We are usually using Listerine just as a mouthwash, which is its main purpose, however the real fact is that the people who invented Listerine had much more in mind. Listerine was invented in 1879 and it originally was developed to be used as a surgical antiseptic, as well as for many different things. Besides, Listerine wasn’t marketed for bad breath until 1970s. The reason Listerine has the ability to be used in various creative ways is because it contains helpful ingredients such as eucalyptus, thyme and alcohol.
SOAK YOUR FEET IN IT
In case you have toenail fungus, Listerine is the perfect solution for your issue. You just have to make yourself a foot bath with Listerine and allow your toes to soak for around half an hour. You can also add a bit of white vinegar in case your feet are in very bad condition.
RUB IT UNDER YOUR ARMS
If you ever find yourself in a situation to not have deodorant, don’t panic, because we have the perfect solution for you. Pour some Listerine on some cotton ball and gently dab it under the arms. Listerine will help you fight underarm odors any time you are in a pinch.
DAB IT ON YOUR ITCHES
You may be surprised, but dabbing Listerine on the itchy bug bites will give you the much-needed relief. The experts highly recommend using Listerine for itchy reactions to poison ivy or poison oak!
POUR IT DOWN THE TOILET
Listerine is also able to deodorize and clean your bowl. Pour a little bit of it in the toilet and use a toilet brush to give the things a light scrub. Besides cleaning your toilet, Listerine will give a great shine and a nice smell as well.
WET YOUR HAIR WITH IT
In the past, Listerine was also marketed as a remedy for dandruff. If you want to try it, you just need to massage a bit of Listerine onto your scalp, wrap the hair in a towel, and after a while wash it out. The results will surprise you!
PUT IT ON YOUR FACE
If you are among those who are struggling with acne, you probably have already tried everything on the market. However, you can try with Listerine and we guarantee you that you are going to be very satisfied with the results. You just need to apply a little bit of Listerine on those areas where you have acne, in the morning and before you go to sleep.
RUB IT ON YOUR DOG
As a replacement of those harsh chemicals like flea sprays and products for your pet, try using Listerine. You can also mix Listerine with shampoo in the bath or dilute it with a bit of water! Alternatively, you can use it as a spray.
SPRAY IT ON THE SCREEN
It may sound crazy and unbelievable, but you can use Listerine for cleaning the computer or the TV screen. Take a cloth and spray Listerine on it, then wipe away all the fingerprints and unwanted gunk. An added bonus will be the minty smell, which is much better than the “chemical smell” that is very often accompanying normal cleaning products.
STICK YOUR TOOTHBRUSH IN IT
It’s a known fact that Listerine is used to fight the germs in the mouth. However, in case you didn’t know, it can also take care of the yucky germs that are on the toothbrush. You just need to fill a glass with a little bit of the mouthwash and then let the toothbrush soak. A couple of hours are going to be more than enough to do the amazing trick!
TOSS IT IN THE TRASH
The garbage in the kitchen can smell terrible, and if you want to prevent the smell, before putting garbage in the bag, put a Listerine-soaked paper towel in the bottom of the trash bin. This is going to keep things smelling minty and fresh!