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20 DIY Home Remedies You Had No


IdeaExisted
These alleged fixes for bodily ailments mostly involve things you already have lying
around, or can buy from the drugstore for a few dollars. DISCLAIMER: we have no
idea if these actually work or not this is merely a compilation of things a lot of
people on the Internet recommend.
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1. Bar of Soap Allegedly Eases Restless Leg Syndrome


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I had the most restless legs last night and the second I unwrapped a bar of soap and
put it down by feet instantly the restlessness was gone, writes a woman
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undergoing chemo who swears by this.


This is one home remedy that everyone seems to be mystified by.

2. Earl Grey Tea Supposedly Helps a Sunburn

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Youll need a pitcher, a bathtub, and 3 bags of earl grey tea. Get the full instructions
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3. Coconut Oil Is Said to Help Earaches

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Warm it up in a saucepan and use an eyedropper to drop into the affected ear.
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, but olive oil supposedly works, too. Read
more about it on eHow.com.

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There are also many other things that supposedly relieve the itch, like clear nail
polish and ice cubes. (BuzzFeed Shift editor Amy Odell, a favorite mosquito meal,
vouches for the ice cubes.)

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The real kind has laxative qualities.

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6. A Set of Cold Keys Down the Back of The Neck


Supposedly Stops a Nosebleed

peoplespharmacy.com

Stop a nosebleed by dropping keys down the back of someones shirt or pressing a
cold butter knife to the back of their neck. The temperature of the metal coagulates
the blood.
According to my EMT manuals, this actually does work. The correct procedure is to
use one hand to run a metallic object along the patients spine while using the other
hand to apply presssure to both sides of the bridge of the patients nose, someone
wrote on Snopes.com.

7. Listerine Allegedly Helps Ease Dandruff

livestrong.com

Heres one explanation of why this works.


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8. Marshmallows Ease a Sore Throat

soulsneverwrinkle.net

Refrigerate and eat. Marshmallow root tea works, too, supposedly.


(This works I tried it last night! Its also an excuse to eat marshmallows.)

9. Baking Soda Might Help Remove a Splinter or Shard


of Glass

wikihow.com

The baking soda paste will cause the skin to swell and push the splinter out. Get
more info here.

10. Egg Whites Allegedly Reduce Fevers

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Soak socks in egg whites and put them on your temperature is supposed to fall
immediately. This is an old Amish remedy, and a fair number of testimonials that
attest to the power of egg whites.

11. Colloidal Silver Eye Drops Might Help Pink Eye and
Styes

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Its highly antibacterial. Just spray into the affected eye.


Read more about the many uses of colloidal silver.

12. Drinking a Baking Soda Solution Allegedly Eases


Urinary Tract Infections

blogger.com

Baking soda raises the PH level of the irritating and acidic urine during a UTI attack.
Mix tsp baking of soda in 8 oz of water and drink up. Supposedly Alka Seltzer
works, too.

13. Make a Mud Mask With Kitty Litter For Gunky Skin

google.com

GUESS WHAT, cat litter *with no added ingredients* is just bentonite clay.
Heres the recipe:
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1. Add a cup of Kitty Litter to a microwave safe container and add water so that the
Kitty Litter is covered by an inch or so of water.
2. Microwave the Kitty Litter mixture for a minute.
3. Apply the Kitty Litter face mask and relax for 10 minutes.
This works best on oily skin with large pores.

14. The Membrane of an Egg Shell Is Said to Stop


Bleeding

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Place the membrane over the wound and apply pressure. The membrane is
supposed to harden and close off the wound temporarily.

15. Cayenne Pepper Coule Stop Bleeding on Small


Cuts/Wounds

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Cayenne pepper equalizes the blood pressure and allows cuts even deep cuts
to clot quickly so you can keep all your blood inside your body, where it belongs,
Lifehacker.com has reported.

16. Shaving Cream and Listerine Could Soften Cracked


Heels

ksl.com

Rub shaving cream on your feet. Soak a handtowel in a solution of equal parts warm
water and Listerine. Wrap the towel around your feet and let it sit for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, use the towel to rub your feet. Some of the calloused and
discolored skin will rub off.
Last step: Apply a healthy amount of lotion to your feet.
Dont do this more than once a week! This remedy comes from KSL.com.

17. Eat Olives During Motion Sickness

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They contain tannins that dry the saliva induced from the onset of nausea. Pop olives
when you first start feeling sick. Read more about it here.

18. Duct Tape Might Help With Warts

peoplespharmacy.com

More information here.

19. VapoRub Allegedly Eases Nail Fungus

lifehacker.com

Get the directions here.

20. Whipped Egg Whites Supposedly Make Eyes Less


Puffy
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There are quite a few remedies for puffy eyes. This just happens to be one of the
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Megznyc
about2yearsago

I have RLS so does my dad, can someone please tell me is the bar of soap @ your
feet works? It seems a little far fetched to me. I know drinking orange juice and
taking certain vitamins works but they take a while to work.
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jenniferlowis
about2yearsago

It does for me! Ive had RLS for years took all types of meds, My sister told me
about the soap I tried it have not had the sensation since, Love It!
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Taiga Star
about3yearsago

just the plain clay kind; not the granular, clumping, blueish, pebble-y, multiple cats,
extra strength, recycled, or whatnot litters.
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