YES, you got that right – you can use Listerine for many different things! Unfortunately, most people use Listerine only as a mouthwash, but its inventors had so much more in mind. Listerine, which was formulated in 1879, was originally developed as a surgical antiseptic and has been used for all sorts of things. And, it wasn’t marketed for bad breath until the 1970s! This product contains many helpful ingredients — such as thyme, eucalyptus, and alcohol!
- Rub It Under Your Arms
Have you ever found yourself without deodorant at a very inopportune moment? If YES, then you should know that Listerine is great for fighting underarm odors whenever you are in a pinch! How to use it – just pour some Listerine onto a cotton ball and gently dab it under your arms. That’s it – simple and effective.
- Soak Your Feet in It
This product is also very useful for getting rid of toenail fungus. How to use it – take a Listerine foot bath and allow your toes to soak for half an hour. Note: you can add a little bit of white vinegar for particularly bad cases.
- Pour It Down the Toilet
Listerine can help you clean and deodorize your bowl! How to use it – just pour a little in and use your toilet brush to give things a light scrub. Not only will it clean your toilet, but it will also give it a great shine and a good smell.
- Dab It On Your Itches
Did you know that dabbing Listerine on your itchy bug bites can give you some much-needed relief? Even the experts recommend it for itchy reactions to poison ivy or poison oak!
- Wet Your Hair with It
How to use it – just wet your hair with it! How this works – well, Listerine was once marketed as a way to get rid of dandruff! Ladies – just massage some Listerine onto the scalp, wrap your hair in a towel, and wash it out after you’ve allowed it to do its work!
- Rub It On Your Dog
Many pet owners skip expensive flea sprays and products, instead opting for a little bit of Listerine. This flea-fighting method is a surprising alternative to sometimes harsh chemicals. Note: you can mix it with shampoo in a bath or dilute it with water! Or, you can use it as a spray.
- Put It On Your Face
This product is very useful for treating acne breakout! Try it and get ready to be amazed by the results.
- Stick Your Toothbrush in It
This amazing product can help you take care of the yucky germs on your toothbrush. How to use it – just fill your nightstand glass with a little bit of the mouthwash and let your toothbrush soak. A couple of hours should be more than enough to do the trick!
- Spray It On Your Screen
Spraying some Listerine on a computer screen or TV is a great way to clean things off. It’s very simple – just spray some on and use a soft cloth to wipe away fingerprints and unwanted gunk. An added bonus will be the minty smell, as opposed to the “chemical smell” often accompanying normal cleaning products.
- Toss It in The Trash
The awful garbage odor can make your kitchen smell absolutely terrible. You can get rid of the awful smell by putting a Listerine-soaked paper towel in the very bottom. This will keep things smelling fresh and minty!