Did you know that it can be used for other purposes as well, including being an ingredient in many cosmetic products?
1. Deodorant Replacement
- There’s no need to panic if you have forgotten your deodorant when going somewhere.
- If you just rub some alcohol on your armpits, you will eliminate the bacteria that causes the bad odor.
- If you wonder where to find alcohol, it’s there in your first aid kit.
- However, use it temporarily, as long exposure to alcohol can cause skin irritation.
2. Remove Bed Bugs
- Bed bugs can be hard to eliminate.
- They can sneak home with you after vacation, or after staying in someone’s home that’s not very hygienic.
- You can kill them with the help of rubbing alcohol.
- Use a spray bottle to spray some over your pillow and mattress, and do this several times to completely get rid of these nasty pests.
3. Destroy Lice
- Rubbing alcohol can help in cases of lice.
- Pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle, and add several drops of lavender oil.
- Focus on your scalp and hair when spraying the solution, and comb your hair to remove the dead lice.
4. Remove Nail Polish
- Common nail polish removers contain various harsh chemicals that can damage the nails.
- The best replacement for chemical acetone is rubbing alcohol.
- Although you might need more time to remove your nail polish, you will prevent them being damaged.
5. Clean Your Skin
- A lot of commercially-bought ointments and creams for acne contain benzoyl peroxide.
- But rubbing alcohol possesses strong anti-inflammatory and soothing effects which soothe the affected skin, prevent further acne appearance, and disinfect the existing pimples.
- Just apply some of it directly on the affected skin area.
6. Cool Pack
- If you store alcohol in the fridge, it won’t freeze.
- This means you can use it to make a cooling pad.
- Prepare a solution of water and alcohol in 2:1 ratio, and keep it in a sealable plastic bag in the fridge.
- Remove as much air from the bag as you can, before placing it in the fridge.
- The solution should stay in the fridge around an hour before using it as an ice pack, or to cool, for instance, your meal on a hike.
7. Clean Your Ears
- The majority still use cotton swabs to clean their ears, although using those means pushing the earwax deeper into the ear canal.
- Combine some rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, and soak a cotton swab in the solution.
- Drop it into your ears to allow the earwax remove on its own.
8. Remove Ingrown Hairs
- Shaving your bikini area and armpits might leave your skin with red dots.
- Applying some rubbing alcohol will alleviate any irritation and leave your skin smooth.
9. Cold Sores
- Although around 85 percent of world population carry the herpes virus, the only small percentage of them have experienced a breakout.
- In case you are one of them, apply 70 percent isopropyl alcohol on the affected area and your herpes sores will disappear quickly.
10. Clean Eyeglasses
- Use some rubbing alcohol to make your eyeglasses streak-free clean.
- Just spray them and then wipe with a soft cloth.
11. DIY Hand Sanitizer
- Rubbing alcohol is an excellent homemade hand sanitizer.
- Prepare a solution using a ½ tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol, several drops of tea tree oil, and 4 ounces of Aloe Vera gel.
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