Tuesday, April 9, 2013

10 Ways Toothpaste Can Be Used Around The Home


1. Ease the Pain of a Bee Sting

Smear toothpaste onto a bee sting to help soothe the pain. The alkaline paste in your tube of Crest or Colgate will react with the venom and ease the irritation.

 2. Brighten Your Teeth and Nails Too!

Are your nails overworked from constant use of paint and nail polish remover? Rub toothpaste on your nails to help brighten them when they start to turn yellow from being overworked.

3. Remove Grass Stains

Rub some paste on jeans or other denim to remove grass stains.  Use it as a prewash stain remover and then toss the jeans in the wash to get those unsightly stains out.

4. Brighten Piano Keys

If the keys on your piano are starting to look dingy and worn. Clean them with toothpaste. Just like it whitens your teeth, it will help keep your piano keys glistening.

5. Deodorize Your Baby Bottle

If your bottles are starting to retain a sour milk smell, rinse them out with toothpaste.

 6. Fill In Holes In Your Wall

If you're in a pinch and need to fill in nail holes without spackle, use toothpaste. Fill the hole with toothpaste which will harden, and then paint over it.

 7. Overnight Pimple Zapper

Instead of spending all that money on spot treatment creams, try using toothpaste for unexpected pimples.  Leave it on the zit overnight, and rinse away in the morning. The toothpaste will dry it out and help reduce the redness.

8. Clean Jewelry

Polish dull jewelry with toothpaste to restore its shine. Be sure to test this method out with some inexpensive jewelry before using it on any of your valuables or family heirlooms.

9. Scuff Marks

Remove scuff marks on linoleum floors by rubbing them down with toothpaste.

10. Cell Phone Screens

Rub a tiny bit on your touch screen to help remove the scratches and grease marks.