Isopropyl alcohol is the formal name for rubbing alcohol. Many people know about using rubbing alcohol in the bathroom for disinfecting or medical uses. However, there are so many ways to use rubbing alcohol on a daily basis! .
Isopropyl alcohol in the bathroom
Remove hairspray from mirrors –
It’s amazing how even a quick spritz of hairspray can end up on the bathroom mirror or walls. To get rid of build-up, dampen a cotton pad or cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe away that sticky mess with ease.
Polish sink and chrome –
Once you’ve cleared out your sink, spray rubbing alcohol in it to clean and disinfect it. Use a dry cloth to shine the sink basin as well as the chrome finishes.
Homemade disinfectant –
Mix up one part rubbing alcohol to one part water in a spray bottle, and use it to disinfect hard-to-reach areas in your bathroom. You can use it directly on a cotton pad to clean your earring posts, thermometers, and any other personal items.
Isopropyl alcohol in the kitchen
Stainless steel cleaner –
Add some rubbing alcohol to a soft, non-scratching cloth and wipe down your stainless steel appliances with it, going with the grain. It’s a great way to remove fingerprints, and it dries streak-free.
Sponge and cloth disinfectant –
Saturate your sponge or cloth with rubbing alcohol in a small bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it out completely, and it will be ready to go.
Clean windows –
If you want to keep windows clean and frost-free then isopropyl alcohol can work like magic. To prevent frost from building up on your windows, clean or wash them with ½ cup of rubbing alcohol mixed with 1 quart of freshwater. Remember to polish with newspaper to make them shine and sparkle!
Other unique uses of isopropyl alcohol
Deep clean a dry erase board –
When you’ve left a dry-erase marker on a whiteboard for too long, you know what happens – it converts to permanent marker! Simply spray rubbing alcohol on the board and easily wipe away the marks with a paper towel.
Remove ink and permanent marker stains –
Yes, even permanent marker! If you get ballpoint ink, gel ink, or permanent ink on a garment, soak the area with rubbing alcohol for a few minutes, then blot the stain up with a clean paper towel. Launder according to the garment’s care instructions and repeat as needed.
Treat microfiber sofa stains –
Unlike water which will itself stain the microfiber, rubbing alcohol won’t penetrate the fabric and evaporates quickly, making it ideal for stain fighting. Spray some rubbing alcohol over the stained area and wipe with a clean white cloth. Allow to dry and fluff with a soft brush.
These are just a few uses of isopropyl alcohol for everyday life. Eureka Oxygen carries isopropyl alcohol and we would love to chat about more ways you can use it!