Rubbing Alcohol Uses

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“Here are many uses for that bottle you have in your house.”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • rubbing alcohol
  • water (some uses)


  1. Sterilize thermometers.
  2. Nail Fungus – soak feet in equal parts water and rubbing alcohol.
  3. Muscle & Joint Reliever – rub on sore muscles and joints to relieve pain.
  4. Ear Wax – dab equal parts alcohol and vinegar into ear, repeat every other week.
  5. Swimmer’s Ear – Pour a little in the ear to help evaporate the water and help prevent infection.
  6. Athlete’s Foot – rub on feet daily.
  7. Hand Sanitizer – mix 2/3 cup alcohol and 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  8. Remove Ticks – dab tick with alcohol, rub tick as close to skin as possible and dab again to disinfect.
  9. Mosquito Bites –dab on bites to relieve itch and help heal.
  10. Cold Sores – dab on cold sore to dry out the area.
  11. Window Cleaner – 1 cup alcohol to 1 cup water. Shines windows and prevents frost.
  12. Remove Hairspray – wipe counters and mirrors with alcohol to remove sticky residue.
  13. Windshield Frost – spray on windshield to remove frost.
  14. Floor scuffs – dampen cloth with alcohol and wipe away.
  15. Chrome Cleaner – Pour on a soft cloth and wipe fixtures.
  16. Laundry Stains – Soak the spot for a few minutes before washing (paint, ink, markers).
  17. Remove Permanent Marker Marks from Hard Surfaces – Saturate ink and wipe away.
  18. Makeup Brush Sanitizer – soak brushes in alcohol for 30 minutes. Air dry. Repeat every couple weeks.
  19. Ring Around the Collar – wipe on neck before you dress.
  20. Stainless Steel Cleaner – removes fingerprints and smudges leaving only shine.
  21. Degreaser – use on appliances, countertops, cabinets. Can be used to remove grease from carpet by applying to a rag and lightly rubbing the stain.
  22. Electronic Cleaner – with a dampened rag, wipe phones, stereos, gaming systems, etc. to remove grime and disinfect.
  23. Eyeglasses Cleaner – spray a small amount and wipe with a soft cloth.
  24. Jewelry Cleaner – soak jewelry for a few minutes, remove and polish with soft, clean cloth.
  25. Remove Fruit Flies – spray with a fine mist.
  26. Kill Dust Mites (maybe Bed Bugs) – spray on bed, let dry, then vacuum.
  27. Air Freshener – mix 1 cup alcohol with 10-15 drops essential oil.
  28. Remove Sticky Residue – soak area for a few minutes and wipe away.
  29. Make an Ice Pack – 1 part alcohol and 3 parts water in a zip lock, freeze and use.
  30. Nail Polish Remover – in a pinch try it.
  31. Candl Cleaner – use a dam rag to wipe away dust and grime from candles.
  32. Clean Dry Erase Board – wipe with damp rag.
  33. Shoe Stretcher – apply a thin coat of alcohol to the interior and exterior. Place shoe on you foot or use shoe stretcher to resize.
  34. Remove Shoe Odor – spray shoes with alcohol and place in a sunny spot to dry.
  35. Freshen Onion/Garlic Hands – rinse with rubbing alcohol.

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