Listerine: 10 Incredible And Surprising Uses Every Woman Should Know (11 Pics)

I have a habit to be prepared for every single situation and that is why I have my medicine cabinet full of all kinds of natural and drugstore products.

Some of those ordinary bathroom items can have a great positive impact on our health, just like my container of VapoRub, however, I never thought that Listerine can be this useful. It is not just a simple mouthwash!!

You can use it for more than one thing. You can use it as a great armpit deodorant, toenail fungus remover, and even a flea repellent for your dogs.

We have gathered a list of things for which you can use your bottle of Listerine.

Why Use The Listerine?

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Listerine is very good as a mouthwash, but its inventors didn’t have only that in their mind.

Listerine was, in fact, developed in 1878 as a surgical antiseptic, and it was used for all sorts of things. Companies only started to market it as a bad breath remover in the 1970s. And it has so many healthy ingredients. There is a little bit of thyme, eucalyptus, and alcohol.

Rub it Under Your Arms

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It happens to all of us to forget to buy a deodorant. And should you do in that situation? Well, Listerine is very good at fighting the underarm odors. Simply pour some Listerine onto a cotton ball and rub it over your armpit.

Soak Your Feet in it

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The “Top 10 Home Remedies” once published that Listerine can be a great tool to fight a toenail fungus. Simply make a Listerine bath and keep your toes in it for 30 minutes. Some say that it is even better to mix it up with some white vinegar if you have a really bad case of fungus.

Pour It Down The Toilet

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Yeah, we are not saying this because it is bad. And you will not be throwing your money away. Listerine is great for cleaning and deodorizing your toilet.

All you have to do is to pour a little of it and use your toilet brush to scrub the entire area. It will clean your toilet, give it a nice shine, and a good smell on the top of all.

Dab It On Your Itches

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This maybe sounds weird, but Listerine can even help you with insect bites. You can even use it for itchy reactions to poison ivy and poison oak.


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Listerine is also marketed as a good way to get rid of dandruff! And although most people don’t even want to think about putting this thing on their scalp, the suggests to give it a try.

You should do that by simply massaging some Listerine onto your scalp, wrap a towel around your head, and wash it away after a couple of minutes.

Rub it On Your Dog

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You don’t have to waste your money on some expensive flea sprays and other such products. Just use a little bit of Listerine.

This is a very good alternative to those strong chemicals.

The “Krazy Coupon Lady” says that you should try mixing it up with a shampoo in a bath or diluting it with water and using it as a spray.

Put it On Your Face

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You can even battle acne with it!

Stick Your Toothbrush In It

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Listerine can battle all the germs in your mouth, so why shouldn’t it be able to do the same thing for your toothbrush?

Just fill a glass with a little bit of this mouthwash and let your toothbrush soak. It will be as clean as new in the morning.

Spray it On Your Screen

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It is also great for cleaning. You can spray it over your screen and use it as an antistatic solution. Just spray some on and use some soft cloth to wipe it away. It will clean all the dust and fingerprints. It will even give your screen a minty smell, as opposed to the “chemical smell”.

Toss it in the trash

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You can even add some minty smell to your garbage can. Just put a paper towel soaked in Listerine in the very bottom of the garbage can and it will give some freshness to that element too!