natural sinus relief - to make you need 1 1/2- 2 cups uncooked white long grain rice [DO NOT use instant rice, it (and over heating the reg. rice) will catch fire/burn when being heated]. An old cotton sock. Optional: A few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Just pour the rice into the sock and essential oil and tie closed. Next time you are in need of sinus relief, just heat it in the microwave for 45 seconds (no longer), and place wherever you are in pain for instant relief.
washing pillows (how to make yellow pillows white again...Martha Stewart)
DIY Remedy - Minimize mark that a blemish may leave by mixing 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon distilled water to create a paste. Apply to affected area for 5 minutes;splash off. After, use cotton swab to dab on hydrogen peroxide. Prevents darkening. Worth a try!
Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
How To Clean Whirlpool Jets 1. Fill tub with hot water to a couple inches above jets. 2. Pour in about a half cup of bleach and a tablespoon of powdered cascade dishwashing detergent 3. Run the jets for 15 minutes with the air knob thing open all the way so it gives the highest turbulence 4. observe gunk and try not to choke 8] 5. empty tub 6. Refill with cold water to above jets 7. Run jets to rinse - 10 minutes Do this twice a month.
Arm pit stains...I have actually tried this and it works great! I use about 2T of baking soda, 1t of Dawn, and about 2t hydrogen peroxide (for those who need exact measurements!). Make a paste then rub onto the stain. I let it dry overnight the first time, the second time just threw it in the washer, both came out clean. Used on shirts other than white to
Mosquito bite? Heat a spoon under hot tap water and press it onto the spot. The heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.