Sunday, 30 November 2014


I'm sure the only use of toothpaste many of us probably know is using it to brush our teeth but there are other amazing uses of toothpaste that can save us a lot of money at home. Read on.

  1. Soothe a stinging burn: For minor burns that don’t involve an open wound, toothpaste can deliver temporary cooling relief. Apply it delicately to the affected area immediately after a burn develops; it temporarily relieves the sting and prevents the wound from weeping or opening.
  2.  Decrease the size of a facial blemish: Want to speed up the healing of a zit? Apply a tiny dot of toothpaste to the affected area at night before bed. Wash it off in the morning.
  3.  Clean up your fingernails: Our teeth are made of enamel, and toothpaste is good for them, so it stands to reason that toothpaste would also be good for our fingernails. For cleaner, shinier, and stronger nails, simply scrub the underneath and tops of fingernails with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  4.  Scrub away stinky smells. Garlic, fish, onions and other pungent foods can permeate the skin cells on our hands. Scrubbing hands and fingertips briefly with toothpaste removes all traces of smelly odors.
  5.  Remove stains. Toothpaste can make tough stains on both clothing and carpets disappear. For clothes, apply toothpaste directly to the stain and rub briskly until the spot is gone, then wash as usual. (Note that using a whitening toothpaste on colors can sometimes bleach the fabric.) For carpet stains, apply toothpaste to the stain and scrub it with an abrasive brush, then rinse immediately.
  6.  Remove crayon stains on painted walls: Rub a damp cloth with toothpaste gently on the marked-up wall and watch the crayon marks disappear.
  7.  Make silver jewelry and other silver pieces sparkle: Rub toothpaste onto jewelry and leave overnight. Wipe clean with a soft cloth in the morning. Make diamonds shine by giving them a gentle scrub using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a little water. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of toothpaste. Do not use this method on pearls, as it will damage their finish.
  8.  Remove the burnt crust on irons: For those of you who iron regularly, you may find that after time, the plate of the iron develops a burned crust. The silica in toothpaste gently grinds away this rusty-looking layer.
  9.  Get gum out of hair: apply toothpaste over the stuck gum and rub until the gum breaks down. Clear away excess and then thoroughly wash hair, the gum should be completely removed. 
  10. Remove scratches on leather:Scuff marks and light scratches on leather furniture will disappear when rubbed with a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  11.  Clean your sneakers:Scrub your sneakers with a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush and they’ll come up like new. Remove the laces before scrubbing (you can give them a clean with the toothpaste too). Rinse well with warm water when you’re done and pop them toe-side down in the sun to completely dry.
  12.  Clean and defog your glasses:The tiniest dab of toothpaste polished into your glasses will help cover small scratches and stop them from fogging up in humidity. You can use the same trick on swimming goggles to stop them fogging up under water too.
  13.  Hang a poster:If you’re out of gum, you can use a dab of toothpaste on the corners of a poster to hang it on the wall. It will stay up for ages and when you want to remove it, pull it free and then wipe clear any toothpaste residue.


  1. Haven't I read this somewhere before?

  2. Didn'tknow most of these uses o. Amy baby thank u for this

  3. Goddamnbullshit!!...Who knew toothpaste could be used to polish diamond?....I could try this mehn instead of having to send my jewelries to the store....hehe....Lovely post mamacita!...Hows you dudette?

  4. wow! I only knew about number two o. I must save this page... How are you?

  5. Wow, the wonders of toothpaste! Thanks so very much and happy new month x

  6. Beautiful blog you have here, Amaka...
    Been going through it for a while now... Really different and refreshing... Now I know why you've been MIA at Laila's... Keep it up dear.. You've earned yourself a new follower