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Easy Cures for Life’s Little Problems

Life doesn’t have to be hard; but sometimes the littlest things can drive us crazy!

How do deal with it?  Here are my favorite crazy cures for life’s little problems.

(they work!)

Problem getting your man to share?  After he speaks count to 11 in your head slowly.  9 times out of 10 a man will start to speak again.  It’s not that they don’t share with us; we often don’t give them a chance to finish their thoughts since we’re used to bantering with our girlfriends at a rapid pace.

Got ants in your pants or kitchen counter?  Peppermint oil will send ants running from your home.  Dribble a line of pure peppermint oil around doorways, windows and other points of entry and you’ll see them scramble OUT and not return!

Feel a migraine coming on?  The minute you feel those familiar symptoms, put peppermint oil behind your ears, on your temples and the back of your neck.  Also most importantly, sit with your spine straight and breath deeply from the base of your spine to the top of your head and back down again.  Make sure your neck is aligned with the rest of your body.  Repeat 10 times.

Mosquito’s swarming your patio?  I’ve found that a few sticks of incense works as well as those toxic coils.  Seems smoke of any sort keeps them away.  Why not burn something non toxic that smells good?

Can’t sleep at night?  Put a pillow on your belly.  There is something about a slight weight on your stomach that relaxes your nervous system.

Can’t seem to get rid of the sticky residue left behind when you remove a price tag?  Use pure orange oil.  It comes right off and leaves a wonderful smell.

Morning coffee grinds?  Sprinkle them around your garden to keep your cat out.  Cats hate the smell of coffee grinds.

Dry hair?  Every time you use body or hand lotion, run your hands through the ends of your hair.  I’ve been doing this for a few months and can see a major difference in my hair.  Lotion is made of many ingredients found in hair smoothing and conditioning products.

Tooth whitener that works naturally?  Bite into a few fresh strawberries.  Don’t cut them up, bite into them!  Those tiny seeds are natural tooth whiteners that really work.  I even mash them up and brush them on my teeth for a few minutes.

Speaking of teeth?  Feeling tooth sensitivity lately?  Have you been enjoying a lot of lemon juice?  Whenever I eat a lot of lemony things, my teeth are sensitive for a few days.  Be sure to swish your mouth with some water after enjoying these yellow beauties.

Got mold?  Don’t waste your time with expensive cleaners.  Dilute some bleach in a spray bottle and spray on the mold.  Watch it disappear before your eyes.  If it doesn’t, make the solution stronger.  Be sure to label that bottle BLEACH so no one thinks it’s water!

Feeling overwhelmed?  Take a bath with a few cups of sea salt and a few drops of lavender oil.  Sea salt removes energy and resets your body while lavender oil calms your nervous system.  Don’t believe me?  Try it.

Can’t afford a facial peel but want to get that glow? This is my all time favorite get the glow tip!  Juice one lemon, mix the juice with enough white sugar (organic please) to make a paste.  Scrub your face with a washcloth or cotton pad soaked with this mixture.  You will not only glow but it tastes like lemonade and will remove a layer of dead (read dull!) skin cells and start to lighten age spots.

Lemon and sugar not your thing? Puree some fresh pineapple and spread all over your face.  Pineapple contains natural bromelain a natural enzyme found in many professional strength peels.  While you’re laying there stripping off the years, put some cucumber slices on your eyes.  It really does work for puffiness.

Feeling puffy?  Drink some watermelon, celery OR cucumber juice.  All 3 are natural diuretics.

Sore and achy muscles?  Before you reach for an aspirin, take a shot of liquid minerals.  Muscles relax and you’ll feel calm all over.

Want to woo your woman into a romantic state?  Give her an old fashioned make out session once in a while and don’t try to make it go anywhere else.  Sometimes women don’t relax and really kiss their mates because they’re conditioned that kissing leads to more.  Some men never kiss their wives unless they’re trying to have sex.   Get them used to just kissing randomly and you’ll find they relax into each moment….AND you just never know where that moment may go.  Many women get so busy in their daily lives that they have a hard time relaxing into affection if they don’t feel they have time for the whole whammy in that snippet of time.  😉

Take your electric toothbrush apart and stick it in the dishwasher.  Do a before and after peek and you’ll never question this idea again!

Old fashioned WD40 removes gum, crayon marks on walls, play dough from hair, keeps clay from sticking to garden tools and prevents rust.

How to keep your car windows and bathroom mirror from fogging up?  Buy some shaving cream containing menthol.  Spread it on, wipe it off.  It works.

And last but not least, wondering how to apologize?

Sometimes the phrase “i’m really sorry i hurt you” is all anyone needs to hear for a heart to open again; and when you have an open heart, life’s little problems don’t matter all that much do they?


Images courtesy of strawberry photo by pixomar, mint by Michelle Meiklejohn, art and garden by Simon Howden, tile by Suat Eman,orange by M_bartosh, shaving by DJCodrin.

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