Top 5 Different Uses of Rubbing Alcohol

   Most of use keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol in our bathroom for things like cuts and sterilize but there are so many other uses. Here are my favorite ways to use rubbing alcohol.

Top 5 Different Uses of Rubbing Alcohol

Top 5 Different Uses of Rubbing Alcohol



Stain remover

Combined with water, rubbing alcohol can be a great spot remover that works on a wide variety of stains from ink to coffee. Combine one part rubbing alcohol with two-parts water.Spray this on spots and spills. Wait a few minutes, then launder as usual.

Tick remover

If you’ve got a tick, put rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and gently rub it on the area with the tick. Then use tweezers, as usual, to remove. The idea is to stun the tick with the rubbing alcohol so it will let go and is easy to remove.

Cleans bathroom fixtures

Pour some rubbing alcohol straight from the bottle onto a soft, absorbent cloth and the fixtures. No need to rinse the alcohol just evaporates. It does a great job of making chrome sparkle, plus it will kill any germs in its path. I think this is one of my favorites of the 5.

Remove hairspray

There is nothing worse that sticky hairspray every where.  What I hate is when I get it on my glasses. Take a rubbing alcohol pad (or a little on a cotton ball from the bottle) and rub over the lenses till they feel smooth again. Rinse well under running water and use a little Dawn detergent. Works perfect!

Microfiber sofa stains

Don’t rent a steam cleaner, use rubbing alcohol. To deal with microfiber sofa stains, spray some rubbing alcohol over the stained area and wipe with a clean sponge or cloth and allow to dry. Unlike water, which will stain the microfiber, rubbing alcohol won’t penetrate the fabric and evaporates quickly.  Works like a charm!

Hope these uses of rubbing alcohol comes handy for you sometime. Have your own life hacks to share on the topic? Feel free to use the comments.


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