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Mom, desperately trying to get the health thing right! I started this blog so that I can pass along all the great things that I learn everyday on damage control for our wonderful bodies. It is tough to keep up sometimes with all the things going on in our daily lives so hopefully some of the helpful hints that I provide can make your life easier and healthier. I welcome your comments and tips as well! I am a vegetarian, animal rights advocate and avid animal rescuer.
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2009-10-07

Absolutely Awesome Aspirin! Car Battery, Calluses, Flowers, Rust and Pimples-Aspirin Cures It All

When I read all the below things that aspirin can do I was really, really shocked! I went out and bought a big bottle and am going to give some of these a shot. I love finding easy and simple remedies for everyday problems so I hope that this helps you too!

Bye,Bye Itchy Bug Bites-Got a mosquito or bug bite that just won’t stop itching? Moisten the affected area and rub an aspirin tablet over the bumps. Aspirin has anti-inflammatory agents that seep into the sore and reduces swelling and discomfort.

Love Your Flowers Longer- If you want your flowers to last longer just drop two tablets of aspirin in the water before adding your fresh cut flowers. The aspirin decreases the PH level of the water which is a breeding ground for bacteria and causes your flowers to wilt sooner. By adding the aspirin it makes your bouquet last longer!

Ciao Calluses!-Just mix 1 Tbs. of lemon juice with five crushed aspirin tablets and apply to your calluses and cover with a plastic bag for 10 minutes. Remove the bag and rinse with warm water. The combo of acids in the lemon juice and aspirin will exfoliate the rough layer of dead skin cells.

Rust Marks Be gone-If you hate the rust marks on your bathroom counter as much as I do just wet the area, smash an aspirin tablet and sprinkle it on the mark then wipe away after 10 minutes.

Poof Pimples To Another Galaxy-This is so easy for those nasty and rude pimples! Simply crush an aspirin tablet, add enough water to make a paste and leave on your blemish overnight. In the morning you should be on your way to clear skin!!!

Dead Car Battery??? Aspirin To The Rescue-Is your car battery dead?? Well make sure you always have aspirin in the car because all you need to do is drop two tablets into the battery. The acetylsalicylic acid in the aspirin will react with the battery’s sulfuric acid to allow a strong enough charge to start your car.

Who knew? Really cannot believe all the great things aspirin can do besides get rid of my headaches. Hurrah for aspirin!

Ref- First For Women-9/14/09

21 comments:

vange said...
If aspirin were introduced today, it wouldn't pass FDA approval. Crazy huh?
Ayie said...
aspirin does a lot! we had car bat prob just the other day....only if i knew about this!

thanks!
BeadedTail said...
Wow! Who knew is right! Pretty interesting information Heidi!
sexylegsandbody said...
Hi Heidi, great tips!
Thanks for commenting on my blog, dont know why you need their stylists though, you are doing just great all on your own. You are like my wife, you look better on your worst day, than half of the celebs on their best days. :)
Have a great stylist free day!
Colin.
Now that is interesting...just imagine what it can do to your stomach!! :0)
Cheers
I'll have to try the car battery trick. I had a dead battery last week when leaving work. If only I had my aspirin bottle! :)
foongpc said...
Wow! I didn't know aspirin is so useful! And since it's a drug, I normally avoid anything to do with drugs!

But I guess if it can help start my car and I don't need to consume it, why not? : )
Dori said...
I knew about the flowers, but I had no idea about all of the other uses. Thanks for sharing this :)
Truly amazing. As foongpc said, as long as it's not going into my body it seems incredibly useful. Just like cola LOL!
Acadia said...
If putting aspirin paste on your face will make zits go away - I wonder what it would do if you put it on a spot on your face that didn't have any zits. Give you...superface?
Rebecca said...
Terrific tips! I love stuff like this. Thanks so much!
Soge shirts said...
Whoa never knew aspirin was that much of a miracle pill. I had heard some of these but the car battery tip really surprised me as well as the zit remedy.
Steve Borgman said...
Heidi, it's probably no mystery that my doctor recommended I start taking aspirin regularly, since heart disease runs on my father's side of the family. Thanks for the reminder with this timely article! ;-)
Mike Foster said...
Not just for headaches anymore. Wow, good stuff, as usual, Heidi. Plus you managed to used the phrase: Ciao Calluses! Amazing.

peace,
mike
betchai said...
oh, wow, thanks for the tip Heidi, i will definitely try the aspirin on my pimples, did not know that before :)
Ish Diamante said...
Aspirin to the rescue... nice article ms. heidi!
EastCoastLife said...
That is a useful pill to have at home. I don't like to take aspirin no matter how bad my headaches are. Now I can use it for other purposes.
SWUBIRD said...
HeidI

Fantastic post. I knew aspirin was good in case of heart problems, and, of course, headaches and body aches. But it will give new life to my car battery? Fantastic. Good to know in an emergency.

Great post.
VetTech said...
I take an aspirin every day, I never actually belived it does anything but always figured it couldn't hurt. Family doc told me it reduces inflammation and blood pressure.
tashabud said...
I'm definitely linking this to my blog. These are great things to know about aspirin. All of these are things that I could use. Besides, I already have a large bottle on hand.

Your blog sure is a wealth of information.

Tasha
Anonymous said...
As to using aspirin in a car battery, No. First, an automotive battery has 6 separate chambers (cells), so dropping something in one cell only impacts that one, not all cells. Maximum volts per cell is 2, your car needs 12. Second, the aspirin dissolves to create ascetic acid which will attack the metals in the battery, which will lead to its early failure.

Do not use aspirin in a car battery. An urban myth.

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