We all know the common uses of aspirin – treating colds, fevers and sometimes even cardiovascular problems. But, did you know that it has some surprising uses beyond the medicine cabinet as well?
Here are some aspirin uses that you probably didn’t know. Once you find out that you can use this pill in so many different ways, you will probably want to keep more of it in your home.
11 Surprising Uses of Aspirin
1. Lightens Dark Underarms
Aspirin can help your dark armpits become lighter, thus improve your self-esteem. All you have to do is make a paste from a few crushed aspirins and some water. Apply the paste to your armpits and let it stay for around an hour.
Then, rinse it off with warm water. Do this procedure once a day to lighten your underarms.
2. Relieves Insect Bites and Stings
The next time you get an insect bite or sting, just rub a paste made from crushed aspirin and water on the affected area to get quick relief.
3. Treats Pimples
Aspirin can help treat pimples thanks to the salicylic acid it contains. Make a paste from some water and crushed aspirin and apply it on the affected area.
Allow the paste to dry out naturally. You can do this every evening before going to bed. The next morning, rinse it off.
4. Prevents and Reduces Dandruff
Add a few crushed aspirins in your regular shampoo, and wash your hair as always. Do this regularly and you’ll notice drastic improvements.
5. Softens Calluses on the Feet
Calluses, or the thick skin area that usually affects the heels, can be quite challenging to remove. Even though many commercial lotions and creams guarantee their successful removal, there’s an easier and cheaper option.
Crush a few aspirins and mix them with some lemon juice and water. Then, rub the mixture on the affected areas and wrap your feet in a hot towel. Next, use a plastic bag to cover the feet and let it act for around ten minutes.
Rinse it off and remove the dead skin cells using a pumice stone. Repeat this every day, and you’ll soon have soft and smooth feet.
6. Eliminates Sweat Stains
Another great use of aspirin is removing sweat stains from your shirts. Soak your shirt in some hot water with a couple of crushed aspirins, and then wash it as always. The stain should be gone after the next wash.
7. Cleans Soap Scum
Besides looking really awful, soap scums are quite hard to remove. But, aspirin can help your tub looks nice and clean again. All you have to do is add six crushed aspirins to your cleaning spray and apply directly on the soap scum.
Let it stay for at least 30 minutes, and then wipe it away.
8. Face Mask
You can rejuvenate your skin and treat various skin issues by applying a paste made from a few teaspoons of yogurt and five or six crushed aspirins. Let it stay for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
Then, apply some hydrating face cream. Do this every day for two weeks, and you’ll soon notice an improvement.
9. Make Your Flowers Last Longer
If you add an aspirin in your vase, you will help keep your cut flowers fresh for longer. Try this trick, and you’ll see it works.
10. Improves Hair Quality
Dissolve seven or eight aspirins in a cup of warm water and use this solution to massage your scalp and hair. Let it act for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. This treatment will make your hair healthier and shinier than before.
11. Helps Ingrown Hairs
Here’s a trick that will help relieve the pain and irritating inflammation around an ingrown hair. Crush some aspirins in a bit of water and apply to the affected area.
The paste will free anything trapped in and/or around the follicle.