1. Aluminium foil = Pan scrubber
Cooked up a storm over the weekend for your friends and family and have a pile of cast iron frying pans waiting to be washed? Soak them in water and use aluminium foil to scrub out any stubborn residual off your pan base.
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2. Mayonnaise = Sticker remover
A lesser known adhesive remover, mayonnaise can also be used to remove watermarks from your table. Just apply onto the affected surface and leave on for an hour before wiping it off with a cloth.
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3. Vinegar = Antiseptic treatment for bug bites/stings
While generally regarded as a “home remedy” for stings and insect bites which is best treated by medical professionals, the acetic acid in vinegar has antibacterial properties that can help to disinfect superficial wounds and alleviate mild symptoms such as itchiness.
4. Charcoal = Dehumidifier
Charcoal is a great natural absorbent so if you have a few pieces left from your last barbeque, place them into a container like a coffee container and leave it in a room which tends to gather moisture easily such as the bathroom.
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6. Vegetable peeler = Butter softener
When you’re in a rush at breakfast and don’t have much time to wait for butter to thaw, this quick hack will give you thin strips of butter instantly.
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7. Ice cubes = Soup oil skimmer
For health-conscious folks, this is music to your ears. Simply place the ice cubes in a ladle, slide it across the soup’s surface and the excess fat will congeal around the cubes.
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8. Lemons = Detergent for metal pots/kettles
Packed with a dizzy array of vitamins and nutrients, lemons are also a great detergent as they can be used to clean all sorts of household objects from mirrors to sinks to pots and kettles. Check out our video below:
9. Ground cinnamon = Lip plumper
Cinnamon is a popular ingredient for lip plumping home remedies as it increases blood flow to the lips, creating an illusion of fuller lips. To create the mixture, mix half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon (you can crush cinnamon sticks to achieve this too) with a small dollop of Vaseline until you get a paste.
Use your finger or a toothbrush with soft bristles to coat your lips with the paste, rubbing gently for about 30 seconds. You may feel a tingly sensation, as cinnamon slightly irritates the skin – so be careful not to swallow it!