Toothpaste has many applications that you didn’t knew. Not only it cools burns and destroys stains from clothing and carpets, but it can also neatly remove the odor of garlic from your hands.
Using toothpaste you can restore the glow to many items in your home. Toothpaste will shock you with its versatility in the fight against dirt. It can not only clean your hair, skin, and walls, but it also helps with problems with burns. Here are all 13 applications of toothpaste, which I bet you didn’t knew.
Helps with skin irritations
Toothpaste can help you alleviate skin irritation after insect bites, or wounds and blisters. If you are bitten by some insect, all you need to do is apply a little toothpaste on the sore spot, and this way you will prevent itching and swelling. Also, you should know that you can apply toothpaste to a wound or a blister. This way the toothpaste will soon dry them and therefore the wounds will heal a lot faster than usual. In these cases it is best to apply the toothpaste in the evening and leave it to stay like that over the night.
It cools burns
For minor burns (not open wounds), toothpaste can temporarily “cool” the sore spot. All you need to do is apply the toothpaste gently on the sore spot, right after the “incident” and the toothpaste will temporarily cool the wound and prevent its opening.
It can clean your skin
Want to speed up the healing and disappearance of acne and pimples? Before going to bed, apply a little toothpaste on the affected place. The toothpaste will accelerate the process of drying out pimples.
For cleaner nails use toothpaste
For cleaner, brighter and stronger nails, all you need to do is rub them well (above and below) using toothpaste and toothbrush. You should repeat this process every day.
Toothpaste can firm your hair
Toothpaste gel (mostly the children one) contains the same soluble polymers as most of the hair gels, which means that you can use it for fixing your hair. Therefore if you lost the gel, you can switch to toothpaste.
It removes unpleasant odors
Odors of garlic and onions, fish and other foods can remain on the surface skin cells of your arm. You can easily remove the traces of these unpleasant odors simply by washing your hand with toothpaste.
It destroys stains
Toothpaste can help you remove stains from clothing and carpets.
For clothing:Apply the toothpaste directly on the stain, rub until the stain disappears, then wash as usual. Note that Whitening toothpastes can also bleach the color from your clothes.
For carpet:Apply the paste directly on the stain, then rub well using a scrub brush, then rinse immediately with cold water.
It can clean your shoes
This tactic is the best in sneakers and leather shoes. As with carpets, all you need to do is apply the paste directly on the stain, the scrub it well and rinse with cold water immediately.
You can use toothpaste to clean your walls
If your children have “accidentally” draw something on the wall, all you need to do is take a damp cloth, apply toothpaste on the cloth, and then gently scrub the wall with the cloth.
Use toothpaste to clean your silver jewelry
Toothpaste can return the old shine to your silver jewelry. All you need to do is apply toothpaste on your jewelry, rub it well and leave it overnight. The next morning wipe the toothpaste from your jewelry using a clean cloth.
It removes scratches from CDs and DVDs
This tactic is used with varying success rates, but it seems to work quite well on the shallow scratches and stains. Apply a thin layer of toothpaste on the disc and gently rub, and then rinse with clean water and gently wipe the disc with a dry cloth.
It can remove dirt from piano keys
Piano keys often retain grease and oil from your skin, which then attracts dust and dirt. For cleaning the piano keys all you need to do is apply toothpaste on a damp cloth and rub them well. After that, it is necessary to wipe the piano keys again, but this time you need to use a dry cloth.
You can use toothpaste to clean your iron
The easiest way to clean your iron is with a toothpaste. All you need to do is apply the toothpaste on the iron and rub well. Then wipe the iron with a damp cloth and then again with a dry one. If you do not succeed immediately, repeat the procedure few times.