Money saver right here :) Make your own baby wipes! Use 1/2 roll paper towel, 2-1/4 cup water, 2 Tbsp baby wash, and 1 Tbsp baby oil. That's it! ~Juanita
Homemade Baby Wipes What you need: a round plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, thick, strong roll of white paper towels, Sharp, serrated knife to cut paper towel roll in half, 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature, 2 Tbsp. baby shampoo or baby wash, 1 Tbsp. baby oil What to do: First, cut your paper towel roll in half and remove the inner cardboard tube. Then mix your liquid ingredients in container and place one of the paper towel halves inside, cut side down (save the other half for the next time you need to make wipes). Place the cover on the container and turn the container upside down. Keep it upside down until the paper towels are soaked through. Open the container. Pull the cardboard center out of the paper towels and "start" your roll by pulling a towel from the center of the roll
I have done this since my daughter was born except I leave out the baby oil and use coconut oil but she never gets rashes and is now 3.
It's that time of year were people want to wear sandals/flip flops. Here are some home remedies to keep the feet looking and smelling good.
Treating cracked heels and blackened feet
Put shaving cream on your feet.
In a bucket or sink, combine equal parts warm water and Listerine.
Soak a small hand towel in the solution of water and Listerine.
While the shaving cream is still on your feet wrap the wet hand towel around your feet and let it sit for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, use the towel to rub your feet. Some of the calloused and discolored skin will rub off.
Apply a healthy amount of lotion to your feet.
After your foot bath, is it a good idea to spend at least 5 minutes drying your feet. You want to make sure you do not put your socks and shoes on with your feet
still wet or damp (this can cause bacteria growth and infection). Use a towel to pat your feet dry and be sure to get in between the toes.
Also, give your feet a break from sandals (don't wear them every day) and apply lotion to your heels nightly to reduce cracking
Treating sore or smelly feet
Soak your feet in 1 gallon of warm water and 1 cap-full of bleach. This takes the soreness out of your feet and kills bacteria that cause the smelly feet.
You can only use this method three times a week.
In general, please pay attention to your feet. It is very easy to get a foot infection due to the fact that they get little air, they sweat, and they are in limited space in a shoe to move.
We all put our feet through a lot each day........... Here are a few great vinegar foot soak remedies.
Once you return home after a busy and tough day, relaxing or surfing the television channels, is a common routine. So, how about keeping your feet soaked in warm water while you relax? A mixture of warm water and vinegar is the best one for relaxing your tired feet. Moreover, soaking feet in vinegar is known to cure various feet problems. Here are a few foot soak recipes which you must try.
Foot Soak Recipe for Regular Care
Mix 1 cup white vinegar and 2 gallons warm water together and a few drops of essential oil. Soak your feet for 45 minutes in this mixture. Now use a pumice stone to remove the skin from heels and callused areas of your feet. Take a soft brush and rub your upper foot area and toes. Doing this once or twice a week, followed by application of a moisturizer is sure to help you have soft and supple feet. This is one of the best solution for smelly feet and nail fungus. Make sure that you do not use the same solution more than once.
Vinegar Foot Soak for Tired Feet
In order to make this foot soak, you need 1 cup sea salt, 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup dried lavender. Now heat enough quantity of water till it is hot, yet bearable for soaking your feet. Pour this water into a tub which is wide and deep enough for soaking your feet properly. Now put all the above-mentioned ingredients in warm water and stir the water for a minute. Just sit in a relaxing chair and put your feet in the tub. Soak them for at least 20 minutes and see how great it feels.
Foot Soak for Athlete’s Foot
Most of you must be aware that vinegar can cure athlete’s foot. You can try soaking feet in this solution for the same. Prepare a foot soak by mixing 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 teaspoon of salt and enough warm water to cover your feet. Apart from this remedy, you can also apply white distilled vinegar to the affected areas for curing athlete’s foot. Saturate a cotton ball with vinegar and rub it over the affected areas. Remember that you will have to do this for a few weeks even after the symptoms disappear as the fungus might affect again. Both the methods, soaking feet in vinegar solution or applying it vinegar directly on the problem area are very effective in treating this foot problem.
You can soak your feet in a solution made of equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water as the same is also effective in curing athlete’s foot. Soak your feet in this mixture for 10 minutes daily for ten days or until the symptoms disappear. Moreover, this also relieves itching and peeling caused due to athlete’s foot.
Foot Soak for Toenail Fungus
Vinegar cure for toenail fungus is very popular. Soaking feet in vinegar and water for at least 30 minutes, twice a day or more will help kill the fungus. The acidity of vinegar restores pH balance of nails and helps in soothing the discomfort caused due to toenail fungus. Though most types of vinegar can be used in toenail fungus treatment, apple cider vinegar is known to be most effective. You can also soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it directly to the nail, but ensure that vinegar stays on your nails for a significant amount of time. Let me tell you that apple cider vinegar is the most commonly used solution for curing fungal infections. It is a strong astringent and has anti-fungal properties. It is also known to reduce inflammation and pain linked with some stages of fungal infections. Combining vinegar with hydrogen peroxide forms a solution effective in wiping out bacteria and viruses.
Apart from curing foot problems there are many other uses and health benefits of
vinegar. The best way to have soft hands is by soaking them in vinegar and water solution. Vinegar can also be used as an after-shave lotion. It is best for curing itchy skin, dry skin, varicose veins and skin warts. Soaking feet in vinegar is the best way to energize and relax your aching feet. So take a perfect size tub, make a vinegar foot soak, dip your feet and experience the pleasure.
Eco~Friendly and $$$ Saving Tip on how to keep Spiders out of you home.
Add 10 to 15 drops of peppermint essential oil into a spray bottle with 8 to 12 ounces of water.
Peppermint Essential Oil, 1 oz
Use peppermint essential oil with no water for the most protection possible!
Spray wherever you suspect that spiders are entering your home... door frames, windows, any small cracks, corners of the ceilings and bathrooms to keep them out of your house.
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Tired of Mosquito's and Flies and the HIGH PRICES of Repellents that do not work. Here is a simple alternative that really works and you can save a bundle vs the repellents on the market. For Outdoor use, flies and mosquito's HATE pine-sol. "I mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture. This Drives them away!" Lemon Scented Pine-Sol works best. Please click "SHARE" at the bottom of the post to share this idea with others. Check out all of the other Eco~Friendly & $$$ Saving Ideas we have posted. Thank you!