Typically, toothpaste is used to clean teeth. However, toothpaste provides a wide array of uses ranging from healing to cosmetic purposes. You should try out these surprising uses and benefit from the wide range of functions that your basic toothpaste has to offer.
One unusual toothpaste use is the alleviation of skin irritation originating from bites and skin rashes. Place some toothpaste over a wasp, bee, or other insect bite to aid with the irritation and reduce swelling. You could also apply toothpaste to blisters or sores. Toothpaste helps in drying them up and enables your wounds to heal faster. It is advisable to apply the toothpaste overnight for effective results. Toothpaste provides rapid relief, particularly a mint-flavored one.
You should use a soft toothbrush with a small quantity of toothpaste to brush jewelry that appears dull. You should then rinse and polish your jewelry and bring out its shiny appearance using a soft cloth. You should also soak metal that is extremely dirty in a cup of water that contains dissolved toothpaste. However, you should not use toothpaste to achieve a white finish on your pearls. This is because toothpaste causes damage to the surface.
The next time you wish to pamper your nails, use a nailbrush with a dab of toothpaste. You will attain stronger, shinier and cleaner nails. Toothpaste has a similar effect on your nails as it does your teeth.
After chopping some food items such as onions and garlic, the smell of these items tend to linger on your hands. This can at times be frustrating or even cause embarrassment. Nevertheless, toothpaste could eliminate the pungent smell that permeates your skin. You simply need to scrub your fingertips and hands briefly using toothpaste. Toothpaste will help to remove every trace of smelly odors, leaving your hands smelling fresh. You could also use toothpaste to clean smelly bottles. In instances where you have forgotten to clean out your baby's bottles immediately, you could mix some water and toothpaste in the water and scrub until you remove the stains and smell. You should then remember to rinse thoroughly.
Reduce blemishes and bruises
For this function, it is advisable to use some type of menthol toothpaste. In this case, you should apply toothpaste to a blemish or bruise before going to bed and remove the toothpaste the following morning. You should repeat this process for a couple of days. Your blemishes will disappear and so will your bruises.
Toothpaste is effective on tough stains. For clothes, dab some toothpaste on the stain directly and rub vigorously until the spot disappears and then wash normally.