There are many different types of items that we may have readily available and we use them on a regular basis. They tend to be for a singular purpose but sometimes, we come to realize that these items can actually be used for a wide variety of uses. When that happens, not only will you find that you are using the item more frequently but you also keep it readily available. That is the case with Listerine. We use it for our breath and for dental hygiene purposes but the fact of the matter is, it can be used in so many different ways.
Listerine has been around for quite some time and today, it is sold as an antiseptic mouthwash. When it was developed in the late 1800s as a surgical antiseptic and a general germicide. It was promoted to dentists who would have to perform procedures on their patient but it didn’t catch on. Rather than simply scrapping the product altogether, it was remarketed as an antiseptic mouthwash and that is when it caught on. It reached the shelves in the United States by 1914 and since that time, it has become one of the best-known items that we tend to keep on hand.
If you have some Listerine in your medicine cabinet or sitting on your countertop, it’s time to use it to its full potential. As you look down through the following 15 different ways that you can use this amazing product, you will find that there are many that you can take advantage of yourself.
1. Kills toenail fungus
Toenail fungus is very difficult to treat and it often requires some rather difficult to manage medication and a lot of time. Believe it or not, the cure to nail fungus may be as close as your bottle of Listerine. In fact, if you simply mix some Listerine in warm water and soak your feet for 20 minutes you would be amazed at what is able to be done.
2. Cleaning the Toilet
It can be difficult to keep the toilet clean and many of us tend to tackle that job on a daily basis. If you want a quick way to freshen up the toilet bowl, however, simply grab your bottle of Listerine and pour some inside. After swishing around with your toilet brush, flush the toilet and it will be sanitized and deodorized.
3. Cures itching
If you have a problem with an itchy area of skin, Listerine can come to the rescue very quickly. It doesn’t matter if you have been bitten by a bug or if you got into some poison ivy, soak a cotton ball in Listerine and apply it to the area.
4. Reserve Deodorant
We all run out of your deodorant from time to time but rather than doing without, we can do ourselves and others a favor by rubbing some Listerine in our armpit. If you already have a problem with BO, rubbing some Listerine in the area can keep it from smelling.
5. Dandruff be gone
If you suffer from dandruff, massage some Listerine on your scalp and then wrap your hair in a towel. Rinse out your hair in a few minutes and watch the magic happen.
6. Fleas on Fido
Dips, powders and other forms of flea treatment are expensive but Listerine is cheap. Mix it with water and some doggy shampoo and give your dog a bath. The fleas hate it!
7. Clean Your Face
You can clean your face with the antiseptic properties of Listerine. It’s great if you have acne.
8. Clean your toothbrush
When was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush? You can use the same antiseptic mouthwash you trust for gargling to clean your toothbrush. Think about it!
9. Clean your screen
Spray a little Listerine on your screen and it will come clean as if it were brand-new.
10. Stinky trash
We all have trash that stinks but if you soak paper towels in Listerine and throw them away it will help to deodorize the area.
11. Get rid of lice
If you or a loved one has lice, you can get rid of them with Listerine and leave the expensive products on the shelf. Soak your hair in Listerine and keep it under a shower cap for a few hours. Wash your hair and go.
12. Tick Removal
If you have a tick and it has burrowed into the skin, put a paper towel covered in Listerine over the tick and it will let go.
13. It’s great for bruises
If you have a bruise you can get it to heal faster by soaking the cotton ball in Listerine and holding it on the bruise directly. It causes additional blood flow and clears the area.
14. Keep Blisters Safe
Don’t allow your blisters to become infected. Rub a little Listerine gently in the area and let it do its work.
15. Ease toothaches
When a tooth hurts, putting some Listerine on it will help to keep it from throbbing.
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