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Clever Uses for Cloves
Going off of my health benefits of winter spices card (http://www.vingle.net/posts/618593) I wanted to share some fun uses of cloves in your home this winter to take advantage of the season! 1. No Congestion Tea A tea that contains cloves can help you kick a respiratory infection. Combine 2 cloves, a stick of cinnamon, and 2 crushed cardamom seeds in an infuser; place in a large mug with a black tea bag. Add boiling water and let steep for 1 to 2 minutes. 2. Natural Deodorant To give your clothes an intoxicating aroma or to brighten up the basement, toss a few whole cloves in the bottom of an old clean sock and tie with a ribbon. Swap out the cloves every 2 to 4 weeks so the scent stays at its sweet and spicy peak. 3. Blemish Control The spice helps clear acne and prevents future breakouts! Combine 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 3 drops of fresh lemon juice in a small bowl. Apply to your entire face and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water for clear skin. 4. Eco-Cleaner Clove oil can reduce existing outbreaks of mold and prevent future ones in affected spots! Add a dash of clove oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) to 2 cups of water and pour it into an empty spray bottle. Scrub the susceptible spot (shower walls, outdoor cushions), spritz on, and let sit to deter further growth. Then sit back and breathe easy.
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