Monday, May 4, 2009

Homemade Hand Sanitizer & Everyday Tips

Couldn't find any hand sanitizer over the weekend. All the stores were out. So I'm thinking I can just add some alcohol to hand cream in a squirt bottle and use that. Anyway I started looking for recipes online and found a few.

This is one I found:

1 cup aloe vera gel

1 tsp rubbing alcohol

2 tsp vegetable glycerin

8-10 drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil

Then I found this one:

1/2 cup aloe vera gel

6 drops of tea tree oil

1 drop of lavender

1 capsule of natural vitamin E

Then this one:

Begin with 1 cup of aloe vera gel and add a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.

Next, mix in 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin.

Finally, add about 9 drops of tea tree essential oil OR lavender essential oil.

I'm still wondering why I couldn't just add alcohol to some my little squeeze bottles of lotion. I may try that. I'll let you know if it works or not. I have used alcohol for many years to wipe down my kitchen counter, bathroom counters and toilet seats. I just take my ice pick and make a hole in the cap and squirt on counters and sinks and on mirrors too. It works really well.

Mainly they are saying that washing your hands with soap and water is the best thing to do!!!!!!!

While I was looking for a recipe for homemade hand sanitizer, I received an email with these everyday tips from a friend of mine.

Eliminate 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 Dish washing 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 caused 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 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? Just 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. Vick's Vapor Rub does it too, put it under the nails.

Easy eyeglass protection. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of 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.

I wanted to blog more but Monday is not my favorite day of the week.

Love Ya,

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool to know.. I passed an award on to you..come check my blog..


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