12 Surprising Uses for Vodka
Keep a bottle of this bar staple on hand for a natural cleaning and disinfection solution.
Clean windows and fixtures
Time to ditch the chemicals! Banish soap scum and water spots by wiping down fixtures with a cloth soaked in vodka for extra sparkle, and spray the stuff on windows for a streak-free shine.
Remove sticker goo
Peeling off a price tag often leaves an unwanted residue behind. Scrub the gunk with some vodka, then rinse for a smooth surface.
Looking for a pesticide-free way to treat weeds? Mix vodka with water and a few drops of liquid dish soap in a spray bottle, and spritz directly onto your target.
Cure poison ivy
If you get this nasty rash, you’ll need a quick fix. Pour vodka directly onto the affected skin, and the alcohol will rinse away the chemical from the leaves that causes the itchy sensation (urushiol oil).
If you’re plagued by a toothache or mouth pain but can’t make it to a dentist right away, try swishing with vodka, a natural antiseptic. Not only does it kill bacteria, but it can also help to numb the area.
Make flowers last
Wilting bouquets perk up when you mix a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar with the water in the vase.