Aspirin is well-known for its pain relieving properties. However, aspirin is also used successfully in various household chores which are strong related with headaches.
As Vicks Vaporub, aspirin is present in about everybody’s medicine cabinet, and can be used for many household problems – from patching holes in drywall to removing bathtub rust spots and getting rid of dandruff.
So, if your aspirin is about to expire, don’t throw it away! You better introduce it in your household routine in order to relieve headaches.
1. Patch Holes In Dry Walls
If you have a little hole in the wall and don’t have sparkle handy, just grab the aspirin bottle. Crush a few pills and mix with water to form a paste, then apply the paste to the hole as you would spackle. Once dry, this strong solution forms an adhesive that can fix any patchy problem.
2. Blast Off Rust
If your bathtub has rust stains, just crush up a few tablets and wet the rust spots a bit. Then sprinkle on the aspirin dust and leave it on about 10 minutes to work. Use a damp cloth to remove rust away.
3. Soak Up Sweat Stains
If you’re out of regular stain remover, crush several uncoated aspirin and mix with warm water. Apply the paste evenly to the affected area, and let it sit for one hour or more before you throw the garment in the washing machine. The results will amaze you!
4. Cut Flowers Preservative
Seeing your freshly-cut flowers withering only after a few days is really disappointing. To help your cut flowers last longer mix a crushed aspirin into the water before adding the bouquet. When you change the water, don’t forget to add more headache helpers to keep your bouquet beautiful.
5. Boost The Car Battery
If your car battery is playing dead you can bring it back to life by throwing two aspirin tablets in the battery cell. Aspirin will react with the sulfuric acid and create a charge to jump-start the battery—which should provide enough juice to get you to the nearest gas station.
6. Ditch The Itch
In case you’ve been attacked by a mosquito or you have annoying itchy skin, you can soothe it with an aspirin and water paste. Crush an aspirin tablet, mix it with a few drops of water and apply the paste over the itchy area. Cover with a bandage.
7. Soothe Sunburns
Being a great anti-inflammatory, aspirin can heal your sunburn and make it feel better. You can take it as such, but if you apply an aspirin paste over the painful area it will soothe the burn quickly.
8. Get Rid Of Pimple And Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hair can be really painful and they can grow into disgusting pimples. And let’s be honest, who wants that ugly pimple to stick around any longer than it has to? Crush one or two aspirin tablets, mix the powder with tap water and apply the paste over the pesky pimple then enjoy the results.
9. Get Rid Of Tough Calluses
If you’ve got ugly calluses on your feet or hands, make a paste with 6 aspirin, a little lemon juice, and water. Then apply the paste to your calluses and wrap the area in a warm towel. Cover it with a plastic bag, wait for 15 minutes, then use the pumice stone to rub the calluses gently.
10. Help Your Garden Grow
Aspirin is great in defeating many garden fungus and also promotes growth in plants and flowers. Dissolve one aspirin tablet in a liter of warm water, and sprinkle it conservatively over the soil. It’s a great fertilizer! Be careful not to use too much in one spot, as it can cause the plants to burn instead of thrive.
11. Get Rid Of Egg Stains On Fabric
If you dropped some raw eggs on your clothes, just scrape off as much of the egg as you can, and then try to sponge out the rest with lukewarm water. Don’t use hot water—it will set the egg. Then crush one aspirin tablet, mix it with water to form a paste and apply it over the stain. Let it act for 30 minutes and rinse it with warm water.
12. Keep Dandruff Under Control
If your dandruff problem has a big impact over your self-esteem, just keep it under control by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.