Thursday, January 7, 2010

Household Helpers.....

I always try to find something ingenious to post under this title.  Today I thought I would share some neat uses I found for everyday vegetable oil.  It's not just your Mother's cooking oil anymore!
  • Now this one I had never heard of.  Use plain 'ol vegetable oil to help remove a splinter.  Soak the area in some vegetable oil for a few minutes.  It will help soften the skin giving you a better chance to get that pesky splinter out with your handy dandy tweezers!
  • Did you ever have a stack of glasses that seemed to be super-glued together?  Well just pour a little veg oil around the rim of the bottom glass and watch how easily they will come apart.
  • Moisten that cracked skin on your feet.  At night before you go to bed, rub some veg oil on your feet and put on a pair of socks.  You will be pleasantly surprised when you wake up how soft your footsies are!
  • Furniture polish.  You can make your own polish with veg oil.  Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of veg oil and add mixture to a spray bottle.  Use it as you would pledge!
  • Remove pesky stickers.  If you need to remove a label from a glass jar or just a sticker in general.  Soak the sticker in veg oil for a few minutes and watch it miraculously slide off.
Hope some of these ideas work for you.  I know I'm going to have fun trying them out myself.
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