20 Amazing Things You Can Do With Coca-Cola Besides Drinking It

20 Amazing Things You Can Do With Coca-Cola Besides Drinking It

If all you have been doing with Coca-Cola is just drinking it, you have been missing out.
Coke is actually a Jack of all trades as it is useful in cleaning, health and beauty, de-odorising, cooking etc.


This listicle looks at 20 things you can do with Coca-Cola; from loosening stiff bolts to getting gum out of your hair.
Let's go!

1. Loosen stiff bolts

Stiff bolt

It can so frustrating when you cannot loosen bolts you want to. All you need to do is to add a bit of coke. The phosphoric acid will react with the rust to set your bolts free.

2. Clean burnt pans and pots

Coca-Cola and a burnt pan

Pour the drink in the pan, simmer for a while. Rinse then wipe it off.

3. Soothe insect bites

Be sure to apply some Coca-Cola next time you get stung by a wasp to soothe the pain. The only problem is, a wasp’s venom is injected into the skin, so dumping Coke on it won’t really help, unless you act really fast. This also works well with jellyfish stings.

4. Remove blood stains

Is one of your clothes stained with blood? Mix the drink with your normal washing detergent and water. Soak the clothe in it and wait for the magic.

5. Remove grease

If your kitchen utensils are so covered with grease that hot soapy water does not work, soak them in some delicious coke and leave for about 30 minutes.

This is also applicable to removing oil and grease from your driveway. Spray coke on it, let it sit for a day, then hose away.

6. Get chewing gum out of your hair

Getting chewing gum out of your hair is very challenging but Coca-Cola can help here. Just sprinkle some of it on the affected spot and wait for some minutes for the coke to break down the gum. It also works perfectly if gum is stuck on your shoes.

7. Kickstart your compost


Add Coca-Cola to your compost to enhance it. The sugar in the drink attracts micro-organisms and the acids break down organic matter, effectively kickstarting your compost.

8. Polish your jewellery

Let your jewellery sit in Coca-Cola overnight then scrub it lightly with a piece of cloth to breathe new life into it.

9. Remove temporary hair dye

Do you want to remove temporary hair dye from your hair? Just soak it with Coca-Cola for some minutes then wash it off. This method will still help in fading permanent hair dye.

10. Give yourself a tan

To give yourself a tan, simply spray Coca-Cola on your skin before you sit in the sun.

11. Tenderise meat

If you want your meat softer and can't afford to wait for long, add some coke to your meat when cooking.

12. Defrost your windscreen

Is your windscreen covered with snow and you need it to defrost. Just pour Coca-Cola generously on it. Wait for a minute, then scrape off the ice.

13. Prevent slipping 

This is particularly helpful if you have little children around. Mop the floor with Coke and your floor will be slip free.

14. Create fake antiques

Do you need something to look older than it actually is. Simply soak letters or pictures  in the drink, then allow to dry for an aged look.

15. Caramelise onions

Just cook your sliced onions in Coca-Cola to get sliced caramelised onions.

16. Make a fountain

Stuff a pack of mints (preferably Mentos) into a bottle of low sugar Coke. Stand back and watch the fountain.

17. Remove rust

Do you have a rusted metal you want to clean? Have you tried using coke?
The trace amounts of phosphoric acid in coke are enough to corrode rust. Use tin foil to rub the Coke into the rust and watch it disappear. You can use a fabric if you don't have tin foil.

18. Fix your car battery

If you're not out of battery and your car won't start, it's could be that your battery's terminals are dirty. The acids in Coca-Cola is enough to clean the terminals.

19. Pesticide

Did you know that farmers in India use Coca-Cola and Pepsi as an inexpensive form of pesticide.
Fill a bowl with Coke and place it in your garden. It will attract insects and they'll eventually fall into it and drown.

20. Clean your toilet bowl

Coca-Cola in toilet bowl

Coke can actually remove hard-to-clean stains on the inside of the toilet bowl. Pour it directly on the stains and let it sit for hours (the longer the better) to loosen the stains then scrub it and flush.
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