You know they say you can’t be all things to everyone. Rubbing Alcohol apparently disagrees. After doing a little investigating, I discovered a bunch of uses for it that I never knew about before.
The beautiful thing is that you can get Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl Alcohol) just about anywhere for less than a buck a bottle.
It is for these 8 reasons that Rubbing Alcohol is my hero!!
1. Rubbing Alcohol erases “permanent” markers!
Even though they claim to be “permanent,” Rubbing Alcohol proves them to be liars. When your 5-year old decides to draw the family on your countertop with a Sharpie, your friend Rubbing Alcohol will come to the rescue. Just dab a cotton ball with it and start rubbing, it will come right off!
2. Rubbing Alcohol prevents ring around the collar!
Are you tired of people thinking that you don’t take showers because you have stains on your shirt collar? Well, your friend Rubbing Alcohol wants to help. Just wipe your neck with Rubbing Alcohol each morning before you get dressed. Never again will your shirt collars look like you used them to scrub the floor.
3. Rubbing Alcohol fixes Mosquito Bites!
Have itchy mosquito bites ever made you feel like you are going crazy? Well, Rubbing Alcohol wants you to help you keep your sanity. It actually works better than a lot of the store-bought “remedies.” Just rub it on the bites and it will dry them out bringing quick relief to help you keep your sanity!
4. Rubbing Alcohol gets rid of “Sticky”!
Just this past weekend I picked up a SINGLE pine cone and got sap on my fingers. I washed my hands three separate times. After the third time, the paper towel I was drying them with still stuck to my fingers better than if I had used glue. Rubbing Alcohol has no patience for this type of “stickiness.” I should have used my faithful friend and the problem would have been solved.
Oh, and don’t forget Rubbing Alcohol is great at removing sticky price tags from gifts.
5. Rubbing Alcohol keeps bugs away!
Rubbing Alcohol scares spiders, so rub it around windowsills and entrances to keep them out!
Fruit flies are terrified of Rubbing Alcohol because it kills them almost as well as Raid. Mix 1 cup of Rubbing Alcohol, 1 tsp of vegetable oil, and one quart of water in a spray bottle. Ready. Aim. Fire! 10 points for each one you kill!
6. Rubbing Alcohol makes a cheap ice pack!
Have you ever broken your arm? Well, Rubbing Alcohol probably won’t be able to help – you should go to a doctor.
But, an ice pack could come in handy from time to time. All you have to do is mix one part Rubbing Alcohol with three parts water and place in a strong freezer bag. Place in freezer until needed. It will make a slushy ice mix that stays in the plastic freezer bag making it easy to shape. When needed just remove the bag from the freezer and wrap with a towel. And you thought Rubbing Alcohol was just for lighting things on fire!
7. Rubbing Alcohol is a weed killer!
Did I mention that Rubbing Alcohol hates weeds? Just mix 2 tablespoons of it with a pint of water and fill up a spray bottle. Drench every weed you find! Make sure you hit your targets and no innocent by-standards, because Rubbing Alcohol actually hates most plants.
8. Rubbing Alcohol helps get rid of cold sores!
It is statistically proven that when you have a cold-sore you get kissed fewer times. Rubbing Alcohol does not like news like that. So, next time you get a cold sore, try dabbing on a little Rubbing Alcohol. It will dry it up and shorten the life of the cold sore to get you back to being the Casanova that we know you are!