Dr Oz: Unexpected Natural Cleaners
Do you need a new solution to help you keep it clean around the house? Dr Oz said that natural cleaners mean you don’t have to use harsh chemicals or spend a lot of money. See what ketchup, club soda, toothpaste, and vodka can do!
Dr Oz: Ketchup Cleans Tarnished Copper
Did you know that Ketchup can remove tarnish from copper cookware? Though ketchup causes a lot of stains for kids, Nancy from North Carolina learned a new use for it. She brought her favorite pot, which she has used for 20 years.
The vinegar and salt in ketchup work together to get results. Let it sit there for a few minutes before rubbing the ketchup off with a towel to leave your pot looking brand new.
Dr Oz: Club Soda Removes Blood Stains
Club Soda could be your secret weapon to remove blood stains. Dr Oz said that nurses know a lot about blood stains (though I’d guess mothers do too), and he shared Nurse Elizabeth’s video advice.
She said you can soak a blood-stained garment in club soda for 30 minutes before throwing it in the wash. Then run it through the laundry and it will come out looking new and unstained. Dr Oz put it to the test and showed before-and-after photographs.
Nurses in the audience said they knew this trick from their mothers, and it has worked well for many years. Dr Oz said he learned this remedy from nurses too. It works because citric acid in soda pulls out fabric stains from coffee, tea, and wine as well as blood.
Dr Oz: Toothpaste Silver Tarnish Remover
Then there is toothpaste, which can help remove tarnish from household items. Dr Oz met Rachel, who had a tarnished silver necklace she wanted to clean. He showed how you can apply toothpaste to silver and let it sit for two minutes.
The hydrogen peroxide should work to take off the tarnish. Once you have rubbed the toothpaste on the silver, soak it in water. The difference in just moments was remarkable.
Dr Oz: Vodka Glass Cleaner
Samantha wears glasses, and she said it can be hard to keep them clean throughout the day. Dr Oz said that vodka could be the best solution! Just a few drops of vodka on a soft towel will help kill any germs on the glasses, in addition to keeping them shiny and clear.
Dr Oz: Funny Health Signs
Dr Oz shared some of the funny health signs he found online. What did he find out there in the world?
- One zoo sign warned that people should not climb fences, because the animals might eat you and they could get sick.
- An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough.
- Please don’t throw your cigarette ends on the floor. The cockroaches are getting cancer.
- “Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the beach, you tried on your bathing suit,” a gym advertised.