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).
1. CLEAN YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
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.
2. GIVE YOURSELF A PEDICURE
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.
3. ITCHY SKIN RELIEF
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.
4. FRESHEN YOUR TRASH
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!
5. FRESHEN YOUR TOILET
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!
6. CLEAN YOUR PIERCING
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!
7. USE AS DEODORANT
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!
8. USE AS A FLEA SHAMPOO
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!
9. FRESHEN YOUR WASHING MACHINE
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!
10. CLEAN YOUR GLASS
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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Thank you, you didn’t beat around the bush, just gave useful tips, some that I need. Sandy
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.
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.
Do you take Listerine by mouth or put it on the infected yellow nail?
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!
No more than 60-90 mins a day. Not more tham 20-30 mins per dip session.