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Things You Can Do With Coca-Cola (Aside From Drinking It)

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  • Slather on skin to use as tanning lotion.
  • Use it as marinade and meat tenderizer.
  • Soak milk stain in Coca-Cola before putting the fabric in the wash.

Let’s face it, Coca-Cola will probably stay with us forever. No matter how they say that it’s bad for you and all that sugar will eventually become the end of you, it’s still hard to resist the feel of the caramel-colored beverage on one’s palate.

If you can’t live life without Coke, you might as well make the most out of it. Aside from drinking it, our favorite softdrink has other uses.

Check out how else you can make good use of your supply of Coca-Cola.

Make barbecue sauce taste better

Looking for a twist of flavor for your grill? Add some Coca-Cola to your sauce! Mix it with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, onion and garlic powder, and black pepper.

Remove milk stains

It seems weird that a dark liquid such as cola can be used to remove stains, but there’s a claim that it can clean milk stains. Apparently, you just soak the stain in Coca-Cola for about five minutes and then just throw the fabric into the washer.

Make meat tender

Coca-Cola is an acidic drink, which makes it a cinch as meat tenderizer. At the same time, it works as a great marinade as well.

Use it as tanning lotion

Perhaps you’ve heard your mother or grandmother talk about slathering their bare skin with Coca-Cola during their younger days so they can get the deep tan they wanted.

A lot of people swear that it works, but if you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip this. It can be dangerous since it doesn’t have sun protection.

Neutralize skunk smell

If ever you’re unfortunate enough to be sprayed on by a skunk, at least there’s an easy way to combat the smell. The ingredients in Coca-Cola is said to be capable of removing the oils from skunk spray.

Use it as window cleaner

Speaking of its acidity, Coca-Cola’s formula is said to be just as effective as cleaning products with citrus fruits to remove streaks and smudges from windows.

Use is as plant fertilizer

There are plants such as bergenias and azaleas that like the light acidity of Coca-Cola when applied to soil.

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