Control spider mites, whiteflies, aphids, and thrips on houseplants. Mix two tablespoons Tabasco Pepper Sauce, two tablespoons McCormick Garlic Powder, three drops Ivory Dishwashing Liquid, and two cups water in a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle. Spray the solution on plants.
Combat the common cold. Mix ten to twenty drops Tabasco Pepper Sauce in a glass of tomato juice. Drink several of these decongestant tonics daily to help relieve congestion in the nose, sinuses, and lungs. Or gargle with ten to twenty drops Tabasco sauce mixed in a glass of water to clear out the respiratory tract.
Prevent cats from scratching dark woodwork. Rub the area with Tabasco Pepper Sauce and buff thoroughly. The faint smell of Tabasco sauce repels cats.
Make a Cola Volcano. Mix one or two drops Tabasco Pepper Sauce to a glass of Coca-Cola, stir well, and add ice.
Soothe sore muscles. Massage the hot sauce into your back, neck, and sore muscles. The alkaloid capsaicin in Tabasco Pepper Sauce deadens pain when applied topically. Capsaicin enters nerves and temporarily depletes them of the neurotransmitter that sends pain signals to the brain. Do not apply Tabasco Pepper Sauce to an open wound.
Stop yourself from biting your fingernails. Use a cotton Swab to dab your fingernails with Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Let dry. Should your fingernails unconsciously wander up to your lips, the zesty tang will quickly jolt your attention, reminding you to correct your behavior.
Relieve a toothache. Apply a dab of Tabasco Pepper Sauce to the gum. Made from a variety of pepper called Capsicum frutescens, Tabasco Pepper Sauce contains an alkaloid called capsaicin that has been proven to numb pain when applied topically.