Sunday, August 14, 2016

Listerine: 10 Unexpected & Surprising Uses

Listerine which was formulated in 1870, was originally developed as a surgical antiseptic.  It actually was not marketed for Halitosis (Bad Breath) until the 1970's! With the ingredients such as thyme, eucalyptus, and alcohol , Listerine is helpful in many surprising ways.:

#1Stick your tooth brush in it.

Fill your nightstand glass with a small amount of mouthwash & let your toothbrush soak for ~ 2hrs.
*** Listerine is able to battle germs in your mouth as well as on your toothbrush

#2 : Put it on your face

*** Great for Acne!!!
Dab area with a cotton ball dipped in Listerine , applying morning & night

#3: Rub it under you arms

Simply pour some Listerine onto a cotton ball and gently dab it under your arms.
*** Listerine is great for fighting underarm odors whenever you are in a pinch.

#4: Soak your feet

***Great for getting rid of  toenail fungus.
 Make a Listerine foot bath & soak your toes for 30 minutes. Also try adding a small amount of white vinegar for difficult cases. 

#5: Wet Your Hair With It

***Listerine was once marketed to get rid of dandruff
Massage some Listerine onto the scalp, wrap a towel, & wash it out a few hours later.

#6 : Dab It On Your Itches

***Listerine works by relieving the itches'/ rxns  from bug bites, poison ivy or poison oak
 Apply a cotton ball w/ Listerine to area.

#7: Rub It On Your Dog

***Using Listerine as a Flea fighting method is a surprising alternative to sometimes harsh chemicals.
Mix Listerine with shampoo in a bath or diluting it with water and using it as a spray.

#8: Spray It On Your Screen

***As crazy as it sounds, spray on Listerine onto any monitor (computer, TV...), it is a great way to clean things off.
Spray some on & use a soft cloth to wipe away fingerprints and unwanted stuff.
**BONUS** minty fresh smell versus to a chemical smell usually following the use normal cleaning products.

#9: Pour It Down The Toilet

Listerine can actually clean & deodorize your bowl.
***Just pour a small amount in bowl & use your toilet brush with a light scrub. Not only will you have a clean toilet, it will shine and smell good !

#10: Toss It In The Trash

Place a Listerine soaked paper towel in the very bottom of a bag before you throw any garbage in it.
This will keep things smelling fresh & minty.