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Published April 23rd 2015

Toothpaste. It's just for cleaning teeth, right? Well, turns out you can clean more than just your teeth with toothpaste! In fact, toothpaste also can be used for cosmetic and even healing purposes. Don't believe me? Read on to learn about 5 bizarre uses for toothpaste. And by the way, these uses refer to the white pasty toothpaste, not the gel!

Stain Remover
You can use toothpaste to remove a wide range of stains. You can scrub a carpet stain with toothpaste and an abrasive brush, then rinse thoroughly with water to remove the stain (you may have to do this more than once for tough stains).

You can remove crayon stains from painted walls by rubbing toothpaste on a damp cloth over the stain, and then rinsing with a clean wet cloth.

Toothpaste can also be used to remove some stains from materials like cotton, but be careful, it doesn't work for all fabrics.

Cleaning Product
Toothpaste is a great product to use for tricky household cleaning chores. You can use toothpaste to clean darkened piano keys by scrubbing with toothpaste and a toothbrush (just be sure not to use the toothbrush in your mouth afterwards!), then wipe dry.
You can use toothpaste's abrasive qualities it to clean the plate and bottom edge of the iron.

You can even use it as a jewellery cleaner, to shine up dull jewellery. Just use a dab of toothpaste on a soft toothbrush, scrub lightly, rinse and then polish your jewellery dry with a soft cloth. Look, shiny!

In the same way, you can even use it to polish your taps!

Toothpaste's ability to make things smell nice doesn't end with just your mouth. You can use toothpaste to fix a variety of smelly situations; from stinky sinks to smelly fingers from cutting onions, garlic or fish. Just wash your hands with a little toothpaste - it will even clean your nails too!

Another great deodorising trick is to use toothpaste when washing baby bottles to remove that gross sour milk smell. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly with water.

Bee Sting Ointment
If you're ever stung by a bee, a dab of toothpaste over the wound will help to soothe it, and reduce the pain.

In a similar way, you can use toothpaste on your pimples; just dab some on when you go to bed and wash off in the morning with water. You'll find the toothpaste has dried out your blemishes.

Bathroom Mirror Defogger
Nothing is more annoying in the morning rush than a fogged mirror when you're trying to get your make-up on, or fix your hair. To avoid this problem, simply place a small amount of toothpaste on a cloth and wipe over the mirror, then wipe clean.

In the same way, you can use toothpaste inside goggles or a swimming mask to help prevent fog. Just rub a little toothpaste inside and then rinse them clean. Be careful, however, as toothpaste could damage any special coatings your goggles/masks may have.

So there you have it. 5 Bizarre uses for toothpaste.
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I will have to try your toothpaste in the snorkel mask and see if it works for any length of time.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4155) 1858 days ago
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