More Uses For ToothPaste

More Uses For ToothPaste

Did You Know?

Ancient Egyptians used a mixture of ox-hoof ash, burned eggshells, myrrh, pumice and water to clean their teeth. It wasn’t until 1850 that a formula we would recognize as toothpaste was developed.  Here are five things I bed you didn’t know you could do with toothpaste:

Prevent Fogged Goggles

Whether you’re woodworking or going skiing or scuba diving, nothing is more frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) than fogged goggles. Prevent the problem by coating the goggles with toothpaste and then wiping them off.

Deodorize Baby Bottles

Well-used baby bottles inevitable pick up a sour-milk smell. However, toothpaste will remove the odour in a jiffy. Just put some on your bottle brush and scrub away. Make sure you rinse off the toothpaste thoroughly.

Clear Up Pimples

When your teenager moans about a prominent pimple, have him or her dab a bit of non-gel, non-whitening toothpaste on the offending spot, and it should be dried up by morning. The toothpaste dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil. This pimple-clearing remedy works best on spots that have come to a head. WARNING: This remedy may be irritating to sensitive skin. Try it on a small area of skin first.

Clean a clothes iron

The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket for scrubbing the gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cool iron, scrub with a cloth, then rinse clean.

Crayon on Painted Walls

So the kiddies decided to express their artistic side all over the walls, huh? No worries. Rub a damp cloth and some toothpaste on your marked-up wall and rinse with a clean wet cloth.

Don’t just use any old toothpaste, especially one containing artificial colors and fluoride.


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