Stay healthy with these surprising ways to use everyday items.
Button Bag as Pill Carrier
When you're on the go, leave the bulky pill bottles in the medicine cabinet and place only what you need in a plastic bag. You can keep your daily dose all buttoned up.
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Contact Lens Case as Pill Storage
Easily transport non-prescription pills without all the bottles. Pop it into your handbag and you'll have a headache remedy handy when the man in seat 7A drones on about his herniated disk. Plus you'll keep pills out of contact with everything else in your purse
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Ginger Root as Burn Soother
Soothe blisters and burns by applying fresh ginger juice directly to the sore spots.
Lemon as Sore Throat Soother
Relieve a sore throat. Cut a lemon in half. Skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Swallow the mixture.
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Rubbing Alcohol as Ear Dryer
Evaporate water from your ears by using an eyedropper to insert a few drops of rubbing alcohol into each ear canal.
Bean Bag Animals as Ice Packs
Console an injured kid with a comforting ice pack. Chill a beanbag animal in the freezer and apply it to a little one's wounds.
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Rubbing Alcohol as Ice Pack
To improvise an extra ice pack, mix one part rubbing alcohol with three parts water and freeze in a zippered plastic bag.
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