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Things to do with Mustard around the Home

17 February 2011 4,407 views No Comment

In most American households you will find a jar of mustard. While its primary use is to add flavor to food, it can also be used around the home too. If you have a jar of mustard in your kitchen cupboard then here you will find a few tips on how to use it.

Tip Number One – Remove Odors from Bottles

Used bottles can come in useful around the home. They can be used to keep candles in, on their own as a decoration or they can be used as a vase. However, often you will find that the bottle has an odor from whatever was in it before. Washing out a bottle can be hard work, but there is another option. After you have washed the bottles, put a little mustard into them. Fill the bottle up with warm water and then shake it so that the mustard mixes up. Then rinse well. You should notice that the odor has now completely been eliminated.

Tip Number TwoRemove Skunk Smells

While not a common problem, mustard can also help to eliminate skunk smells. Perhaps your car has fallen victim to a skunk? If so then you can use mustard powder and warm water. You will need approximately a cup of dry mustard powder and a bucket full of warm water. Mix it well and splash the solution onto your car. This should get rid of the smell. The same thing can be done indoors only you should use a sponge to scrub the mustard into the affected areas.

As you can see from the two tips above, mustard is mainly used to eliminate smells. You can also use it to relieve sore muscles in the bath. Just add a little mustard to the bath and it will help to eliminate back pain. These are just some of the surprising uses of mustard around the home.

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