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7 Everyday Uses of Vegemite Other Than Eating

Emily Sakzewski
By Emily Sakzewski. Updated: October 16, 2020
7 Everyday Uses of Vegemite Other Than Eating

Vegemite is Australia's favourite savoury spread. Many Australians have grown up eating Vegemite either for breakfast, spread thinly on buttered toast, or with a Vegemite sandwich in the school lunchbox. Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract. It has an acquired taste, one that packs a a meaty, salty punch. But it's not just a spread. It can be used in a number of practical ways. This OneHowTo article will share 7 everyday uses of Vegemite other than eating.

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  1. Cure for Mouth Ulcers
  2. Skin and Hair Treatment
  3. Killing Odours
  4. Preventing a Hangover
  5. Boot Polish
  6. Disinfectant
  7. Brain Booster

Cure for Mouth Ulcers

Other than eating Vegemite, you can use it to treat mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are annoying at best and downright painful at their worst. There are a number of ways to treat mouth ulcers but one of the most common is a salt rinse. But you know what else is salty? Yep, Vegemite. The high salt content makes Vegemite a great remedy for mouth ulcers.

7 Everyday Uses of Vegemite Other Than Eating - Cure for Mouth Ulcers

Skin and Hair Treatment

Vegemite can also be used for everyday skin and hair treatments. Cuts, pimples, rashes and hair lice, Vegemite can treat them all. Rubbing small cuts with Vegemite will help to prevent infections and help them heal faster. You can also treat pimples by mixing one part Vegemite with 10 parts water. After you've washed your face dab the mixture on the pimple with an earbud. Vegemite and water works wonders on the skin, it can even be used to help soothe nappy rash, simply by mixing a few tablespoons of Vegemite into your baby's bath water.

Vegemite is also a great homemade lice remedy. You can kill hair lice just by spraying Vegemite mixed with warm water onto the scalp just before the final rinse of treatment. The Vegemite will break down the “glue” that lice use to stick to the hair.

Killing Odours

Another everyday use of Vegemite is to kill odours on the skin and in fabrics. If you get smelly hands after handling onion and garlic, wash them in a mixture of Vegemite and warm water and rinse and the smell will disappear. You can also use this technique on smelly kitchen sponges or rags. Soak them overnight in the solution and rinse well before using them again.

Preventing a Hangover

Vegemite can help to prevent hangovers. Alcohol is a diuretic which causes you to urinate more frequently. After a night of drinking, your body can be drained of vitamins, especially Vitamins B and C. Vegemite is rich in Vitamin B, so a generous dose at the end of your night should help you stave off that hangover.

If you would like more information, you can read more about the best hangover remedies that work.

7 Everyday Uses of Vegemite Other Than Eating - Preventing a Hangover

Boot Polish

You can also use Vegemite to hide scuffs on your boots. Rubbing a little bit of the paste over the scuffs is an easy fix when you've run out of shoe polish.


Vegemite can be used as a natural disinfectant. Mix one part vegemite with one part water and put it in a spray bottle. You can use the spray on all surfaces, and because it is a natural degreaser it is great for cleaning a stovetop. A more diluted mixture can be used to disinfect and clean greasy pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, cutting boards - the lot!

7 Everyday Uses of Vegemite Other Than Eating - Disinfectant

Brain Booster

Vegemite contains a bunch of properties that make it perfect for boosting your brain performance. Vegemite contains thiamin which is essential for brain function, riboflavin which supports your nervous system, niacin which is essential for energy release and folate to help fight fatigue. It's good to start your day with these vitamins, which makes Vegemite the perfect breakfast condiment.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Alphonse Wena
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Hi Alphonse,

Another incredibly versatile product you can use at home is coconut oil. If you are interested, here are some articles on how to make coconut oil at home and also a link which will lead you to some interesting uses for it:


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