Vaseline – if you colour your hair at home you might already be using Vaseline along your hairline, neckline and on your ears to help prevent staining as you dye your locks. But did you know its also brilliant at greasing squeaky hinges as well as preventing rust? You can also add a dab around the neck of nail polish bottles to stop them sticking.
Tea Tree Oil – Want an eco-friendly air fresher ? Grab one of those plant sprayers and fill with water. Add a drop of vinegar, half a teaspoon of tea tree oil and a drop of lavender oil. Quick shake and spray and there you go. You can also use it as a spray for getting rid of mould, for bath scrubbing and tackling bathroom tiles.
Baby Shampoo – Baby shampoo has mineral oil in it which is great for revitalising leather. Use a small amount of the baby shampoo on a dry cloth and rub into your leather goods. You can also mix baby shampoo with baking soda and use it to polish chrome.
Baking Soda – You can sprinkle baking soda onto carpets ( like the annoying shake vac advert) to freshen them up and remove pet smells. Or leave some baking soda in water in a bowl to neutralise pongy smells. Got an oven that needs tackling or some stains that need removing? Mix some baking soda with water to make a paste and get tackling.
Hairspray – Now I do love my cats but I am not the fur they insist on leaving everywhere. So I spray a tissue with hairspray and then go around wiping all the places they have been leaving their hair.
Toothpaste – if your lucky enough to have diamonds and gemstone jewellery, you can save a few pennies by cleaning them with some toothpaste and an old soft toothbrush. The slightly abrasive nature of toothpaste will bring your gems up a treat especially if you finish off with a polish with a clean cloth afterwards.