8 Surprising Alternative uses of Listerine

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Last year only, about 18 million Americans used Listerine mouthwash close to eight times a week. That’s basically a daily thing! Well, Listerine is definitely a great go-to option for fresh breath. But did you know you can also use it in many other useful ways?

If you dig deeper into the history of Listerine, you’ll realize it was first intended for surgical purposes until the 1970s! The active ingredients- eucalyptus, thyme, and alcohol- make convenient to use Listerine in so many creative ways. Keep scrolling to find out how interesting your life could be with a little extra use of Listerine.

#8. Getting rid of underarm odor

Listerine has a nice minty smell that’ll not only leave your mouth fresh but the rest of the body too. Yes, you can use Listerine, especially in unexpected situations where things get a little sweaty (job interview maybe?). Just add a little in a spray bottle and spray it on your armpits. Alternatively, you can soak a cotton ball with the mouthwash and dab under your arms.

#7. Refreshing the garbage

Yeah, I know you’re used to the lemon and limes stuff, but Listerine also works! Just spread a little at the bottom of your bin and the mouthwash will keep things minty! And, oh! You can also pour some Listerine down the kitchen sink’s disposal.

#6. Dandruff

This method is particularly useful in dandruff that’s caused by an overgrowth of Malassezia, a fungus that lives on scalps of most adults. Listerine, as well as other mouthwashes, contain eucalyptol, an antifungal ingredient that prevents the growth of Malassezia. Just add one part of water and mix with ¼-part Listerine and apply it to your hair scalp.

Remember, we do not recommend this method if you have any open cuts/scratches.

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