Listerine is probably the most recognized mouth wash product worldwide. This popular solution was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic and was only declared as a remedy for bad breath in the early 1970’s. Considering the ingredients of this powerful liquid, thyme, eucalyptus, alcohol, etc. one would realize that there is more to Listerine than just being a mouth wash liquid or surgical antiseptic.

Let’s briefly take a look at some of the uses of Listerine you probably never heard of, I guess after this you will be looking for a bottle to add to your home supplies.

Used for the armpits

Weird but very true, Listerine can be used for the armpits especially when you have run out of deodorant and you are not in a position to get another at that point in time. Simply get a cotton ball, soak in some Listerine and use it to wipe the armpits, you will be amazed. It will help eliminate bacteria effectively as well as avoid body odor.

Feet cleaning

This is another weird use of Listerine. Owing to the different ingredients present in Listerine, it is very a very powerful antifungal and antibacterial agent. Pour some Listerine in a bowl large enough for your feet to stay and dip your feet in, this will kill off every fungus attached to your toenails.

Toilet sanitization

Do you need your toilet bowl to be sparkling and blemish free? Simply get some Listerine and pour some in and around it then scrub. You toilet bowl will be as good as new.

Soothing itches

If you have got itchy skin resulting from bug bites or poison ivy and oak stings, simply dab some Listerine over the spot for relief.

Hair infections

Pour and massage some Listerine into the hair and wrap with towel for a few hours to get rid of dandruff and other hair infections.

Dog bath

Simply mix Listerine with your pet’s shampoo and water to rid them of pests like fleas and ticks.

Dab on the face

Dabbing on the face helps to eliminate skin issues like acne.

Now you know, that bottle of Listerine is not just a mouthwash, it can do so much more.


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