Clove Oil Is The Homemade Remedy That Will Soothe Your Toothache

I have a very high tolerance for pain, so most of the time when I have a headache or stomach pains, I just let it run its course or just sleep it off. I can’t say the same about toothaches.

A toothache is arguably the worst pain out there, and sometimes taking painkillers can only do so much.

Not too long ago, one of my wisdom teeth became infected and it was such an agonizing experience. I wasn’t able to see a dentist right away, so I spent two whole days unable to talk, eat or even sleep properly.

In the search for relief options, I came across a ton of recommendations for an intriguing remedy: clove oil.

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According to Colgate.com, cloves contain eugenol, a natural anesthetic and antibacterial, that will lower pain and reduce inflammation.

Clove oil is available in most grocery stores, drugstores, or natural food stores, but you can also easily make it yourself at home and save a lot of money.

It’s really easy to make and a little goes a long way, so it’s a good idea to always have some on hand because a toothache can happen without warning.

This Easy Homemade Mixture Is The Only Tub And Shower Cleaner You’ll Ever Need

I love my bathroom. Now that I think about it, it might actually be one of my favorite places in the house.

It’s the room I spend the most time in every morning when getting ready to start my day, and at the end of the day, it’s where I head to for a bath to relax and gather my thoughts.

This is why it is really important to me that the bathroom is always clean and organized. Having a clean bathroom is a great feeling, so I’ve made it a habit to wipe down the sink and other areas multiple times a week. Then once a week, I’ll take the time to properly wash these surfaces, including the shower, tub and toilet, with cleaners and disinfectants.

As we’re all aware, there are a lot of harmful germs that lurk in the bathroom, like the staphylococcus aureus “staph” bacteria, which includes the antibiotic resistant MRSA strain. The last thing anyone would want is to get infected by these nasty pathogens, so it’s crucial to keep the bathroom, especially the shower area, spic and span.

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While store-bought cleaning products will get the job done, they’re not necessarily the best for your skin or respiratory system. The chemicals in certain cleaners have terrible long-term effects on your health. In fact, a recent study published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says there is a strong correlation between deteriorating lung function and cleaning products. Apparently, those who regularly used cleaning products had lungs comparable to someone who smoked 20 cigarettes a day for decades.

After reading about this, I set out to find an alternative to the harsh products I’ve been using to clean my bathroom. It took a lot of digging around, but it looks like there is one do-it-yourself solution that many people have been swearing by.

I recently gave it a try, and I can definitely see why it is so popular. Not only is it easy to make, it works wonders when it comes to removing soap stains and scum from the tub and shower tiles.

The best part? You probably have everything you need to make this concoction in your pantry.

Homemade Dryer Sheets Work So Much Better Than Brand Name Ones, And The Best Part Is That They’re Reusable

My family loves fabric softener and dryer sheets. They love it so much that my daughter, who is slightly allergic to dryer sheets, would rather get a little rash than have her clothes not smelling like anything. (A little excessive, I know.)

The reality is, when your clothes come out of the dryer, you expect them to be warm, soft and smell great. Unfortunately, most brand name dryer sheets are loaded with toxic chemicals that can be easily absorbed through your skin.

There was an easy solution to all this all along, and I’ve finally been able to make my own reusable and non-toxic dryer sheets. They’re easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your home already!

If you’re in love with the fabric softener you already have, I’ve also provided a way to make a reusable dyer sheets that smell like your favorite brand.

Here’s what you’ll need:

This Homemade Oven Cleaner Is Better Than Name Brand Ones, And You Already Have The Ingredients

Have you already started thinking about spring cleaning? Are you feeling the daunting task of picking up all the supplies you need to get your home spic and span for the nicer weather? It can really put a strain on the budget when you think of everything you will need.

It’s time to forget about all the expensive store-bought cleaners that are full of chemicals. Instead take advantage of a more natural approach by creating your own cleaners for a fraction of the cost.

While it may sound like a lot of work to make your own cleaners, it’s actually a lot simpler than you think. Most products can be put together with a few kitchen items into a spray bottle that you can grab from the dollar store and reuse over again.

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You can make a window cleaner from white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water instead of spending several dollars on a bottle of Windex. Get your bathroom clean as a whistle without the toxic chemicals too. With the help of baking soda, liquid soap, water, and white vinegar it will be cleaner than you can ever imagine.

But what about the really tough jobs? Surely you need to bring out the hard chemicals to clean that baked-on food that’s hiding inside of your oven.

Not even close.

Here’s the Secret to the Best Homemade Pancakes!

Saturday mornings just got a whole lot better! With this DIY homemade instant pancake mix, you’ll have the kids sitting at the kitchen table in no time. Get rid of that boring box pancake mix and give this homemade mixture a try, you’ll be wishing you tried it sooner.

  • 6 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups instant dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients.

2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan.

3. When you start to see bubbles forming at the top, it’s time to flip it!

4. Finish cooking your pancakes, and enjoy!

8 Home Remedies That Have Actually Been Shown To Work

What did people do before we had the marvels of modern medicine available to them? They worked with what they had at home in hopes of dealing with the illness, pain or other malady. Admittedly, not all of those home “remedies” worked. There is a reason that some people were (and still are) referred to as “snake oil salesmen.”

Now, that being said, some home remedies actually do help you deal with whatever might be ailing you, so we decided to take a look at 8 of them that actually work.

This one has been well established for a long time. As a kid most of us likely had the chance to drink ginger ale that had gone flat in order to deal with stomach issues. Ginger actually helps to break up and release gastrointestinal gasses. Drink some ginger ale, ginger tea, or chew on some candy made with actual ginger.

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When you have sex, and you orgasm, your body releases endorphins which help to deal with pain. Researchers found that migraines subsided in 43% of people who took part in the study, but the relief only came after “completion.” We’re sure that this is one of the home remedies that people will be happy to try and see if it works.

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If you have ever had a wart, you likely did one of two things in treating it: you either froze it off, or you put one of those bandages over it that helps to pull the wart free from your skin.  Patrick DeHeer, MD, a podiatrist and board-certified foot surgeon based in Indianapolis says that there is something in the adhesive of duct tape that is toxic to warts but harmless to people. It also has something to do with duct tape creating an airtight bond. Apparently, 85% of warts were taken care of using nothing but duct tape.

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Superglue was actually developed to treat battlefield wounds quickly so that soldiers wouldn’t bleed out and die before they could be properly seen to, so it only makes sense that it could help with cracked heels. Soak your feet in water for a few minutes, rub in some moisturizer, and then use small amounts of glue on any remaining cracks.

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DIY Face Masks You Can Make From What’s In Your Cupboard

Should you be trying face masks? Absolutely. Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Another advantage of wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a list of DIY face masks that are incredibly easy, with ingredients you probably already have at home.

1. The Vinegar Toner and Face Mask

What you’ll need:

– Water

– Apple Cider Vinegar

How:

To make a toner, after you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin.

You can also create a face mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.

2. Oat Meal Face Mask:

Whats you’ll need:

– Water

– Oatmeal

– 1 egg

– Plain Yogurt

– Honey

How:

Combine 1/2 cup hot (not boiling) water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Kate Middleton Gave The Queen The Sweetest Homemade Christmas Gift

Unlike Suits actress and Prince Harry’s fiance Meghan Markle, Kate wasn’t invited to join in on the Christmas festivities back when she was engaged to Prince William.

So while Kate did not have to worry about giving the Queen a gift that year, she did eventually get married into the royal family, and wanted to do something special for the monarch one Christmas.

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Last Christmas, the Duchess of Cambridge decided to do something extra special for her grandmother-in-law. Kate knew she had to think of out the box if she wanted to impress a “woman who has everything.”

“I thought back to what I would give my own grandparents,” Kate explained to Harper’s Bazaar UK. “I thought ‘I’ll make her something, which could have gone horribly wrong.'”

She went through with her plan anyway, and it turned out to be quite a  success.

So what did the Duchess gift the the Queen?

A Man Is Launching Himself In A Homemade Rocket In Order To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A California man plans to launch a homemade rocket in order to prove the Earth is flat.

This weekend, “Mad” Mike Hughes will send himself off in his steam-powered rocket, and will be live streaming the event on the internet. He has spent $20,000 on his scrap metal endeavor, where it will be launched 1,800 feet into the air.

According to The Guardian, the risky flight will be launched behind a converted motor home, which is sponsored by a flat-Earth research group.

“If you’re not scared to death, you’re an idiot,” Hughes said. “It’s scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive,” Hughes said.

The 61-year-old limousine driver also made a few heads turn after he made an outlandish comment involving the accuracy of science.

Create Your Own Custom Napkin Designs Using These Everyday Household Items

Who knew it was so easy to create your own custom napkins? These Stamped Napkins are fun to make, and you can get as creative as you like with the stamps you use! We used a sliced lemon, fork tongs and a straw to create our designs, but you can experiment with whatever you like!

  • 4 cloth napkins
  • white fabric paint
  • 1 lemon
  • plastic fork
  • paper straw
  1. Lay your cloth napkins flat on your work surface.
  2. Dip your object in the white fabric paint.
  3. Stamp on your napkins until happy with the designs!
  4. Allow to dry completely before using or washing.

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Make This Beautiful Burlap Wreath For Your Front Door

Buying wreaths can be very expensive, and not always worth the cost. This burlap wreath is super easy to make and the materials are very affordable. All you need are a wire clothes hanger, burlap, glue and artificial leaves!

  • 3 rolls of burlap
  • Wire clothes hanger
  • Artificial leaves
  • Hot glue
  1. Shape your hanger into a large circle.
  2. Push the wire through the burlap. Twist and fold the burlap over itself and push the wire through again. Continue this until the entire wreath is covered.
  3. Glue some artificial leaves to the burlap and your wreath is ready to hang!

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This Easy-To-Make Turkey Wreath Will Get You In The Thanksgiving Spirit

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and this homemade wreath is sure to make your house stand out this holiday season. This Turkey Wreath is super cute and festive, but it’s also really simple to make. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

  • Foam wreath
  • Outdoor acrylic paint (brown, yellow and black)
  • Styrofoam ball (turkey’s head)
  • Styrofoam cone (turkey’s beak)
  • Two small Styrofoam balls (turkey’s eyes)
  • Brown yarn
  • Tulle (red, orange, brown and yellow)
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue
  • Red foam sheet
  1. Wrap your brown yarn around the foam wreath. Make sure to cover about 1/3 or the wreath with the yarn.
  2. Next paint your Styrofoam cone yellow, the larger ball brown and paint two black pupils on the small Styrofoam balls.
  3. Cut your tulle into strips into strips about 16-20 inches in length.
  4. Tie the strips of tulle around the part of the wreath that is not covered in brown yarn.
  5. Stick toothpicks in your Styrofoam balls and cone and stick into the yarn covered section of the wreath to form your turkey’s head, beak and eyes.
  6. Cut the waddle for your turkey out of the red foam sheet and glue to your turkey’s head under his beak.
  7. Your wreath is now ready to decorate your front door!

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These Scented Candles Will Make Your House Smell Amazing!

These candles smell heavenly! Make them for gifts for friends and family, or keep them for yourself! These scented candles are so easy to make and they look great around your home. Don’t go out and buy overpriced candles when homemade can look this great!

  • Mason jars
  • Olive oil
  • Dried orange slices
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Small pine cones
  • Essential oil (rosemary, sweet orange, cinnamon, cedarwood, etc.)
  • Tealights
  • Whole cloves (optional)
  • Star anise (optional)
  • Cranberries (optional)
  1. Add your cinnamon, orange slices, star anise, cranberries, cloves, pine cones and essential oil to your mason jar.
  2. Fill jar with olive oil.
  3. Place a tealight in the olive oil and light with a match or lighter.
  4. Your scented candle is now complete!

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Witty Gloves Will Get You Ready For Cold Weather

These gloves are the next best thing to getting knuckle tattoos! Any kind of knit gloves will work for this craft (check out Target or Walmart for some cheap pairs). You can come up with your own cute phrases, or recreate ours. Have fun!

  • Knit gloves
  • Chalk
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Cardboard
  1. Trace on of the glove fingers onto a piece of cardboard.
  2. Cut out the finger shape from the cardboard.
  3. Place the cardboard cutout inside each finger (one at a time). This will make drawing the chalk marks much easier!
  4. Use fabric chalk to mark where the knuckles are on the gloves.
  5. Sew your letters onto the fingers and cut the excess thread.
  6. Your gloves are finished and ready for fall weather!

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Re-purpose Old Shirts Into Dapper Dog Collars

Oh my gosh! This has got to be the cutest DIY project ever! These DIY Dog Collars made from old button-down shirts are super adorable. You don’t even need any fancy skills to make them. Just cut the collar off an old shirt and you’re done!

  • Old button-down shirt
  • Scissors
  1. Take your shirt and using sharp scissors cut off the collar. Make sure to leave the top button intact!
  2. Put the collar on your pup and you’re done! Easy peasy!

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Pumpkin Planters Are The Perfect Fall Decorations For Your House

This is such a creative way to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Who would have thought that pumpkins would make such adorable planters! What’s great about this craft is that you use faux pumpkins…so there’s no rotting pumpkin mess and you can use them year after year!

  • Faux pumpkin
  • X-acto knife
  • Soil
  • Flowers
  1. Cut a hole in the top of your pumpkin and fill with soil.
  2. Place your flowers in the soil and make sure they’re in place (you don’t want them wobbling around).
  3. Place your pumpkins outside around your home for some fun and festive outdoor decorations.

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This Teacup Bird Feeder Will Look So Cute In Your Backyard

I love this bird feeder! It’s so cute and super easy to make. All you need to make it is a teacup, small plate, glue and rope. Try making one for your backyard and let us know how it is!

  • teacup and saucer
  • ceramic glue
  • twine
  • birdseed
  • bird feeder hanger
  1. Start by gluing the side of your teacup to your saucer. Let dry.
  2. Cut three long pieces of twine about two feet long. Knot the three strands together near one end. Glue the knot onto the bottom middle of the saucer.
  3. Once the glue is dry, take your three strands of twine and gather them above the teacup. Make sure the teacup hangs level and then tie the three strands into a knot.
  4. Your teacup is now ready for outside! Fill with birdseed and enjoy your new bird friends!

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Re-purpose Old Milk Jugs Into These Adorable Halloween Luminaries

Create your own Halloween decorations for cheap! There’s no need to spend a ton of money to decorate your house when you can make these super cute Milk Jug Ghosts. Not only are they cute, but they light up your sidewalk for all your little trick-or-treaters!

  • Milk jugs
  • Black Sharpie
  • Xacto knife
  • Battery operated tea light
  1. Clean and dry your milk jugs.
  2. Take your black Sharpie and draw the faces on your milk jugs.
  3. Use an Xacto knife to cut a hole in the back of the jug (make sure it’s big enough to fit the tea light through).
  4. Put your tea light inside the jug and you’re done! You can also fill the jug with some sand to make it more stable before adding the light.

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You Kids Will Love This Halloween Eyeball Wreath

How cool is this wreath?! Not only is it a totally unique idea, but it’s the perfect door decor for Halloween. It’s a lot of gluing, but it’s totally worth it! Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

  • Straw wreath
  • White ribbon
  • Wire
  • White ping pong balls
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue
  1. Wrap your white ribbon entirely around your wreath. Secure with hot glue.
  2. Glue your googly eyes to your ping pong balls.
  3. Once you have your eyes glued to the balls, start gluing the balls to the wreath. This will take some time, so get your kids to help!
  4. Once your wreath is covered in eyes it’s ready to hang!

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Use Your Leftover Mason Jars To Make This Adorable Halloween Craft

There’s no cuter Halloween craft than these Boo Jars! They’re basically like snow-globes, but for Halloween. These adorable ghost globes so easy to make that you can have your kids help put them together. Don’t forget to share this craft with all your Halloween loving friends!

  • Pint and quart-sized glass mason jars
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Styrofoam discs
  • Spanish moss
  • Black Sharpie
  • Twigs
  • Gauze
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  1. Trim your Styrofoam disc to fit inside the metal lid ring for your jar.
  2. Use hot glue to secure it to the ring.
  3. Take your tiny Styrofoam ball and wrap in gauze.
  4. Draw two eyes on the gauze for the ghost’s eyes.
  5. Stick your twigs into the Styrofoam disc in the mason jar lid.
  6. Place some Spanish moss around the base of the twigs to cover the Styrofoam.
  7. Stick your ghost to a twig.
  8. Cover the entire scene with your glass jar and screw the lid onto the jar. Your Halloween Boo Jars are now complete!

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