Nowadays, many people use Listerine as mouthwash, however its developers had far more in mind.
Listerine, which was created in the late 1800s, was initially developed as an antiseptic. And at first, it was meant to be used in surgery. But it wasn’t up until the 1970s that it starting being marketed as a bad breath remedy.
The mouthwash consists of useful ingredients, such as thyme, eucalyptus, and alcohol, so it’s not surprising that individuals have started using it in all sorts of creative methods. And it goes without saying that you can use other types of mouthwash, too!
In this article you will read about other benefits from Listerine:
1. Make your underarms smell fresh
In some cases, you need antiperspirant, but you’re fresh out. However luckily, you can use Listerine to eliminate the smell of sweat, too. Simply put a couple of drops on a cotton ball and dab it carefully under your arms.
2. Eradicate nail fungus
Listerine can get rid of nail fungus. Simply fill a foot bath with Listerine and soak your feet for half an hour. Your feet will quickly be fresh, soft, and smelling good! Some people also recommend adding vinegar for especially difficult cases.
3. Clean the toilet bowl
Listerine can make your toilet both clean and odor fresh. All you need to do is put a little mouthwash in the bowl and scrub it with a brush.
4. Keep trash from smelling bad
The smell of garbage can literally make your life stink. One way to remove the smell is to line the bottom of a trash can with a piece of Listerine-soaked paper. Your garbage will smell much fresher!
5. Disinfect your tooth brush
Tooth brushes can quickly collect bacteria. One option is to boil it, but some individuals soak their toothbrush in a glass of Listerine overnight rather. Smart!
6. Relieve an itch
Allergies, hives, bugs bites, bee and wasp stings– they can all be minimized with mouthwash.
Dental hygienist Carrie Ibbetson writes, “Listerine is my go-to source for stopping bug bites from itching like crazy.”
7. Deodorize your washing machine
Washing machines tend to smell bad after a while. Thankfully, mouthwash kills bacteria and acts as a disinfectant. Put a few ounces of Listerine into your empty washing machine and run it through a rinse cycle. It would be quickly clean and smelling fresh.
8. Clean your computer screen
Most people would think you’re a little insane if you started spraying Listerine on your computer or TV screen, but it’s a good way to clean this type of surface area. Spray some on an unclean screen and clean away fingerprints and residue with a cloth. As an included bonus, your computer will smell minty. Not bad, right?