When this mother revealed the truth about Listerine mouthwash, I was dumbfounded. Everyone needs to read this!
If you think Listerine mouthwash is only good for freshening your breath and killing germs in your mouth, you my friend, are greatly mistaken.
As it turns out, due to the alcohol and essential oil content within, there are several other ways Listerine can be used.
They are: ridding your hair of dandruff, healing your painful, cracked feet, curing your loyal, furry companion from fleas and ticks, and much more — all with an inexpensive $5 bottle of Listerine! After discovering these life-changing Listerine secrets, the possibilities are endless and I’m convinced this stuff is magic.
The Krazy Coupon Lady explains: “Did you know Listerine, which was formulated in 1879, was originally developed as a surgical antiseptic and, historically, has been used for all sorts of things? It actually wasn’t marketed for bad breath until the 1970s!”
21 Ways Listerine Mouthwash Will Change Your Life Forever:
1. Numb those painful toothaches
Simply dab a Q-Tip dipped Listerine on the painful area, within seconds the pain should subside.
2. Use as a healing soak to remedy your dry or cracked feet
While the term alone “Listerine foot soak” may sound both appalling and strangely intriguing, dozens of bloggers swear by it. The bizarre do-it-yourself spa treatment is trending on Pinterest and according to Yahoo, it’s one of the top 10 most-searched DIY projects.
Here’s how you do it: Mix 1/2 cup Listerine, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 cup warm water. Then soak your feet for ten minutes. It’s really that simple!
3. Use as an inexpensive aftershave lotion
Simply add a little Listerine to your lotion or skin moisturizer and viola!
4. Kiss that nasty dandruff goodbye for good
Simply massage the magic mouthwash into your scalp. Then it rinse out with your normal shampoo and continue your hair routine as normal.
5. Run out of deodorant? No problem!
Simply dip a cotton ball into some Listerine and dab it on your under arms.
6. Rid your littles ones of lice
Listerine can help prevent the spread of lice in your hair. Soak your hair in Listerine and cover it with a shower cap for 2 hrs. Then, wash and rinse your hair like normal.
7. Protect new piercings from infection
New piercing? Dab some Listerine around the pierced area to prevent infection.
8. Stop fleas and ticks in their tracks
To get rid of Ticks: Fold up a paper towel and soak it in Listerine. Place it on top of the tick and leave it there for a few seconds. The tick should let go immediately!
To banish fleas from your beloved pets: Mix it with with your pet’s shampoo in a bath or dilute it with water and use it as a spray. To get step-by-step instructions on how to use Listerine to kill fleas, check out this guide from eHow.
9. Treat itchy skin
Use mouthwash to treat itchy skin from: allergies, poison ivy, bug bites, psoriasis, and acne.
10. Relieve pain from those awful bee and wasp stings
Apply it to bee and wasp stings to relieve the pain quickly.
11. Help heal blisters faster
Dab some Listerine onto blisters to keep blisters from getting infected.
12. Safely clean cuts and scrapes
Because of the bacteria-killing properties, Listerine can be used to clean cuts and scrapes.
13. Help bruises heal
Who doesn’t hate bruises? Help them heal faster by dabbing some Listerine onto a cotton ball and applying it to the bruised area. It should help with blood flow and make the bruise heal faster.
14. Rid your garbage disposal of nasty odors
Pour 1/2 a cup of Listerine down your garbage disposal to get rid of odors.
15. Say goodbye to gross trashcan odor
Kitchen trash odor? Soak a paper towel in Listerine and put it at the bottom of your trash can to help eliminate kitchen odors.
16. Deodorize and sanitize your washing machine
Add a cup of Listerine to a load of laundry to kill germs as well as clean your washing machine (use with your regular detergent).
17. Safely clean your TV/cell phone/computer screens
Clean the screens of your television and computer with Listerine and a soft cloth.
18. Sanitize your bathroom and toilets
You can wipe down mirrors, sinks, cabinet fixtures, floors, and pretty much anything else with a mixture of Listerine and water. It can also help with mold and mildew. Pour 1/2 a cup of Listerine down your toilet and swirl it around with a toilet brush. Let it sit for 1/2 an hour and then flush it. It will get rid of germs and odor.
19. Grow a better garden
Get rid of mildew and fungus from the soil of your garden and plants by mixing 1 parts Listerine with 3 parts water into a spray bottle. Spray the area where the plant meets the soil once a week.
20. Sanitize your toothbrush
Failing to sanitize your toothbrush means germs will go right back into your mouth — yuck! Soak your toothbrush in Listerine to get rid of germs.
21. Clean your humidifier
Clean your humidifier with water and mouth wash to prevent the growth of mold and mildew and prevent your humidifier from breaking.
Now be honest, did you know Listerine could do all that? So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to your local store and grab some of this life-changing Listerine stuff today! Please share this article if you learned something new about America’s favorite mouthwash.