I remember that day in November of 1978 when hundreds of people lost their lives following the direction of their leader. They drank a flavor aid that had been poisoned with cyanide. These good people lost their lives. The statement “don’t drink the kool-aid” and while it is a stab at dark humor, most know it to mean, be careful not to follow someone blindly.
While most of us try to be aware of the things we put in our body, often we don’t know that the things we ingest have other purposes besides being edible.
Today I ask if you drank the kool-aid, or flavor aid because this powder has so many other uses other than just for drinking.
- Dye tye: Because of the concentration of dye in kool-aid, many choose to use it for some cool colorful dye tie patterns.
- Dishwasher cleaner: The citric acid in kool-aid helps clean the water stains and all the soap residue that has built up over time.
- Pool cleaner: This helps get rid of the chlorine stains along the walls of your pool.
- Playdough: If you take the cream of tartar, salt, vegetable oil, and your favorite color kool-aid and put it all together makes a batch of fun for the kids.
- Hair dye: If you’re bold enough, take your favorite color kool-aid mixed with conditioner and apply it to the hair, should give your friends a scare.
- Swap the deck: It turns out the lemon kool-aid works excellent when cleaning the deck on ships.
- Cleaning the pipes: This helps remove the rust build-up, that has gathered over time.
The next time you open up a package of this drink remember there are some other uses for this powdered mix. In my opinion, it’s far more valuable and beneficial in the paint, dye, and cleaning world rather than a purpose for rehydration, plus according to those who can verify its usefulness, a whole lot cheaper too.