11 Unconventional Ways to Use Aspirin at Home

For over 100 years, aspirin has been soothing aches and preventing heart attacks. Woot! But this common, over-the-counter medication can make things happen all over your house, too!
Here are 11 ways you can use aspirin that don’t involve swallowing the pill:
Tip: Most of these tips involved crushing up an uncoated aspirin. An easy way to do this is by folding them into a napkin and crushing them with the back of a metal spoon.
1. Test Your Stovetop’s Heating Patterns
If your food doesn’t seem to be cooking evenly, you can check a stovetop’s heating patterns by sprinkling a crushed aspirin onto the pan. Just sprinkle and heat. As the pan heats, the aspirin will turn from white to brown in color. Keep an eye on it! You’ll be able to see if the pan is cooking evenly and which spots heat up first.
2. Preserve Cut Flowers
Prolong the life of cut flowers by dropping a tablet or two of aspirin into the vase. The properties in aspirin will slow the growth of mold and prevent the flowers from drying out, which makes them live longer.
3. Deal with Dandruff
Dandruff isn’t a good look on anybody. While there are plenty of shampoos specifically designed to prevent dandruff, this home remedy works well, too, and can save you a trip to the drug store.
Pour about a capful of shampoo into a bowl. Then crush up 2-3 uncoated aspirin and add them to the bowl. Massage the shampoo into your scalp and let it sit for two full minutes before rinsing it away. The salicylic acid will help get rid of those white flakes!
4. Remove Grass Stains from Your Skin
After a day of yard work, grass stains happen. And sometimes a quick wash doesn’t remove them.
Get rid of stubborn grass stains on your skin with a mixture of crushed aspirin and water. Crush 2-3 uncoated aspirin tablets and slowly add water until the mixture forms a paste. Wipe the paste on the dyed skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before washing it away with soap and water. Tip: This trick works for nicotine stains, too.
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