- 1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves the adhesive.
- 2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-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 and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
- 5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.
- 6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
- 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. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.
- 9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag, and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain, or black eyes.
- 10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter then apply the tincture to aches and pains.
- 11. Make your own mouthwash by mixing nine tablespoons powered cinnamon with one cup vodka. Seal in an airtight container for two weeks. Strain through a coffee filter then mix with warm water and rinse your mouth. Don’t swallow.
- 12. Using a q-tip, apply vodka to a cold sore to help it dry out.
- 13. If a blister opens, pour vodka over the raw skin as a local anesthetic that also disinfects the exposed dermis.
- 14. To treat dandruff, mix one cup vodka with two teaspoons crushed rosemary, let sit for two days, strain through a coffee filter and massage into your scalp and let dry.
- 15. To treat an earache put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let set for a few minutes. Then drain. The vodka will kill the bacteria that are causing pain in your ear.
- 16. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
- 17. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
- 18. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
- 19. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the poison oil from your skin.
- 20. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
- 21 Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
- 22 Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the Urushiol oil from your skin.
- 23 Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
- 24 Keep your clothes smelling fresher with vodka — really! Simply spritz your duds with the stuff, then hang to dry in a well-ventilated area. (Do a spot-test first to be safe.)
How to make your own organic mosquito repellentThis section is from DIY Network's page linked here
It's been a wet, hot Summer over much of the world, which means the mosquitoes are going to be plentiful, hungry, and ticked off. (Little known fact: all mosquitoes are angry. Always.) So what can we do to protect ourselves from being attacked by swarms of bitter bugs? The easiest thing to do, of course, is stay inside; well-sealed windows and doors do a terrific job keeping out unwanted, blood-sucking guests. However, if you absolutely MUST go outside, you'll need to be prepared with some sort of bug repellent.
When faced with the proposition of being blitzed by a battalion of biting bugs, most people make a beeline to their local store to pick up some OFF Spray, or similar DEET-laden repellent. Store-bought bug sprays are fine, but some people have serious skin reactions to DEET, which if sprayed directly onto plastic can cause it to bubble and warp. Would you want to put that on your skin? If you're like me, and you enjoy rolling your own bug-off juice, here's an effective recipe that I find keeps the mosquitoes away just as well as the name brand stuff.
- 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup witch hazel (or cheap vodka)
- 5 drops of citronella or eucalyptus essential oil
- Spray bottle
A few minutes
Ok, this is pretty tough, so make sure you follow along closely. I don't want you getting confused.
- Using the funnel, pour all the liquid ingredients into the spray bottle.
- Shake the bottle to mix the liquids.
One of the sources, (Miss Charming’s Vodka Page), others listed above and some from email.