A while back, I wrote a piece about the other uses of baking soda aside from baking. As I was writing that piece, I started to wonder what other household items have different uses aside from the obvious ones and so my search for such items began. Needless to say, the internet is a huge network of stored and shared knowledge, so I have found quite a number of such items. In this article, I will share the results of my search with you in the hopes that you will find some useful tips in them. Who knows? The next time you run out of shaving cream, you might store a common household item that you can substitute for it.
Disclaimer: What I share to you is a result of my search online. I will state what I have tried personally, but since this is quite recent, I have not tried a lot of them. If you have, feel free to comment down below as I’m sure there are readers who are curious what works and what doesn’t.
- Brown sugar and honey as facial scrub. I have actually tried this one. I make my scrub by mixing a tablespoon of honey with brown sugar. It feels sticky, I won’t lie, but it does manage to get your dead skin cells.
- Coffee grounds as fertilizer. If you’re one of those who actually drink fresh ground coffee every morning, then you’re in for a treat. I read somewhere that coffee grounds can be used for compost, so it does work well as fertilizer.
- Use cornstarch to untangle stubborn knots. I have never actually tried this, but please let us know in the comment box down below if it works. Apparently, sprinkling a bit of cornstarch in knots help untangle them.
- Olive oil as shaving cream. This goes out not only for the men, but for women as well. Isn’t it annoying when you’re busy and you just have enough time to shave and when you open the bathroom cabinet, you realized you ran out of shaving cream? Well, here’s the solution: use olive oil instead. Olive oil nourishes the skin, so that’s an extra moisturizer after you shave.
- Spoons help out with the bags under your eyes. I first saw this idea internet make-up guru Michelle Phan. If you’re having trouble with puffiness under your eyes, you can use chilled stainless steel spoons to sooth the puffiness away.
There you have it ladies and gents, some household items with alternative uses. Do you know of other items around the house that can be useful in another way? Share your ideas by commenting down below.