I can't vouch for the effectiveness of these but it's amazing how some old home remedies seem to work just as well as the expensive fancy bottled elixirsfor some folks.
Achy Muscles. Got achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Arthritis Pain. Quaker Oats for fast pain relief. It's not just 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. It's also great for facials and to soften hands.
Blisters. Cleaning and disinfecting the area of a broken blister is difficult sometimes. To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine… a powerful antiseptic.
Boils. We all know tomato paste is cooked to a boil… but used “FOR” a boil? 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.
Bruises. White vinegar removes the blues, heals the bruise. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Cat Hairballs. Cure for cat hairballs. To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.
Doggy Odor. A rainy day cure for dog odor. Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Ear Ache. Everyone knows that two aspirin works great for a headache. But did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve earache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?
Ear Mites. Eliminate pets' ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat or dog's ear. Massage it in and then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the pet's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing. Mineral oil or baby oil works well too).
Eyeglass Screws. Have you ever lost a screw from your glasses? It can be frustrating to say the least. But there's an easy way to avoid that. To prevent the screws in your glasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Fleas. Kill fleas instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye, fleas. Seems no other dishwashing liquid works this well.
Skin Blemishes. It's nice to be someone's Honey, but try HONEY as a remedy for skin blemishes. Yep, just cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Sore Throat. Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Splinters. Everyone has gotten a smart splinter in their finger from time to time, and have a heck of a time trying to remove it. 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. No time to let glue dry? Try duct tape. It's strong, and will get the splinter out with one pull.
Stinging Insects. A nasty stinging insect is in the house, and I can't find the RAID! If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Stuffy Nose. Before you go 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.
Toenail Fungus. Listerine is a pretty strong mouthwash, but therapy for toenail fungus? Sure enough! Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Urinary Infection. Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly even though the product has never been advertised for this use.
“Hello, I enjoyed reading the home remedies you have posted. I noticed one on boils, using tomatoe paste. Thought I'd share one for drawing boils; even splinters. I just used this remedy a couple weeks ago to draw a deep embedded locust thorn from my thigh.
“Cut a piece of bacon to fit over thorn or boil area. Tape down with med. tape or bandaid. I've also used saran wrap if I can actually wrap the spot to hold the bacon in place. It can work in a couple hours to over night, depending on how deep the draw it is working on. My thorn came up in less than an hour and a half. Sincerely, Nancy Williams.”