Cotton buds are a versatile item that can be used not only for ear hygiene, but also for solving many everyday problems.

9 unusual ways to use cotton swabs in everyday life

1. Cleaning the keyboard

The keyboard can become a real home for bacteria and dirt, so it needs to be cleaned regularly. Cotton swabs can help with this. Pour a small amount of isopropyl alcohol onto a cotton ball and rub gently between the keys. Sticks allow you to safely penetrate into hard-to-reach places and remove dirt from there.

2. Cleaning in hard to reach areas

For example, you can use cotton swabs to clean doorknobs, window blinds, furniture parts, etc. You just need to slightly moisten a cotton swab with water or detergent and gently wipe the surface.

3. Making makeup brushes

Sticks can be used to create makeup brushes. For example, mascara for  eyebrows , shadows or eyeliner. Cut in half and form the tip into the shape of a brush of the desired size.

4. Drawing

Cotton buds can be used for drawing. Mix water and food coloring in a glass, then use cotton buds to paint on paper. This is a very easy and fun way to work with kids.

5. Stain removal

Apply a small amount of detergent to a cotton swab and gently remove dirt from the fabric. Cotton swabs allow you to localize the area to be cleaned and protect the rest of the clothing.

6. Production of decorative elements

Cotton buds can serve as the basis for creating decorative elements such as flowers , animals, dolls, etc. Cut the cotton swab into halves or thirds, using them as a base to create the desired shape.

7. plant strengthening

Can be used to strengthen house flowers. Stick a stick in the ground next to the plant to strengthen the stem. This method provides additional support for the seedling, especially when it is still small.

8. Creation of flavors

Apply a few drops of essential oil to cotton wool and place in a glass to spread the fragrance. You can use many scents for different rooms.

9. Applying face masks

Mix honey, olive oil, egg yolk and some water in a cup, then use cotton swabs to apply the mixture on your face. This will moisturize the skin, make it softer and improve the complexion.