We all use aspirin and we use it all the time, RIGHT?! Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that every home in the world should have aspirin in their medicine cabinets. We usually drink this miraculous pill when we have a terrible headache, fever or when we notice the first symptoms of cold. Yes, this miraculous pill is very effective as a general pain reliever. But, did you know that it has other (effective) uses as well?
You’ll be surprised when we tell you that many people around the world also use it to treat their heart problems and to prevent blood clots from forming. Aspirin is extremely effective and useful due to its powerful ingredient – salicylic acid.
- Rejuvenate your skin
As we said, aspirin contains salicylic acid, which works well like a clear-all for skin. It will help you reduce swelling, redness and acne by removing oil, and dead skin cells that are clogging them. Here’s what you need to do – make a mask by crushing up 5 aspirin tablets, combine them with a ¼ cup of water, and one teaspoon of honey. Leave the paste on your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. You can do this daily, weekly, or monthly to fit your skin’s needs.
- Your flowers will last longer
UNFORTUNATELY, our plants and fresh cut flowers have a tendency to wilt away and they can start to look sad very quickly. This is because they’re producing ethylene gas as they slowly decay. But, if you add a crushed aspirin to the water they’re in, your flowers will last much longer than not.
- Remove perspiration stains
It’s simple – you just have to crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours.
- Restore hair color
Swimming in a chlorinated pool can have a noticeable and often unpleasing effect on your hair coloring, especially if you have light-colored hair. But, don’t worry, because you can usually return your hair to its former shade by dissolving six to eight aspirins in a glass of warm water. Rub the solution thoroughly into your hair, and let it set for 10-15 minutes.
- Dry up pimples
You’ll be amazed when we tell you that you can dry up the annoying blemishes by crushing one aspirin and moistening it with a bit of water. Apply the paste to the pimple, and let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing off with soap and water. It will reduce the redness and soothe the sting. If the pimple persists, repeat the procedure as needed until it’s gone.
- Treat hard calluses
It’s very simple – just crush five or six aspirins into a powder. Make a paste by adding 1/2 teaspoon each of lemon juice and water. Apply the mixture to the affected areas, then wrap your foot in a warm towel and cover it with a plastic bag. After staying off your feet for at least ten minutes, remove the bag and towel, and file down the softened callus with a pumice stone.
- Control dandruff
Here’s what you need to do – crust two aspirins to a fine powder and add it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo!
- Apply to insect bites and stings
Follow the simple instructions – wet your skin and rub an aspirin over the spot. Of course, if you are allergic to bee stings — and have difficulty breathing, develop abdominal pains, or feel nauseated following a bee sting — get medical attention immediately.
- Clean Grease from Pots and Pans
How to clean grease from pots and pans with aspiring – crush a few aspirins, mix them with lemon juice and use this mixture to clean the burnt-on grease from your pots and pans!