!!!) : ) Love you. Knowing you're who you are is such a comfort and blessing.

  2. The Dawn dishwashing does work for dogs with fleas. I found a stray dog once and called the vet and they told me to bathe it in Dawn. Put it on full strength on its skin and rub it in and let it stay on the dog for a few minutes then rinse. It will smother the fleas.
    It works.
    ♥ Joy

  3. Those are interesting!
    That's good to know about the Alka Seltzer and urinary tract infection. Grace is getting over one, tho' I do have her on Echinacea and Goldenseal (a natural anti-biotic) and drinking cranberry juice helped too.
    the 409 tip I'm gonna try this summer.

  4. Great list. I'm curious. Do you know if the Gatorade tip works the same with sugar-free?

  5. Thanks for you resources! I found you from Brenda's comment on meemaw's blog. Nice site you all have here. I joined your place today. Thanks for the tips.

    Patrina <")><<
    His watchman on the wall