As far back as I can remember there has always been a box of Cheerios in our house. Cheerios are not as glamorous as some of the more sugary cereals, but for better or worse they are a staple in many a household. However, I recently learned that Cheerios can be used for so much more than just a cereal
. From what I can tell, most of the uses stem from the fact that Cheerios are made from oats, and the oat is a highly diverse grain. Read on for some useful and entertaining uses of Cheerios.
- If you are suffering from a smarting sunburn, simply toss two cups of cereal in the blender and pour the mixture into a warm bath. Soak in the water and get some relief from the burn.
- If you are in need of a moisturizing facial, simply apply a combination of ground up cereal, lemon juice and honey to your face. Let the mixture soak into your skin and wash off. The Cheerios act as an exfoliant and will leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh.
- Skip the traditional Rice Krispie treats and try Cheerio treats instead. The fun O shapes are sure to be a hit
- I also had a friend in college who got super creative and used his hot glue gun to create some wicked cool Cheerio sculptures. The end product feature towering columns of cereal that while not at all edible due to the glue, they were very original.
Do you have any unusual uses for Cheerios? Or any other cereal for that matter. If so, please share them with us here at DIY Life.