Vodka is not just a drink people pour into a shot glass. Since 11th century, people have used vodka for medicinal purposes. 16th century herbalists also believed that vodka aids fertility and lust. This top 10 list examines the 10 most popular usages of vodka today.
Screw-drivers, sex on the beach, you name it. There are so many popular drinks that mix vodka inside. In fact, some Europeans love to drink a shot of vodka straight up with a lemon to smoothen the taste.
2. Remove Band-Aid:
You no longer have to suffer the pain of removing a Band-Aid that is stuck to your skin. You can use alcohol to remove the adhesive. The Band-Aid will come off easily.
3. Dry cold sores:
Open and wet cold sores are problematic. They prevent you from kissing others or sharing used utensils. If you apply vodka to a cue tip and apply it to a cold sore, you will dry it. A dry cold sore is less infective than an open cold sore.
4. Cleaning wounds:
Many use sterile pads and rubbing alcohol to clean wounds. If you do not have the two, vodka works as well. In fact, sterile pads and rubbing alcohol contain vodka ingredients inside. The effect may sting.
5. Cure feet odor:
Washing feet in vodka is an effective way to regulate foot odors. Green tea extracts can help eliminate sweating.
6. Remove Poison Ivy:
If you touched a wildlife which has poison ivy, there is a way to remove it. The oil can be removed with the application of vodka.
Razors may not cut well after certain number of usages. To prolong the life of a razor fill a cup with vodka. Put the razor inside the glass and let it soak after each shaving. This may be expensive but will prevent rusting.
8. Clean Pores:
My girlfriend who is a nurse told me that vodka cleans out pores. It is recommended that you apply vodka to a cotton ball/pad and rub it on your face as a cleanser.
9. Treat Dandruff:
Many of us do suffer through excessive dandruff. It is annoying to have small white pieces fall off your head and into your food. The best treatment for dandruff is vodka mixed with crushed rosemary. Many websites advise people to let it still for 2 days, at which point you strain it through a coffee filter. You can than massage the solution onto your head.
10. Freshen Clothes:
If you spray vodka on clothes and leave it to air dry you may get fresher clothes. This is one belief that I thought would be interesting to add.