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How to use mouthwash for various purposes

Probably the most popular mouthwash brand is Listerine. It has been invented over a hundred years ago, and since then it has been enjoying a great popularity in the whole world. It is very curious that Listerine first was used as an anti-septic in surgeries. Even though nowadays it is only used as a mouthwash, Listerine can also be used for other purposes.

How to use mouthwash for various purposes
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1. As a disinfectant 

Have you cut yourself accidentally and you don’t have hydrogen peroxide at hand? No problem. Wounds can be disinfected with Listerine.

2. To replace aftershave lotion

If your shaving lotion has just run out, you can replace it with mouthwash.

3. To disinfect your home

Add a cup of mouthwash to a bucket of water and use it to clean your home. It will offer protection from harmful bacteria.

4. To clean the bathroom

Did you notice that mould has appeared on surfaces in your bathroom due to humidity? While you are cleaning your bathroom, spray some mouthwash on the walls and wash it off after a few minutes.

5. To treat foot fungi

Listerine eliminates nail fungus efficiently. All you have to do is to keep your feet in the antiseptic liquid for 30 minutes or use it abundantly on affected areas. After a few treatments, the disease will disappear.

6. To treat heels

Mouthwash soaks and exfoliates the skin on the heels. After you soak your feet in Listerine, wipe them with a rough towel. You will be surprised how soft your heels become.

7. To cure acne

People with greasy skin should wipe their faces with a cotton ball soaked in mouthwash once or twice a day. The acne will disappear.

8. A cure for colds

As soon as you sense that you start having a sore throat, gargle with Listerine to fight colds.