Alcohol is used by many people mainly for disinfection or as an adhesive removal. However, there are many other uses you probably didn’t know about.


Here are 10 amazing uses of alcohol that in some cases can be very helpful:

  1. Get rid of bed bugs

Use a spray bottle to spray some rubbing alcohol to your mattress and your pillows to get rid of bed bugs. Repeat this several times in order to destroy the bed bugs and their eggs completely.

  1. Replace your deodorant

Rubbing alcohol is very effective in killing the bacteria that causes bad body odor. It is great alternative to use as a first-aid kid if you forgot to bring your deodorant. Be careful when using rubbing alcohol, long exposure to it can irritate your skin.

  1. Do It Yourself cool pack

Alcohol doesn’t turn to ice when exposed to low temperatures. Instead, it turns in thick, cold mass. Because of this, you can use it to make a cooling pad by yourself. Pour 2 parts of water and 1 part of alcohol in a plastic bag and seal it well. Make sure to remove as much air as you can and place it in the freezer. After one hour you will have your own cooling pad that you can use to cool your lunch or drinks, or for an injury.

  1. Get rid of lice

Mix some alcohol with a few drops of lavender oil and use a spray bottle to spray it on your scalp and hair. This will help to kill the lice and then comb your hair to remove them.

  1. Clean your ears

Mix some rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in a cup. When using a cotton swap, dip it in the mixture first before putting it in your ear. You will notice that the wax will remove very easily.

  1. Remove nail polish

Instead of the harmful acetone use some rubbing alcohol to remove your nail polish and keep your nails intact.

  1. Get rid of ingrown hairs

Rub some alcohol on your skin after shaving or waxing to reduce any inflammation and irritation. This will help you to maintain a smooth skin.

  1. Clear your skin

Use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the pores and prevent pimples, and also reduce skin irritation and inflammation.

  1. Cold sores

Using 70% isopropyl alcohol on the affected area can help you get rid of herpes faster.

  1. Hand sanitizer

Mix ½ teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol with 4 oz. of aloe Vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil and you will have your own hand sanitizer gel to kill all the bacteria.