Other Uses for Food Items
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:49 AM
What uses for food items have you tried (other than eating and cooking), and what were the results?
Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:14 AM
I use diluted white vinegar as a disinfectant, corn meal to get rid of unwanted ant colonies in the garden (a non-toxic approach).
There are numerous uses for food items for household tasks.
Cornstarch will lift moisture out of carpets, also oil and grease.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:39 PM
Extra virgin olive oil or almond oil for dry skin, especially if your skin is sensitive to fragrances and chemicals. Takes a little longer to absorb than skin lotion, so for the first 10 mins or so, careful not to touch anything that you don't want greasy.
I've been using argan oil on my face and neck for the past six months or so and have noticed improvement in the lines around my eyes and corners of my mouth.
One of the ladies who does facials at my hair salon advised me to hold a warm, wet cloth on my face for several minutes and then apply the oil and that makes it easier to apply and spread evenly.
I also use it for food - it's food grade from ChefShop - so for cosmetic purposes I transfer some to a small bottle with an eyedropper as a little goes a long way.
I've been adding a bit to my breakfast yogurt also as it has been touted as having significant antioxidant properties and I did ask my internist before using it.
I don't know if it is the effect of this oil or other (minor) dietary changes but my cholesterol (never very high) dropped 23 points since last tested a year ago (was 184, now 161) and I'm still eating butter, yogurt made with whole milk or half&half and bacon, etc., etc...
Edited by andiesenji, 01 March 2012 - 01:42 PM.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:56 PM
Or to pull up spilled wine from a carpet! But not too coarse for this purpose; kosher is fine.
Coarse salt is an effective way to clean the insides of wine decanters or other glass vessels to narrow to get a hand into.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:18 PM
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:57 AM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:50 AM
edited to clarify
Edited by Toliver, 05 March 2012 - 10:51 AM.
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