Rubbing Alcohol Hacks

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10 Minutes

We all know rubbing alcohol is a great disinfectant for first aid, and I found some great other ways to use it in your home too!

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Hand Sanitizer -

Mix together 2 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part Aloe Vera gel.

Place in a container and it's ready to use.

Deodorize & Disinfect Shoes -

Place rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Spray it inside shoes to fight off odors and disinfect them.

Clean Dry Erase Boards -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your white board, and wipe off with a paper towel.

Disinfect and Clean Keyboard -

Make sure your computer is off. Dip a q-tip in rubbing alcohol and rub onto your keys to clean them.

Clean Eye Glasses -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your eye glasses and wipe off with a microfiber cloth.

Clean & Disinfect Phone and Tablets -

Put a little rubbing alcohol onto a microfiber cloth and rub onto the glass of your phone or table to clean and disinfect it.

Reusable & Flexible Ice Pack -

Pour rubbing alcohol into a sealing baggie, and place in your freezer. Alcohol freezes at a much colder temperature than water and this allows your ice pack to get cold but remain flexible. When ready to use, pull it out, put the baggie on a cloth to protect the skin, and place it on the injury. Once you're finished, put it back in the freezer to be used again.

Grease Remover -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your stove top and other surfaces to clean, disinfect, and remove grease.

Disinfect, Clean, and Shine Your Sinks & Faucets -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your sinks and faucets. Wipe off with a paper towel. It'll not only clean disinfect your sinks and faucets, but it'll shine them right up too.

Clean Mirrors & Glass -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto mirrors and glass, then wipe up with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. It'll clean them right up.

Clean and Disinfect Toilets -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your toilet and wipe it up with a paper towel. It'll clean and disinfect your toilet. You can also use it to scrub out the bowl too.

Disinfect Pillows, Beds, and Great Air Freshener -

Place rubbing alcohol into a squirt bottle and add several drops of an essential oil of your choice. This makes a fantastic air fresher, and you can use it on your beds and pillows to disinfect them. You can also do this without the essential oil if you like.

Clean and Disinfect Your Counters -

Spray rubbing alcohol onto your counters and wipe up with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. It's safe for granite!

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  • Mabel Jacobs Mabel Jacobs on Mar 28, 2023

    is the alcohol diluted for doing all the cleaning? use it straight strength from the bottle? or half water and half alcohol? is 70% or 91% better?

  • Madeline Madeline on Mar 28, 2023

    I have glass sliding doors on my walk in shower. When I open,( only 1 opens), the other one is stationary. they cross each other in the center for about 3 ". I have tried & bought so many different brush's, trying to find one that would fit in between where the doors meet. I have tried everything to get that area clean. I've even tried spraying between the doors. Can't find brush thin enough either to get in there. HELP ! Any ideas? Thank you so much !

  • Evy Blake Evy Blake on Mar 30, 2023

    I used alcohol to clean my laptop screen & eventually started noticing layers of the screen fading away. I used a high percentage alcohol, undiluted.

    Could the strength of the alcohol have anything to do it?

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