Household Tips

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Remove Makeup

Here are a few natural ways to remove makeup and refresh skin without the use of harsh chemicals:

Cucumber: CucumberCucumbers are great cleansers for your skin. They can also act as effective makeup removers. Peel a cucumber and mash it using blender. Add a few drops of olive oil in it. Apply this mixture all over your face and wait for 5-10 minutes. Use a cotton ball to gently wipe away the paste. Wash your face with cold water and apply a moisturizer.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oilCoconut oil is one ingredient that serves as remover, moisturiser, lip balm, and much more. Take some coconut oil in a small bowl. Dip a small wad of cotton into it and rub it all over your face. After this, rub the cotton ball on the eyes gently to remove the eye liner and mascara. Repeat the process for the other areas of the face. Wait for about 5 minutes and than wash your face with lukewarm water. 

Yoghurt: YogurtYoghurt is a common ingredient that almost find in kitchen. It moisturises your skin and cleanses it as well. Dip a cotton ball into a bowl of plain yoghurt and apply it all over your face (you can add a few drops of olive oil in it for quicker results). Wait for 5 minutes and use a clean cotton ball to gently wipe the yoghurt from your face. Apply some more yoghurt on stubborn areas and repeat the process until your face is completely makeup free. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Baby Shampoo: Baby ShampooBaby shampoo also one of the ingredient to remove the makeup. Mix two tablespoons of baby shampoo and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a cup of water. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it all over your face, gently massaging the skin as you do so. Use the cotton ball to remove the makeup and than wash your face.

Almond Oil and Milk: MilkMilk is an amazing ingredient for your skin. It hydrates and moisturises your skin and also use to remove makeup. Mix a tablespoon of milk with almond oil in a bowl. Dip a wad of cotton in the mixture and dab it all over your face. Wash your face with lukewarm water afterwards and pat dry with a soft towel.

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Fleas

Fleas are found in the bodies of pets like dogs and cats. They can also be attached to the human body. Flea eggs spread in the house. If you want to prevent problems by fleas, you should get rid of them as soon as possible. Here are the best home remedies that help in removing fleas.

Lemon: Lemon WaterLemon spray can be used for removing fleas. Add lemon slices in water and boil it. Remove lemon slices in water and leave this water the whole night. Spray the solution on the next day in the whole house. Apply this solution on the body of your pet. This remedy should be done one time in a month. 

Salt: saltSpreading salt in the house can help in removing fleas. When the fleas are exposed to salt, its body becomes dehydrated and dry, which leads to its death. Spread table salt on carpets all over the house. Vacuum clean the carpets after two days. Fleas will be destroyed.

White Vinegar: VinegarSpray made with white vinegar is very good for treating the problem of fleas. Mix water with the vinegar and fill in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on fabrics you use. You can also spray it on carpets and other places of your house. Do this remedy two times in a week.

Essential Oil: Lavender OilEssential oil is also helpful to get rid of fleas. Mix little water to the essential oil and apply on your dog’s body. You can use oils like rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus oils. Don’t use essential oils for cats.

Boric Acid: Boric acidYou can use boric acid powder for controlling fleas. Vacuum clean the whole house while discarding the vacuum bag. Apply boric acid on carpet with a broom. Vacuum clean the carpet. The flea will be killed with this. 

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Scalp pimples

Scalp pimples are a common problem. It can occur at any age. It can be very annoying because they are at the root of your hairs and can be very itchy at sometimes but the thing is they are in hard to reach areas. Here are some natural home remedies for treating scalp pimples that will help you maintain a healthy scalp.

Garlic: Garlic

Garlic is rich in compounds like Sulphur, Zinc and Calcium that have health benefits, beauty benefits as well as antibiotic and antifungal properties. It is also a rich source of minerals. It helps to reduce the pimples on scalp. Mash a garlic clove and then rub it on the pimple on scalp. It will reduce the pain and also disappear the pimple on the scalp.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the best natural home remedy for pimples. Mash ripe tomatoes and massage your scalp with it. Leave it for one to two hours and then rinse with cold water. It is an effective home remedy to treat scalp pimple, hair growth and hair shine.

Neem: Neem leaves

Using neem on the pimple prone area is one of the best home remedy helps to treat the problem very fast. Get a handful of neem leaves and boil them in water for 20 to 30 minutes, separate the solution and grind the leaves and make a fine paste. Apply this paste on the scalp. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then rinse off with normal water. Neem work actively on the scalp problems with its antiseptic and antibiotic properties.

Lavender Oil: Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is another home remedy to treat the itchy scalp pimples and other infections. Mix one tablespoon of lavender oil with one tablespoon of olive oil and three-four tablespoons of tea tree oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on the scalp. Leave it for 1-2 hour and then rinse off with shampoo.

Baking Soda: Baking soda

Baking soda is beneficial in reducing pimples. It helps to removes dead skin. It also helps regulate the pH balance of the skin and has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda in a little water. Make a paste and apply this paste on your scalp. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.

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White plastic turns yellow after some time due to a chemical reaction that occurs when it is exposed to light, oils, etc. Below are different ways to get rid of yellow stains.

Remove the Stain With Baking Soda:Baking Soda

Baking soda may help to lighten the yellowed plastic. Take 1 cup of baking soda into a bowl and add enough water to make a thick paste. Apply it to the stained areas of your containers and scrub gently with a sponge. Now, leave this for 10 minutes. Rinse off and allow to dry completely before reusing. It may take several tries to lighten the plastic completely.

Remove the Stain With Lemon Juice:Remove stain with lemon

Lemon juice is very effective for removing stains. Slice a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Dip a sponge into the lemon juice to soak it. Rub this on the stained area of your containers, then set it outside in the sunshine for at least 1 to 2 days and then rinse off. The sun and lemon juice work together to remove the stains.

Remove the Stain With Bleach:Bleach mixture

Bleach helps to remove stains and discolorations. Take 1 tablespoon of bleach into a bowl and add 1 cup of water. Fill your plastic container with this solution and let it soak for about half an hour. After soaking in the solution, give the container a good scrubbing with warm water and let it dry.

Remove the Stain With Vinegar:Vinegar

Mix equal parts of water and vinegar to create natural cleaning agent. Let the container soak in this solution for a few minutes. After soaking, wash the container as normal and let dry. If you are worried about the vinegar smell, then dont worry. It disappears after it dries.