Aspirin is a household staple for many people. We take it when we have a headache or feel like we might get sick.
But what about all of the other uses for aspirin?
This little pill has a lot of other uses that you might not know about!
In this blog post, I will share a selection of the surprising uses for aspirin. Stay tuned to learn more!
Removing Sweat Stains
One of the most common uses for aspirin (other than headaches!) is to remove sweat stains! Make a paste out of aspirin and water and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing it as usual.
The salicylic acid is the powerful little ingredient that’ll remove the stains, genius!
Stains like this are an annoying, all too common problem in the home. Here are some more easy ways to remove stubborn stains.
Removing Chlorine From Your Hair
If you’ve ever gone swimming in a chlorinated pool, you know that your hair can feel dry and straw-like afterward or even turn yellow or green, in my experience!
Rinse your hair in water that aspirin has dissolved in; the acid in the aspirin will neutralize the copper, which is the culprit for green hair after swimming!
Shampoo and rinse as usual, and enjoy softer, shinier locks!
First Aid For Pimples
We’ve all been there, a big ol’ pimple right before a big event. You can’t cover it up forever and don’t want to risk popping it and making things worse.
So what are we to do? Aspirin to the rescue!
Make a paste out of aspirin and water and apply it to the pimple. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off. The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin will help to soothe the spot and reduce redness.
It’s important to note that this method should only be used as a last resort, as aspirin can be harsh on your skin if used too frequently.
Helping Your Flowers Last Longer
Have you ever noticed that your flowers don’t seem to last as long as they should?
Extend the life of your flowers by adding a couple of aspirin to the vase water! The acidity will help to keep the flowers fresh for longer.
You can also use this method for houseplants; add a couple of aspirin to the water when you’re watering them, and they’ll thank you by lasting longer!
An Amazing Dandruff Treatment
If you’re struggling with dandruff, give aspirin a try!
Mix a couple of aspirin with your shampoo and massage it into your scalp. Rinse as usual. Similar to the chlorine issue, the salicylic acid in the aspirin will help eliminate any build-up on your scalp and clear up dandruff.
This method can also be used as a preventative measure; just add a couple of aspirin to your shampoo once a week to help keep dandruff at bay.
Easing Mosquito Bites
We all know how annoying mosquito bites can be, especially in the summertime!
The next time you get bitten, reach for the aspirin. Make a paste of aspirin and water and apply it to the bite. The aspirin will help to soothe the itch and reduce swelling.
This method can also be used for bee stings; just be sure to remove the stinger first!
Fungal Soil Infections
Aspirin is also fantastic at improving the quality of your soil for the green-fingered among you!
Just dissolve a couple of aspirin in water and water your plants with it. The acidity will help to kill the fungus and get your plants back on track.
If you have any tools or other metal objects around the house that are starting to rust, you might not be surprised to know that aspirin can also help with that, is their anything aspirin can’t do!?
As per usual, make a paste out of aspirin and water and apply it to the affected areas. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away. The rust should come right off!
If the rust is particularly stubborn, you can leave the paste on for longer or even overnight.
Cleaning Your Grout
Is your grout looking a little worse for wear?
Mix equal parts aspirin and water to form a paste and apply it to the grout. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it with a brush. The aspirin will help to break down the dirt and grime and make it easier to clean.
Rinse away the paste and enjoy your sparkling clean grout!
Gomestic Tip: When cleaning grout, avoid using stiff brushes or anything with hard metal, as these will erode the grout, causing the tile to become loose.
Hand Stain Removal
Not only can aspirin remove stains from your laundry, it can also be used to remove stains from your hands!
Whether you’ve got grass stains or stains from smoking, aspirin can help remove them.
Make a paste out of aspirin and water and apply it to the stained areas. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing your hands as usual. The stains should come right off!
Remember that this method may only work on some types of stains, but it’s definitely worth a try!
Be cautious not to touch your eyes during this process, and be sure to wash the aspirin off your hands thoroughly afterwards.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the main benefit of aspirin?
Aspirin’s main benefit is that it is a pain reliever. Additionally, aspirin can also help to reduce inflammation and fever. Aspirin is also sometimes used as a blood thinner.
Is aspirin used as a blood thinner?
Yes, aspirin is sometimes used as a blood thinner. Aspirin can help to prevent blood clots from forming. However, aspirin should only be used as a blood thinner after first speaking to a doctor.
Can aspirin be used for cleaning?
Yes, aspirin can be used for cleaning! Aspirin can be used to remove stains, clean grout, and even kill fungus.
So, there you have it; there’s a plethora of amazing things aspirin can help with, both around the house and personally.
This article will help you make the most out of aspirin; remember to use it carefully and thoroughly wash or rinse whatever you use it for.
Have you ever used aspirin for anything other than pain relief? Let me know in the comments below!