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FYI: 5 Ways with... Aspirin

5 Ways with... Aspirin

Five new ways to put aspirin to use.

1. Remove sweat stains. Make a paste using ground aspirin and water, and apply it over the yellowed area before laundering. The salicylic acid in aspirin is an effective cleaning agent, working the same way that other acidic substances like vinegar and lemon juice do.

2. Soothe mosquito bites. To tame itching caused by a mosquito bite, rub a dampened aspirin pill over the inflamed area until discomfort subsides.

3. Keep soil fresh. To keep your garden thriving, add one aspirin per gallon of watering water in order to prevent fungus from growing around the roots of fresh flowers. The treatment will also result in longer-lasting flowers once the blooms are cut.

4. Combat light cases of dandruff. To remove pesky dry skin flakes from your scalp, crush two aspirin tablets and add them to a dab of shampoo before washing hair as usual.

5. Remove rust spots. Has the shaving cream can left ugly rust spots on your tub? Crush an aspirin or two and wet the stained area, then sprinkle the powder onto the rust and let it sit for 10 minutes before wiping away with a damp sponge.

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