Thursday, October 12, 2006



These are home health remedies that have been emailed to me or that I found on the Internet.  I have not tried them all and do NOT guarantee the effectiveness of them.  If you try one and it works, or if you have one that works for you, please email me.  Thanks.


  • Try taping a slice of garlic to the wart. Be sure to first protect the surrounding skin with petroleum jelly.


This was forwarded to me by my mother.  I already knew and used several of these but a few of them are totally new to me and I will be trying them soon.


                                                  Helpful Hints
Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove,
set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust
crispy.  No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel
and it really works.  Mona, Orlando, FL
Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
broken up.  Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, and keep mashing
it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture
into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
Janet, Killeen, TX
Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it
with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get
to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.  You also
eat less sugar/calories  per serving. Kathy, Mesick, MI
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,
place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased
moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Dave, Camden, DE
Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil.
Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as
you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get
through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet
newspapers. Linda, Monmouth Jct., NJ
Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of
glass- the fibers catch ones you can't see! Olive, Santee, CA
No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes
away. Diane, Moran, SC
Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your
plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't
hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
Kathy, Maumelle, AR
Child's Bike Hint
If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. if the bike is
 stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your
proof who owns the bike. Janet, Carthage, IL
Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge
add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll
to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in
narrow openings. Donna, Anderson, SC
Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not
have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that
cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks
and - voila - static is gone. Pam, Maple Rapids, NH
Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup,
fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry
the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter,
and watch how easily it comes right out. Kim, Goldsboro, NC
Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it
in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with
the eraser!  Works better than a cloth!  Alicia, Tampa, FL
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot
cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth.
It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but
didn't like when you tried it in your hair... Kerry, Canada,
Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it
1/2" deep with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish
washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn
to the cup and gone forever! Barbara, Birch Run, MI
Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants.
They eat it, take it "home, & can't digest it so it
 kills them. It may take a week or so, esp. if it rains,
but it works & you don't have the worry about pets
or small children being harmed! Teresa, Mitchell, SD
Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag.
When your ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and
kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.


Have a great day!



amyrangei said...

Awesome tips!!!  I'm going to try a few of them!


redpoppy007 said...

I like the one about the ants!

trishaham said...

Greetings, I love the hint on the Deviled Eggs. I will be trying it the next time I prepare them. I so enjoy your journal.


thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Good deviled egg idea...will try that next time!  Hugs,TerryAnn