5 ways to use toothpaste that don’t involve your teeth

The active ingredients in toothpaste can do more than keep your smile bright. Here are a few other benefits of this fluoride-based wonder

Clean the bottom of your iron

After a while, you’re sure to notice a build-up of gunk on your iron – which can be especially annoying when you’re ironing your favourite whites. The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is actually one of the best ways to clean it off. Apply it to a coolish iron, scrub in a circular motion and just rinse it off.

Remove crayon marks from the wall
If you have children, you’ve probably had to remove their creative streaks from the wall. It’s annoying, but inevitable. All you do is put some toothpaste on the wall, get a rag or a scrubbing brush and start scrubbing. The stains will literally disappear. Rinse the wall with water afterwards.

Dispel odours from your hands
Chopping onions, or touching or cleaning something smelly can leave your hands reeking – not pleasant! In the same way that toothpaste deodorises your mouth, it deodorises your hands too. Just wash them with toothpaste in the same way you would with handwash.
5 ways to use toothpaste that don’t involve your teeth
Clean the soles of your sneakers
However dirty your shoes are, they seem 10 times cleaner when the soles are gleaming. It’s like when you turn your face to the sun and feel the warmth through your whole body. All you need to get your shoes looking new is a toothbrush and toothpaste – sound familiar? Use the brush to scrub the soles and simply wipe off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.

Remove pimples
Probably the best one on the list. Apply a little bit of non-gel toothpaste on the pimple and leave it on overnight. The pimple goes down because the toothpaste dehydrates it by absorbing all the oil. But avoid this trick if you have sensitive skin.
Source: Reader’s Digest

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