11 Surprising Uses Of Listerine Other Than Mouthwash - Jolly Ray
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11 Surprising Uses Of Listerine Other Than Mouthwash

3. Use It for Hair Care

If you have a mild case of dandruff you can use mouthwash to treat the condition. Premix some mouthwash and water. I used a 50/50 ratio, but you can make it more diluted or stronger if you have bad dandruff. After you wash your hair, take the mixture of mouthwash and water and pour it onto your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rinse it out of your hair. Do this every other wash, to help reduce dandruff.

4. Soak Your Feet In It

Toenail fungus is unsightly and can be embarrassing. The essential oils in Listerine are antifungal, allowing it to be used as a disinfectant to treat mild cases of toenail fungus or athlete’s foot. Mix a little with warm water, and soak for 20 minutes. Your fungus should clear up in no time. Bonus: Using Listerine as a foot bath will make your skin feel like a baby’s bottom. For athletes’ foot, just use straight mouthwash on a use a cotton ball. Apply 2 times a day. You should hopefully see results in a few days.

5. Clean Your Toothbrush

We may not think about it, but toothbrushes need to be cleaned regularly too. Like how Listerine battles germs in the mouth, it can do the same on the toothbrush. You can simply rinse your toothbrush with some outwash, dunk it, or put it in a container of mouthwash overnight.

6. Use It To Disinfect Your Skin

One of the best uses of Listerine is to use it for cuts, scrapes, and bug bites. Listerine is my go-to source for stopping bug bites from itching like crazy. It also works like a charm for itchy reactions to poison ivy or poison oak. Now, I wouldn’t try this with bad gashes, but if you have a cut or scrape that needs some extra treatment you can use Listerine to disinfect the wound.

7. Use It As A Cleaning Agent

To get rid of nasty germs, just add a cup of Listerine to water and use this solution to clean off your kitchen tops, sinks, toilet seats, floors, and practically everything. Not only can you clean your counters and bathroom mirrors with Listerine but you can also use it to clean your toilet bowl. If you have too much Listerine at home, or just don’t like a particular type you bought, try this. Put it to good use rather than throwing it away!

8. No More Bugs And Houseflies In The House

Apart from cleaning your house, you can also get rid of bugs and flies by spraying some Listerine in the air. And as a bonus, it would give a super fresh aroma to the room!

9. Use It When Doing Laundry

I highly recommend using a more colourless and sugar-free mouthwash for this. Add a cup of Listerine to a load of laundry, in addition to your detergent. This will kill germs and get your washing machine clean, in addition to your clothes. You can also pour 1/2 cup of mouthwash into your washing machine and run a cycle to disinfect your beloved appliance. The cleaner your washing machine, the cleaner your clothes! A win-win.

Uses Of Listerine

10. Use It As A Screen Cleaner

First, never use it on liquid crystal displays (LCDs) because the alcohol can damage the screens! Do also use a sugar-free mouthwash for this hack. Take a small cloth towel and add some mouthwash to it, now wipe away fingerprint smudges. Wiping your phone down with Listerine at the end of the day will avoid spreading germs. You can also use Listerine to clean glass surfaces. Take a damp rag, add some mouthwash and use if to wipe down windows and then wipe it dry.

11. Rub It On Your Pet

Sounds super weird, (why would your pet want to be rubbed in mouthwash?) but Listerine is a great flea-fighting solution! Try mixing it with shampoo in a bath or diluting it with water and using it as a spray. Horse owners can use the solution to clean horse hooves and legs, clearing rain rot and repugnant fungus.

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