Most of us think of toothpaste as a necessity for cleaning teeth and to help freshen breath, but there are countless other uses for toothpaste that have nothing to do with maintaining a healthy smile. Did you know toothpaste can be used to help get crayon off a painted wall and ease itching from insect bites?Next time you find a great sale on toothpaste, pick up an extra tube or two and put toothpaste to work around the house!Remove crayon marks from painted walls – Use a damp cloth and a
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Spring forward? Yeah right! Daylight Savings Time (DST) falls on 30th March this year, and I'm already preparing myself for a miserably short day of sleep deprivation (it could be worse of course; poor mums wait all year for Mother's Day and when it finally arrives they end up losing an hour of sleep when the clocks go forward!).
I don't know about you but every year I make the same old resolutions just worded differently. For example, last year I decided I was going to take up jogging, the year before - join a gym, before that - walk the dogs twice a day. Well, you get the idea, I know I need to get more exercise but I never stick to any resolutions because they're all far too rigid to fit into the life of a full-time working mother of five. So this year, I'm keeping it simple. I have one resolution which, when adhered to, will dramatically improve my life - this year my one resolution is 'I will improve'.
As a Registered Nurse I try to keep my medicine cupboard fully stocked to cope with any First Aid emergency but, as a mother, I am also drawn to natural remedies, especially during the summer months when families face an increase in common yet irritating ailments. While not meant in any way to replace medical advice, the following remedies are great to know if you haven't got access to more modern solutions and, even though many are not scientifically proven, they have been around for years - science or not, they always seem to work.
Last year, NHS Direct received 850,000 calls over the festive period, a 16% increase on the year before. So, to ensure you stay healthy and your Christmas isn't ruined by illness, we've put together a Savoo survival guide.
Stock up - The most common ailments over the festive period
include coughs and colds, indigestion and hangovers. Fortunately, these
are all things that can be dealt with quite effectively with products
available at your local chemist. Unfortunately, if you don't have
any of these products - especially when everything is shut on Christmas
Day - then you'll have to suffer your way through the biggest day of
the season. Plan ahead and stock up on antacids, cough medicine, Vitamin
C and paracetamol, along with plasters and ointments for any unexpected
bumps and falls (we all have an elderly aunt who might over-indulge on
the sherry!) Try Boots or Asda if you'd rather not venture out in this weather and want to find all those OTC remedies in one place.
'The Body Shop' have kindly teamed up with Savoo again to offer
our members a chance to win one of two great prize packs featuring
some of their top products. All you need to be in with a chance to
win is to be a Savoo Community Member. Click here to sign up.
Already a member? you're automatically entered in the draw. Draw
will be held at the Savoo offices November 30th, Good luck!!
More' for full prize details, and check out our The Body Shop
vouchers page for all the latest deals.