Unusual Uses for Listerine
Even though Listerine is the most popular mouthwash, know that any antiseptic mouthwash will work in all of these cases. It is interesting that people refer to mouthwash as Listerine even though there are several other brands. It is like people refer to all tissues as Kleenex and all copiers as Xerox.
Mouthwash or mouth rinse such as Listerine is a product used mainly to promote oral hygiene including the prevention of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Mouthwash is used by almost every person to enhance oral hygiene; however, this article is not about washing or rinsing your mouth.
Everybody knows mouthwash is for killing germs in your mouth, but there are more uses for mouthwash whether you are using Listerine or some other brand. The same antiseptic that kills germs in your mouth has active ingredients that can kill germs in other places.
You might have heard of some of the uses for Listerine, but you might not have heard of all of the unusual uses.
In the Bathroom
After brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash, why not wash your toothbrush off with the same stuff so that the bacteria you just brush out of your mouth will not linger on your toothbrush? Now be honest, you didn't know that, did you?
Get Rid Mold and Mildew
Don't throw away your old toothbrush. Instead dip the old toothbrush in mouthwash to clean mold in your bathroom. Deodorize Toilet
Clean your toilet by pouring a half of cup down the toilet and swish it around not with your toothbrush but with a toilet brush. Not only will it clean your toilet but it will also give it a great shine and a good smell.
Clean Bathroom Mirror
Put a little mouthwash on a clean cloth and wipe your mirrors, cabinet fixtures, sink handles and toilet flush lever. Also clean up water stains with that same cloth.
In the Laundry Room
Keep a bottle of mouthwash in the laundry room. Add a cup of it to a load of laundry along with your detergent. This will kill germs off your clothes and keep your washer smelling good.
In the Kitchen
Pour a half cup of mouthwash down your garbage disposal to keep odor free.
Soak a paper towel in Listerine and put it in your kitchen garbage can to mask the odor from foods thrown into the garbage.
If Listerine is good enough to put in your mouth, it is good enough to put in your dishwater to help the dishes stay germ-free.
To get rid of a blemish on your face, use a cotton swab to dab some mouthwash on it. It will kill the bacteria and the blemish will disappear.
Use mouthwash to clean cuts and scrapes if you do not have antiseptic wipes.
Mouthwash can be used to eliminate dandruff if you massage it into your scalp and shampoo as usual.
Mouthwash can be used to prevent the spread of lice from the hair.
Men can use mouthwash as an aftershave especially if they are out of their favorite brand of aftershave.
If you run out of deodorant, dab some mouthwash on a cotton ball or face cloth and apply to your underarms or other smelly body parts.
Because most mouthwashes contain an antiseptic, it is an excellent choice for wounds.
Use Listerine for itches associated with skin diseases, psoriasis, allergic reactions, rashes, acne, bug bites.
Other Uses for Listerine
Use a lint-free cloth to clean your computer screen, television and camera lenses.
Bath your pets in Listerine. Put Listerine in your kitty litter.
If you can think of other uses, feel free to post them in the Comments Section.
Do you use Listerine for things other than gargling?
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