Toothpaste – Who Knew ?!?!

By November 30, 2016Fun Stuff
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That toothpaste in your medicine cabinet can be used for more than just shining up those pearly whites.  Toothpaste makes a great hand deodorizer.  Really?  You bet!  After handling garlic or onions, apply a half-dollar-size amount to wet palms, rub together and rinse.  Ahhh!

Check out more great uses for toothpaste:

Polish a diamond ring. Put a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush and use it to make your diamond ring sparkle instead of your teeth. Clean off the residue with a damp cloth.

Remove crayon from walls. Did the kids get creative on your wall? Roll up your sleeves and grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a rag or — better yet — a scrub brush. Squirt the toothpaste on the wall and start scrubbing. The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon every time. Rinse the wall with water.

Prevent bathroom mirrors from fogging. Ouch! You cut yourself shaving and it’s no wonder — you can’t see your face clearly in that fogged-up bathroom mirror. Next time, coat the mirror with non-gel toothpaste and wipe it off before you get in the shower. When you get out, the mirror won’t be fogged. P.S. This works of goggles too!

Clean your sneakers. Want to clean and whiten the rubber part of your sneakers? Get out the non-gel toothpaste and an old toothbrush. After scrubbing, clean off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.

Baby Bottles. Remove that sour-milk-smell baby bottles get by scrubbing with a water-and-toothpaste mixture. Rinse very thoroughly with water or toss the bottles into the dishwasher.

Bug Bites. For mosquito, ant and other small bug bites, apply toothpaste to sooth itching and cool the skin. You can apply paste to bee stings, as well, but seek medical assistance if you experience shortness of breath or other serious symptoms.

Skunk-Spray Deodorizer. Next time your dog gets in a battle with a skunk, wet him down, rub toothpaste into his fur, leave the mixture on for several minutes and rinse thoroughly. We’re not saying this process will be easy, but fluoride does soak up a majority of the stench.

Source:  Reader’s Digest;