Effective Home Remedies That Cost Nothing

I suppose it’s something you work into your budget when you decide to spoil and pamper yourself with a day out at the health and beauty spa, so too whenever you decided to indulge in any one or more of your guilty pleasures, so it’s always a case of money well spent. There are times when it feels a bit like a waste having to spend money on things that just pop up as part of your everyday life though, such as perhaps having to deal with some minor medical ‘emergency’.

So in our discussion of effective home remedies it’s not just about your body or something explicitly medical. The common household items you stock up on can be put together or redeployed to make for some effective home remedies whose effects you’d otherwise probably have to break the budget to rush to the store and buy. The key to it resides in the so-called survival inventory stocked by the smallest of convenience stores – you know, those ones which are open 24 hours a day?

Blocked drain

The leading cause of a blocked drain is a build-up of fat and this is usually when it gets really clogged up to the point that no water flows out at all. Sure, the tiny bits of food and other particles that make their way into the drainage system contribute towards slower flow and blockage, but even the oldest of these systems was designed to ensure that the blockage occurs very slowly and that eventually it sorts itself out. So when things get really clogged up it’s usually an issue of fat and that can be solved with a simple home remedy that’s comprised out of a combination of boiling water and vinegar.

Be careful not to inhale the acidic fumes when preparing the solution (not that it’s deadly, but just really uncomfortable), otherwise just pour it down the drain as hot as possible. You might have to repeat it a few times to eventually get the fat to melt, loosen up and start flowing out.

Tired eyes

Simply place used teabags over your closed eyelids, in the same way that they put eucalyptus doused cucumber slices over your eyes at the health and beauty spa.


Good old milk and cookies always does the trick, but be sure to warm the milk up. Be sure to empty your bladder before you indulge as well.

Blocked nose

Vicks Vapour Rub melted in hot water does the trick for a blocked nose, the fumes of which you should inhale while covered in a blanket. Mint leaves work just as well if you want a little bit more of a ‘natural’ remedy, but this isn’t a permanent solution, but rather one which provides symptomatic relief for a considerable amount of time.

Stained glass

Head on into the garage and find a bottle of thinners if you want to sort out a stain on any glass surface, once and for all! The liquid can be diluted in water or applied directly to the surface if the stain is especially stubborn.

Published by: Maisy G

I am skilled in all areas of beauty treatments and in helping clients improve their personal appearance. Having a proven ability to ensure the efficient and profitable running of a beauty salon and I have decided to start blogging about the things I love, beauty, lifestyle, home and everything in between. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing it. xxx

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