Uses for Vodka

 

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I recently bought a big bottle of vodka for a project (making vanilla) and since I’m not a drinker, I did some research to see what else I can do with Vodka.

I found you can use it:

  • Remove lipstick stains. Blot the stain with vodka before putting in the washer.
  • Get rid of grass stains by rubbing vodka into the stain vigorously and then rinse with cold water.
  • Make your own mouthwash by mixing a cup of vodka and 9 tablespoons of ground cinnamon.
  • Get rid of a jellyfish sting with vodka. Pour some on a soft cloth and lay over the sting for a few minutes.
  • Do the same thing for a poison ivy rash.
  • Apply vodka to a cold sore to dry it out.
  • Put some vodka in a spray bottle and spray wasps that get in your house. It’ll kill them (or get them drunk, LOL)
  • Get rid of the stain and smell of vomit by getting as much of it up as you can and then saturate the area with vodka and scrub with a rag or soft scrub brush.
  • Clean your windows, eye glasses  and mirrors with it.
  • Spray vodka on mold and mildew.
  • Add a few teaspoons of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in your vase of fresh flowers to make them last longer.
  • Vodka is a great adhesive remover. Use it un-stick price tags, bandages and more.
  • Pour some down your drain to remove clogs.
  • Clean your motor cycle or bicycle helmet with vodka.
  • Use it in place of your windshield wiper fluid. It won’t freeze.
  • Replace the water in your pie crust recipe with vodka. The dough will be much easier to work with.
  • Clean your jewelry with it but don’t use on pearls, just diamonds and other crystals.
  • Swish vodka around your mouth for a toothache pain.
  • Soak your razor after shaving in a glass of vodka. It will keep the blade sharp.
  • If you have stinky feet, wash your feet with vodka.
  • Soak a cloth in vodka and ring out. Rub your back, chest and forehead with the cloth to get rid of a fever.
  • Use vodka as an astringent. Put a little on a cotton ball and wipe your face with it.
  • Gargle with warm water and a few tablespoons of vodka to relieve a sore throat.
  • Get rid of swimmer’s ear by using a dropper to drop a few drops of vodka into the ear. Lay still for a few minutes and then shake it out.
  • Spray some vodka over a rusty screw to loosen it.

Of course there are other cheaper ways to take care of these problems but vodka will work in a pinch. And if you aren’t a drinker and have some extra vodka lying around, well now you have some ways to use it up.

Cathy

4 Responses to “Uses for Vodka”

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  1. Evelyn says:

    I tried leaving you a comment awhile back, but it wouldn’t take…probably my phone’s fault!

    Anyway, thanks for visiting Menu Monday. To answer your question, I have had a lot of luck with the gluten-free diet. I just got my biopsy result back 2 hours ago, and it came back “inconclusive”…so frustrating, but because I’ve felt a HUGE difference since giving up gluten, I’m gonna stick with it.

    If you have any questions, let me know! I’d be happy to email you some of my favorite websites, recipes, etc that are gluten free. I hope you find relief soon!

  2. Evelyn says:

    PS. I LOVE this post! I wanted to get some vodka to make vanilla, but didn’t know what I’d do with the rest…this is very helpful!

  3. mommacat says:

    The comments “took” Evelyn. I have my settings where I have to approve the first comment someone makes (cuts down on spam). After that they can comment and it will show up right away.

    I’m glad you like my vodka post on what to do with it. I hate wasting anything.

    I’d love to have some more info about going gluten free. My email is claycath@gmail.com

  4. mommacat says:

    Yeah it actually does work but next time I use it, I’m going to cut back on the cinnamon. I think 5-6T would be plenty.

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