15 Extensive Uses Of Rubbing Alcohol That You Were Unaware Of

You may try stretching your shoes with rubbing alcohol.

15 Extensive Uses Of Rubbing Alcohol That You Were Unaware Of
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Are you aware of the fact that rubbing alcohol is widely used as an antiseptic?  A brand of rubbing alcohol with 70% concentration of Ethyl or Isopropyl alcohol when applied directly, may reduce the levels of microorganisms on the skin and on the floor too. It is proven effective in killing most bacteria and some viruses and fungi.

Rubbing alcohol is great for cleaning out cuts and scrapes, and you've probably heard that it also works great for cleaning items in your home and removing stains. But there are plenty of lesser known uses for rubbing alcohol, like getting rid of bugs or fixing broken makeup. 

These products have proven their use throughout the years in preventing diseases and minimizing the threats of infections. You can see it almost everywhere, and it has a noteworthy number of advantages for all kinds of people and situations. Let's try to know other unknown facts that people might not know about rubbing alcohol.

Fixing face powder or blush.

Fixing face powder or blush.

Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and spray it over your broken eyeshadow, blush or pressed powder. Smooth it over with your finger, a spoon or anything else you think will work and let it dry and harden over few hours. And you're all set to use it again.

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Stinky things.

Stinky things.
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Spray some rubbing alcohol on the stinky footwear and leave it for a day in the sun to dry. All that smell will vanish.

Stretching shoes.

Stretching shoes.
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Spray a thin layer of alcohol on the inner portion of your shoes and on the soles. Put a pair of thick socks in it and let it stretch out.

Disinfect eyeglasses.

Disinfect eyeglasses.
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Rub your eye glasses with some rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.

Kill bed bugs.

Kill bed bugs.
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Isopropyl Alcohol is basically used as a disinfectant. Spray a mist of rubbing alcohol over your bed or anywhere else you have dust mites or bed bugs. Let the mist air dry and vacuum it up. All clear, rubbing alcohol is the best way to destroy all the bed bugs. Were you aware of this advantage?

As an air freshener.

As an air freshener.
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Mix a cup of rubbing alcohol and 10-15 drops of essential oil. Pour in a spray bottle and enjoy your homemade air freshener.

Destroy fruit flies.

Destroy fruit flies.
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Attack fruit flies by spraying them with rubbing alcohol. Be sure your kitchen is well-ventilated when you do so.

Remove sticker residue.

Remove sticker residue.
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If you peeled off a sticker or price tag and still have sticky junk left behind, you can soak the area with some alcohol for a few minutes. You should be able to wipe away the residue easily.

Act as a hand sanitizer.

Act as a hand sanitizer.
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Instead of a store-bought hand sanitizer, make your own by mixing three parts of rubbing alcohol and one part of aloe vera. It acts as a good germicidal.

Cold sores.

Cold sores.
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Heal those cold sores on your skin by simply dabbing the rubbing alcohol with cotton directly onto your sore.

Head lice treatment.

Head lice treatment.
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Pour rubbing alcohol your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. You can also dip a comb in alcohol and comb it through your hair following the initial treatment.

Removing ear wax.

Removing ear wax.
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Use equal parts of rubbing alcohol and vinegar and dip your cotton swab in it. Use it to clean our your ear and dissolve the wax.

Sanitize makeup brushes.

Sanitize makeup brushes.
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Soak your makeup brushes in alcohol for 30 minutes and let them air dry. You should do this at least once a month.

Remove sweat stains.

Remove sweat stains.
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Wipe areas on your body that are prone to sweat stains like the collar, armpits, inner elbows, and knees. The alcohol acts as an antiperspirant.

Soothe body aches.

Soothe body aches.
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Alcohol can be rubbed over the surface of aching muscles or painful joints to help reduce pain and swelling. According to the Columbia Online Encyclopedia, alcohol is an effective liniment because it acts as a minor irritant to the skin increasing circulation and blood flow to the area. This increased circulation helps to ease pain and inflammation.


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