Ideas for Common Household Items

Household items like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, coconut oil, baking soda and castor oil have a plethora of handy uses that you probably didn’t know. These tips and tricks will come in handy for anyone who runs a home.

Apple cider vinegar can be used to soothe a sun burn. It also repels flies and can be used in fly traps to capture fruit flies. Pour a capful into the washer and run the machine with laundry detergent. This will clean the unit as well as rid any unwanted smells from the machine.

Lemon juice will help you whiten whites when added to the laundry. It will also leave a fresh smell. It will also help clean windows and other glass within a home. A few drops in some hot tea will help soothe a sore throat, as well as provide a vitamin C boost, needed to fight off colds.

Coconut oil can be used to sauté food. It can be used as a greasing agent, the same way WD-40 can be used. Apply this item to squeaky hinges and bike chains. Use this product to polish wood furniture naturally. Coconut oil is an awesome skin moisturizer, especially in extreme cases of sun burn, wind burn and severe dry skin. It is even safe to use on sensitive skin.

Baking soda can be used for many things. It is an excellent cleaning agent. Use it to scrub away soap scum from tubs, showers and can even be used to clean toilets. This inexpensive item can be used to put out fires as well as neutralize odors. Keep an open box near trash and in the refrigerator.

Castor oil can be used to heal severely cracked heels. It also softens cuticles so they are easier to remove during a self-given manicure. Use this product to lubricate gardening sheers and kitchen scissors.
There are many more uses to each product in this read. Research each item individually online for more helpful uses for these products. Chances are they are already in your pantry!