How to use isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol is made by combining water and propene, which is an odourless gas. Isopropyl alcohol evaporates quickly, is inexpensive, and is sterile and non-toxic, so it is often used as a cleaning fluid.

Isopropyl alcohol has a variety of uses around the house, and can be used to clean and improve the quality of vinyl records, clean vinyl floors and to deodorise underarms. Isopropyl alcohol is readily available at local drugstores or grocery stores.

Wet a cotton cleaning cloth thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol. Use a cloth similar to one you would use to clean eyeglasses.

Gently wipe from the inside of the album, just after the sticker, to the outside of the album using straight, broad strokes. Do not wipe on the vinyl album in circles. Avoid wiping the centre album sticker, because it may remove the adhesive.

Rinse the cotton cleansing cloth in distilled water and gently wipe the surface of the album, from the inside of the album just beyond the sticker to the outside of the album, in the same straight, broad strokes. Wipe gently until the water evaporates.

Pour approximately half a cup of isopropyl alcohol into a mop bucket of hot water. Stir the water thoroughly with your mop.

Spot clean areas with greasy stains, or wash the entire floor with the solution, depending on how dirty the vinyl floor is. The isopropyl alcohol will remove lipstick, grease, hairspray and other stubborn stains.

Allow the floor to air dry. Pour the old mop solution down the sink and rinse out the mop thoroughly.

Pour isopropyl alcohol carefully into a small spray bottle.

Spray a generous amount of isopropyl alcohol on the skin under your arms after showering. Use this method instead of deodorant.

Allow the isopropyl alcohol to air dry under your arms. Reapply as necessary throughout the day.