I really think that every person in the world should have aspirin in their medicine cabinets. We usually drink this miraculous pill when we have a terrible headache, fever or when we notice the first symptoms of cold. Aspirin is quite effective as a general pain reliever. Other people take it to help with their heart problems and to prevent blood clots from forming. Aspirin is extremely effective and useful due to its powerful ingredient – salicylic acid. As we said, there are many different medicinal uses for aspirin. But, you should also know that there are lots of other non-medical things you can do with it, which this video and article cover. Just read the article and take a look at the video bellow, and see if any of the alternatives could come in handy in your life:
Renews and Clears Skin
As we said, aspirin contains salicylic acid, which works well like a clear-all for skin – mostly because it helps to reduce swelling, redness, and acne by removing oil and dead skin cells that are clogging them. Here’s what you need to do – just make a mask by crushing up 5 aspirin tablets, combine them with a ¼ cup of water, and one teaspoon of honey. Then, make sure you leave the paste on your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. You can do this daily, weekly, or monthly to fit your skin’s needs.
You should also know that you can use aspirin to fight off dandruff. So, if you suffer from an itchy, dry, flaky scalp, you should try this simple method – just crush 2-3 pills into powder and mix it in with your shampoo. Make sure you leave the shampoo to sit on your scalp for several minutes before rinsing, this works because the salicylic acid it contains makes it a very strong and effective moisturizing agent.
Make Flowers Last Longer
We all know that our plants and fresh cut flowers have a tendency to wilt away and they can start to look sad very quickly. Well, you should know that this is probably because they’re producing ethylene gas as they slowly decay, but if you add a crushed aspirin to the water they’re in, your flowers will last much longer than not.
Remove Tough Sweat Stains
Let me ask you a simple question – do you sweat a lot? Well, if your answer is yes, then you should definitely try this simple method. We all know that the yellowed armpit stains on clothing are unsightly and getting them out can be a real pain, if not impossible, but not if you use aspirin to pre-treat the spots. Here’s what you need to do – just combine 5 crushed aspirin tablets with ¼ cup of water and apply this paste to sweat stains. Allow it to work its magic for at least several minutes before rinsing and then wash clothing as you regularly would.
Jumpstart a Dead Car Battery
Note: make sure you use this trick only in case of an emergency and it’s best to check out the video for more information on it. Here’s what you need to do – if your car battery ever dies, put at least 2 aspirin per cell into the battery. The salicylic acid in aspirin reacts with the sulfuric acid in the battery, which creates a charge strong enough to get your engine to turn over so you can get to a service station or mechanic. You should be very careful, because if you do this – the chemical reaction can produce some nasty, harmful byproducts.