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Mouthwash Can Clean Your Toilet

Updated on January 13, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She researches and shares remedies for using certain products for illnesses.

A bottle of mouthwash can be found in almost everybody's bathroom. If they are using the product only to freshen their breath, then they are not getting all the benefits mouthwash offers.

Mouthwash should not be limited to just the mouth as the name indicates. There are many other uses for the rinse that might surprise you. After finding the unusual uses for mouthwash, you will never look at it the same way again.

Clean Your Toilet

Any brand of mouthwash can clean dirty toilet bowls that will save you from doing a lot of rubbing and scrubbing. Since you will pour it and flush it away, there is no need to purchase expensive brands. Cheap brands will work well as a toilet cleaner.

Simply pour a quarter cup of mouthwash into your toilet. Do not flush but let it stay there for at least 30 minutes. Then use a toilet brush to swish and scrub your toilet so it will be clean and smell fresh.

Clean Garbage Disposal

Mouthwash is a great solution for your smelly garbage disposal. You can pour four ounces in your garbage disposal for great results. Turn on the disposal and let it run for a few seconds. Rinse and repeat as often as necessary.

You will love how fresh your garbage disposal smells that you might make it a habit to use mouthwash on it often.

Use Mouthwash for Your Laundry
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Use Mouthwash in Washing Machine

If you have to wash smelly sports socks and gym clothes for members of your family, use a cup of mouthwash in your regular wash cycle, It will get the odor out that was caused by bacteria and fungi.

You will love the way your clothes smell. It would be wise to purchase a large inexpensive bottle of mouthwash just for the laundry room.

Disinfect Toothbrushes

The same mouth rinse that keeps your breath fresh can be used to clean your toothbrushes. After all, they accumulate a lot of germs unless they aren't cleaned regularly. They pick up germs from your mouth and from the bathroom too. By the way, keep your toothbrushes covered and away from the toilet.

It is easy to clean toothbrushes. Simply dip them in a small cup of mouthwash and leave them in the rinse for about 10 minutes. Rinse them off when you take them out of the mouthwash.

Use Mouthwash as an Air Freshener

If you have a humidifier, you can add a few spoonfuls of mouthwash to the water. It will freshen the air. It is like making your own air freshener.

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Clean Computer, Smartphone, and Television Screens

You do not have to deal with smudges and streaks on your computer screen, smartphone screen, and television screen.

All you have to do is dampen a clean cloth with mouthwash to get rid of streaks and smudges. Then dry the screens with a soft and non-abrasive cloth.

You will be able to see much better after cleaning your screens with a cheap mouthwash.

Treat Wounds with Mouthwash

Most people don't think of using mouthwash to care for minor cuts, scrapes, and wounds. In fact, mouthwash was first used as an antiseptic long before people discovered it has mouth-cleaning properties.

Put mouthwash on a cotton pad and apply to disinfect minor cuts. There will be a little sting especially if alcohol is in the rinse. However, mouthwash can do a good job of disinfecting wounds just as it does to freshen your mouth.

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Use on Cut Flowers and Plants

If you put mouthwash in the vase of your beautiful bunch of flowers, they will last days longer.

Mix 1 tablespoon of mouthwash with 4 pints of water. Replace the water in the vase with the mouthwash mixture. The mixture will get rid of the bacteria that usually kills the flowers.

What mouthwash will do for flowers, they will do the same for houseplants. Put 25 percent mouthwash and 75 percent of water in a spray bottle. Spray your houseplants once a week to help eliminate mildew and fungi.

Give Yourself a Foot Soak with Mouthwash

For tired and smelly feet, give yourself a refreshing foot soak. Mix one cup of mouthwash into a large container of water.

Soaking your feet will soften and refresh them as well as killing bacteria.

Say Good-Bye to Dandruff with Mouthwash

If you have tried everything to treat dandruff and nothing has helped, then you should try mouthwash. After shampooing your hair, use an alcohol-based mouthwash as a rinse. If you rinse your hair with mouthwash once a week, you will see an immediate improvement.

Use Mouthwash on Your Skin

Most mouthwashes are antiseptic. Therefore, they can be useful for treating spots and pimples. For a soothing and calming effect, put a small amount of mouthwash on a clean cloth or cotton pad. Place it on pimples or spots on the skin to get rid of bacteria.

Other Unusual Uses for Mouthwash

Mouthwash has many benefits and can be a substitute when you run out of other products. For instance, mouthwash can be used to clean your hands if you run out of your favorite sanitizer.

Also, mouthwash can be used on a temporary basis under each arm if you run out of deodorant. Mouthwash is a great substitute that will keep odors away just like your regular deodorant does.

So, you see there are more uses for mouthwash than just gargling with it. If you know of other uses not listed, please share them in the comments section below.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      5 weeks ago from Richmond, VA

      PoetikatylAnointed, thanks in advance for sharing my article.

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      PoetikalyAnointed 

      5 weeks ago from US

      You are welcome, I'm sharing this!

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      5 weeks ago from Richmond, VA

      PoetikalyAnointed, thanks for reading my article and commenting. I hope you will try some of the unusual uses for mouthwash. I particularly like putting it in my garbage disposal to clean it.

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      PoetikalyAnointed 

      5 weeks ago from US

      Wow, this was a very impressive Article! I had NO idea that mouth wash was so multi-puroseful.

      This is Awesome and thanks for sharing!

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