This is my HINTS and TIPS PAGE for organic gardening and a safer environment.

On this page I will incorporate some Frequently Asked Questions, and I will pass onto you the natural remedies and suggestions, that gardeners from the World Wide Web have suggested, to make your organic gardening easier and possibly more productive.

I do not claim ownership to any of these remedies
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Now that you are here take a moment to browse this page, you may find a solution for your particular problem.

HOME MADE UNDERARM DEODERANT link:

Underarm Deoderant

CABBAGE MOTH/WHITE-YELLOW BUTTERFLY REMEDY

Regular spray with molasses diluted at the rate of 2 Tsp per 5 litres of water will mask the smell of the cabbage, making it difficult for the moth to find.
Fish emulsion, seasol & seaweed extract can be added at the same time as good organic fertiliser. It probably mask the smell of the cabbage further as well.

YET ANOTHER CABBAGE MOTH REMEDY

To keep cabbage worms away "season" your plants by mixing:

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/4 tsp. sage

to 1 Qt. of water

BLOSSOM END ROT REMEDY

Blossom End Rot, water in some dolomite - a handful dissolved in a full watering can per square metre. Dusting the soil with lime or dolomite will not work quickly enough. The same remedy applies to zucchini, cucumbers and melons that go soft or shrunken on the end.

ARMY WORM & BLACK BEETLE INSECTICIDE:

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Eucalyptus & Tea-Tree Oil Insecticide:-

Wetting agent and Insecticide.
Active constituent(sp?)
2.5g/litre Tea Tree Oil
10g/litre Eucalypt oil.

It's mostly meant for application to Turf to kill Army Worm, Black Beetle, etc.
However a handwritten note suggested it kills mites and Aphids.
This would possible due to the wetting agent in it.
It prevents compaction of soil, eliminates dry spots, and stops winter freeze and summer scorch, allows due to penetrate.
Use 250ml to 25litres of water.

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Not sure if any of the above makes sense this is how i got the original copy, make of it what you can or will.

SNAIL & SLUG CONTROL

Use beer set out in shallow containers eg.,. jar lids, sardine cans etc.,. place the beer traps so that the top rim of the trap is accessible by the slug/snail. They crawl in alive and stay there dead, empty traps and renew beer daily.

Coffee as a slug/snail control method:
We used an El-Cheepo instant coffee mixed at a rate of approximately 5 teaspoons to 400 mil's of water.
So far it seems to be working for us there are certainly noticable less slugs in our garden.
We just liberally sprayed the solution all over the plants and around the ground near the plants, needs to be renewed after watering or rain.

Following is a copy from another Internet Site

Caffeine as a novel toxicant for slugs and snails
Published in: Annals of Applied Biology, volumn 142, pp. 91-97, (2003).
Authors: Hollingsworth R.G.; Armstrong J.W.; Campbell E.
Abstract: "In this study, caffeine is shown to act as both a repellent and toxicant against slugs and snails. This research is the first to document the potential of caffeine as a molluscicide. A drench treatment using a 1% or 2% solution of caffeine caused 100% of slugs (Veronicella cubensis) to exit treated soil, and the majority of these slugs subsequently died from caffeine poisoning. A 2% solution of caffeine applied to the growing medium of orchids killed 95% of orchid snails, (Zonitoides arboreus), and gave better control than a liquid metaldehyde product representing the standard commercial control for this pest.
Using leaf-dip bioassays, we discovered that slugs tended to avoid feeding on plant material treated with caffeine solutions 0.1%, and caffeine solutions as low as 0.01% significantly reduced overall feeding by slugs. Due to concerns about chemical residues, available molluscicides generally cannot be applied directly to food crops for control of slug and snail pests. Caffeine is a natural product which is approved as a food additive. Therefore, caffeine may prove useful for protecting food crops from slugs and snails."
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WEED KILLERS

Mix 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup table salt, and 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid together and spray on weeds. To do so, remove approximately 2 cups of vinegar from the jug, pour in the salt and dishwashing liquid, then return the 2 cups of vinegar to the jug. Close the lid and shake to mix. Transfer to a spray bottle (after shaking to mix the ingredients) as needed. It works as well, if not better, than Chemicals, but is much cheaper. Be careful, it will kill whatever you spray it on!
If you go purchase vinegar, 10% acidity, 20% acid would be better, and spray it on the weeds in the heat of the full sun, you will have an effective weed killer.

or

Here's a homade weed killer if you want to avoid harsh chemicals.

1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. of baby shampoo
1 tbsp. of gin, or listerine mouthwash
1 qt. of warm water

Mix all ingredients in a bucket, and pour into a hand held sprayer. Drench each weed to the point of run-off, taking care not to get any spray on surrounding plants

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FOLIAGE FERTILIZER SPRAY

GARRETT JUICE (Basic foliar feeding spray) NOW AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY

To make a home brew, use the following per gallon of water 1-2 cups manure compost tea 1 tablespoon liquid seaweed 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon natural apple cider vinegar For more serious disease infestations: 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts 1/4 cup garlic tea 1 rounded tablespoon baking soda or potassium bicarbonate.
To turn this mixture into GARDEN-VILLE FIRE ANT CONTROL, add two oz. of concentrated orange or 1 cup of homemade citrus oil. HOMEMADE CITRUS OIL - Fill a container half full of citrus peelings or old fruit, the rest with water, let soak for a week or two, use about a cup of your new concentrate per gallon of spray.

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FRUIT FLY TRAP RECIPE

To start controlling the fly you will need to adopt good house keeping of fallen damaged fruit (including from neighbours yards if you can), this must be destroyed don't compost it or bury it in the garden as this will only aid the development of the fly. i have been freezing damaged fruits, but generally a good method is to put the fruit into a black plastic garbage bag or the like and leave it in the full sun for a day or 2 to cook the fruit thus killing the fly larva.

Here is a recipe to use in your fruit fly traps, the recipe is not my invention.

1 litre of water
2 cups of urine
3 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 teaspoon vegemite substitute yeast
1 cup sugar, could also add 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup.

Mix ingrediants together pour about 1 or 2 cupsfull of ingrediant into each trap, place traps in and around fruit trees etc.,. Renew the solution each 10 days.

HERE ARE SOME MORE FRUIT FLY TRAP RECIPES

Use mixes of either of the following or all of the following the more the merrier:

vegemite and water - 1 teaspoon per cup of water - 1.5 to 2 cups per bottle depending on bottle size.

or

honey and water - 1 tablespoon per cup of water (then do as above),
or you can combine the 2 above.

or

mix - 1 tsp vanilla essence, 1 tblsp ammonia (bleach) and 1 cup water
place this in the trap bottles and replace every 2 weeks.

or

1 cup of water 2 cups of cider vinegar 2 tablespoons of molasses

you should buy from your local produce agency a fruit fly wick or 2 or 3

traps can be made from 2 and 1.25 ltr clear plastic drink bottles.

FRUIT FLY DETERRANT SUGGESTION

Use a 1 pint plastic container with lid.
Drill a 12ml hole or there abouts up near the neck and stick some hemp rope through and down to bottom of container.
near fill container with deisel fuel and hang these around the garden
these wicks are an air wick and are NOT to be set alight OK.

All feed back positive or otherwise most welcome.

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TREE TRUNK GOOP

1/3 of each of the following mix in water:

soft rock phosphate,
diatomaceous earth,
manure compost
slop it on the trunk

A link to another recipe:

do it yourself ideas

Here is the recipe for your convenience:

Tree Pastes:
Tree pastes are used as an aid to tree vigour and for pest and disease control. Biodynamic gardeners routinely use tree pastes during winter. The original formula proposed by biodynamics founder, Rudolf Steiner, was composed of:
4 parts cow manure (naturally aged, not processed products)
2 parts diatomaceous earth* or silica sand
3 parts fine clay* or bentonite*

My own experiments centre on insecticide grade diatomaceous earth as the primary ingredient. I use pastes to prevent borer attack and control scale infestation on roses and citrus. It should be noted that insecticide grade diatomaceous earth is not the same as the heat treated and highly dangerous diatomaceous earth used in swimming pool filters.

I include diatomaceous earth (2 parts), clay (1 part), powdered or liquid seaweed (1 part), sheep manure (1 part) and molasses (0.25 parts) in my mixture, but know of gardeners who add blood and bone. Including clay and manure helps the paste stick and gives it an earthy colour. Pastes are diluted with water until they reach the consistency of thick paint and work best when applied to thin barked trees and shrubs during winter.

*Insecticide grade diatomaceous earth is available in domestic quantities from Green Harvest Bentonite can be purchased from most produce stores, but is usually only available in large bags. Potter’s clay is available in small quantities from discount stores and craft suppliers.

Under NO cicumstances use any product like Vaseline as trunk goop/gel to control ant movement and aphid/scale etc.,. farming by the ants. This product has been bandied around for the purpose and yes it works, naturally it would make a good barrier, but the big downside is probable bark damage and loss of the tree if it is used.

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MISCELLANEOUS REMEDIES

SKUNK and OTHER FOUL SMELLS - 1 Quart Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/2 cup Baking Soda, 1 teaspoon Liquid Soap.

Rub into fur and rinse with tap water. DO NOT STORE THIS MIX!

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COMFREY TEA FOR DOG SKIN ALLERGIES - Cook a mess Comfry Geens, dilute the cool pot liquid down to iced tea color, and pour into the dog's fur.

It's VERY POWERFUL so don't use more than ONCE A MONTH and ONLY when needed.

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REPELL PEST ANIMALS

Mix in one 20-gallon hose end sprayer (can buy a sprayer at any plant nursery):

8 oz. Murphy's oil soap 4 oz. Castor oil 1 oz. human urine 1 teaspoon alum dissolved in hot water 3 oz. tabasco hot sauce

Spray the desired area until the sprayer is empty. Will not harm plants, grasses, shrubs or trees.

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INSECTICIDES, INSECTICIDAL SOAPS AND MOSQUITO REPELLANTS

Olive oil insecticidal soap

4 tbsp lye 3 tbsp cold water (should be soft water or rain water) 1 cup olive oil

DO THIS IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA (i.e. outside!) USE A GLASS, ENAMEL, WOOD, or STAINLESS STEEL BOWL.

1. put cold water in bowl.
2. add lye and stir until dissolved (this is the part where you need to be careful -- the lye can bubble around, so don't get burned and keep your face back).
3. once the lye is dissolved, slowly add the oil while stirring.
4. stir for 5 minutes.
5. pour into a plastic tub, and let it set.

The setting process can take a day or two, so be patient. To use it, I grate the block of soap into powder with a cheese grater (the fine side), and add 1 tsp of powder to 1 cup of soft water. If using a sprayer it's wise to seive the soap mixture before putting it in the bottle to get out any soap chunks.

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Here is a formula for making your own "WHITE OIL":-

1 Cup Vegetable oil

1.5 Cups of water

1 Teaspoon of dish washing detergent

Mix in a blender, then use in place of commercial product.

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MOSQUITO REPELANT

Start out by roasting garlic in the microwave, squeezing the pulp out and spinning it in the blender with a little oil.

Then add water and some blue food coloring, and put the concoction in the fertilizer dispenser that hooks to the hose.(the color was so you know when it was done dispensing)

Mixing garlic powder with water works just as well and is less trouble.

Just spray it all over the grass, vegetation and everything.

It will be effective immediately and the smell does go away quickly.

It lasts for me about 2 weeks or until we have a hard rain.

The stuff is pure magic. It also keeps the gnats and "no see 'ems" away, and even deters the yellowflies.

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NEMATODES

Use sugar water (1 lb. to 5 gallons) to drench soil

1 lb. sugar to 50 feetof row

1 tsp. sugar in planting hole (unclear, but this may be the rate when planting large-seeded plants like melons or squash)

3/4 cup sugar in hole when transplanting tomatoes.

FUNGICIDE/POWDERY MILDEW/BLACK SPOT REMEDIES

As a prevention, spray with the baking soda/oil recipe.

Use
1 Tablespoon. soda 1 Tablespoon horticulture oil or vegetable oil, 1 Tablespoon dish detergent for spreading ability, mix into 1 gal of water.

another Fungal control recipe:

use MILK:

1 part milk to 9 parts water and applied every 5-7 days for 3 applications.

10g sheoak needles are boiled in 2l water for 20min, then the lot is added to a bucket of 8 litres water and stirred for 10 min. this is meant to be sprayed on affected areas throughout the humid season.

ANT CONTROL SUGGESTIONS

Using Borax in the following ways will help you with your ant problems:-

1.. Mix Borax with Honey, A Water/Sugar Solution or with dry Sugar, place into lids off of jars and put around the nests build dirt up around the lid so the ants can get in and place bits of sticks from the edge into the mix so they can get back out.
They will take the mixture to the nest where it will kill the queen and the young.

2.. Mix Borax with water and pour into the nest.

3.. Or set a hose up to drip into the nest at a good solid drip rate, in three days the ants will move, hopefully to someone elses yard.

Another ant control suggestion:

Ant Killer (safe for humans and other vertebrates)

1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
2 T yeast

Mix together. Puddle mixture in lids (placed upside down with the goop in the middle) and place the lids in the ant's paths. They will almost literally toss down anything they are doing and flock to it. So many they will eventually suck all the moisture out, I put out a couple drops of water in the center to help them clean up. It may start to look white because most of the molasses is gone, but that's ok, you really only wanted the molasses to attack the ants anyway and once they've found it they have make a trail to it. They take it back to the colony and feed the lovely sweet nectar to everyone they see, even the queen. Put new solution out as needed until they slow to a trickle or stop. You've then killed the whole colony. But it will reinvigorate itself, so stay vigilant. Store excess in the freezer.

FIRE ANT CONTROL SUGGESTION

Hint # 1:

Mix two ounces of orange oil (available at your local organc gardening center) in one gallon of compost tea.

Drench fire ant mounds with solution.

Hint # 2:

Ant Killer
1 or 2 cups of grits


I am from South Georgia, and in the South we have "fire ants." These ants actually inject small amounts of venom into prey, so that's why they hurt so bad when you get bitten by them. This also explains why a lot of people have allergic reactions when they encounter these pests. You could go out and buy expensive ant killers but they are very harmful to children and pets. Instead this method works great. All you need is something you may have in your kitchen: Grits. just take a cup or two of grits and sprinkle them around the ants mound in the yard. When ants see food, they immediately tell everyone in the colony and then start working to feed the colony. An ant's body is made almost entirely of water. Grits are food that soak up water. When an ant eats these grits, his body gets all the water soaked up out of his little body and dies. This is a much better alternative to getting rid of ants in your yard than wasting money on expensive bags of ant killer or bills from your local pest control.

the above suggestion copied from www.recipegoldmine.com/

Another Fire Ant suggestion:

Corn meal chunks mixed with 0.015% Spinosad that have been sprayed with soy oil. This takes 12 to 24 hours before the first ant dies. By then the bait will have been distributed through out the colony. The last ant to die may be 7 to 14 days from treatment. Store in cool dry place, has a limited shelf life and like most remedies of thsi nature need re-application after rain.

These are remedies and formulas that I have collected from variuos News Groups, as near as possible i have printed them the way they where originally presented, I have however taken the liberty to abreviate some of the posts for the purpose of continuity.

POSSUM RELLANT

1 cup human urine
1 cup household ammonia
4.5 litres of water

Spray this mix all around where the possums are being a problem.

OTHER POSSUM CONTROL SUGGESTION:

Use 'Quassia chips' should be available from agricultural stores that supply the fruit growers.

Mix up a thick past of the hottest chillies you can find daub this along branches/fences wher the possums walk, i have been told this causes them only agitation but enough that they don't want to go that way again.

WASHING SOAP (LAUNDRY/KITCHEN), HAND CLEANER, GENERAL PURPOSE CLEANER RECIPE:

Start copy - this is as i copied it from how it was supplied to me:-

I've used this to wash-up and for my washing and the clothes are cleaner than with the propriety brands. As all my greywater goes to food of some sort I've watched carefully and have had no bad effects at all. I make 20 litres at a time.

20 litre recipe

What you need:
App' 100 to 125 grams pure soap = 1 cake purest soap = app'125 grams in weight.(look for Sunlight or Velvet brands pure laundry soap made by "by Lever Brothers Division", a Google will get results.)
1 cup washing soda
1 cup white vinegar


3 teaspoons eucalypt or tea tree oil
a few drops of lemon or lavendar essential oil for perfume
10 litres of cold water
9 litres of hot water.

What to do:
Grate the soap or slice strips off with a vegie peeler and place into a large saucepan and cover with 2 litres of cold water.
Bring to boil & add washing soda crystals, and stir until melted.
Stir in eucalyptus oil, vinegar and esstential oil.
Pour into a bucket and add 9 litres of hot water and then stir in 8 litres of cold water.
Leave to cool and when cool transfer to smaller containers and label.
Good when used for:
*laundry detergent for front and top loading machines and hand washing. 2/3's a cup depending on load size
*pre-soaker for heavily soiled items
*washing-up liquid 10-20 ml/10 litres of water.

I store it in 1 and 2 litre plastic fruit juice containers.

Stay clean and green

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An extra hint from len, we make only a 10 litre batch using the same quantity of ingredients, this way we are making a more concentrated mix, and storing less mix we find it easier to store 10 litres, and the mix gets thinned when added to the wash water.

HOME MADE SOAP RECIPE

AS SUPPLIED BY ANOTHER PERSON

Ingredients:

85 gms Olive Oil
10 gms sweet almond oil
5 gms Jojoba oil

40mls cold water
12 gms Lye (caustic Soda)

LYE PRECAUTIONS

This is the most important section of the recipe. All instructions must be followed fully and I will not be held responsible for people who do not follow the instructions correctly.

1. Lye is VERY VERY dangerous stuff. It can lurk around ready to burn you for weeks after soap making so it is ESSENTIAL all areas are washed down with vinegar (this neutralises) after soap making. Include door knobs if you just knicked out to the loo while soap is tracing or cooling. Remember everywhere you have been and wash it.

2. Lye MUST be added to the water and NEVER the other way around. This will cause an explosion that can blind you.

3. Lye fumes are created while the lye and water are reacting. Do this process outside or under a fan with all your windows open. NEVER make soap when children or animals are around. Ditto if you are distracted in anyway.

4. NEVER ever use aluminium with soap making. Use either plastic, unchipped enamel or stainless steel

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

This is what I wear when making soap. Basically, you need to cover every inch of your body. Snorkel mask (my parner had an old one lying around, but googles of some sort are ESSENTIAL), Old clothing saved especially for soapmaking (I have a long skivvy and tracksuit pants), Apron, Rubber gloves that reach my elbow (and the skivvy is tucked into these), socks that cover my feet. I also tie a tea towel around my face during the sitck blending to prevent burns.

SCENTING YOUR SOAP

Essential oils can be used effectively to scent your soap.
Citrus will not last though.
Lavender lasts really well.

Beware of Fragrant Oils and other synthetic scents.
Some ingredients in these can cause soap to seize.
Seizing is when your soap goes from light trace to set in about 1 second.

Note: This recipe can be made with Olive Oil as your only oil but it will be slower to trace.

*In a container add your lye SLOWLY to the cold water. Fumes and heat will be created. Once the mixture is thoughly stirred, set aside and heat your oils.

*In a seperate container heat your oils to blood temperature. This means that when the oils are applied to the inside of your wrist, you should not be able to feel them. They will be neither hotter or colder than your blood temperature.

*Add your lye mixture to your oils slowly and stir until it is mixed well. You can stir with a spoon until trace occurs or at this stage you can switch to a stick blender (or Bamix not if it has aluminium in its construction). Hand stirring can take up to 4 hours to trace. Stick blending can take up to half an hour to trace. If using your blender, blend in short bursts and then hand stir, this will lengthen the life of your blender. Beware too, that if a blender is used, splattering will occur. You container needs to be high enough to combat this.

*Mixture will start out as an opaque butter yellow colour and will lighten as it gets closer to trace.

*About Trace: What is it? Trace occurs when the lye and oils mix and create sapofication. If you have ever made real egg custard you will be able to recognise trace. At first the mixture will pour like melted butter, but as sapofication occurs the mixture will thicken and if you drizzle the mixture from a spoon it will leave a line over the top of the mixture. This is light trace. At this stage you would add your scents. Then mix it further to a medium trace where you would pour it into a mould.

*Once trace is reached it is ready to pour into a mould and be set aside for 3-4 weeks to cure. All sorts of things can be used for a mould. At the moment I am using an old plastic embroidery box that has seperate little boxes. You can use a plastic tray and hand cut or you can use a PVC pipe for round soap bars. Margarine tubs work well too. You can add a little olive oil or glad wrap to line the mould to make removal easier.

Curing takes approx. 3-4 weeks. After this complete sapofication has occured and the soap is safe to use on your skin. The easiest way to check if your soap is ready is the tongue test. Take a bar and touch it with the tip of your tongue. You will taste the lye as a tingle on your tongue if it is not ready. Otherwise it will just taste like soap.

A LINK FOR THE LADIES

USES FOR WD-40 AND SUCH PRODUCTS

This is as I recieved it in my E/Mail Inbox, I make to claims to ownership of the text, I merely pass it on for perpetuity and for others to use.

Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!
Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and clean s roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
44) cleans those spotty shower doors. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass.
45) try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.

EVEN MORE HOUSEHOLD HINTS

Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve HEADACHE PAIN almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers.

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for BURNS.

Before you head to he drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your STUFFED UP NOSE.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for ACHING MUSCLES.

SORE THROAT? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Also vinegar or fresh lemon juice can be used to wipe bench tops this deters flies and ants as well as disinfecting with vinegar

Help cure URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS with Alka-seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Eliminate PUFFINESS under your EYES..... All you need is a dab of preparation H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.

Honey remedy for SKIN BLEMISHES...... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for TOENAIL FUNGUS.... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

easy EYEGLASS PROTECTION.... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust...Forget those expensive RUST REMOVERS. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as BUG KILLER.... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart SPLINTER REMOVER..... just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste BOIL CURE.... Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for BROKEN BLISTERS..... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine....a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal BRUISES... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kills FLEAS instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas

Rainy day cure for DOG ODOUR.... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate EAR MITES.... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Vaseline cure for HAIRBALLS..... To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.

Quaker Oats for fast PAIN RELIEF.... It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

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