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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Save Money — Make Your Own Remedies

Save Money — Make Your Own Remedies

Tired of spending a lot of money on health related products? Want to go with an all-natural approach? Check out some of these homemade remedies:

Got Acne?
After washing your face to remove the oil, try patting your face with lemon juice three times a day. Lemon juice aids in clearing the complexion. Be diligent.

Facial Astringent
Make your own by mixing equal parts of witch hazel and water. Use on the face daily to cleanse the pores.

Toothpaste
To make your own toothpaste, you’ll need to purchases glycerin. In a small container, place 10 tablespoons of baking soda and 5-6 tablespoons of glycerin and stir. Add 1— 2 teaspoons of peppermint oil and combine. Use a baby spoon to apply paste to the toothbrush.

Medicated Lip Balm
Melt 5 tablespoons of castor or quality vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of beeswax over low heat. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons of pure honey and blend well. When the balm is almost cooled, stir in 9 drops of tea tree (melaleuca) oil.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.