Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wrap It Up
Plastic wrap can be tricky. Try these helpful tips...
If plastic wrap gets unmanageable because of the way it sticks to itself, keep the box in the freezer. Cold plastic wrap will behave the way you want it to.
If you have a hard time finding the beginning of the plastic wrap roll, take a piece of tape (any kind), and dab at the roll until it picks up the loose edge.
If plastic wrap doesn’t stick to the bowl or dish you’re covering, dampen the outer edge of the bowl or dish, and then put the plastic wrap on.
Homemade Conditioner for Sun-Damaged Hair
If your hair seems damaged from commercial products...or the sun...or just neglect, you may want to try this deep conditioner—mash half of an avocado (which is rich in vitamins A and E) into one-half cup of mayonnaise (don’t use low-fat), and massage or comb the mixture into your damp hair.
Cover your hair with plastic wrap and stay that way for 20 minutes. Then shampoo, rinse and know that you did something good to help restore the health of your crowning glory.
Secret to Buying Fresh Corn
Don’t consider buying a cob of fresh corn unless it has husks—nature’s freshness seal. The husks should be moist (rather than dried out) and bright green, with a little brown corn silk on top. The kernels should feel full and plump.
Note: Do not remove the husks until you are ready to prepare the corn for eating.
Keep Nails Clean in the Garden
Right before you start to garden, scratch a wet bar of soap with your nails. Make sure that a bit of soap gets under each fingernail. Doing so will prevent soil from getting under your nails. Soil under the nails is hard to clean, whereas soap can be easily washed and nail-brushed away as soon as you’ve finished gardening.
For Radiant Summer Skin...Try a Peach Mask
Peel a ripe peach, remove the pit and pulse the fruit in a blender with 1 tablespoon of brandy. When it’s a purée consistency, smooth it on your damp face. Relax and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. (Throw away any leftover purée.) This mask should unmask a radiant complexion.
From Household Magic Daily Tips