Alka-Seltzer tablets are known for their ability to soothe upset stomachs and can quite useful when dealing with hangovers. However, these are the common uses that everyone knows, but in this article, we bring you 10 Alka-Seltzer Tablets uses you never knew existed.
1) Unclog Drains
This method is surprising and fairly simple at the same time, simply put down the clogged drain 4 Alka-Seltzer Tablets, then pour a cup of white vinegar down the clogged drain and wait for about 10 minutes before pouring boiling water down the drain to unclog it.
2) Clean your Toilet
Another simple method that uses Alka-Seltzer Tablets. Simply put two tabs in your toilet bowl and let it sit for about 20 minutes allowing the citric acid to take care of the residues. Once the time has passed, scrub away the gunk using a toilet brush.
3) Remove Coffee and Tea Stains From Mugs
Simply fill the stained cup with water, then put an Alka-Seltzer tab and let it sit for a whole night. In the morning you will find no trace of any coffee or tea stain.
4) Clean Jewelry
Alka-Seltzer Tablets can be used to clean any kind of jewelry. Simply grab a bowl and fill it with warm water, then put 2 tabs in it. Once done, soak your jewelry in the solution for 20 minutes before rinsing. However, this method shouldn’t be used on cleaning opals and pearls.
5) Cure Urinary Tract Infection
If you feel that you might have a urinary tract infection, drink two tabs of Alka-Seltzer Tablets with some water and you will feel better.
6) Soothe An Insect Bite
If you itchy after getting bit by an insect, simply put 2 Alka-Seltzer Tablets in a bowl full of warm water, then soak a cotton ball in the solution, then put it on the spot where there’s the insect bite for 30 minutes.
7) Get Rid of Fridge Smells
Stinky fridges are the absolute worse. If you have one, you can deal with the smell by putting an Alka-Seltzer tablet in a cup of water, then put it in your fridge for thirty minutes and that is it. This should be enough, but if you still notice bad odors coming out of the fridge, simply redo this method.
8) All-Purpose Cleaner
Alka-Seltzer Tablets can be used as all-purpose cleaners. Simply put 3 Alka-Seltzer tablets in 8 ounces of warm water, then pour the solution in a spray bottle and just like that, you got yourself a homemade all-purpose cleaner.
9) Floor Cleaner
Fill a bucket with half a gallon of warm water then add in five Alka-Seltzer tablets and use the obtained solution to mop floors.
10) Remove Burnt-On Food
Scrubbing pans and pots can be hard, frustrating, and physically demanding. But you can make your life much easier using this method. Simply fill your sink with hot water and add in 5 Alka-Seltzer tablets, then soak the pans and pots for an hour and just like that, the gunk will come off easily.