Friday, November 10, 2006

Natural Cures

If you're like me, you're hooked up all over the Net, so when an email starts making the rounds, you receive the email umpteen jillion times. And so it was with the email which touted WD-40 recently. I read through all the amazing things this product does, and saved it in a file for reference material. I will include a partial listing of all the magical uses WD-40 has at the end of this posting. In the meantime, I have a story to share with you.

Because of the ongoing discomfort with my left elbow--"tennis elbow" it is fashionably called-- I remembered what I read on the list for the applications of WD-40, and today I thought 'what the heck, let's give this a try'. I rubbed some of the solution on my left elbow because of #36 on the list which reads, "Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain." There was no mention of elbows, but how different is a knee from an elbow?

And guess what? It worked! My elbow feels a LOT better. Who would have thunk? Now I have to buy some cinnamon at the store to try this recipe I read about for weight loss. This recipe mixed honey and cinnamon, and like the WD-40 one-product-does-all, so apparently does honey and cinnamon.

Here's some of the applications of WD-40 I promised you:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.

2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

5) Keeps flies off cows.

6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.

7) Removes lipstick stains.

8) Loosens stubborn zippers.

9) Untangles jewelry chains.

10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes

18) Removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly so hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.

22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.

23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.

26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.

29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.

30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31) Removes splattered grease on stove.

32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35) Removes all traces of duct tape.

36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.

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