Aspirin is one of the most widely used pain-killers and many people very often use it to soothe their headache, toothache, or any other type of pain. However, not many people know that this popular over-the-counter drug contains some substances that help with lots of other things, besides relieving pain. Continue reading and check out the non-medicinal ways to use aspirin!
- Dandruff Warrior
Knowing that it contains salicylic acid, it‘s very effective at reducing the formation of dandruff in the hair. Dr. Joshua Zeichner says that applying the combination of shampoo and aspirin onto the scalp is reducing scalp inflammation which is the main cause of dandruff. Moreover, it helps exfoliate the flakes on the skin!
All you have to do is crush 2-3 aspirins, and then add them to your shampoo and massage well the scalp. Let it work for around 5 minutes and afterwardswash it off.
- Skin Saver
The salicylic acid content in aspirin is also capable to remove the dead cells and excess oil from the skin. As it was noted by Everyday Health, aspirin works amazing against psoriasis and acne, because it unclogs pores and reduces redness, swelling, and skin lesions.
Add five crushed pills into ¼ cup of water. Mix it well and apply the mixture onto the skin. Let it work for around 10 minutes before washing it off.
- Sweat Stains Eraser
The stains are often difficult to remove and you just cannot wash them with the regular laundry cycles. Luckily, you will be able to erase stains with the help of something as common as the aspirin!
All you need to do is to prepare a paste by mixing aspiring and a bit water and apply onto the stains. Leave the mixture work for some time, rinse well, and then wash as you normally do.
- Car Mechanic
Have you ever been in a situation when the car’s battery just won’t start and you are pressed for time and not able to wait for help? You are going to be surprised when you find out that dropping crushed aspirin tablets into the battery could help you solve this issue.
The reason for this is that the salicylic acid in the aspirin works with sulfuric acid in the battery. As a result, it helps your car to get enough of a boost to make it to the station.
- Garden-Related Problems
Again, the salicylic acid in the aspirin blocks both the mold and the ethylene production, two of the most common causes of wilting in the garden flowers.
All you need to do is to combine crushed aspirin with a bit of water and pour the solution onto the flowers. One other option is to put the bouquets into this mixture in order to help them live longer.