Listerine and other mouthwashes are obviously created to freshen your breath and kill germs in your mouth. The active ingredients in Listerine bottles are essential oils which are menthol (mint) 0.042%, thymol (thyme) 0.064%, methyl salicylate (wintergreen) 0.06%, and eucalyptol(Eucalyptus) 0.092% here
Because of the alcohol and essential oil content within Listerine, there are several other ways it can be used and provide us benefits.
Relief from Toothache.
If you have a toothache, try dabbing some Listerine on the painful area. The alcohol present in Listerine will numb the area and it will give you an instant relief.
As a Deodorant.
Run out of deodorant? Dip a cotton ball into some Listerine and dab it on your under arms. Trust me this is the best deodorant in such situation.
Prevent infection on new body piercing
New body piercing? Dab some Listerine around the pierced area to prevent infection. The antifungal properties of Listerine will not let any bacteria build to that area.
Get rid of Dandruff
Listerine is very effective in removing dandruff from your scalp and I personally used it. Dandruff is a kind of bacteria builds up on our scalp. The antifungal properties of Listerine will not let that bacteria build up again on the scalp.
Dilute 50 ml of Listerine with 50 ml of water. Take a spray bottle and fill the mixture in it and apply it only to your scalp. let it rest for approx 10 min and then rinse out with your normal shampoo. Use this solution every alternate week and you will find visible result in dandruff. If you have sensitive scalp then use 25 ml Listerine with 75 ml of water.
Prevent spreading of lice
Listerine can help prevent the spread of lice in your hair. Soak your hair in Listerine and cover it with a shower cap for 2 hrs. Then, wash and rinse your hair like normal. I read about this online.
To clean cuts and Bruise
Because of the bacteria-killing properties, Listerine can be used to clean cuts and scrapes. Dab some Listerine in cotton and clean cut and wounds.
Bruise easily? Dab some Listerine onto a cotton ball and apply it to the bruised area. It should help with blood flow and make the bruise heal faster.
To get rid of Fungal Infections
Get rid of toe and nail fungus by soaking your feet in mouthwash mixed with water.
As a Sanitizer for Bathroom
Listerine is a good sanitizer for your bathroom. You can wipe down mirrors, sinks, cabinet fixtures, floors, and pretty much anything else with a mixture of Listerine and water. It can also help with mold and mildew.
Pour 1/2 a cup of Listerine down your toilet and swirl it around with a toilet brush. Let it sit for 1/2 an hour and then flush it. It will get rid of germs and odour.
Do let us know in comments below which one hack worked best for you.