Tea tree oil is one of the superheroes of natural healing, hygiene, and housekeeping. Its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-odor, and astringent properties mean you can use it to treat infections, acne, athlete's foot, lice, and more. Then, once you're cured of all that ails you, you can add the leftover tea tree oil to your shampoo to remove buildup from your hair. Or use it to deodorize your nasty gym shoes. Or kill the mold in your refrigerator once and for all. How? This article will teach you.
Baking soda is one of the most useful household staples, and people rarely fully utilize it. Baking soda absorbs odors, cleans surfaces, leavens breads, deacidifies drinks like coffee, clears drains . . . it would be silly to try to mention all the ways your grandparents used this people- and planet-friendly agent. After reading this article, you'll see that many of the things you thought you needed can easily be dropped from your routine shopping list.
If you've had acne, warts, corns, calluses, dandruff, or one of myriad other skin problems, then chances are you've used (or should have used) salicylic acid. This beta hydroxy acid penetrates deeper than most skin treatments, helping to remove excess oils, dead or damaged skin, and cellular filth. Keep reading to learn more about this versatile acid.