Friday, February 27, 2009

Healthy And Green Living..Ordinary Objects, Super Uses!!!

Here is the last of the list for ordinary objects, super uses...If you missed the first two lists then just check out Wednesday & Thursday's post...I hope everyone found something they can use to make their lives a little greener...I have something special for you tune in!!!

Epsom Salt

58. Exfoliate skin by massaging handfuls of epsom salt over wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up toward the face. Have a bath to rinse.
59. Remove excess oil from hair by adding 9 tablespoons of epsom salt to ½ cup of oily-hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Next, pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for five to 10 minutes, and then rinse.
60. Remove a splinter by soaking it in epsom salt.

Grocery Bags

61. Keep paint brushes and rollers from drying out by placing them in bags and tying them or wrapping them with rubber bands to keep air out. The tools will stay moist and protected for a day or so.
62. Bulk up curtain valances by stuffing plastic grocery bags in the valances for a resilient pouf. The bags also can be used to stuff crafts or pillows.
63. Treat chapped hands by rubbing them with a thick layer of petroleum jelly and placing them in a plastic bag for 15 minutes to half an hour.


64. Soak in a milk-and-honey bath to soften skin. Add about 1⁄3 cup of honey to 2¼ cups of milk. Mix thoroughly. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to give your bath additional scent.
65. Treat minor skin abrasions and wounds with honey's antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Apply a small amount twice daily to a wound or burn to speed healing.
66. Nurse a hangover by spooning a few tablespoons of honey on toast for breakfast. The fructose speeds up the metabolism of alcohol.

Ice Cube Trays

67. Organize jewelry, small nuts and bolts, and buttons in easy-to-stack trays.


68. Get rid of chlorine-green hair with a ketchup shampoo. Massage ketchup generously into your hair and leave it for 15 minutes, and then wash it out, using baby shampoo.


69. To relieve a sore throat, cut a lemon in half, and skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner, set on high, and roast until the peel turns golden-brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey.
70. Whiten fingernails by rubbing a wedge of lemon on the surface of your nails. 71. Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater. Rub both sides of the grater with the pulp side of a cut lemon.
72. Create blond highlights by adding ¼ cup lemon juice to ¾ cup water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Sit in the sun until your hair dries. Lemon juice is a natural bleach.


73. Condition your hair by massaging it into your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap, wait a few minutes, and shampoo.
74 Remove bumper stickers by rubbing it over the entire sticker. Let it sit for several minutes and wipe it off.


Cricket said...

Wow! I didn't know that about the ketchup to get the chlorine out of your hair! I didn't know a lot of these things! Thank you for welcoming me to the weight loss challenge!! I'm excited! My weightloss blog is

Audrey said...

What great tips!! Not sure about putting ketchup in the hair though.
I have a cookbook with a bunch of tips sorta like that in it. Might have to do a similar post on my blog!!

The Charm House said...

Sue, I didn't know that you were the Oodlekadlldle on Ebay... I love that store!!! One of my favorites! This is so cool! I am so excited!
Also, thanks for telling me about the pic... I don't know what I am doing wrong right now, but I'm stressed. LOL
Have a great weekend!
Love you,

kathy said...

Hey girl - what great ideas !! thanks for your sweet comment-- Girl you can create -- If you love it that is all it needs -- Hooray !! on your weight loss - trying here also - EATING HEALTHIER AND Making wiser choices -
E mail me your address - will shoot you out a little Easter makins packet !! KATHY _ GA _

Cricket said...

Sue--thanks for the comment about the cranapple. I went to the local grocery store and bought a cranberry pomegranate drink mix and I love it. Hopefully I remember to keep on drinking!

BirchBerry Farms said...

Oh Susie---you are so cute---these are great ideas---I love Epsom Salts---we have used that product for years on everything from gardening to health issues--it is funny!

Sorry to hear that no one listens to the mother---seems that is going around these days---why---I think I have a couple of those ding a lings myself!! LOVE when they call me after I have said something and it comes true---every word of it---and then they want me to feel bad that that has happened---little do they know---I am gigglin' in mee head!

Have a great week sweet tart!

Ryan said...

Sue - you were a runner up prize winner for our first giveaway. Please contact us at to claim your prize!

Jennifer said...

Thank You for the tips! I had no idea that Honey could help in the healing for the skin. Thanks again for sharing them!


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