Listerine is a popular mouthwash solution which was introduced as a surgical antiseptic in 1879. However, it wasn’t marketed as a bad breath remedy until the 1970s. Listerine contains helpful ingredients such as eucalyptus, thyme and alcohol which can do so much more than eliminate oral bacteria.
For example, rubbing a cotton ball soaked in Listerine on your armpits can eliminate all the bacteria and prevent odors. Here are some Listerine uses you probably never heard of:
- Use it on your armpits
Just soak a cotton ball in Listerine and dab it on your underarms to kill the bacteria and prevent body odor. This is an effective and quick solution if you’ve gone out of deodorant and can’t go buy a new one at the moment.
- Soak your feet in it
Make a Listerine foot bath and soak your feet in it for 30 minutes to get rid of toenail fungus and prevent the infection from spreading.
- Pour it down the toilet
Listerine can clean and deodorize your toilet bowl, so pour some down it and scrub a little to make the bowl pearly white and shiny again.
- Dab it on your itches
Dabbing some Listerine on bug bites or poison ivy and poison oak stings will provide some much-needed relief.