11 surprising uses for rubbing alcohol

You have it in your medicine cabinet and probably don't use it all that much, but really it's a go-to staple for cleaning, deodorizing and so much more.

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Most people keep rubbing alcohol in their bathroom and use it as a disinfectant for cuts or as a sterilizer for things like tweezers. But there are other great household uses, too.

We asked Linda Cobb, a.k.a. “The Queen of Clean” and author of the best-selling book Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean, for her favorite tricks. Rubbing alcohol can be a very effective cleaner, says Cobb, but not for everything.

Though commonly touted on the web to do everything from clean makeup brushes to soothe a sunburn, Cobb says it can dry out both your brushes and skin, so steer clear.

What is rubbing alcohol great for? These 11 things: