This Is The Reason Why She Rubs Aspirin Into Her Hair. Did You Know It Could Do These Things?

Aspirin
is one of the many over-the-counter pain relievers that we rely on on a
regular basis. Most people have a bottle stored at home, just waiting
for their aches and pains to act up. But what you may not know is that
the product contains chemicals which can do much more than provide a
break from pesky headaches. Here are a few non-medicinal ways aspirin
can make itself useful around the house.

1. Dandruff warrior

Aspirin
contains salicylic acid, a chemical which is capable of a great many
things. Among them, it has a strong moisturizing ability, and can help
reduce the formation of dandruff in your hair. “Applying aspirin mixed
with shampoo to your scalp may help reduce scalp inflammation that
causes dandruff and help exfoliate flakes on the skin,” Dr. Joshua
Zeichner, cosmetic and clinical researcher in dermatology, tells
Everyday Health. Crush two to three aspirins into your shampoo and
massage your scalp with the mixture, then let sit a few minutes before
rinsing off.

2. Skin saver

Not only can
salicylic acid moisturize your skin, it also helps remove oil and dead
cells, making it an incredible opponent to acne and psoriasis, as it can
unclog pores and reduce swelling, skin lesions and redness, Everyday
Health reports. Combine five crushed pills with a quarter cup of water
and, optionally, a teaspoon of honey. Apply to your skin and leave on
for 10 minutes, then wash off.

3. Sweat stain eraser

Sometimes,
sweat stains can have such a powerful (read: nasty) effect on your
clothes that they become nearly waterproof, and hard to wash off with
regular laundry cycles. But aspirin can help! Create a paste like the
one above and apply it to the stains on your clothing. Let sit for a few
minutes, then rinse and run through a regular wash cycle.
Instructablessuggests also using this for bloodstains, like
nosebleed-related incidents, and egg yolk spills.

4. Car mechanic

This
one is pretty surprising. When your car’s battery leaves you hanging in
the middle of nowhere and you can’t afford to wait for a rescue, try
this last-ditch resort: Instructables advises dropping crushed aspirin
tablets directly into the battery, a couple for each cell, after popping
it open. According to Reader’s Digest, the salicylic acid will interact
with the sulfuric acid within the battery and hopefully help it get
just enough of a boost for your car to drag itself to a station.

5. Pro gardener

Everyday
Health reports that salicylic acid, besides being able to reinvigorate
your plants just as well as it does your skin, is also capable of
blocking both ethylene production and mold, two major causes of wilting
in garden flowers and in cut flower arrangements. By adding a crushed
tablet of aspirin to the water you pour on your flowers — or the water
you place bouquets in — you’ll help your greens live longer.

 

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