7 Surprising Uses for Vodka

October 5, 2018



Vodka has a lot more uses than getting you tipsy. with that in mind, Mental Floss has compiled a list of seven other uses for the popular hard liquor. Here they are:

All-purpose cleaner. Vodka in a spray bottle can tackle everything from windows and mirrors to countertops and cabinets.

Deodorizer. A spritz of vodka on your clothing can actually help freshen you up as it kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot. 

Mold and mildew remover. The cheaper the bottle, the less filtered it’s likely to be, which is good news when it comes to killing mold.

Insect repellent. Just make sure it’s not a flavored (sugary) kind.

Weed killer. The alcohol breaks down the waxy cuticle covering on leaves, leaving them susceptible to dehydration in sunlight.

Flower life-extender. Adding some vodka in with water can help flowers stay fresher longer, most likely as a result of inhibiting ethylene production. 

Dandruff remover. Vodka has a low pH level and is naturally acidic, which when added to conditioner can help maintain and lower a high pH level found in the hair.