Surprising Ways To Use Coca-Cola That Will Change Your Life

Tired of those watermarks on your glasses that makes everyone look like Quasimodo? Feeling nauseous every time you use that pungent cleaning spray?

Creating Locks Like No Other

Need an excuse to down as much of the sugary beverage as possible? Well, many Coca-Cola cans can also be used to curl your hair. Not only are you not damaging your hair with any heat, but this is a great way to recycle used cans! Rather than pouring the sticky stuff into your hair, you wrap a section around the cylindrical container and wait. After some time, unwrap the hair to unveil luscious locks that no stylist could ever recreate.

Creating Locks Like No Other

The Plant Whisperer

Coca-Cola has a secret that we wish to share with you. Not only does it help refresh us when we are dehydrated, but it can do the same for our plants too. Just like a plant whisperer, it works as a fertilizer to allow your plants to grow like tall. You will be so proud of your green babies. While you don’t want to overdo it, either diluting the mix or using a spray bottle, you can create a light mist. You’re welcome.

The Plant Whisperer

Coin Cleaner

Coins are one of the dirtiest things you touch all day. From person to person, floor to under the coach, they have probably been to more places and seen more things than you would in your life. So how do we get rid of the nasty grime clinging onto them? It’s simple! All you need to do is dip them into a little bit of Coke, wait a few hours, and voilà, your coins will be as good as new.

Coin Cleaner

Scraping Icy Windshields

It’s 6 am and you are in a rush to get to the office, but before you can set off anywhere you have to prepare yourself for at least 20 minutes of arm work scraping that frozen windshield. Need an easier solution? Coca-Cola! When you pour the fizzy syrup directly onto the windshield, it will not freeze like other liquids. The concoction of the drink will melt down the ice that is clinging to the glass making it much easier for you to scrape it away.

Scraping Icy Windshields

Marinading Meat

Sometimes we buy a slab of meat and we just don’t know what to do with it. We could purchase pre-made sauces, however, where is the fun in that? A cheap, efficient, and easy way to impress your dinner guests is to tenderize the meat with Coca-Cola. By pouring the drink onto your cut, the acidity is a great way to add flavor. Leave it sitting in the syrup for at least 30 minutes and even up to 24 hours, the longer the better.

Marinading Meat

Jellyfish Sting Rescuer

Sun, sea, ice-cold beverages, what’s there not to like at the beach? Oh yes, the jellyfish. These evil creatures will always let at least one person on that beach down. While we all know the first point of call is urination, this is highly unpleasant. The next best option is vinegar, but who carries that with them to the beach? Fear no more, however, as Coca-Cola does the trick too! It can reduce the pain and the reaction to a sting between 25 to 75 percent.

Jellyfish Sting Rescuer

Coca-Cola Cake

You don’t have to be Buddy Valastro to bake a great cake. Instead, all you need is a bottle of the good stuff. Coca-Cola is a great ingredient for many things, but a cake in particular. All you need to do is find yourself any recipe for a Coca-Cola cake, many of which tend to use the beverage as a way of amplifying a little flavor. The results are as sweet as you can imagine, so sweet that the guilt will be brushed aside.

Coca-Cola Cake

The Hiccup Stopper

The fizzy part of the beverage is something that people just enjoy, yet it also has something much more useful to us. There are many myths to stopping that bodily nuisance known as hiccups such as getting a fright, drinking upside-down, or holding your breath. However, none of these tend to work. Welcome, Coca-Cola. This carbonated drink serves well in preventing those pestering hiccups continuing, especially by gargling it. It may sound strange, but you won’t be disappointed.

The Hiccup Stopper

Smokey Cola Sauce

After learning this fact you will not be able to wait until the barbeque season! Coca-Cola can be used to make a barbeque sauce, perfect for creating that taste which makes people ask, “Wow, what sauce did you use?” Chicken, ribs, steak, you can use it on pretty much anything. Find the right recipe for you and add a little bit of the sugary drink together with other sauces. The taste will go a long way.

Smokey Cola Sauce

Gum Nightmare Solution

At least one time in everyone’s life, whether it is while you are playing with children or a practical joke from some bully, gum has ended up in their hair. For those that don’t know, it is a hair’s worst nightmare. But we have a solution. Before cutting a chunk out of your locks, get hold of Coca-Cola. Pouring the solution into your hair may seem sticky, but it is replacing a worse sticky problem. The carbonation allows the gum to disentangle then wash away the Coke.

Gum Nightmare Solution

Carpet Cleaner

How many times have you needed a carpet cleaner but failed to find the will to pay such extortionate prices that you have ended up using a table or rug to cover up the nasty marker stains your child created on the carpet? If it is many, then Coca-Cola your life savior. The drink may be bad for your teeth but it’s great at tackling the chemical composition of stains that are decorating your carpet or rug.

Carpet Cleaner

Hair Color Saver

We have all suffered the agonizing pain when we notice the color our hair stylist has left us with, yet we politely smile and tell them “I love it!” However, as soon as we get home we do everything we can to make it go away, usually spending hours in the shower until it fades. Fear no more! All you need is Coke! Pouring the substance down your hair will help strip the dye from the roots, resulting in your natural color to appear again. Halleluyah!

Hair Color Fader

Rusty Bold Loosener

One of the most aggravating parts of a handyman’s job is having to deal with rusty bolts and guess what, Coca-Cola is the solution! Although it was not invented for this purpose, handymen can thank the wonderful person who discovered it was able to loosen rusty bolts too. Hold about a cup of the drink over the rusty bolts and watch as the acidity helps to dissolve the rust, allowing the screw to become easier to twist.

Rusty Bold Loosener

The Dish Washer

When your husband or wife asks which job you prefer to do – cook or clean the dishes, check there is Coca-Cola in the house and choose the latter! You can wash your iron dishes with the handy beverage, in particular, cast-iron. There are internal properties in Coke which help it break down many things when left to dissolve. So if the gunk on your cast-iron saucepan is becoming a pain to remove, you know what to do.

The Dish Washer

The Asthma Avoider

If you are an asthma sufferer, rather than running straight to an inhaler to relieve your symptoms, you can use Coca-Cola. Studies have found that caffeine helps relieve symptoms in a more minor way, and if you put two and two together, Coka has caffeine in it. The drink will help open your lungs if you drink several ounces a day, however, it could also cause early-onset of diabetes. Perhaps in this case it is best to stick to the inhaler.

The Asthma Avoider

Cleaning Your Toilet

It is one of, if not the, worst household chores and, unfortunately not everyone does. So for those filthy animals, Coca-Cola may be the solution. Whatever chemical products you use to battle that grime and slime, you could, in fact, be using something that is already sitting in your fridge. Simply pour the fizzy liquid into the porcelain bowl and wait. The clogged up bacteria will loosen, making it easier to flush back down to where it belongs.

Cleaning Your Toilet

Battling Blood Stains

Before you think of all those adventure films you have watched recently, may we remind you that blood stains can happen for a number of less dramatic reasons such as nose bleeds. Sometimes, this blood can get on our clothes or other upholstery and becomes a stinker to get out. Meet Coca-Cola, the handy blood stain remover. Mix some water with the Coke and work on the stain with a cloth or toothbrush. The sugary corrosion and light carbonation win every time.

Battling Blood Stains

Drink In A Bottle

This drink has another exciting function which will change your life when you have run out of cosmetic products. It also can serve as a body lotion! Forget expensive branded products from the mall, all you need to do is head to a grocery store. Rubbing a little bit of Coke with lotion on your skin can leave you with a shiny, silky glean. It is possibly a result of many skin cells dying from the carbonated soda.

Drink In A Bottle

Fields Of Coke

This one may make your neighbors question your wellbeing, but Coca-Cola is a great use for lawn care. Pouring the liquid, mixed with other ingredients such as beer, on your grass will create a bundle of happy plants and green grass. Careful not to drench your garden in the stuff, a little bit here and there will do the trick just fine. Perhaps putting the drink into another container will prevent neighborhood watch being on your case.

Fields Of Coke

The Tile Tackler

Just when you think you have finished seeing the never-ending uses that Coca-Cola can provide, you would be wrong. Just like being able to remove marker and blood stains, Coke can also help clean your tiles. Leave a little sitting the tiles and the acidic digestion will break down most of the gross things that we would rather not describe. Whether it is your kitchen or bathroom tiles, your house will feel as good as new.

The Tile Tackler

Window Cleaner

Take this scenario for a second. You have run out of window-cleaner but your windows are filthy and in need of a scrub. Meanwhile, in your fridge, you have plenty of cans of Cola. What do you do? Come on, you should know by now. Clean the windows with Coke! The acidity will break down many of the compounds attached to your window and will make it easier to wipe smudges away. It’s easier than it sounds too!

Window Cleaner

Neutralize Skunk Odor

This may sound ridiculous, but Coca-Cola can actually neutralize the smell of a skunk, and if you know the smell then you know how vital this is. If you get sprayed by a skunk, all you need to do is expose the clothing to a bit of Coke. The acidity will do the rest for you. However, make sure to only do this with dark clothes as we take no responsibility for ruining your white garments.

Neutralize Skunk Odor

Destroying Pesty Pests

Sometimes our clumsiness can get the best of us and we end up spilling something onto the floor, countertop, or table and forget to clean it up resulting in gallons on tiny bugs approaching to collect their dinner. However, you can get rid of these by spraying some Coke on it. The sweet smell and flavor of the Coke attract ants who will eat the larva of other bugs. In other words, this is a great pesticide.

Destroying Pesty Pests

Making Things Clearer

Then Coca-Cola will be your new best friend. All you need is a cloth, wet it with some Coca-Cola, and wipe those glasses down. Next thing you know you will be seeing things as clear as a High Definition TV. Note: We do not accept blame for noticing other people’s awful pimples, however.

Making Things Clearer

Making Sepia Come Alive

We hate to admit it and we deny using it, but we all are obsessed with camera filters. Many of you will then be familiar with the Sepia filter, making your images look like they existed in the 1920s. However, will we can do this on our smartphones, there is also a way we can do it to our printed photographs. The acidity of the Coke will dissolve the picture dyes of the photo and you will be left with this grey and dull yellow effect.

Making Sepia Come Alive