15 Surprising Magical Uses for Toothpaste You Don’t Know About

Besides cleaning the teeth, toothpaste has other magic functions. (Image: Nick Harris/Flickr)
Besides cleaning the teeth, toothpaste has other magic functions. (Image: Nick Harris/Flickr)

Do you know that toothpaste not only can be used to brush your teeth, but that it also has many other magical effects?

Here are 15 magical uses for toothpaste in your daily life.

  1. Insect bites
    With mosquito, bee, scorpion, and centipede bites, your skin will feel unbearably itchy. By applying toothpaste over the affected area, you will get relief from the itching.
  2. Scrapes
    If your skin gets scraped, you can lessen the inflammation and stop the bleeding by putting toothpaste on the wound, and then bind it up.
  3. Headaches and motion sickness
    If you have a headache and feel dizzy during a trip, you can coat some toothpaste on your temples. The mint ingredient contained in toothpaste will ease your pain.
  4. Heat rash
    If you suffer heat rash due to hot weather, you can place a little toothpaste on the affected area, and then wash it off with clean water. Itching and heat rash can be eliminated by repeating the process several times.
  5. Blood circulation
    When you are outside in the winter, sometimes the cold may causes your hands and feet to be swollen, itchy, and tender. As long as the swollen area  is not broken, you can use a cloth with a dab of toothpaste to rub it, because the ginger oil and peppermint oil usually contained in toothpaste can relieve the swelling by activating your blood circulation.
  6. Reduce inflammation
    When you have a picnic and get burned by heat, you can also use toothpaste to reduce the inflammation and pain.
  7. Refresh your flashlight
    If your flashlight is used outdoors for too long, its light will get dimmer because its reflecting lens has turned black. You can make it bright as ever by softly rubbing with a gauze and a little toothpaste.
  8. Clean your faucet
    The faucet’s lower part always gets rusty if you don’t clean it regularly. You can clean it very quickly by scrubbing with some toothpaste.
  9. Clear the rust from your iron
    Sometimes a layer of rust coat the bottom of your iron. By placing some toothpaste on the bottom surface and wiping it softly, the rust will disappear.
  10. Clean your silverware
    If silverware is not used for too long, its surface will turn black from oxidation. You can brighten your silverware by wiping it with some toothpaste.
  11. Clear away the fish smell from your hands
    After cleaning fish, the smell left on your hands is always very hard to remove. By washing your hands with soap first and then repeatedly scrubbing with toothpaste, you can get rid of the smell.
  12. Fix small scratches on glass 
    The small scratches on your watch surface can be removed by applying a little toothpaste on its surface, followed by repeatedly rubbing with a soft cloth.
  13. Clean kid’s crayon graffiti
    Kid’s crayon graffiti can be wiped off using a damp cloth with some toothpaste.
  14. Sweat stains 
    People sweat a lot in summer. Sweat stains on the collar and cuffs are extremely hard to get rid off. By applying a little toothpaste on the stains and rubbing repeatedly, sweat stains can be removed.
  15. Stain-free porcelain.
    Toothpaste can remove residual stains caused by tea or coffee from porcelain cups.

Research by Joseph & Lulu


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