Back in June, I wrote a post about some of the highly useful things you can do with rubbing alcohol. (If you missed it, you can check it out at the link below!) That post got a lot of positive feedback, which I was thrilled about! It’s always nice to know that other people find tips like these to be as useful as I do. But the thing about rubbing alcohol in particular is that there are so many great uses for it, I couldn’t fit them all in one blog post! So today I’ll be doing a Part 2 of sorts, and sharing 9 more practical ways to use rubbing alcohol.
If you know of any brilliant ways to use rubbing alcohol that aren’t listed here or in the post I linked to above, I’d love to hear about them! Leave your brilliant ideas in a comment at the bottom of this post, so we can keep chatting about it. :-)
9 More Useful Things You Can Do With Rubbing Alcohol
1. Make An Ice Pack
You can use rubbing alcohol and water to make a shapeable, moldable ice pack. The alcohol prevents the water from freezing completely, so you can form the ice pack around your leg, arm, neck, or wherever you’re experiencing aches and pains. Get the full instructions at the link below!
2. Clean Your Glasses
Sick of all those smudges on the lenses of your reading glasses and sunglasses? You can make an effective glasses cleaning spray at home using just three ingredients! It works like a charm when used with a microfiber cloth, and you’ll save yourself the trouble of buying an expensive store-bought cleaning solution. Get the recipe at the link below.
3. Remove A Bandaid
If a bandaid isn’t coming off easily, grab a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Saturate the adhesive ends of the bandaid with alcohol and let soak in for a few seconds. The alcohol will help dissolve the adhesive, so you can pull the bandaid off pain-free!
4. Keep Your Shower Clean
Use rubbing alcohol to make a daily cleaning spray that will keep your shower cleaner for longer! Along with a bit of dish soap, some peroxide, and some dishwasher rinse aid, rubbing alcohol will help prevent soap scum from settling on the walls of your shower. Less soap scum will build up over time, resulting in less shower scrubbing for you! Get the recipe at the link below.
5. Remove Print From Containers
I always like to find ways to reuse things if I can. One of those items is plastic containers, like the ones that sour cream and yogurt come in. I like to remove the ink print from the outside so they look a little neater, and I use rubbing alcohol to do it! Just use a cotton pad and some rubbing alcohol, and the print will come right off. Check out some great ways to reuse these containers at the link below!
6. Treat A Cold Sore
Cold sores are no fun to have, and they can be horribly stubborn about healing! You can speed up the healing and drying out process by dabbing a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto it.
7. Kill Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus is another condition that can be hard to shake. Alcohol can help kill the fungus, and the easiest way to use it is in a foot soak! Fill a dish pan or bucket with equal parts rubbing alcohol and water, and have your moisturizing foot soak for 20-30 minutes.
8. Erase Scuff Marks
If you have scuff marks on your floors and baseboards, don’t spend hours scrubbing! Just grab your trusty bottle of rubbing alcohol. You’ll be surprised at how easily the alcohol dissolves the stubborn scuff marks!
9. Wipe Away Grease
Use rubbing alcohol to wipe away grease buildup on your stove or microwave. Just dampen a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol and buff it to a shine!!