Six Surprising Uses Of Aspirins You Never Heard Of Before

Aspirins do much more than just give you relief when you have that headache. They can be quite useful for your car, home, beauty, and clothing care.

Treat Hard calluses
You can Soften hard calluses on your feet by grinding five or six aspirins into a powder. Make a paste by adding 1/2 teaspoon each of lemon juice and water. Apply the mixture to the affected areas, then wrap your foot in a warm towel and cover it with a plastic bag.

Stay off your feet for at least ten minutes, before removing the bag and towel, and file down the softened callus with a pumice stone.

Apply To Insect Bites and Stings
Control the inflammation caused by mosquito bites or bee stings by wetting your skin and rubbing an aspirin over the spot. If you are however allergic to bee stings — and have difficulty breathing, develop abdominal pains, or feel nauseated, get medical attention immediately.

Revive Dead Car Batteries
If you get behind the wheel of your car, only for you to discover that your car’s battery seems to have run out of power — and there’s no one around to give you a jump — you may be able to get your vehicle started by dropping two aspirin tablets into the battery itself.

The aspirin’s acetylsalicylic acid will combine with the battery’s sulfuric acid to produce one last charge. You should however make sure you take a drive to the company nearest service station.

Remove Sweat Stains
Before you give up all hope of ever getting that sweat stain out of your good white dress shirt, you may want to consider trying this. Crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours.

Restore The Colour Of Your Hair
Swimming in a chlorinated pool can have a noticeable, and often unpleasing, effect on your hair colouring, especially if you have light-coloured hair.

You can however return your hair to its former shade by dissolving six to eight aspirins in a glass of warm water. Rub the solution thoroughly into your hair, and let it set for 10-15 minutes.

Dry up Pimples
People who have passed adolescent stage can also develop the occasional pimple. You can stop those annoying blemishes by crushing one aspirin and moistening it with a bit of water.

Apply the paste to the pimple, and let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing off with soap and water. It will reduce the redness and soothe the sting. If the pimple persists, repeat the procedure as needed until it’s gone.

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