Toothpaste being squeezed from the tube

Toothpaste – not just for brushing your teeth!

The same toothpaste that you use to clean your teeth can be used for different purposes. Here are 6 ways you can use it in and around your home. Stick to solid white toothpaste as those containing gel often use a dye that can stain some of the things you are trying to clean.

May 8, 2020
Toothpaste being squeezed from the tube
  1. Prevent foggy goggles - apply a thin layer of toothpaste to your swimming goggles or mask, then wipe clean.
  2. Get rid of burn marks on the base of your iron - apply a little toothpaste and gently scrub. It will also remove built-up gunk from hair products on your curling iron or hair straightener.
  3. Stop the itch from insect bites - dab a little toothpaste on the affected area.
  4. Freshen up reusable glass jars and bottles – add warm water and a squeeze of toothpaste to the container, give it a shake and then rinse. It will smell fresh and clean.
  5. Remove crayon marks from walls – put a bit of toothpaste on a damp sponge to remove stray crayon marks from painted walls. Finish by wiping down with a damp cloth and allow the area to air dry.
  6. Make chrome sparkle - smear toothpaste on chrome and polish with a dry cloth to make it shine like new.

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