Random pains and headaches probably have you reaching for your bottle of aspirin on a regular basis. There are actually many other uses for aspirin as well, however. Not only can you use it in other ways for your body, but it can be used for various household chores.
Listen to these 8 ways you can use aspirin that you might not be aware of:
#1 For Your Bathroom
Don’t buy bathroom cleaner if you have aspirin at your disposal. You can make a simple paste that works very well to exfoliate and deep clean your dirty surfaces. Just as aspirin loosens bloodstream clumps, it will break through grime in your bathroom.
Crush your aspirin into water to make a paste or dissolve it fully to make a more liquid mix to use for cleaning your bathroom.
#2 Cleansing Your Face
Aspiring helps with pain and has anti-inflammatory aspects that translate into good skin care. It will help to reduce any redness and irritation you may experience on your skin. It can also be a great help for your skin if you have acne because it uses salicylic acid.
#3 Removing Stains
The salicylic acid is good for more than helping with acne. It’s a great way to get yellow sweat stains to disappear from shirts. When the aspirin sits on the stain, it breaks down the particles which create the discoloring.
You can use it either by making a paste to put on the stain or by dissolving a few aspirin pills in water and soaking your shirts in it.
Aspirin can also be used as a shampoo to protect the color of your hair, especially if it’s a lighter hue. The properties of the pill help to prevent a chlorine-tinged look. At the same time, the salicylic acid will help balance your hair’s moisture and fight dryness and flakiness of your scalp.
Dissolve 8 aspirin pills in warm water and massage it in your hair. It’s best to leave it sitting for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
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#5 Callus Softener
The exfoliating properties of aspirin can be a big help to your coarse feet. The aspirin removes dead skin and works on calluses. If you’re experiencing any irritation due to fungus, aspirin’s anti-inflammatory properties will help with that, as well.
Create a mix with warm water and 6 aspirin tablets dissolved and soak your feet. You can even wrap them in a towel afterwards if you want.
#6 Fertilizing Plants
The things that cause aspirin to make the pain in your body feel less intense can also help plants live longer. When plants are under stress, they produce salicylic on their own to fight against bugs and drought so the added amounts from aspirin help them to put up an even stronger fight.
#7 Relieving Bug Bites
You’ll be grateful for the anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin when you have a really itchy bug bite. The bacteria that might be surrounding the bug bite will be eaten away at and your swelling will go down.
Mix aspirin with a bit of water to make a paste which you will put directly on the bug bite.
#8 Sanitizing Hands
The beneficial properties of aspirin make it a great option for an affordable and easy to concoct hand sanitizer. Just create a solution by dissolving aspirin tablets in water and rub it on your hands.
Now that you know about these alternate uses of aspirin, think twice before buying premade products for these purposes.
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