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10 Unexpected Ways to Use Vodka

10 unexpected ways to use vodka, according to Cosmopolitan.

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    10 Unexpected Ways to Use Vodka, according to Cosmopolitan.

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    #1: Treat poison ivy. Pour vodka on the area of skin that's come into contact with poison ivy right away to avoid an uncomfortable reaction. The alcohol will wash away the urushiol oil from the plant, which causes the itchiness.

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    #2: Freshen laundry. Keep your clothes smelling fresher by spritzing vodka on and air-drying them.

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    #3: Shine your fixtures. Use a cloth to shine chrome, glass, and porcelain fixtures with vodka.

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    #4: Preserve flowers. Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to water to help keep flowers fresh longer.

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    #5: Repel insects. Pour vodka in a spray bottle and use it to repel insects.

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    #6: Soothe jellyfish stings. Vodka can disinfect and help alleviate some pain brought on by a jellyfish sting.

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    #7: Get great, shiny hair. Add a little bit of vodka to your shampoo to get shiny hair.

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    #8: Clean away mold. Fill a spray bottle with vodka, spritz over mold and let sit 15 minutes. Then scrub the mold away!

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    #9: Make a soothing lavender tincture. Use a mixture of lavender and vodka to soothe aches and pains.

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    #10: Ease a toothache. Swishing a shot of vodka over an infected area in your mouth can help disinfect and numb some of the pain in your gums.

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