Thursday, August 7, 2008

Home Remedies

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

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. OR use as a balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. A powerful antiseptic.

Kmart 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.

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.

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.

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.


Cheri2628 said...

Very interesting! Whenever I read things like this, I wonder who thought to do these things in the first place. Who had a burn and thought "Hmmm...I think I will put toothpaste on it" or "I think I will pour corn oil in my ear to get rid of the mites"?!

Nancy Bristow said...

I hope you meant your cat's ears and not yours Cheri;) My guess about why someone thought to put toothpaste on a burn would be because toothpaste contains the same needed burn ingredient as a regular burn ointment. I imagine this would have been tried by somebody who knows chemistry?

Debbie...Love the tips. Thank you. It's especially good info if you don't happen to have the real deal around and probably less expensive as well....Nancy:)

Janet H said...

I haven't heard of any of those and around here there are lots of home remedies.

Thanks, Debbie. I'll write these down and add them to my list. Do you think the oil would work for dogs, too?

Karin said...

I hadn't heard of any of those remedies, either, but it's always great to hear about more home rememdies.

Debbie Wallace said...

Hey Cheri, I think a lot of these are old fashioned remedies handed down by our grand parents.

Debbie Wallace said... Nancy, don't go pickin on Cheri:) Is it possible for humans to get ear mites? Humm...I never thought of it before.

I thought the tips were interesting. You're welcome.

Debbie Wallace said...

I don't know why not, Janet.

Disclaimer: I, Debbie Wallace, will not be held responsible for anyone who uses any of these home remedies and is not 100% totally thrilled with the results! LOL

Debbie Wallace said...

Hi Karin! Have you ever tried a home remedy?