Kids, who would’ve thought that my favorite kind of hard booze had SOOOO many uses?! Not me, that’s for sure. I recently saw a BellaSugar article that made me start thinking that I need to research the many uses for the clear liquid. And, away we go:
- Deodorize laundry: Forget to wash your favorite pair of jeans? I haven’t tried it yet (oh, but I will), but apparently you can sray a little vodka on your clothes to freshen them up, Febreeze style.
- Soothe jellyfish stings: As someone who got a jellyfish sting in the inner thigh before, I can personally attest to the fact that yeah…it HURTS. Thankfully, the boat guys had some amonia but it’s good to know that if they didn’t, I could just make my way to the nearest pub.
- Preserve cut flowers: Not that I get flowers very often (unless they’re from my DAD), but apparently adding a little vodka and a teaspoon of sugar makes cut flowers last longer.
- Clean your jewelry and razors: I always (sorta) knew vodka was an antiseptic but I didn’t know that it could actually CLEAN objects like razors and jewelry. According to BellaSugar, drop your razor (blade side down) into a cup of vodka and the alcohol will disinfect thne blade and stave off rusting. Kind of amazing.
- Freshen your breath and/or feet: Ok, so you’re not supposed to actually swallow, duh, but vodka makes a pretty sweet mouthwash. Swish about a half shot around your mouth for 30 seconds. AND, if you have stinky feet, much like your dirty clothing, vodka will also help with killing the odor.
- Add shine to your hair: Now, this I HAVE to try. Multiple websites say that adding a shot’s worth of vodka into your deep conditioner will lower your hair’s pH, helping the cuticles to close, and sealed cuticles mean tons of shine and not so much frizz. AWESOME.