You read the title right, there are many great alternative uses for Vodka. Silly me, this whole time I have just been enjoying it in my adult beverages! While the main reason Vodka works for these alternative uses is mainly because of its alcohol content, it did make for an interesting blog topic!
1. Remove a bandage painlessly. Seriously! I tried this. Saturate the bandage, while still on your skin, with vodka (just to the adhesive sides). It will eat away the adhesive making it easy and painless to remove.
2.Clean the mildew in caulking around your bathtub or on tile floors by spraying vodka on it. All you need is a little bit of vodka in a spray bottle. Spray it on the caulk and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. The alcohol will kill the mildew and mold leaving your caulking looking like new!
3. Another trick with a spray bottle of vodka…kill bees and wasps.
4. You can also spray vodka on red wine stains and then blot dry. I was skeptical so I found an old white rag, poured a little red wine on it, let it dry then poured a little vodka on it and used a paper towel to scrub. No kidding, it worked! I mean there are other ways to get red wine stains out but if you are out having cocktails, just borrow your friends vodka shot!
5. Prolong the life of your razor by placing the blades of the razor in a small cup of vodka. It will not only clean your razor but will also prevent it from rusting.
6. Use vodka to clean your eyeglasses. Wipe your lenses using a soft cloth that has been dampened with this glorious liquor, then wipe away. IT leaves your glasses spotless and kills any bacteria that may have been on your specs.
7. After writing about Witch Hazel in the past, I am pretty much hooked on using that for my face, but now I know if I ever run out, vodka has similar effects. You can apply a small amount of vodka to a cotton ball and gently dab it on your clean face. It will help tighten your pores and helps cleanse your skin.
8. Add a shot of vodka to your shampoo bottle. It supposedly helps clean your scalp, removes toxins from your hair and promotes healthy hair growth.
9. Use vodka on skin affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil and to aid in drying out the poison ivy.
10. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
While I’ve tried out several of these alternative uses for vodka, such as adding it to the adhesive of a band-aid and ridding red wine stains, I challenge you to find your own reasons for keeping an extra bottle on hand for emergency situations.
Have you or will you ever use any of these alternative uses for vodka? Or would you rather just keep it in your glass?