You are probably wondering why anyone would rub toothpaste over their arms as its purpose is clearly something else. But, wait until you learn about these 8 unusual uses of toothpaste, many of which are home remedies for certain skin conditions.
8 Unexpected Toothpaste Uses
1. Heals Bruises
A mixture of toothpaste and lotion is an effective salve for treating bruises. Cover your bruise with this mixture before going to bed, and the next morning just rinse the area. Repeat until your bruise disappears, which might take two or three days.
2. Treats Pimples
Gently apply some non-whitening, non-gel toothpaste on the affected skin area before going to bed. The next morning, expect the pimples to be dried up. This home remedy for pimples is not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
3. Deodorizes Hands
You probably want to get rid of that nasty smell on your hands after handling fish or cutting garlic as quickly as you can. Most of the time, washing your hands with water and soup is just not enough so you keep smelling that unpleasant odor. To get rid of it completely, just wash your hands with some toothpaste, and you’ll be amazed by the results.
4. Relieves Irritation from Bug Bites, Blisters, and Sores
To relieve the irritation and stop the itching from bug bites or insect stings, gently rub a tiny dab of toothpaste on the affected area. This will also reduce any swelling. When it comes to blisters and sores, you can also use toothpaste to dry them up, which will hasten the healing process. It’s best to do this treatment before going to bed, and leave it overnight.
5. Cleans Fingernails
If toothpaste can make teeth stronger and shinier, it can do the same thing for fingernails. Just scrub over and under your fingernails with toothpaste regularly, and they will become stronger and shinier.
6. Shines Silver and Brass
Besides using it as a home remedy and treatment for various skin conditions, you can also use toothpastes for other purposes. One of them is for silver and brass. Use a dab of toothpaste and a soft toothbrush to scrub gently, and then rinse. Polish with a dry, soft cloth. However, you don’t’ want to use toothpaste for your pearls as it’ll remove their shiny finish.
7. Cleans a Bathroom Sink
Toothpaste is an excellent way to clean your bathroom sink due to its abrasiveness. You can also use it to shine your chrome sink faucet and clean it from water stains. All you have to do is rub them with some toothpaste and then rinse.
8. Makes Scuffs Disappear
The last unusual toothpaste use on our list is removing leather and linoleum scuffs. Rub a dab of toothpaste on leather scuffs using a soft cloth, and then just rinse with a damp one. For linoleum scuffs, use dry cloth and some toothpaste.
Did you know any of these unusual toothpaste uses? Feel free to share with us your favorite one or some other use that it’s not in our list.