Aspirin is medicine, a synthetic compound that mostly is utilized for relieving mild or chronic pain and reducing fever and inflammation. Almost all people have aspirin in their medicine cabinets.
This miraculous pill is efficient as general pain reliever. But, did you know that it has many other uses? Namely, it is used as treatment for heart problems, but also for preventive of blood clots from forming. Salicylic acid is incredibly powerful ingredient contained in aspirin, which makes this drug so effective.
Below we are going to present you 9 non-medical uses of aspiring.
- Rejuvenate your skin
You can use aspirin to rejuvenate your skin. First, it is important to highlight that aspirin contains salicylic acid, which works great as clear-all for skin. It has the ability to remove oil and dead skin cells that are clogging the pores and cause swelling, redness and acne. Prepare mask by crushing 5 aspirin tablets and mixing them with ¼ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply the paste and let it act for at least 10 minutes. After that, rinse well with warm water. You can repeat this procedure every day, once a week or month, depending on your skin type.
- Your flowers will last longer
Plants and fresh cut flowers tend to wilt away and start looking sad in very short period of time. Experts explain that probably the reason for that is because they’re producing ethylene gas as they slowly decay. By adding crushed aspirin to the water in which you keep them, the flowers will last much longer. Well, you definitely should try this.
- Remove perspiration stains
Aspirin is efficient when it comes to removing of perspiration stains. This simple trick is extremely efficient. First crush 2 aspirins and then mix the powder in ½ cup warm water. Next step is to soak the stained part of the garment in the solution and let it act 2-3 hours. We guarantee that you will be amazed by the results.
- Restore hair color
If you swim in chlorinated pool, you might not notice that, but that often has unpleasing effect on your hair coloring, particularly if you have light-colored hair. But we have solution for you that will return your hair to its former shade. Simply dissolve 6-8 aspirins (depending on your hair length) in a glass of warm water. Then, rub the solution thoroughly into your hair, and leave it to act 10-15 minutes.
- Dry up pimples
Pimples usually appear at teenagers and adolescents, but sometimes, even adult people get some pimple. In order to get rid of the annoying blemishes our advice is to crush 1 aspirin and moisten it with a bit of water. Apply the resulted paste to the pimple, and leave it to act few minutes. Then, wash it off with soap and water. Aspirin will reduce redness and also will soothe the sting. In case if the pimple persists, you can repeat the same procedure once again.
- Treat hard calluses
With the help of this powerful pill you can soften hard calluses on your feet. The procedure is very simple: crush 5-6 aspirins until you get powder. Prepare paste by mixing it with ½ teaspoon lemon juice and ½ teaspoon water. Apply the resulted paste to the affected areas and after that wrap your foot in a warm towel and cover it with a plastic bag. Leave it to act at least 10 minutes, remove the bag and towel and carefully file down the softened callus with a pumice stone.
- Control dandruff
If you have problems with dandruff – aspirin will help you to solve the issue. This probably is the most efficient remedy against dandruff: crush 2 aspirins to a fine powder and add it to normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. You should let the mixture on your hair to act 1-2 minutes and then rinse well. Wash your hair once again with plain shampoo.
- Apply to insect bites and stings
Aspirin will help you to control the inflammation caused by mosquito bites or bee stings. First wet your skin and then simply rub an aspirin over the spot.
Important note: if you are allergic to bee stings, if you experience difficulty breathing, develop abdominal pains, or if you feel nauseated following a bee sting you should get medical attention – immediately.
- Clean Grease from Pots and Pans
Aspirin is the magic pill that will help you to clean the grease from pots and pans. The procedure is very easy: crush few aspirins, mix them with lemon juice and apply the paste to clean the burnt-on grease from your pots and pans.