3. Soothe Itching
If an itchy bug bite is driving you crazy, try a dab of toothpaste. A baking soda toothpaste may be especially beneficial for soothing the itch caused by annoying pests such as mosquitoes. According to Ehrlich Pest Control, regular toothpaste can soothe an itchy bug bite due to the cooling mint sensation and the drying effects of the paste.
2. Deodorize Baby Bottles and Tupperware
You can use toothpaste to deodorize plastic food containers such as baby bottles, Tupperware, or Rubbermaid containers. If you notice your plastic food containers have a funky smell, try scouring them with a minty toothpaste. Just like toothpaste helps give you minty-fresh breath, it can also remove strong or stinky odors from your food vessels.
1. Remove Funky Odors from Hands
Sometimes after washing dishes, slicing onions, or pumping gas, you may notice a strong odor clinging to your hands. Use a dab of toothpaste to remove foul odors when cooking or working with strong-smelling items in your yard or garage. Simply squeeze a dab of toothpaste onto your palms, rub your hands together, and then rinse the paste away.