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Never pack a full toothpaste tube again! Lay out a foil sheet or parchment and make rows of dollops of toothpaste. Allow to dry for 2-4 days. Sprinkle baking soda on top to keep from sticking. Repackage in small bags. To use, simply pop one dot in your mouth, chew, then add a small amount of water in your mouth and start brushing.Helps reduce weight in your bag, and you won't need to worry about oversized toothpaste tubes being confiscated at security!

Homemade Lotion Bars! None of the yucky chemicals, parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum, etc. that you'll find in store-bought lotions! Use coconut and olive oil.

Sore Throat Relief: The marshmallow was first made to help relieve a sore throat! Just eat a few of them when your throat is hurting and let them do their magic. Good to know!

Burns Did you know that the baking soda volcano every kid wants to make for their science project is actually useful? The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar creates a cooling effect that will soothe your child’s minor burns. It works great if they touch hot pans. Just pour equal amounts of the ingredients into a bowl to bathe your child’s hand till the burning stops. You can keep adding each ingredient intermittently to activate the bubbles.

Sore Throat When their throat is killing them, I like to make them “Grandmas Top Secret Lemon Honey Drink.” I’m not sure if it’s allowed, but I guess I’ll divulge this time honored recipe. It’s so simple, just heat 1-cup water, add 1-Tbsp lemon juice, and  1&1/2-Tbsp honey! This feels so nice going down your throat

Remove permanent marker from wood floors..or wood dining tables , also use it to take permanent marker off of walls, dry erase boards or anything that has been permanent marker tattooed! really?