Mouthwash liquids like Listerine are usually used for one purpose, as we all know, but there are actually a lot of unexpected uses for mouthwash. You’ll be really surprised! You probably weren’t even aware that Listerine can be used as a deodorant, a nail fungus remover, or a toilet bowl cleaner.
There certainly are products specifically made for each of these purposes, but Listerine can definitely save you a trip to the store.
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Listerine was created in the late 1800s and it was originally developed as an antiseptic. In the beginning, it was intended to be used in surgery, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that it starting being marketed as a bad breath remedy.
This mouthwash contains useful ingredients, such as thyme, eucalyptus, and alcohol, so it’s not very surprising that people have started using it in all sorts of creative ways.
ACTS AS A DEODORANT
You’ll discover that Listerine is an amazing deodorant if you soak a cotton ball in it. Then, rub it under your arms. It will destroy the bacteria which are known to cause the odor. Try it out today! You’ll see that it helps!
SERVES AS A TOILET CLEANSE
Listerine will deodorize as well as clean your toilet bowl. Pour a little bit of it into your toilet bowl. Scrub the liquid using a toilet brush. You’ll notice a clean toilet bowl that will be shiny and deodorized.
PROVIDES ITCHY BUG BITE RELIEF
If bugs bite you, you’ll manage to alleviate the itching with the help of some Listerine applied on the area. It can also help you in case of itching caused by poison oak and poison ivy.
FIGHTS TOENAIL FUNGUS
Listerine can help you eliminate the toenail fungus. Prepare a foot bath with some Listerine and water. Soak your feet in that for 30 minutes. You can also add a little bit of white vinegar and you’ll improve the effect.
It may sound unbelievable, but Listerine can treat acne. It’s even more effective than antibiotics or topical prescriptions against acne. Just apply a little bit of Listerine on the acne 2 times a day. It would be the best to do it in the morning and before you go to bed.
Remove dandruff with the help of Listerine. Put some Listerine on your hair. Massage it slowly. Wrap your head using a towel. Leave it for several minutes. Rinse it away with plenty of water.
CLEANS YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
Listerine is a very efficient mouthwash, so it can also destroy the bacteria from your toothbrush. Apply a little bit of Listerine on your brush and leave it to act overnight. All of the germs and bacteria will disappear.
AN EFFECTIVE FLEA REPELLENT
Combine some water with a little bit of Listerine and apply it on your pet. You can also add Listerine in the shampoo that you use for your pet. Use it as a very effective alternative to numerous commercial flea repellents. It’s also cheaper!
NEUTRALIZES GARBAGE ODOR
We all know that when the garbage leaves odor, it can spread throughout the entire kitchen. You can now use Listerine against that! Just put a paper towel that has been soaked in Listerine at the bottom of your garbage bag and then start throwing some. You’ll notice the difference immediately!
CLEANS YOUR COMPUTER OR TV SCREEN
Spray a little bit of Listerine on your computer or TV screen. Wipe it away using a soft cloth. The results will amaze you!