Rubbing alcohol is one such product you can use for almost anything you think of! From household cleaning to defrosting your car’s windshield in seconds- rubbing alcohol has uses you’ll find truly handy. Here are the top uses for rubbing alcohol:
When you are spritzing your head with hair spray, some of it inevitably winds up on the mirror. A quick wipe with rubbing alcohol will whisk away that sticky residue and leave your mirror sparkling clean.
Rubbing alcohol is great jewellery cleaner! To clean, soak jewellery in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes, remove and polish with a soft, clean cloth.
To make your own room freshener, mix 1 cup rubbing alcohol with 10-15 drops of essential oil.
Do your windows frost up in the wintertime? Wash them with a solution of ½ cup rubbing alcohol to 1 quart (1 litre) water to prevent the frost. Polish the windows with newspaper after you wash them to make them shine.
The most common use- removing nail polish!
Is your phone getting a bit grubby? Wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. It’ll remove the grime and disinfect the phone at the same time.
Did you get ink on your favourite shirt or dress? Try soaking the spot in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes before putting the garment in the wash.
To prevent your neck from staining your shirt collar, wipe your neck with rubbing alcohol each morning before you dress. Feels good too.
Ticks hate the taste of rubbing alcohol as much as they love the taste of your dog. Before you pull a tick off, dab the critter with rubbing alcohol to make it loosen its grip. Then grab the tick as close to the dog’s skin as you can and pull it straight out. Dab again with alcohol to disinfect the wound. This works on people too.
The next time you see fruit flies hovering in the kitchen, get out a fine-misting spray bottle and fill it with rubbing alcohol. Spraying the little flies knocks them out and makes them fall to the floor, where you can sweep them up.
The problem with ice packs is they won’t conform to the shape of the injured body part. Make a slushy, conformable pack by mixing 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water in a self-closing plastic bag. The next time that sore knee acts up, wrap the bag of slush in a cloth and apply it to the area.
Just reach into the medicine cabinet the next time you need to clean chrome bathroom fixtures. Pour some rubbing alcohol straight from the bottle onto a soft, absorbent cloth and the fixtures. No need to rinse, the alcohol just evaporates. It does a great job of making chrome sparkle, plus it will kill any germs in its path.
These are the top ways in which you can use rubbing alcohol. Is there any other way you use it?