Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Some Unexpected Uses for Toothpaste

 Today i am sharing some amazing uses for toothpaste. We all use it for cleaning our teeth but here are other uses. You can use it for beauty, jewelery, furniture and for other items at home.  

Remove scuffs from shoes
 A little toothpaste does an amazing job of removing scuffs from leather shoes. Just squirt a dab on the scuffed area and rub with a soft cloth. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. The leather will look like new.

Clean your piano keys
   Clean your piano keys with toothpaste and a toothbrush, then wipe them down with a damp cloth. Toothpaste will work just as well on modern pianos that usually have keys covered with plastic rather than real ivory.

Clean your clothes iron
 The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket for scrubbing the gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cool iron, scrub with a rag, then rinse clean.

Make Silver Jewellery & Items Sparkle. Rub toothpaste onto jewellery briefly and leave it overnight. Wipe clean with a soft cloth in the morning. Impart diamonds shine by giving them a gentle scrub using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a little water. Wash thoroughly to remove all traces of toothpaste. Do not use this method on pearls as it will damage their finish.

Deodorize baby bottles Baby bottles inevitably pick up a sour-milk smell. Toothpaste will remove the odor in a jiffy. Just put some on your bottle brush and scrub away. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Prevent fogged goggles Whether you are doing woodworking or going skiing or scuba diving, nothing is more frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) than fogged goggles. Prevent the problem by coating the goggles with toothpaste and then wiping them off.

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.

Shine bathroom and kitchen chrome They make commercial cleaners with a very fine abrasive designed to shine up chrome, but if you don’t have any handy, the fine abrasive in non-gel toothpaste works just as well. Just smear on the toothpaste and polish with a soft, dry cloth.

Clean the bathroom sink Non-gel toothpaste works as well as anything else to clean the bathroom sink. The tube’s sitting right there, so just squirt some in, scrub with a sponge, and rinse it out. Bonus: The toothpaste will kill any odors emanating from the drain trap.

Remove crayon from walls Did crayon-toting 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.
Remove ink or lipstick stains from fabric For an ink stain put non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub the fabric vigorously together. Rinse with water. Did some of the ink come out? Great! Repeat the process a few more times until you get rid of all the ink. The same process works for lipstick.(Beware that using whitening toothpaste on colored clothes can sometimes bleach the fabric.) For carpet stains, apply toothpaste to the stain and scrub it with a rough brush, then wash immediately.

Remove watermarks from furniture You leave coasters around. But some people just won’t use them. To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth. Then wipe it off with a damp cloth and let it dry before applying furniture polish.
 Remove Scratches on CDs and DVDs. This remedy has been used with mixed success rates, but it seems to work fairly well on shallow scratches and stains. Apply a thin coating of toothpaste to the disc and rub gently then rinse clean with a soft piece of cloth.
Use as Hair Gel. Gel toothpastes contain the same water-soluble polymers that many hair gels are made of. Try out gel toothpaste as your go-to product if you are out of regular hair gel. This is also a great trick for making baby barrettes stay in place.

Clear up pimples Dab a bit of no n-gel, non whitening toothpaste on the offending spot, and it should be dried up by morning. The toothpaste dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil. This remedy works best on pimples that have come to a head. Caution: This remedy may be irritating to sensitive skin.

Appease a Stinging Burn For minor burns that don't involve an open wound, toothpaste can deliver temporary cooling relief. Apply it delicately to the affected area immediately after a burn develops, it temporarily relieves the sting and prevents the wound from opening
Relieve Pain from Bug Bites & Blisters. Various kinds of skin irritations and swellings caused by bug-bites could be calm down using toothpaste. Apply a drop of toothpaste to a bug bite or insect sting to stop the itching and decrease any swelling. When applied to sores or blisters, it dries them up, thus allowing the wound to heal faster. It works best when used overnight.

Clean Up Your Fingernails. Toothpaste is as good for fingernails as for our teeth. Simply scrub the underneath and tops of fingernails with a toothbrush and toothpaste for cleaner, shinier and stronger nails. 
 Scrub Away Stinky Odors. Garlic, fish, onion, and other pungent foods can pervade the skin cells on our hands. Cleaning hands and fingertips briefly with toothpaste removes all traces of smelly odors. 
I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Give your comments and also share other uses you know.

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