We all know beer isn’t the best beverage to drink. But if you aren’t a big beer drinker, you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of other uses for the popular alcoholic beverage. If you have some extra beer lying around the house, try using it for one of these unexpected benefits! However, make sure to only use beer that is free of GMOs. Only the all natural stuff for you and your home.
1. It Helps You Sleep Better
You’ve probably heard that drinking alcohol before bed actually disrupts your sleep pattern, and that’s true! But there is a way that beer can help you get a better night’s rest. Hops, one of the key ingredients in beer, is a natural sedative known as an effective remedy for insomnia. Wash your pillowcase with an equal amount of water and beer. The fabric will absorb the aroma from the hops, allowing you to fall asleep faster.
2. It Repels Pests
Who doesn’t love a good picnic? Unfortunately, eating outside can also attract pesky bugs. If you’re enjoying a meal outside on a nice day, bring some beer along. It will help keep annoying flies away from your food. Pour some beer into a glass, cover it with aluminum foil and poke a few small holes into the foil. The flies will be attracted by the smell of the drink and disappear into the holes, unable to get back out!
3. It Soothes Your Tired Feet
Long day at work? There’s nothing better than kicking off your shoes after a busy day of running around. If your feet are feeling the burn, beer can help! Fill a bowl with cold beer and soak your feet for a few minutes. The refreshing effect of the beer will help soothe your sore feet!
4. It Nourishes Your Hair
Beer contains Vitamin B and silicon, two key ingredients in stimulating hair growth for long, healthy locks. If your mane needs a boost, pour a glass of beer over your hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave the beer on for about 5 minutes, then rinse with cold water. You’ll be left with shiny, nourished hair!
5. It Removes Dead Skin Cells
Beer can help to tone your skin and remove dead skin cells. After a quick beer facial, your skin will be left soft and glowing. All you need are some strawberries and a can of beer! Mix a handful of strawberries with a couple tablespoons of beer until you get a paste. Apply the mixture to your face to remove dead skin cells, then rinse!
6. It Makes Your Skin Firm and Soft
The antioxidants in beer help prevent skin aging, but that’s not all. Beer also boosts the self-repairing abilities of your skin. It can help tighten things up and get rid of wrinkles. For a beer facial mask, mix together 1 tablespoon of beer with 1 egg white and 3 drops of almond oil. Apply to a clean face, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
7. It Adds Shine To Your Wood Furniture
Wood furniture is great, but it can get a little dull after a while. To keep your wood tables or chairs looking shiny and brand new, try using beer! Pour some warm beer onto a soft cloth and rub any wood surface that needs a boost. Your dull wood furniture will shine right up and look good as new!
8. It Helps Remove Rusty, Old Screws
The acids in beer have the ability to break down stubborn rust. This comes in handy if you need to remove old, rusty screws! Simply pour some beer over the rust and let the alcoholic drink do its magic! In a few minutes, try the screw again. It should be much easier to remove this time!
9. It Revitalizes Metal Jewelry
Metal objects such as steel pots or jewelry can become dull with time. The low acidity level in beer can help polish any metal object. Pour some beer onto a cloth and rub the metal object or soak the object in beer for a few minutes. After drying, you’ll find that your metal object has been brought back to life!
Check out the many uses of beer in the video below!
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