Household Tips

These household tips originally appeared in the Patio Planters Punch Newsletter.  

Home Remedies

from the Internet via Steve Swain

  • Wesson Corn Oil eliminates ear mites in cats. Massage a few drops in your cat's ear, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

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Water or Coke

from the Internet via B.B. St. Roman

Eye Opening Information!


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

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Nighttime Cough Remedy

from the Internet

It works 100% of the time, although the scientists at the Canada Research Council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

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Things you never knew your cell phone could do

From the internet; Contributed by Carmen Carter

Your cell phone can actually be a life saver or emergency tool for survival.

Check out the things that you can do with it:

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Vodka: don't just drink it!

by Sam Poché

To be taken with a grain of salt, and maybe a squeeze of lemon!

  1. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol cleans glass and kills germs.

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Banana Tips

from the Internet

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

by Sam Poché

Spring cleaning is just around the corner.  Now that Mardi Gras is over, this is a great time to clear the clutter and clean your house.

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Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

(safer and healthier than bleach)

by Guest Contributor Becky Ransey

Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why?? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

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Natural Mosquito Repellents

by Leslie Perrin

With all of the rain we are experiencing mosquitoes seem to be evil little creatures when working or sitting in the courtyard. Try some of these natural mosquito repellents to ward off these buggers! Continued →