1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers."
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites . It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring
1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.
2. If they start out with, “How are you today?” say, “I’m so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died . . . “
3. If they say they’re John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located, how long it has been in business, how many people work there, how they got into this line of work if they are married, how many kids they have, etc. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.
4. (This works great if you are male) Telemarketer: “Hi, my name is Judy and I’m with XYZ Company. ” You: Wait for a second and with a real husky voice ask, “What are you wearing?”
5. Cry out in surprise, “Judy? Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?” Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of terror as she tries to figure out where she could know you from.
6. Say “No” over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic Tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until They hang up.
7. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends Plan, reply, In as sinister a voice as you can, “I don’t have any friends, would you be my friend?”
8. If the company cleans rugs, respond: “Can you get out blood? Can you get out goat Blood? How about human blood?”
9. After the Telemarketer gives his or her spiel, ask him or her to marry you. When They get all flustered; tell them that you can’t just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.
10. If the Telemarketer is selling raffle tickets, tell him or her that you work for the same company, and that employees cannot participate.
11. Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a Telemarketer, set the receiver down, scream, “OH MY GOD!” and then hang up.
12. Tell the Telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask if he/she will give you their home phone number so you can call him/her back. When the Telemarketer explains Those telemarketers cannot give out their home numbers say, “I guess you don’t want anyone bothering you at home, right?” The Telemarketer will agree and you say, “Me
either!” and proceed to hang up.
13. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.
14. Tell them it is dinner time, but ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation. For added effect, clanging of cutlery and dishes is recommended.
15. Tell the Telemarketer you are on “home incarceration” and ask if they could bring you some beer.
16. Ask them to fax the information to you, and make up a number.
17. Tell the Telemarketer, “Okay, I’ll listen to you. But I should probably tell you, I’m not wearing any clothes.”
18. Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. “Come on, Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how’s your momma?”
19. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up… louder… louder!
20. Tell them to talk very slowly, because you want to write every word down.
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently,I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and
charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that
seniors over age 55 ...get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. (But you
need to ASK for your discount.)
Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.
This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of
restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of
offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually
surprised to see how many there are and howsome of them start at the young
age of 50 .
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.
Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.
YOU must ASK for your discount !
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.
RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)
NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount.
I Know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass the one on!!!!!
The ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again!
The mixture is:
1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent
3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
couple tablespoons of baking soda.
Scrub on with a scrubbing brush
Uses for a Bandana
On the cattle drive or trail:
•A wind/dust mask
•Hobble a pack animal
•Soak in water and use as a neckband to keep cool
•Whisk away pestering insects
•Tuck under back of hat to keep sun off
•A backpacking strainer for pasta
•Gather wild blueberries in it
•Mark territory in the woods
•As a blindfold to sleep past dawn
•Pad shoulders when carrying a load
•To tie extra stuff to a backpack
•Cover your face for a daytime nap
•Tie together and twist for a rope
•Hang on a guy line to keep people from tripping
•Emergency repair for a strap on a pack
•Dry feet after fording a stream
•Plug nose after encountering a skunk
•Occupied sign on an outhouse
•To check wind direction
•Tie around head to keep hairpiece from blowing down the trail
•All-terrain sitting cloth
•Sending smoke signals
•Distract a charging animal
•Flag a passing motorist
•Flag down a taxi
•Cheer at a parade or sporting event
•Tie to the car antenna for easy spotting
•Tie to luggage for easy spotting
Apparel and Accessories:
•Scarf or neckerchief
•Tie together for a belt
•Add a piece of cord for a halter-top
•Emergency swim trunks, two for a bikini
•Makeshift hat (knot at each corner)
•To fill a brassiere
•Mask for robbing stagecoaches and banks
•A patch for tired pants
•Tuck in chest pocket of tux for a rustic look
Sports and Games:
•To lead a line dance
•Blindfold for Pin the Tail on the Donkey
•Tie skis together to carry
•For magic tricks
•A flag for capture the flag
•Slingshot [yeah, this one mystifies us too]
•To wipe a muddy Frisbee after a day of “mudultimate”
•A net to gather minnows for bait
•Mark home base line
•To wipe sweaty hands when the chalk bag is empty
•Parachute for Barbie or Ken
•Stick two ends through skydiving helmet to have bunny ears on the way down
In the kitchen:
•Plug sink drain
•Bib or lap napkin
•Placemat or tablecloth
•Open a stuck jar
•Cover exposed food
•Coffee filter or tea strainer
•Moisten and wrap biscuits, pancakes to keep from going stale
Around the House:
•Wipe a tear
•Blow a nose
•Muffle a sneeze or cover a cough
•Cover a book
•Suppress a rattle
•To distinguish twins, triplets
•Wrap a gift
•Give as a gift
•Muzzle a dog
•Muzzle a mother-in-law
•Fill with catnip
•Muffler for alarm clock
•Disguise your voice on the phone
•Make into a doll
•Garden hose repair
•To handle a hot radiator cap or check the oil
•Replacement gas cap
•Car window shade
•Decorate the Christmas tree
•Stuff to make a pillow
•Polish the car
•Blanket for the Chihuahua
Emergency and Self Defense:
•As a sling
•Wrap a sprained ankle or wrist
•To secure a splint on a broken arm or leg
•Surrender flag (make sure it’s white)
•Wrap around snow or ice for an ice pack
•As a garrote to capture the “bad guys”
•As handcuffs to tie up the “bad guys”
Tips From the Redneck Book of Manners
Never take a beer to a job interview.
Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them
It's considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.
If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.
Even if you're certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.
If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label.
Avoid throwing bones and food scraps on the floor as the restaurant may not have dogs.
Entertaining In Your Home
A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.
Do not allow the dog to eat at the table no matter how good his manners are.
While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one's OWN truck keys.
Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of good money.
Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman's jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.
Dating (outside the family)
Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date.
Be aggressive. Let her know you're interested: 'I've been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall two years ago.'
Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM; others might say 'Monday' If the latter is the answer, it is the man's responsibility to get her to school on time.
Always have a positive comment about your date's appearance, such as, 'Ya'll sure don't sweat much for a fat gal.'
Livestock, usually, is a poor choice for a wedding gift.
Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot.
For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cumberbund and a clean bowling shirt can create too sporty an appearance.
Though uncomfortable, say 'yes' to socks and shoes for this special occasion.
It is not appropriate to tell the groom how good his wife is in the sack.
Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.
When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way.
Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.
Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving.
Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.
Two Reasons why it is hard to solve a Redneck Murder:
All the DNA is the same.
There are no dental records
20 Startling Ways Vicks VapoRub Can Solve Your Health And Beauty Problems
By Andrea Marchiano
In the 1880s Lunsford Richardson must have known that he’d come up with something noteworthy. It was a cold-fighting salve, and the pharmacist named it after his brother-in-law Dr. Joshua Vick. Nowadays, of course, we slather that same formula onto our chest to help us beat colds. But Vicks VapoRub has more than one use. In fact, you might be shocked by the 20 other ways you can use the menthol-rich formula.
20. Relieves headaches and migraines
Most people look to Vicks for cold and congestion relief. After all, the product markets itself as a remedy for these ailments. But the brand has long touted another benefit to its menthol-laden product. It provides proven relief for headaches and even migraines, the latter of which can be a debilitating condition.
In fact, a quarter of U.S. households contain an adult who deals with migraines. To alleviate their pounding heads, they can take a dollop of Vicks and massage it into their temples. Then, the menthol scent and coolness can start to assuage the head pressure and dull the migraine or headache.
19. Tackles nail fungus
Older adults’ nails tend to get drier and more brittle than their younger counterparts. These cracks in the nails allow fungus to intrude, which can cause a slew of different symptoms. Nails may become thicker, turn yellowish-brown, change shape or even give off an off-putting scent. If this has happened to you – regardless of your age – reach for a jar of Vicks VapoRub.
Take a dab of Vicks and rub it onto the affected nail bed and over the nail itself. You might notice that your nail goes dark afterward – and that’s a good thing. That means the Vicks – or more specifically, its antimicrobial and antibacterial ingredient thymol – has killed off the fungus. Your nail should start to grow out healthily without it.
18. Relaxes achy muscles
Perhaps you’re a marathon runner who logs multiple miles on your feet each day. Maybe you sit in a less-than-ergonomic desk chair for eight hours a day. Either way, you come home and your muscles ache. So, to dull some of the pain, reach for your trusted jar of Vicks VapoRub.
Applying Vicks to the affected area will quickly soothe your pain. It promotes circulation in the area, which gets the muscles back to normal. The rub – complete with the active ingredients camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol – has been proven to relieve moderate cases of myalgia, or muscular aches. So, after a long run or long day at the office, have some at the ready.
17. Hastens the healing of bruises
Apparently, it typically takes about two weeks for a bruise to fade away. During that time, your skin will put on a serious show as the bruise morphs from a red color to blue to a greenish hue to brown. This muted rainbow appears in time as the blood that formed the initial bruise gets reabsorbed into your body.
If you don’t want to wait two weeks for your bruise to disappear, you can hasten the process with a bit of Vicks VapoRub. The product’s inclusion of menthol will cool down the area, thus dulling the pain that came with your initial injury. Then, camphor will tamp down the inflammation. Altogether, those effects speed up the healing process.
16. Plumps chapped lips
Oil glands keep many areas of your skin moisturized and plump. Your lips, however, do not have that luxury. That explains why wintery weather, sun exposure or a lack of quality self-care can cause your lips to get chapped or dry. Once again, though, Vicks VapoRub can come to your rescue.
A very thin layer of Vicks VapoRub can give your lips the hydration they need to plump back up. You can also use the menthol-rich salve to soothe sore or cracked lips, too. Regardless of why you’re applying, be sure to use only a tiny amount and avoid ingesting any of it.
15. Disinfects minor cuts
It’s not often that you suffer from a sizable cut that needs bandages or stitches. But small scrapes, paper cuts, splinters and other scratches? Those happen all of the time. And while you may leave them to heal on their own, you can use Vicks VapoRub to help the process go even more smoothly.
For one thing, Vicks has antiseptic qualities, meaning it can clean out your cut or splinter. A tiny bit will keep infections at bay, but it will also speed up the healing process. Anyone who’s had a painful paper cut or splinter will know that hastening its disappearance is ideal.
14. Cools sunburn
A whopping one in three Americans report that they get sunburn each year. If you’ve had it before, you know just how painful it can be. Your skin aches and pulsates, and it may even feel hot to the touch. Most people would reach for aloe to quell their epidermal pain, but you also have a friend in Vicks.
Firstly, applying a layer of Vicks will have the same effect as aloe. Apparently, you’ll be able to feel how it cools the surface of your skin instantly. If that’s not relief enough, VapoRub can also neutralize the redness. So, slather it on this time and be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen in the future.
13. Removes stubborn lipsticks
Surprisingly, 80 percent of ladies in America say that they wear lipstick often. Furthermore, over a quarter of them won’t walk out of the house without a painted pout. Of course, lipstick can look pretty, but anyone who wears it will know just how tough it can be to take off.
Let’s say you’ve wiped off your lipstick, but a hint of the color still lingers. If that’s the case, slather a thin layer of Vicks over the unwanted stain and leave it to sit on your lips for five minutes. Then, you should be able to wipe off your make-up with ease. And as an added bonus, you’ll have moisturized your pout after a day of wearing lipstick.
12. Fights acne
Up to 50 million Americans deal with acne each year. If you’re one of them, it might seem like you’ve tried so many remedies. But we bet you haven’t tried Vicks VapoRub, though, which has worked for some who want to get rid of their acne once and for all.
Vicks VapoRub’s ingredient list includes camphor and eucalyptus, which both have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Together, they can soothe your skin, calm inflammation and neutralize an unclear complexion. However, you should be cautious if you try this tip. For some, Vicks causes more breakouts because it contains petroleum jelly, meant to keep skin moisturized.
11. Moisturizes dry feet
Your feet can dry out for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps you’ve taken too many hot baths or spent too much time with your feet exposed to a humidity-free environment. Or you might have athlete’s foot, a fungal infection that can cause skin to get sore, flaky and dry on all of its different parts.
You can rely on Vicks to help you with your dry feet in all of the above scenarios. Its formula includes petroleum jelly, which quenches your skin and locks in the provided moisture. Meanwhile, VapoRub includes a handful of antimicrobial ingredients, which kill off the bacteria responsible for your athlete’s foot.
10. Diminishes warts
Perhaps it was months ago when your skin came in contact with the virus responsible for causing warts. It doesn’t matter – a bump can still form on your skin after that much time has passed. And once it appears, it can sometimes take months or years for the wart to go away on its own.
Vicks VapoRub aficionados swear by the stuff as DIY wart relief. They dab a bit onto the bump in question, then cover it with a bandage. Experts have yet to weigh in on this remedy, so proceed with caution. And if you want the quickest possible removal of these things, ask your doctor for help.
9. Repels insects
Summer is the season that beckons us all outdoors. But it’s not a pleasant experience when we have to deal with bugs – especially mosquitoes. If you feel like you’ve tried every insect repellent on the shelves without any relief from bites and stings, then dab a bit of Vicks onto yourself before stepping outside.
Vicks VapoRub works wonders as an insect repellent because it contains cedar leaf oil, an effective way to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away from you. Be sure to put a bit on your legs, arms, neck, ankles and other exposed skin. Then, return to enjoying the outdoors in summer and beyond.
8. Dulls hemorrhoid pain
Hemorrhoids hurt, and sometimes sufferers might not have the right remedy on hand to soothe such a sensitive spot. Just know that you can always reach for Vicks VapoRub for temporary, effective relief. Take a generous dab of the menthol-laden stuff and layer it over the area to dull the pain and itchiness you feel.
It’s not just hemorrhoid sufferers who rely on Vicks for relief. Experts even recommend it sometimes for patients who need instant relief from pain and swelling. However, they will likely follow up with a visit to the doctor’s office for a long-lasting cure of hemorrhoid pain, which comes with professional treatment.
7. Tightens skin to fight wrinkles
It’s no secret that skincare products can often cost a lot of money. And not all will fulfill the promises made on the bottle. And then there’s Vicks VapoRub, which costs a fraction of what you’d pay for a fancy face cream and makes zero promises about its wrinkle-fighting abilities.
However, Vicks VapoRub can make skin brighter and tighter after just a night’s wear, especially on the fine lines that appear on your neck and chest. Pharmacist Shabir Daya explained why it worked so well to the Daily Mail. According to the expert, “It is the combination of menthol and camphor that have a tightening effect on the skin.”
6. Softens stretch marks
Stretch marks are part of life and often mark an incredible milestone in a person’s life – carrying a baby, anyone? Still, you may want to soften the appearance of these jagged lines on your skin, and you can do so with a helping of Vicks VapoRub. Some who’ve tried it have reported that their marks had diminished by 60 to 100 percent after just a week of usage.
VapoRub has a slew of ingredients that work together to mute stretch marks’ appearance. The combination of camphor, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum and turpentine oil soften the skin that’s been stretched. Meanwhile, these five ingredients quench skin so it looks less dry, thus preventing the stretch marks from protruding too far from the surface.
5. Moisturizes dry scalp
It could be cold air. Perhaps you’re having a bad reaction to a new shower gel or shampoo. Or maybe, you’re just getting older. Regardless of the reason, you have a dry scalp, which isn’t only uncomfortable, but aesthetically displeasing. No one wants flakes of dead skin floating from their head.
You can quench a dry scalp with the help of Vicks VapoRub and the petroleum and eucalyptus folded into it. These two ingredients transform the cough-relieving remedy into a scalp salve. Just work a thin layer over the driest areas of your head just before bed. Then, sleep with it in place.
4. Makes a sinus-clearing shower bomb
As you know, Vicks VapoRub is a great tool in the fight against coughs and congestion. You also may be aware that breathing in hot shower steam can help relieve these ailments, too. Now, imagine how good it’d feel to combine the two. Then, get to work on these DIY shower bombs to make it happen.
You only need three ingredients to make a Vicks shower bomb. These are three tablespoons of VapoRub, a half-cup of cornstarch and two tablespoons of water. You’ll put the Vicks into a bowl, add the cornstarch and then the water. Form the resulting paste into balls and leave them out overnight to harden. Then, pop one onto the shower floor and let the whole chamber fill with soothing Vicks fumes.
3. Softens coughs… if you put it on your feet
Any Vicks VapoRub aficionado can tell you that the stuff helps to soothe coughs and colds. You just have to rub some onto your chest and breathe in deeply, right? Well, some pioneering users have come to realize that it’s not just an upper-body-only remedy when it comes to coughing.
Instead of slathering Vicks on your chest, try rubbing it onto the bottoms of your feet before sliding them into socks. According to some people, this application sends the right message to your throat – stop tickling. And with that, your cough will supposedly subside overnight. And your chest will loosen up a bit, too.
2. Calms eczema or rosacea
We know that Vicks VapoRub can quell some of your acne breakouts and redness. But that’s not the only inflammation that your skin might face. Indeed, you may have been diagnosed with eczema or rosacea. Luckily, you can use the over-the-counter remedy to clear up these skin conditions, as well.
Vicks VapoRub’s eucalyptus and camphor are, of course, both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The salve’s ingredients also improve the skin’s appearance and dull any discomfort you may feel from rosacea or eczema. Start with a small section to ensure your skin reacts well. Then, layer it onto your face and experience the relief.
1. Boosts hair growth
Four of Vicks VapoRub’s ingredients are said to promote the growth of a person’s hair. Lavender boosts blood flow around the follicles, while eucalyptus fights dry scalp and stimulates the hair. At the same time, menthol rids the scalp of irritants and camphor boosts circulation, which helps stronger strands to grow.
As such, some people swear by Vicks as a natural supplement for allowing hair to grow. Experts do acknowledge that boosted blood flow can, indeed, inspire improved hair growth. However, they say it’s pretty unlikely that a VapoRub application would lead to any considerable amount of length added to your locks.
The Benefits Of Peroxide
My friend who is married to a doctor was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach, I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops.
This is what she told me.
'I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drugstore. What does bleach cost?
My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide.
Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy!
Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!
Did you also know bleach was invented in the late '40s? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops.
Peroxide was invented during WWI.. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals.
Please think about this:
1. Take one capful of hydrogen peroxide (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to 10 minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold or plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.
14. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been careless, has peed on the floor around the toilet, and it's begun to smell of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle spray. In the blink of an eye all the smell will be gone and the bacteria eliminated!
I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!
This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.
Pass it on! Clorox v/s peroxide VERY interesting and inexpensive.