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Kitchen Wisdom

  • for small kitchen burns, try a few drops of lavender oil directly on the spot, immediate relief and it spares scaring.

    "Posted by Caphillceleb"

  • cut a lemon in half and sink fingernails in and turn, do the same with other half and hand twice a week....lovely white nails!!

    "Posted by nikkileeks"

  • When seasoning pour fluids first so dry ingredientss stick to food.

    "Posted by Mrs LDS"

  • You know the drill... Tomorrow you have to get your picture taken, you're maid/matron of honor, or in some fashion or other you're in the spotlight. Problem: something HUGE & red is growing right in the middle of your face. Don't pick at it or stab it with a needle. Mix a bit of surgical alcohol (90° proof) with corn flour into a paste and dab it onto that monster. Go to bed. Tomorrow, once you've washed off the cornflour, chances are you won't see a thing. All dried out & gone. Phew!

    "Posted by Edda"

  • Make your own hair gel from flax seeds. 1 part seeds to 4 parts water, bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes. Strain through a sieve, add a few drops of essential oil if you like. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Brilliant for curly hair.

    "Posted by lir"

  • I use half a cup of olive oil mixed with a few drops of lavender oil on my hair once a week to keep it shiny and healthy. I leave it on for an hour, wash with warm-hot water, shampoo once or twice, condition and thats it! If you want a super treatment, put on a plastic cap and sleep with it. Wash it in the morning!

    "Posted by maxineloves"

  • When you burn yourself (on anything but hot water, then this trick does not work) try to rub on some pure powder borax on the burn. Because it deprives the skin of oxygen you wil nogt get blisters and it takes the burn out of the heat.

    "Posted by Tibbe"

  • If you are suffering from iron deficiency, sleep problems, ilness, recovering from pregnancy, depression and lack of energy and vitality get hold of some good dates and eat them as they are. Recommended ammount per day is at least 7. They are full of nutrition and extremely high in iron. They will also stop you craving sweets and cakes.

    "Posted by sofiah"

  • If you have been preparing fish and can't wash off that fishy smell, just rub your hands on stainless steel (the sink or blunt edge of a knife or any stainless steel surface) for a few moments and rinse . Voila smell gone! Works for garlic hands too!

    "Posted by gfitz2905"

  • Keep to hand some Slippery Elm Powder (in Health Food shops for eczema). Mix a small amount into some water to make a paste, apply to the burn and wrap in a thin bandage. Leave on skin and will take the heat out of burns as well as reduce any blisters or small scaring.

    "Posted by katew215"