9 Alka-Seltzer Repurpose Ideas

Blossom Lady
May 08, 2022 08:12 AM
9 Alka-Seltzer Repurpose Ideas

You can use Alka-Seltzer for much more than just soothing an upset stomach! Alka Seltzer can be a Genius Solution for home use. Clean Jewelry, Unclog a drain, cleaning hacks, and more!

Here are some great things you can do with Alka-Seltzer. And the funny thing is they have nothing to do with your health. Discover some of the best Alka-Seltzer repurpose ideas!

1. Clean jewelry

Drop your dull-looking jewelry into a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a couple of minutes. It will sparkle and shine when you take it out.

2. Clean your coffeemaker

Fill the water reservoir of your drip coffeemaker with water and drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets. When the tablets dissolve, run a brew cycle to clean the tubes. Rinse the chamber out thoroughly, and run a brew cycle again with plain water.

3. Clean a vase

That residue at the bottom of narrow-necked vases is easy to clean if you bubble it away. Fill half the vase with water and add two Alka-Seltzer tablets. When the fizzing stops, rinse the vase clean.

4. Clean glass cookware

Say goodbye to scouring those stubborn stains on ovenproof glass cookware. Just fill the container with water and add up to six Alka-Seltzer tablets. Let it soak for an hour and the stains should easily scrub away.

5. Clean your toilet

The citric acid in Alka-Seltzer when combined with its fizzing action makes an effective toilet bowl cleaner. Just drop a couple of tablets into the bowl and find something else to do for 20 minutes or so. When you return, a few swipes with a toilet brush will make your bowl gleam.

6. Unclog a drain

Drain clogged again? Get almost instant relief by dropping a couple of Alka-Seltzer tablets down the opening, then pouring in a cup of vinegar. Wait a few minutes and run the hot water at full force to clear the clog. This is also a good way to get rid of kitchen drain odors.

7. Make a lava lamp

In a clear plastic bottle, add water until about one-quarter full. Pour in vegetable oil to the halfway mark and wait for the oil and water to separate. Add ten or twelve drops of food coloring which will fall through the oil and into the water. Cut an Alka-Seltzer tablet into four or five pieces and drop them in. When the fizzing starts, colorful bubbles will start floating around inside the bottle. Take your “lamp” into a dark room and shine a flashlight up through the bottom and watch it light up!

8. Whiten clothes

To get rid of yellow stains in white cotton clothes, fill a sink with a gallon of warm water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. When the water is fizzing, toss in your dirty whites, and let them soak for 20 or 30 minutes. Most stains will just disappear, but a little scrubbing will handle the tough ones. Hang dry (in the sun, if possible) and admire your bright whites.

9. Soothe insect bites 

Are mosquito or other insect bites driving you crazy? To ease the itch, drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into half a glass of water. Dip a cotton ball in the glass and apply the solution to the bite.

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