10 Alternative Uses For Listerine

Most people don’t realize this, but the majority of commercial mouthwashes are NOT actually good for your oral health. Sure, they can temporarily get rid of bad breath, but the problem is that most mouthwashes kill the good bacteria in your mouth as well as the bad bacteria, which isn’t a good thing. Alternatively, swishing coconut oil for 10 minutes a day (aka, “oil pulling” is a much healthier practice for your oral health than mouthwash)…

But in the guest article from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily on this page, they have a pretty clever compilation of 10 alternative uses for mouthwash that you probably never thought of, including fungus…

Listerine may be a common household item, but there are many ways to make use of the $6 bottle than freshening your breath. Although they may be a little out there, here are 10 alternative ways to put that blue-green liquid to good use, outside of a mouthwash.
(Video at the end).



Fill a clean cup with Listerine and leave your toothbrush soaking in the cup overnight. Bacteria spreads from your mouth to your toothbrush, so a little disinfecting is necessary. Listerine not only kills bacteria in your mouth but also on your brush. Remember to also change your toothbrush every 30 days.



Mixed with warm water and a cup of vinegar, Listerine make a perfect solution dry/cracked feet. Soak your feet for 30 minutes then give yourself a nice pedicure. Listerine is also great for getting rid of toenail fungus.



Listerine can be used as a great itch relief on bug bites and even poison ivy. Dab some on a cotton swab and gently apply on the itchy area.



We love that fresh smell of Listerine, so why not deodorize that smelly trash can with some? After #10, throw that Listerine filled paper towel in the trash and maybe pour a little more on a napkin. GOOD-BYE, bad odors!



Pouring some Listerine in the toilet gives it that fresh clean smell and reduces any lingering odors. If this feels like a waste, instead of spitting the Listerine in the sink after a mouth rinse, spit it in a cup and dump it in the toilet. Killing bacteria in 2 places!



After a piercing is completely healed, Listerine works very well as a cleaner. Dab a Q-tip in the Listerine and gently clean your piercing. You’ll feel a nice cooling sensation, which means it’s working!



This may seem strange, but don’t worry we took the risk and tested this one for you! Using Listerine as a deodorant really does work! It is great for fighting odors. Dab some on a cotton swab and gently rub it on your armpits. If your ever in a pinch and run out of deodorant – give it a try!



Surprisingly the fresh smell of Listerine is a turn-off for fleas! Using a spray bottle, fill half of the bottle with water and half with Listerine. Spray your pup with the entire bottle. Then bathe him/her as usual. Goodbye fleas!



Like the toilet and the trash, why not freshen up your washing machine. Pour some Listerine in a cup. Pour it into the washing machine. Run a quick rinse with warm water and WAHLAA – A fresh smelling washing machine. Pro-tip: Next time you forget to take the wet clothes out – give this a try!



Out of Windex? Fill a cup with water half way. Fill the other half with Listerine. Pour it on your glass table or spray on your windows and wipe off with a paper towel. Sparklingly, smudge-free glass!


(The original article source is here)

I would of never thought of those 10 clever alternative uses for mouthwash, especially for fungus. Speaking of fungus, if you want to wipe out fungus completely and never have it return again, take a look at this fungus hack below…

Every nail and skin fungus sufferer must see THIS urgent video!

There’s a mind-bending solution that has been crushing every single lab test, leaving doctors speechless…

In fact, this totally surprising mix of ingredients is so powerful…

That taking just one tablespoon can make any infection vanish almost overnight…

While completely clearing your nails and skin…

And without you having to use any creams or antibiotics.

It’s all explained on this page:

1 Tablespoon Wipes Out Skin and Nail Fungus


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Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!

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  2. Sandra R Tollerton

    Thank you, you didn’t beat around the bush, just gave useful tips, some that I need. Sandy

  3. OK, so my next trip to the store, a large bottle of Listerine! I’m trying to stop buying so many different things to fix so many different things. Stop helping the use of so many plastic containers and so many different chemicals as well as gain some space on my shelves! Listerine sounds like a winner. Thanks.

  4. Hello, I was looking for an article about a Metformin recall. What happened to that? I take Metformin and really wanted to find out about it. How about some sort of a re-cap addressing it, please? Thank you.

    • Douglas I have been looking for the same info on Metformin recall but, my Doctors claim they know nothing about it. I have talked to my pharmacists who tells me that there are certain brands that have been recalled, I can’t remember the names now, but you can ask your pharmacists perhaps they will tell
      you and you can decide from their information.

  5. Do you take Listerine by mouth or put it on the infected yellow nail?

  6. Regarding using Listerine for toenails, the list of uses provided did not specify number of daily treatments. Should it be applied to toenails once, or twice daily? Or? Thank you!

  7. Diana McIntyre-Pike

    This is great information re the other uses of Listerine! Thanks

  8. mind = blown

  9. Listerine is also the best to get rid of dandruff. It used to say that on the label a long time ago.

  10. Thank you for all of the informative information that I have seen Thank you for the information on products that can help in different ways

  11. Mark Rodger Hemphill

    Very useful info, Thank You

  12. Good to know and I too will be purchasing a large bottle along with a few decent spray bottles

  13. I have brushed my teeth with tan Listerine for years. It was marketed as an antiseptic as well as a mouthwash years ago when the bottle was bulbous at both ends with a slightly narrower straight-sided middle section (1970s?, 1980s?). It works to kill germs in scrapes, scratches, etc. I use it for that too before applying a band-aid. The label back then also said it was good to stop dandruff. It makes your scalp tingle. Washing my hair way less often solved that problem.

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