We’ve been taught from childhood that toothpaste is for cleaning our teeth and nothing more. But you’d be surprised how versatile toothpaste is. It can clean so many things other than our teeth that you might think that it can even clean the filling machines and equipment used to put them in tubes.

So, if your tube is almost empty, don’t throw it away just yet. You can use the remaining toothpaste for other things like making a diamond shimmer again. Check out below what toothpaste can do.

Scuff remover

Maintaining the sheen on your leather shoes can be tedious because eventually, they will get scuff marks that are easily noticeable. Now, if you don’t have some shoe polish in your office desk, it’s all right.

You can use your toothpaste to remove that scuff right away. Just take a small portion from your tube, rub it on the scuff mark using a cloth, and then wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

After doing this, your leather shoes will look like they’re brand new once more. You don’t even have to go down to the nearest grocery store to buy some shoe polish.

Pimple remover

Pimple remover

Not only is toothpaste great in removing plaque but it’s also great in removing pimples. If you have a pimple on your cheek, just take a small dab of toothpaste and apply it on the affected area. Leave it there overnight.

What you don’t know about toothpaste is that it can absorb oil, which your affected skin has a lot, as evidenced by your pimple. In the morning, the toothpaste will have absorbed the excess oil from your pimple and dehydrated the acne, too. Wash it off your face and you’ll be pimple-free.

Graffiti remover

If your child is an aspiring artist and he sees your walls as his canvas, chances are you’ll see crayon drawings on your living room wall every now and then. But since you have toothpaste in the bathroom, the graffiti on your wall won’t be a problem.

Just get your toothpaste (non-gel) and apply on the areas where your child drew with his crayons. Scrub it with a brush or clean rag until you see the crayons coming off. After that, use a damp cloth to wipe off the rest of the oil on the wall.

Headlight cleaner

After using your car for several months, you’ll notice that the light coming from your headlights don’t seem as bright as before. It may be because the glass has fogged up or it’s not as clean anymore.

If this happens, just apply some toothpaste onto your headlights and scrub the surface clockwise or counterclockwise. When you’re done scrubbing, wipe the toothpaste off with a damp cloth. Check your headlights again if the light is brighter. If it isn’t, repeat the same procedure until your headlights are totally clean.

These different uses go to show how versatile this gooey substance is. If you have some household items that need cleaning but don’t have the proper gel or cleaning liquid for it, try using toothpaste.