24 Awesome Uses of Listerine Besides Mouthwash



All across the globe, Listerine is a very famous mouthwash of all. Besides its benefits that it provides for our oral cavity, it is also able to be a perfect replacement for many products that are used on daily basis. However, because of the alcohol and essential oil content within, there are several other uses for listerine. Keep scrolling to see just how many awesome ways are there for you to use Listerine in your life!

Top 24 Awesome Uses of Listerine

Listerine mouthwash is a great go-to option if you need fresh breath, but this popular product can do so much more. Here are 24 awesome uses for Listerine.



1. Get The Smell Off

Sometimes when we work with strong smells, such as a fresh cut onion, we just can’t get the smell of our hands with soap and water. But washing your hands with Listerine eliminates the odor.

2. Clean The Toilet

Listerine can actually clean and also deodorize your bowl. On the toilet brush apply some Listerine and then scrub the bowl with it to clean it. Not only will it clean your toilet, but it will also give it a great shine and a good smell.

3. Relieves Toothache

While this is one of the common uses of Listerine, just in case you didn’t know it, the solution helps in getting rid of the pain caused by a toothache. Just dab a cotton with some drops of Listerine and keep it on the affected area. This will considerably reduce the pain. Remember this the next time you get your wisdom tooth!

4. Rub It On Your Dog

Many pet owners use expensive flea sprays and products, instead opting for a little bit of Listerine. This flea-fighting method is a surprising alternative to sometimes harsh chemicals. Mix it with shampoo in a bath or dilute it with water and use as spray.

5. Protect Piercings

Listerine Uses

New body piercings are more likely than older ones to become infected, especially around the belly button. Dab some Listerine around the pierced area to help prevent it from becoming infected.

6. Clean The Bathroom

You can clean your bathroom by using a mixture of water and Listerine. Wipe places such as the cabinets, the floor, mirrors and the sink as well.

7. Trash Can deodorizer

Each time you replace the bag in your garbage can, throw either a Listerine-soaked paper towel or a piece of washcloth in the bottom. This will keep your trash can smelling fresh no matter what else you throw away.

8. Soothe Itchiness

It can give you much relief from bites such as bug bites. On a cotton ball put a little bit of Listerine. Directly put it on the affected area or areas that are affected either by insect bites or poison ivy rash. It will soothe the itchiness.

9. Purify Your Soil

Use mouthwash to get rid of the mildew and fungus that can grow around the soil of your plants. Mix together 1 part Listerine and 3 parts water and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the topsoil of your plants once a week.

10. Clean Scrapes and Cuts

Listerine has strong anti-bacterial properties due to its chemical compositions. Therefore, it can be used to cleanse scrapes and cuts, that will also prevent from a lot of infections.

11. Fight Underarm Odor

Listerine Uses

Listerine is great for fighting underarm odors whenever you are in a pinch! Get a cotton ball and dab it in Listerine, then rub your armpits with it. It will keep them bacteria-free and also prevent from the bad odor as well.



12. Rid Your Home of Bugs

Listerine works great at getting rid of bugs and flies, and its smell prevents them from coming back. Pour some of the mouthwash into a spray bottle and spray it into the air. Your home will smell super fresh.

13. Put It On Your Face

Many will use this mouthwash as a way to battle acne! Yep… Besides, it will also make your skin smell fantastic. Just dab a small amount of Listerine on cotton, apply it to the directly-affected areas, and witness the miracle unfold. 

14. Heal Bruises Faster

If you bruise easily, this tip is for you. Dab some Listerine onto a cotton ball and gently press it into the bruised area. This should increase blood flow, causing the bruise to heal faster than it would have.

15. Foot Soak

In a bowl of hot water, pour a little bit of Listerine and soak your feet inside. They should be soaked for about 30 minutes. This will prevent stubborn infections such as corns and calluses. It will also rejuvenate them and get rid of the sweat and stink. This would definitely relax and give you shiny and also soft feet.

16. Clean Your Toothbrush

We all know that Listerine’s number 1 use is keeping our mouths fresh and clean. But it can also help kill germs on your toothbrush. Soak your toothbrush in Listerine and it will be free of germs.

17. Eliminate Dandruff

One of the most stubborn and annoying issues is the dandruff. And it is quite hard to get rid of. But you can use Listerine to eliminate it very quickly. Get this mouthwash and rub it on your scalp. Use a towel to wrap your hair in, and let it act for a couple of minutes. Additionally, use warm water to rinse it.

18. Sanitize Your Bathroom

Listerine makes a great last-minute bathroom cleaner. Wipe down your mirrors, sinks, and countertops with a blend of Listerine and water.

19. Remove a Tick

We all know that ticks are a huge problem during the hot summer months, but with the use of Listerine you can be free of them. Just get a paper towel and soak the towel in Listerine. Put it directly on the tick and it will be gone in a few seconds.

20. Shine Wall Decor

If you have metallic wall decor, you can shine it up with Listerine. Dilute the mouthwash with water, and use it to polish up your decorations.

21. Screen Cleaner

Alternative uses of listerine

Listerine is perfectly safe to use on your computer, TV and also phone screen. It’s great for wiping away fingerprints and other grime.

22. Kill Germs In Your Toothbrush

Now we know that Listerine is known to keep away germs from your mouth but what about the one that live on your toothbrush? Listerine takes care of everything! Dip your toothbrush in a jar of water and Listerine solution and make your toothbrush germ-free in minutes.

23. Stop The Spread of Lice

Listerine can help to prevent lice from spreading. Soak your hair in the mouthwash then cover it with a shower cap for about 2 hours. Afterward, wash and rinse your hair like you usually do.

24. Whiten Your Nails

Listerine makes a powerful ingredient for foot soaks that can soften the heels and release dead skin. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes for the maximum effect.

These alternative uses of Listerine may seem strange, but if they can make your life better or easier, why not give them a try? Which of these incredible ideas worked for you? Can you also think of any other uses for Listerine? Let us know in the comments.



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