9 Listerine uses you probably never heard of

Listerine is a popular mouthwash solution which was introduced as a surgical antiseptic in 1879. However, it wasn’t marketed as a bad breath remedy until the 1970s.

Listerine contains helpful ingredients such as eucalyptus, thyme, and alcohol which can do so much more than eliminating oral bacteria.

For example, rubbing a cotton ball soaked in Listerine on your armpits can eliminate all the bacteria and prevent odors. Here are some Listerine uses you probably never heard of:

1. Use it on your armpits

Just soak a cotton ball in Listerine and dab it on your underarms to kill the bacteria and prevent body odor. This is an effective and quick solution if you’ve gone out of deodorant and can’t go buy a new one at the moment.

2. Soak your feet in it

Make a Listerine foot bath and soak your feet in it for 30 minutes to get rid of toenail fungus and prevent the infection from spreading.

3. Pour it down the toilet

Listerine can clean and deodorize your toilet bowl, so pour some down it and scrub a little to make the bowl pearly white and shiny again.

4. Dab it on your itches

Dabbing some Listerine on bug bites or poison ivy and poison oak stings will provide some much-needed relief.

5. Use it on your hair

Pour some Listerine on your head, massage it into the scalp, wrap your hair in a towel and let it work for a few hours in order to get rid of dandruff and prevent scalp infections.

6. Rub it on your dog

Listerine is an effective remedy against fleas. Just rub some of it into the hair of your dog, or mix it with a pet shampoo and water to get rid of the pests quickly.

7. Use it on your face

Dabbing some Listerine on your face will effectively reduce acne. The mouthwash solution works better than antibiotics and topical creams and has helped many people defeat acne and other skin problems.

8. Stick your toothbrush in it

Just as it can defeat bacteria in your mouth, Listerine can also defeat germs on your toothbrush. Fill your nightstand glass with some Listerine and stick your toothbrush in it for a couple of hours in order to destroy all bacteria.

9. Spray it on your screen

Spray some Listerine on your TV or pc screen and wipe with a soft cloth afterwards to get rid of smudges and unwanted gunk. The product will also leave a nice minty smell behind instead of the chemical smell left by window-cleaning products.


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  1. Wow! I never knew about these uses! After having a baby, my body odor has been out of control. Maybe this will be my cure.

  2. Wow! I have a hangnail and have been soaking it in epson salt. That hadn’t been working so good, so I think I’m going to try soaking it in listerine. do you mix it with water or just soak a cotton ball? It would be strange to fill a huge foot bath with it. Thanks

  3. I use literinebut never knew so many benefits and uses of listerine. Would love to try these tricks in my daily use. thanks for sharing

  4. I can’t believe I’ve never even thought of sticking my toothbrush in it! Seems like such an easy way to disinfect it!

  5. who knew. how interesting is this. I wonder if it will stain your shirt if u use it under the arms. let me know if u have tried and a know because i am sick of ruining shirts!

  6. Didn’t know I could use for bug bites thanks for that info. This time of year we get a lot of mosquitoes in the area. Helpful info to know thanks.

  7. I would have never guessed that it could be used for so many things, the mos surprising was a flea killer! that will come in handy when I don’t have flea medication for my cats 🙂

  8. Oh, my goodness. I didn’t know you could use Listerine on bug bites or itchy skin. That will help me out with two kids this summer. Thanks.

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