As a prepper I am always curious to find new and inventive ways to repurpose materials I already have. This is one of the reasons that we love to shop through flea markets and other boutiques. The prepping lifestyle is something that teaches us how to transform everyday items to be used in new ways. This week I am proud and excited to share with you some of the creative ways that you can use aspirin. For many people aspirin is just used as a headache reliever or as a muscle pain reliever. However, this super drug can also be used in a variety of other ways. Here are 15 of the best uses for aspirin that you might not have heard about.
Laundry is something that we all deal with and some of us deal with it better than others. As we all know there is nothing worse than a white shirt being stained and ruined. Most people will reach for the bleach but this could damage other areas of your laundry. Did you know you could drop a tablet of aspirin in your laundry and it would keep your whites white? It works well.
Acne is a painful and sometimes embarrassing problem for many people. If you are having difficulty with acne then you could crush a few tablets of aspirin and mix them with just enough water to make a paste. Rub the paste onto your face and allow it to dry. It will dry your skin and it will also reduce the acne. If you have oily skin, which is the cause of most acne, then this is a great way to reduce the oil and the acne at the same time.
As with the previously mentioned option you will need to make a paste with water and crushed aspirin. As with any other wart remover the key is to stay consistent and to use regular treatments. Place the paste on your wart and over a period of time the wart will begin to disappear.
Bug bites can be very uncomfortable and very itchy. Not only can they be uncomfortable but they can be unsightly as well. Rubbing a bit of aspirin paste onto your affected areas will reduce the pain, swelling, and it will minimize the bitten area.
Another great option for aspirin paste is to place it on ingrown hairs. We all know that ingrown hairs are very painful and they can last for weeks at a time. They are also notoriously hard to remove. The aspirin paste can be placed on the affected area and the pain and swelling will subside. The hair will also soften and be easier to remove.
Aspirin paste can be rubbed on a sore tooth as well. in some cases a dentist is not always around and you might not have the ability to get there. Rubbing this paste on your sore tooth will give some relief of the pain.
Are your plants suffering from fungus? If so then you could always drop a tablet of aspirin in a squirt bottle with some water. Allow the tablet to dissolve and then spray the plants with the mixture. The fungus will not last long!
If you have items that are in need of staying dry then you could always use aspirin as a desiccant. Place a few tablets in a bag with your items and it will absorb the moisture in the bag.
Keep Plants Hydrated
If you have an herb garden or any other kind of plant then you might be battling the issue of hydration. Keeping your plants moist might be hard in the summer but you can always place a tablet of aspirin in the plants soil. The tablet will help keep your plants hydrated and it will improve the life of your garden.
If bugs are a problem around your home or even in your garden then you can always use aspirin to make a pesticide. All you have to do is mix a few crushed aspirin with a handful of cornstarch powder. Sprinkle the mixture in the needed areas and your bug issues will vanish.
Bathtub Ring Removal
We all know that bathtubs are notorious for developing a ring where the water level is. Much like a toilet this ring can be almost impossible to remove. However it is possible to remove this ring with a paste made from aspirin and water. Scrub the ring with the paste and it will disappear in no time at all.
Calluses are not the prettiest things in the world. They make our hands and feet hard and uncomfortable. If you are interested in removing these unsightly places then mix a little lemon juice with a few crushed aspirin. Apply the paste to your calluses and watch them disappear over time. The mixture will soften the skin and leave you smelling lemony fresh.
Aspirin is a pain reliever and there is not much worse than bad sunburn. Mixing a few crushed aspirin with water and then covering your sunburn will reduce the heat, the pain, and the longevity of the burn.
Crushed aspirin mixed with talcum powder will give you an anti-fungal powder that cannot be matched.
Mixing a few crushed aspirin with water until you have a fine paste will also serve as a wonderful skin exfoliator to wash away those dead skin cells and leave you with a soft complexion.
As you can see there are numerous options for aspirin. Imagine the possibilities with the many other items we use every single day. This is why we are always trying to find new and exciting ways to use the items we thought only had one use. Aspirin is a miracle drug but it is also a miracle ingredient for numerous other activities.