I like using simple household products for other uses around the house. One of my favorites is rubbing alcohol which of course we relate to first aid use. It is also great for cleaning and sanitizing. I have tried every daily granite cleaner on the market and nothing works better for mine than 1- part rubbing alcohol 1- part water in a spray bottle. Use it on chrome, stainless steel, mirrors and windows. Spray dish sponges, let sit to deodorize, then rinse. Spray a small amount on door, sink and toilet handles, (anywhere other hands touch) allow to air dry. Wipe down key boards and mouses. Keep a few bottles in the workplace to stop the spread of illness from co-workers.
My favorite new product is an oldie but goodie. Recently, I came down with a flu/chest cold; my mother suggested I try Vicks VapoRub… I didn’t know it was still on the market. When I was little, my mother would rub Vicks ointment on my neck and chest, then cover with a warm towel to keep it from burning my eyes. The medicated vapors relieve cough and congestion. The strong menthol brought back memories when my mother took such good care of me when I was sick. Mothers really do know best! Vicks was invented in 1890 by Lunsford Richardson a pharmacist from North Carolina. Vicks Vaporub has many more uses as well… insect repellent, dry skin, minor cuts, even plumping up your lips! Click on this link to read the interesting history behind this great product.. http://www.smithfieldselma.com/selma-native-invented-vicks-vapo-rub.