I came across this article while I have been sitting by my friend's hospital bedside. It gives ideas to use aspirin other then taking it for a headache. Some I already knew about, some I had known before but I had forgotten and some I didn't already know so thought I would share them with you.
1. Battery Boost
You get in your car and find the battery is dead. It will take too long to get the auto service over to you drop 2 aspirins into the faulty battery. The acetylsalicyclic acid will react to produce a strong enough charge to charge your car and you will be in your way.
2. Patch up pin holed walls:
In a small bowl, crush 3 aspirins into a fine powder, then add 2 DROPS of water. Stir until blended. Using a plastic spoon, apply the paste to the affected areas and smooth it with the back of the spoon. The paste will fill the holes without having to sparkle and re-paint.
3. Lift stubborn sweat stains effortlessly
place 5 aspirin under running water to soften them a bit then smooth the pills over the tint. Rinse with hot water in the morning then wash as usual. The asa will loosen the dirt, sweat and antiperspirant residue which discoloration.
4. Restore and refresh faded highlights
mash one aspirin tablet and add it to a bottle of shampoo then wash hair as usual. The asa will dissolve the chlorine buildup from too many dips in a chlorinated pool which is the major cause of brassiness, restoring your hair's shine in a single wash.
5. Soothe a scratchy throat fast
Dissolve a tablet in a glass of water. Gargle with the solution for 10-15 seconds then swallow. Repeat the following day if needed. The asa will penetrate the inflamed throat tissue to quickly numb the pain and reduce swelling.
6. Eliminate bug bite itch
Moisten the affected area of your skin then rub an aspirin tablet over the bumps. The pill's anti-inflammatory agents will seep into the sores, reducing swelling and discomfort
7. Minimize pores in just minutes
Simply crush and aspirin in a dish and add enough water to form a paste. Apply the mixture to the blemish and leave overnight. Aspirin restricts the production of prostaglandins (unsaturated fatty acids secreted by cells that cause inflammation) while easing irritation.
8. Soften calloused heels in a pinch
Mix 1 TBSP of lemon juice with 5 crushed aspirins tablets. Apply the blend to your calloused heels and cover with a plastic bag. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. The combination of the acids in both lemon juice and aspirin will exfoliate the rough layer of dead skin cells to reveal the rough layer of dead skin cells to reveal soft smooth skin
9. Double the life of cut flowers
To make cut flowers last longer, drop 2 tablets into the water filled vase BEFORE adding the flowers. The H20 is a breeding ground for bacteria which causes blooms to wilt before their time. Aspirin decreases the pH level of the liquid which makes it inhospitable to the tiny organisms, ensuring the water and the bouquet will stay fresh longer.
10. Wipe away pesky rust marks
To remove rust rings left by hubby's shaving cream can, wet the area then smash an aspirin and sprinkle it on the mark. Let sit for 10 minutes before rubbing with a damp sponge. The acid components in the aspirin will loosen the iron oxide particles while the abrasive quality of the powder will help scrub off any stuck on grit.
So there you are.. my good deed for the day :)