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Life hacks

Life hacks

Ants - they hate cucumber, put the skins round the hole to stop them in their tracks.

Ink on clothes - put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and allow to dry fully then wash.

Shiny mirrors - clean with sprite.

Shiny hair - apply one teaspoon of vinegar to the hair and wash normally.

Onions - chew gum to stop the tears.

Cabbage odour - put a piece of bread in to the pan while you boil to absorb the odour.

Place a wooden spoon over the pan to stop it boiling over.

A comb makes the perfect nail holder while hammering.

You can shrink a pimple in minutes by putting a dab of Listerine on it, the alcohol dries it up and fades it.

Headaches/migraines - submerge hands and feet into warm water and apply a bag of frozen peas on to the base of the skull, the warm water draws the blood away from the head reducing/eliminating pain.

Sore throat - eat 3/4 marshmallows, scientifically proven the gelatin relieves irritation soothing pain.

Puffy eyes - dip cotton balls into cold milk and place on eyes for 15 mins.

*we all need a jar of natural honey;

Constipation - x2 teaspoons each of honey and lemon juice mixed into a glass of warm water drank first thing on an empty stomach.

Sleep - a daily spoonful or two of honey taken before bed can help you sleep better AND help you to lose weight at the same time.

Hair - apply honey to split ends before washing, it also seconds as a natural moisturiser for the hair too.


Nutella cookies;

1 cup of nutella

1 whole egg

1 cup flour

Bake for 6-8 mins @350


Cleaning the microwave put a bowl of water on for 2-3 mins the steam lifts everything and it just needs a wipe.

Use a ring pull from a can to off-set hangers doubling your hanging space.


Chamomile - before bed, when your angry

Chai - sluggish, stomach ache

Oolong - burning fat, acne breakout

Peppermint - headaches, achy

Green tea has so many uses

~ when tired, sick, weight loss, before bed speeds up metabolism

~ if you hate it you can put them in to your bath, 5-10 bags detox the body and provides a bounty of vitamins to the skin

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Thanks that was really useful especially the constipation and migraine tip which I suffer quite Abit with

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Flax seed and olive oil are also good for constipation. Camomile and spearmint tea is good for soothing tummy.

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Thank you so very much for all the great ideas.

Let me add one more,   Brew several bags of Chai Tea, cool down

and use as a rinse on dark hair.  Makes your hair shiny as well as

bringing out a beautiful brunette color. 

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thanks girls, keep adding your own xx


Hi the microwave thing if you add lemon juice it works even better.

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