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Uses for Rubbing Alcohol

With flu season upon us, what better time than now to learn how you can use rubbing alcohol in the home.


Rubbing alcohol is one of those products you should have in a home, especially when the flu season is doing its rounds. A 500ml bottle only costs around R46.00 at your local DisChem and offers many beneficial applications.

Hand Sanitiser

When flu season is around, washing your hands is the healthy way to keep bugs at bay. Make your own hand sanitiser with one part aloe vera gel and three parts rubbing alcohol. Or add some rubbing alcohol to your regular hand wash soap.

Healthy Workplace

Use a cotton bud dipped in rubbing alcohol to gently clean away germs on your keyboard. You can also apply a small dab of rubbing alcohol to a soft cloth to wipe down your phone or other office accessories.

Homemade Air Freshener and Home Sanitiser

Combine 10 - 12 drops of your favourite essential oil with one cup of rubbing alcohol. Decant into a spray bottle and use throughout the home.

Germ-Free Phone

Use a soft cloth and a dab of rubbing alcohol to wipe down your phone. Believe it or not, there's 10 times more germs on your phone than most toilet seats.





Remove Sticky Labels

Did you know that rubbing alcohol removes sticky labels with ease?

Clean and Sanitise Makeup gear

Don't let your brushes, sponges and applicators become clogged with makeup. Simply soak in rubbing alcohol and allow them to air dry. If you do this once a month, you brushes, sponges and applicators will last much longer.

Clean Jewellery

You can also use rubbing alcohol to clean and polish your jewellery, and it's great for sanitising earrings and studs. Let your jewellery soak for a few minutes and then wipe with a soft cloth

Refresh Makeup

Dried out powder or blush can be revitalised by adding a few drops to the compact - or just enough to make a paste. Level it out and leave overnight - the alcohol will evaporate and the powder solid again.

Keep Bed Bugs Away

Spray rubbing alcohol over your mattress, rugs and upholstered furniture - avoiding metal or wood parts - and let dry. Once dry, vacuum the furniture. Do test on furniture and rugs before you spray!



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