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8 Awesome Uses For Rubbing Alcohol

 Most people seem to have a bottle of rubbing alcohol sitting quietly in a medicine cabinet in their home, but not many people really know what to do with it. If this is the case with yourself, then wonder no longer, as we've listed 8 brilliant uses of rubbing alcohol below:


1. Soothe Bug Bites

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Rubbing alcohol is ideal for soothing any itchy bug bites, such as those caused by mosquitoes. All you need to do is simply apply some to the affected area by dabbing it as many times as needed to make the irritation go away.

2. Kill Bed Bugs

According to American Pest Control, using a spray bottle filled with isopropyl rubbing alcohol will help get rid of any bed bugs. Simply spritz the headboard, mattress, and box springs with rubbing alcohol, and it will kill all bed bugs on contact. Spray frequently, and ensure the room is well ventilated and your bed is dry before you get into it.

3. Clean Upholstery Stains

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If you mix 2 parts water with 1 part rubbing alcohol, and put the mixture into a spritzer, you should be able to get rid of any stains from your upholstery. Simply spray it onto the affected area and rub out the stain with a bristle brush.

4. Make Stainless Steel Shine

Smudged stainless steel appliances have no chance against the power of rubbing alcohol! Simply wet a dishcloth with some rubbing alcohol and use it to wipe down any stainless steel appliances.

5. Sanitize Hands

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There's no need to buy a branded hand sanitizer to keep your hands as hygienic as can be. Simply make your own by adding 1 part aloe vera to 3 parts rubbing alcohol. It will be just as effective and far cheaper in the long run.

6. Relieve Tired Muscles

If you've got sore and achy muscles, why not try massaging your legs with some rubbing alcohol. Not only will it soothe your soreness, but it will also help to relieve discomfort from any painful joints.

7. Fix Broken Makeup

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If your makeup has shattered, you don't need to panic! This is because you can actually use rubbing alcohol to smooth it out and make it whole again. To do this, simply pour some of the alcohol into the cracks and smooth it out with your finger. Magic!

8. Clean Your Glasses

Foggy glasses simply don't fly, but if you think that rubbing them on to your shirt is enough, then you'd be dead wrong. Luckily, rubbing alcohol is the perfect solution! Simply rub some onto your glasses for a streak-free clean.


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