Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday — Vinegar

DID YOU KNOW….

Using vinegar mixed with water can be used as an underarm odor prevention. Do not try this after shaving or on broken skin. Test a small area of skin first. 

Vinegar doesn’t work for everyone, another alternative is lemon juice freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice . Do not apply after shaving or on broken skin.

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Fact Friday — Winter Asthma

DID YOU KNOW ….

People with asthma, winter can be a especially difficult time for breathing. Cold and dry air can be factors that contribute to the challenge. Staying inside to be warm from the Brrrr can also be a challenge, because of dust and if you have pets their dandruff.

It is recommended to clean your home or living space weekly, this will help prevent an asthmatic attack from happening.

For more information on this, check out the doctors video

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Wacky Wednesday — Lemons

DID YOU KNOW ….

It only takes one exploding mess in the microwave, and it was intended to be wiped  clean but it didn’t happen. Now there is a cake like  cement  substance on the inside. Rather then use chemicals to clean it you can use lemons or lemon rinds.

Add cut up lemons or rinds in a microwave safe bowl, filled half way with water. Microwave it for about 3 to 5 minutes allowing it to steam and condensate. Carefully remove the microwave bowl and wipe the inside clean with a towel.

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Fact Friday — Closets

DID YOU KNOW….

Starting the new year off de-cluttering and organizing the closet should be a good practice. 

A cluttered closet is one of the biggest causes of house fires.

Statistics shows that one in every eight house fires starts in a closet, when belongings are stored too close to a light bulb.

A single 40 watt bulb can generate enough heat to catch boxes and clothes on fire.

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Wacky Wednesday — Soap

DID YOU KNOW….

That you can put soap flakes or a bar of soap between your sheets  or mattress and this will help stop muscle cramps. I know it sounds like the stupidest idea. Not all home remedies work, but this one has proven to work for many.

Yon Doo Ough, MD,  Anesthesiologist practicing in Wisconsin placed Ivory soap flakes on a homemade patch and put it on over cramping muscles and found that it relieved the pain, (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, July, 2008).

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Fact Friday — Household Chores

DID YOU KNOW…

New studies show that by doing household chores  they will boost your creativity and clarity in your mind, and perhaps make your smarter!

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Wacky Wednesday — Nosebleeds

DID YOU KNOW….

During the winter months it is very dry, and it isn’t uncommon to get  nosebleeds.

The next time you get a nosebleed try putting cold keys on the back of your neck. It works.

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Fact Friday — Flu Season

DID YOU KNOW ….

During week 49 (December 2-8), influenza activity increased in the U.S.  If you have a child under the age of six many  over-the counter medications are not safe for them.

What can you do for your child to help ease your child’s symptoms?

Dr. Jim Sears from the TV show The Doctors suggests an all natural chest rub that is safe for your child.

Below are the ingredients for the all natural chest rub.

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup coconut oil

• 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

• 20 drops peppermint essential oil

• Empty baby food jar (with label removed so child doesn’t confuse for food) or any small container with a lid

Directions:

• Mix ingredients thoroughly and place in container.

• Test a small amount before administering to confirm there’s no irritation to skin.

• Rub on child’s chest when he or she is experiencing cold and/or flu symptoms.

Warnings:

• Do not use this chest rub, or any type of chest rub, on children under the age of 2.

• Do not ingest, as peppermint oil is not safe to eat.

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Wacky Wednesday – Vodka

DO YOU KNOW….

This time of the year a lot of people purchase and receive flowers. How can you help those flowers last a little bit longer than usual.

Putting a couple drops of vodka and one teaspoon of sugar into the vase of water, and change it every day will help the flowers last longer.

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Fact Friday — Essential Oils

DID YOU KNOW….

In about a week winter will be officially here in the North Eastern part of the United States. Winter sometimes can make

Northerners grumpy and depressed.

Using essential oils can uplift your spirits and can help change your mood. Oils that you can experiment with to help you combat the winter blues are as such:

  • Citruses: lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine

    These can bring the feelings of: Joy, Happiness, Focus and perhaps Confidence .
  • Lavender:

    This can bring a Calm, Restfulness and Feelings of Self- image.
  • Rosemary: 
  • Brings alertness
  • Sandle wood:

    Contentment, Self -esteem, Self – awareness, Self – image
  • Peppermint: 

    Alertness
  • Geranium:

    Happiness, Positive, Self – esteem and Restfulness

These are just a few that I use during the winter months, experiment and put a few drops on a cotton ball and see if the scent changes your mood.

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