You are all familiar with the use of Listerine as a mouthwash, but when it was originally created it should have been used for other purposes as well.
This product came to the market in 1879, as a surgical antiseptic used for many purposes. However, in the seventies of the last century the use as a mouthwash against bad breath became dominant.
Other Interesting Uses of Listerine:
- Fights armpit bacteria and odor
For a pleasant smell in the armpit area pour some Listerine on a small cloth and dab the underarms with it. In this way you will fight off bacteria and leave a good smell.
- Treats toenail fungus
In order to treat toenail fungus you should prepare a Listerine foot bath and then soak the feet in it for 30 minutes.
- Fights dandruff
For a clean head free of dandruff you can try massaging the scalp with some Listerine. After that wrap the hair in a towel, and leave it to stay like that for a while. In the end, rinse with water.
- Fights acne
Your face will be clear from acne if you use Listerine on the affected areas with acne two times a day.
- Relieves bug bites and itchiness
Soothe the itchiness caused by bug bite by dabbing some Listerine on it. It has been shown to have great efficacy in the case of poison ivy or poison oak stings.
- Eliminates the fleas on the dog
There are many products in the market that can keep away the fleas from your dog, but most of them are packed with chemicals. The simple solution for this issue is rubbing some Listerine on the skin of your dog and thus get rid of the fleas.
- Cleans TV and computer screens
Just spray it on a soft cloth and wipe the dirt and fingertips from the screens of your computer and TV.
- Gets rid of garbage odors
For that purpose, soak a paper towel in Listerine and then place it in the trash. This will help in eliminating all bad odors and leaving a nice and fresh scent.
- Disinfects the toothbrush
Your toothbrush will be nicely disinfected if it is soaked in some Listerine. Let it stay for a few hours.
- Cleans the toilet
Your toilet will be perfectly clean having a fresh scent if you pour some Listerine in it and then use a toothbrush to scrub it.