Old Home Remedies for Home and Health

Old home remedies for your household can be a fantastic alternative to buying pre-made products from the store. Have you tried remedies for carpet stains or a home remedy for acne?

I prefer to use home remedies for several reasons. Old home remedies are both natural and organic. They are healthy, clean and pure.

Kitchen fixes your make in your own home do not have harsh chemicals, preservatives, or toxins. 

This home remedy to kill ants is an example of using natural remedies in your house.

Especially in today's economy, price matters. The cost of many medicines, creams, lotions, and tablets can be high.

Natural home remedies from the family are almost always very inexpensive to produce. They are also effective, as long as you avoid the old wives tales!

One of my favorite things about creating home remedies for ailments is that it is fun. There is a great feeling of achievement and satisfaction in knowing that you are self-sufficient and able to withstand much on your own.

Have I mentioned how convenient it is to not have to go to the doctor for every little thing? One of my greatest pet peeves is that I typically have to wait 3-4 weeks after setting the date to get a doctors appointment.

That's not very helpful when you're living with a urinary tract infection or a bad toothache.

Whether you need an effective quick fix for pet odors, stained counters, or a small personal health problem, I have found that certain alternative remedies and natural cures are really all you need.

Of course, you may have heard of some "old wives tales" that are really nothing but myths. It's certainly best to avoid these. 

The old home remedies on this website aren't tales; they are inexpensive natural ways to solve a variety of problems in your home!

Many of my family's personal old home remedies were taught to me by my mother, grandmother, and aunts. Here is a small sample of some of the most useful quick fixes: (I use the first two almost daily.)

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All Natural Kitchen Cleaner

For all of those dirty counters, sinks, and toilets, a baking soda and water solution does the trick.

Baking soda is known for being a great cleaning agent. You can add a scoop to your laundry to brighten loads, and to deep clean extra dirty items.

Baking soda and water mixed into a paste is also the perfect solution to grimy grout between your tiles. Just let it sit for 10 minutes, and voila!

Home Remedies for Carpet Stains

Carpet stains are no fun, and can make a great house look dingy and old. As you've probably learned by now, overpriced store bought stain removal products that don't work really aren't an option.

However, these two carpet stain removal recipes will surely take out the worst of them. For a brand new spill or stain: Club soda, surprisingly, is an effective way to clean out unwanted coloring.

Pour a little directly onto the spot as soon as it happens, and then blot the liquid with a rag. If this isn't enough to completely remove the stain, follow up with this next recipe.

For older stains: Mix 1 pint hot water, 1 cup vinegar, and 1/4 cup laundry detergent. You can put these all in a mason jar or salad bowl, but shake well to mix the solution. Then, apply to the stains in increments, scrubbing the stain out with a cloth between each new pour.

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