Do you have a ceramic cook top that is hard to keep clean? We do! Do you have any stinky baby bottles? We sure have! Have you ever been stung by a bee and just wanted some relief? If you have ever dealt with any of these issues, I have a simple solution for you and all you have to do is walk into your bathroom to get it. What is it? Your toothpaste! This week I bring you 10 alternative uses for toothpaste that just might come in handy around your house this week!
Toothpaste Saves the Day – 10 Uses for Toothpaste
- Clean your ceramic cook top! Toothpaste works as well as the expensive cleaner I found at the store!
- Clean your stinky baby bottles! Sometimes I find a bottle a day later and it’s not a fun experience. Even after I clean it well, sometimes it still smells a little funky. I usually throw those bottles away but you can save them by using a little bit of toothpaste and your bottle brush!
- Soothe your bee sting! Once you have removed the stinger (if necessary), use a dab of toothpaste on the sting to help ease the pain.
- Soothe your other bug bites. Toothpaste can also help relieve the itch of mosquito bites as well!
- Do your hands smell like onions? I hate the smell that onions sometimes leave on my hands after I’ve prepared a meal. You can get rid of the smell by rubbing some toothpaste on your hands and rinsing them with water.
- Minimize your pimples. I learned this one when I was younger and did theater as a teenager. Stage makeup left me with my fair share of pimples. Dab a bit of toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed and when you wake up, the redness will have diminished and the pimple will be smaller!
- Fill those nail holes! We do a lot of painting around our house and we sometimes run out of caulk to fill the nail holes. Dab some toothpaste in your nail holes and allow it to dry. Then paint right over it!
- Get the crayon of your painted walls! If your child has gone creative on your walls with his new box of crayons, simply rub the marks with toothpaste and a damp rag. Wipe with a clean, damp rag to remove the toothpaste residue.
- Clean your bathroom! You can use toothpaste instead of other bathroom cleaners to clean your faucets and that pesky ring around the bathtub!
- Remove water stains from furniture. Using non-gel toothpaste, you can remove water rings and other water stains from your wood furniture. Use a soft cloth and rub gently to see what happens!