Great Uses for Toothpaste

uses for toothpasteSometimes we wind up with a lot of tubes of toothpaste. For our family, we kept getting free samples in the mail. And then we would purchase one, perhaps a new flavor, and nobody would really like it. So I began researching ways to use toothpaste for other things besides just brushing my teeth.

Burns
Toothpaste is awesome on a burn. It helps relieve the burning feeling, and it’s like an instant cool. Do not use on open blisters or bad burns.

Polisher
You can use toothpaste as a silver polisher. It also works to help get scratches off CD’s and other plastic like surfaces.

Bug Bites & Bee Stings
Spread a little over either of these and you’ll feel soothed and no itches. Mosquito’s, Fleabites and Ant bites work especially well.

Crayon Marks
Children color on the walls? Rub the marks with some toothpaste and a damp rag, then wipe clean.

Spackle
You can use it as you would normal Spackle to fill in nail holes, etc. in your walls.

Acne
Be very careful when using this. It DOES work! Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, wake up and it’s gone. Do not do this on extremely acne prone faces, as over time it will toughen the skin and turn it a rough look. But using it occasionally works great! Please read this article if you choose to use toothpaste as an acne treatment.

Jewelry
Clean your jewelry with a little toothpaste. Let it set over night and then wash it off. Do not use on pearls.

Shoes
You can clean leather shoes with toothpaste by squirting on a little bit where the shoe is scuffed. Then rub with a soft cloth. Wipe it all clean with a damp cloth.

Kitchen Deodorizer
Oddly, this miracle paste works to eliminate the horrible sour milk smells that we find in baby bottles, water bottles and glasses that have sat for too long. Just clean the inside of the effected item with toothpaste, and rinse.

Fog/Steam
It works on goggles, mirrors, windows. Just wipe it on, clean it off and the next time the fog comes, it won’t be nearly as bad!

I’m sure there are many other uses for toothpaste. I’ve tried all of these I’ve listed and they all work great.

Anything you do with toothpaste?

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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