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How to Get Rid of Tobacco Odors From Car and House

The smell of tobacco smoke is impregnated everywhere – in curtains, carpets / rugs, furniture … not to mention the car.The smoker no longer feels it but certainly the others feel it. If you enter in a home or car will notice immediately that someone has smoked there or not. Do you want to vanish any cigarette smoke smell? We have some practical solutions that can be easily used.

For house:

– open the windows and leave them more time to refresh the air.

– cleaning: it is the best way to eliminate any smell of cigarette because carpets / rugs, furniture, sofa and curtains quickly absorb the odor of tobacco.First, remove the curtains and wash them, then clean windows with alcohol. Do not forget furniture, using tissue paper towels soaked in glass cleaner or white vinegar. Floor and smooth surfaces will be cleaned with a mop soaked in white vinegar. After cleaning, you can use an instrument air purifier

– baking soda that you sprinkle on carpets / rugs, letting it act all night. In the morning, use a vacuum cleaner. Baking soda is one of the best killers odors embedded in armchairs and sofas.

The best method to remove tobacco smell from car!

Make a solution of 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and 3-4 cups of water and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil or vinegar alb. Mix  all ingredients, mix well, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Spray the prepared mixture start on the front seats on benches behind the car, the roof and sides of doors. Close the doors of the car and let it act overnight. This mixture has the ability to absoab the odors, leaving a fresh and lasting scent. You’ll notice the difference the next day.

How To Save and Store Fresh Ginger

Ginger has a lot of health benefits so this ingredient should be found in any kitchen. Therefore, it is important to store it well if you want to use it fresh or in a recipe or simply fresh. When you store it properly, ginger can remain fresh for several weeks. When you are doing this wrong, in only few days ginger will be dry, loss its favour and proprieties. In this article you will read how to save and store fresh ginger.

Smart Buy

The first step to maintaining the quality ginger is knowing how to choose the best product. Check peel of the ginger and choose the one with a silky peel, with a firm texture that looks heavier than its size. Avoid soft pieces, ruffled or appear mouldy.

The best way of storing ginger

Put the ginger with the peel on it in a resealable plastic bag, from which you removed the air and put it in the fridge. If you cut a piece of ginger, make sure it is dry, by wiping with a tissue paper before you put it in the bag.

If you store peeled ginger, is the same, but you should know that it will not keep fresh as much.

Some reasons you should always have fresh ginger:

1. Ginger is an excellent digestive stimulant: it favors the appearance of enzymes with a role in the efficient absorption of nutrients and combat digestive discomforts after a bountiful meal. In addition, ginger help prevent bloating and indigestion.

2. It is a powerful energizer: a cup of ginger tea can revive you even better than coffee.

3. You get rid of the flu and the common cold: ginger helps to heal the body by inducing perspiration and immune system. It also will help if you are struggling with recurrent episodes of cough expectorant or other respiratory disorders.

4. Fight against cancer

5. Calm the nausea 

What Happens If You Put Onion In Your Socks While Sleeping

Did you know that there are some points on the feet with direct access to your internal organs? In Chinese medicine they are known as meridians points and are associated with each organ found in the body.There are people who do not recognize the existence of energy meridians but people familiar with Chinese medicine know that the meridian system is closely linked to the nervous system.

On the feet exist different nerve endings (about 7,000 meridians) related to different organs. They are like an electrical circuit in the body, very strong and also often inactive because people wear shoes and doesn’t go too often to acupuncture to activate meridian points.
Therefore it is recommended to go barefoot on the outside. In order to meridians to be stimulated and your body to be loaded with negative ions from the Earth’s magnetic field.
Onions and garlic are known for their abilities in air purification and destruction of germs and bacteria when are applied to the skin. Also, phosphoric acid (the substance that makes you cry when you cut an onion) enters into the blood and helps to purify the blood.
It is not recommended to eat onions after few hours you cut them, because it collects germs and bacteria from the air. So, you can purify the blood and destroys germs and bacteria in two easy steps.

Step 1: Cut the organic onion into slices (red or white onion)
It is recommended to use organic onion because it does not contain pesticides and other chemicals that you did not want to enter into your circulatory system. Cut the onion into slices, then put them over the entire surface of the sole and leave them all night.

Step 2: Put a slice of onion in every sock and go to bed. During sleep, the natural healing power of onions will start to clean your blood, killing bacteria and germs and absorbing toxins through the skin.

Also, onions purify the air in the room. In England during the plague, people were cutting onions and let them in the room to purify the air and to help to get rid of infections, colds and other diseases.

How To Correctly Wash Your Jeans

There are some simple tricks that can help you to take better care of your favorite pair of jeans. For example, try to wear at least ten times before you throw them in the washing machine. Remember these rules every time you wash or dry your jeans and they will look like in the first day you bought them! Let’s find out how to correctly wash your jeans!

1. Wash them rarely than usual

When you often wash your jeans, their color loses its intensity very quickly. If you do not like to wash your laundry,  good news is that jeans do not need to be washed too often. In fact, they should be washed as rare as possible, to avoid discoloration.

2. Wash the jeans in cold water

When should you wash your jeans, you should do it with cold water. Also, turn them upside down to keep their color intensity as much as possible. When you wash them, first add two teaspoons of salt, because salt helps to stabilize the fabric paint.

3. If you can, hand wash your jeans

If you want to wash your jeans and you have a little bitfree time, the best way to preserve your jeans is to wash them by hand. If not, you can use the washing machine programme “hand wash”.

If you follow these rules, your jeans will look great for a longer time than usual. 

Menstruation Myths That Every Woman Should Know

Menstruation is something normal that we, women, face with it every month. Although there are some very unpleasant days, when we don’t feel so well and most of the times hurts, we already are used to this period of the month. Since I was a little, I’ve heard lots of false stories about what I am allowed or not to do in this period. In this article I will present you some myths about menstruation!

1. Myth: The menstrual cycle comes 28 days

If you grew up with the fear that your period comes at every 28 days, you need to calm down! Any cycle that comes between 21-35 days is perfectly normal!

2. Myth: Bleeding is unhealthy

There is nothing wrong with menstruation. It is composed of a mixture of blood, tissue and uterine secretions. It looks different because it contains more water and less iron.

3. Myth: Premenstrual syndrome is only in our minds

This syndrome is not just in our head and affects over 50% of women. There may be a week or two before menstruation and can consist of abdominal pain, feeling emotion, agitation or anxiety.

4. Myth: You can not get pregnant during menstruation

Indeed, the chances are small but still exists. Did you know that sperm can live for five days in our body? This means that if you have unprotected contact with the partner during menstruation, it is possible that the sperm to stay there during ovulation.

5. Myth: You can not have sexual contact with your partner during menstruation

There is nothing wrong in fact with women who really want this during menstruation. Nothing in this disgusting, but be careful and protect yourself!

6. Myth: Do not do sport!

Wrong, even light exercise helps enormously!

Surprising Ways To Stop Hiccups

Hiccups are an involuntary and convulsive contraction of the diaphragm – the muscle involved in breathing, that separates the chest from the abdomen – accompanied by a sound, short and repeated. It does not last longer than a few minutes and discomfort goes away by itself or with a little help.

As you already heard, some of the hiccups remedies are glass of water, a mighty scare or breath-holding can stop a series of hiccups.

When is easily irritated stomach starts the hiccups. The reaction is one of the body’s defense against harmful factor. A very full stomach can cause bouts of hiccups, which then continues on their own.

A full stomach can be caused by:

• Eating fast food;

• Drinking too much alcohol;

• Swallowing air;

• Smoking;

• Sudden change the temperature in the stomach, such as drinking a hot drink and then a cold drink;

• The gases from the stomach, which put pressure on the diaphragm.

How to get rid of hiccups

1. Mix tablespoon of dill seed with a tablespoon of cold water and leave to soak for ten minutes. Add 150 ml of warm water, let them a few minutes. Strain the mixture and drink slowly, with rare sips, well drooled, three or four times a day.

2. Mix a teaspoon of caraway seeds with water. Swallow this mixture once per day in the morning on an empty stomach.

3. Prepare a mixture of 80 grams of lemon balm (citronella) and 20 grams of valerian. Prepare an infusion of two teaspoons of this mixture in a cup of boiling water (brew for 10-15 minutes). Drink this and you will get rid of hiccups immediately! 

A Simple Test with a Glass of Water: How Healthy is Your Hair?

You recently dyed your hair or you simply noticed that is dry and looks unhealthy? In this article you will find out about a simple test by using a glass of water, that will reveal you the health of your hair. Make this simple and quick test and find the health of your hair.

It takes you less than 1 minute to make this test and does’t cost you anything.

The hair dryer, straightener, rubber bands, hair styling products and, of course, dyeing the hair, are extremely harmful , especially if you use them regularly. Well, to find out if your hair is (still) healthy, you can do this quickly and easily test.

You need a full glass of water where you put a strand of hair. If your hair will float to the surface, you should be happy because it means you have healthy hair.

On the other hand, if your hair is sinking means that it is extremely porous and allows water to penetrate into the hair structure. So the hair cuticle is affected by the ill-treatment to which you submit the hair.

A porous hair is electrifying fast, it is hard to style it and does not shine. To fix the problem, use a regular hair mask rich in amino acids, keratin and protein.

We all want a healthy and beautiful hair, so you can repeat this test very often! You can also use homemade mask, or different natural oils to nourish your hair.

How To Fall Asleep in Just 1 Minute

A peaceful and good sleep is key to a healthy life. If you have insomnia or simply you can not rest, I will reveal you a trick that will help you fall asleep in just 1 minute.

If you can not sleep, breathe through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, let it out through your mouth for eight seconds. According to researchers, this exercise has a similar effect as the chemical substances have on the brain, slowing heartbeat and helping you to sleep. It is advisable also to have the mobile phone and other electronic devices as far away from you, to not distract you.

How does the trick works 
Researchers say very stressed or anxious people are not breathing properly. When you inhale for four seconds, you push yourself to inhale more oxygen. When you hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale for eight seconds, you will remove carbon dioxide from the lungs. More oxygen in the body gives you the feeling of slight dizziness and has a sedative effect. Under these conditions, heart, brain and your body can finally relax.

This trick is amazing, you can use it anytime, even on your children! This sleeping method is called “4-7-8 Method”. This technique can be used in the morning and evening. After eight weeks, you can increase the frequency from 4 to 8. You feel the beneficial effects, and the sleep will come faster and its quality will be enhanced.

Say Goodbye To Droopy Eyelids Forever With This Ingredient

Drooping eyelids are usually the result of aging. However, many other factors can affect their appearance. Once they occur, droopy eyelids may remain the same, can worsen over time or simply come and go.

There are many remedies for them, the most effective being natural ones that give the best results. Such remedy against droopy eyelids is the one you will find in this article. So if you suffer from droopy eyelids, you have to read this article to see how get rid of them!

You do not need expensive creams to get rid of droopy eyelids, just to be consistent regarding their treatment using an ingredient that you can find certainly in any kitchen!

You will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • gauze

Clean your eyelids from make up and leave them to dry. Keep your eyelids closed, soak the gauze in the egg white and apply the piece of gauze on your eyelids. Wait until the egg white is dry. Apply this trick regularly, but you will see great result after two utilisations. Egg white is rich in proprieties that thighs the skin and restore its elasticity. However, you have to keep in mind that the results are on short term. The effect is temporary, this is why you should repeat this trick at every 2 days. In this way, you will get rid of droopy eyelids.

Also, the adequate hydration is one of the best remedies against eyelids deformation. This is why you have to be sure that you drink enough water during the day.


How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey

We can easily say that honey is one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet! Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The type and quantity of vitamins and minerals depends on the type of flowers used. Typically, honey contains vitamin C, calcium and iron. Has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicine. It is also effective in removing free radicals from the body. But what about artificial honey and how do we distinguish it from the natural one?

Unfortunately, probably due to the high price, people often buy honey from the supermarket, which is quite artificial, containing only sugars.

A recent study conducted by a group of experts from Food Safety News, found that up to 76% of all honey available in supermarkets was processed by ultrafiltration. What this means – well, this filtering process removes impurities such as traces of wax and pollen. You should also know that honey producers say that this process is “important” in order to prevent honey to crystallize and to extend the life of their products. The bad thing is that many consumers do not know that pollen is extremely important and beneficial for our bodies. And the false honey doesn’t contain it.

How do you recognize fake honey?

If your honey is not “crystallized” after a certain time, there is a good chance to be false honey, because pure honey crystallize when is stored in the refrigerator.
This is also very important – you should always read the labels! Yes, always read the label on honey, and if it contains commercial glucose or corn syrup, high fructose, avoid it.
Or you can try this method as well – just add a few drops of iodine in a glass of water and add a tablespoon of honey afterwards. If your honey become blue, that means it was combined with cornstarch.
Another method to test the honey is to add a few drops of vinegar in a mixture of water with honey. If you see foam, honey is false. You can put a spoon of honey in a glass of water. If the honey doesn’t dissolve, it is pure.

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