Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is a well-known drug that can treat pain, fever and inflammation. However, these wonder pills also have other amazing uses which you probably haven’t heard about. Here are 9 interesting uses for aspirin:
1. Rejuvenates your skin
Aspirin contains salicylic acid, a powerful skin cleaner that can reduce swelling, redness and acne. Salicylic acid cleans the excess oil and dead cells from your pores which is usually the main cause of several skin problems. In order to use aspirin on your acne, crush 5 aspirin pills and add them to a ¼ of a cup of water, then add a teaspoon of honey and mix well. Apply the paste on your skin and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Repeat the process until you achieve the desired results.
2. Makes your flowers will last longer
Fresh cut flowers have a tendency to wither quickly, but adding a crushed aspirin pill in the water in the base will make them last for longer.
3. Removes perspiration stains
Who doesn’t hate those awful underarm stains caused by antiperspirants? If you hate them as much as we do, we have good news! Crush a couple aspirin pills and mix them with half a cup of warm water, then soak the stains in the solution for 2-3 hours. You will be amazed by the results!
4. Restores your hair color
When you swim in a chlorinated pool, your hair loses its bright color, which is not exactly pleasing. But, don’t be worried – dissolve 6-8 aspirin pills in a glass of warm water and rinse your hair with the solution. Leave it to work for 10-15 minutes and voila! Your hair is bright and nice again!
5. Dry out pimples
Similar to the effect it has on acne, aspirin can dry out pimples as well. Crush an aspirin pills and mix it with a little water, then apply the mixture on the affected areas and leave it for a couple of minutes. Repeat the process until all the pimples are gone.
6. Treats hard calluses on the feet
Crush 5-6 aspirin pills, then add half a teaspoon of water and lemon juice and mix well. Apply the mixture on your calluses, then wrap your foot in a warm towel and cover everything with plastic wrap. Lay down for about 10 minutes, then remove the bag and towel and file the softened callus with a pumice stone.
7. Eliminates dandruff
If you’ve had dandruff problems, you know how difficult it can be to remove. But, there is a solution – add 2 crushed aspirin pills into the amount of shampoo the next time you’re washing your hair, then rinse with warm water well after 2 minutes. Trust us – you’ll never have to buy an anti-dandruff shampoo again!
8. Relieves insect bites and stings
Rubbing an aspirin over insect bites or stings can relieve the inflammation and itching, but if you’re allergic to bee stings, you need to seek medical help immediately!
9. Clean grease of pots and pans
Crush a couple of aspirin pills and mix them with some lemon juice, then use the solution to clean grease off your pots and pans. This neat trick does a wonderful job and will make cleaning your pans easier than ever!