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The Second Time Around- Ways to Repurpose Aspirin

Welcome to the Second Time Around! Each Wednesday we will discuss ways to repurpose items in your stockpile for other uses other than their original purpose. 

Today, let’s discuss ways to repurpose Aspirin. 

If you are like me, I have a lot of aspirin in my stockpile. Here’s some way to use it other than just for a nasty headache:

Remove perspiration stains-Crush 2 aspirins and mix the powder with 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for 2-3 hours and the stain should be gone!

Restore Hair Color– Sometimes during the Summer months, swimming in the pool can cause your hair to turn colors. To restore your hair to its natural color, simply take 6-8 aspirin and dissolve the in a glass of water. Take the solution and rub it through your hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Voila! Your hair should return to its natural color!

Dry up Pimples– Crush asprin and mix with warm water to make a paste. Take the paste and place on the pimple. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing with soap and water. This should help to clear up the redness and soothe the sting.

Help Cut Flowers Last Longer– This is one that I use all the time. Each time I receive fresh cut flowers, I take a crushed aspirin and place it in the vase along with the flowers. It helps to pro long the life of the flowers.

Apply to insect bites or stings– You can control the inflammation from a bug bite or bee sting by wetting your skin and rubbing an aspirin over the spot. 

Do you have other ways to repurpose aspirin? Please let us know in the comment section below!

The Second Time Around–Ways to Repurpose Your Stockpile: Using Baking Soda For Baby Items

With a 5 month old and a 6 year old, I stay super duper busy! Some days I don’t know how I will get everything done but somehow it always does!  Winking smile I want to bring your more tips and ideas as well as recipes and more, here on the blog so I am working at doing just that. I also would love to start doing some video tips and ideas for you to actually see items and deals that I am talking about. 

With that being said, here’s a fun new feature that I would like to try and post each Wednesday–The Second Time Around: Ways to Repurpose Your Stockpile. In this feature, we will discuss ways to repurpose items that we have right in our stockpile for other uses.

Today, let’s discuss some of the uses for Baking Soda. Because I have a 5 month old, the uses for Baking Soda today will deal with babies; however, you can use baking soda in hundreds of different ways from cleaners to everything in-between. 

1. Get rid of Cradle Cap-Brady had cradle cap and a friend mentioned this idea to me–it works!! Make a paste of Baking Soda and Baby Oil. Rub on baby’s scalp to smoothe away cradle cap.

2. Clean baby bottles -If you use formula, you know that there can be a nasty buildup on bottles after using them for some time. Take the bottles and mix them in a solution of 4-8 TBSP. Baking Soday to 1 Quart of HOT water overnight. The next morning, rinse with hot soapy water and voila, they will be as good as new!

3. Gentle Laundry– Add 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to the rinse cycle when washing baby clothes to help get out stains.

4. Cleaning Stuffed Animals- Sprinkle a little baking soda on Stuffed animals for about 15 minutes to take away odors.–then, just brush away!

5. Diaper Rash Treatment- Did you know that good ole Baking Soda can help with Diaper Rash? Just dilute baking soda with water and wipe on baby’s bottom. 

6. Cleaning Spit Up. When baby spits up on his shirt (or yours!) take a moistened cloth and dab it in baking soda then apply to the spit up area. The odor should disappear!

 That’s it for today! Do you have some other uses for Baking Soda that you would like to share? Please just leave a comment below.