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Friday, April 30, 2010

Mustard

Last night, I burned my arm.  Badly.  It was approximately a 6-by-3 inch area of blister and bubbly red.  Well, I had no idea what to do! I desperately wanted the hurt and blister to stop!
So, I did what anyone else would do in a dire situation:
I googled it.
And I found out that mustard on a burn is supposed to help it.  Don't ask me why.
All I know is that it works.  It also stinks really badly, but it does work.  I left it on for over an hour, and when I rinsed it off, the red was gone and there were no blisters!  I could even tell an outline of where the mustard had not touched and it was still slightly red.

This morning, its almost all gone!

I'm so thankful for home remedies like this one.
Which ones do you use?  What works, and what doesn't?

I'm going to write the good ones down and use them.  If they are as useful as this was, who can afford not to know?!

25 comments:

  1. Mustard totally grosses me out, but I can't wait to try this out! Hopefully on someone else(Yeah that's right, I went and wished it on anyone but me. Selfish? maybe. Smart? definitely.)

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  2. Interesting! I'll have to keep this trick in mind :)

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  3. Oh wow! How strange. So glad it helped you! I'll definitely keep that in mind!

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  4. Never heard of such a thing, wow, that is pretty cool! My cool home remedy is ice cubes on hardwood surfaces to remove dried candle wax. Just rub the ice cube on the wax for a few moments and the wax will literally lift off the table. Did you know that one Sarah? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xox

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  5. Wow! I never knew that. I know turmeric works wonders on zits and also is a pain reliever.

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  6. OMG!! I am so sorry about your burn! I am glad the mustard was able to help! I am all for natural remedies!!

    Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! :)

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  7. It's likely the vinegar in the mustard! Glad it worked!

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  8. Wow! Great tip! I love home remedies too. Wipe down your oven with a wet cloth, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom (mainly where grease and other nastiness has collected)...let it sit for about an hour...then scrub with a wet cloth and the gross build up comes off so easily!

    Hope your burn gets better soon! ouch! enjoy the weekend!

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  9. i will remember this!! thanks! lol

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  10. Oh my gosh NO WAY! I have never heard of that!

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  11. I have used mustard for burns numerous times and it works like a charm! It does sting, like you said, but it surely works! I don't know of any others though - I'll have to keep checking back for other ideas from comments.

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  12. I hope your burn heals quickly. I have heard of using cold vinegar for burn pain relief as well.

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  13. A wonderful example of why I love reading blogs. How incredibly practical they are! Thanks for sharing! And I'll use this post to show my hubby what it's so important for me to spend so much time reading blogs everyday. I'm growing my store of helpful hints!

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  14. What a great blog! I really like your posts! I wish you a sunny weekend:)
    Greetings,
    Diana

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  15. Maybe it was the vinegar (in the mustard). Vinegar's good for all that ails ya'!

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  16. I have never thought of using mustard on a burn! I'm going to have to remember that. I'm a master at burning myself.

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  17. love home remedies!!! i also have that chair from Target..i also used it for a mini photo shoot :D

    http://eastcoastwedding.blogspot.com/2010/02/luck-and-cheer.html

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  18. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :) I'm definitely remembering this one... I'm very klutzy and tend to burn myself more than I would like lol

    A home remedy I swear by, is baking soda paste on a wasp sting. It works like a charm in taking the pain away!

    Have a lovely weekend! <3

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  19. this is very helpful!! im clumsy and cook a lot- bad combo!! this will surely help me for the future mishaps!! thanks!!

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  20. this is the coolest home remedy!!! literally. so sorry for the burn! ouch!!!

    on a completely different note... your blog design business rocks!!! without sounding like your mom, i must say that i'm totally proud of you. i just visited cole's blog and thought "wow, her new design looks fantastic" and then lo and behold... you did it! : ) i'm going to feature you and another friend of mine's blog design business on a miscellany monday! hopefully you don't mind?! have a happy weekend!

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  21. Wow, how crazy!!! I've never heard of that! That's amazing! I'll have to remember that.

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  22. I know if you wash your hair in eggs, mayo, or beer it makes it silky smooth. But that's about it :)

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  23. I had no idea about that! Good tip!

    Thanks for your sweet comment and enjoy your weekend :)
    Hope xx

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  24. I use body butter or aloe. Seems to do the trick for the most part.

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