The Miracle Of Vodka…(Pictures & Video)

Vodka!  It’s been around since the early Middle Ages, and although it’s been enjoyed as a popular spirit, it’s also had a long history of usage as a medicine, curing everything from infertility and colic to the plague.  Considering its wide availability and relatively lower levels of toxicity than many of its chemical alternatives….why not consider its other possible uses?

Below I’ve started us off with fifteen potential uses, however, I’m sure some of you ‘professionals’  can add even more.

Okay….before we get started, this guy appearing in “The Vodka Face” will show you how to use vodka the WRONG way!

Now….let’s start doing it the right way.

1.To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka: the stuff dissolves the adhesive.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

13. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

Silly me! Forgot that you can drink the stuff too!


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21 Responses to The Miracle Of Vodka…(Pictures & Video)

  1. THIS is why I read this website. Indispensable. 🙂


  2. Barnslayer says:

    Professionally speaking you can improve on the analgesic properties of vodka by drinking it rather than using it to bathe an aching tooth.


  3. WeeWeed says:

    I’m gonna try the tooth thing after I pour it in my eyes. But, not gonna do it until LSU finishes whippin’ whoever the heck that is. Wish I’d a had that cure a few weeks ago….


  4. Solaratov says:

    And, to make your own vodka……..

    Pour one pint of grain neutral spirits (that would be 197Proof Everclear) into a one-quart bottle.
    Add one pint of distilled water (or non-carbonated spring water of your choice).
    Seal and shake well.
    Put in the back of your closet for 4 to 6 weeks.
    Drink. 😀
    To make Gin, add a half-dozen fresh Juniper berries to the above mix before putting in the back of the closet.
    Strain through fine muslin before drinking. 😀


  5. butchcracker says:

    Can also remove the paint off your car!!!
    Or someones,,,jus saying…..


  6. zmalfoy says:

    In places where everclear is illegal, vodka is the preferred liquid for extracting oils from herbs and other organic materials. (except for vanilla, one generally uses rum or brandy to make vanilla extract)

    For instance, to make limoncello: zest many lemons (that is, peel off only the yellow part, not the white). Put zest in a glass jar (one that has an airtight lid), cover with vodka, shake, and put someplace dark and cool. Shake once a day for a month or two. Strain out the lemon zest, what remains can be poured over ice cream, pound cake, etc.

    if you submerge herbs such as rosemary or lavender, spices like cinnamon or anise, or even ground resins like dragonsblood, copal or frankincense, you will extract the oils that are so fragrant, but also give all the medicinal properties of the thing. This is the first step of spagyrics (herbal alchemy).

    Skittles vodka works on the same principle, In a bottle of vodka, drop a small bags’ worth of a single flavor of vodka. Shake, store. Shake once a day. After some time, some wax will float to the top–skim that off, that’s from the skittles. Add more to make a stronger flavor. After a few weeks, strain through coffee filter.

    Once can also use vodka to help if, like I did one time, you forget to put on gloves before chopping hot peppers, and you get burny-fingers. Submerge fingers in vokda, followed by cold heavy cream (yes, I know, but I swear this works). Repeat between vodka and cream a few times– this will remove the capsaisin and calm your nerves.

    Yeah, many uses for vodka!!


    • Ad rem says:

      Zophie… are truly a font of knowledge! I’m still stunned to find out they actually sell something that’s 190 proof! “Everclear”…..prolly could substitute for embalming fluid as well.


    • stellap says:

      I saw them make limoncello on the show “Extra Virgin” on the Cooking Channel just the other day. I think they strained the liquid off the peel after 30 days into another clean jar and let it stand for another 30 days. It looked delicious!


  7. Menagerie says:

    I request equal time for Jack Daniels. It may not fix a toothache, but you won’t care. I consider it the finest product my former home state has to offer the world. Ah, Tennessee sippin’ whiskey. The first drink my husband ever bought me. Yes, he is a romantic devil of impeccable taste.


  8. ZurichMike says:

    Vodka? You peasants, you! 🙂

    Gin: Hendrick’s. Thank you.


  9. It must be hard to see after all this, lol


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