Toothpaste is a staple object to find in the bathroom with one sole purpose, of course, to brush your teeth.
You would find it interesting to know that toothpaste can be used for many more things apart from brushing teeth.
Though there are many amazing things you can do with toothpaste, here are 8 things you actually didn’t know you could do with toothpaste. So let’s get started already, shall we?
1. It takes away odor
Toothpaste can takes away stubborn and pungent smells off your body, be it the smell of onion, garlic or what have you. Wash your hand or affected area with toothpaste instead of using soap to get amazing results.
2. Getting rid of acne spot in a flash
Are you tired of your acne spots? If yes, you can try using your toothpaste. You might have tried a couple of things, we advise that you also try this inexpensive home remedy.
Most kinds of toothpaste contain Hydrogen peroxide. Baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide which can actually dry skin acne and also clear off the spots. If you have a toothpaste that contains these ingredients (Baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide), then you have a possible solution to your skin spots and acne.
Also read: 11 Simple Home Remedies for Acne
3. Bathroom all-purpose cleaner
The major place the toothpaste stays is in the bathroom so you can brush your teeth. Did you know that the toothpaste can clean virtually every other thing in the bathroom?.
From polishing bathroom fixtures, removing soap scums, defogging the bathroom mirror, scrubbing the toilet to cleaning the bathroom sink, you will of no doubt agree that toothpaste is a bathroom all-purpose cleaner.
4. Silver, diamond jewelry cleaner
If you have a silver or diamond jewelry that’s not looking so shiny, you could just apply some toothpaste on it. Toothpaste has a mild abrasive characteristic which allows it to remove stains easily.
Apply some toothpaste to a piece of linen, rub it on your diamond or silver accessories, when the accessory starts shining, remove some of the dry toothpaste with a dry cloth.
5. Removes carpet stains
A toothpaste removes carpet stains, you might have a stain on your carpet. You can just squeeze some paste on the spot and gently scrub it with an old toothbrush and you’ll see the difference between toothpaste and detergent. You can thank us later.
6. Nail polish remover
Applying toothpaste to your nails makes the polish wash away. Mix a white toothpaste with lemon juice and start brushing your nails with an old toothbrush. It will wash the polish away and give you very clean and smooth nails.
7. Skin Ointment
Applying toothpaste on your skin acts as a form of an ointment. When you have sores, rashes, bug bite and so on your skin, apply toothpaste on the affected area so as to heal the inflammation faster. It is also effective in relieving burns pains.
8. Scratch Remover
Need a super scratch remover? Then get toothpaste!
Toothpaste removes a scratch from car headlights, DVD’s, CD’s, Glass mirrors and so on. Just rub the toothpaste on the affected scratch and rinse the spot, you’ll get a sparkling clean scratch-free surface.
So we hope you enjoyed this article and that you would try making use of your toothpaste in these amazing ways. Try this toothpaste hacks out and send us your opinion about them. For more posts on lifestyle, events, food, fashion, and beauty, follow us on Instagram @thrivenaija