Ten More Creative Uses for Toothpaste

You asked and we listened. In July of 2012, we posted one of our most popular blogs to date: Creative uses for toothpaste. Many of you asked to see that again and even suggested some other ideas. So, with that in mind, here is a link to our first post (insert link here), as well as ten more fresh (or should we say, “minty fresh”?) applications.

  1. Remove odors from hands. Most people love cooking with onions and/or garlic…they’re delicious, good for you, and have aromas that make your mouth water. But no one wants to smell like either personally. The remedy? Add a bit of toothpaste when you scrub your hands. 1, 2, 3: Gone!
  2. Clean your car’s headlights. Here’s a secret many professional car washers/detailers don’t know. Scrub a bit toothpaste into your car’s headlights and they will gleam. Got a motorcycle? Toothpaste will make your chrome will shine beautifully as well.
  3. Skip the silver polish and jewelry cleaner. No kidding…grab an old toothbrush, throw on some paste, and brush silver tarnish and particles away while you restore shine. Toothpaste effectively cleans and polishes silver, gold, and most stones/costume jewelry just as effectively as more expensive, specialty products.
  4. Soothe your skin. Whether you experienced a mild burn or an embarrassing break-out, trust the tube. A little dab with heal whichever ails you, and fast.
  5. Clean your iron. If you’re going to take the time to press your clothes, you certainly don’t want to stain them with baked-on, bottom-of-the-iron residue. The remedy? Toothpaste and a soft cloth. Ta da!
  6. Brighten the rubber on your sneakers. You can clean your tennis shoes, but if you really want to freshen them up, brush a bit of toothpaste with some steel wool along the white rubber sections, near the bottoms. Just like new.
  7. The writing’s on the wall. Or is it? A bit of toothpaste on a white washcloth can remove crayon, pen, or pencil markings from walls. Test for color fastness in a discrete location first. Need to fill a hole in the wall? Let a bit of toothpaste harden and you’re “set.”
  8. Clean your furniture. Toothpaste not only cleans stains off of patio furniture; it also removes water stains and rings from wood. Bet you thought that damage was permanent!
  9. Tired of spending money on expensive stain removers for your clothes and/or carpets. Gently rub in and rinse some toothpaste instead. Keep a tube in your laundry room and with your cleaning products so it’s there when you need it.
  10. Scrub the sink. Next time you notice that you or a family member didn’t rinse all of their toothpaste down the drain, seize the moment. Take a cloth and scrub it into the basin before you rinse it down. And while you’re at it, add a bit of fresh toothpaste and polish the fixtures. The natural abrasives will make it gleam

Of course, the most important thing to do with toothpaste is brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes per session. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and replace it every three or four months. And don’t forget to floss once a day.

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