Ah, vodka. The Sex and the City girls always enjoyed a glass or two.
It can bring out the good, the bad and the very ugly.
But it's not hard to see why it's one of the most popular alcoholic drinks around the world – it's very neutral, has no harsh smells, and mixes well with many other drinks.
However, vodka can be used for many other things other than getting sloshed… Shocker!
It can actually be used for medical reasons, hygienic uses, and cleaning solutions around the house too.
Treat a tooth ache
When you start having a tooth ache, pour some vodka on a small cotton ball and put it on the gums around your sore tooth. After a few minutes it will start to alleviate the pain.
Mix a shot glass of vodka with a glass of water and use it to rinse out your hair after washing it with your normal shampoo. This prevents any left over shampoo or dead skin from building up.
Use as a mouthwash
Vodka is a great disinfectant and brilliant for killing odours too. Combine vodka with water and add a few teaspoons of cinnamon to create a refreshing mouthwash.
Vodka is actually an extremely effective bug repellent. Just pour some into a spray bottle and keep it with you on holidays to warn all the nasty flies away.
Cure jellyfish sting
Instead of going through the clichéd "should I pee on my friend's leg" inner monologue, the next time someone gets stung by a jellyfish try putting vodka on it. It will sooth the sting within 10-20 minutes.
Use as a deodorant
Feeling a bit sticky but have no deodorant on hand? A few squirts of vodka from a spray bottle will do away with any bad odours.
Keep your razor in it
The main reason why razors become so dull so quickly is because small amounts of hair, water and shaving cream are left on the blades after every use. Next time, soak your razor in a cup of vodka, it will totally clean out your blade and disinfect it for your next use.
Another product that relies primarily on alcohol for its effectiveness is your average window cleaner. Swap it with vodka and it will do just as good of a job.
Clean mould or grease
Greasy dishes or a grubby bathroom? Use vodka and a sturdy brush to remove the dirt easily. For dishes, leave them soaking for about 5 minutes and they will appear as good as new.
Stop clothes from fading
Sometimes dark clothes fade, and the worst thing is they will fade in some places and not in others. To help protect your clothes from this, mix vodka and lavender and spray onto your clothes. They will never fade again – and smell great too.