Four Uses For Beer (Aside From Drinking It)

Beer shampoo
was all the rage in 2012 so, naturally, I decided to do some research and find out what else I can do with the magical drink…the answer?  A LOT.  Funny since I’ll choose wine over beer any day of the week but hey, for me, 2013 is all about being open to new things!  

Clean yo’ jewelry, girl: Place your gold jewelry in a dish of beer, let it soak, then remove, rinse and polish with a dry cloth.  Clean jewelry for everyone!  Finally!

Polish your wood furniture: Rub flat beer gently onto furniture using a soft cloth. The beer will help to restore polish and color.

Soothe your feet: Apparently the enzymes in beer soften callused feet and help stimulate circulation!  Kind of awesome.  Make a mixture of room temperature beer and warm peppermint tea (half and half).  Submerge your feet for about 20 minutes.

Get a better night’s sleep?: This is definitely a must-try.  Wash your pillowcase in water spiked with a little bit of beer because, apparently, hops are sometimes used as an herbal remedy for insomnia…serial.  They have dimethylvinyl carbinol, which is a chemical compound that has a calming and slightly sedative effect.