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Toothpaste, and so much more

17th April 2013 Print

Toothpaste: brush onto your teeth and it whitens, brightens, removes stains, protects enamel and leaves you with minty fresh breath. Quite the positive effect on your pearly whites. If that isn’t enough there is so much more to a tube of minty white paste…. giving a whole new meaning to multi-use, a tube of cavity fighting, breath freshening wonder can tackle so many common every day problems, in an inexpensive way… 

1. De-Tango

Getting ready for a night out, the all important fake tan is being applied to give yourself the bronzed goddess look. But distractions and a little too much wine have left your hands and feet stained and looking very tangoed. Prevent the oompa loompa look by rubbing toothpaste briskly into the offending stains and you’ll be surprised at how quickly the discoloration fades.

A bonus is that when toothpaste is applied to nail it leaves them cleaner, shinier and stronger!

2. Spot Free

Want to speed up the healing of a zit? Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the affected area before you go to bed. Overnight the toothpaste will have worked it’s magic and reduced redness and swelling in the spot. Wash off in the morning and feel happier to face the day ahead!

3. Tame That Mane

Sick of stray hairs coming free and leaving you looking dishevelled? Gel toothpastes contain the same water-soluble polymers that many hair gels are made of and can be applied to hair to keep in place!

4. Sparkling Jewellery

Leave silver jewellery overnight that has been rubbed with toothpaste, wipe clean in the morning and watch it dazzle and shine as if brand new!

5. Music to our ears!

Got a scratched CD or DVD? (this only works on small scratches) Apply a thin coating of toothpaste to the disc and rub gently, then rinse clean – hey presto, a working, scratch free CD!

6. Bug Off!

Place toothpaste onto an itchy bug bite and swelling will be reduced as well as the sensation to itch! When applied to a sore or blister, the toothpaste dries them up and the wound will heal faster. It will also soothe a stinging burn and prevent it weeping by providing temporary cooling relief to a minor burn where there is no open wound.

7. Stain Remover 

Toothpaste can make tough stains on both clothing and carpets disappear! For clothes, apply toothpaste directly to the stain and rub briskly until it has disappeared, then wash as usual. For carpet stains, apply to the stain and scrub it with an abrasive brush, then rinse immediately.

Recommended toothpaste

New and improved Jason Powersmile all natural whitening toothpaste.

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