Aspirin or in our country Disprin is the best antidote for relieving headache, fever and inflammations. We have plenty of reasons to buy those pills. The funny thing is, none of those reasons are actually concerned with the treatment of diseases and body pains.
You can actually use it as a pimple remover, a shampoo supplement and even a gardening agent. So, the next time you purchase aspirin, you should place it in the bathroom or beside your gardening tools, instead of the medicine drawer.
Here are 11 surprising uses for aspirin/ disprin.
Acne Treatment: Crush one or two tablets then mix them with a small amount of water. When the solution is ready, apply it on your pimples. Allow it to settle for two minutes then wash it off with facial wash and water.
Treatment for Insect Bites: Just apply aspirin solution to a mosquito bite or a bee sting and it will gradually fade.
Stain-Removing Hand Sanitizer: If you combine lemon’s acidity to aspirin’s stain removing properties, you’ll get a cleaning solution that can remove cigarette, coffee and grass stains from your hands.
Soil Conditioner: By treating the soil with aspirin solution, you can wipe away fungus from your garden. Just make sure that you use only a small amount of aspirin. Using too many pills can damage your plants. The ideal amount is one tablet of aspirin per one quart of water.
Dandruff Remover: Crush two aspirin tablets and mix them with one serving of shampoo. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it for about two minutes, so it can settle on your scalp. Rinse the mixture off then shampoo your hair once more. After the final rinse, the flakes are either gone or lessened.
Dead Skin Remover: Salicylic acid found in aspirins is often used in exfoliants and facial cleansers. Instead of buying those expensive products, just use a water–aspirin mixture to make your skin look more beautiful.
Callus Remover: Crush six aspirin tablets. Mix the powdered aspirin with half a teaspoon of water and lemon juice. Once mixed, apply a generous amount on a callus. Cover the callus with a warm piece of cloth. After fifteen minutes, remove the cloth then rub the softened callus using a pumice stone.
Fabric Stain-Remover: Dilute a couple of aspirin tablets in water and apply the resulting solution on the stain. For hard-to-remove spots like egg and blood stains, add cream of tartar to the solution. The thickened paste is potent enough to remove almost all stains.
Discolored Hairs: Dissolve eight tablets of aspirin in warm water, creating an aspirin solution, apply the solution to the discolored portions of your hair. After fifteen minutes, the original color of your hair will be restored. If it does not work, simply repeat the entire process until all the discolorations are gone.
Anti-Fungal Powder: Athlete’s foot and other skin irritations caused by fungi can be treated using a few aspirin pills and talcum powder. Grind three pills until they are powderized. Mix the powdered aspirin with some talcum powder. Now, apply the anti-fungal powder on the skin irritation. Do this process twice a day to kill the fungi and ultimately, treat the irritation.
Wart Remover: Apply a generous amount of crushed aspirin onto a wart. Cover the wart with duct tape. Soon, the wart will disappear like an insignificant afterthought. In case you didn’t know, both the aspirin and duct tape are clinically proven to treat warts.