Let’s face it, not everyone is a vodka fan. Honestly, out of everyone I know, I probably hate vodka the most. It doesn’t matter if it’s raspberry flavored, plain, or has a cherry in it; I still hate it . Vodka just isn’t my thing. My husband isn’t a huge fan of it either, but yet we still have a nearly-full bottle sitting in our kitchen window, and no clue what to do with it. I hated the idea of just tossing it without even attempting to use it for some practical purpose, so I did some digging! Aside from getting you buzzed or drunk, vodka can be used for a large variety of things!
Add Vodka to Your Shampoo
I’ve never tried this, but allegedly, the alcohol in the vodka cleanses the scalp, removes toxins and helps promote the healthy growth and regeneration of hair.
Run out of Astringent?
Perfect. You’re rushing about getting ready in the morning, only to realize you’re completely out of astringent. Try using some vodka dabbed onto cotton balls! Vodka, like many astringents, contains alcohol and cleanses the skin while tightening the pores!
Dry Out a Canker Sore
If you put some vodka on the end of a q-tip, you can apply it to a canker sore to help dry it out and promote healing. I will warn you though, any kind of alcohol on any kind of sore stings beyond all belief! You might want to sit this one out unless you’re truly desperate!
Cure A Toothache
Swishing vodka (or any kind of alcohol for that matter) will act as an anesthetic for a tooth ache. I tried this when I had my wisdom teeth coming in bad, and although it tasted terrible, it numbed my gums up pretty good after a few swishes (and swallows)!
Use Vodka as a Stain Lifter
Vodka can be used to remove stains! Stains like ink, paint and even vomit can be lifted by dabbing the affected area with vodka, scrubbing, rinsing and then washing as normal!
Let’s face it; taking band-aids off can hurt and hurt BAD! Use vodka to make band-aid removal completely painless! Soak the bandage in vodka, wait a few minutes and then gently peel the band-aid off! The vodka breaks down the adhesive!
Clean Your Bathroom & Kitchen
Vodka, like most strong alcohols, is known for killing things! Use vodka to clean the caulking around your tubs, toilets and sinks! The alcohol in the vodka will kill any molds or mildews!
Make Your Razors Last Longer
Razors can get expensive, and depending on how often you shave, they don’t always last very long! Leave the blade end of your razor submerged in alcohol when you’re not using it. The vodka will not only kill the germs, but it will prevent the blades from rusting!
Cure Smelly Feet
If you’re suffering from foul smelling feet, try washing your feet with vodka. This might work because of how the alcohol affects the pores of the skin, causing them to tighten and dry out.
Remove Cat Odors
When your cat decides to urinate somewhere other than the litter box, the smell can be near impossible to get out of your furniture or carpet. Using a spritzer bottle, spray some vodka on the area. The vodka will help remove the odors! You may have to do this a few times, reapplying the vodka mist as it dries, but it works!
Everyone loves a fun, warm day outside, including the bugs. Most people, however, don’t enjoy spraying themselves down with chemical-ridden bug sprays. Put some vodka in a spritzer bottle and use it in place of bug spray! You might smell like you’ve had one-too-many, but you won’t be attractive to the bugs!
Treat Poison Ivy
If you happen to brush up on some poison ivy (or other poisonous plants) douse the affected area in vodka. The alcohol in the vodka will destroy the offending oil from the poisonous plant and eliminate, or lessen the reaction to it! The sooner you rinse the better!
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