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6 Genius Uses for Baby Oil
You'll be surprise what baby oil can be used for other than moisturizing the skin of newborns! 1. Fixing squeaky doors - This was my inspiration for writing this card. My bathroom door was squeaking the whole afternoon and I decided to do something about it. So I took out a bottle baby oil, pour a bit on a paper towel, then lubricate the door hinges and voila! The annoying noise is gone! 2. Prevent stretch marks from pregnancy - I have three children and for all three pregnancy I applied baby oil on my belly and thighs twice a day to prevent itchy skin and stretch marks. This method has worked for me, but if you're sensitive to baby oil you can use Bio Oil or vitamin E oil. 3. Post-shaving moisturizer - I actually learned this from the lady does my waxing. She said massaging oil over the waxed area will help soothe redness and moisturize the legs! 4. Detangling necklaces - I use to store all my necklace in a jewelry box but it gets tangle with one another. When that happens I add a little bit of baby oil to the worst knot and rub it around, it'll grease up the chains and untangle in no time. 5. Fixing stuck zippers - Once in a while my son would have a stuck zipper on one of his hoodies. To fix the zipper, I would rub baby oil on both sides of the zipper. Then work it back and forth and the zipper will slide in no time! 6. Shoe Polisher - This is how I keep my husband's leather shoes and my pumps shiny and clean - wiping baby oil on the surfaces to remove dust and grim. It's cheaper and better than store-bought shoe polisher. 7. Fool-proof nail polishing - I am not an expert when it comes to polishing nails, so I get paint on my skin. To make it easier to rub off I apply a little oil around the edges of the nail with a cotton swab. Then, when the nails are dry, the excess paint will rub right off.
15 Genius Ways to Use Tea Bags
Tea is a staple in our family! Not only do we use it as an enjoyable beverage, we also use it around our house! Read on to find out how to make the most out of used tea bags! 1. Rust Proof Cookwares Using a damp black tea bag wipe the surface of your cast-iron cookware after each use to keep them in top condition. Compounds in tea coat the pan with a protective layer, warding off rust-causing oxidation. 2. Tenderize Meat Marinate the meat in tea before cooking and it will make it tenderer and easier to digest. You can use black tea for an extra taste. 3. Clean Carpets and Rugs Sprinkle dry tea leaves along with some baking soda onto dingy, smelly carpets and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes. The tea and baking soda will absorb smells and dirt to leave your carpets feeling and smelling super fresh and clean! 4. Clean Windows And Mirrors Brew a pot of tea, let it cool down and then dip a cloth in the liquid. Use the clothe for wiping the mirrors and windows, then use a dry cloth for a perfect shine! 5. Renew Wood Surfaces Use tea made from pre-brewed bags to clean and shine hardwood floors and polish wood furniture. 6. Bath SPA Place one or two bags of tea leaves in your bath to relax your muscles and rejuvenate your body. The antioxidants in the tea leaves will help rehydrate and soften your skin, and the scent of the tea can be greatly relaxing. Tip: Use a Jasmine or Chamomile tea! 7. Natural Mouth Rinse Peppermint tea acts as a natural antiseptic and relieves mild toothaches! In addition, you can stop bleeding gums by placing a cooled teabag in the mouth for a couple of minutes. 8. Plant Fertilizer Did you know tea contains nitrogen, which is a great fertilizer for leafy plants. Use any leaf over tea bags or tea leaves to feed your household plants! Water your plant with the last of the cool tea from your pot, or you can add the tea leaves straight into the soil around your plant. 9. Dye Paper and Cloth Dye white cloth in shades of natural shades! Depending on the tone you want you can steep tea bags and use the weak tea water to turn boring white fabric and clothes into sepia, oatmeal, light brown and pale green shades. 10. Fire Starter Here's an easy way to start fire. Squeeze out excess water from used tea bags. Let it completely dry and and dip it in melted wax. Let excess wax drain from tea bag. Arrange waxed tea bags on tray to harden. These light easily and burn bright! Bonus: 5 Tips in One This short two minutes video teaches you how to use tea bags to soothe minor skin irritations, deodorize your shoes, freshen up your fridge, degreaser your dishes, and keep bugs away.