The Million-Dollar Question – Why Listerine?
Most commonly people use Listerine only as a mouthwash, but the real fact is that its inventors had much more in mind. Listerine was formulated in 1879 and it was origanially developed as a surgical antiseptic and, historically, has been used for all sorts of things. Moreover, it wasn’t marketed for bad breath until the 1970s. The reason why Listerine can be used in many creative ways is because it contains helpful ingredients like thyme, eucalyptus and alcohol.
1.Rub It Under Your Arms
Can I ask you a simple question – have you ever found yourself without deodorant at a very inopportune moment? Well, if your answer is yes, then you shouldn’t be worried! Why – because Listerine is great for fighting underarm odors whenever you are in a pinch! Here’s what you need to do – just pour some Listerine onto a cotton ball and gently dab it under your arms.
2.Soak your feet in it
Listerine is also great for eliminating toenail fungus. Just prepare a Listerine foot bath and soak your feet in for 30 minutes – your problem will be gone soon!
3.Pour It Down the Toilet
Listerine can also clean and deodorize your bowl, you just have to pour a little bit in and use a toilet brush to give things a light scrub. Beside cleaning your toilet, it will also will also give it a great shine and a good smell.
4.Dab It On Your Itches
Yes, you’ll be shocked when we tell you that dabbing Listerine on your itchy bug bites can give you some much-needed relief. The experts highly recommend using it for itchy reactions to poison ivy or poison oak!
5.Wet your hair with it
Did you know that Listerine can fight dandruff? Massage some of it on your scalp, wrap your hair in a towel, then rinse with water and that’s it.
6.Rub It On Your Dog
Instead of using harsh chemicals like flea sprays and products for your pet, you can use some Listerine. Note: you can mix it with shampoo in a bath or dilute it with water! Or, you can use it as a spray.
7.Put It On Your Face
Many people also use Listerine as a way to battle acne! A friend of mine told me that she tried all types of antibiotics and topical prescriptions on the market, but nothing has worked as well as applying Listerine morning and night.
8.Stick your toothbrush in it
You should always disinfect your toothbrush as it may contain bacteria on it. In order to do this, soak your toothbrush in some Listerine for a couple of hours and it’ll do fine.
9.Spray It On Your Screen
Even if it sounds crazy and unbelievable, you can use Listerine to clean your computer or television screen. Take a cloth and spray some Listerine on it and you can use it to wipe away fingerprints and unwanted gunk. An added bonus will be the minty smell, as opposed to the “chemical smell” often accompanying normal cleaning products.
10.Toss It in The Trash
Unfortunately, the awful garbage odor can make your kitchen smell absolutely terrible.But before you throw any garbage in the bag, put a Listerine-soaked paper towel in the very bottom.This will keep things smelling fresh and minty!
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