Okay – Ya’ll know that I have been randomly posting Quick Tips that you can use around the house that are “GREEN”. Well, on one of my previous posts I had a comment from a reader that suggested ketchup and some of it’s useful properties……don’t worry that post is coming! (BTW, Thanks Alicia).
As I was reading up on some of the uses of ketchup I ran across 10 Surprising Uses for Vodka – god help me, I can only imagine the comments coming up on this one! While I personally like MY vodka with Tonic (not the band) and double lime here are some interesting alternative uses for vodka:
- Treat Poison Ivy – Pour vodka on the exposed area immediately and it will wash away the dreaded itchy that usually soon to follow
- Kill Odor Causing Bacteria – If you are in a smoke filled bar don’t get too upset if someone spills a vodka drink on you. Apparently if you spritz vodka on clothes and let them hang dry they won’t retain nasty odors and will smell fresh.
- Shine Chrome, Glass and Porcelain – Moisten a cloth with vodka and “polish” away!
- Keep Flowers Fresh Longer – add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of vodka to the water in your flower vase – flowers will stay fresh longer!
- Insect Repellent – This one kind of cracks me up (like the others haven’t). Put some vodka in a spray bottle and spray the bugs or yourself. You might repel more than bugs but your clothes will smell fresh (see #3)
- Disinfect and Alleviate Jellyfish Stings – Again, have vodka in a spray bottle and spray on affected areas.
- Shinier, Healthier Hair – Add a jigger of vodka to a 12 oz. bottle of shampoo
- Get Rid of Mold – Still have that handy spray bottle full of vodka? You still with me? Spray on mold and let sit for 15 mins – scrub away.
Natural Aches and Pains Remedy – DUH! But the official recipe is:
- Fill a clean glass jar with fresh lavender flower then top off with vodka. Seal the lid tightly and place in the sun for three days. (Same as making Sun Tea) Strain the resulting liquid through a coffee filter and poof! You have a homemade tincture to rub into aches and pains. You can pour into smaller bottles, decorate and give them away as unique gifts. (Taken from The Daily Green)
- Relieve a Toothache – Swoosh Vodka around the affected tooth and it should help to numb it.