Rubbing Alcohol: A Miracle Cleaner

If you’re like most people, you probably have a bottle of rubbing alcohol sitting in your medicine cabinet right now. It’s a great antiseptic, that’s for sure, but did you know it’s great for a lot of other uses, too? Rubbing alcohol is a miracle cleaner. It kills germs and leaves behind a sanitized and clean surface that’s better than most commercial household cleaners. 

Check out the many household uses for rubbing alcohol below. 

Erase Permanent Marker

Turns out permanent marker isn’t as permanent as we thought. Just a dab of rubbing alcohol and a little elbow grease and it disappears as if it never existed. 

Homemade Ice Packs

Rubbing alcohol doesn’t freeze, which makes it the perfect ingredient for homemade ice packs. Combine equal parts rubbing alcohol and water in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. The solution will freeze to a slushy consistency that’s perfect for molding around sore joints. 

Clean Mirrors

Bathroom mirrors collect a host of gunky buildup. To remove it, simply spritz the mirror with rubbing alcohol and wipe clean. It’s also great for removing hairspray from bathroom countertops, too. 

Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances are notorious for showing fingerprints, and they’re a pain to clean. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need any special cleaners to clean and shine your stainless-steel appliances, though. Just use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to remove fingerprints and make them shine.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a must these days, so making your own just makes sense. Combine 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol with 1/3 cup aloe vera gel and place in a convenient dispenser for easy use. 

Degrease Your Kitchen

Greasy buildup is a major problem in most kitchens. Cut through the ick using a sponge soaked in rubbing alcohol. It works quickly and leaves behind a clean scent. 

Homemade Room Deodorizer

Tired of spending a lot of money on air fresheners and room sprays? Stop and make your own. Just combine rubbing alcohol and your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle and voila! Homemade room deodorizer. 

Rubbing alcohol is a great antiseptic, but it’s also a miracle household cleaner, too. Just try one or all the tips listed above to make use of that rubbing alcohol sitting in your medicine cabinet right now.