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How to Use Aspirin Around the Home (For Cleaning and Gardening!)

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Today for our chemistry secrets post, we are sharing the incredible things you can do with aspirin!

Yes, it’s true! Aspirin is such a fascinating chemical that not only helps your health, but it can be used for dozens of other things.

I love sharing these chemistry secrets posts with you because it is a great way to learn something new and make your life easier!

For skincare tips with aspirin, be sure to check out the link at the bottom.
how to use aspirin around the home for cleaning and gardening

Aspirin is originally derived from a plant and has been used for thousands of years medicinally.
how to use aspirin around the home for cleaning and gardening
Remove Yellow Sweat Stains

While there are many neat ways to remove stains from clothes (like our favorite one in our eBook), this is a really handy method to know if you are in a bind.

Crush up some aspirin (a few tablets) and mix with water to form a paste. Apply to the stain and rub around gently. Wash clothes like normal, or you can rinse the aspirin off in the sink after it sits for 15-20 minutes.

Remove other Protein Based Stains

Use this same method for other protein based stains (food stains). Again, if you are traveling or run out of stain remover, this is just a really neat thing to keep in mind.
how to use aspirin around the home for cleaning and gardening
Use it in the Garden

This is an old favorite chemistry trick of mine. You can use aspirin in a pinch to treat fungal issues on plant leaves. Although we have many other methods on our website, this is a great tip to use when you don't have anything else on hand. To find out the chemistry on why this actually works, be sure to click the blog post link at the bottom.

How to Treat Black Spots on Plants and Other Fungal Issues

  • 2 tablets of aspirin
  • 1 quart of water

  1. Crush up aspirin into powder.
  2. Mix with one quart of water.
  3. Add to a spray bottle.
  4. Spray on leaves that contain black spots, mildew or other fungal issues. Or spray it on leaves to prevent fungus.

This can also help prevent fungal issues if your plants are susceptible to it. I have used this on roses numerous times and it is great!

For really bad black spots, be sure to search our website ( for tips on getting rid of them with other methods. We have a big post on this specifically for roses too.
how to use aspirin around the home for cleaning and gardening
Did you know that aspirin can also be used to treat certain skin issues like bug bites and blemishes? Find out how here!

Suggested materials:

  • Aspirin  (grocery store)
  • Water  (home)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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