6 Beauty And Home Hacks For Leftover Wine
After a bridal brunch with your bridesmaids or a weekend of bachelorette festivities, you may find yourself surrounded by half-empty bottles of wine. While we’re all for grabbing your favorite stemless wine cup and polishing off your favorite bottle, you may have more leftover wine than you can drink before it goes bad. What you have remaining doesn’t have to go to waste. We have some awesome home and beauty tips for using your leftover wine.
How Long Wine Lasts Open
If you’re not sure how long wine lasts after opening, use our simple guide to determine when you should keep sipping and when it’s time to add it to your beauty routine.
- Sparkling Wine: 1-3 days when kept in fridge with wine stopper
- Light White and Rosé Wine: 5–7 days in fridge with a cork
- Full Bodied White Wine: 3–5 days in fridge with a cork
- Red Wine: 3–5 days in a cool dark place with a cork (If you don’t have a wine chiller, put the bottle in the fridge)
- Fortified Wine: Up to 1 month in a cool dark place with a cork
Once wine is opened, chemical reactions begin to take place, which is what makes the wine go bad. Keeping open wine in a cool place helps it last longer.
Beauty Tips With Wine
Once your leftover wine has surpassed its drinkable point, it’s time to liven up your skin.
The bottle of merlot you received in a personalized wine tote was great for sipping while relaxing in the bath, but the leftovers now create the perfect bath. Pour any remaining merlot or cabernet sauvignon into a steamy bath for soft skin. Fermented grapes are believed to firm and improve your skin’s elasticity. Exfoliate your skin first for best results and then soak in your remaining reds.
As winter approaches, your skin can become dull and dry. Create a skin toner with wine by mixing two tablespoons of rose water with four tablespoons of your leftover red wine. Use a cotton ball each morning to apply the toner onto your face. You can keep the mixture stored for up to seven days.
Single Bottle Wine Tote
Stemless Wine Cup
Crystal Wine Stopper
Hydrating Face Mask
When you need to restore the moisture to the delicate skin on your face, add two tablespoons of red wine to a quarter-size dollop of aloe vera gel. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before applying the mask. Mix the two ingredients and apply directly to your face. Let the mask sit for 10 minutes before removing it with a warm washcloth.
Soften the skin on your feet with a wine bath. Run warm water into a bowl or foot soaker and add one cup of red wine. The wine will make your skin supple and ready for your favorite moisturizer. Do the same for your hands just before a manicure for soft, healthy cuticles.
If a dinner party ends in spilled red wine, you can use your remaining white wine to remove the stain. Pour chardonnay over the red stain and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Soak the moisture into a clean towel. The white wine will absorb the color from the red wine stain.
You can also use your leftover wine to plan for the next celebration. Make wine ice cubes and store them in your freezer. When you mix together a sangria or spritzer, take out a few of the wine cubes and use to chill without watering down the beverage.