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Spray Alcohol on Your Bed and Get Rid of Bed Bugs! 9 Other Uses of Alcohol!

  1. Get rid of bed bugs

-Vacuum the house completely. Make sure you cover all areas under the beds, behind the furniture etc.

-Purchase large sized bottles of rubbing alcohol or ethanol bed bug sprays. You can use empty spray bottles to fill up with rubbing alcohol to conveniently use throughout the house.

-Remove all bed clothing, sheets, pillow cases etc and seal them   inside plastic trash bags. Before sealing, liberally spray these items with rubbing alcohol sprays. This will kill eggs, larvae and adult bed bugs and also deter new bed bug eggs.

-For very large infestations, bag all items, clothing and linen from every room and spray them with the bed bugs rubbing alcohol spray. Seal these items during the process of treatment.

-Wipe down the furniture including the box springs and headboards as well as electronic goods with wipes pre-treated with rubbing alcohol.

-To keep bed bugs from biting you when following the bed bug rubbing alcohol treatment, you can even spray yourself from head to toe with the alcohol before sleeping at night. This will protect you from new bed bug bites

-Experts recommend combining the rubbing alcohol bed bug treatment with steam cleaning as this can greatly improve one’s chances of getting rid of bed bugs completely.

  1. Antiperspirant replacement

Alcohol is another useful remedy to remove armpits odor. To stop underarm perspiration odor, gently rub some alcohol. Application of alcohol on the skin helps close the pores. It evaporates easily and reduces the smell. You can also add some alcohol in a mug of water and use it to rinse your armpits. But make sure you only use this briefly, because long direct exposure to alcohol can aggravate the skin.

  1. Homemade cool pack

2 cups water

1 cup rubbing alcohol or high-proof vodka (I used Everclear)

food coloring for the blue tint (optional)

2 zip bags quart or gallon-size or vacuum sealer bags

Mix the water and alcohol together in one of your zip-top bags and add food coloring, if desired, until you get that perfect blue tint. Next, release as much air as possible and seal the bag. I recommend double bagging for strength Stick your new flexible homemade alcohol ice pack in the freezer for about 12 hours before using it for the first time. Once frozen it will be icy, a little slushy, and perfectly flexible for any body injury that needs the cold treatment.

  1. Kill lice

It is a fact that people have successfully used alcohol to kill lice, especially adult head lice. However, it is by no way a proven home remedy. Although rubbing alcohol can kill head lice, it is not recommended to put alcohol directly on the hair or scalp.

Comb your hair to remove the dead lice. Leave used cused lice combs soaking in the mix for a minimum of 1 hour to make sure all the bugs are taken care of.

  1. Clean your ears

Mix white vinegar and rubbing alcohol together in a cup. Dip a cotton swap in the mixture and drop it into your ears. The wax will be removed on its own.

  1. Remove fingernail polish

You can use alcohol when you want to remove nail polish, because normal nail polish remover often consists of harsh chemical acetone, which can damage your nails.
It may take a little bit longer to entirely remove the polish, but your nails will not be damaged while doing so.

  1. No more ingrown hairs

When you shave your bikini area or armpits, usually the area is covered in red dots with ingrown hair, by applying alcohol on your skin it will relieve relieve any irritation, leaving your skin looking smooth once again.

  1. Clear your skin

Rubbing alcohol helps dry the skin and cleans off acne-causing bacteria. It is also helpful when you notice the first signs of a pimple since cleaning the area three times a day with rubbing alcohol will considerably reduce blackheads and pimples.

  1. Cold sores
    85% percent of individuals carry the herpes virus, however only a small percent will ever experience a break out. If you are hit with an unpleasant outbreak at some point, try using 70% isopropyl alcohol on the spots. This will make the herpes sores disappear quicker.
  2. Hand sanitizer
    Rubbing alcohol makes a fantastic base for homemade hand sanitizer. Mix 4 oz. aloe vera gel, a half tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol, and a couple of drops of tea tree oil and put it in a sealable bottle. You should try it, it works.


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