Widely appreciated, vodka has been a thirst quencher since early middle ages. This popular liquor is known for its flexibility to be mixed with other drinks as well as high alcohol content. While it`s usually enjoyed in cocktails, most people like to drink it straight up as well. Besides being a soother and relaxer for boozers, vodka has some potential uses in the household.
The caulking around bathtubs and showers get filthy over time and can`t be cleaned easily. All one needs to clean that space is vodka, a trigger-spray bottle and water. After spraying vodka over the caulking, one should let it set for five minutes and then rinse with clean water.
It cleans jewelry, glass, chrome and porcelain fixtures as well. As unbelievable as it may sound, soaking jewelry in vodka for 5-8 minutes helps restore the shine. As for other things, one has to moisten a clean cloth (preferably cotton) with vodka and clean them with it.
Removing lipstick from clothing has always been a messy job. But thanks to vodka, one has to rub the lipstick stain with it and then wash the clothing. Apart from that, glue that`s left behind after removing a bumper sticker can also be cleaned by rubbing a vodka soaked cloth.
A jellyfish sting is one of the deadliest stings, not literally though, but hurts like hell. The painful punch can be relieved by vodka and it also disinfects the bite of the sting. Speaking of pain relief, vodka works wonders when it comes to toothaches. Getting a dentist`s appointment straightaway is nearly impossible. In that case, one can swish a shot of vodka around the painful area.
Adding a bit of it to shampoo helps stimulate the hair growth as well as cleanses the scalp and clears away toxins from hair. Not just hair, it cleanses skin as well. Applying vodka with a cotton ball on the face tightens the pores and expurgates the skin, leaving a more toned skin.
Vodka adds a few more shaves to a razor`s life. Fill a bowl or cup with vodka and leave the razor blade soaked in it after every shave. The alcohol content will aid in disinfecting the blade and preventing rusting.
And, if during a trip to North America, someone encounters a poison ivy or poison sumac while enjoying the outdoors, vodka is the quick remedy that keeps the itchy rash at bay. Quite uncommon, but mango sap also causes skin rashes of the same kind due to the presence of urushiol oil. Vodka washes away the urushiol oil and prevents any kind of infection.
Vodka is, without a doubt, a cost-effective, easily available and far less toxic alternative to chemicals used for many household chores.
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