Lots of tasty ways to use tomatoes, and only one requires actually eating them!
1. Oily skin cleanser
Mix tinned tomatoes with honey and few drops of lemon juice for a natural skin cleanser that combats excess oil and tightens pores.
2. Body glow
For the ultimate body scrub, whizz a tin of tomatoes until smooth, then mix with a few drops of lemon juice, 2 cups of sugar and a dollop of coconut oil. Slather it on, rub it in, then shower it off.
3. Relieve sunburn
Put slices of tomato over the burn for instant relief. You can also apply tinned tomatoes instead – messier, but this natural remedy really works!
4. Reduce boils
It’s the alkalinity in the tomato that helps reduce the swelling. Just apply a slice over a boil to help get rid of it faster.
5. Hangover cure
It doesn’t matter how you take them, but tomatoes will help ease the pain of the-morning-after-the-night-before. Try a glass of tomato juice, tomatoes on toast, or even a tomato omelette.
6. Clear acne
Cut a tomato in half and rub it all over your face – or puree in a blender first. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes before rinsing off. Repeat daily.
7. Help burns
Apply a slice of tomato to the burn. The alkalinity will help reduce the pain and prevent a blister from forming.
8. Shine copper and silverware
The acid content of tomato ketcup makes it an effective way to shine brass, copper and silverware. Cheap and eco-friendly, it’s a winner!
9. Correct green highlights in bleached hair
If you bleach your hair and swim in a chlorinated pool it can turn your hair slightly green! But fear not, just pour some tomato ketchup on your hair, leave for 5 minutes, then rinse off.
10. Get rid of the smell of foxes!
If you get the smell of a fox’s poo on your clothes – or your pet has rolled in it, you’ll soon know about it! But to shift the smell, slather the fabric (or your pet’s coat) in tomato ketchup and leave for at least half an hour before shampooing out.
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