Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sherri's Helpful Hints

More Uses for Everyday Household Items

Star® Olive Oil

Shave. If you run out of shaving cream, slather on Star Olive Oil.

Slow a dog from shedding. Pour one tablespoon Star Olive Oil on your dog's food while a dog is shedding.

Polish lacquered metal. Use a few drops of Star Olive Oil on a soft cloth.

Relieve a cough. Mix three to four tablespoons lemon juice, one cup honey, and one-half cup Star Olive Oil. Heat for five minutes. Then stir vigorously for two minutes. Take one teaspoon every two hours.

Rejuvenate dry skin. Lubricate with Star Olive Oil.

Condition your hair. Warm up Star Olive Oil, massage it into your hair and scalp, wrap your head in a towel, and sit under a dryer. Later, shampoo as usual.

Relieve jellyfish or man-of-war stings. Apply Star Olive Oil for immediate relief, then seek medical attention.

Relieve bursitis. Heat Star Olive Oil and massage into the shoulder or upper arm daily.

Rejuvenate a palm or fern plant. Add two tablespoons Star Olive Oil at the root of the plant once a month.

Relieve constipation. Take one to three tablespoons Star Olive Oil as a mild laxative.

Wesson® Corn Oil

Make bubble bath. Mix two cups of Wesson Corn Oil, three tablespoons of liquid shampoo, and one-quarter teaspoon of your favorite perfume. Mix the solution in a blender at high speed.

Prevent cat hairballs. Add a teaspoon of Wesson Corn Oil to one cat meal daily.

Add a shine to your dog's coat. Add a teaspoon of Wesson Corn Oil to each food serving.

Remove oil paint from skin. Use Wesson Corn Oil instead of turpentine.

Season a cast-iron skillet. Rub a drop of Wesson Corn Oil on the inside of the pan to keep it seasoned. Place a sheet of Bounty Paper Towel over and under the skillet when storing. To season a new cast iron skillet, grease with unsalted Wesson Corn Oil and warm in an oven for two hours. Repeat after washing the skillet for several weeks.

Remove rust spots from a cast-iron skillet. Apply Wesson Corn Oil, let stand, then wipe thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Prevent car doors from freezing in winter. Rub the gaskets with Wesson Corn Oil to seal out water without harming the gaskets.

Remove white spots or water marks from furniture. Dip a cloth in Wesson Corn Oil, then into cigar or cigarette ashes. Rub with the grain, across the spot until it disappears.

Prevent snow from sticking to a shovel. Coat the shovel with Wesson Corn Oil.

Remove decals. Saturate the decal with Wesson Corn Oil.

Oil wooden spoons, cutting boards, and butcher block. Put Wesson Corn Oil on a Bounty paper towel, rub it into the wood, then wipe clean.

Remove glue from furniture. Apply a dab of Wesson Corn Oil and rub.

Remove a splinter. Soak the wounded area in Wesson Corn Oil for a few minutes to soften the skin before trying to remove the splinter.

Break in a new baseball mitt. Rub a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil into the palm of the glove, place a baseball in the glove, fold the mitt around it, and secure with rubber bands. Tuck the mitt under a mattress and leave overnight.

Remove burrs, tar, and sticky substances from a dog's hair. Saturate the area with Wesson Corn Oil. Wash with dog shampoo, rinse immediately, and brush clean.

Clean the sap from a Christmas tree from your hands. Rub your hands with Wesson Corn Oil and wipe clean with a Bounty Paper Towel.

Remove price tags from appliances or the price-tag sheet from an automobile. Apply Wesson Corn Oil. Let sit and scrape away.

Make cleaning a barbecue grill easy. Before cooking, coat the grill with Wesson Corn Oil. Clean when the grill is cool to the touch.

Remove paper stuck to a wood surface. Saturate the paper with Wesson Corn Oil, let sit for a while, and gently peel the paper off.

Keep your sink shining. Wipe the sink with a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil on a soft cloth.

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