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Toothpaste can have many uses besides cleaning your teeth. In this article we are going to present you some interesting home remedies that include toothpaste and which will help you treat many health conditions.

-Treat acne

Reader’s Digest recommends people to treat acne just by dabbing non-whitening toothpaste on a pimple in the evening. The acne will dry up by the next morning.

-Clean a bathroom sink.

Toothpaste is also an excellent solution for your sink because it functions as a natural abrasive and deodorizer. According to Coupon Sherpa, toothpaste has the ability to shine chrome faucets and rid them of water stains. All you have to do is to rub in a dab of toothpaste and then rinse.

-Make scuffs disappear.

Use toothpaste in order to remove scuff on leather and linoleum. When it comes to leather shoes and purses, you just need to rub the scuff with a soft cloth and rinse with a damp cloth. To clean linoleum, scrub the residue using toothpaste and a dry cloth.

-Deodorize hands.

Cutting garlic or handling fish leaves permanent smell on your hands, and tou are desperate to rid it off. In order to do that, you should apply some toothpaste on your palms because it deodorizes then in the same way it does with your mouth.

-Heal a bruise.

According to Home Remedies Org, in order to treat a bruise, you need to mix toothpaste with lotion and apply it on the affected area before bedtime. After that, cover the bruise loosely and In the morning, rinse it off. Repeat this process until the bruise disappears (2- 3 days).

-Soothe a bug bite.

According to Care 2, people should dab a drop of toothpaste on a bug bite or insect sting in order to soothe the itch and the pain. The best part about this remedy is that works for all sorts of skin issues, from sores to blisters.

-Clean fingernails.

Care 2 also recommends to scrub your nails with a toothpaste on a regular basis and they will become shiner and stronger. Make sure to scrub both under and over the nails.

-Shine silver and brass.

In order to shine your silver, you should use toothpaste. Coupon Sherpa website recommends people to scrub their precious metals lightly with a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste. In the end, rinse the materials thoroughly and polish with a soft cloth.


Not all natural remedies are 100% efficient, not confirmed as such by a medical person. Most of the homemade remedies are supported by a study providing evidence in favor of their efficacy, but we can not guarantee that a certain recipe would help you in treating any other similar health condition Also, we disclaim any responsibility for the content of the web sites we have linked.

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