11 Surprising Ways Coca-Cola Can Help With Everyday Tasks
Coca-Cola is one of the biggest and most famous brands in the world. 1.7 billion servings of Coke are consumed worldwide every day! Whether you are among these 1.7 billion or not, you will be surprised by the many alternative uses of Coca-Cola, both as a beauty and a household product.
We at Bright Side collected the most amazing uses that can be found online, and we can’t wait to try them all.
If you have a burned pan that you lost hope of ever getting clean, pour a can of Coke into it, and leave it for some time. The acid present in Coke helps to loosen and dissolve the burned food stuck to the pan.
10. Hair treatment
You probably don’t want to put this sweet beverage in your hair, but we suggest you reconsider. People started putting Coca-Cola in their hair after the actress and model Suki Waterhouse admitted she occasionally rinses her hair with it. Apparently, the phosphoric acid in Coca-Cola contracts the hair cuticles, enhances natural curls, dissolves unwanted hair dye, and makes your hair look fuller.
Mix a can of Coke with some ketchup for the simplest combination: a delicious homemade BBQ sauce. You can also add other ingredients. Brush over ribs and chicken, and enjoy your BBQ.
According to some sources, Coke can ease indigestion because of the soda present in the drink. It can partially neutralize stomach acid, which provides relief. Another surprising cure coming from Coke is relief from a wheat allergy. The phosphoric acid in Coke breaks down the allergens and is believed to ease the allergic reaction.
7. Stain remover
Apparently, Coke works wonders in removing grease, blood stains, and unpleasant odors from your clothes. Just pour some Coke into your washing machine along with your detergent, and let it run. The cleaning power comes from the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside the drink.
6. Marker remover
If your kids decided to decorate the carpet in the dining room with markers, you don’t need to panic. Apply some Coke to the stain, scrub, and use soap mixed with water as a final step.
5. Defroster and window cleaner
Apply Coke to your frozen car window, and give it some time. The ice is supposed to come off by itself. But make sure to wash your car afterward as Coke can turn out sticky and corrosive. In warmer months, Coke can be used to remove bugs and dust from your car window.
4. Gardening tool
Coke can help your lawn to become green, healthy, and blooming. Pouring Coke onto the soil reduces its pH and makes it perfect for plants growing in acidic soil. Some gardeners suggest that adding it into your compost bin will strengthen the growth of the microorganisms and improve the quality of the fertilizers. Besides, Coke is good if you want to get rid of slugs or make a wasp trap.
3. Designer tool
If you are fond of all things vintage, you will be surprised to know that you can use Coke to make your photos or papers look antique. Just apply Coca-Cola and pat with paper, or dip the picture into a dish with Coke and leave to dry.
2. Silver cleaner
The acid in Coke helps to remove dirt and stains from silver. Soak your jewelry in Coke for a few minutes. If you want to accelerate the process, put a bowl with Coke and your ring into a microwave for a few minutes. Enjoy the result!
1. Fun experiments
If you don’t want to drink your Diet Coke, you can make a cola fountain instead. Just put some mint or fruit Mentos in it, back up a little, and enjoy! Some videos, however, suggest that the trick does not work if you pour Coke into a watermelon. What a waste of a watermelon!
Have you tried any of these hacks? What was the result? Share your experiences in the comments, and don’t forget that the best use of Coke is to drink it!
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