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Offline kathryn

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More Home Remedies
« on: June 19, 2007, 07:22:54 am »
1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean.  The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply
the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

13. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 07:30:03 am »
that's what i'll tell my cleaning freak MIL if she finds that in my house "well i thought you knew all the good cleaning secrets" :P
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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 07:31:07 am »
I have an alternative to #1 - Drink the vodka then remove the bandage  ;) Wow who knew vodka was so amazing around the house!

Hahaha good save with the MIL  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 07:36:44 am »
Why do you think people in Russia are so happy? Everything is solved with vodka!!! First hand witness  ;)
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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 07:55:23 am »
LOL  So i  will just  use the excuse that its  acleaner next time  we run to the liquor store lol
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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 08:02:18 am »
Why do you think people in Russia are so happy? Everything is solved with vodka!!! First hand witness  ;)

yes vodka does solve problems, but i can never remember how....
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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 11:49:00 am »
5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

I am betting this wouldn't be a good one to try for cleaning up party fouls while hungover. ;) :D

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Re: More Home Remedies
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 11:29:14 pm »
16.  Drink vodka daily (and nightly) and you won't even notice all of the above.

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I wonder if my nightly indulgence would clean any more or any faster with the added caffeine..
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 01:20:27 am »
Hmmm, good question!  The great news is that by indulging nightly, you have less germs in your mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.

HAHHA!
Does that mean I don't even need to brush my teeth? LOL
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 02:14:58 am »
Hmmm, good question!  The great news is that by indulging nightly, you have less germs in your mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.

HAHHA!
Does that mean I don't even need to brush my teeth? LOL
Dont tell my kids that.. :)
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