Make a Flaky Pie Crust Using Vodka from 10 Weird Ways to Use Vodka (Slideshow)

10 Weird Ways to Use Vodka (Slideshow)

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The spirit is not only delicious, but it’s also pretty functional

Add Vodka to Your Shampoo

Putting vodka in your shampoo will help to reduce residue buildup, help to clean your hair more thoroughly, and stimulate growth. Put 1 tablespoon of vodka into your bottle of shampoo and you might be thrilled with your results!

Soothe Poison Ivy with Vodka

The Mayo Clinic reported that the "poison ivy rash is caused by a sensitivity to an oily resin called urushiol," but it also turns out that urushiol is also water-soluble and rubbing some vodka on the affected area right after exposure might in fact soothe the rash. 

Heal a Jellyfish Sting with Vodka

In episode 68 of MythBusters, the guys declared that vodka could actually help heal a jellyfish sting almost as much as the other warm-water-based solutions. We don’t recommend you go try this yourself, but if you’re ever caught in the waves with a jelly, make sure you brought a little vodka to the beach.

Kill Your Weeds with Vodka

This Old House reported that mixing 1 ounce of vodka, a few drops of liquid dish soap, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle will remove a weed’s waxy coating, and dry them out.

Shrink Your Pores with Vodka

Vodka contains alcohol, which is an astringent. By adding a little vodka to your nightly face wash, you could drastically reduce your pores. 

Make a Flaky Pie Crust Using Vodka

According to Christopher Kimball of Cooks Illustrated, the secret ingredient to make your pie crust flaky is vodka! 

Clean Your Jewelry with Vodka

According to Reader’s Digest, a few drops of vodka will clean any kind of glass or jewelry with crystalline gemstones. The alcohol in vodka is great for disintegrating dirt and cleaning crevices of diamonds and gems. 

Freshen Your Laundry with Vodka

Vodka disinfects and doesn’t leave an odor. Spraying vodka on clothing and hanging it in the open air is a quick fix when you don’t have time to do a whole load of laundry.

Repel Insects Using Vodka

Vodka that is not flavored or sugar-based is a great way to repel insects when it’s added to a spray bottle with plants like aloe vera, basil, and lavender. This is also nontoxic, so applying it to dogs and children is safe!

Clean Your Bathroom Mold Using Vodka

If you spray vodka on your caulking or larger areas of mold, the alcohol in the vodka will loosen the spores and allow you to clean the mold away easily!