I’ve used bread dough balls to bait fish hooks, with middling success. And being a child of the late 80’s I used copious amounts of lemon juice for that CA bleached blonde look.
It sure is !!!! I mean who would ever put oil of bergamont on their head !!! Egads !!! [}:)][:o)]
Lone Star, that’s SHOCKING! [:0][}:)][:D]
Here is an 1853 remedy for baldness from my Daughters of the Texas Republic book:
Rub the part morning and evening with onions, till it is red, and afterwards with honey; or wash it with a decotion of boxwood, or electrify it ([:0]) daily. Or infuse for a few days, 1dr. of powdered cantharides in 1 oz. of proof spirit; beef marrow, 1/2 pound; soak in several waters, lastly in weak salt and water; melt, strain and mix adding 10 or 12 drops of oil of bergamont, or lavender.
Hot dogs work great for crab pot bait and cans of tuns with holes punched in them for shrimp!
Club soda gets red wine stains out of the carpet. [;)][}:)][:D]
Personally,I used it to court and seduce my wife![:D]Worked too!
Bottle of whipped cream and the wife .. nevermind! 🙂 Toothpaste is a great jewelry cleaner. Baking Soda a tooth polish.
In high scool, whenever I was crying about something (usually a broken-up-with boyfriend), my mother made me lay down and put two wet teabgags over my eyes.
Toothpaste will sooth a minor burn, but it has to be the paste, not the gel type, and Colgate works best.
Baking soda and water make a great treatment for poison ivy!
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I just finished reading a couple of interesting books: "Haley’s Hints" authored by Rosemary & Graham Haley [you might have seen this advertised on public TV fundraisers], and Joey Green’s "Amazing Kitchen Cures". Though greatly different, they both provide lots of ideas on how to use common foods and household items in unusual and unintended ways to make life easier or cure health ailments. You might wants to check these two books out to just make life a little more simple and easy.
I know at our house  we make our own cough syrup by mixing together burbon whiskey, honey, and apple cider vineger,  use shaving cream to take spots out of the carpet, [3 keep baking soda in the refrigerator to control odors, use canned milk or vinegar on sunburn, use toothpaste to get rid of a zit, etc, etc. What kind of whacky ways do you use foods, beverages, etc at your house that might be helpful to us all?
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Whacky Uses for Food
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