In Case of Emergency
Famous Girl Scout saying:
If in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!
As we know, hot sauces can give a burning sensation that, for some, can be over powering. There are a couple of tricks to know, so that you can cool your mouth down, and not end up making it worse. DO NOT DRINK WATER! Water is one of the worst ideas if you cannot face the heat. Water opens up the taste buds in the tongue, so that you will end up having the pepper sauce's heat get worse, and stay for longer. The best way to cool down the effects of hot sauces is to drink dairy products, such as milk (other dairy products like cheese could also work). In dairy products there is a protein, called casein, that counteracts the heat factor in peppers, capsaicin. You can also help mask the burning sensation with stimulation from chewing. It has also been advised to eat fatty foods and beverages after have hot sauce, though it has not been proven that this method works. The science behind this is that capsaicin is less soluble in water then it is in oil, thus the pepper sauce effect will be lessened because of the higher oil levels in these foods and beverages.
* Drink Milk: If the heat is too much for you to stand try drinking a full glass of cow’s milk. (whole milk works best).
* Eat Ice Cream or Yogurt: Eating ice cream or yogurt after eating peppers may not sound very appetizing to most people but it’s an effective way to get rid of the burning quickly. Consuming dairy products are one of the quickest and most effective
ways to remove the burn.
* Cold Beer: Some people believe that downing a nice ice cold beer will relieve their symptoms. However, most people will tell you that it doesn’t work as well as the two options stated above.
* Liquid Antacids: A lot of people I have talked to who love hot peppers swear that downing a dose of liquid antacid like Mylanta or Maalox works quickly and effectively to remove the burn from your mouth, esophagus and stomach.
* Foods: If you don’t have the above items handy, you can try eating bread or rice immediately after consuming the hot pepper which will help absorb the capsaicin which is causing you the intense burn.
If you are going to be consuming super hot foods and peppers, being prepared for the worst is always best. Not all of these will work for you but give a few of these a try next time you are in the hot house after eating peppers. Hope they help you cool
Classic Stain Removal Remedy
Hot sauce, which contains tannins and oils, can be challenging to remove from clothing. In general, the longer the stain remains on your clothing, the more difficult it is to get out. By acting promptly and using the proper stain removing agents and detergent, you may be able to banish the stain completely. To prevent the formation of toxic fumes, Ohio State University Extension warns that you should never mix stain removal materials--such as bleach and ammonia--together.
Blot up the excess hot sauce as soon as possible with a highly absorbent clean white cloth or white paper towel. Do not use a dark-colored cloth; it may bleed dye onto the fabric. Don't scrub with bar soap, and make sure your laundry detergent is true detergent, not soap, which can set stains. Rub a heavy-duty liquid laundry detergent into the stain, but don't work it in
too aggressively, this can spread the stain and damage the fiber or the color of the cloth. Then machine-wash the item, using an all-fabric bleach, if not contraindicated on the clothing's tag. Ohio State University Extension notes that you should check the washed item before putting it in the dryer to make sure the stain is truly gone; if not, the heat of the dryer may set it in