Aspirin is a great painkiller and anti-inflammatory, but also has a
variety of other benefits as a household remedy. Aspirin's potency comes
from the salicylic acid in its makeup. Check out these outside of the
box uses for aspirin:
1. First aid for pimples. Crush an aspirin tablet and mix it with a little water to create a paste. Cover the pimple with the paste and rinse after a few minutes. Because aspirin is an astringent, the pimple will reduce in redness and size.
2. Fungus prevention in compost. Mix aspirin with potting compost in the greenhouse or garden to stop fungus forming near the roots of new plants.
3. Gets rid of grass and nicotine stains in hands. Mix fresh lemon juice with a soluble aspirin to create a mixture that will remove stains from hands.
4. Removes sweat stains from tee shirts. To do this, dissolve 2 aspirins in half a cup of warm water and apply the substance to the area of the fabric where the stain is. Leave the shirt soaking for a couple of hours before washing the shirt.
5. Dandruff treatment. Crush 2 aspirin tablets and add them to your shampoo. Leave the shampoo in your hair for a couple extra minutes then rinse.
6. Fungal soil infection treatment. Gardeners can treat infections by dissolving an aspirin tablet in a liter of water and using the mixture to treat the soil. Be aware not to make the mixture too strong if you are using it around plants as it can potentially burn the leaves.
7. Repairs hair damaged by chlorine. To treat this, dissolve 8 aspirin tablets in a glass of water and rub the liquid into your hair. Leave the liquid in for 10 minutes and then rinse it out. Shampoo afterwards.
8. Helps to keep cut flowers fresh. To do this, place a soluble aspirin tablet into the water in the vase before arranging the cut flowers.
9. Calm bee stings and mosquito bites. Wet the skin and rub an aspirin over the spot where the sting or bite is to help relieve pain. Report any adverse reaction to a doctor.
10. Getting rid of warts. Take an aspirin and place it on top of the wart. Put a band aid on to keep the aspirin in place. Leave on for a few days or until the wart is gone or has gone down in size.
11. Treatment to stop bleeding after shaving. Dissolve an aspirin in water and apply the resulting solution with a cotton ball to the area of the skin that was cut from shaving. The solution will stop any light bleeding and soothe the skin better than an aftershave.