As with most products in your home you can almost always find other uses for them that aren’t listed on the directions. Take for instance toothpaste, we did some research and couldn’t believe all the different tips. We picked a few that we want to try.
None of the following tips say it but, we wouldn’t advise using whitening toothpaste unless of course the item you want clean is white.
Burns: Place the affected area under cold water to quickly bring down the skin temperature. After the acute phase is over, smear non-gel toothpaste thickly over the burn until the skin cools permanently and the sting is gone. And then apply a healing agent, such as aloe vera.
Carpet Stains: Squeeze toothpaste directly onto the carpet stain and scrub it with a toothbrush. Then rinse and repeat the process until the stain disappears.
Coffee Table Water Rings: Simply rub some toothpaste into the irritating ring with a soft cloth and wipe dry with a clean, damp cloth.
Clothing Stains: Apply the toothpaste directly to the stained area with a bit of water and rub hard before popping in the washer. This may not work on all fabrics or stains but it’s quite effective on ink and shirt-collar stains.
Crayon on Painted Walls: Gently rub a damp cloth and some toothpaste on your child’s masterpiece, then rinse with a wet cloth and dry (do a small test spot first to make sure your paint can handle it.)
Leather: Put a dab on leather scuffs, rub in with a soft cloth, and rinse with a damp cloth. Works well on shoes, purses, coats or anything else made of leather.
Piano Keys: Rub each key gently with a damp, cotton swab and a touch of paste. Wipe dry and buff with a clean cloth. It takes time, but you’ll be stunned by how nice your keyboard looks at the end of the project.
Clear Up Pimples: Place a small amount of toothpaste on the pimple, and it should be dried up by morning. The toothpaste dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil.
Bug Bites: For mosquito and other small bug bites, apply toothpaste to sooth itching and cool the skin. This can be used on bee stings, as well.
Diamonds: Use an extra toothbrush, apply toothpaste and brush your diamond ring to make it sparkle. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Hand Deodorizer: Do your hands smell like onions, fish, garlic? Scrub your hands with toothpaste. Apply lotion after to keep your hand moisturized.
Do you have a different use for toothpaste? Leave us a comment below!
One Comment Published
Erica Brookswritten on 2 March 2016 -
Toothpaste is good for blocking bad smells. Swipe small amount at base of nostrils, dont rub in as can burn a little. In doctor office we frequently use vicks vapor rub , but more people have toothpaste on hand. I know there aren’t many awful smells to deal with in regular job/ activities ,but for the occasional obnoxious odors it works.