Slightly Different Toothpaste Uses
How many toothpaste uses have you heard of? One…two? We bet you didn’t knew that toothpaste can be used not only for teeth cleaning but for other things that you probably never heard of.
You are probably wondering how can simple toothpaste be used for something else? Well, it can.
1.It Stops Itching Caused By Bug Bites
This is first of many toothpaste uses. Skin irritations caused by bug bite tend to be annoying and dull and tend often itch.
To prevent itching, simply apply a drop of toothpaste to a bug bite spot to stop the itching and decrease any further swelling.
If you apply it to blisters or any sores, it will dry them up making the wound to heal faster.The best time to do it overnight.
2. Good For Minor Burns
If you have minor burns without any open wound, toothpaste can bring certain level of cooling relief. You should apply it immediately on affected area after a burn develops.
3. Announce War To Pimples
Use small amount of non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste on the affected spot, and leave it overnight. It should be all dried up by morning.
The toothpaste works in a way that dehydrate the pimple and absorbs the excessive oil. This remedy works best on pimples that have come to a head(are matured)
But be careful,this remedy may not be wise choice of you have a sensitive skin. It might get irritated.
4. Bathroom Sink That Will Shine
Your bathroom sink can be cleaned by non-gel toothpaste. Squeeze some quantity and simply scrub it with a sponge and rinse. It is also amazing that it will eliminate any odor from the drain trap.
5.Make Your Kitchen Shine
If you don’t have any cleaner near by, or you have run out of it, you can use toothpaste. Your non-gel toothpaste will polish chrome surface and make it shine. When using this method, you should polish with a soft, dry cloth.
6.Removes Stains From Fabric
This method may work or not depending on the fabric and the ink spilled, but it is certainly worth to try before you decide to throw away your favorite shirt.
Put small amount on stained area and rub vigorously. Rinse with water and if it necessary repeat the procedure. You can use this method for lipstick stains as well.
7. Clean Your Fingernails
If your goal is having cleaner, shinier, and stronger nails, you should scrub the underneath and tops of fingernails with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This really works and also eliminates under fingernail odor.
8. Removes Stinky Smell
Among other toothpaste uses is removing stinky smell from hands.When you spend the entire day in kitchen and your hands pick up the odor from everything you have cut on the board while cooking, toothpaste comes along as a savior.
It can work on garlic, fish and onion smell by simple scrubbing hands and fingertips with toothpaste that will remove all traces of smelly odors.
9. Stain Remover
If you have stains on your clothing or carpet – toothpaste can make them disappear. For clothes, apply small amount of toothpaste directly to the stain and rub it until the spot is gone. You can wash as usual.
But be careful, if you use a whitening toothpaste on colored clothes, it might bleach the fabric. Regarding carpet stains, simply apply some toothpaste directly on the stain and scrub it with an abrasive brush, and then rinse immediately couple of times if needed.
10. Brightens Up Sneakers
This kind of toothpaste use works great on running shoes or scuffed-up leather shoes. Apply some toothpaste directly to the dirty area and then scrub with a brush and wipe clean. You will brighten them up almost instantly.
11. Crayon Stains On The Wall
If you child have sank into creative mood you will soon find it on your walls. If that happens, take a cloth with toothpaste on it and rub gently on the “artistic” wall and watch how marks are disappearing.
12. Great For Silver Cleaning
I have tried this so many times and it is by far the best for cleaning silver. Stains are removed almost instantly and you get your jewels all shiny and sparkly again as brand new. This is one of the best toothpaste uses for jewelry.
Rub small amount of toothpaste onto jewelry and leave them overnight. In the morning, wipe and clean them with a soft cloth.
You can make diamonds shine again by scrubbing them using a toothbrush, toothpaste and a water. When you are done, rinse thoroughly to remove any toothpaste residue.
This method should not be used on pearls, because it will damage their beautiful finish.
13. Shine Your Piano Keys
If you are passionate pianist, you certainly have left some of your dead skin and oils on piano keys. They pick up dirt and grime and they definitely need to be cleaned.
You can clean away grime by gently rubbing piano keys with a damp, lint-free cloth and toothpaste. After rubbing in the toothpaste, wipe the keys with another lint-free cloth.
And, you can play again. Germ free.
14. Burned Iron Crust
In time, while using your iron, it can get a burned crust on it. Don’t worry,you can still clean it and make it usable by using toothpaste. The silica present in toothpaste gently grinds away rusty looking layer and will make it shine as brand new.
15. Mommies – It Freshens Up Baby Bottles!
Sometimes, baby bottles might develop a sour-milk smell, which is really unpleasant. A good cleaning is needed and can be done with some toothpaste and a bottle scrubber that will clean up all residue and deodorize the bottle.
It is really handy tip to know.
These toothpaste uses can save you a buck or two if you have run out of artificial cleaners. It will also save you some shopping time and long lines in drugstores.
You can try some of these tips and toothpaste tricks and let us know how they worked!
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