Ten Ways to Use Toothpaste: Tip-of-the-Day #175


Beyond brushing your pearly whites, toothpaste has myriad uses that many may not be aware of. I'd always known I could clean my silver jewelry with it (it's amazing how clean it gets it) but I was remiss in capturing ALL of its uses until I did some digging...have a look!

Toothpaste is awesome on a burn. It helps relieve the burning feeling, and it's like an instant cool. Do not use on open blisters or bad burns.

You can use toothpaste as a silver polisher. It also works to help get scratches off CD's and other plastic-like surfaces.

Bug Bites & Bee Stings
Spread a little over either of these and you'll feel soothed and will be relieved of itching. Works especially well on mosquito bites, flea bites and ant bites.

Crayon Marks
Get crayon markings off of your walls by applying some toothpaste and rubbing gently with a damp rag.

You can use it as you would use normal spackle to fill in nail holes, chips, scrapes, etc. in your walls.

Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, wake up and it's gone. Do not do this on extremely acne prone faces, as over time it will toughen the skin. But using it occasionally works great!

Clean your jewelry with a little toothpaste. Let it set over night and then wash it off. Do not use on pearls.

You can clean leather shoes with toothpaste by squirting on a little bit where the shoe is scuffed. Then rub with a soft cloth. Wipe it all clean with a damp cloth.

Kitchen Deodorizer
Oddly, this miracle paste works to eliminate the horrible sour milk smells that we find in baby bottles, water bottles and glasses that have sat for too long. Just clean the inside of the affected item with toothpaste, and rinse.

It works on goggles, mirrors, windows. Just wipe it on, clean it off and the next time the fog comes, it won't be nearly as bad!

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