Monday, July 26, 2010

Household Tips & Home Remedies

Don't you just love it when  you find a tip that helps make your life easier? I do.

I have mentioned here that when I went in and saw my doctor she discovered that my hormones were out of whack. As a result she decided to put me on a light dose of progesterone. I already struggled with some acne, but the progesterone made it even worse. So I mentioned this to a friend of mine and she told me about something that her teenage son was using that had helped his acne a great bit. It is not your usual acne treatment. You won't find it in the health and beauty section at the store. What is it? It is a bar soap made by Colgate called "Octagon."  It is marketed for cleaning (laundry, household items, etc.). So I did a little research and found out that many people had tried it and found it success for treating acne and improving their skin overall. I decided it was worth a try and went to the pharmacy where my friend bought theirs to pick up a bar. I was astounded to see the price. It was only $.62 per bar!! I took it home and that night washed my face with it. At the time my face was badly broken out. When I got up the next morning most of the acne had shrunk A LOT. I am still using it and have found that it does a fabulous job at clearing up acne. 

Since I had never even heard of Octagon before I thought it would be good to pass this information along. If you decide to buy some you may have to order it online. It doesn't seem to be widely carried in the stores. We have a small town pharmacist who had recommended it to her so I was able to find it there. None of the other stores I checked carried it.  

I was inspired by this new found information to ask others to share their Household Tips & Home Remedies. I would love to hear yours. I am especially looking for something that will help with mildew that grows in the seal around the shower. Got any tips for me? I'd love for you to share your favorite time saving, making life easier tips. You can either leave them in comments or write a post of your own. If you decide to do your own post please leave me a note in the comments so I can stop by and take note of your tips. Thanks!


Goldylocks aka Erin said...

I have never heard of that soap. GREAT tip...something I'll have to keep in mind for when my boys are teenagers and go through the lovely acne phase. LOL

otherwise known as mom said...

I wanted to let you know I am passing this award on to you as a blogger that I find outstanding.

I enjoy reading your blog (and miss you when you are absent!)


angelina said...

vinegar kills the spores that regrow mildew. good luck with those hormones! i think mine are outta whatk too!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

How interesting. I'm curious now, though ... :) Good to *see* you again!