Like many things in our homes, toothpaste is not just for brushing our teeth and taking care of our oral health, it has a number of fantastic uses that will save you money on other areas of your home.

Check out six unexpected (and genius) uses for toothpaste in your house that you would never have imagined before. Try them!

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Whiten your nails: If you are a fan of painting your nails in different colors like red, purple, orange or blue, it's possible that after removing the paint you will look like you murdered someone or like you're from another planet. To remove stains from the nails and the fingers immerse them in a bowl with a little toothpaste. The stains will come out right away!

Remove hair dye stains: If you usually don't go to a salon and dye your own hair, it's likely that occasionally your ears, neck, fingers or face get stained with the dye you applied. You can remove it quickly and super easily with a little toothpaste on a washcloth and water.

Removes lipstick stains: Did you drop your favorite lipstick and spotted your favorite skirt? Or a friend just painted you by accident while you were giving her a loving embrace? Don't freak out. Apply a little bit of toothpaste on the stain and rub vigorously. Rinse with warm water and repeat the procedure. Sometimes it may be easier or harder depending on the brand of lipstick, the color and the kind of fabric that was stained.

Mosquito bites: It's summer and the mosquitoes attack mercilessly. If you were another victim, apply a little toothpaste on the affected area to stop the itch.

Remove odors: If your challenge this month was to make an elegant dinner for your family and you spent all afternoon chopping garlic, onions and cilantro, your hands will probably tell on you from meters away. To prevent the smell from impregnating your fingers, spread a little toothpaste and wash your hands. The aroma will be eliminated super quickly.

Clean your jewelry: If some of your necklaces, earrings and rings are stored since the nineties, they are likely to look a bit rusty and dull. Apply some toothpaste and brush the material with a toothbrush. It will seem like you bought them yesterday!

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sophi...

I had no idea toothpaste could be used for all these things!

Poodles

I use it on my jewelry.  I will try the other ideas.  Thanks!

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