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Things You Never Knew About Vodka But Always Wanted To Ask!
Vodka is one of those things whose popularity seems to wane and then rebound. It was popular in the 1940s and 50s as the base for the proverbial lunchtime or after work martini. It lost some of its grip in the 70s and 80s, but made a rebound in the 90s with apple martinis and lemon drop martinis. However, with the introduction of flavored vodkas, this ancient drink has taken its place right back at the top of popularity.
As with any party time conversation, the talk usually turns to all the amazing ways you can use vodka besides a cocktail glass. You might have heard some of these stories (cleaning razors?) and wondered if this was really true or if it was simply alcoholinfused talk.
We are going to fill you in on some of the ways you can use vodka that does not necessarily involve dancing like no one is watching. Keep reading for the amazing uses of vodka (the plain, non-flavored type) that you might have wanted to ask about but were too drunk to do so.
1. Super Luscious Hair
No, we are not kidding! This is perhaps the cheapest and easiest way to get some truly luscious locks without even trying! You will dump all those overpriced hair additives down the drain after you try this. All you need to do it to put about six drops of plain, unflavored vodka (go ahead, buy the cheap stuff) in eight ounces of your favorite shampoo. Wash your hair as you normally would. That’s it! When your hair dries, you will notice it has a healthy shine that you never saw before! This is because vodka will clean your hair more effectively than plain shampoo. Vodka rebalances your hair’s natural pH and kills any bacteria that might be hanging around. Try it. Just try it. You will be amazed.
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2. Cleaning Razorblades
Can vodka really do that? Yep. If you have a problem with buildup or rust on your razors, don’t keep changing them out for those expensive refills. Simply kick up the intensity (and extend the life) of your razor by soaking the blade in some vodka. Try soaking overnight, then rinse with hot water. This cleans the blade, removes gunk, and stops rust dead in its tracks.
3. Flowers Love Vodka, Too
You might have heard about a dozen ways to extend the life of cut flowers, such as adding an aspirin to the water or a teaspoon of sugar, but these solutions generally only extend the life of your bouquet by about 24 to 36 hours. For super staying power, add a half dozen drops of vodka to the water. This slows down the decay process by about seven days. This is because the vodka will kill the bacteria that breaks down the fiber of your beautiful flower.
4. Detoxify Your Tootsies
You might have heard talk that drinking vodka will kill just about any bacteria that is living in your body. Well, this is partially true in that vodka will kill bacteria, but only when you use it outside the body, not inside. So while you can’t get rid of the flu with a few Jell-o shots, you can use it to detoxify one of the dirtiest things on your body: Your feet! Human feet are more disgusting than you might imagine, and you can kill all those ugly fungi, bacteria, and other stinky houseguests by adding a tablespoon or two of vodka to your foot soak or simply rubbing some over your tootsies.
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5. Delicious Facial Toner
You can kill the bacteria that leads to pimples and acne by using vodka as a facial toner and cleanser. Now, you need to be careful as vodka is fairly strong stuff. To be sure you won’t have a nasty reaction, first mix two drops of vodka in eight ounces of water. Dab just a bit on the inner part of your forearm and wait about one hour. If everything seems okay, then you can use this same solution to shrink pores, remove excess oil, and balance the pH of your skin. If you should develop a pimple, kill it off by dabbing one drop of pure vodka (apply it with a Q-tip) right on that sucker. Repeat twice a day and that pimple should dry up and disappear within 36 hours.
6. Electronics Or Eyeglass Cleaner
There is nothing like a bit of vodka to really cleanse things like glasses or your electronics. Vodka will evaporate much faster than water. The key here is to not get things too wet. Use a clean towel (microfibers are good for this) and put some on the towel. You don’t want it dripping wet, but it should be a bit more than damp. Rub down the keyboards, monitors, sunglasses, tablets, smart phones, and eyeglasses. The vodka will remove grease, oil, grime, fingerprints, and bacteria in an instant!
Next party you attend, you can show off by telling your friends all the amazing things that vodka can do. Just don’t count on anyone actually remembering what you told them!