Put Garlic Under Your Pillow 1 Night, See If It Works for You
You know, garlic might not smell like roses because of the sulfur-containing compounds it has, but the odor won’t bother you before long since you’ll get used to it. As a benefit, that smell will have a calming effect, helping you sleep safe and sound. It’s even better if you eat it! Garlic contains vitamin B1 that is responsible for producing melatonin, a sleep hormone.
Also, garlic has a power to fight the bad bacteria and boost your immune system. The odor we smell when we cut garlic is actually a defense mechanism of the garlic plant. The smell appears when the garlic’s insides get exposed to the air. A chemical called Allicin is responsible for that, and it’s also a powerful antibiotic that beats germs causing infections.
Finding a spider or some insect in your bed is not the best experience. If you’re afraid to discover one in your sheets, garlic is here to help you out. Its odor repels uninvited guests, as they can’t stand this smell — it’s toxic for them! This trick might be especially helpful for people in Australia who have to co-live with a whole bunch of insects.
On the downside, it’s also toxic for your pets. If you have a doggy or kitty who comes into your room, don’t ever leave garlic when you’re not present. If your pets eat it, they might experience some quite unpleasant consequences. So, just like any other vampires, mosquitoes aren’t into garlic either.
Summer is coming, and garlic can actually help you make it less disturbing. Blend some garlic and try to apply this substance directly to your skin. Mosquitoes and bugs won’t enjoy your company, neither will your friends. Ok, that’s bad advice.
We all get splinters sometimes, and turns out garlic can help us out here, too. When your splinter is stuck, and you can’t take it out, a piece of garlic will serve you as a natural remedy. Just take one clove, cut it, place it on the bare skin where you got your splinter, and fix it with a band-aid. First, it will ease the unpleasant feelings you’ve got. Second, it’ll pull the splinter to the surface, and so you’ll take it out easier.
Garlic is a great ingredient when it comes to taking care of your hair, and it’s especially helpful if you experience hair loss. It’s absolutely natural for us to lose up to 100 hairs a day. Losing a little bit of hair is okay, but losing too much hair might be a sign of having health conditions. If you want to check if you lose too much hair, here’s how to do it.
Make sure that your hair is clean, dry and untangled. Gently run your fingers through your hair and see how many hairs fell out. Up to three each time is okay, but if there are more, it’s a reason to ask garlic for help. It helps to strengthen the hair that you have, but also to re-grow the hair that you’ve lost. Also, it contains vitamin C which stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that serves as a “glue” for your body to keep everything together.
It helps build your bones, muscles, skin, teeth, and many other things including your hair. More collagen production strengthens hair follicles and stimulates further hair growth. It also contributes to postponing hair graying. Now, don’t apply garlic directly to your scalp since it can cause some burns when applied directly to skin. So, you can simply add some garlic to your diet.
Another superpower is that garlic can prevent food poisoning. The most common reasons for poisoning are eating undercooked food or germs — let’s say, you didn’t wash an apple properly. So, make sure to watch out for it, but it’s always better to play it safe and have a plan B. Antibacterial properties garlic have sound like a good backup.
If you don’t want to eat plain garlic, make yourself a fresh salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, whatever else you like, and chopped garlic. To get rid of that friend-repelling smell, don’t forget to drink enough water with a slice of lemon or add some lemon juice right to your salad. Scientists even conducted one experiment. They started with two groups of people. In the first group, people were asked to eat garlic every day. In the other group, people didn’t eat it.
After 12 weeks they found out that people who were eating garlic had 63% less cold symptoms than those who weren’t eating it. For those who still got cold symptoms in the group of garlic eaters, they only had symptoms for 1.5 days on average, in comparison to the average of 5 days for those who didn’t eat it. Now, if you want your nails look better, try honey. It moisturizes your nails and cuticles, making them look healthy and shiny.
Mix a couple of teaspoons of honey with a tiny bit of lemon juice. Apply the substance to your nails, and massage it into the skin. Leave it for 20 minutes, and then wash off. Your cuticles will become soft, and your nails will look better than ever. If you broke a glass, simple bread will help you. First, just pick up large pieces of glass. Careful there. To collect even the tiniest pieces, swipe the surface with a piece of bread. It’ll pick up everything you might have missed.
Bread also saves art. It can be used to clean dusty oil paintings. First, wipe off the dust from a painting using a brush. Then, take the insides of the bread and carefully tap the painting with it to make it shine again without ruining. Forget about all the mints and chewing gums if you want a fresh breath. Cut a slice of a cucumber, press it to the roof of your mouth, and leave it there for half a minute. You’ll get an immediate effect.
I know you’re probably old enough not to find chewing gum stuck in your hair, but... things happen. Get some peanut butter and apply it to the chewing gum in the hair. Make sure that it’s fully covered from all sides. Peanut butter is oily, and these oils will make the gum less sticky. Let it sit for several minutes and then remove the gum!
Milk can be a natural makeup remover. There’s lactic acid that exfoliates the skin and washes the makeup off. Milk fat will moisturize your skin. To use it, just apply some milk right on a cotton pad and gently rub the skin. Lactose-intolerant people can use various oils, like olive, grapeseed, and even sunflower oil for the same purposes. Milk will also help you to get rid of that itchy feeling after a mosquito bite. Simply apply some milk on the affected area. Soothing ingredients contained in milk will ease the itching, and you’ll feel better soon.
You can use raw potatoes to clean windows and mirrors. Just cut a slice, glide it over the surfaces and then wipe it off with a clean cloth. It’ll also keep the glass from fogging. You can also use potatoes to clean metal surfaces. Acid contained in potatoes perfectly deals with rust. Again, cut a potato and glide it over a rusty surface. Leave it for half an hour, and then wipe it off with a scrub. If your coffee was too hot and burned your tongue this morning, sugar can help you. Put some sugar in your mouth, it’ll relieve the unpleasant feelings of your burning tongue.
With the help of olive oil and sugar, you can make a great scrub for your lips that will moisturize them and remove the old cells. Mix some sugar with a few drops of olive oil and apply this mixture to your lips. Rub gently all over your lips and wash away with lukewarm water.
Don’t throw away a banana peel after you’ve finished — it’s great for exfoliating and pore unclogging. Rub the fleshy side of the peel directly onto your skin. Let sit on the face for about 10 minutes, and then wash the residues away with lukewarm water. A mashed banana works magic on cracked heels. Massage it onto the heels and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Another way to soften your heels is to soak them in mouthwash. Pour enough mouthwash to soak your heels into a basin and wait about 45 minutes, and then rinse with water. As a bonus, your heels will have a sweet, sweet breath.
Mouthwash can also be really helpful for your laundry. Add a small cup of your favorite mouthwash next time you do the laundry to sanitize it. It’ll help get rid of germs and will keep your washing machine clean. It’s great for gym clothes. If you pour some mouthwash onto your cleaning tool, you can also use it as a glass cleaner. It’s good for keeping the screen clean, and it also helps get rid of mold and dirt.
If your hair is naturally fair, but you wanna go ever lighter, no need to bleach it. Use honey and cinnamon to do that. Honey originally has hydrogen peroxide, and cinnamon is great at activating it. Gel-based toothpastes can be used instead of hair gel.
Apply a drop of toothpaste on a palm, rub it between two palms and style your hair the way you want. Wait for the gel paste to dry out. The secret is simple: toothpaste gel and hair gel contain the same water-soluble polymers. But please, don’t brush your teeth with hair gel. You won’t be happy about it.