My great grand mother fondly known as Nana, a dear old lady, always used to say that a woman should know how to run a household like the back of her hand. She used to tell all the feminine population in the family that skills like home making cannot be learned from guide books, rather they are passed on from generation to generation like a sacred heirloom.
One of my favorite home remedies, courtesy of Nana of course, was to sprinkle baby powder over any oily stains. This works like magic on silky materials which you don't want to put in the washing machine.
Just sprinkle some powder, leave it over night, and it will absorb all the oil. After several hours, the stain will become very light and can be removed easily.
Another favorite remedy of hers was to soak tired feet in a basin of hot water with a pinch of salt and half a cup of rose water. You will be surprised to discover how quickly the pain goes away! I have tried this little trick many times after a long and hard day at work and I have never been disappointed.
A great tip for new mothers with colicky babies is to heat a little piece of cloth and put it on the child's tummy, pressing it gently.
Almost at once, the child will calm down, burp and stop crying.
The best part about home remedies is that they cost nothing, are easy to do and have no side effects. Nana was always against the use of
medicines, artificial sprays and other such nonsense. Even though I live in this high tech world, where things are always developing, I sometimes wish we were living in simpler times where problems were as easy as their cure. Are there home remedies for changing the world?
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