~ Household Cleaner that’s non toxic~

~ Household Cleaner that’s non toxic~

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Peel 2 oranges, or 2 grapefruits, and soak them in vinegar for 2 weeks in a tightly sealed mason jar. You can put in the window sill. This is for a household cleaner, but also takes iron stains off of the sink, faucets, showers and toilets; Non toxic too!

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Home Remedies For A Toothache

 

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Home Remedies For A Toothache

Cloves:

Cloves can be found in the spice rack and are often used in apple dishes, but they are also one of the best known home remedies for a toothache.

To relieve the pain of mild toothache, chew two cloves on the affected tooth. If chewing is too painful, you can use oil of cloves. Mix 3 drops oil of cloves with a quarter teaspoon of olive oil. Soak a cotton ball or gauze pad in this mixture and rub it over the painful tooth and gum. Then keep it against the affected tooth by biting down on it. You should feel better within 10 minutes or less.

Salt:

Salt can be a very effective remedy for toothache as well as any gum infection or sore in the mouth, especially where bacteria are at the root of the problem.

Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a small glass of lukewarm (body temperature) water. Take a sip and swirl it around the mouth, working it through the gaps between the teeth where possible. Do not swallow. Just spit it out and then take another sip and repeat.

By the time you finish the glass your pain should be much less. If it comes back later, just repeat. Even if you stay pain free, it is a good idea to do this after every meal for a few days. It will help clear any bacteria that might be forming around food particles in the mouth and prevent the problem from recurring.

If you have salt crystals, then alternatively you can take one or two and press them against the painful place with your tongue until they dissolve.

 

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used to relieve the agony of toothache in much the same way as oil of cloves. Alternatively, add a few drops to a small glass of water and swirl around the mouth before spitting out.

Ice:

Ice can numb pain and reduce swelling in the mouth as well as on joint sprains and strains. Either hold an ice cube against the painful tooth in the mouth, or make an ice pack from ice wrapped in a cloth or a pack of frozen food and hold it against your cheek where you have pain.

If you use frozen food as an ice pack, you should throw it away when you are done. It will have partially thawed and it is not safe to refreeze and eat.

Lower The Head:

Increase blood flow to the head by putting your head between your knees, as if you were feeling faint. Combined with other methods this will strengthen the body’s ability to fight the infection.

See your dentist or doctor if home remedies for a toothache do not resolve your problem.

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Home Remedies and Other Relief For Itchy Skin

If you are searching for a home remedy for relief from itchy sking then here are a few ideas:

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* Apply cold applications to your skin. Cold and itch both move along the same nerve fibers so applying cold to your skin will give you relief. It is not recommended to use hot water as that will only make the itching sensation worse.
* Run cold water over a wash cloth and apply it to the itchy skin.
* Take a cool water bath and soak in a colloidal oatmeal bath (you can find this type of product over-the-counter at your local drug store). You can also use baking soda. Just do not use this if you have broken skin.
* Use ice packs and place them over the itchy skin.
* Use a lemon. Hard to believe at first, but squeezing lemons on your itch spots will help reduce itching. Lemons contain anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
* Use aloe vera. Aloe vera has long been used for skin burns, but it also soothes itchy skin. Take a leaf, slice it open and spread the gel on your skin.
* Use herbs. Herbs like basil and mint have been known to contain a good amount of eugenol which is a topical anesthetic. Also thyme contains properties that can have a numbing effect when used on the skin. Make a skin rinse with these herbs and spread them over your itchy skin to get relief.

Epsom Salt Baths

If you are familiar with Epsom salt, this can soothe itchy as well as dry skin. Readily available in stores, this has been popularly used to relieve one from muscle soars and cramps. Itchiness due to poison ivy, insect bites, and stings can be relieved with the use of Epsom salt. By diluting about 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt into a cup of water and applying it liberally to the affected area using a small towel or a wash cloth, itchiness can be relieved. This is also good to use when bathing as it does not only soothe the skin but helps remove skin impurities and dead skin.

Skin Lotions

There are numerous skin lotions that can help relieve the itch. You can purchase many of these anti-itch creams at your local drug stores. Find products that have Pramoxine, Phenol, Diphenhydramine or Camphor in them. You can usually apply them over and over as needed. They help numb the nerve endings so that you do not over scratch your skin making the situation even worse. You may think to grab Hydrocortisone, but keep in mind that this usually only works for itching caused by eczema and therefore doesn’t help stop itching in many cases.

Also, there are popular moisturizers that you can purchase over-the-counter are such as Eucerin, Cetaphil, Vanicream and others.

Over the Counter Medications

There are non-prescription medications that may help give immediate relief. Antihistamines are typically used to treat itch. These include hydroxyzine, diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine or better known as Atarax, Benadryl and Chlor-Trimeton. The downfall to taking these oral treatments is that they tend to cause drowsiness. But that might not be a downfall especially if the itching is keeping you up at night.

Always seek medical attention for severe cases of allergic reaction. There may be more to the situation than just itcy skin.

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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

Ugh! Those disgusting fruit flies in your kitchen. They congregate around your fruit basket, your garbage and God only knows what they do on the fruit!! Well, I have a wonderful trick that will get rid of your fruit flies almost instantly!

To eliminate fruit flies, you will need the following:

A little bowl and Apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish soap!

Instructions:

Fill the little bowl with apple cider vinegar so that the depth is approximately 1in/2.5cm. Drop 1 drop of any dishwashing liquid in.

Place the bowl(s) around your kitchen on the countertop or under the sink, any where you sees fruit flies.

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