I love finding ways to use everyday items in new and different ways. The internet is a great source for learning alternate uses but some of these are uses I’ve picked up from some of the great older ladies in my life. There are quite a few surprising uses for toothpaste that I’ve tried over the years. You may want to give them a try as well.
We use a lot of garlic in this house. Naturally most of it goes to culinary use but there are a lot of uses for this member of the allium family you may not know. But garlic is for more than just cooking.
Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca Tree which is indigenous to Australia. The Aborigines are believed to have used the leaves for centuries, perhaps even longer. They crushed the leaves and inhaled the oil to treat coughs, applied crushed leaves to wounds and made infusions of leaves to treat skin conditions and sore throats. There are so many uses for it you should definitely keep tea tree oil in your home.
We’ve all seen the commercials by the egg producers (the people, not the chickens) but it’s not just the incredible “edible” egg. There are alternate uses for eggs you may not have tried; along with some obvious ones.
Cinnamon is a wonderful spice. It adds flavor to both savory and sweet dishes, was once used as a love potion, and was a perfume for the wealthy of Rome. But did you know that cinnamon is great for your garden?
Every year I end up with plant pots that I’ve used and can’t seem to bring myself to toss. They were under my front porch. They were under my back porch. They were on my potting table in the basement. I started to feel that they were going to end taking over the entire house. Now I’ve found 10 ways to reuse plant pots that you may want to try, too!
After a long day of gardening I enjoy soaking in a hot tub with Epsom salt but here are 10 uses for Epsom salt you may not know.
You know that pepper is an essential seasoning when you cook. I love the heat that pepper brings to my recipes. But pepper can do more than add a little spice to your cooking! Here are some uses for pepper you probably don’t know!