Did you know that Listerine mouthwash was originally made as a surgical antiseptic? It wasn’t until the 1970’s that it was marketed as a mouthwash.
The ingredients in Listerine like eucalyptus, alcohol, and thyme can kill germs, thus that is why Listerine is known as an antiseptic. Besides killing those bad breath germs, you can use Listerine for a host of other practical uses.
Clean and Deodorize Your Toilet
It may seem wasteful but you should try this. Just pour in about 1 cup of Listerine and gently scrub and then let it sit for 30 minutes. This will sterilize you toilet bowl and give it a nice smell.
Get Rid of Toenail Fungus
Just soak your feet in a bucket of good ole Listerine for half an hour, and it should start killing toenail fungus. Your feet should smell nice too.
Use as a Deodorant
Traveling and forget your deodorant? Pour some Listerine on to a cotton ball and dab it under your arm pits. It’ll save you some embarrassment if you ever find yourself without deodorant.
Get Rid of Pimples and Acne
Yes, Listerine can help get rid of pimples and acnes also, according to many users. Again, put some Listerine on to a cotton ball and dab your facial area. As a topical application, it can help with pimples and acnes.
Freshen Up Your Garbage
Here’s a simple trick you can do now. Soak a piece of paper towel in Listerine and then just throw it in your trash can. Your garbage will now smell minty fresh!
Disinfect Your Toothbrush
Pour some Listerine in a small cup and then soak your toothbrush in it. You’ll be guaranteed a clean and fresh smelling toothbrush.
All Purpose Cleaner
Get a spray bottle and mix half and half with Listerine and water. You can then use the solution as an all-purpose household cleaner. Clean you house all over and make it smell fresh too.
Flea Killer for Your Pet
Listerine can even be useful for your pet. Mix one part Listerine with six parts of water in a spray bottle. Then spray down your pet and the surround areas like the bedding, carpet, furniture, etc. Your dog or cat will love you!