10 Unique And Never Heard Before Uses For Toothpaste


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10 Unique And Never Heard Before Uses For Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of the important things that we use on a daily basis to keep our precious white teeth clean and clear. But do you know besides this it also has some unheard uses? Well, if you just have a look at some of the unique and unconventional uses of this wonder product of our lives, you will definitely be amazed.

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So, here are some of the most unusual uses for toothpaste that does not involve your teeth.

#1. Use as hair gel

Toothpaste uses

Yes, you read it right; toothpaste makes a really good hair gel. It contains the water-soluble polymers that are commonly found in hair gels. Just squeeze a tiny amount of gel toothpaste in a bowl and add about 50 ml of water to it, and stir it for a while to completely dissolve the toothpaste. Then use this mixture the same way you would use your hair gel. But remember, you must wash off your hair by the end of the day to ensure that the residue does not build up in your hair.

#2. Get rid of that zit

Toothpaste uses

Toothpaste provides a common solution to your everyday skin problems. To get rid of a pimple, simply apply menthol toothpaste and keep it on for a few minutes. Wash it off to see that your pimple has completely dried out. Always remember to hydrate your skin afterwards with some moisturising lotion.

#3. Soothe those bruises and bug bites

Toothpaste uses

To get rid of that unsightly bruise, apply a mixture of toothpaste and a skin lotion, and cover it up with a band-aid. Do this for about two to three days and you will be surprised to see how soon your wound disappears.You can soothe a mosquito bite by applying some toothpaste over the itching skin. Not just this, toothpaste can even be used to heal a few mild burns.

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#4. Polish your nails

Toothpaste uses

Want to get that natural shine on your finger or toe nails, but you realise you are out of enamel? Well, here also toothpaste comes to your rescue. Take a small amount of toothpaste and buff your nails with it, using a soft brush. Whitening toothpastes can also help to get rid of those ugly tinges that you get on your nails after extensive use of nail paint.

#5. Make your jewellery sparkle

Toothpaste uses

Has your diamond ring lost all its lustre? Then get its sparkle back by cleaning it with toothpaste and a damp cloth. You can also use toothpaste to bring back shine on your silver. Rub some toothpaste on them with your hand. Wait for the toothpaste to dry and wash it off with some water. If you are still unhappy with the result, then you can leave the toothpaste on it overnight. Later, polish your silver with a soft cloth to make them dazzle.

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#6. Make carpet stains disappear

Toothpaste uses

Did someone spill coffee on your beautiful carpet? Fear not! Just squeeze some toothpaste directly on to the carpet and scrub it with a brush. Rinse it with a little water and see if the stain has disappeared.

#7. Clean your leather

Toothpaste uses

Want to clean your leather purses, your shoes or soles of your sneakers? Here is a simple solution. Dab some non-gel toothpaste on the leather surface and rub it with a soft cloth or a soft bristle toothbrush. After you are done, clean off the surface with a damp cloth.

#8. Defog that mirror

Toothpaste uses

Don’t you just hate it when your mirror gets all fogged up after you take a long, luxurious shower? Well, you can avoid it by rubbing some toothpaste all over your mirror and wiping it off with a dry cloth, before you go for the shower.

#9. Clean the floor and the walls

Toothpaste uses

Now, there is no need to get all worked up if your child has used your clean wall or floor as a canvas for his masterpiece. Gently rub over the drawing with some toothpaste and damp cloth to make it disappear. 

#10. Clean your mobile screen

Toothpaste uses

Here is an inexpensive way to get rid of the scratches on your cell phone! Just squeeze some toothpaste on a cotton bud and gently rub it on your phone screen in small circular motions. After sometime, remove the toothpaste with a damp cloth and your screen will be as good as new. Remember to switch off your phone while cleaning the screen, and do not use a gel toothpaste.

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Now you know that toothpaste has many surprising and unique uses. So, how about giving some of these a try?