HouseHusbandry Bubble Recipe 8 tbsp dish washing detergent, 1 qt water, 1 tbsp glycerine. Mix then let mixture sit. The longer it sit the better. Cats on Counters Spray silk flower with cat repelant. Cat will identify flowers on the table or counter as unpleasant. Citrus Rinds Fire starter Dry peels Humidify Water on stove or rad with peels. Coconuts Open easier if heated first Eggs Dirty eggs keep longer & don't absorb odours. Stale eggs float Turning eggs regularly will keep fresh without frig. Felt Markers Revived by soaking tip in rubbing alcohol, replacing cap & storing overnight Lettuce Wilted greens dipped into hot water then soak in ice water with a little vinegar Personal Care Arthritis Clay Poultices work on affected overnight Chicken Pox Oat Meal bathes and poltices. Comfrey bathes. Aloe dabbed on sores Honey & icing sugar dabbed on for itching. No asprin. Dentures Soak in equal amounts of lemon juice & water Deodorant Coconut oil, Baking Soda, or Baking Soda + Corn Starch 2 tablespoons alum & 1 pint water Flatulent Foods to avoid when breast feeding colicky babies Adzuki beans, Alfalfa, Amaranth, Barley, Beets, Black mung beans, Black salsify, Black-eyed peas, Broadbeans, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Chicory, Common Beans, Cottonseed flour, Cow peas, Cucumber, Eggplant Field beans, Garden peas, Green beans, Green mung beans, Horse gram, Leeks, Lentils, Lima beans, Lupins, Mung beans, Oat bran, Oat flour, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Peanuts, Pigeon peas, Pistachios, Pole beans, Proso millet, Pumpkin, Red kidney beans, Rice bran,Rye,Sesame flour,Sorghum grain,Soy flour, Soybeans, Spinach, Split peas, Squash, Sunflower flour, Sweet green pepper, Wheat bran, White wheat flour, Whole wheat flour, Winged beans. Hair Conditioner Saturate hair with olive, sesame, or corn oil 20.minutes hot then shampoo Dry hair 1/4c. honey & 1c. olive oil. Apply 2T. & massage cover head with hot towel 10 min., then shampoo Split ends massage hair & ends with warm olive or avocado oil wrap head in towel for 8-12 hours. Wash with shampoo + egg yolk, & rinse with diluted vinegar. Elderberries as a prewash conditioner Dandruff shampoo is shampoo with asprin Moisturizer Shortening Nails Clean with tooth paste and brush for stronger nails Nail Polish, Henna with water to make paste. Rub into nail dry & buff Pantyhose Soak in water wring gently freeze. Thaw & dry before wearing. They last longer Spray heels and toe with hair spray for longer life Poison Ivy Rub with inside of banana skins to stop itch. Rub affected area with Jewelweed/Touch-me-not. Usually grows next to Poison Ivy. Coat with wet Oatmeal. Tape Lemon peels over bisters. Shaving legs Use hair conditioner instead of soap. Shaving Soap Johnson's baby soap Shoes Polish with inside of banana skins, especially salt stains Spray with Pam (lecithin) to protect from salt Silicone spray can dissolve synthetic Warm insoles can be made from thin styrofoam vegetable trays Dried out restored by rubbing with piece of raw potato Spray with Lemon Pledge for quick polish & some help for salt stains Plastic wrap Store in the frig. Easier to handle Play dough 3 C flour, 1 C salt, 1 C water. 2 C flour, 1 C salt, 2 C water, 4 tsp cream tartar, 4 T oil cook on med heat stir well then knead. Popcorn Store in sealed litre jar with 2 Tbsp. water 2 days. Bag & freeze for better popping. Potatoes Burn peels in wood stove to prevent creosote Store with apples to prevent sprouting (never store with onions) Splinters Remove pressing tape against & rubbing opposite to the entry route Toothpaste Good for attaching posters to the wall. Can be used to settle an acid stomach. Wild Grapes Juice in a bowl placed in Microwave 20 min. Strain. Zippers Candle wax or soap will make them easier to open.