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Home Remedies That Actually Work From Traci Taylor’s Mom

Me and My Momma

Years ago I asked my Mom to share with me her home remedies- things she and my grandma tried and knew actually worked. This weekend I found her emails and have compiled them to share with you!

Have The Hiccups? Reach for the Sugar
When hiccups strike, fill a spoon with sugar and swallow it dry.

Duct Tape to Remove Warts
Have a wart? Put some duct tape over it and wear it for 2 months, removing every once in a while to exfoliate the skin..

Have Stinky Breath? Eat Yogurt
Yogurt helps get rid of bad breath from stomach and acid reflux issues, but if you’ve got gum, liver or lung disease, it won’t work.

Have a Sore Throat? Gargle Salt Water
The salt decrease swelling and the pain it causes. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and chug!

Have Stinky Feet? Wash Them In Vodka
Wipe your stinky feet down with a vodka soaked wash cloth. If you rather drink your vodka, you can use rubbing alcohol instead.

Cure a Headache With a Pencil
Put a pencil the long way between your teeth, but don’t bite down. Just let the pencil hang out in your mouth. It’ll relax your jaw muscles and help the headache go away.

Achy Feet? Roll a Tennis Ball
If you’ve got achy feet place a tennis ball under your foot and roll it back and forth for a couple of minutes.

Yellow Teeth? Whiten Them With An Apple
Crunching on an apple will work on your tooth enamel to clean the stains when you don’t have a toothbrush nearby.

Have a UTI and Can’t Get to the Doctor? Reach for Baking Powder
Mix ¼ teaspoon baking soda in 8 ouches of water and drink this mixture once a day until you can get to the doctor and on antibiotics.

Remove Crayon From Walls With WD40
The easy way to get crayons off almost anything is with WD40. Spray it on then wipe everything off. No elbow grease needed. This method doesn’t leave any marks or residue on painted surfaces.

A Paper Towel and An Iron Will Clean Up Melted Wax
If you find that somehow candle wax has dripped onto the carpeting, here’s a quick way to get it off: place a white paper towel over the wax. Set your iron to low heat and iron over the paper towel. The wax will melt and will suck into the paper towel! If you’ve got a big chunk of wax, lay ice cubes on the chunk of wax and leave for a few minutes. The wax will harden and you can chip it off. You’ll have to use a carpet cleaner after you get the wax off though as the dye in the wax will stay with the carpet.

No Soap? No Problem!
If you run out of dishwashing soap, wash your dishes in the kitchen sink with Herbal Essences shampoo. It’s perfect for camping since it is biodegradable.

Soap Scum Stinks
To get rid of that nasty soap scum, wipe shower doors with a solution of white vinegar and warm water, or spray with laundry pre-wash. If scum is heavy, scour with a nylon scrubbing pad. Be sure to rinse!

Fight the Frizz With Avocado
Mash one avocado with an egg yolk, work it into your hair and leave it in for at least 15 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition as usual.

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