In your home, there are many multi purpose products that you might simply have not considered. Taking rubbing alcohol as an example. While the liquid can work wonders on hard dried stains, there are a whole other ways that it can make your life all the more easy. Using a little in your life can make things a lot more simple, helping you to hack your way past whatever life throws your way!
- Cooling Pad
Unlike water, alcohol won’t freeze when you put it in the freezer, turning instead into a thick, viscous liquid. Thanks to this fact, rubbing alcohol makes a great makeshift cooling pad, helping you to keep your food cool without turning it into ice! All you need to do is pour 2 parts water with 1 part rubbing alcohol into a sealed bag, put it in the freezer for a few hours and wait for the magic to happen. You can use the bag to cool food, soothe any sprains or use for another time.
- Cold Sore Killer
Are you fed up of battling with cold sores? There’s preventative action that you can take. If you constantly suffer from cold sores, try dabbing a little rubbing alcohol onto the area. The liquid is believed to help the damage clear up faster than normal, having you back on your feet in no time at all!
- Ear Cleaner
When it comes to personal hygiene, ears are an often overlooked area and even if you’re using a Q-tip, you could be putting yourself at risk of further inflammation. If you want to really give your ears a good cleaning, try turning to rubbing alcohol. After mixing together a solution of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, dip a Q-tip in the liquid and place it in your ear. There’s no need to move it around; the liquid will work its magic all on its own. After a few minutes, dip the other end in some water and gently clear out the alcohol!
- Hand Sanitizer
Every day, you come into contact with millions of germs and if you don’t have access to soap and water, you could risk bacteria entering your body. To keep your hands cleaner, try whipping up a homemade hand sanitizer. Simply mix together 4 oz. of aloe vera gel, half a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and a couple drops of tea tree oil into a bottle. You can take your sanitizer with you wherever you go and stay clean in the process!
- Homemade Deodorant
Run out of your favorite deodorant? Never fear! Rubbing alcohol can be used as a temporary solution. The alcohol is an effective killer of bacteria which are the cause behind bod odors. Just dab a little on your skin and let it work its magic. Be careful, though; rubbing alcohol can harm the skin when used for long periods of time, so only approach this as a temporary solution.