Alcohol has a myriad of uses; it is a substantial ingredient in many cosmetic products and as well as used as a disinfectant and in adhesive substances. However, its use is very wide since it can be used against bed bugs, and for that reason rub alcohol and your bed bugs will be destroyed. Spray it over the mattress and pillows, and after several times, your bed will be free of these pests.
There are still more uses like:
Cold Sores treatment
Approximately 85% of the world population carries the herpes virus, yet only small part of them gets easily free of them. If you have this condition, apply 70% isopropyl alcohol on the afflicted area and the cold sores will vanish soon.
Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs
Just put some rubbing alcohol on the armpits and bikini area after shaving process, in this way you will eliminate ingrown hairs, and treat irritations.
Pour rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and include in it several drops of lavender oil. Spray this solution onto the scalp, and then comb the hair to remove the dead lice.
Many acne products contain benzyl peroxide. On the other hand, rubbing alcohol can offer powerful anti-inflammatory effects which soothe the affected skin, disinfect pimples, and prevent the occurrence of acne. Just apply it on the affected skin area and solve this annoying skin issue.
Clean Your Ears
The most common method for cleaning ears is cotton swabs; however they push the earwax deeper into the ear canal. Because of that, use the following mixture consisted of some rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. Soak a cotton swab in the solution, and drop it into your ears and the earwax will come out on its own.
You can remove bad odor from the armpits if you rub some alcohol on them. However, be aware that long exposure to alcohol can lead to skin irritations.
Prepare a mixture of water and alcohol in 2:1 ratio, and then store it in a sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for an hour. You can use it as an ice pack, or to cool your meals when outdoors.
Remove Nail Polish
Most of the nail polish removers are loaded in harmful chemicals which can damage the nails. Therefore, use rubbing alcohol as an alternative to chemical acetone.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
You can make your own hand sanitizer; just mix half a tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol, several drops of tea tree oil, and 4 ounces of Aloe Vera gel.