Bed bugs are small, brown-colored insects that actually delight in human blood. Well, they also prefer to bite on all warm-blooded creatures, but it appears that people are their preferred meal.

There’s a rumor that bed bugs were practically gotten rid of from America after The second world war, however, these creatures have actually made a strong resurgence. Their method is slipping up on their victims in the night, bed bug invasions are the source of stress and anxiety for many Americans.

We present you the DIY trick of the year! You can kill off these critters by utilizing a typical family item. All you have to do is spray rubbing alcohol over the mattress and pillows, 10-15 times over a week’s period and your bed will be a sanctuary.

Yet, it can also be utilized for other functions also, such as:


Skin cleanser

Many acne ointments and creams include benzyl peroxide. Yet, rubbing alcohol has potent anti-inflammatory impacts which soothe the affected skin, sanitize pimples, and prevent acne appearance. Make sure to only apply it directly to the pimple, however, as extended use can cause skin irritation.

Destroy Lice

Rubbing alcohol is also great for removing lice. Fill a spray bottle with alcohol and add a few drops of lavender oil. Go outside and apply the mixture generously to your scalp and hair. Comb your hair to remove the dead lice. The Wisconsin Division of Public Health recommends to leave used lice combs soaking in the mixture for at least 1 hour to make sure all the bugs are taken care of.

Do It Yourself Hand Sanitizer

Rubbing alcohol makes a great base for homemade hand sanitizer. Mix 4 oz. aloe vera gel, a half tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol, and a few drops of teatree oil and put it in a sealable bottle. Homemade hand sanitizer is that easy!

Here’s a video showing all the steps: