We all know the initial usage of vodka. It is an alcohol that you already know and you have surely tried as a drink. However, it has many other uses and benefits which you might not have known, apart from making us feel good.

There is a reason why every good homeowner keeps a bottle of vodka in the freezer and it is surprising indeed. This brings us to the reason for which we have written this article today for, and that is to show you other uses of this alcohol, which you have most likely never heard of.

The 8 Genius Uses of Vodka

1. Remove Upholstery Stains

If you want to remove a spot on the couch which has been driving you mad for a long time use some vodka. Just dip a clean cloth in vodka and rub the stain with it.

2. Keep Flowers Fresher Longer

The bad side of getting beautiful flowers is that they wither very quickly. If you want to keep them fresh longer, just mix a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar in the water of the flower vase. This will keep them fresh for a longer period of time.

3. Insect Repellent

Instead of wasting your money on store-bought repellents use vodka as a replacement. Just mix it with fresh basil, lavender, or another sweet-smelling herbs and oils which will counter the smell.

4. Cool a Jelly Fish Sting

We all know how fun is swimming in the ocean. Nevertheless, it comes with certain dangers, too. If you ever find yourself stung by a jellyfish, pour some vodka onto the sting and disinfect the area, this will alleviate the pain too.

5. Treat Poison Ivy

If you are one of those people who hike in the summer, you know that you are in danger of poison ivy. If you have a nasty rush, just pour vodka directly onto the skin to clean away the poison oils.

6. Deodorize Laundry

We all know how annoying it can be when we go out in a smoky bar and then bring the smell with us in our home. If you do not want, or do not have the time to wash your clothes, just spritz them with vodka and hang them in a well-ventilated area.

7. Foot Deodorizer

You can solve the stinky feet problem with a natural deodorant and that is vodka. Just mix it with water and use a spray bottle to clean your shoes.

8. Soothe Aching Muscles

It is not recommended to drink alcohol after you exercise because you might get sick. However, if you take a bag full of water and vodka frozen to a slushy-like consistency it can feel like a miracle for your aching muscles.

As you can see, vodka is extremely beneficial, and it is not for drinking only. If you are one of those people who keep a bottle at home now you know that you can use it in other ways, and if you are not, better buy one, you do not know when you might need it.