We commonly use alcohol for removing adhesive substances or as a disinfectant. However, it has a number of other uses as well, one of them as an ingredient in a number of cosmetic products.
You needn’t panic in case you have forgotten your deodorant at home. All you need to do is apply some alcohol on your armpits. Doing this is going to eliminate the bacteria which causes the bad smell. Alcohol is found in your first aid kit. Nevertheless, don’t make this a habit since alcohol can irritate your skin.
ELIMINATES BED BUGS
It can be very troublesome to eliminate bed bugs. You can bring them with you after visiting someone whose home is not very hygienic or after vacation. Nevertheless, they can be eliminated by applying some alcohol. Take a spray bottle and spray alcohol over your mattress and pillow, and repeat this a couple of times so as to eliminate them completely.
In case you or someone close is troubled with lice, alcohol can help. Fill a spray bottle with alcohol, and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. You need to focus on your hair and scalp when spraying. Then, remove the dead lice by combing your hair.
REMOVES NAIL POLISH
There are a number of harsh chemicals in the usual nail polish removers and they can cause damage to your nails. Rubbing alcohol is the ideal replacement for chemical acetone. Namely, removing the nail polish will take more time, but it will prevent any damage to your nails.
CLEANS THE SKIN
Benzoyl peroxide is present in most commercial creams and ointments for acne. However, rubbing alcohol has powerful soothing and anti-inflammatory properties which calm the affected skin, disinfect the pimples and prevent additional appearance of acne. All you need to do is apply it on the affected area directly.
Alcohol never freezes, meaning you can use it for making cooling pad. Use alcohol and water in a ratio of 1:2 and prepare a solution. Keep this solution in a plastic sealable bag and in the fridge. Leave the solution in the fridge for approximately an hour before using it.
CLEANS THE EARS
Most people still clean their ears with cotton swabs. However, using them means that you are pressing the earwax deeper in the ears canal. Mix some white vinegar and rubbing alcohol, take a cotton swab and soak it in the solution. Next, drop it in the ear and let the earwax attach to it.
REMOVES INGROWN HAIR
Shaving your armpits and bikini area might cause red dots on your skin. Apply some alcohol and calm any irritation and make your skin smooth.
9. COLD SORES
Despite the fact that 85% of the world population are carriers of the herpes virus, the percentage of those who have experienced a breakout is small. If you are one of those people you need to apply 70% isopropyl alcohol on the area which is affected and it won’t take long until your herpes sores disappear.
Clean your eyeglasses with some rubbing alcohol. All you need to do is spray some alcohol and use a soft cloth to wipe them.
DIY HAND SANITIZER
Prepare your own hand sanitizer with rubbing alcohol. Combine 4 ounces of Aloe Vera gel, a few drops of tea tree oil and ½ tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol.
Watch the following video for the whole process: