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Other Ways To Use Aspirin To Help Your Everyday Life
Jenny Brown

Aspirin is a common over-the-counter drug that can be found is most, if not all, households. It’s known to be a effective temporary pain-reliever. Most of us use aspirin to treat pain and aches such as headaches, toothaches, and muscle spasms.


Most people don’t realize there are plenty of other uses for aspirin. Aspirin can provide other potential health, beauty, and personal benefits when used properly. Here are a few ideas.

Treat Skin Conditions

Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is a chemical with many properties and effects. For starters, salicylic acid moisturizes your skin and can remove oil and dead cells. As a result, it can help prevent acne and breakouts from happening.

Crush five uncoated aspirins and drop them in a quarter-cup of warm water. Stir until you get a paste-like consistency. Add a teaspoon of honey – provides natural antibacterial moisturizer – and apply to skin that is affected by acne or inflammation. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash with warm water.


Remove Dandruff

Salicylic acid is an ingredient in many dandruff shampoos and face washes. As a result, if you apply aspirin mixed with shampoo to your scalp, you can “reduce scalp inflammation that causes dandruff and help exfoliate flakes on the skin,” according to Everyday Health.

Crush 2-3 uncoated aspirins and mix them into the normal about of shampoo you use. Then, massage this mixture into your hair and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.


Soothe Stings And Bug Bites

Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great at treating bug bites and stings. It will help reduce redness, swelling, and pain.

Make an aspirin paste by crushing 4-5 aspirins. Then mix with a quarter-cup of warm distilled water. Apply this paste to affected areas as needed. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing off.


Sweat Stain Remover

Sweat stains can leave nasty residue and marks on your clothes. Worst of all, they are hard to remove and wash off in your regular laundry cycle. Fortunately, aspirin can help. Create a paste by mixing crushed aspirin and water. Apply to affected areas. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing and then washing the clothing through your regular laundry cycle.

This can also be used to treat bloodstains and egg yolk spills.



Salicylic acid can also help rejuvenate and reinvigorate your plants. It blocks ethylene production and mold, which are two major issues for any garden.

Add a crushed tablet of aspirin to the water you pour on your flowers and plants. Your plants will thank you.


Jumpstart Your Car

If your car battery dies, as a last ditch effort, you can drop crushed aspirin tablets into your car battery. Drop a couple into each cell. The salicylic acid will interact with the sulfuric acid inside the batty, creating a boost of energy that hopefully will be enough to get your car to the local service station.


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