Healthy Uses for Household Items
You may have some inexpensive things around the house that are helpful non-toxic solutions for your health and home, some of which I’ve listed below! Check out the latest WFMZ segment I participated in with Eve Russo, where I spoke about “Healthy Uses For Household Items.”
Epsom Salts: Especially if you like to take baths, Epsom salts baths are for you.
Alleviate muscle pain after workouts
De-stressing and relaxing and promotes better sleep
Promotes cleansing of your liver, best to do just before bedtime
Calming for the kids before bedtime, just add soap just before finished
Laxative properties – topical is best
Take foot baths too
White Vinegar: So many uses!
Skip the fabric softeners in washer, add one cup vinegar instead
Add one cup to dishwasher to eliminate harmful bacteria
Clean your shower heads .Put boiling water in a bowl with a 1/2 cup of vinegar
For a clogged drain, dump boiling vinegar down the sink
Cinnamon: Much more than flavored toast! Most have no idea of the versatile uses of cinnamon.
Supports blood sugar levels – toss in food/smoothies/desserts
Gets rid of ants – sprinkle on window sills or where they may enter, or on sidewalk
Room deodorizer - boil sticks in hot water, or bake in oven with door open
Bad breath remedy - use a drop of cinnamon oil with 2 oz water in spray bottle
Eggshells: Instead of throwing away, these are very valuable- especially if you are spending the extra money on organic eggs. Eggshells have a high calcium content, which can be beneficial for our overall health, joints, bones, teeth and immune system.
Boil one cup water and 3 eggshells with 2 tsp of lemon juice. Drink like a tea! Drink on a regular basis, and especially if not feeling well.
If you have automatic drip coffee pot, toss shells in there for extra calcium.
To clean your house - bake eggshells at 200 for 15 minutes thengrind eggshells in coffee grinder make a nontoxic abrasive for those tough-to-clean pots and pans. Mix them with a little soapy water for a powerful clean. Better for you than instead of abrasive and toxic cleaners.
Add some ground eggshells with coconut oil for an exfoliating face/foot scrub.