38 Creative Uses for Toothpaste

TheOrganisedMum.co.uk | 38 Uses for ToothpasteI love to replace expensive products with a cheaper one. You may have already seen my 20+ Uses For Vinegar article. Today I’m focusing on uses for toothpaste. I recommend non-gel toothpastes.

  1. Hang Pictures – Dab a spot of toothpaste on the back of a picture frame or mirror that you wish to hang. Then place the picture or mirror against the wall. Hammer the nail in where the dot of toothpaste appears!
  2. Stay Fog Free – Smear toothpaste on the inside of your goggles, then wipe clean before swimming. They should stay fog free.
  3. As a Hole Filler – Not got any polyfiller? Use toothpaste in the hole, scrape off the excess to make it even and leave to dry.
  4. Clean Jewellery – Put a small dab of toothpaste on an old toothbrush and rub on to your ring. Then rinse clean. It should sparkle.
  5. Carpet Stains – Apply to carpet, scrub and rinse.
  6. Cleaning Baby Bottles– Put some toothpaste on the washing up brush and clean. Rinse very well. This will help remove any sour milk smell.
  7. As a Temporary Adhesive – To hold posters and pictures on a wall, apply a bit at the back as you would Blu-tac. Do NOT use it on special posters and photos as it can damage the print after a long period of time.
  8. Cleaning Silver Cutlery – Apply to toothpaste, scrub and rinse. It really brings back the shine to the dullest silverware
  9. Shirt Collars – Apply with a toothbrush, scrub, rinse and then wash as usual.
  10. Removing Crayon From Painted Walls – Apply a bit of toothpaste to the mark, rub well and rinse
  11. Watermarks On Furniture – Rub non-gel toothpaste on to the wood gently. Wipe it off with a damp rag and leave to dry.
  12. Cleaning Chrome – Apply to the chrome item, rub gently and then rinse. Sparkly chrome!
  13. Cleaning Computer Keyboard – Use a baking soda based toothpaste. Apply to keys, let dry and remove with a damp cloth. Be careful.
  14. Stain Removal on Clothes – Rub a bit of non-gel toothpaste on to the mark, rub well and rinse.
  15. Mobile Phone Screens – Is yours scratched? Apply toothpaste, rub over scratch and remove with a damp cloth and dry.
  16. Cleaning Leather – Apply to leather shoes etc with a soft cloth and then rinse.
  17. Cleaning Lino – Got scratches on your linoleum? Apply toothpaste to the scratch, rub and rinse.
  18. Cleaning Shoes – You know those white parts of the sole and toes that get grubby? Apply toothpaste, scrub and rinse.
  19. Bruises – Use a combination of skin lotion and toothpaste. Apply to the bruise and cover with a bandage. Remove in the morning. This may need to be done 2 or 3 nights running.
  20. Cleaning the Bath – Use toothpaste on the water marks on the bath. Rinse.
  21. Refrigerator seals – Use toothpaste on an old toothbrush to clean the seal. The toothbrush is great to get in that small area.
  22. Shower Doors – Apply to the doors with a damp sponge and clean in the usual manner. Rinse well.
  23. Soothing Light Burns – Apparently Eucalyptus is a natural ingredient of toothpastes (check first) Do NOT apply to open wounds and always seek medical help after.
  24. Insect Bites – see above
  25. Hair Styling – This one seems extreme but apparently this works as a gel substitute. Also I’ve been told it holds baby bows in place if they don’t have much hair!
  26. Cleaning Car Lights – Have your lights turned into a place where flies go to die? Apply toothpaste to a wet cloth or sponge and scrub clean. Rinse.
  27. Cleaning Finger Nails – Apply some to a toothbrush and treat them like teeth! Rinse well and look at the shine.
  28. Scratches on DVDs and CDs – Rub a small bit of toothpaste on the scratch to even it out.
  29. Scratches on Drinking Glasses – Try the above for this too.
  30. Cleaning Hands – This isn’t meant as a soap but to get rid of the smell of oil etc from your hands. Use a blob of toothpaste and rinse well.
  31. Watch Scratches – As with CDs, rub some toothpaste on to the scratch and then wipe off.
  32. Helping Spots – Apply a small amount to a blemish and rinse after a few hours or overnight. Use caution.
  33. Cleaning Diamonds – Lucky enough to have a diamond ring? Rub a small bit of non-gel toothpaste on to the diamond, rub softly and rinse.
  34. Cleaning Piano Keys – Wipe toothpaste on to the white piano keys before rinsing with a damp cloth.
  35. Cleaning an Iron – Non-gel toothpaste has a mild abrasive in it which gets rid of that lime scale that can form on your iron. Apply with a cloth and rinse well.
  36. Love Bites – This one is a bit of a rumour that flew around school when I was a teen. Apply to the love bite straight away and then remove with warm water after it begins to tingle. I haven’t personally tried that one!
  37. Patio Furniture – Get rid of that green that appears over time. Scrub with toothpaste and rinse.
  38. Cleaning Teeth – Heehee!

Do you have any more uses for toothpaste? Please share them with me. 🙂

 

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