Although alcohol is mostly used as a disinfectant, it actually has many awesome and practical uses. Read on and you might be surprised with the many ways you can use alcohol.
- Alcohol can eliminate bed bugs
Got problems with bed bugs? Well, you can get rid of these nasty pests by using an alcohol. Use a spray bottle and spray some alcohol on your pillows and mattress. Do this several times to get rid of eggs.
- Alcohol can be used as a deodorant
You won’t have to panic just in case you need to go somewhere and suddenly realized you’ve ran out of deodorant. If you have some alcohol, you can use that as a substitute instead because it effectively kills odor-causing bacteria. Do not make it a habit, however, because alcohol may irritate your skin.
- Alcohol can be used as a homemade cool pack
You might be surprised with this but alcohol doesn’t turn to ice when you put it in the freezer. Instead, it becomes a cold, thick mass – which you can use as a DIY cooling pad.
Just pour 1 part alcohol and 2 parts water in a sealable plastic bag. Remove as much air as you can and then place it in the freezer. After an hour, you can use this as an ice pack to treat injury or simply as a cool pack for hiking, for example.
- Alcohol can kill lice
Yes, you can say goodbye to your lice problem with some alcohol. Pour some alcohol into a spray bottle and then add little drops of lavender oil. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Remove the dead lice by combing your hair.
- Alcohol can be used for cleaning ears
Mix alcohol and white vinegar in a cup and then dip your cotton swab. Use the swab by dropping some of the mixtures into your ears and you’ll be able to get rid of your ear wax more effectively.
- Alcohol can be a polish remover
One thing you should know about usual polish removers is that they often contain harsh chemicals which may damage your nails in the long run. Alcohol can be used as a harmless alternative.
- Alcohol can manage ingrown hair
Ever noticed your armpit or bikini line dotted with red spots after shaving? Those are called ingrown hair. You can get rid of that problem by rubbing some alcohol on your skin which will ease the irritation and leave your skin smooth-looking.
- Alcohol can be a skin cleanser
With its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, alcohol can be good for disinfecting and helping prevent pimples. Be sure, however, to only rub alcohol on the pimple since exposure to other parts may lead to skin irritation.
- Alcohol can be good for cold sores
Herpes virus breakout can be very painful but using alcohol on the affected spots can help soothe the sores faster.
- Alcohol can be a great hand sanitizer
While alcohol in itself can be used for sanitizing your hands, you can also use it for making a hand home sanitizer. Mix half a tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol with about 4 oz of aloe vera gel plus a few drops of tea tree oil. Place the mixture in a sealed bottle and you have your own instant hand sanitizer!