Having recently turned 21 my family and friends always send me interesting emails about liquor and ways that it can be helpful. From a hot-tottie recipe to help ease the congestion during a cold to a wine chart which maps out aroma color and taste of different red, white and mixed blend wines. Of the emails I’ve received, my grandmother has taken the cake on most intriguing. Yesterday she sent me the following list of ways that vodka can be help around the house. I have yet to test any of these out but if you do, or know that they work, please comment and accredit or discredit the following cool finds!
1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka.
It will dissolve the adhesive.
2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a spray bottle with vodka. Spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka, soak your safety razor blade in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
5. To remove red wine stains, fill a spray bottle with vodka. Spray vodka on the stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.
6. Use vodka as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores by dousing a cotton ball with vodka and apply to your face.
7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
8. To kill bees or wasps spray the insects with a sixteen-ounce spray bottle of vodka.
9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.
10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, add vodka, and seal the lid tightly. Set jar in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.
11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
13. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.
15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.