Listerine is a popular mouth wash product that is meant to kill the germs which cause bad breath.
It’s very efficient because its active ingredients (menthol, thymol, methyl salicylate and eucalyptol) have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds are the reason Listerine can be used for many other purposes.
The Krazy Coupon Lady writes: “Did you know Listerine, which was formulated in 1879, was originally developed as a surgical antiseptic and, historically, has been used for all sorts of things? It actually wasn’t marketed for bad breath until the 1970s!”
Keep reading to find out how Listerine can make your life easier!
Surprising Use #1: Rub It Under Your Arms
If you’re out of deodorant and you don’t have time to buy a new one before you go out, then simply put Listerine on a cotton ball and gently rub it under your armpits. It will get rid of the unpleasant smell instantly.
Surprising Use #2: Soak Your Feet In It
You can treat toenail fungus simply by soaking your foot in Listerine for about 30 minutes, then gently scrubbing the infected toenail. Rinse off with water afterwards. Repeat this once or twice daily until the infection is gone.
Surprising Use #3: Pour It Down The Toilet
This is an easy way to get rid of germs and odor. Just pour 1/2 of Listerine bottle into the toilet, scrub it a little and leave it for 30 minutes before flushing. The result is a shiny toilet.
Surprising Use #4: Dab It On Your Itches
It may sound weird but it’s definitely helpful!
Dab a cotton ball into Listerine and rub it on your bug-bites to prevent them from itching.
Surprising Use #5: Wet Your Hair With It
You can also use Listerine to get rid of dandruff!
Massage your scalp with Listerine for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly and wash your hair with normal shampoo.
Surprising Use #6: Rub It On Your Dog
Instead of expensive and harsh flea sprays and products, you can use Listerine to get rid of fleas.
Just mix it with water or put it in your dog shampoo and you will get an effective flea product with no chemicals. Your dog will thank you!
Surprising Use #7: Put It On Your Face
No more expensive face creams – now you can treat acne with Listerine!
Put it on your affected areas twice a day and you will see results in no time!
Surprising Use #8: Stick Your Toothbrush In It
If it has the power to get rid of germs in your mouth, it surely has the power to get rid of germs on your toothbrush as well!
Just put it in Listerine and let it soak overnight. You will have a clean toothbrush in the morning.
Surprising Use #9: Spray It On Your Screen
Why do you need to buy a special screen cleaner filled with chemicals when you can use Listerine instead?
It’s an easy way to clean dust and fingerprints, so give it a try.
Surprising Use #10: Toss It In The Trash
A Listerine-soaked paper towel at the bottom of the garbage can will get rid of the powerful odor and give your kitchen a nice, minty smell.