Okay, it’s July and people are outside as much as
possible. I have an inexpensive way to solve some of their summer
dilemmas. It’s called vinegar, ordinary everyday vinegar.
Not only is it good to keep fleas and ticks off of your
pets by mixing half water, half vinegar in a spray bottle and spraying
your pets lightly once a week, but it is also good for bee stings and
bug bites. Mix a little vinegar with cornstarch to make a paste. Apply
the paste to the sting or bite and let it dry.
A poison oak or poison ivy rash can be soothed by making
a vinegar compress. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar and enough water to fill a
pint container, shake to mix thoroughly and put the container in the
refrigerator to chill. When thoroughly chilled, dampen a cloth or some
gauze with the solution and apply to the rash.
Vinegar will also cool sunburn. Just splash it over your
sunburned area and then lightly rub it into your skin. You can also cool
sunburn with the same diluted mixture you that you have in the spray
bottle to spray your pets.
If you have ants in the house, look for the opening that
they are coming through to enter the house. If you find the point of
entry wipe it down with a lot of undiluted vinegar. You can also spray
vinegar on trash lids, near sinks and near appliances, or anyplace else
that ants gather.
Well, hope that I’ve helped a little.
My thought for the month is for you to have a happy and
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