Apparently, we use toothpaste every time we brush our teeth, however, have you ever wondered about the various other purposes it offers beyond polishing your teeth?
This post will be proven useful in case you have a tube of toothpaste available which you don’t want.
Toothpaste is more reliant on abrasives and fluoride for their cleaning kick, so rather than throwing away money and tossing it aside, make use of it! Listed below are some unusual ways to use toothpaste you most likely never imagined.
NOTE: Please note that the lists below are for plain, white toothpaste, not the gel. The important difference here, peeps!
① Remove Ink and Lipstick Stains on Fabric
A pen was accidentally opened up in the pocket of your shirt. This toothpaste trick is not guaranteed to succeed depending on the ink and the fabric but its worth a shot before discarding it away.
Simply spread the toothpaste on the spotted area and rub the fabric like crazy and rinse it with warm water. Do the process all over again until you remove all the ink traces from your shirt. The same process goes with the lipstick or grass stains.
② Fix a Hair Color Blunder
Stains on your ears, neck and face, are inevitable anytime you attempt to color your own hair at home, so make sure to have a toothpaste ready within your reach. If your color runs and leaves a stain, just rub a bit of toothpaste on it and scrub the stain away. You can also use toothpaste to get hair color stains out of clothing.
③ Stop the Itch of Bug Bites and Soothe Minor Burns
Beastie or bug stings and mild burns are no matches for the eucalyptus which is a primary ingredient in toothpaste. Apply toothpaste to alleviate those burns and bites. Dab lightly on the affected area and repeat the process if needed. It gives a quick relief that soothe like magic to take the sting and burn at bay particularly if the toothpaste is mint-flavored.
④ Remove Smells From Your Hands
Now you feel minty fresh after brushing your teeth, how about your hands? Use a white toothpaste in getting rid of smelly hands. Grab a dab of toothpaste and rub it on your hands and rinse it off with tepid water. It will remove all the reeks and nasty smell.
⑤ Remove Scuffs from Shoes
Spot clean the scuff marks on shoes, vinyl flooring or virtually anything else in your home. A soft, moist cloth and a dab of toothpaste will usually do the trick; rinse well afterwards. To remove stubborn stains, use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to gently scrub away grime and scuff marks.
⑥ Clean the Bathroom Sink
Pump some white toothpaste into the sink and scrub with a sponge before rinsing it off with warm water. The extra perk in using the toothpaste? It eliminate every odors coming from the drain trap.
⑦ Cleaning your Car’s Headlight
Your car’s headlights can get filthy and hard to see after a while. You can add a bit of toothpaste to a bowl filled with warm water and use a buffer pad to clean the dirt and grime away. The toothpaste will help to brighten up the glass from the headlights so you can see much better when driving.
⑧ Clean your Clothes Iron
Toothpaste contains mild abrasive cleaning property which is the ticket in pulling the grime and gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Let the iron cool down and spread a bit of toothpaste on the bottom plate and use a rag or mild cloth to scrub the grime off before rinsing with clean water. Let it air dry.
⑨ Acne Spot Treatment
Put the kibosh on the costly acne treatments as you can get the same results using a cheap tube of toothpaste. Use the toothpaste as a spot treatment on the affected area and cover with band aid or a plaster. The next morning, you will be amazed to see an improvement as toothpaste helps desiccate the zits.
⑩ Deodorize Baby Bottles
Baby bottles inevitable pick up a sour-milk smell. Toothpaste will remove the odor in a jiffy. Just put some toothpaste on your bottle brush and scrub away before rinsing thoroughly.
⑪ Polish a Diamond Ring
You can clean everything from gold chains to diamond rings with toothpaste and make all of your jewelry sparkle. Put a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush and use it to make your diamond ring sparkle once again. Clean off the residue with a damp cloth.
⑫ Clean Up Crayons from Walls
If you have a child who aspires to be Rembrandt and has chosen your walls as his canvas, you can easily remove those crayon marks with toothpaste. Just dampen a cloth and add a bit of toothpaste. Rub the stains and then should easily disappear. Then simply rinse clean with warm water to remove the residue.