15 Uses For Vodka

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Funny, I thought there was only the obvious one.

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and backas a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

13. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

But who really wants to waste all that vodka by being practical with it?


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18 Responses to “15 Uses For Vodka”
  1. big says:

    I love Vodka so much. I Drink it everyday.

  2. I prefer the more traditional use of vodka…drinking it. LOL:))

  3. Worthington says:

    Sorry to burst any bubbles, but even the Mythbusters have confirmed that some of these aren’t true (http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2006/04/episode_50_bullets_fired_up_vo_1.html):
    - Bees and Wasps won’t die when sprayed with vodka
    - Poison Ivy/Oak/etc’s Urushiol won’t be affected by vodka (perhaps if you wash the area before it chemically binds to your skin it might, but at that point you might as well use water).
    - Bandages aren’t removed “painlessly” but it possibly does help *reduce* the pain somewhat (I suppose it depends on the adhesive).

    The good news is that it can still work as a disinfectant, and although your feet might smell of vodka it can reduce smells as well. Finally, it apparently does relieve Jellyfish stings (although I am unsure about the venom itself, the pain is apparently dulled).

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Polkablues says:

    Of course, before applying vodka to the bandage, you want to be DAMN sure the wound is completely healed. Otherwise, “painless” would not be the word to describe it.

  6. Alex says:

    Interesting facts, but the classic one – drinking – is much attractive :)

  7. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Some days Vodka is my only reason for getting up in the morning…

  8. Anonymous says:

    It certainly makes the days worthwhile..

  9. emilyfate says:

    Vodka is also used by Theatrical Costumers as a non scented fabric freshener. It works on shoes and clothing by killing the smell but not covering it. (just dilute some vodka in a spray bottle with water).

  10. Bubba says:

    “5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.”

    I guess that means my vomit is self-cleaning…

  11. Lpipe says:

    cheers to vodka the best drink *gulping down some right now*

  12. Haha! This is genius.

    I would never have thought of some of these. I’m in the theatre myself and never knew about the Costumers secret of using vodka to kill odours.

    Thanks for the great post.


  13. To treat an earache put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let set for a few minutes. Then drain. The vodka will kill the bacteria that are causing pain in your ear.

  14. Natasha says:

    I am from Russia, so, too, am very fond of vodka, of course reasonable Number)))

  15. Brandon says:

    The myth here about Vodka killing Bees and wasps is False.


    It was tested by Mythbusters and even spraying the Vodka directly on the bees did not phase them. Once their wings got wet, they stopped flying. Shortly after though, they were right back at it.

  16. Dermatend says:

    drinking vodka…its good for health…myself dink vodka once a week I follow this tradition….

  17. some people says men should not drink vodka.Is this true?

  18. Ruski/ Русский says:

    Vodkfa is the perfect disinfecting fluid. And drinking vodka is much better than Prosak/ Fluoxetine relaxes your nerves

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