Tomorrow is Vinegar Friday, but today is Vanilla Thursday. So we're going to talk about the wonders of vanilla extract.
Bothered by fumes when painting? Add a few drops of vanilla to the paint can and stir well. The vanilla will lessen the toxic fumes.
Twirled the curling iron a bit too close to your forehead? Hate when that happens!Vanilla extract is a natural pain reliever for minor burns. Just saturate a cotton ball with it and apply to the burn.
Get rid of foul odors by placing cotton balls in a cup and pouring vanilla over them. Put the cup in the area you want to eliminate odors in and leave it there overnight. The next day you'll be singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" as you breathe in the sweetness.
Finally, here's the tip I'm most excited about it: Grab a small spray bottle and pour in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a cup of water. Spritz your skin and rub in the solution. Then head outdoors. While you'd think smelling like a cookie would attract the bugs, the exact opposite is true. Your delicately scented skin will actually repel insects, making this the best insect repellent tip I've ever heard of!
And those are my tips for Vanilla Thursday. Stop back tomorrow for hints on how to keep ants at bay.
Keeping it green,