Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday - one more trip to work! and Gramma's pharmacy

TGIF - There will be no Puggy Pen Pics today. The snow was over the door and I had to push my way out, then shovel my way across, down steps to the pen. It was so windy and cold I am not sure any Pug in the pack peed ...who can tell when their up to their ears in snow?????

Anyhow, RAGUS, come on up and make snow angels! I wouldn't suggest trying to fly in this weekend as we are still backed up with flights!

For today's post I am posting Gramma's Pharmacy

Ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing. Kills 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.

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.

Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caus ed by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head 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.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Jus t 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.

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 was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... 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.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... 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.

Smart splinter remover. 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.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...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.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... 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.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! 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.

Anyone ever try any of these??????


rpm said...

I really do want to just fall down in that snow!! Those are some WICKED-looking icicles hanging from your roof. I have not tried any of those remedies!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Those are great ideas. I'll give them a shot!

Manda Girl said...

I love home remedies!! I'm going to print this off so I don't forget them. Have a great weekend!

***Willow&Belle's Mom*** said...

Hey..Thanks! I will have to print this out...

Pyrite said...

Neat information! The snow pics are great. We avoided most of it up here being 4 hours north of Toronto. It was -30 to -40 all week so we didn't get any flurries until today. The pooches are sure happy it has warmed up though. Pyrite is not one for the cold and Boscoe is too young to realize how cold it really is!

The Valentine's outfits were great!

Mic said...

Never tried any but plan on covering my daughters blemishes tonight in honey to see if it's true. Some really great ideas here. I'll give them a try.


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