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17 brilliant uses for toothpaste… that don’t involve your teeth!




Toothpaste is such a common object in our house that we can often forget how useful it can be – it isn’t just a teeth cleaner!

It’s actually an awesome cleaning aid, as well as a stand in for creams, beauty products and other expensive pastes.

Here’s some of our favourite ways to use toothpaste, do you have any others to add?

1. Clean your iron
Irons get built up grime over time, so to clean them, use a non-gel toothpaste to gently remove the gunk. Make sure the iron is cool and turned off at the power point. Wipe off and polish.

2. Polish your diamond rings
Who needs expensive ring cleaners when you have toothpaste? Simply put it on a brush, rub gently and wipe off.

3. Remove ink or lipstick stains
Everyone dreads having to remove lipstick or ink from their shirts but it does happen from time to time. An effective way to remove the stain is to rub whitening toothpaste on the stain and then rinse and pop into the wash with stain remover as normal.

4. Prevent foggy mirrors
We all love a hot shower but it can be frustrating trying to see yourself in the mirror when it keeps fogging up. To prevent this, all you need to do is coat the mirror with toothpaste and wipe it off.

5. Shine bathroom and kitchen stainless
Don’t waste money on a special stainless steel cleaner – you have one in your bathroom already. Polish the paste on with a dry cloth and wipe away to reveal shiny steel!

6. Clean headlights
If you’ve noticed your headlights are a bit dim, it could be because they are really dirty. They’re outside all day so they should get as much attention as the rest of the car. Remove the covers and rub the dirt off with a basic, home brand toothpaste. The cheaper the better as the more expensive ones can leave streaks.

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