I am an equal opportunity drinker. My liquor cabinet is rainbow coalition of booze. Rum and vodka happily sit next to each other while some scotch, gin and whiskey mingle together on the lower shelf. They aren’t all there just to sip on while I watch Joan Rivers make naughty jokes on ‘Fashion Police.’ Today, I will be revealing the beauty benefits of vodka. It’s not just for lowering inhibitions on pairing with a nice tonic.
Hair – Most hair products already have ethanol in them. Look on the ingredients label. You will see some form of alcohol in 99% of items already in your mane taming arsenal. Vodka is an excellent cleanser. Put a shot in your favorite shampoo and you will boost the cleaning power. It is also said to stimulate hair growth! Along with the clean amplifier, it will also leave your hair shinier!
Dandruff – If you have dandruff issues, crush 4 tablespoons of rosemary in a small bowl and add 1 and half cups vodka. Let it set for 24 hours then strain with a mesh colander or coffee filter. Massage the filtered vodka into your scalp and let it set for 10 minutes. Rinse and go about your normal styling routine.
Toner – Your skin can also benefit from tonic’s best friend. The alcohol naturally tightens and cleanses. Use it just like you would any other toner. Dab skin with straight vodka with a cotton ball and go.
Feet – As I’ve mentioned in my Natural Beauty Solutions post, wine is an excellent exfoliator. Vodka will rid you of unwanted foot odors. (I guess that is redundant as I cannot think of wanted foot odors.) For a great post work out soak, use straight vodka to banish the sweaty smells.
Lipstick – Applying lipstick can be a labor of love. If you make a mistake, use a Q-tip dipped in vodka to erase the oops. This will also work in clothing! Dab some vodka on a lipstick stain and toss into the wash.
Aches and Pains – Fill a clean glass jar with fresh lavender flowers, then top off with vodka. Seal the lid tightly and place in the sun for at least three days. Strain the mixture with a mesh colander or coffee filter and rub the homemade mixture on those aching feet, sore knees or get a…friend…to rub some on a strained back.