There are a whole lotta people out there who love vodka (me!). And why not? It’s refreshing when cold, and delightful when chased with a pickle (try it).
You can mix it with a lot of different things to concoct a tasty cocktail: OJ, tomato juice, soda, etc. But there’s more you can do with vodka than just pour it down your gullet.
Here are 5 more things you can do with the clear, alc*holic favorite.
1. Use it as a cleaner
Vodka is a natural disinfectant (I mean, it is pretty strong when you drink it straight) and it can be used an all-purpose cleaner when you run out of Windex. Mirror, countertops, cabinets, give it a shot!
No, not that kind of shot…
Vodka can kill odor-causing bacteria with just a light spritz. So next time your favorite sweatshirt, pants, or dress shirt is getting kind of funky, spray a little bit of the booze on there and you’ll spruce it up immediately.
Bonus: You can use it to prevent sweat stains from setting. This is a classic costumer secret, used backstage in theaters everywhere.
3. Insect repellant
Warning: do not use flavored or sugary vodka for this. But regular unflavored vodka can help keep away mosquitoes if you give yourself a little splash from a spray bottle.
If you don’t want to smell like a drunk bum in an alley, mix the clear stuff with any number of nice smelling things for a sweet little insect repellant recipe.
4. Weed killer
With the help of that beautiful old sun, vodka can help kill those pesky weeds in your yard and your garden. According to Reader’s Digest, mix one ounce of vodka with two cups of water and a few drops of dish soap and spray on weeds at midday when weeds are in direct sunlight. The vodka will break down the waxy cuticle on the leaves, and your annoying weeds will dehydrate in the sun.
5. Hair care
Vodka is naturally acidic and has a low pH level, so when added to conditioner it will help reduce frizz. If you add a little vodka to your shampoo bottle, it can also help relieve an itchy scalp and unsightly dandruff.
So now you know what you need to do: buy one nice bottle for consumption and one cheap for all your other needs. Yay vodka!