Most People Don`t Know How To Really Use Rubbing Alcohol: Here Are 11 Surprising Uses

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.


Most People Don`t Know How To Really Use Rubbing Alcohol: Here Are 11 Surprising Uses

Most People Don`t Know How To Really Use Rubbing Alcohol: Here Are 11 Surprising Uses

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