Crush Up Aspirin To Solve 9 Common Problems That Affect Everyone
Cailyn Finkel 11/29/2016
The active ingredient in aspirin, a substance known as salicylic acid, has long been known for its potent medicinal properties. It's mainly been used as an effective anti-inflammatory, but salicylic acid has also been used to treat heart disease and stop blood clots from popping up!
These well-known uses are wonderful - but aspirin can actually do so much more for your home, body and overall quality of life....
Let Your Plants Thrive
By adding one crushed up aspirin pill to you plants' water, it will help them live longer and prevent premature withering!
Get Rid Of Unsightly Dandruff
Using the back of a spoon (or a pestle and mortar), crush two aspirin pills into an ultra-fine consistency. Mix this powder into your daily dollop of shampoo and let it dissolve for a few minutes. After the powder is mixed into the shampoo, wash your hair with it like you would any other day!
This seemingly strange combination can actually get rid of dandruff and prevent it from coming back in the future!
Say Goodbye To Acne
Nasty pimples can pop up on people of all ages! There is good news if you suffer from any type of acne: aspirin works wonders for drying acne up! Just crush up one pill and add a few drops of water so it turns into a paste!
Then all you have to do is use your finger to dab on a thin layer over the pimple and let it sit for a few minutes! After the time has passed, rinse off the aspirin with warm, soapy water.
Not only will the redness of the acne-affected area be reduced, but the pimple itself will slowly shrink until it's gone for good!
Bug Bites Aren't Your Problem Anymore
You already know that aspirin in a great anti-inflammatory, but that doesn't just relieve pain! It can actually be used to take away the itch and discomfort of bug bites.
This being said, it's always best to seek immediate medical care if you experience a serious allergic reaction to a bug bite or sting!
Rejuvenate Your Skin
By crushing up five aspirin pills and mixing them with a ¼-cup of water and a teaspoon of honey, you can make a skin care concoction that will remove dead skin cells and promote the production of new ones!
Rub this mixture gently on your skin (if applying to the face, be cautious around the eyes and mouth) and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse the paste off with lukewarm water. Before you know it, your skin will look and feel brand new!
Bring The Best Color Out Of Your Hair
Anyone who dyes their hair knows that after a few shampoos and rinses, the color begins to fade!
But beauty fanatics can rejoice - your color, volume and overall shine can be brought back to its former glory! Simply dissolve seven aspirin pills in a small, warm glass of water. After the pills are completely dissolved, rub the concoction into your hair.
Let it act for at least 10 minutes (and no more than 15), and rinse it out with warm water!
Bust Away Cooking Grease
Aspirin can also cut through stubborn grease when it's mixed with a sink full of water. Just crush up five pills and stir it into your dishwater. Rub the dirtied pots, pans, plates, bowls and utensils with the mixture and watch as the grease comes right off!
Buff Out Hard Calluses
Take another five aspirin pills, crush them and mix the powder with a few drops of lemon juice and a half-teaspoon of honey! Gently apply the mixture onto your feet calluses and wrap the area with a warm, damp towel. Cover that with a layer of plastic wrap (to keep it all in place) and let it sit for 10 minutes.
When you remove the towel, you'll be shocked by how much better the calluses look and feel!
Funky Sweat Stains Are Gone For Good
No one likes to look at gross sweat stains - and now you don't have to throw away clothing after the perspiration marks set into the fabric!
All you have to do is crush up three aspirin pills and mix the powder with a half-cup of water! Allow the sweat-stained area of the fabric to soak for two hours and wash it like usual. The stains will be gone and you'll be left with clothing that looks as good as new!
Learn about even more interesting ways to use aspirin here!
Sources: Healthy Food House, Gardening Know How, Everyday Health, Medical Daily, Huffington Post / FB Image Credit: Screenshot via YouTube, Screenshot via YouTube