Many people use alcohol for various different reasons. Namely many people use alcohol as a disinfectant or for adhesive removal. In addition you must know that alcohol can also be used in cosmetics.
Here in this article we will present you several ways you can use alcohol:
1. Get rid of bed bugs
Once you get them, bed bugs can be a real problem. Even though you are very careful, these insects can find their way to your bed. They can either sneak home with you after your vacation or a stay at an unhygienic friend’s house.
Lucky for you we have the perfect solution for you. Alcohol can help you kill this nasty and vicious pests. All you have to do is find a spray bottle and fill it with rubbing alcohol. Then you need to spray it all over your pillows and mattress.
At this point you need to know that these pests lay eggs, therefore it is very important that you repeat this procedure several times in order to completely get rid of them.
2. Deodorant replacement
You went on a weekend and forgot your deodorant at home. This has probably happened to you many times. However there is no room for panic. What you need to know now is that rubbing alcohol can kill all the bacteria that cause the bad body odor and you can find rubbing alcohol in every first-aid-kit.
However there is one thing you need to note. Namely you can only use rubbing alcohol temporarily, because if you use it too often it can burn and irritate your skin.
3. Homemade cool pack
You probably know that alcohol cannot turn into ice. If you put it in a freezer it will turn into a thick and cold mass, but it will not turn into ice. You are now probably asking yourself why is this so important. It is important if you want to make your own cooling pad.
For making this homemade cooling pad all you need to do is take a sealable plastic bag and in it you need to pour 2 parts of water and 1 part alcohol. Next thing you need to do is make sure that you remove as much air as possible before placing it in the freezer.
Leave it in the freezer for about an hour. After an hour in the freezer the mixture should be the right texture. Then you can use this bag as an ice pack for an injury or to cool your lunch on a hike, for example.
4. Kill lice
Maybe you did not know this, but rubbing alcohol can help you remove lice. All you have to do is fill a spray bottle with alcohol and add a few drops of lavender oil. Then you need to get outside and apply this mixture on your hair and scalp. After a minute you need to comb your hair and remove the dead lice. According to The Wisconsin Division of Public Health, you need to leave the used lice combs to soak in this mixture for at least 1 hour in order to make sure all the bugs are taken care of.
5. Clean your ears
Many people all around the world use cotton swaps to clean their ears. However this method is very dangerous. Namely when using this method you are only burying the ear wax deeper and deeper in the ear canal.
You should know that there is an easier way to clean your ears. What you need to do is mix some rubbing alcohol and some white vinegar in a cup. Next thing you need to do is dip a cotton swap in this mixture and drop it into your ears and the wax will remove on its own.
6. Remove fingernail polish
The store-bought nail polish remover contains an abundance of harsh chemicals, which can damage your nails. Even the odor of the same can make you feel nauseous. The natural alternative for the store-bought nail polish remover is the pure rubbing alcohol.
You need to know that it will take a little longer to completely remove the polish, however the important thing is that your nails will not be damaged during the process.
7. No more ingrown hairs
You can all agree that ingrown hairs are the worst. You shaved your bikini line or armpits and now the area is covered in red dots. We have the perfect solution for this problem. All you have to do is apply some rubbing alcohol onto your skin and they will be gone. In addition, the alcohol will make your skin look smooth and will alleviate any irritation.
8. Clear your skin
Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient found in acne-fighting creams and ointments. At this point you need to know that rubbing alcohol can also help you clear your skin. Namely rubbing alcohol has many anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and thanks to them, it will not only disinfect any existing pimples, but it will also sooth the surrounding skin and it will also help you prevent additional ones from popping up.
However you need to make sure that you apply the rubbing alcohol directly to the pimple. And you need to remember that if you use rubbing alcohol too often it can irritate your skin.
9. Cold sores
First you need to know that 85% percent of people carry the herpes virus, however only a small percent of them will ever experience a break out. If you are hit with a painful outbreak at some point, all you need to do is apply 70% isopropyl alcohol on the spots. The University of Michigan claims that this will make the herpes sores go away faster.
10. Hand sanitizer
You can use rubbing alcohol to make your own hand sanitizer. All you have to do is mix 4 oz. of Aloe Vera gel with a half a tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol and a few drops of tea-tree oil. Now put this mixture in a sealable bottle and your homemade hand sanitizer is ready.
For further instructions, watch the video bellow: